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If you're getting sore feet 10 miles into a ride, you should look more closely at your shoes as the problem. If the sole is stiff enough, you should be isolated from the shape of the cleat. Other causes for hot spots can be shape of the insole, the socks you wear, the width of the shoe, etc, etc. Do you have the same problem with your road shoes and the egg beaters?
 

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im sure this has been discussion hundreds of times, i searched but found nothing recent.

trying to find the ideal pedal company/ specific pedals.

my situation:
3 bikes 2 shoes. 1 road bike 2 mtbikes. i have road shoes and a pair of mtb.
my goal: find a comfortable pedal for each bike that uses the same cleats.
current set up: eggbeaters on mtbs. candy c on road.
current issue: the eggbeaters arent working out as i planned and the balls of my feet are getting really sore 10-15miles into rides.

im thinking of chainging all my bikes to shimano spds but thats not much more of a platform. or i could get some of the mallet pedals for my main mtb, put the candys on my 2nd mtb and put the eggbeaters on my road bike.
ive never tried out the mallet pedals and i dont really want to spend $100 and not have them solve any problems.
ive messed around with the placement of my cleats with no luck.
would a wider platform help?
any sugestions?
 

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chrissa said:
If you're getting sore feet 10 miles into a ride, you should look more closely at your shoes as the problem. If the sole is stiff enough, you should be isolated from the shape of the cleat. Other causes for hot spots can be shape of the insole, the socks you wear, the width of the shoe, etc, etc. Do you have the same problem with your road shoes and the egg beaters?
no problem with my road shoes but they are a bit stiffer on the sole then my mtb shoes. my mtb shoes are well broken in.
maybe just get new shoes then?
 

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New shoes could be a good try. I ride 10 year old Time ATAC pedals with Shimano shoes that have a full carbon sole. I don't feel a thing under the sole.

What kind of socks do you wear? Hopefully something fully synthetic and designed for cycling? Some socks will have a little extra padding under the balls of the feet, and the synthetic material allows your feet to "float" more in the sock and shoe and not create friction and hot spots. That might be worth a try too.

Chris.

PS - when I look at this thread, my first reply ended up in front of your original post. Is that what you see? That's weird.
 

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I swear by Time ATAC pedals. They are the best and I have been riding them for a long time. They perform well in all situations, and to be honest once you put them on our bike you don't ever need to think about them again.
 

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chrissa said:
New shoes could be a good try. I ride 10 year old Time ATAC pedals with Shimano shoes that have a full carbon sole. I don't feel a thing under the sole.

What kind of socks do you wear? Hopefully something fully synthetic and designed for cycling? Some socks will have a little extra padding under the balls of the feet, and the synthetic material allows your feet to "float" more in the sock and shoe and not create friction and hot spots. That might be worth a try too.

Chris.

PS - when I look at this thread, my first reply ended up in front of your original post. Is that what you see? That's weird.
i wear cycle specific socks made by lin. theyres no pads though. the soreness in my feet is weird in the fact that i cant pinpoint it really.
and the thread/your post shows up normal on my comp.

ToneyRiver said:
I swear by Time ATAC pedals. They are the best and I have been riding them for a long time. They perform well in all situations, and to be honest once you put them on our bike you don't ever need to think about them again.
ive heard alot of good from those pedals but i think im going to get new shoes before i change pedals. and the time pedals are similar in size to and spd arent they?

tod33 said:
It is really depends on how long and how far you will use you're bike. If you will use it in every day of you're life of course you should get the best gear.

keep it rollin'
i have my three bikes i listed and my bmx and they all get commuted on evenly.
i think im gonna get some tougher shoes and if that doesnt work out im gonna drop the bomb and just buy some mallets and that should do it.
proccess of elimination:madman:
 

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also do the eggbeaters with sealed bearing last that much longer?
i just noticed mine were really loose on the spindle. mine are the mxr and have less the 100 miles on them
 
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