Anyone ride MTB shoes/cleats on their road bike so they can have one shoe for all bikes?
I’ve ridden Look cleats on my road bike for almost 20 years, but I’m primarily a gravel/mtb guy these days. I do all my TR workouts on my gravel bike using “gravel” shoes and SPD pedals. Yesterday, I decided to mix it up and put my roadie on the trainer after not using that bike/shoes for several months.
My road bike fit is almost identical to my gravel bike, but whole shoe/cleat setup just felt weird. I’m sure it’s just because I’ve been using the other shoes for so long, but it got me thinking.
The shoes I’m using are the Shimano RX8 which they say are a gravel shoe (I call them half road, half MTB). I find them extremely comfortable and I use them on my MTB, my gravel bike, and all my trainer rides. After my experience with my road shoes yesterday I’m wondering if I just go all in and get some SPD pedals for the road bike so I can have one shoe for all my bikes.
Anyone else do this? Seems logical to me but, I was a roadie for a long time so it just seems wrong to put MTB pedals on a road bike.
I’d assume road pedals/cleats are “faster” but I don’t race on the road anymore so we’re just talking group and solo rides on the roadie. Can’t imagine using a MTB pedal would really matter that much in those situations.