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Road Shoe Cleat ?(2 posts)

Road Shoe Cleat ?mtnb1kr
Feb 24, 2003 12:14 PM
I am considering buying my first pair of road shoes. I'm using my mtb shoes now with spd's. I will still be spd on the road bike. Do you just bolt the cleat to the bottom of the shoe? Won't the cleat get dammaged and worn from any walking on it. It's recessed in the mountain shoe. I will be commuting so some stops and walking alomg the way are a given.
re: Road Shoe Cleat ?Sprockets
Feb 24, 2003 1:55 PM
I have Shimano 747s on both my mtb and road bikes. For awhile I used just one pair of shoes for both, but decided I'd rather have something more "roadie" than my mud encrusted 3/4 ankle height Nike Pooh-Bahs.

I purchased a pair of Gaerne King mtb shoes last year. I liked 'em because they're Italian made, not quite as expensive as Sidi, and are basically road shoes with mtb treading and the recessed cleat area. They are hard to find in the U.S. though. Check out their web site for distributor info, and they sell direct if you're interested. http://www.gaerne.com/cycle_products.html

A lot of riders who use spd for their road bikes like the Sidi shoes. They're known for their good fit (they come in 1/2 sizes), light weight, and good construction. They're also available just about everywhere so you shouldn't have problems finding something you like.

As for using spd cleats on road shoes, I haven't seen or heard of anybody doing that. Personally, I'd stick with mtb shoes especially if you know that walking is a must.