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Sidi Shoe/Speedplay Compatibility(12 posts)

Sidi Shoe/Speedplay CompatibilityBob in Indiana
May 22, 2001 9:11 PM
I have new Speedplay X-2's (not mounted yet), and Sidi Genius 3 Shoes on order...what exactly do I need to make them compatible?

Bike shop says I "may" need a "Speedplay Clip", or "Speedplay Cleat"?

Speedplay web-site says these shoes are "ideal" for X-2's, with no modifications required...

Is this "Clip" or "Cleat" something extra? From Sidi, Speedplay, or some third party supplier?

Thanks for any help, so I know what (or what not) to buy when my shoes come in and I mount the new pedals!
re: Sidi Shoe/Speedplay CompatibilityCliff Oates
May 22, 2001 9:29 PM
The cleats come with shims for the Sidi shoes. Between the shoes and the pedals/cleats you've got everything you need.
Time AdapterCar Magnet
May 23, 2001 5:41 AM
You will need to purchase the Time adapter (shim) from Sidi. You can use the cleats that come with the pedals. I am running this exact same setup.
not correct for slim line cleatsjp2
May 23, 2001 6:44 AM
they mount directly to the shoes. everything needed comes in the cleat package. you just need to use the sidi shim that comes with the cleats and not the other.

time plate adaptor has not been needed for awhile.
not to argue but.....Car Magnet
May 23, 2001 12:00 PM
I have a brand new pair of Sidi Lorica mesh (silver) and the shim supplied by Speedplay does not work. The Speedplay cleat mount is also about a 1/8" bigger than the recessed area of the shoe itself so bolting up to the shoe was out of the question. I don't know about anyone else, but I had to use the Time adapter (I wish they bolted up as the adapter was $17).
I'll find out pretty soon, when my new shoes come in, but maybeBob in Indiana
May 23, 2001 1:04 PM
the problem with yours, Tri-State, was I am told now but a tech at the bike shop who claims to know Speedplay intimately, that 2001 Speedplay X-2's (and maybe model year 2000 pedals as well) do, in fact, come with the cleat adapters that fit Sidi shoes, with no further adapter's required. The Sidi rep (Veltec Sports, I believe) also says that this pedal/shoe combination needs no add'l parts or adapters.

I'll know in a few days when my 2001 Sidi shoes arrive, to compliment my 2001 X-2's!

This might explain why you needed somethin' extra, or I may find myself popping for another adapter too?!

Take care,
Bob
not to argue but.....jp2
May 23, 2001 1:14 PM
ok, no argument, however, my wife and i have not used the look adaptor in quite some time. she just got a brand new pair of verona 2's and took the adaptorless cleats off her g3's and put them onto the v2's. no look plate. as far as the cleat being bigger than the recessed area, i haven't seen that problem in a while either. used to be that one had to sand/file down an occasional adaptor plate, but since we don't use those anymore the issue is gone.
btwjp2
May 23, 2001 1:17 PM
you are using the snap on shims aren't you? if not you have the older model cleat.
Help answering my own inquiry...Bob in Indiana
May 23, 2001 2:39 PM
Now doing my own research...now there's a novel idea!

Speedplay's web-site says that starting with the 2000 pedals the new Snap-Shim cleat "allows improved rearward adjustavbility which many Speedplay users have asked for; is narrow enough to fit all Sidi shoe cavities without modification (again, a consumer driven adjustment)" etc.

Again, I'll be doin' my own here shortly, but it certainly appears that all new Speedply cleats fit all Sidis, without mods or extra adapters.
re: Sidi Shoe/Speedplay Compatibilitydough
May 23, 2001 6:58 AM
I talked to the folks at Speedplay about this a while back when I was putting their cleats on a pair of T-1's. They told me their cleats were DESIGNED to fit directly on SIDI shoes with no adapters at all. Of course, they were right, mine bolted directly onto the shoe for a perfect fit
A perfect combo.E3
May 23, 2001 7:47 AM
I doubt there's a better match than Speedplay cleats and Sidi shoes. The cleat fits snugly into the recessed sole, so there's no concern over cleat alignment. Just be sure to use the Sidi shim that comes with the cleats. The shim fits between the sole and the cleat.
Thanks for the great info!Bob in Indiana
May 23, 2001 8:30 AM
Once again, I find out precisely what I need to know from you folks. Is there a charge for this kind of service!

Thanks again, can't wait for my new Genius 3's to arrive. (I had the bike shop order the new 2001 Silver MESH version, which is the same shoe as the popular Black LORICA Genius 3, only with better ventilation for hot weather riding)

I'll let you guys know how everything works out, once I'm up and running.