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Pedals and Shoe Question(7 posts)

Pedals and Shoe Questionjwhite480
Jan 10, 2003 12:58 PM
I finally bought myself a new road bike...did manage to get ride of the hybrid. It came with no pedals. Any suggestions as to shoes (I have wide feet) and pedals for a noobie?
re: Pedals and Shoe QuestionJosh-at-excelsports
Jan 10, 2003 1:10 PM
I would suggest SIDI!! They are so supple and comfortable. Look at the Genious 4 MEGE that will be great for a wide foot.
Pedals- well everyone will answer their own favorite. I am going to say Look. They are simple, efficient and don't cost an arm and a leg.

Josh
www.excelsports.com
Kind of like Campy v Shimano...Brooks
Jan 10, 2003 1:46 PM
everyone will have an opinion. I suggest going to a bike shop and trying on all kinds of shoes to find ones that fit and are comfortable. You could be returning stuff forever if you mailorder, particularly the first time.

As for pedals, lots of variety again. Some will swear by Speedplays, Looks, spd-r, etc. For wide feet, I would think having a good-sized platform would be desirable. "Float" may be important to you, that is how much lateral movement before you pop out of the pedal. More float is better if you have bad knees. Ease of entry and release, possible adjustment of release point are also considerations. I have used Time pedals and shoes for 12 years and really like them. Good float, wide platform, release point is good. But that is just me. Pricey though, better to mailorder from UK. Remember that shoes must be able to attach to pedal style.

Brooks
re: Pedals and Shoe Questionwookieontherun
Jan 10, 2003 1:57 PM
For shoes you are just gonna have to try on a whole bunch of them to see what is comfortable. For pedals for a newbie, if you have the cash get some speedplays. So easy to clip in and out of, very comfortable, and the new Zero series has an adjustable float feature!

Jonny
second Speedplay! if you have the $tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 11, 2003 5:29 AM
Start with the best adjustable, floatable, releasable, light, raceable pedals.

Good for your knees as they get.

I don't even own them. But I've tried them and have friends who rode on them for ever...

Now if I could only get some money saved for a pair!

-it's the only upgrade i ever desired. That and better wheels, always!

it's about the motor.
ride on!
re: Pedals and Shoe QuestionSintesio
Jan 10, 2003 5:34 PM
Any shoe that fits and feels good. Go to the bike shop and try a selection. I've had friends swear by brands and when I try them they choke me. I use the Sidis 3s and they are great but I got a buddy who is loving the new Pearl Izumis. So there you go. I gave my Speedplays to a 200+lbs friend of mine and he LOVES them. Me? I got hot spots and didn't like the swish in a sprint or hard efforts.

Basically it sucks. You aren't going to know until you try them. So I wish you luck. I suggest the most popular pedals which are Look style. Go with Look, Campy, or the new Shimano. Wide platform is cool in my book.
re: Pedals and Shoe Questionoffcamber
Jan 10, 2003 10:48 PM
Congrats on your new bike. You're gonna have to try the shoes to know what fits. Sidi's are great but a bit pricey. Shimano makes a nice variety of shoes to fit any budget. I love my Diadoras. As for the pedals, I'm one of those who swears by my Speedplay's but the Look's and Shimano's are good too. As a bigginer you may want to buy a double sided pedal for easier clipping in. Good luck.