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Old 11-07-19, 10:17 AM
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I got me these. On sale comfy i have not yet put cleats on. Staying with spd's. I will buy new lighter spd pedals more road/gravel focused.
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Old 11-12-19, 11:14 AM
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building on the original poster's question, i've been looking into gravel/cx shoes a bit too. i've only ridden on roads and just starting to look into knobby tire style biking.

if i end up getting a gravel bike, i think i'd probably do 3-4 cx races a year too. so, i'm i OK with a mtb shoe? or do i need a specific cx style shoe to allow for the running part of the sport? or are most mtb shoes just fine for running up hills, mud, etc..?
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Old 11-13-19, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by sultanofsuede View Post
building on the original poster's question, i've been looking into gravel/cx shoes a bit too. i've only ridden on roads and just starting to look into knobby tire style biking.

if i end up getting a gravel bike, i think i'd probably do 3-4 cx races a year too. so, i'm i OK with a mtb shoe? or do i need a specific cx style shoe to allow for the running part of the sport? or are most mtb shoes just fine for running up hills, mud, etc..?
MTB shoes are fine if they have threaded inserts for mounting spikes
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Old 11-13-19, 05:32 PM
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[QUOTE=Marcus_Ti;
Two years ago you could get Shimano's XTR pedals for only $90USD on clearance. I got PD-M9000 XTRs to replace Crank Candy3 and am happier. D/A quality MTB gear for $90USD. Nowadays XTRs are back to reg pricing with the model refresh to $180 I think.[/QUOTE]

XTRs have come down a bit in price, and XTs have come up a bit. Conventional wisdom is that XT is good enough for pretty much anyone, but with a narrow price difference...It's a toss-up.
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