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    Speacialized Pro MTB Shoe -- Do you use the lugs?

    Do you guys use the lugs that come with the shoe (they screw in near the front of the shoe)? They look like little cleats, so I assume they add to traction. I read some online reviews for these shoes and the pictures in the reviews never seem to have them screwed in (although I see the little screw holes). What gives?

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    I tend to fit them during autumn/winter/spring - pretty much when there will be mud. Helps if/when you need to dismount and carry your bike. Saved my arse from sliding down a hill many a time.

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    I find them useful from time to time and keep them on.

    They do make it a tad harder to walk.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    They're mostly for cyclocross. They improve traction climbing chewed up, muddy or loose hills. They're a little odd on hard surfaces, like rocks or concrete. I don't find them to be particularly useful for MTB most of the time, but they don't get in the way enough to motivate me to take them off either, once I've put them on for 'cross.
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    I guess I'll keep them on and give it a try.

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    I ride in the desert. Never used them on any shoe.

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    Not so good.....

    ...on rocks and roots.....as others have mentioned....never use them due to that problem.....Ride On!
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ...on rocks and roots.....as others have mentioned....never use them due to that problem.....Ride On!
    You bring up a good point. Although I've never tried, I'd bet HAB'ing up a rock-face with studs would be a real problem. Seems like they are good for scampering up soft, muddy hills, that's about it.

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    Two pairs. Never used them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride View Post
    You bring up a good point. Although I've never tried, I'd bet HAB'ing up a rock-face with studs would be a real problem. Seems like they are good for scampering up soft, muddy hills, that's about it.
    Done it. It is, indeed awkward. Actually, they can be awkward on some features that show up on 'cross courses too. Wooden stairs, or existing concrete steps, for example.
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