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  1. Hey guys, Random problem, my Specialized shoes and XTR pedals creates an awful lot of squeaking, to the point where I'm considering chopping the shoe sides away to minimize contact with the pedals. The sound it seems are all from where the rubber on the sides of the cleats touches the pedal surfaces next to the clips. Anyone else have this problem or a good solution for it - before I take my dremel to my shoes? My Shimano SPD shoes did not do this - so I'm used to a pretty quiet ride, and especially at 4:30am when it's just me on a climb, the sound just seem amplified.
  2. So I bought a pair from Buycycle. Ordered them in a UK7. The same as all my other shoes. They arrived quickly. I loved them the moment I opened the box but when I fit them on they were too tight. Not the kind of tight you're confident enough will stretch out either. I had to return them. Did some digging and according to some user reviews on CRC. Ordering one size bigger is recommended when taking these Mavics. Wish I read that before I ordered. Nevertheless. Despite the superb service I got from Buycycle. From the prompt communication and how easily they accommodated me with regards to returning the shoe. They were unable to source a size UK8 elsewhere. (Thank you Ashley, I appreciate the effort) So I'm hoping that some local Mavic stockist has these shoes in a UK8 somewhere. Its a long shot. But I'm not ready to give up on them and consider alternatives just yet. http://static.jensonusa.com/images/Default-Image/MobileImage/0/SH242B01.jpg
  3. Recently rebuilt my XT SPD's, and was wondering why Shimano never used sealed bearings in the design. Is there a reason for this that anyone knows of? Unless they thought having the average home mechanic trying to locate 24 3mm bearings on the kitchen floor would result in more new pedal sales..
  4. Hi Guys, Can one replace and/or overhaul the bearings inside the Shimano XT M780 SPD pedals??
  5. Max Klein's prototype pedal and shoe system hasn't been designed to replace either platform or clipless pedals, but rather be a third alternative for riders who might benefit from a different approach. It's that interface that sets the Klein Designs pedal apart, with its wild looking honeycomb pattern that is said to create a connection that allows the rider to easily attach and detach, as well as be able to adjust their foot position on the fly. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-shoe-pedal-bee-hive-concept-2.jpg The novel layout came about after Klein, who has a motocross background, started to get into mountain biking and found that he didn't want to be locked into his pedals as securely as a clipless system holds, but that he did want a more secure connection than a standard platform pedal could provide. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-shoe-pedal-bee-hive-concept-3.jpg Klein and a friend sat down to sketch out a number of ideas, including removable sections of shoe soles, but it was the honeycomb pedal shown here that they say made the most sense to them. ''With the design of the shoe sole and the pedal to fit like a puzzle,'' Klein explained, ''the rider can still pedal the bike while feeling for the grooves to fit in rather than searching for the small cleat of a clip-in shoe.'' That's some out of the box thinking from someone who was outside of the cycling industry if I've ever seen it. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/klein-designs-kickstarter.jpg The prototype pedal shown here is just that, a rough prototype that could change in shape before reaching production, and Klein also stressed that they will likely see some reliefs cut into the body for weight reduction. http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12691238/p5pb12691238.jpg As interesting and novel as Klein's design is, even the most openminded of people are going to have a few questions, with one of the most pressing being shoe compatibility. The design means that pedal and shoe need to be used together as a system, something that will complicate matters on the production side of things, although Max did say he was speaking with a few different shoe companies about this. A company like Five Ten producing the shoe would be the best case scenario, and he'd like the pedals and shoes to be sold as a kit for around $275 USD, a reasonable price for both items together. A concern of mine would be how the pedal and shoe connection changes as the soles wear over time, and it might mean that Klein has to consider replaceable soles, a service that is actually already available for some shoes. http://enduro-mtb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/kickstarter-profile-780x585.jpg And what about float? A small amount of flex in the rubber shoe soles would provide a bit movement, but the interlocking nature of the pedal and shoe system would mean that there would essentially be no float in the traditional sense. Klein told me that he's looking to incorporate a float system into the pedal and bearing layout, likely using a patented design that's already on the market, which should address cranky knees and ankles. They're also still tweaking the shape of the lugs used on the sole, with the possibility of a cap-like shape being employed that could provide a bit more retention. http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb12691244/p5pb12691244.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=T6XSA5Uqw5U Article by Mike Levy from Pinkbike. Images from pinkbike.com, bikerumour.com, singletrackworld.com, enduro-mtb.com, thegadgetflow.com and vitalmtb.com Back the project website
  6. So I now have my first bike and I'm dead keen on starting to ride, but finding a comfy pair of MTB shoes is becoming a bit of a pain. I am a size 13UK and have a very broad foot. Any advice welcome.
  7. I need to get some new clipless pedals for my trail bike. I started on the basic shimano spds (M520) which broke and I replaced them with some saint flats for commuting. Now I'm doing a little more riding with mates on weekends - often involving longer jeep-tracks/not very techinical stuff and want to go back to clipless for the long rides. I was just wondering if there is a big difference between caged and non-caged spds pedals eg. M520 vs m530 on the trail. in my mind, if one has a fairly rigid shoe, the only contact point will still be just the middle bit of the pedal.? What are your experiences. I would always want a greater grip/contact point, but do the cages actually provide that?
  8. I need to correct the position of the spd cleat on my one shoe but the small teeth under the cleat have worn grooves into the carbon sole of my shoes. The moment I tighten the bolts, the cleat slips back into the incorrect position. Any suggestions?
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