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I wear a size 15 shoe us, I would like to know if my giro birm spin shoes I bought for cycle bar are compatible and if not which pedals should I purchase?
 

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Awesome! When I've ridden at Cycle Bar I used bike shoes which had SPD cleats and I'm guessing that's probably what you have. They look something like the picture below.

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The other main spinning format which is what Peloton uses is Look Delta and the cleats look like this
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If I'm correct that you have SPD cleats, they won't be compatible with the standard (Delta Look) pedals that come with the bike. Since my family already standardized on SPD, I got a different pair of SPD platform pedals and swapped them for the pedals that came with the bike.
 

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Some cycling shoes will work with two hole cleats like SPD and three hole cleats like Delta Look. If that's the case and you aren't also using these shoes with an outdoor bike, you could also buy a set of Peloton cleats for $25 plus shipping and just change the cleats on your shoes so they'll be compatible.

For most people I would just go with SPD pedals which is what I prefer.

Sounds like you just ordered the bike and no accessories package?
 

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Awesome! When I've ridden at Cycle Bar I used bike shoes which had SPD cleats and I'm guessing that's probably what you have. They look something like the picture below.

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The other main spinning format which is what Peloton uses is Look Delta and the cleats look like this
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If I'm correct that you have SPD cleats, they won't be compatible with the standard (Delta Look) pedals that come with the bike. Since my family already standardized on SPD, I got a different pair of SPD platform pedals and swapped them for the pedals that came with the bike.
That sounds like a plan. I think I'd like to stick with my cleats the way they are and order new pedals. Suggestions on type or specs?

And yes I also did not get any accessories. Because of having large feet I tend to NOT want to purchase new footgear if possible.
 

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I haven't used tried those but the reviews look pretty good. The other side of these pedals work with the Look Delta cleats like Peloton. This would be helpful if you thin anyone who will ride your bike will have shoes with that format. If not, you may be better off with pedals that have SPD on both sides or SPD and a flat platform on the other side (which are probably less expensive).

Unlike with an outdoor bike, a lighter pedal isn't advantageous at all.
 

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I'm not familiar with that brand - I would make sure it's a good quality company. Otherwise I would go with a known brand like Shimano. One thing that I hear about is pedals snapping off which is a pain as it usually requires a Peloton technician to come out and fix (and they won't do it currently due to SIP). It sounds like you're a bigger guy so especially in your case I would want to be sure the pedals are high quality.
 

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I am indeed a larger guy, hmm. Ok SPD only. Do I search for spinning pedals for giants?

Any help is great. I want to make sure I dont get on it for the first time and break a clip.
 

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I have some mountain biking friends who are bigger guys that like the Shimano Saints. They may be a bit overkill for you and you'd probably be OK with something less expensive like these but I agree sticking with a brand name like Shimano is lower risk.

A few suggestions:
-stick with a platform style pedal
-weight doesn't matter - so don't pay more for a lighter pedal which is likely to not be as strong anyway
-if one side is flat that's fine - you'll only clip in once per workout

There are pedals out there for people with larger feet but if you've been fine cycling at Cycle Bar with the standard pedals you'll probably be fine with stock.
 
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