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carbon road shoe question(4 posts)

carbon road shoe questioncydswipe
May 6, 2002 5:10 PM
I purchased a pair of Nike Poggio road shoes thru the Hot Deals section. They are my first road shoes. I've ridden SPD's for three years on my MTB. I just need to attach the cleats by tightening the hex-nuts, right? That's all I did to my MTB cleats. I'm noticing that the bottoms of the Poggio's are getting scraped and chewed up real bad. Did I miss a step in road cleat attachment? The bottoms are carbon. Is that the reason? I didn't have any parts left over after attaching the cleats, like washers or pontoons. Any others have this problem?
My shimano shoes are getting chewed upPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
May 6, 2002 8:23 PM
Carbon looks sweet and is super stiff but it also sucks cus its fragile and the finish chips pretty fast. I use Shimano shoes and Shimano SPD-R pedals and all 3 pairs of road shoes have at least scratches where you clip in and then the more I've worn them (out) the more scratches are on them from walking with them, missing the pedals, etc. I gave up long ago on the bottoms of my shoes even though they were so nice and shiny.

Ride on!
My shimano shoes are getting chewed upBill B
May 6, 2002 9:33 PM
Try putting a liberal coat of Shoe Goo on the toes and heel o f your shoes. Get it at any running or tennis shop. it really helps to keep your shoes alive longer.
They are just shoesgrandemamou
May 7, 2002 3:59 AM
If you are doing it right they will get chewed up scraped up and generaly trashed. I bought a new pair of Carnac Quartz shoes and laid down my bike. I received a nice case of road rash on them. Nothing you can do about it. Pavement is hard on shoes. I have an old pair of carbon Northwaves that look like they have been through a war zone. I had the carbon soles re-attached and they keep soldiering on. I use them as back ups.