Thanks...Absolutely you can. I use mine all fall/winter/spring on my road bike as grit plugs up my Speedplay cleats (my summer road bike pedals). I use Eggbeaters on my mountain bike too and do lots of road riding (paved and dirt) with them. There are no negatives.
Yes, mountain bike shoes and pedals give you great walkability - if you need that.
Consider getting the Eggbeater Candy pedals.
Their platform gives you a bit more support and more of a pedal surface for pedaling without being clipped in (say, before getting clipped in while starting up going through an intersection).Thanks...
What is the reason for getting the Candy pedals ?
That must be an individual thing and not a general happening as I can't tell whether I'm in MTB shoes and Eggs or road shoes and S/Play Zero - when just riding along. They both give equal support and comfort. I can certainly tell when clicking in & out but that's immaterial here. The OP needs to know that MTB shoes and Eggs, whatever model, will probably be just fine for him.Eggbeaters + Mountain shoes are fine, not to mention very convenient for when you're off the bike. That being said, I've always found that Road Shoes and Pedals make me stronger and more comfortable when the going gets long and arduous. It's not a style thing, it's a comfort/efficiency thing. With road shoes and pedals, it takes longer for your ankles and feet to begin to protest...and lemme tell you it's a very good thing to keep your ankles and feet happy for as long as possible.
I've not been on this forum long and wondered what these "Rules" were that people quoted. Just yesterday found a link and laughed my butt off. What snobs!The "rules"...oh brother, not that again.
What would you attribute that to? I can think of three possibilities:I tell you this -- If I couldn't feel any difference, I'd be using MTB footgear/pedals, too. But I do, so I don't.
Here's what I can tell you.What would you attribute that to? I can think of three possibilities:
1) Stiffness. Not an issue: Dominators are the same sole as Genius 5, for example.
2) Fore-aft position: Could be, but I've found my mtns more able to get further back, which is the direction I'd expect this sort of problems.
3) Weight. The mtn shoes are going to be heavier. Not completely convinced that matters all that much.
Not arguing, just curious in what you think it might be.