MattyP wrote:I was one who was 'tempted' & went from spd's to spd-sl road pedals (Shimano PDR540) on my roadie about 6 months ago.
When clipped it they're very good at power transfer, and my new shoes are wonderful (but my old spd shoes weren't). The walking ability is far more compromised, though that's yet to be an issue.
What I've found incredibly challenging is the actual clipping in process to the spd-sl pedals due to carbon sole on my Nike road shoes. Many a time at traffic lights it's taken me a few goes at successfully clipping in without dramatically wrenching my foot off the pedal. I suspect it's just a matter of practise & experience in this regard.
I use spd'd on my old mtb that I commute with.
Euan wrote:Given Vidman's comments on moving from SPDs to SPD-SL I'm not sure I'd call it an upgrade. A change would be more appropriate.
Have a look at Crank Brother's Quattros. Much easier to clip in and out of than SPD-SL.
Euan wrote:Again I come back, how much is the shoes and how much is the pedals?
I've used different shoes on the same pedals and the difference is significant.
The Duckmeister wrote:I used to use a SPD-type single sided pedal, with a road shoe that would accept two-bolt cleats.
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