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Old 01-29-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
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Hello all! New member here.

I'm new here, been reading for a little bit. Wanted to say hi. At the moment trying to do my research pertaining which pedal and shoe combo to try for my road bike. The more I search the more complicated it gets. Hopefully I figure it out soon.
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Ps. Anyone here a member of www.Zmotion.org (I'm thinking of joining that club)



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Old 01-29-2013, 04:33 AM   #2
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Welcome! Enjoy yourself, help yourself to all the info we have, and make some new friends! Plenty of nice folks to go around here!



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Old 01-29-2013, 05:06 AM   #3
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Welcome I totally get what you mean about the complexity of cycling. Finding the best type of helmet could probably fill a short book!

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welcome.
the secret to finding what best works for you, is to find what best works for you. price, brand and reviews tend to sway a lot of people's decision, but it is my opinion that as educational as that may be, physically trying it out yourself is the best course of action.
maybe a local bike shop can let you test ride a few different set-ups to find the one that suits you.
unfortunately this sport is one that is ill-affected by elitism, meaning that there's the serious crowd, the "only the best" crowd and the recreational cyclist crowd.. opinions will differ and seldom do these separate camps agree on a particular product.

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I just went through the same grueling process to determine which pedal system to go with. I finally opted to go with Speedplay and am very satisfied with my initial impressions. As far as shoes, I am limited to what's available in wider sizes (limited options) and Shimano seems to fit me best.

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Welcome, CWDaly! You will find a lot of good folks here and they are always willing to help!

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welcome.
the secret to finding what best works for you, is to find what best works for you. price, brand and reviews tend to sway a lot of people's decision, but it is my opinion that as educational as that may be, physically trying it out yourself is the best course of action.
maybe a local bike shop can let you test ride a few different set-ups to find the one that suits you.
unfortunately this sport is one that is ill-affected by elitism, meaning that there's the serious crowd, the "only the best" crowd and the recreational cyclist crowd.. opinions will differ and seldom do these separate camps agree on a particular product.
This is very true. The only thing he forgot to include is the acceptance crowd. You will find them here. We accept everyone for who they are and what they strive to be. Welcome aboard saddle up and get on your best fitting cycling shoes.
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I'm new here, been reading for a little bit. Wanted to say hi. At the moment trying to do my research pertaining which pedal and shoe combo to try for my road bike. The more I search the more complicated it gets. Hopefully I figure it out soon.
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Ps. Anyone here a member of www.Zmotion.org (I'm thinking of joining that club)
Find a pair of shoes that you love, first. Then figure out what road pedal works with that shoe (maybe a couple of models). The learning curve will be almost the same with most clipless pedals, but you gotta have a good shoe!

I use Look Keo2 Max pedals with Scattante shoes from performance bike. I will need to buy some new shoes though since I have been riding with these for a few years and I don't feel like they have enough arch.
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Thank you all for the welcome. I'll be heading to my LBS, in a few days. I was hoping to do all my shopping online, but you guys make very good points pertaining trying on the different shoes.

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