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    Carbon Shoes Cleat Torque?

    Figured this might be the best place to ask this question. Just picked up a pair of Adidas Adistar XC Ultra shoes with a carbon sole and I'm kind of scared to tighten the cleats down as hard as I had on my other shoes; I feel like I might crack the carbon. Anyone know the spec on what Shimano SPD cleats are supposed to be torqued to or the general standard torque for carbon shoes?

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    Just found the manual for the XTR pedals:

    "Provisional tightening torque for cleat mounting bolts: 2.4N-m {22 in. lbs}"

    "Tightening torque: 5-6 N-m {43-52 in. lbs}"

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    I have cranked my cleats down to the carbon sole ever since I have had them, really tight. Never had an issue.

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    You could put a metal plate under the cleat. I think addidas give some with their shoes. Your pedal wont dig in you shoes too.

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