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Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:19 pm

Seems that Speedplay four hole shoes don't come in black? Any alternatives?

I've only found Lake and SIDI shoes, but I haven't looked hard yet :D
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Speedplay fore/aft adaptor and leave the cleats neutral can convert SPD to 4 bolt as well.
Bont another one
Drill the holes yourself is another option

And why in black?
btw mine new bonts are coming in black, cos looked nicer and doesn't appear as dirty as white :)
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby uglybob » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:41 pm

i picked up a new set of Specialized Expert shoes - carbon sole, with the option of a black scheme as well

http://www.specialized.com/au/gb/ftr/sh ... xpert-road
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:43 pm

Baalzamon wrote:And why in black?

:roll: Idiot :roll:







:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Need to find some Bont on special!
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:09 pm

Need the 4 holes... Specialised looks great, just wrong hole pattern.
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:17 pm

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Why get shoes in speedplay drilling when you can get the above and it will also protect your carbon soled shoe from the cleat. Also provides a great deal of cleat movement as well. Will increase the stack height of the shoe tho so may need to raise seat height
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:48 am

Been looking harder - 500 bucks for CX401s :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I think I'll have to go white eh? :lol:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Mallacai » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:09 pm

I believe wiggles brand, DHB, do a carbon sole shoe in black and white. I have the previous model and find them stiff and comfortable. Also I run speed play cleats on them.
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:24 pm

Xplora wrote:Been looking harder - 500 bucks for CX401s :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I think I'll have to go white eh? :lol:

Bont are cheaper than that!!!!
And can get speedplay drilling as well.
One still shoe I believe as well, yet to experience.
Patience, patience I should have my bonts this week :)
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:48 pm

Shame they don't do a Speedplay sole! You'd think with a desire to reduce stack height on their top shoes that you'd get yourself aligned with an option for the lowest stack height pedal? :lol:

They're in Australia... although honestly, I can see divorce on the cards if I bought Four Hundred Dollar Bike Shoes. :shock:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Fixie82 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:27 pm

Bont do have a specific 4 bolt drill patter -just a little harder to find.

Specialized have also do speedplay specific drilling but hard to find as well. There were a few floating around in the states when I was there last.

Lake had an older model in black with was speedplay specific.

Diadora do a ProRacer which is speedplay specific. Not sure if you can get them in black but you could ride the Cuddles version of black and fluro.

DMT - do a speedplay specific version as well.

These are just off the top of my head, and in addition to Sidi.

I use speedplay and just run with a normal 3 bolt pattern, means I have greater choice of fit and styles and easier to re sell should I ever need to.
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Xplora wrote:Shame they don't do a Speedplay sole! You'd think with a desire to reduce stack height on their top shoes that you'd get yourself aligned with an option for the lowest stack height pedal? :lol:

They're in Australia... although honestly, I can see divorce on the cards if I bought Four Hundred Dollar Bike Shoes. :shock:

Fixie82 wrote:Bont do have a specific 4 bolt drill patter -just a little harder to find.
I use speedplay and just run with a normal 3 bolt pattern, means I have greater choice of fit and styles and easier to re sell should I ever need to.


Yep Bont do a 4 bolt speedplay drill pattern. Might take them 6 weeks to do up for you tho.
Just what speedplays are you running? I'm looking at zeros and they can run both 3 and 4 bolt patterns
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:35 am

Baalzamon wrote:
Xplora wrote:Shame they don't do a Speedplay sole! You'd think with a desire to reduce stack height on their top shoes that you'd get yourself aligned with an option for the lowest stack height pedal? :lol:

They're in Australia... although honestly, I can see divorce on the cards if I bought Four Hundred Dollar Bike Shoes. :shock:

Fixie82 wrote:Bont do have a specific 4 bolt drill patter -just a little harder to find.
I use speedplay and just run with a normal 3 bolt pattern, means I have greater choice of fit and styles and easier to re sell should I ever need to.


Yep Bont do a 4 bolt speedplay drill pattern. Might take them 6 weeks to do up for you tho.
Just what speedplays are you running? I'm looking at zeros and they can run both 3 and 4 bolt patterns

How do you GET them? LMAO I haven't seen anything anywhere.

Merlin Cycles have the shoes in garish fluro yellow, I'm VERY tempted for safety's sake, as you can understand... :mrgreen:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:23 am

I think you need to contact BONT or at least GKSsports who distro them here in Aus. But I do know someone who got a pair of Bonts direct hmm
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:04 am

Yeah I called GKS, apparently Clarence St in the CBD, Renegade in Lane Cove and Cheeky Transport are the ticket... but I feel guilty about using them as a try on shop.

Thinking I'll just get a pair of A ones from Wiggle and see how it goes... 140 bucks is a lot better than anything else I have seen?
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:37 pm

I've got a set of DMT Radial Speedplay here, BNIB, White/Silver colour, size 45. $200 + postage to whoever wants them. One set only. Retail on them is/was $439.95

I know they arn't black but give them a week and you'll be heading in that direction :-)
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:48 am

Finally checked the size, 41 wide, although my foot width had them reckon I needed custom shoes :shock:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:46 pm

Ouch
And considering I'm thinking custom if my Bont's don't work out. It's an expensive affair.
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:31 pm

Yep, only one thing more expensive than paying local, and that's paying TWICE. ;)

One good thing I heard from GKS is that it sounds like they will regularly send two pairs if there is concern about size, and return the wrong pair. I would need a special order it seems, so at least I could get a normal Vaypor shoe in the SPD mounting, without the extra XC protections and get it in the colour I want... for some reason the Vaypor XC is 340gms, the Vaypor regular is 240gms, and the Commuter One is 300gms... I'm guessing a Vaypor SPD with the sole supports would be around 280gms?
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby greyhoundtom » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:17 am

Want black shoes?............Easily fixed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:49 am

Or you could ask them to drill for SPD and SPD-SL so you can use the same shoe for both.
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:51 pm

Baalzamon wrote:Or you could ask them to drill for SPD and SPD-SL so you can use the same shoe for both.

That's the smartest thing I'll hear all day. Well played sir!
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Xplora » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:11 pm

Bont sound like they are doing whatever they can to make it hard to buy their shoes in Oz. Clarence St Cyclery won't be stocking them in future. Bontrager MTB shoes are looking better and better by the moment :lol:
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Re: Carbon soled shoes in black?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:13 pm

Xplora wrote:Bont sound like they are doing whatever they can to make it hard to buy their shoes in Oz.

Agreed but when cyclist need shoes like Bonts well...
I know one shop I can order from that, but might be able to contact Bont and say trying to buy shoes and no LBS near me will touch them
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