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Roadie Pedals/Cleats(5 posts)

Roadie Pedals/CleatsSuperGnome
Feb 10, 2003 9:51 AM
Hi there...

I'm getting a roadie to go with my MTB, and was wondering if I should be concerned with getting a larger cleat. I have SPD clipless on my MTB, and wanted to do the same for my roadie so I wouldn't NEED two pairs of shoes, and also can walk like a human if I'm riding to get someplace.

The bike (2002 Fuji Newest) has Wellgo WPD-R3's on it, and I was going to go with Shimano a515's.

They guy at the shop suggested staying with the wellgos because of the larger cleat.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

re: Roadie Pedals/CleatsThe Human G-Nome
Feb 10, 2003 12:51 PM
damn! another Gnome... when will the madness stop?

if you're going to be doing some walking, just stick with the MTB shoes and a pair of road spds. i doubt you'll have a very big performance difference between the pedals you mention.
re: Roadie Pedals/Cleatsatpjunkie
Feb 10, 2003 3:07 PM
there was a long posting on this subject about a week ago. If you start doing longer distance and/or less walking you'll want to switch to the bigger platform
re: Roadie Pedals/CleatsSuperGnome
Feb 10, 2003 3:13 PM
What kind of distances will I start wishing for the larger platforms? *8) Not that you're psychic, but just good generic figuring... feel free to offer wild ranges.

I'll go look for that post.

re: Roadie Pedals/Cleatsatpjunkie
Feb 10, 2003 3:25 PM
most people start feeling 'hotspots' from smaller pedals after 2.5-3 hrs. this usually equates to about 50 miles for average riders