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Exustar Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)

Stylish and comfortable commuting shoes. Suede uppers have breathable mesh and the soles are SPD® compatible.
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Questions & Answers for Exustar Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)

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Are you able to "clip in" with these shoes? I am looking for shoes suitable for spinning class.

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
Yes you need to remove the rubber from the SPD area, and remove the insole and insert the metal cleat deck (provided)
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
mattbing
 - Toronto, ON
answer 2
Yes. The information is under the specs tab.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Balu2
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Wear & Tear Question

I have an Exustar shoe that served me very well for a couple of years or so. I've worn it so much, in fact, that there are wear marks from my cleats on it and now I'm having a hard time removing my shoe from the pedal and starting to have the screws come off easily. I think it's safe to say it's time for new shoes, but should I replace the cleats as well? In other words, is the grip problem with the shoe, with the cleat (just the bottom part? the whole thing?), or both? Any recommendations as to how to avoid this in the future?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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Bernardo
 - Montreal
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
Check the tension of the springs on the pedal mechanism, clean the pedal thoroughly , lube the mechanism. I have a set of cleats that lasted 12 years and the toe of the cleat was less than a millimeter thick when I had to retire the shoes. Probably not advisable, but it is surprising how long everything worked together when maintained regularly.
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Darcyj
 - Calgary, AB
answer 2
The cleats might need replacement, as over time the wear on them may make the release less reliable. If however the bolts that hold the cleats on the shoe are loose (which is what I think you are saying), than the cleat will move on the shoe and that can make it nearly impossible to release as the cleat will not push back on the pedal "hinge".

The little bolts that hold the cleat on may sometimes need to be replaced as the heads become worn and virtually impossible to get tight, or for that matter loose, if they need to be taken off.

Even if you can get them tight, maybe you should get new cleats on the new shoes anyway as the old combo could be a spare set?
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Monty The Cat
 - Vancouver
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I've never bought cycling shoes before but spin regularly on Keiser bikes. Do these shoes come with appropriate cleats for this brand of bike?

I would also like to know if I need to buy the "cleats" or if these are build into the shoe. I did not realize that the two could be sold separately.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
The bike and cycling shoe system consists of the bike, the pedal, the cleats and the shoes. Typically the shoes are sold alone, you purchase pedals and cleats separately. Some pedals come with cleats and in other cases the cleats are sold separately.

These shoes are SPD compatible which basically means there are two holes on the bottom of the shoe to attach to a two hole cleat. When you have chosen your SPD pedal, you can purchase the appropriate cleats and affix those to the shoes.

Where pedal/bike compatibility is concerned, you can put most pedals on most bikes. That being said there are some combinations that make more or less sense. See some examples below that would work with this shoe.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
marelee
answer 2
Cleats are specific to the pedals not the bike, and usually come with the pedals or can be bought separately. These shoes are compatible with 2-hole Mountain-bike cleats. 3-hole cleats won't work. Note that several manufacturers sell both 2-hole (MTB) and 3-hole (road) lines of pedals and cleats so make sure you pick the right one.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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BrianRC
 - Toronto, On
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Are these compatible with egg beater cleats and pedals?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Jason
 - Victoria
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
Yes they are, I use eggbeaters and are great.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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mattbing
 - Toronto, ON
answer 2
Yes, there are compatible with flat pedals, SPD and Crank Brothers pedals (which include egg beater pedals).
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Yukers
 - MEC Service Centre
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Time Cleats

just wondering if they will work with time cleats and pedals. I have not shopped for shoes in 13 years which is how long my last shoes held out. They were good shoes.
asked 4 years ago
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Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
The E-SM102's will not work with Time Cleats and Pedals. They are not compatible with 3-hole cleats, such as Time or Look.
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answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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SeaCat
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How do you install the cleats?

I got the cleats with these shoes but how do I put them on the shoes?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
I'm unable to find an installation manual but the following YouTube video should be sufficiently detailed to explain the steps required to install your SPD cleats.
Video Answer:
(click on the play button to start movie)
How To Install SPD Cleats
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Champagne
 - MEC Service Centre
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What size am I, and which cleats match up?

I am a size 6.5 Women's in regular shoes. What size would I be in the Exustar E‑SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex), as it's Euro sized? Also, which cleats is this compatible with, and do I need to get new pedals? This is for a stationary bike.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
The European size is 37. The compatible clips are SPD. If your peddles are SPD compatible clips they will work. They are compatible with most stationary bikes. There are clip recommendations below.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Balu2
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Would I be able to walk around for extended periods in these shoes between rides? If not, is there a cycling shoe that is appropriate for this?

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
by
Anonymous
on Exustar E-SM102 Cycling Shoes (Unisex)
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answer 1
Yes these shoes will be fine to walk around in.

One thing I would keep in mind is that no cycling shoe that is clipless will be as comfortable to walk around in as a regular shoe because of the plate installed in them to improve energy transfer while riding. They are trying to capture the best of both worlds so not as stiff as a 3 hole clipless shoe (no flex) and not as flexible as a walking shoe.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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ExtremeIroning