• 07-18-2011
    Shimano clipless shoe advice
    I am gonna try going clipless and I am going with shimano XT pedals, but i am stuck in between the all mountain SPD shoe(sh-am45) or the multi use touring shoe (sh-mt33l). Any advice on which ones I should go with??
  • 07-22-2011
    mt33L; nice all purpose shoe that works and looks great on and off the bike. I can't get my head wrapped around the pajama footy look of the 45's.
  • 07-22-2011
    The AM45 looks horrible. I would not be seen dead in that.

    33L is nice allaround shoe.

    I was riding this:

    And they were awesome. They are rigid-sole, not as comfortable to walk in them, but for riding they are awesome.
  • 07-22-2011
    For the XT pedals without cage stick with the rigid sole shoes. The am45 can cause your sole to ache if it's a long ride.
  • 07-22-2011
    personally id skip shimano shoes. i had the m076's and the soles completely detached from the shoes in 4 months of riding. i have a pair of specs that have been great. i hear lakes and sidis are great too. id just stick with all velcro or boa laces.