Clipless pedals clip in?
October 23, 2007 6:27 PM Subscribe
Clipless pedals, biking shoes ... how do I make sense of it all? On a budget?
I have been getting into biking, and the toy-nerd in me wants to buy cool new gear, while my cheap side is trying to keep down the costs. I have a road bike.
One thing I am fairly sure I want is clipless pedals and bike shoes to go with them. I think Shimano's M520 are a popular model that seems reasonably priced; they are MTB cleats but want the cleats to be recessed in the shoes so I could walk around in them when I need to. Does the hive-mind have an opinion, and furthermore, does anyone know if they include the cool 'cleat platforms' which are plastic thingees that clip into the cleat and make it usable with normal shoes?
Then, there is the issue of bike shoes. What are the big things I should look for in a budget shoe?
Is there a good resource where all this bike gear stuff is explained? What about a website which has reasonable prices and decent info/reviews (the newegg of bikes)? It seems that there are lots of random things I would like to procure (bike shorts, etc), but all the stores have vastly different selections and often, the prices seem exagerated, so I would like to find somewhere I could trust.