|Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike?||Spd Rcr|
Aug 17, 2001 9:16 AM
|Has anyone used the frogs on thier road bike, I like the idea of a reseased cleat for walking.|
|re: Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike?||jtolleson|
Aug 17, 2001 9:31 AM
|I don't, but am considering it. Many folks it our club swear by it.|
|re: Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike?||MeDotOrg|
Aug 17, 2001 7:57 PM
|Been using frogs for about a year on my Sidi shoes. (About 6,000 miles including Calfiornia Aids Ride and several centuries.) Love 'em. Good float (I have a rebuilt knee) and they are the easiest shoe to clip and unclip. Recessed cleats are easy for walking.|
|re: Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike?||ebh123|
Aug 17, 2001 9:40 AM
|Yes, I do. I had gotten them for my mountain bike quite awhile ago and did'nt want to have to keep up with multiple pairs of shoes. They work great.|
|Mountain shoes only?||nova|
Aug 17, 2001 9:43 AM
|Is it reasonable to expect to put the cleats on road shoes? Or is it a mountain-shoe-only proposition?
|Mountain shoes only?||ebh123|
Aug 17, 2001 9:54 AM
|I beleive than you may as well get the speedplay X-2's. If you put the Speedplay Frogs on a road shoe they would'nt be recessed at all and would have the same trouble (or worse, the Frog cleats are slippery and small) walking around in road shoes/cleats. I have found the Frog cleats to be pretty susceptible to walking damage even in a recessed mountain shoe too....|
|re: Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike?||Whatever|
Aug 17, 2001 10:21 AM
|I've seen it done a lot of times, works fine. There are three different reasons I know of why people have done this:
(1) Friend of mine has big/wide feet. The shoes he found the most comfortable were offroad/touring shoes which accepted the frog cleats.
(2) Another friend wanted recessed cleats for walking, ended up with the same brand of shoes as pizza-feet above.
(3) Many MTBr's around here use the frogs off-road, and have put them on their road bike (secondary steed) so they don't need two pairs of shoes.
Go fer it!
|Speedplay Frogs are great on a Road Bike||PdxMark|
Aug 17, 2001 4:52 PM
|Have used Ti frogs for 2 yrs now, and I love them. Need Mtn shoes, but there are some pretty stiff ones. I use them because I like being able to walk reasonably well. The cleats have held up well in Shimano shoes (which will be replaced) over lots of rough walking terrain. (I do a week tour each year and walk over gravel, etc. getting to and from camp sites.) I also like them because I often ride alone in remote areas and I could have to walk a fair distance if I had an equipment failure/crash - not sure I'd like the walk in road shoes/cleats. Ti frogs weigh nothing, too...|
|re: Speedplay Frogs on Road Bike? Maybe Frogs to Coombe!||Monte2|
Aug 17, 2001 6:36 PM
|I'v used the Frogs for about a year now. I switched from the X-2s. I had a bad experience with the X-2s when I was forced to put a foot down in some thick mud while riding on a path. I spent the next 30 minutes tearing down my cleat, cleaning the darn thing and then rebuilding it. Once X-2s get mud in the cleat, they will not under any circumstance re-engage. I went out and got the Frogs the next day and have been fairly happy with them, but I'm really drawn to trying the Coombe pedal system. I won't go into the details, but they seem to be the next step in the natural evolution of the Speedplays.|| |