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    this is my fifth set. but on this one it seems just a bit harder to clip in and clip out. on all my sets i always have the tension at the loosest setting. did something change with Shimano. now i feel a solid click or pop when i get in or out. i'm not used to this.

    did something change with how shimaon does the xtr pedals? shop tells me there's nothing wrong but i've compared to two other bikes i have with the same brand and make but purchased earlier -Mike G
     

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    The contact points on the pedals are raised slightly on the newest and previous xt and xtr. The little silver pieces in the cleat bag can be installed between the cleat and the shoe and should reduce the pressure of the shoe lug on the pedal body.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    I have several pairs of XTR SPDs from the past 10 years, and haven't noticed much difference in use. In any case, I have moved to the Look version. For me, it's easier to clip in and out (but thank Dog no surprise unclipping). They also give me more free rotation, which is right for my knees, at least.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    the answer is Speedplay Frogs. For me easy in easy out and secure.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by eddief View Post
    the answer is Speedplay Frogs. For me easy in easy out and secure.
    Maybe 15 years ago I had Frogs, and loved them until the cleat (?) wore enough that they would rock a bit and click with every pedal stroke. Have they fixed that, or is there a workaround? It was a common complaint back then.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    i may have had that issue but that is usually just the cushion under the spring part of the cleat. usually a little bit o inner tube is a quick fix.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    Have you put into accounts the type and wear of the cleats, also the shape of the sole?
    I'd compare only with the same shoes with equal wear of the sole, too.
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    Default Re: spd pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by watchcwgo View Post
    The contact points on the pedals are raised slightly on the newest and previous xt and xtr. The little silver pieces in the cleat bag can be installed between the cleat and the shoe and should reduce the pressure of the shoe lug on the pedal body.
    Is this intended to reduce the amount of rocking that develops? If so, good.
     

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    Default Re: spd pedals

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    Is this intended to reduce the amount of rocking that develops? If so, good.
    Probably unofficially. It's certainly effective in that, which I am really happy about. I think officially the tread contact points are raised for increased pedaling efficiency
    So I say to youth right now. Don't sway to the unjust,
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