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Shimano R065 Road Cycling Shoes - £24.50 @ Halfords
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Shimano R065 Road Cycling Shoes - £24.50 @ Halfords

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Posted 4th Aug 2018
Entry level Road Cycling shoes for £24.50. You cant go wrong at this price!.

See my other post for SPD-SL cleats which go with these, then you just need the pedals to step your cycling game up.

If you have British Cycling membership then you can get another 10% off these prices on click and collect (just say they never seem to want to see proof!)

Note lots of other shoes with 30% off when added to basket, these were just the cheapest.
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My personal advice is for those not racing get the mtb style ones. Far easier to walk in and unless you are planning on going professional just a bit handier.

I am a cyclist and it’s a great exercise but the amount of nonsense and money that is extorted from gullible mid life crisis guys and gals is ridiculous.

wheels, tyres, helmets etc may make a difference to froome and Thomas but it will make feck all difference to 90% of the common cyclist. Get out and ride and enjoy.
dan4acres04/08/2018 12:10

The price drops back down to £24.50 once you add it to your basket


Thanks for unstupiding me
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Literally just loading the Halfords website to reserve some inner tubes and I'm looking at converting to cleats instead of standard pedals. May have made my mind up with these.
Just ordered MTB ones! Yey. Any recomendations on peddles?
Sonicthehodgehed04/08/2018 09:24

Just ordered MTB ones! Yey. Any recomendations on peddles?


Shimano m520, brace yourself for your first fall 😄
PIPS7 m ago

Shimano m520, brace yourself for your first fall 😄

Haha these are fine. rans them for years no probs.
I have these and use them about 4 days a week...very good shoes.
I use the Shimano mtb shoes varient mentioned by above along with m520 and Shimano multi release clips.
Works flawlessly.
I just have SPD on my road bike, is it worth changing for SPD SL?
They've changed the price. It's 35 reduced by 24.50
martynpd04/08/2018 11:44

They've changed the price. It's 35 reduced by 24.50


The price drops back down to £24.50 once you add it to your basket
Edited by: "dan4acres" 4th Aug 2018
dan4acres04/08/2018 12:10

The price drops back down to £24.50 once you add it to your basket


Thanks for unstupiding me
martynpd1 m ago

Thanks for unstupiding me


You're very welcome. It wasn't super clear - don't be too hard on yourself!
Sonicthehodgehed3 h, 6 m ago

Just ordered MTB ones! Yey. Any recomendations on peddles?


Link to these please. Thanks
Just picked up the mtb shoes, apparently they're a bit comfier to walk in if you have to do that (cleats are recessed making walking a bit more normal)
Great price. I managed to get a pair in Norwich yesterday but I had to collect from their Cycle Republic store
dealhuntaa04/08/2018 11:40

I just have SPD on my road bike, is it worth changing for SPD SL?


Absolutely! You can shed a LOAD of weight from your legs that way, in case you do many distance events. I lost nearly a kilo going from cheap SPD shoes to carbon fibre soled Mavics and the SPD SL system
Rhythmeister04/08/2018 19:54

Absolutely! You can shed a LOAD of weight from your legs that way, in case …Absolutely! You can shed a LOAD of weight from your legs that way, in case you do many distance events. I lost nearly a kilo going from cheap SPD shoes to carbon fibre soled Mavics and the SPD SL system


Rhythmeister04/08/2018 19:54

Absolutely! You can shed a LOAD of weight from your legs that way, in case …Absolutely! You can shed a LOAD of weight from your legs that way, in case you do many distance events. I lost nearly a kilo going from cheap SPD shoes to carbon fibre soled Mavics and the SPD SL system


So you burn more calories with these pedals?
dealhuntaa10 m ago

So you burn more calories with these pedals?


You will burn more calories if you expend more effort on a heavier setup, lighter pedals and shoes will make you more efficient
Hmmm so the SPD SL are lighter than SPD?

What makes SPD SL better than SPD?
If you think Batman's cool. Get these. Batman uses them too.
Says £35 for me
Edit: Sorry im an idiot
Edited by: "seany1990" 4th Aug 2018
dealhuntaa11 h, 31 m ago

I just have SPD on my road bike, is it worth changing for SPD SL?



Not worth changing for the sake of it. SPD-SL offers a bit better power transfer and can be more comfortable on the bike, but they're harder to walk in because of the bigger cleat that sticks out.
Edited by: "bobcheda" 4th Aug 2018
My personal advice is for those not racing get the mtb style ones. Far easier to walk in and unless you are planning on going professional just a bit handier.

I am a cyclist and it’s a great exercise but the amount of nonsense and money that is extorted from gullible mid life crisis guys and gals is ridiculous.

wheels, tyres, helmets etc may make a difference to froome and Thomas but it will make feck all difference to 90% of the common cyclist. Get out and ride and enjoy.
Thank you Rodman and OP I ordered the MTB version.
dealhuntaa12 h, 25 m ago

I just have SPD on my road bike, is it worth changing for SPD SL?


Depends on your outlook. If you want to go fast: yes. If you want to burn more cals going slower: no.

...or if you just want to look the part in your local cafe on a Sunday morning: definitely.
dealhuntaa04/08/2018 11:40

I just have SPD on my road bike, is it worth changing for SPD SL?



A lot of it is down to personal preference, I started off with spd many years ago, tried spd sl and didn't like them, always felt too big and clumsy and too fiddly clippping in and out.
Also a big advantage of spd pedals is that they're mostly double sided so clipping in/out is very intuitive.
Now use spd on all my bikes and love them, probably the best single upgrade you could buy.
Some good info here.
Edited by: "cycleman" 5th Aug 2018
I had some cheap Sports Direct ‘muddyfox’ shoes that I used for about 500 miles before the metal support plate snapped.

i then changed for the same brand but they were more like the MTB ones linked to from here, where the entire sole was rigid and they had two removable studs at the front. This was in winter so I wasn’t out on the bike and was using them for a spinning class.

They were absolutely killing the outside of my feet so I stopped spinning, but since it rolled around to spring and I was out on the bike with m520 pedals, I’ve not really noticed a problem.

tl;dr are the Shimano MTB ones at this price point likely to offer more comfort than a no-name brand?

Thanks
Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD.

The advantage of 3 bolt over 2 bolt systems is the range of shoes is much wider.
I can definitely vouch for the SPD-SLs if you have wide feet. They are a PITA to walk in unfortunately but I find them much more comfortable having a wider platform over the MTB style SPDs.
Got the Mtb one same price lovely
Thanks bought a pair of these and the mtb ones.
Ermm these were expired for Delivery and click and collect yesterday???

Have they got more or does Click and Collect work for a few stores still?
cycleman5th Aug 2018

A lot of it is down to personal preference, I started off with spd many …A lot of it is down to personal preference, I started off with spd many years ago, tried spd sl and didn't like them, always felt too big and clumsy and too fiddly clippping in and out.Also a big advantage of spd pedals is that they're mostly double sided so clipping in/out is very intuitive.Now use spd on all my bikes and love them, probably the best single upgrade you could buy.Some good info here.


I didn't look the part on my 100 mile ride this morning. Got to Belvoir Castle and was trying to walk up a gravel hill, the SPD cleats are really not made for that sort of walk, was hard work snd concious the cleats are getting scraped and worn down and getting harder to click back in the pedals. I have MTB cleats on my mountain bike and you can walk in those with no problems. Lasted years.

Btw the reply has attached to the wrong comment. Naughty HUKD.
Edited by: "thekudos" 5th Aug 2018
I used spds for years with carbon soled mtb shoes on both my road and mtb setups. Logic being that the platform is stiff and so the contact interface between shoe and bike wouldn't make any difference. Mtb shoes were really convenient when off the bike too (easy to walk in) bit some oeople find "hot spots" on the sole just above the leat where the pressure is applied during pedaling)
A tip for those buying mtb SPD pedals; the m540 are a far better buy than the heavy m520.

However I relented and bought the 105 carbon pedals at a heavy discount and cheapest carbon soled road shoes I could find. Immediately noticed improved efficiency across all my strava times (especially time trialling) so I can only assume I was wrong about the size of the pedal interface making no difference. The benefits with spd sl are you will be able to go marginally faster over using spd (or a greater range at same pace as before) due to the improved efficiency.
However walking on spd sl is a pain and the plastic cleats wear down far quicker than any wear to SPDs metal cleats becomes apparent.

As said above, if you are a casual cyclist SPDs are the way to go.

Having said that the carbon SPDSLs made bugger all difference to my hitting the wall due to the heat on my century club ride today
As with everything, its all about tuning the rider rather than the kit!
Edited by: "jazid" 5th Aug 2018
dan197905/08/2018 08:11

Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. …Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. The advantage of 3 bolt over 2 bolt systems is the range of shoes is much wider.


Over long distance it makes a difference. On a 100miler spd sl will be the way to go on a road bike and will be faster. I find I suffer dead toes/cramp with spd if over 50 miles.
dan197905/08/2018 08:11

Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. …Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. The advantage of 3 bolt over 2 bolt systems is the range of shoes is much wider.


Sadly the only TRUE way to test is on a track bike with a power meter in a velodrome (controlled environment)... however my experience as above is that it DOES make a small difference, much to my surprise.
Edited by: "jazid" 5th Aug 2018
Whiteside05/08/2018 00:21

My personal advice is for those not racing get the mtb style ones. Far …My personal advice is for those not racing get the mtb style ones. Far easier to walk in and unless you are planning on going professional just a bit handier. I am a cyclist and it’s a great exercise but the amount of nonsense and money that is extorted from gullible mid life crisis guys and gals is ridiculous. wheels, tyres, helmets etc may make a difference to froome and Thomas but it will make feck all difference to 90% of the common cyclist. Get out and ride and enjoy.


Tosh. Plenty of people can go out and ride 200 miles a week at 19mph and not be racing. I do and I certainly wouldn't do it on spd cleats. Just because it doesn't suit you, dont tar everyone else

Agreed if you do 20 miles at 13mph and walk around on your shoes a lot, knock yourself out.

You can get spd-sl or look pedals for the same sort of money and they have better power transfer and weigh a lot less. Again, if you eat a lot of pies then a few grams make no difference To everyone else it all adds up so why not if it costs the same.
dan197913 h, 44 m ago

Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. …Please ignore anyone who suggests spd-sl will make you faster than SPD. The advantage of 3 bolt over 2 bolt systems is the range of shoes is much wider.


Of course they would t make you faster. But they are more efficient and they are lighter. So they help
jazid05/08/2018 20:32

Sadly the only TRUE way to test is on a track bike with a power meter in a …Sadly the only TRUE way to test is on a track bike with a power meter in a velodrome (controlled environment)... however my experience as above is that it DOES make a small difference, much to my surprise.


Not sure why it's a suprise. Otherwise the pro peleton would be on egg beaters?
trickytree198405/08/2018 21:58

Not sure why it's a suprise. Otherwise the pro peleton would be on egg …Not sure why it's a suprise. Otherwise the pro peleton would be on egg beaters?


I assumed that with the stiffness of carbon sole, this would effectively mean the pressure applied during a pedal stroke would be normalised between both pedal systems as there would be no flex thus meaning the interface was not a factor. If you get my drift...
Edited by: "jazid" 5th Aug 2018
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