1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Lidl Cycling Shoes - which SPD Pedals

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Janeyb, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. Janeyb

    Janeyb Senior Member

    I'm working up to thinking about trying clipless. Bought the Lidl Shoes a while back and think it's about time I got myself kitted out.

    However, even after reading all the posts I could find, I'm still ignorant. They have 2 bolt fixing - would something like this do for starters? Or have I got it totally wrong? Any suggestions much appreciated.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360006644&N=Wellgo WPD982 SPD Pedals

    Like the idea of having the pedals flat one side as often just use the bike to nip to the shops so would just want to wear trainers......or would that just confuse things - should I just bite the bullet and get something like this:

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360006646&N=Wellgo WPD823 SPD Pedals

    Know I've gone for cheap options but really not sure how I'll get on with it so want to try out something cheap on the commuter/hack bike - before considering that road bike I've been eyeing up (in which case will buy more expensive ones for that).
     
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah Staff Member

    both will be fine for spd's.
    Honestly Janey, once you get used to spd's you will wonder how you managed with out them. I started off with the one side flat / one side spd.
    these
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDeta...=Shimano A530 SPD Single Sided Touring Pedals

    Then once I was more confident bought these, and they are brilliant
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360031037&n=Shimano XT M770 Pedals
     
  3. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    I got some Shimano ones very similar to the second ones you show there (about 7-8 years ago) and I think they're the best thing since sliced bread. I haven't had one of those 'clipless moments' yet either (perhaps I shouldn't have said that ... :sad:). I also bought a pair of the Lidl shoes and they compare favourably with the Shimano ones that I have.
    I don't feel happy riding flat pedals now - I keep pulling up on the pedal expecting it to follow my foot, and ... :becool:.
     
  4. Nick1979

    Nick1979 New Member

    Location:
    London (SW11)
    I second ianrauk on this, I bought flat/spd pedals but spd is soooo better that I've never used the flat side, and don't think I will ever use it. Even if I need to go to the shop/pub, I just jump into my spd shoes (Adidas, they look like normal trainers and you can walk with them).
    Save you the trouble of finding the right side each time you clip in (and added weight I suppose) and buy the spd only ones!
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Go for the duel sided SPDs. Single sided 'cage' pedals are a nightmare, they always hang the wrong way up!

    I have the Lidl shoes too. I'm not that impressed with them; but for how much they cost they're perfect for commuting to work with.
     
  6. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    What are the Lidl shoes like and how cheap are they? I can't find any on the Lidl site and the nearest one is a bit of a distance just for a look.
     
  7. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Staff Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    I bought a pair of the Lidl shoes (£16-ish) and single-sided pedals (£6 IIRC) a couple of years ago to try them - and they've been brilliant ! Shoes are comfy (I have wide feet) and I've had 1 clipless moment thus far ! Now I would definitely go for double-sided.

    They only have them as a Weekly Special - and you might have missed this season's. ;)
     
  8. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    The shoes are heavy and the soles are rather flexible for cycling shoes. Most annoyingly the cleats seem to be positioned further back than all my other shoes. Only by a few mm; but very noticable.

    I brought them for commuting so I could have two pairs for wet days; to save having to dry my shoes in the office or put wet shoes on again to ride home in.