Author Topic: My First Road Bike... is a Chiner.  (Read 2536 times)

tripleDot

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Re: My First Road Bike... is a Chiner.
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2016, 03:15:47 AM »
Why not consider road pedals? You want to use the same shoes with all your bikes?
I'm doing this for now (using my Time XC8 pedals with my Mavic MTB shoes) but I already know that I will buy a dedicated set for my road bike in the future (probably Ultegra pedals and Fisik R5B shoes).

And I forgot to mention that I was completely shocked by the price you paid to get your bike mounted. $18  :o :o :o We definitely live in a different country!

Yes, my plan is to use the same pair  of shoes for my XC and road bike.  I'm also looking at more riding time with the XC, the road is for my long rides which is like once (or twice) every couple of months.  And also I've seen enough roadies having a really hard time walking on those rb shoes.  Hehehe.

Yup US$18... and that's considered on the expensive side.  Most lbs are just charging $6-$7 only.  That is part of the reason why I don't bother to assemble/tune-up my bikes myself.  It cost me more to buy those tools and rapair stand.
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cmh

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Re: My First Road Bike... is a Chiner.
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 03:03:50 AM »
Yes, my plan is to use the same pair  of shoes for my XC and road bike.  I'm also looking at more riding time with the XC, the road is for my long rides which is like once (or twice) every couple of months.  And also I've seen enough roadies having a really hard time walking on those rb shoes.  Hehehe.

I endorse this... I used road pedals and shoes for quite some time, but when I was doing some commuting, I switched to MTB pedals for the walkability... and discovered I personally can't tell any difference once I'm in the pedals, and I can get into the MTB pedals so much faster than any of the roadies I ride with. This is a big benefit on any ride that involves a bunch of stopping and starting. I recently tried road pedals again, and after two rides pulled them off, sold them, and I'm on nothing but MTB pedals now.

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Re: My First Road Bike... is a Chiner.
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 07:28:53 AM »
Thanks cmh and tripledot!
I was wondering if I needed to buy road shoes, for the few times I ride a road bike.
Not anymore :)