I've had mountain bike pedals (SPD) and shoes on my road bikes forever. Much easier to walk around in. Every now & then I think about switching to road pedals/shoes just because they're a bit lighter/stiffer, but the tradeoff doesn't seem worth it.
Spd's all the way! I have a pair of Shimano SH-M087S shoes which were pretty pricey ($89) but nothing compared to road shoes. They're reasonably light and pretty stiff too. I like the ratchet buckle instead of laces also.
I also use mtn pedals & shoes on my road bike. The shoes are not particularly heavy. I really can't imagine road shoes being a whole lot lighter. Of course, if you're counting grams.... Not sure how the weight compares to road shoes since I've never owned a pair.
I have used nothing but SPDs on my road bikes for the past 8 years. I am, just now, starting to look at other options, but the ease of walking around is a nice feature of SPDs since I often carry my camera out on my rides.
Hey Brian, I have been using Look since I bought my road bike but I am considering a switch to SPD's for the same reasons. I like the thought of being able to walk around easily and not look/sound like I'm doing some tap dance routine, or looking like a dork if I slip and fall on my bum.
Specialized makes a "sport touring" shoe for SPD pedals that doesn't have off-road lugs, but is still quite light, and completely encloses the SPD cleat. I bought a pair several months ago and I like them a lot.
I have SPD mountain pedals/shoes for the mountain bike, and SPD-SL road shoes/pedals for the road bike.
My mtb shoes are sketchy at best on tile or linoleum, but great in the dirt and on trails. My road shoes are just fine to walk around in, but they are noticeably lighter and stiffer than the mtb setup.
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