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Old 12-30-2011, 12:51 AM   #22441
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I'm looking for the SPD type that are flat on one side and clip in on the other.

Got the shoes, need the pedals - then I'm completely done setting up my new bike!
Don't bother with Ebay; you'll just get sniped by me.

Just bought this yesterday. What's missing?



Seriously: have you looked at Ebay? I've seen sub-$20 pedals that were cosmetically challenged but, would do the job. I'm leaning the other way (drop $60-80 on some nice pedals and get it over with).

Edit: like these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150728112924

Edit 2: hell, it doesn't pay. Here are the pedals I think you want, for $47, shipped to your door, with the cleats.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300589339366

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Old 12-30-2011, 04:33 AM   #22442
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Got out twice over the holidays while visiting the family in VA. My little bro and his two mtb race buds dragged me around last Friday through an hour+ of mud, rocks, and leaves. These guys are podium finishers when they race. I was happy to be able to keep up in the easy sections, but the rest was just a slog to stay upright. Those low profile 29er knobs really suck in the mud. Then on Monday, lil bro and I went out to Carvins Cove and rode most of the good single track there. This trail system was a weekly thing for me when I lived in Roanoke, so it was therapeutic to relive the good old days for a couple of hours. However, the creek crossings were cold and deeper than I remember due to recent heavy rains. We had a good time even with the froze toes. Weather during both rides was in the mid 40s.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:28 AM   #22443
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My MTB partner and I drove 5-1/2hrs, down to Dickson, TN and rode Montgomery-Bell MTB trails. There's really nice riding, if you don't mind having to pay upfront for every downhill. It seemed like every downhill required a nearly identical climb, before it. Definitely a different type of terrain from what I'm used to at my favorite local trail, as I'm used to a couple heavy climbs, throughout the local system, with much more gradual downhill. The trails were in great shape and we rode ~20 miles. I'd highly recommend the place.

I'm not sure if this gutsy or stupid.
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:31 AM   #22444
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Amazing how riding in the mtns works... Gotta pay to play.

I 'grew up' mtn biking around VA Tech. Same situation: Up, up, up, up... to get down! down!

...and that was on a 30# Rockhopper! (started out rigid at 27# but that Manitou 2 was SO worth it!)

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:05 AM   #22445
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Edit 2: hell, it doesn't pay. Here are the pedals I think you want, for $47, shipped to your door, with the cleats.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300589339366
Exactly! Thanks
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:20 AM   #22446
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1:45 on the bike just now. Rolled out and the clouds rolled in.

That meant I was slightly underdressed till I got almost back home and back into the sun.



Oh well. I'll take darn near 50deg at the new year.

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Old 12-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #22447
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Exactly! Thanks
Aww, heck, I didn't realize you bought a road bike (thought it was a mountain bike).

Why not just go for it and get proper clipless pedals? I've never run them but, they look pretty easy to get out of (youtube videos). I'm sticking with combo pedals because of doing technical stuff offroad and wanting to dab.

How about these--$35, shipped to your door:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180751767249

Genuine Shimano for the same delivered price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220923523343

A few more bucks will buy you even nicer stuff. Magnesium pedals look appealing (lightweight, smooth surfaces and would look right on the bike).
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:03 PM   #22448
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Aww, heck, I didn't realize you bought a road bike (thought it was a mountain bike).

Why not just go for it and get proper clipless pedals? I've never run them but, they look pretty easy to get out of (youtube videos). I'm sticking with combo pedals because of doing technical stuff offroad and wanting to dab.

How about these--$35, shipped to your door:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180751767249

Genuine Shimano for the same delivered price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220923523343

A few more bucks will buy you even nicer stuff. Magnesium pedals look appealing (lightweight, smooth surfaces and would look right on the bike).
I got one as a gift - a TT bike. I want those pedals because 1. I'm not worried about weight(my other bike is 30lbs heavier than this one!), 2. I want to be able to use the pedals without clip in shoes for rides to the post office and what not and 3. i want a larger platform for pedaling.

Thanks for the links!
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:19 PM   #22449
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I got one as a gift - a TT bike.
Yup, I looked back through the thread and saw the pics. Very nice bike.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #22450
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I got one as a gift - a TT bike. I want those pedals because 1. I'm not worried about weight(my other bike is 30lbs heavier than this one!), 2. I want to be able to use the pedals without clip in shoes for rides to the post office and what not and 3. i want a larger platform for pedaling.

Thanks for the links!
the SPD-on-one-side and platform-on-the-other pedals are a pain. you're having to flip them around all the time. standard double sided SPD pedals snap in and out quite easily once you get used to them.

when you're wearing the cleats, you don't need any platform, as the shoes are quite stiff to distribute the load on your foot.

as far as shoes to wear, check out the Shimano brand touring SPD shoes, they look like street shoes but have the cleat screws... also Keens makes some that are almost sandals, but have the cleat mounting ...

http://www.rei.com/product/811226/sh...e-shoes-womens


these are the Keens SPD compatible sandals...
http://www.rei.com/product/812177/ke...sandals-womens
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #22451
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the SPD-on-one-side and platform-on-the-other pedals are a pain. you're having to flip them around all the time. standard double sided SPD pedals snap in and out quite easily once you get used to them.

when you're wearing the cleats, you don't need any platform, as the shoes are quite stiff to distribute the load on your foot.

as far as shoes to wear, check out the Shimano brand touring SPD shoes, they look like street shoes but have the cleat screws... also Keens makes some that are almost sandals, but have the cleat mounting ...
Thanks for the info - I did get the shoes already: Link



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Old 12-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #22452
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also Keens makes some that are almost sandals, but have the cleat mounting ...
I've seen a couple of brands of those. What exactly is the point/advantage of wearing sandals on a mountain bike? Nice cool, comfy, airy feet? In my brain, I'm thinking I want something to protect the sides of my feet from rocks, branches, etc. Thoughts?

BTW: I'm in total product shock right now. I was last into mountain bikes in 1993 and probably haven't been in a shop since 1994-95. The advancement in bicycles and accessories have gone to in the past 18 years is amazing...much more than the motorcycle world.

And the prices: my last helmet was a really fugly styrofoam thing that you couldn't tell back from front and it cost $30ish dollars in 1993. Anything nice looking was over $100. An hour ago, I bought a nice looking, nice fitting, well vented Specialized helmet for $40. Wow.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #22453
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Got ~30 miles in on the Pugs on thursday with a buddy of mine.

When it all seemed like a good idea:


I had nothing to do with beer cans in the snow by my bike, honest.


And then we found the limits of fat tires. ~4 inches of lake effect on top of existing snow with only a couple recent snowmobile passes is pretty much impassable. Although I'm sure it was funny watching us try.


Good to find that the upper limit of a pugs is pretty much where the backcountry skiing gets good...
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #22454
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I've seen a couple of brands of those. What exactly is the point/advantage of wearing sandals on a mountain bike? Nice cool, comfy, airy feet? In my brain, I'm thinking I want something to protect the sides of my feet from rocks, branches, etc. Thoughts?
Keens have a big toe shield... I've not tried their cycling sandals, but I have a pair of the regular Keens 'Newport' (thats their classic original style) that I wear all summer long both around town and for casual hikes.



they offer pretty good foot protection for everything short of hard core brush crashing. your ankles are exposed, but they are on any lowtop shoe. as long as your foot is traveling forward, stuff isn't very likely to poke in from the sides.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #22455
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Got ~30 miles in on the Pugs on thursday with a buddy of mine.

.......

Good to find that the upper limit of a pugs is pretty much where the backcountry skiing gets good...
That's excellent! I feel like such a wimp for my 20-mile quick ride around the neighborhood in 72F weather.
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