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Bike Shoes for Triathlonsks112
Dec 28, 2002 4:35 PM
I was just wondering what the best bike shoes are for triathlon. If I plan on leaving the shoes on my bike in transition and riding the first kilometer or so with my feet on the shoes, which shoes would be best to just slip my feet in once I am up to speed.
Would the Shimano SH-R150 be a good pair for this cause I know they are excelent bike shoes but are they easy to slip on after riding with your feet on top for a bit.
re: Bike Shoes for Triathlonsjjohnson05
Jan 4, 2003 7:49 AM
Several shoe manufacturers make Tri specific cycling shoes shoes, Their main feature is that they have a larger openning and fewer closure straps to facilitate the type of on-bike entry you are describing. To my knowledge Shimano does not make such a shoe, however, Carnac, Sidi,, and DMT make excellent Tri shoes. BTW this type of transition requires a significant amount of practice before you will become good at it, even with Tri shoes. Without Tri shoes it will be very difficult.
re: Bike Shoes for TriathlonsKramer7
Jan 26, 2003 1:20 AM
I come from a mountain bike back ground, but I'm now into multi sport which involves kayaking,biking,running.
I use mountain bike Lake shoes, which are extremely comfortable but very hard to get on once these shoes get wet.

So when I race in these events I just remove the lace's and just use the strap.
This works very well.

Cheers Kramer.