Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

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Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

Postby swon38 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:37 pm

Hi,

I have a set of Wellgo RC5 cleats ( http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/WEPELN7C5 ), which from what I understand, are basically a copy of the Look delta cleats ( http://www.wiggle.co.uk/look-delta-cleats/ ).

I'm wondering if anybody has any experience in whether these cleats are compatible with shimano shoes. I am aware Shimano shoes have 3 holes in the sole for the SPD system, and the Wellgo/Look cleat has 3 holes as well. Nevertheless I have concerns about the bolt hole positions and the size of the holes (i.e. are the spd bolts thicker/thinner than the Wellgo/Look bolts).

Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

Postby drubie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:10 pm

All the three hole pattern cleats are compatible, there's no difference in bolt lengths.
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Re: Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

Postby swon38 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:44 pm

drubie wrote:All the three hole pattern cleats are compatible, there's no difference in bolt lengths.


So any 3 holed cleat will go with any 3 holed shoe?

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Re: Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

Postby nickobec » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:16 pm

swon38 wrote:So any 3 holed cleat will go with any 3 holed shoe?

In the great majority yes (because somebody will point out some obscure 3 hole cleat/pedal/shoe that does not fit the standard pattern)

So Look, Look Keo and SPD-SL cleats all fit the standard 3 hole shoes
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Re: Wellgo (Look copy) cleats compatible with Shimano shoes?

Postby drubie » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:56 pm

nickobec wrote:
swon38 wrote:So any 3 holed cleat will go with any 3 holed shoe?

In the great majority yes (because somebody will point out some obscure 3 hole cleat/pedal/shoe that does not fit the standard pattern)

So Look, Look Keo and SPD-SL cleats all fit the standard 3 hole shoes


It would have to be pretty damn obscure - Time i-clic and RSX all work with the 3 hole pattern, all of the Campagnolo cleats use the same pattern. Speedplay same deal. Keywin same deal.

It's tough to think of a pedal that doesn't use the 3 hole pattern that isn't an SPD variant. At least, not since the Look delta pedals were released.
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