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    Pedals

    What pedals and shoes do you ride with and why?
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    Straitline defactos, because they are the best pedal ive used n ive used alot of top of the line flats, i prefer the bushings than the bearings, i like the large size of the flats, the pins n placement of then are perfect, they are as tough as nails n overall quality is top notch as is all straitline products.
    As for shoes 5.10 impacts cause they are built well with a top sole on them, but they are bloody hot on the feet, so often just wear runners, i can get away with them on the wide straitlines with heaps of pins..
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    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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    Saint platforms and 510 Freeriders....no washers on the pins. Great feel and really sticky
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    Time ATAC when clipless because they shed mud better than any Shimano pedals I've used. Lots of shoes (Sidi are my faves, but also like my Lake, Specialized and Carnac through the years).

    Lately, I've gone back to flats and have been running Deity Decoy pedals with Teva Links. Really digging that combo.
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    I ride Time ATAC's because they're bomber and they have good float for my knees....I wear Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elite's because they're comfy and HAB awesome which is kinda important for bikepacking since bikepacking is sometimes just hiking with a useless 37lb piece of junk for extended periods of time.

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    Pedals: Speedplay Frogs. They have no spring tension, nothing forcing your feet to a particular position and when it's time to unclip, there's no spring force to overcome; you just twist to the release point and you're out. They also offer more float than any other pedal out there if your knees need the extra freedom. And as a bonus, they're some of the lightest pedals out there.

    They clear mud, snow and most everything else. Hard adobe clay won't clear, but that's true of pretty much any pedal. The only issue I've found with them is fine, dry sand. It makes engaging them difficult as they get really dry and the cleat and pedal don't like to move freely with that grit between them.

    Shoes: Specialized Rime. Just got them this summer for the Vibram soles and they are the best overall shoes I've had. They took a while to break in and get really fit to my feet and they still seem to need adjusting mid-ride, but the sole makes these minor annoyances worth it. When you need to walk - especially over rocks and tough terrain - the soles actually offer traction! Even when the terrain is wet. I just wonder what took someone so long to get a Vibram sole on a MTB shoe!

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    Sidi dominators. and shimano PD-M530 MTB SPD Pedals because they were on a good sale at hucknroll and I wanted to try some SPD's with the platform.

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    Shimano 540's. Use them because I have always used them.

    Giro Codes. Light and super stiff. HAB is a no-go with these though.

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    Love the straitline de facto pedals I've got. I keep the pins out over the axle bore. I have five ten freeriders and they match great. After over a year, my freeriders are beginning to feel the abuse. Rebuilt both pairs of de facto pedals I've got. Once it was because the pedal took a large amount of impact from when the bike went falling off a car.

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    Shimano 520/540 are awesome. But, I just got a set of Time ATAC pedals and, hmmm, they are great! I don't think you can go wrong with either.

    Shoes: Pearl Izumi and Specialized.
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    thanks dudes.
    I think the one thing I need to replace on my 2012 Trek Cobia are the pedals.
    I've been sliding a good amount on the stock.
    Would love to actually stick on them. with any shoe!

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    Time ATACs. Easy in and out. Work great.

    Giro Privateers. Comfortable, feel great.

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    Seems like there is alot of ATAC praise on these boards. Probably warranted. I learned clipless in a defacto manner. My first real MTB came stock with 540's in 1996. Bought some Pearl Izumi Cleated shoes the day I picked up the bike and have never looked back.
    I will probably stick with what I know, but the amount of accolades the Time pedals get here makes me think I might be missing something?

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    Right now I'm running Shimano XT M780 with multidirectional cleat. Supportive pedal, really like how they feel under the feet. I like the float they provide, good for my knees. I like how easy they are to get out of. Not as easy to get in as Crank Bros pedals in my opinion.

    Shoes, some comfy old Specialized Tahoe and a pair of Specialized Comp Pro. I really like how comfy the Tahoes are, I just don't like how they look, they're kind of gooberish.

    I also own some flat pedals Wellgo W71. They're pretty thin, some pins on the corners only. They're cheap, $26 bucks. I ride those with some Nike ACG sneaks. I only run flats on days I do more all mountain stuff or go to a wicked hard place to ride that's filled with slippery roots, sharp rocks, really tech riding. Sometimes I just feel safer with flats ( but not more efficient) when I ride flats, and it's a different feel on the bike.

    I've ridden with Time's ATAC for years, pretty good pedals. Bombproof, clears mud, pretty easy to get in. Not as easy as Shimano to unclip.
    I've ridden with Crank Bro Candys for years. Super easy to clip in, not as easy to unclip as Shimano.

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    I've been riding Crank borthers for about 6 years. I ride eggbeaters and acids, love em both!
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    straitline defactos are very nice. just recently put on a pair of Specialized Bennies on my 4X and am quite happy with them. just a bit smaller than my straitlines. i just switch out those grub screws with straitline pins and it's like defactos @ 40% off msrp!

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    +(another) 1 Time ATAC. They clear better and release consistently with no maintenance. SPDs seem to trap your foot if they aren't lubed. You can just ignore the times and they keep working.

    NorthWave shoes seem good for wide feet. I have a hard time getting excited about cycling shoes. If it fits and has a stiff sole it's good.

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    VP Mountain flat cage pedals and Teva Pinner shoes

    but i'm a total f-ing rookie...

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    Atacs and Shimano shoes...they both seem to last a long a time, although the shoes aren't as good as they used to be.
    Why is this question in the passion thread though?
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    ^^^ cause the mans passionate about his pedals n shoes, thats gotta be a good thing, he might even have a fetish for them n theres nothin wrong with that.......
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    Speedplay Frogs (Ti) with Loui Garneau shoes. Love 'em because of their simplicity. Have had the pedals for about ten years too. The shoes and cleats I recently replaced and had a little trouble because I initially installed with a cleat spacer, that was effecting click-in, but removed the spacer and they are as good as ever. The LG shoes replaced a pair of SIDI dominators from the mid 90's that were starting to decay. So far happy with the shoe at this price.

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    Platforms: Easton Flatboys, VP-001's, DMR V8's, and Holzfellers.

    Shoes: Teva Pinners, DC's, and FiveTen Barons & Freeriders. Also have a pair of Nike Jordans that have worked out perfectly, all black, flat sole, don't know the model #....

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    Quote Originally Posted by D45yth View Post
    Atacs and Shimano shoes...they both seem to last a long a time, although the shoes aren't as good as they used to be.
    Why is this question in the passion thread though?
    Look at the way people write about them!
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    I switch it up to keep it interesting. I either use shimano spd 520s with bontrager mtb race shoes or wellgo mg1s with some adio skate shoes.
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    DH I run wellgo132/ Lotek mids
    On the trail I use shimano xt's / specialized tahoe. I always like shoes with laces instead of velcro or ratchet straps.

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    Eggbeaters and Candy 2's with Specialized Comp shoes.

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    Time Atac....only way to go. Love them 3 bikes 3 sets of time ATAC.

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    Time Atac for the past 8 years, including on the road bike.

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    Straitline Defactos, with Freeriders or Impacts. Stick like glue, big platform for my size 12 flippers.
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    Bontrager solstice shoes, mallet 2 pedals.

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    Time ATACs on both my road bike and MTB.

    Keen Springwater shoes. I have super wide feet and these fit well.
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    3" drywall screws through the top of my foot into a wooden pedal.

    or ATACs and Sidi dom5's - same setup for road and mtn.

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    Everyone that runs ATAC's, is there every any issues clipping in with them? I don't have any experience with them, but love how easy my SPD's engage every time without issue. It looks to me that they make take a little more "precise" position than SPD.

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    No issues clipping into ATACs. Easy peasy.

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    ATACs are easier than SPD because of the lateral float.

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    Shimano somethingorothers
    Giro somethingorothers....

    Sometimes 510 impacts and Forte pedals.

    how long do SPD pedals last? i have the old school ones were the tension screw is external. the newer ones have an internal screw. i ask this because, i like the "feel" of the older ones better. the tension feels different, hard to describe. I only have two pairs. if they break, i wont be able to find them anymore because they've discontinued that design. i know it seems minor but i swear they release different! i hear SPuDs are pretty bombproof.
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    Wellgo MG1s and my hiking shoes, because I'm a poor grad student...

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    Shoes: Adidas Sambas (the only sneakers I buy anymore)
    Pedals: Flats with straps. Currently Wellgo B030 and Burro straps, but HT Nano/Deity Compound with Fyxation straps work well too.

    Basically, for my needs, this set up beats clipless and flats. I get the following benefits:
    1. Light weight (340gm/pair with Deity Compounds)
    2. Affordability (when my Sambas are looking tired, they get relegated to MTB use and I buy a new set)
    3. Durability.
    4. Huge platform - power transfer is fine despite the soft sole of the Sambas, because the pedal is ginormous. When I get off the bike and walk, I don't sound like a tap dancer.
    5. Thin platform - low CG
    6. Not too sticky, not too loose. I can disengage from the bike instantly, usually, so I go for broke with trail obstacles. My clipless pedals made me shy away from technical stunts - eff that. On the flip side, My 510s on grippy flats (Deity Compounds) are sometimes too sticky, and require a conscious effort to lift the foot and reposition it.
    7. The ability to pull up on the pedals as needed for short power climbs.
    8. Customizable traction pin layout. Thin the pins under the strap, keep the ones on the flip side for emergency traction.

    I think the fixed gear freestyling hipsters are on to something with their pedal straps. I predict a pedal revolution for MTBers - flats and straps, you heard it here first.
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    tioga spyder D pedals with clips and straps. Like that they are flat and light,good grip and they work with toe clips which i prefer, agree and think flats with some type of clip and or strap is really the way to go! easy in and out and you can move your foot around a bit
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    I switch between flat pedals and clipless pedals, depending on the ride. If it's road riding, I go clipless mostly. If it's trail riding, I go with the flats, but have used the clipless on very easy trails though.

    I have some old Cannondale shoes and clipless pedals I purchased about 10-15 or so years ago for the road bike that I never used. For some odd reason, I like the MTB pedals and shoes at that time. I now use the combo on my MTB. I love the shoes as I can wear them anytime and pedals are easy to clip in and out. I will have to take a picture of them, so they can be identified.

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    I use MG-1 pedals and 5.10 Impacts for my summer bike.

    I use fyxation mesa MP pedals (nylon with metal pins) and some boots I found at Fleet Farm for my fatbike (winter).

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    I've had MG-1's for awhile. I just recently found a pair of sneakers at Wal-Mart that work great. They're supposed to look like some expensive basketball shoes, I think, but they have a real soft, knobby sole, and they're black. They were on sale for $16! They work great. After a ride I can see where the pedal spikes were digging into the soles. I can tell I need to try clipless someday, but not yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatacomaTRD View Post
    Everyone that runs ATAC's, is there every any issues clipping in with them? I don't have any experience with them, but love how easy my SPD's engage every time without issue. It looks to me that they make take a little more "precise" position than SPD.
    I am very new to Time Atacs. I am also new to clipless, so I can't compare them to anything else but IMHO they are very easy to clip in. I use them with Sette shoes. I can begin pedalling without clipping and eventually my foot will find the right place and "snap" it's in. Now if I could only get to clip out as quickly. Not that they are difficult to clip out, just that it is new to me.

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    I use 1st generation Ritchey Logic clipless pedals on all my bikes (MTB, Commuter, SS, road bike, cruiser) because they were one of the only options when I went clipless in the early 90's. Because my shoes were already set up with the cleats, I kept putting the same pedals on bikes as I continued to add additional bikes to the stable. Now they are on all of my bikes and to change to another pedal at this point would be pricey.
    For shoes, I wear whatever I find cheap when the current pair breaks. Right now I'm riding a pair of Lake Carbon Race shoes I picked up for $10 on eBay. I got about 5 years and almost 10k miles out of the last pair of $15 Shimano SPD shoes I got on eBay.
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    That coaster brake bike looks like a rolling grin factory. Sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    That coaster brake bike looks like a rolling grin factory. Sweet.
    Yep. Here's a grin from a short track race last year.
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    almost embarrassed to say this, but I'm still using a pair of Onza H.O. pedals that I bought about 18 years ago. Might have to retire them this year if I can't find my spare elastomers, cause the old ones are disintegrating. I got a new pair of Exustar shoes last year after my original, first generation Sidi Dominators bit the dust.

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    $35 Blacklabel gas pedals, Merrell Moab shoes. problem?

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    Shimano something-or-other SPD I bought years and years ago
    Shimano shoes

    Same for MTB and Road

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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

    over ten years
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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

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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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