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    Pearl Izumi Select MTB

    I decided to go clipless after my cheapo flat left pedal started to spin like it has jagged rocks for bearings.

    picked up a deal on shimano m540's and then went shoe hunting at various LBS's. I wear a size 14 and shoe hunting has always been a PITA. No one has my size, and if they do it's the most heinous and/or uncomfortable pair. Now narrow Euro sizes? Gawd. To my pleasant surprise, I finally found a pair at Performance.

    Pearl Izumi Select MTB in size 48. They fit like a glove.
    Now I'm stoked to practice track stands and dismounting/falling correctly in a soft grassy knoll.








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    well, I greased the pedal and cleat threads with permatex and just gave 'em a spin and so far I love it. I can over spin on a climb and not worry about the pedals coming out from under my feet. the bunny hop just got a little easier. clipping out hasn't been an issue... yet (SH-51 cleat). I'll wait for the off-camber rocky climb to make that determination.

    MTBR has been a great resource for me in researching clipless. Search has been my best friend these last few days.
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    REI usually stocks these in up to a 14-15 size
    '10 Rockhopper SL Comp 29er

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    REI is probably the one place I didn't go.

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    I tried these suckers out on the trail and they were supremely comfortable. went all of over GG Park, the Presido, into Marin and up and down into the Tennessee Valley.

    The Miwok trail really kicked my ass, but I had no problems clipping-out on steep rocky sections for breaks. The traction on these shoes was adequate, too. I wouldn't hike and bike 'em, but they stayed comfy and I stayed balanced on the rocks.

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    hows your width? Ive got kinda wide feet and I tried these and they seemed to feel better to me http://www.rei.com/product/765129
    '10 Rockhopper SL Comp 29er

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    sweet shoes. i was considering pearl izumis but went with shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboypup
    hows your width? Ive got kinda wide feet and I tried these and they seemed to feel better to me http://www.rei.com/product/765129
    I don't have too wide a foot, so I wasn't feeling squeezed. I tried the X-Alp, too. They were also comfortable, and more than likely a better hike 'n bike shoe, but I wanted the stiffest sole I could get and I didn't want to worry about the laces.

    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    sweet shoes.
    thx

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