shoe-pedal compatibility

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  1. jrstevens

    jrstevens New Member

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    Anyone out there running Shimano R215 shoes (or other carbon soled Shimanos) with Speedplay X-pedals. The Speedplay website shoe compatibility guide says the Shimano shoes are not compatible with the X series but my LBS claims there's no worries. Supposedly the Shimano toe box is too big making it too wide to clear the crank arm and making unclipping difficult or at least not easy. Any comments appreciated.

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    martin_j001 New Member

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    Where did that info come from? Its complete BS.... Speedplay cleats are compatible just about, if not all road cycling shoes on the market these days.
     
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    jrstevens New Member

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    From the guide on Speedplay's own website.

    [​IMG]
    Manufacturer: Shimano
    Model: Carbon Fiber
    Compatibility:

    [​IMG] ZERO-Compatible with Zero System ONLY. Uses 1F and 1R Snap Shims.


    [​IMG] X Pedal-NOT COMPATIBLE. Although 1F and 1R Snap Shims cleat will mount to the carbon sole, this shoe is too wide to clear crank arm, preventing safe release. Special longer spindles available from Speedplay must be used to ensure compatibility with carbon soled shoes.

    However, I have since called Speedplay and they said that Shimano has corrected the issue on all '05 models.



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