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SPD Pedal Question . . .(5 posts)

SPD Pedal Question . . .Nomatt
Sep 28, 2003 11:20 PM
Just so you know, I am recreational roadbiker who doesnt care about keeping the weight of his bike to a minimum. My question is this: I am looking to upgrade to clipless pedals. So far, the best deals i have found have been on ATB pedals, such as Nashbar SPD pedals and Ascent SPD pedals from performance,both of which can be had for less than 20 bucks! is there any downside to getting so called ATB pedals for a road bike? i will probably be using ATB shoes, because i want something that is easy to walk around in as well as bike, so i thought maybe these ATB pedals would work just fine. what do you all think? thanks all
sounds like a plan to me. nm.Steve_0
Sep 29, 2003 4:00 AM
re: SPD Pedal Question . . .Tower
Sep 29, 2003 4:29 AM
When I bought my road bike earlier this year, I put MTB SPD's on it and did so for a couple of reasons. Currently I was using the SPD's, obviously already had the shoes, was a bit low on cash, and the Shimano SPD's were $35.

There's nothing wrong with using MTB shoes and pedals on your road bike.
re: SPD Pedal Question . . .bousson
Sep 29, 2003 6:32 PM
Did the same thing; put inexpensive IKON SPD pedals on a Trek 2300 because I already had Shimano 515 pedals on my MTB and had decent (but clunky) Cannondale MTB shoes that I could use w the IKON. I now have ~~1300 miles on the road bike since 4/03 and haven't seen the need to change pedals. Particularly when I see people in nonSPD shoes slide all around while walking. Try it, you can always upgrade later.
re: SPD Pedal Question . . .Chen2
Sep 29, 2003 6:16 AM
Plan to use cleats and pedals of the same brand. There are compatibility issues between various "SPD" copies.