as the underdog of the pedal wars, we have an uphill fight in fitting our system to the other guy's shoes. but we've tried most setups, and can help you make bebops work well with most mtb and road shoes out there.
one of the most important differences between bebops and
other mtb pedals is that our stack height is half that of other pedal systems.
the good news is that this makes for much better biomechanics
(Time has stressed this for years regarding their road pedals, but doesn't
like to talk about the stack height of its mtb pedals.) the bad news is
that you have to do a little trimming of the lugs on most mtb shoes to clear our
spindle. this trimming is essential to the proper functioning
of your pedals.
carnac -- nice shoes, although there is a bunch
of stack height built into the shoe. adapters available from bebop or your dealer
allow you to use bebop with very minor modifications to the lugs on the sole.
-- new sidi shoes work fine, with only a little bit of lug trimming necessary.
old sidi shoes (1994 and earlier) are not recommended because they
had very flexible soles.
-- nice shoes, work well with only a little lug trimming necessary.
- shimano -- work fine, but require more trimming than most
because, surprise, they don't easily fit anything but shimano.
specialized -- pretty good -- much better than older specialized.
the cleat pocket is a wee bit narrow, so you have to do a fair amount of triming
to the sides of the pocket, but once the cutting is done, they work fine.
specialized -- as much as we love the folks at specialized, we have
dedicated a few gray hairs to dealing with their shoes. ground controls
from 1994 and earlier are a pain to work with, and we really can't recommend
them for use with our pedals. if you insist on using them, call us and we'll
try to help. 1995-96 ground controls are much better, but still need
a little help. call or email us and we'll send our special adapter kit. these
also require minor lug trimming.
-- great commercials -- really great commercials. but we really can't
recommend the older shoes for use with our pedals. we haven't tried the new
nike shoes -- let us know what you think.
-- excellent shoes, and highly recommended (unless you have narrow feet). adapters
available from bebop or from your dealer.
these adapters allow you to use bebops with no modifications to shoes
-- adapters are available from bebop or from your dealer through veltec sports.
they allow you to use bebops without modifcation to your shoes or inserts.
-- adapters are available from bebop or from your dealer through bicycle parts
pacific. these shoes will actually work without adapters, but the adapters
make it easier to find the pedal with your foot.
- shimano -- bebops mount easily to these shoes, but the
non-recessed sole makes it more difficult to walk and find the pedal with
your feet than the shoes listed above. but some folks love 'em.
-- nice shoes, but do not work with bebop pedals yet. write your congressperson.
except for the bottom of the line version designed to work with their spd-type
pedal, which is actually a very nice, vittoria-like sole and works fine.
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