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    New shoes with Crank Bros pedals...

    I recently bought Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals to go on my new bike. I've always hated Shimano pedals as I ride quite often in muddy conditions. I want to get new shoes to use with the new bike and keep my old shoes with SPD cleats to use my old bike.

    Is there any compatibility issues I must be aware with Crank Brothers pedals and some shoes? I presently have a pair of 2002 Specialized Pro Mountain shoes and I like them. I had to cut off a bit of rubber around the cleats to use with my SPD M747 pedals. Any suggestion is welcomed. I was thinking Specialized again or Sidi Dominators...

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    contact Crank Bros..

    Let them know what shoes you will be riding on and they will most likely know. They will be honest with you. I know the pedals come with shims that you might need to place under the cleats.

    enjoy the ride.
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    Good job!

    I personally love the Specialized line of shoes, as they offer big sizes...and are inexpensive.

    NO problems experienced by me with the Eggs/Candy or Mallets with three pair of Specialized shoes. No trimming necessary.

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    Thanks...

    I had another question for the Crank Brothers owners:
    I just installed my Candy SL and they don't roll very smoothly, as if the bearings were too tight. Is there a brake-in period I'm not aware of or is this normal behaviour due to the pedals having an outside bearing and inside bushing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.J
    I just installed my Candy SL and they don't roll very smoothly, as if the bearings were too tight. Is there a brake-in period I'm not aware of or is this normal behaviour due to the pedals having an outside bearing and inside bushing?
    Common. Not an issue and its mostly due to the thick grease and inner rubber seal. Mine have just over 100 miles on them and they still feel nice and tight. It certainly isn't going to hinder your momentum

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    Yeah what he said (nm)

    Ok a little message.
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