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    Default Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    I just saw these posted in another thread here, does anybody have experience using them, good, bad?

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    Default Re: Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    the potential big thing that jumps out at me is that they would probably add a pretty decent chunk of stack height to the combo right?

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    Default Re: Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    shimano makes something similar: SM-SH41 It does look like the one you posted has more room for fore aft adjustment, but the shimano is more walking friendly and less likely to gouge floors
     

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    Default Re: Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    These are not adaptors per se. The cleat and the mount are one piece, so they are actually cleats, just with mounting for 3 hole shoes.

    The cleats work with Xpedo pedals like these. Evidently the design uses the cleat to creat stability, rather than the sole of the shoe. So even if these were compatible with Shimano pedals, there might be some stability issues due to the absence of support on either side of the cleat.

    I think the Shimano adapters are probably the best for SPD cleats.

    The SM-SH40 require two-bolt cleat mounts in the soles of the shoe. You bolt through the adapter into the sole of the shoe.



    The SM-SH41 does not require two-bolt cleat mounts.



    SIDI makes their own adapter plate. It is very durable but not very grippy.

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    Default Re: Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    i've bought a pair of the xpedo cleats, but wasn't impressed: SPD shoes have rubber on the sides of the cleats that rests on the pedal body and stabilizes the shoe –those adapters lack those, and the part that interfaces with the shoes is slightly serrated, and would mark carbon soles.

    The Shimano adapter seems better as they both protect the sole, and got those raise edges to stabilize the shoe on the pedal.

    Took a quick glance in my parts box and couldn't find the Xpedo cleats in my part box; I'll take another look later today, and if I'll find them, they're yours.
     

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    Default Re: Adapter cleat for 3 hole mounting to 2 hole spd style cleats

    100% what Jorg said.
    The Shimano ones you can not adjust the cleat length wise,but are solid.
    The crankbrothers you can pull the cleat through the plastic in a sprint. Don't ask me how I found out.
     

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