Clipless Shoes - Survey Request!!

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  1. jschocke

    jschocke New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for input for a project I am working on involving clipless bicycle shoes. If you see this and would be so kind to fill out the questions below (all, some, or any!), I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    Survey:


    1. [SIZE= medium]What do you like most about your clipless bicycle shoes?[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]How often and when do you find yourself walking in your clipless bicycle shoes (circle all that apply)?
      A) Not very often B) Every couple rides C) Every ride D) Multiple times every ride
      E) Mid-ride (break) F) Only beginning/end of ride
      [/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]What is one feature or function you would like added to clipless bicycling shoes?[/SIZE]


    1. [SIZE= medium]How much did you or would you pay for clipless bicycling shoes?
      A) $0-25 B) $25-50 C) $50-$100
      D) $100-$150 E) $150-$200 D) >$200
      [/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]Rank these clipless bicycling shoe features’ value from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important):[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of clipping in __ [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of replacing cleats __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Safe to walk in __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while walking __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Durable (use before replacement) __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aerodynamic __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Lightweight __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aesthetics (colors/styles) __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while riding__[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]List others and rank:[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever had difficulty clipping in due to worn cleats? Y / N[/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]What has caused it to be difficult to clip into your pedal with clipless shoes?[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever slipped and fallen or nearly fallen while wearing clipless shoes? Y/N[/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]How often do you replace your cleats due to wear? [/SIZE]
     
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  2. davereo

    davereo Well-Known Member

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    1. Fit
    2. (F)
    3. BOA lacing system
    4. C
    5. Proper fit and well ventilated all other features listed 1
    6. N in fact worn cleats engage easier
    7. Cant say no difficulty's for me
    8. Nope
    9. Every time they are worn beyond the wear indicator
     
  3. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Originally Posted by jschocke .


    Hi Guys,

    Looking for input for a project I am working on involving clipless bicycle shoes. If you see this and would be so kind to fill out the questions below (all, some, or any!), I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    Survey:


    1. [SIZE= medium]What do you like most about your clipless bicycle shoes?[/SIZE]

    [SIZE= medium]fit, ability to clip in, a sole with a recessed cleat, buckles - no velcro, no laces.[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]How often and when do you find yourself walking in your clipless bicycle shoes (circle all that apply)?
      A) Not very often B) Every couple rides C) Every ride D) Multiple times every ride
      E) Mid-ride (break) F) Only beginning/end of ride
      [/SIZE]

    [SIZE= medium]For my commute, only beginning and end of ride. For my MTB, multiple times every ride.[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]What is one feature or function you would like added to clipless bicycling shoes?[/SIZE]
    For winter boots, easier entry and faster drying. for both summer and winter shoes, more durable soles, or easy/inexpensive sole replacement. Improved fit for wide feet.

    1. [SIZE= medium]How much did you or would you pay for clipless bicycling shoes?
      A) $0-25 B) $25-50 C) $50-$100
      D) $100-$150 E) $150-$200 D) >$200
      [/SIZE]
      Well, I've picked up a few at sales in the $100 range, but have payed in the >$200 range as well
    2. [SIZE= medium]Rank these clipless bicycling shoe features’ value from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important):[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of clipping in __ [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]That's generally a trait of the pedal/cleat, not the shoe. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of replacing cleats __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]That's generally a trait of assembly care, not shoe or cleat. A dab of weak threadlock, and some hot glue to prevent the tool bit recess from getting jammed with grit and you're good for years. But possibility to replace cleat anchor insert - I'd give that a 3. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Safe to walk in __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Look, if it's safe to walk in, it probably has a recessed cleat and a reasonably non-slip heel. If it has those, then it's probably OK (from a comfort perspective) to walk shorter distances in anyhow. But yeah, safe - 5.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while walking __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]OK, chafing is bad, but actually comfy isn't needed. let's say 3[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Durable (use before replacement) __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]kinda depends on cost but call it a 4[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aerodynamic __[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]2. It's more a case of not trapping too much crud, or catching on things rather than being streamlined. [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Lightweight _3[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aesthetics (colors/styles) _2[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while riding_5[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]List others and rank:[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever had difficulty clipping in due to worn cleats? Y / N [/SIZE]
      No. It's usually the retaining capacity that goes away
    2. [SIZE= medium]What has caused it to be difficult to clip into your pedal with clipless shoes?[/SIZE]
    snow, mud. Slipping cleats. Muscle memory needing to be reset when switching between shoes.
    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever slipped and fallen or nearly fallen while wearing clipless shoes? Y/N[/SIZE]
      Sure
    2. [SIZE= medium]How often do you replace your cleats due to wear? [/SIZE]

    The crank brothers - at least yearly. The Shimanos - maybe every 2nd year.
     
  4. JoelS

    JoelS New Member

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    1. [SIZE= medium]What do you like most about your clipless bicycle shoes? Power transfer, comfort, right tool for the job.[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]How often and when do you find yourself walking in your clipless bicycle shoes (circle all that apply)?

      E) Mid-ride (break) F) Only beginning/end of ride
      [/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]What is one feature or function you would like added to clipless bicycling shoes? A power meter.[/SIZE]


    1. [SIZE= medium]How much did you or would you pay for clipless bicycling shoes?
      D) >$200
      [/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]Rank these clipless bicycling shoe features’ value from 1 (not important) to 5 (very important):[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of clipping in _N/A - it's the cleats you use for clipping in, not the shoe_ [/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Ease of replacing cleats _2_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Safe to walk in _2_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while walking _2_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Durable (use before replacement) _4_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aerodynamic _3_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Lightweight _3_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Aesthetics (colors/styles) _3_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]Comfortable while riding_5_[/SIZE]
    [SIZE= medium]List others and rank[/SIZE]
    Fit. The shoes must fit. And a very stiff carbon fiber sole is critical to efficient energy transfer.

    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever had difficulty clipping in due to worn cleats? Y / N[/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]What has caused it to be difficult to clip into your pedal with clipless shoes? Rushing the process and not paying attention. New cleats are also more difficult.[/SIZE]

    1. [SIZE= medium]Have you ever slipped and fallen or nearly fallen while wearing clipless shoes? Y/N Anyone who says no is either a mountain biker or lying.[/SIZE]
    2. [SIZE= medium]How often do you replace your cleats due to wear? Maybe once a year. Speedplay cleats last a long time and I use cleat covers to minimize wear when off the bike.[/SIZE]
     
  5. sitzmark

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    1a.) Function - link with pedals and power transfer.
    1b.) F usually, but some rides do have mid-ride breaks and sometimes walking then (use mtb shoes partly for that reason)
    1c.) ANT+ strain gauge in cleat system
    1d.) 4. E and D (E to start - D once I found right shoe and had time to watch for sales on additional pairs)

    2.)

    Ease of clipping in __1
    Ease of replacing cleats __1
    Safe to walk in __3
    Comfortable while walking __3
    Durable (use before replacement) __3
    Aerodynamic __1
    Lightweight __2
    Aesthetics (colors/styles) __1
    Comfortable while riding__5

    Other
    1. Have you ever had difficulty clipping in due to worn cleats? N
    2. What has caused it to be difficult to clip into your pedal with clipless shoes? Nothing
    3. Have you ever slipped and fallen or nearly fallen while wearing clipless shoes? N
    4. How often do you replace your cleats due to wear? 1-2 years (multiple pairs so depends on use)

    Note: some of your questions relate more to the pedal/cleat interface and not the shoe. FWIW I use an mtb pedal (Look Quartz Carbon) on all of my bikes (road/cc) because it is light and has a good platform, and because I can use the same shoe(s)/cleats across all bikes. The only exception is my cycleops spin bike which has SPD pedals/cleats because I have to share it with my wife. 2nd pair of same shoes but spd cleats for that. I also have a winter "boot" built upon the same last/sole as my mtb shoe so everything is consistent when switching to cold weather riding.
     
  6. alienator

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    1. Fit,comfort, and adjustability. 2. F, for the most part. 3. I can't think of a single thing I'd want added to my shoes. 4. D 5. not applicable, 1, 2, 1, 4, 1, 1, 3, 5 6. No, but then the problem with worn cleats is that they tend to come unclipped 7. If it's difficult to clip in, it's usually because I'm ogling a woman or women in a car at a stoplight 8. no 9. depends
     
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