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04/05/2004 at 17:18
Can anyone recommend any really good cycling shoes that would do for training AND be reasonable quick transition for 'Tri' races
cougie    pirate
04/05/2004 at 17:20
I've got Vittoria with three Velcro straps. They aren't bad. The Tri specific ones tend to have one velcro band, but aren't as adjustable I think ?
04/05/2004 at 17:28
Stephen, i've just bought some Carnacs with the one velcro strap which are obviously good for racing and I can't see any reason why they shouldn't be a good training shoe as well. Plus they are yellow and silver so are pretty flash.
cougie    pirate
04/05/2004 at 17:29
Nice nice Rich ?
04/05/2004 at 17:32
If it's for tri, it might be important for you to make sure that when you place your foot on top of the shoe (& press down - to minic the action of riding with you foot on top of your shoe) that it springs back into shape allowing you to easily get your foot in whilst riding.
Specialized did this in the shop and haven't since (tut!)
04/05/2004 at 18:03
Nice was nice thanks Cougs. Weather not brilliant, similar to here, but managed to find six and a half mostly dry hours on Sunday, then just an hour and a half blast up Col de Vence and back yesterday.
04/05/2004 at 18:15
I think these shoes are rather funny-looking and not at all flattering.
cougie    pirate
04/05/2004 at 18:31
Jeepers Rich - you should have come up tpo the Lakes - 48 hours of sun. Hence my RW vest shaped sunburn.

Jj - You are so right. And you spill your tea if you walk across a cafe in them.

Us cyclists suffer for our sport.
04/05/2004 at 21:26
I've got red/blue/white Sidi one's and I think they look super!

I was told it's best to get tri specific shoes rather than road ones as they have an extra grip bit to help prevent slipping when getting on/off the bike. Not everyone can get their foot into the shoe while it's attached to the peddle! Not without falling off anyhow:o)
04/05/2004 at 21:58
i have some shimanos with 3 velcro straps.
for tri i just take the 2 lower straps out and use the upper one.
04/05/2004 at 22:05

[opportunistic ruffle]
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/05/2004 at 22:20
Think I have the same Carnac shoes as RichardM - mainly black with a few darts of yellow at the back with some grey to.

They have one wide velcro strap and seem easy enough to get in and out of (though ive only done 1 Duathlon so far).

They were about £90 though.

04/05/2004 at 22:22
Bet they're bigger...
WildWill    pirate
04/05/2004 at 23:03
I use specialised body geometry race shoes - twin velcro straps fast on and off and very comfy
05/05/2004 at 08:22
Thanks for all the input guys, i've ordered a pair of the Sidi TR1 (White/blue/red) as they look great and seem to be a sort of hybrid cycling/tri shoe. should arrive soon, hope the fit is OK! only trouble with mail order - all that back and forth nonsense.
05/05/2004 at 09:59
hope you've got narrow feet stealthman - I tried those Sidis and with size 10 plates of meat they were too narrow
05/05/2004 at 11:31
mmmph, could be a problem. have to wait and see - I don't posess the skiniest feet in the world - but they are pnly size 7.5
05/05/2004 at 16:10
I've got the SIDI T1's in white red and blue. Brand new I have only had them about ten days. Very comfortable. I have practiced leaving them on the pedals and setting off and coming home and they are fine. They do not spring back to shape but they are very soft and soon move when you push your foot in them. I too have size 10 feet and ordered a 10.5. I haven't found them in the slightest tight as earlier stated and I do have wide feet. I have also worn them with and without socks and they're fine either way. And they look great!!!!
cougie    pirate
05/05/2004 at 16:13
Is it not easier just putting them on, and then clipping in ? Maybe a tad slower, but surely a lot safer ?
05/05/2004 at 16:19
shush coogee.
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