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Carbon Road shoe vs Nylon reinforced(3 posts)

Carbon Road shoe vs Nylon reinforcedlott
Jun 6, 2002 9:30 PM
I know this subject was talked about before but maybe you guys can give me some more feedback on the subject.

I'm looking into buying a pair of Shimano(They seemed to fit me the best) Shoes. I can't decide if the difference between the R150(Carbon) and the R122(Carbon reinforced) warrants the extra 40-50 dollars.

I ride about 100 miles a week with moderate hill climbing. I do an occasional century about once every 4-5 months. I consider myself a Road enthusiast(in fact that is how Shimano labels the R122).

Do you guys think that the Carbon(R150) are that much better that they warrant the extra 50 bucks for what I typically ride.

Thanks, Larry
re: Carbon Road shoe vs Nylon reinforcedDragon33
Jun 7, 2002 7:08 AM
There's a reason they cost more, so if you can spend the money do it. You'll be happier in the long run. I can say that the 150 is a nice shoe.
re: Carbon Road shoe vs Nylon reinforcedsharkey
Jun 7, 2002 10:41 AM
The single best advice I have ever received regarding shoes is simple: "Get the very best possible pair of shoes, period -- let fit be your guide, not price". Better shoes will fit better, so with few exceptions, you will end up paying more, but it is entirely worth it . . . trust me!

Mountain bike shoes are a different story . . . they are good for a couple of years of hard riding, then they go to the trash. But a good pair of road shoes can easily last 10 years - maybe more.

Try on every shoe you can get your hands on. The one that feels like a nice, snug, bedroom slipper is your winner.