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    dumb question about clipless pedals and shoes

    I'm thinking about buying clipless pedals for the first time.
    I was thinking about a set of Crank Bros.

    When I look for shoes, under cleat compatibilty, they usually only say SPD 2 bolt pattern. I understand that this is the shimano cleat system, but do the shoes/holes work for the eggbeaters as well? Or do I have to find shoes that say eggbeater compatible?

    Any suggestions for shoes to use with Crank Bros.?

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    All MTB pedals are 2 bolts. Any mtb (and a lot of road shoes) will work.
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    yeah, youll be good. i got the shimano 520's for my 1st set since you can adjust the release tension.

    after 3 good falls, youll be good and tearing it up on the trails.

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    ive been happy with the CB pedals, dont bother with any of the mallet series as they are heavy and needlessly big (you cant really stand on them without clipless shoes as the clip in part is taller than the pedal)
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    I've seen a few comments about the eggbeaters having too small a surface area for comfort - but don't experience that with mine. Can only surmise that they work best with good stiff soles and not so well if the soles are too flexible.

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    Crank Brothers cleats use the 2-bolt SPD pattern. For Egg Beaters, go with shoes that has good stiff soles. Try them on before you buy them - size, fit, & comfort vary greatly from brand-to-brand & even within some brands. The deep discounts on some shoes on the internet are usually no bargain. I buy a lot of stuff on the net, but not shoes.
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