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I'm new to mountain biking I have Merida Matt 40, at present I have a pair of old toe clips fitted to the original pedals. I'm looking for a multipurpose clip less pedal that can be used with normal shoe for those times I duck to the shops or the pub. I'm thinking of some sort of Shimano pedal as I have a road bike with Shimano clip less pedals and there great.
I don't want to spend a heap as I'm more a social rider then a racer, just something reliable and easy to uses.
Can anyone recommend a pedal I should look at?
I use the shimano 530 pedals on my townie. Spd on one side, platform on the other.
The biggest problem is the platform isn't very grippy and is quite slippery when wet. A couple if strips of stick on grip tape are enough to fix it.
Thanks KGB, it looks if it's a pretty good starting point from what I've been reading and a good price. I wondering now if I just go a full double sided pedal and turn my old Repco road bike into a cruz round town bike.
I have the same pedals on my MTB. The flat side is great for that cruise with the kids. But even so when you are out on the bush tracks they are handy for those odd times you don't want to clip in when it gets a bit tricky and you need to drop a foot quickly for stability or even that short 100m coast from the car to the gang.
I've been doing some research on the interweb and have found some good stuff but not shore what good, bad or ok. Please see below:
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-PD- ... ike-Pedals
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-A53 ... ter-Riders
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-Cli ... SPD-Pedals
http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Shimano-PD- ... king-Pedal
These are fairly heavy looking!
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... p-prod7808
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod67219
What do you guys think of any of these?
Too many links to look at on my phone but if you go for a double sided pedal then the m520 pedals (basic shimano) are pretty awesome value. Good performance and durability and can be had for $30 shipped from several online guys. I grabbed a set for a mate from chain reaction for $22 - ridiculous! Retail here on the cleats alone is $20.
So I'm thinking of going the PD-M520 or 540 pedals with either of these two shoes?
http://www.pushys.com.au/shimano-sh-xc3 ... black.html
http://www.pushys.com.au/lake-mx175-x-b ... -2013.html
Any comments from anyone would be helpful
If you're not sure about shoes, go to a shop & try some on (and do them the courtesy of buying from them too once you've found the best-fitting one). As far as pedals, I'd suggest the M780 XT ones; the "race" model is basically the same concept as the M520/540, but the body is a little bit wider, and the cleating mech slightly lower profile, so you get a much more stable connection to the pedals.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
What Duck! said. Shoe fit is quite important as you start doing longer rides. It feeds into knee, hip and lower back comfort. Bike shoes need to be a tighter fit than running or other sports shoes.
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