@REI-JohnJ , Thanks for all the help and wisdom. After some research I ended up going with the: Shimano PD-M8120 XT SPD Trail Pedals and Shimano ME5 Mountain Bike Shoes. Can't wait to try them all out together. As far as the pannier and bike rack set, I just moved back from Europe in September and may have tried to stretch the bike's possibilities too thin, but was hoping to do commuting, cy clocross, distance gravel rides and possibly bike packing. I've been big into mountain biking but didn't want to buy a car here and wanted this to provide amateur level entrance into those activities. In this day and age of 2020, any way to get off the grid seems to be a good day. I bought a hyperlite while I was backpacking in the alps 2019 and have an osprey for day hikes - short multi-day. I'll definitely talk to the reps at REI when I pick up all the gear Saturday and see what options there are but for commuting to and from work 15lbs will probably be enough to carry tools, rain jacket and pick up a few groceries. Thanks again for everything. Cheers, Daniel
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Recently purchased the Cannonale SuperX GRX Bike, I have some FiveTen mountain biking shoes for my mountain bike and would primarily be using the Cannondale as a commuter, but not sure which pedals/ shoe combination to go with. I don't want to preclude myself from taking this bike to the limits. Also, looking into some panniers for the commute and was wondering if there is a recommended mounting system for that bike. Thanks for your help!!
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