Training with mtb shoes & pedals on road bike for base miles and spring races?
Lots of good sale prices on road shoes and pedals. I currently wear Specialized Pro mtb shoes with a great stiff carbon sole and they fit so great. Pedals are eggbeaters. I swap these over to my road since multiple days are spent riding. No hot spots, but my rides are not over 3 hours. Yet.
Would I see any benefit going to a traditional road shoe and pedal? Obviously it's extra cost which I can afford, but don't want to "waste" money if all I'm doing is losing some weight from the shoes.
Will the larger pedal platform be useful? I do plan to race a handful of spring series road events. Other than showing up with hairy legs and mtb shoes/pedals on a road bike I'm wondering if things are good to go as-is.