just to confirm, the new/old cleats are still compatible with each other, right?velobob said:I got some and have been riding and racing them for about 3 weeks now. My biggest impression is how smooth they feel and very solid engagement. The cleats are much smaller too (compared to my old Eggbeater SL's) which seems like a good thing as mud doesn't get plugged up around the cleat as easily. I'm very pleased.
I'm using the old cleats with the 3, works fine, the clip-ins and outs feel 'snappier', I'm not sure if it's the old cleats or just the new pedals... I find them to be nice improvements. They spin smoothly, the springs feel more powerful (although maybe it's just because my other Eggbeaters are old now) and they seem to be better built and engineered. I also like that the spindles are shorter than the old SL, they're closer to the old short spindles. Hopefully durability will be good, I broke three Eggbeater SL in less than a month this spring but I can't stand the feel of other pedals...black_box said:just to confirm, the new/old cleats are still compatible with each other, right?
You can purchase an aluminium "sole saver" direct from cranks bros that may help. I had some problems with the sidi's and switched to specialized shoes this time around and find the softer rubber soles are much nicer fit w/ the egg beaters. Be careful trimming the soles, just a little at a time. Some people round the corners of the cleats a little with the dremmel, i did this and it helped get them in easier.NextTime said:I tried Eggbeater 3s for the first time today with Sidi Dominator 5 shoes and without shims - and I had a heck of a time clipping in. Much harder to clip in than with my SPDs. Not the result I had hoped for.
Concluding that I was experiencing tread interference, I put the shims on and seemed to have better luck clipping in, but then, this led me to clipping-out too easily. It also seemed like I had less contact with the shoe tread on the pedal and this felt unstable.
I wonder if I would have better results if I shaved off a bit of tread - but that sounds like a complicated mess and I'm certain to screw that up - or if I had shims that were thinner than the Eggbeater supplied shims.
Any thoughts from gallery out there? Thanks.