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    Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 3 on the Hardtail and CB Mallet 2s on the Rigid Singlespeed. I've never used anything different but they work great for me, no issues in 2 years. I find them easy as pie to get in and out. YMMV.

    Shoes: Pair of Scott Trail Shoes. Not a common shoe among riders on this board but they're high quality, firm, and held up great and the load.

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    Scott has a lot of cool stuff actually (clothes and bike gear)
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    Whatever came on my bike, becasue they're there
    New balance minimus, because they're comfy.

    I'm probably so wrong, but I'm also a cheap a$$

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    Free Agent sealed bearing BMX flats... With Emerica skate shoes that have an extra sticky sole. Hey, works for me!

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    Sidi Dominator Megas (I've got duck feet) and Shimano SPD's. Pretty standard stuff, but they're comfortable and they work.
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    I'm using Teva Links shoes and MG-1 magnesium platform pedals. The Links work great & I got them for $63 on Amazon. I couldn't pass that up. The MG-1 for the price I couldn't go wrong. All together I spent $110. I am happy

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    XT M785 trail pedals, and Shimano 87G shoes.

    This combo seems to work well for me, feet don't get too sweaty either. Riding is mostly intermediate/advanced trail. The larger platform on the trail version of the XT pedals makes a nice difference in finding the pedal again after clipping out.

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    Crankbros 50/50 flats and either Columbia trail shoe or an old pair of Vans
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    Shimano SPDs with shimano M089 shoes. The pedals because they are relatively cheap and universally available. I bend pedals too often hitting rocks.

    I wear the shimano shoes because there are only two models of shoe that come in wide widths - a $300 sidi that is really a D width and the $120 shimano M089s that are an EE width. Too narrow and you will develop a neuroma between toes that starts out with a numbness and gets really bad. I got my neuromas from Scarpa T2 tele boots before the thermoformable liners came in.

    I also use the shimano multiple release cleats instead of the single release cleats that come with the SPD pedals because I'm an old guy and don't want to break anything else.

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    On my Gary Fisher Ferrous 29 (hardtail):
    Time ATAC w/ Northwave Rebel SBS
    They were both on sale - spent about $120 for the shoes and pedals together, both off of Chainlove. I tried easing myself into clipless via some soft soled Pearl Izumi's and a half platform half clipless Wellgo pedal, but that was NOT the way to go and will tell it from the mountain to anyone who is just getting into clipless. I wanted to go cheap, did some research, and was fortunate enough to find some great deals on the ATAC and Rebels. I use clipless on the hardtail because the terrain I ride on it makes it easier to take advantage of their benefits.

    On my RIP9:
    Diety Decoy w/ 510 Freerider
    The Diety's aren't the lightest or thinnest on the market, but I found 'em for $50 and the pins are way sticky. The Freerider because of the simple lace up and 510's sticky as hell sole. Flats in general because I take more risks downhill with the RIP and appreciate the freedom. I can *almost* pedal as efficiently with this combo as with the clipless.

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    I ride Time ATAC's with Sette Element shoes. My dad brought me up on Times when I raced BMX as a kid so they are what I was naturally pulled towards when I went pedal shopping. Pricepoint had a good package deal with the ATAC's and Sette shoes for $100 so that's what I went with.
    On the road I use Shimano 105's with Shimano R087 shoes.

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    Shimano M636's I have a set on my 29'er, my AM rig and my DH bike. Dang near bulletproof.

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    Deity Compound Pedals with Fox Ando or Five Ten Freerider shoes. I use the Ando's for racing since it's a lighter shoe, but the Freeriders are a little more stickier.

    I do have a set of Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3's and Bontrager shoes that are collecting dust. I figure I'll use this combo IF I ever get a road bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmac View Post
    What pedals and shoes do you ride with and why?
    the pedals that came on my bike, and the shoes i had before i bought the bike.

    the pedals are pinned platforms, but the pins aren't the cool replaceable kind.

    the shoes would ideally be new balance 808ATs, but new balance quit making them years ago, so i am using 810s that are falling apart.

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    Black label flats. Gas pedal I think. And 5.10 impacts.

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    Eggbeaters both road and mtb - they're light, clear mud well, *always* release when I want them to (not like my old look and shimano pedals), easy to service, and I've only dabbed them on rocks a few times.
    No real profile to them. Oh, and no "up" side for entry.

    Shoes - Shimano MT22 for mtb because they were on sale for like $20, and Carnac shoes for road use because they fit like they were made for me.
    Mountain bike with 15k miles, Road bike with 10k miles, breaking in my 29er by riding the entire AZ Trail

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    Crank Brothers Candy. I like that there is a bit of a platform, you can get in from either side, they're small and light, and they came with my bike. They're also pretty easy to get out of, but sometimes I fumble a bit getting in.

    Shoes - Shimano MTB something or other - whatever was on sale at Jensen when I went in there looking for shoes. I don't spend a ton on shoes as I'm pretty hard on them.

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    Shimano XT PD-M785 Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III. Have some eggbeaters also but with the softer Pearl Izumi's the XT's give better support.

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    Shimano m324 and shimano mt33. Just bought them today so have yet to try them. Bought the pedals so I have the option of clipless or flats

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    3 sets of Time ATAC pedals and another set of the ATAC XS Titan in the mail from Chain love. Also run Time I-Clic pedals on my Road bike.
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    Time ATACs with Specialized Comps. Love the float and need the foot correction of the Specializeds.

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    Pedals: Currently a pair of Funn Viper II's, although they are feeling pretty worn and crunchy so have a pair of DMR Vaults on the way.

    Shoes: A couple of pairs of Fox Default's (One pair in black, one pair in bright blue depending on how stealth I want to be or if I feel like mixing and matching haha). Animal friendly, super grippy and pretty long lasting. When they eventually die I will look into either the Teva Links or a pair of Five Ten Impacts.

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    Times!

    I've used times for about 15 years...hard to go wrong with them. Easy to rebuild and good mud clearance. Very tough against pedal strikes. I can't complain.
    Too wet to ride!

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    DMR Vaults on my better bikes and cheapie plastics on my beater bike.

    Been looking for a good deal on a pair of Teva Link Mids, but in the mean time, I've ridden with my steel toe work boots, $5 flip flops, and anything in between.

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    Flats: Wellgo MG1 and Teva Pinner shoes. I found the local trails in Colorado to be much more technical and rocky than the trails I rode in the Pac NW. I decided to give platforms a try to help with the extremely sudden dismounts I was experiencing in learning to negotiate the front range trails. Not wanting to spend an exorbitant amount of money in the move to new pedals and shoes, the Wellgos and Tevas fit the bill. They work well.

    Clipless: Crank Bros Eggbeaters and Candies. For some reason, I never warmed up to the Shimano and VP SPD type pedals. I could never get them adjusted to my satisfaction to allow easy entry/exit. I noticed many of the local riders using the eggbeaters and decided to give them a try. They have worked well enough for me. For shoes, I have used a set of Shimano SH-M036 sport type of shoes. Again, they work for me. I have found that I do not necessarily need a cleat type shoe for the trails that I have been riding and prefer the comfort/practicality of a sport type shoe.

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    Time atacs

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatacomaTRD View Post
    I'm running SPD Shimano 540's.. They have lasted a really long time. I keep thinking I need to upgrade due to how banged up they are, but they still work the same way as when I got them 7-8 years ago. Never any problems in dusty or muddy conditions. I'll replace with the same when the time comes.

    As for shoe's, I am using Specialized Comp MTN.. I am having a little trouble with numbness in my toes on extended rides, I haven't narrowed down the problem yet, it could be shoe related or something else. I think I'll try Sidi Dominator 5 next time, but they are so expensive. I'd like to hear some other responses on shoes as well.
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    Wellgo MG-1s or Canfield Ultimates depending on which bike I'm on. Tennis shoes.

    I have a persistent ankle injury that seems to be aggravated by riding clipped in.
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    I have been using Times for over ten years. Bomb proof, set and forget pedals. I have never had a single issue.

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    I currently ride with Crank Brothers Candy 2's and Specialized sport mtb shoes! After asking questions to all the mtb'ers I know they said definitely go with Crank Brothers. My brother had one pair of Shimano's pedals and he said he liked them so well he sold them with the bike they were on. I love my CB's pedals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Panic View Post
    I currently ride with Crank Brothers Candy 2's and Specialized sport mtb shoes! After asking questions to all the mtb'ers I know they said definitely go with Crank Brothers. My brother had one pair of Shimano's pedals and he said he liked them so well he sold them with the bike they were on. I love my CB's pedals.
    I'm a huge fan of the eggbeaters in particular. A recent muddy/fording/climbing/switchback filled ride really underscored this, as the riders with eggbeaters had no issues, and the guy with the shimano spd's couldn't get his to clip until he spent 20 mins fussing with them and cleaning them out.
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    Eggbeaters and some kind of Sette shoes. A buddy turned me on to the eggbeaters 5 or 6 yrs ago. 2nd set and I like them. Sette shoes cuz of the price. Seem to hold up ok.

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    Sidi Dominators and Shimano 535's. I have had those pedals forever. Bought em back in the late 90's and they have been on numerous bikes over the past 12-13 years. Basically a cheaper version of the 747 pedal which I have also used on numerous bikes. Not sure why but the 535's have been the best balance of retention and ease of clipping in and out so I usually end-up with them back on my bike, not because they are light and cool, but just because they work so well for me. The right pedal finally developed a little play and I ended-up rebuilding them this year. Lots of loose tiny little ball-bearings which were hard to find and harder to install. Pedals are working like a champ again though and just put them on a new niner build.

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    Shimano SPD's since the early 90's... Most of my buddies are on Time's, but I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger....

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    2 kinds

    Either (Pimplite WRX) with normal shoes (tennis shoes light hikers like low top merrells, KEENs or something similar)


    or egg beaters and Mavic Rush Shoes for workouts, more technical stuff,




    Egg beaters are cheap and easy, the Mavic Rush shoes were about the cheapest shoes that fit and had a tightening ratchet which is great for mid trail adjustments as your shoes stretch/socks get wet, whatever... you can ratchet them down without getting off your bike. I figures out how cool that was on road and transferred it when I bought mountain bike shoes

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    Shimano 520s with a 10 yo pair of Sidi Dominator 2s. I like Shimano b/c they are consistent, durable, and have a positive in/out. I have ridden Shimano knock-offs and a pair of Onzas (terrible!!) and farted around with EggBeaters...always end up back with the big S. For the shoes, love my Sidis, stiff, light, like the ratchet. Probably will get another pair when these die...if I can afford them!
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    On my trail bike Forte Converts, don't like them. Selling the bike so I'll worry about pedals on my next bike. On my DJer Crank Bros 50/50s.

    I have 3 pairs of shoes for riding so far. Five Ten Freeriders which I've been using for over a year now. Five Ten Impact lows that I haven't worn yet, waiting for my next trip to the bike park. And I wear Vans when riding my DJer because the Five Tens are too sticky.

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    Time ATAC that are 15 yrs old. Still work great
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    Shimano XT trail and have 2 pair of shoes. Shimanos for more tech trails where I think I'll be doing some DH or uphill hiking over very uneven terrain. Sidi Spider in red for other times.

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    Shimano M530s. I can't find a reason to justify more expensive pedals than these.

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    CB Candies and Giro Privateer shoes

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    My CB eggbeaters died today. I already bought some CB mallets (got them for cheap new), since I am riding more aggressively .

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    I've got a couple of pairs of old Atac Aliums which will least me a while yet. One started to come loose on the spindle during a ride the other day, just tightened the dust cap and it was fixed. Easy to service if you have to though.

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    Egg beaters, Lake sandals and Shimano M088's because they are the only shoes that i could find wide enough. When I don't clip in, I use Wellgo rat traps and New Balance hiking shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerrogordo View Post
    My CB eggbeaters died today. I already bought some CB mallets (got them for cheap new), since I am riding more aggressively .
    Eggbeaters don't die. Just throw a rebuild kit at em.
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    E13 lg1 when flat with five10s

    Time xc6 when clipless with shimano m088

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Eggbeaters don't die. Just throw a rebuild kit at em.

    Wish it was true. I got them with an used 2009 Scott Scale 40 I bought in 2011. They already had a rebuild on them. I bought a rebuild kit last year too.

    Today I was riding a technical downhill section of a trail and my right pedal hit a rock. This is the result:





    I am completely satisfied with them. Simply, it was their time to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerrogordo View Post
    Wish it was true. I got them with an used 2009 Scott Scale 40 I bought in 2011. They already had a rebuild on them. I bought a rebuild kit last year too.

    Today I was riding a technical downhill section of a trail and my right pedal hit a rock. This is the result:





    I am completely satisfied with them. Simply, it was their time to go.
    I had that same kind of a failure. If you send them that pedal, they'll replace that spring.
    Probably be pretty cheap and you'll have a spare pair.
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    Had used Shimano 520's with cheap Shimano shoes for the last 6 years. Pedals were alright, shoes not so much. Just switched to Time ATAC Alium and Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III. Wow, what a difference. Totally understand all the praise for these pedals. The shoes are light and so much stiffer, but wear like a sneaker and breath really well. I was mainly looking for a comfort improvement as my right knee has started bothering me. But I am also riding with more confidence now. Find myself taking more aggressive lines. Completely recommend Time ATACs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I had that same kind of a failure. If you send them that pedal, they'll replace that spring.
    Probably be pretty cheap and you'll have a spare pair.
    +1. Sent mine in (twice) well out of warranty and got them fixed free both times.

    Currently riding 2 pair of the eb 3's, one set of Ti's, and one set of candies with no further issues.

    Shimano M225 and more recently Northwave extreme tech shoes.

    Or flats with 5-10's for the big bike.

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