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I would suggest removing them. Studs are only useful for steep hike a bike scenarios on loose dirt or clay (something that the spikes can bite). These were really intended for XC race situations, where some climbs are too steep to ride so you need to throw the XC bike on your shoulder and run like you stole it! In all the tours I have never done, ...


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Unless you plan to do a lot of sprinting up muddy hills to jump barriers, the studs are just extra weight that makes annoying noises when you're walking around. SPD is great for touring since you can easily walk around in the shoes, the studs detract from that without adding much benefit. You can get small "set screws" to fill the holes where the studs ...


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I'd say mount them. The weight is negligible and if you are a person that finds them useful, they'll be there. Make sure you use some LocTite or similar on the threads. If you don't and the rattle out during your trip, you'll wish you had. That being said, I been through a few pairs of MTB shoes and I have never found the studs useful for anything I ...



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