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Different between SPDR and SPD-R shoes(6 posts)

Different between SPDR and SPD-R shoesc722061
Jan 14, 2003 5:56 AM
Is there a different between SPDR and SPD-R shoes?
re: Different between SPDR and SPD-R shoesbugleboy
Jan 14, 2003 8:14 AM
no, someone just forgot the dash in SPDR.
Do you mean SPD and SPD-R?deHonc
Jan 14, 2003 9:26 PM
There is a difference b/w SPD (older system) and SPD-R - they use different cleats and shoe mounts.
Do you mean SPD and SPD-R?c722061
Jan 15, 2003 7:04 PM
Actually, I have DMT R3 shoes which are advertised as SPDR shoes. I could fit Wellgo SPDR cleats on it with no problem. When I tried to fit Shimano SH91 (SPD-R) cleats on, the holes on the shoes are not alligned with on the cleats which led to my question.
I see why you're confused.the other Tim
Jan 15, 2003 8:09 PM
DMT R3s are SPD-R compatible only with SPD-R adapters that do not come with the shoes. SPD adapters do come with the shoes. Wellgo does not make SPD-R pedals. They make a pedal that's 'styled after' Shimano's SPD-R pedals, but they use SPD cleats.

SPD cleats use two screws that are centered on a lateral line. One manufacturer's SPD cleat does not necessarily work with another's SPD pedal. It just means that the cleat-shoe interface meets Shimano's standard.

SPD-R cleats use two screws centered on a longitudinal line. They work only with Shimano SPD-R pedals, and most shoes require adapters.

So, to use SPD-R cleats and pedals with your DMT shoes, you need an SPD-R adapter from DMT.

You should not use Shimano SPD-R cleats with your Wellgo SPD-R-like pedals.
I see why you're confused.c722061
Jan 16, 2003 10:26 AM
Thanks Tim and everyone. My question is answered!