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    weight of the Vans spd shoes?????

    Shimanos are 1000 grams
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    Why does that matter in the slightest? You're buying flat-spd shoes so you're clearly not racing elite xc, plus every different size will have a different weight, plus between glue and material the weight will probably vary a little from shoe to shoe.
    The Shimano's weighing '1000 grams' is just a number they pulled out of thin air without specifics. 1000g for what, a size 5 or a size 12?

    Just try a set on and see if you like the fit, that's far more improtant than a few grams.

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    No local shops here have them, I was going to order a pair but didn't want to get boat anchors.
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    11-36 XTR in the rear, 36T wide-narrow upfront

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    i don't think the weight is a big issue. but from the reviews i have read, the vans have the spd position in a weird spot that made people dislike them. i have the 661 spd and they are a bit heavier, they are great shoes.

    here is the article. just looking at the bottom of the shoe, you can see what a messed up position the spd cleat is at.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...shoes-10-35490

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    if your buying that kind of shoe one of the last things id be worrying about is weight.

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    I have the Vans SPD and like them. If you plan on hiking in them at all they will fall apart fast.

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    i wear the warner spd of vans. its cool. spd spot is right. sole is hard. weight is just under a kilo, i think. never had them on a scale. shure a xc race shoe from sidi or so is half the weight.
    and mine is not falling apart till now. seems like good glue and stiching.

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