Shimano SH-MT5 Mountain Bike Shoe Review

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SH-MT500 Cycling Setup

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Shimano made it so that now when rolling into a beautiful campground nestled among the high mountain evergreens, it’s nice to know you’re wearing your new more versatile cycling setup to cover the unrideable trek to your evening’s accommodations. Shimano MT5 were designed with outdoor adventuring in mind and appearing stealthily like an everyday athletic model, they blend comfortable walkability with cleat compatibility so you’ll be comfortable in and out of the saddle. With an outsole stiffness rating of four, fallings solidly on the comfortable touring side of the spectrum, they are durably built for functionality through long hours in the saddle, while setting up camp on foot, and hanging at any coffee shops you spot along the route.

Shimano used a synthetic upper that’s perforated for increased ventilation, with rubber reinforcement around the toe box for stability and protection. A speed-lace system spans the top of the Shimano setup for easy adjustment and a customized fit, and a hook-and-loop strap across the top of the foot holds the laces in place and provides an extra dose of support. Underfoot, a rubber outsole provides grippy traction over rocks, roots, damp staircases, and other obstacles, while shock-absorbing EVA foam increases comfort on and off the bike.





MT5 shoe review and purchase info

  • A casually SH-MTN Styled cycling set for bikepacking adventures
  • Fiberglass-reinforced shank plate provides efficient power transfer
  • Rubber outsole provides grip and walkability
  • Perforated upper with durable reinforcement
  • Quickly adjust MT5 fit with a speed lace closure with hook-and-loop security strap
  • Two-bolt cleat compatible

2017 shimano sh-mt300_sh-mt500
shimano sh-mt3 mountain-bike-shoe-black

SH-MT300

While streamlined road setups and burly Shimano trail models have their place, neither is very comfortable to wear walking through the grocery store amidst an afternoon of bike-powered errands or spontaneously scrambling up the trail to a waterfall you spotted while exploring a new riding route. Get versatile comfort in and out of the saddle Shimano’s MT3 Cycling set, with casual styling that blends in almost anywhere.

The MT3 synthetic upper features perforations throughout to promote cooling ventilation, and. A lace-up closure lets you quickly customize the fit. With an outsole stiffness rating of four, it falls solidly on the comfortable touring and recreational side of the spectrum, built for functionality through long hours in the saddle and easy walkability when you’re not clipped in.

MT3 shoe review and purchase info

  • A casually SH-Style, versatile cycling set
  • Rubber outsole provides grip and walkability
  • Breathable perforated upper
  • Shimano lace closure dials in the fit
  • Two-bolt cleat compatible

Shimano SH-MW7 Gore-Tex SPD Winter MTB Shoes Review

Shimano SH-MW700 Gore-Tex Winter MTB Shoes
shimano mw7 gore-tex winter-shoe

SH-MW7 Gore-tex SPD Winter MTB Boot

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

 

Shimano designed these for riders without an off-season, as these Winter bike boots are ready to hit the trail and take on the elements. The Shimano MW7 are uilt as a cycling boot, as they feature a waterproof membrane and Shimano fleece insoles.

MW7 waterproof Gore-Tex® Insulated Comfort liner gives maximum weather protection and comfort…
Lace shield design and high-cut cover construction protects feet from muck and debris…
Shimano winter insoles with fleece liners provide cushioning and heat retention…
360-degree reflectivity for high Shimano visibility…
Torsional midsoles allow natural rider motion during downhill descents…
Rubber outsoles improve grip in wet and slippery conditions…
Shimano speed lacing system allows fast, easy adjustments and a secure fit…





MW7 test review and purchase info at REI.com

Outsole Vibram rubber SH-MW500
Waterproof Yes
Cleat Design SH-XC700 2 hole
SPD Compatible Yes
Crankbrothers Compatible Yes
Footwear Closure Single-pull Lace
Traction Tread Yes
Shimano Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 13 oz.

Sidi Epic Mountain Bike Adventure Shoe Testing Review

Sidi Epic Mountain Bike Shoe Testing Review black-white

 

Epic Shoes for adventure…

Price $174 discounted 43% to $99




 

The Sidi setup, as always comes with their incredibly durable materials, a mesh top, and perfectly balanced Sidi sole stiffness make for a no brainer choice when looking for a new set of mountain kicks. The Sidi Epic carries on one of the reputations they have been known for and has that certain “like a glove” fit along with their tradition of quality.

The Epic’s reinforced heel cups ensure your feet stay in the optimal pedaling position for churning the cranks while the stretch resistant material ensures a long lasting fit for miles to come. Good ol’ fashioned shoelace and velcro closures are dependable and make the Epic setup truly bullet proof.

Details

  • Epic Politex suede effect upper material is rip, laceration, stretch, and fade resistant, and totally “green”.
  • Epic lace and velcro straps closure are both secure and adjustable for a customizable Sidi fit.
  • Sidi outdoor rubber high performance sole is perfect for variable trail conditions.
  • Pull-tab on the heel for fast transitions.
  • Reinforced heel cup keeps the foot in the optimal position.
  • Purchase the Sidi Epic Mountain Bike Shoes at Jenson.com, with product review and more…

 

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Northwave Extreme RR, Outcross MTB Shoes, and Rainskin Jacket




Northwave  Rainskin Jacket tester

Northwave is showing off their new X-Frame enclosure system for the Extreme RR road shoes, while the new Outcross MTB lineup gets an outer-sole created in collaboration with Michelin, along with an interesting Outcross Knit lace up version. As the hustle and bustle of Eurobike always brings forward some interesting prequels to get the bike industry excited.

Additionally, the Rainskin jacket brings aero and waterproofing together using 4-way stretch fabric and… coffee?

Northwave Extreme RR Shoes grey

Fresh from the cobblestone is the Northwave Extreme RR get the new X-Frame enclosure system that uses a single SLW2 dial to secure a dyneema cable, which offers improved strength to weight ratio compared to steel. The systematically placed cable loops are said to reduce pressure points on top of the foot by pulling the top flap evenly across. The unidirectional carbon sole has a stiffness index of 15, and weight for the Extreme is set at 220g. Pricing is set at 370€

Northwave Outcross Plus shoe

 

The Northwave Outcross mountain series features a sole designed with help from Michelin.  While all three options come equipped with the Explorer out-sole that features a stiff mid-sole platform for efficient peddling, and specifically placed flex zone for comfortable hiking. With Michelin’s OC compound, it’s said to get traction on all terrain. Both the Outcross Plus (top) and Outcross (left) get a 3D mesh build, paired with an abrasion resistant layer and strategically placed impact absorbing material. The SLW2 ratchet system sets the Plus apart from the Outcross which gets three Velcro straps. Additionally, the Plus will be available in a women’s specific version. The Plus weighs in at 440 g and priced at 130€, while the Outcross weighs 440 g and is priced at 100€.

Northwave Outcross mountain Outcross Knit shoe

 

The Outcross Knit (right) claims to be the first ever knit shoe in the cycling industry. The tied laces can be kept tucked under an elastic strap, and impact-absorbing layers give all around protection. The Knit weights in at 435 g and pricing at 90€.

Northwave Rainskin Jacket
photo c. Northwave

The Northwave Rainskin Jacket prides itself on being both “aero”, and waterproof at the same time. The construction gets a 10,000 mm waterproof layer, and four-way stretch fabric which allows for easy movement and protection from the elements. Thanks to the stretch, the jacket is able to fit snugly around people of different builds, claiming to keep the aero advantage. For added protection it gets P4Dry and S.Café technology on the inner layer, which is said to help wick sweat, reduce odor, and maintain internal condensation. Lastly, by using their insulating tape on the seams, a wall is built to keep water from penetrating. It comes in one dark grey color option, and is priced at 130€ with seam tape, 100€ without.

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Sidi Shot Glow-in-the-dark Road Shoes – Chris Froome TDF Yellow




Sidi Shot Glow-in-the-dark Road Shoes in Chris Froome TDF_yellow

Chris Froome gets custom yellow SHOT Shoes for Le Tour. Photo: Bettini

We reported about these and their Sidi Tiger MTB Shoes, under Nino Schurter recently, and now Sidi has put together a few videos to highlight some of the new features. Called the Sidi SHOT, the new model should be light and stiff and introduces a new layout for their top level model by putting the retention dials on top. Shown above in yellow for Chris Froome’s Tour de France victory, you’ll get to choose between more traditional Shot colors, including one that glows in the dark.

Full details aren’t released yet, but these first three Sidi teaser videos show the highlights. Above is video one with Sidi Shot design cues, followed by the updated Tecno-3 Push system, and then the updated adjustable heel retention mech.

Bringing the dials to the center of the shoe will go a long way towards reducing crash damage. Even just riding trails it’s easy to hit a rock or tree with a shoe, and moving the dials out of harms way seems to be a welcome move.

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Brancale Dynamic II clipless road shoes now w/ modern materials

2016 Brancale Dynamic II w/ 1986 clipless road shoe

 




Modern Dynamic II shown w/ original 1986 Dynamic Clipless Edition…

 

The Brancale Dynamic road bike shoe was actually one of the first clipless shoes available, and used by Greg Lemond back when clipless were new to both the peloton, along with the mountain bike side of things. With the benefits over toe clips obvious, it wasn’t long before other brands hit the market, and now the options are everywhere. But now, 30 years after their introduction, the Brancale II is back in action but specs a carbon sole and modern Italian microfiber materials for you to relive the glory days…

Brancale Dynamic II clipless road shoes

The new Dynamic version uses a Lorica and Sisa upper, both being synthetic microfibers that are lightweight and durable. The Lorica replaces leather to save weight, and improve water repellency and abrasion resistance. The Sisa toe and heel cup add style. Underneath is a fully modern carbon sole with shaping to improve stiffness and power transfer, plus a small vent in front of the cleat to move a little fresh air inside.

This Dynamic II adds a third Velcro strap, too, helping you dial the fit better than the original. Retail is $295, claimed weight is 280g and they come in sizes 40 through 47 in whole sizes only. Check their Dynamic sizing chart on their website for US and UK conversions, which suggest they may run just a bit on the small side.

Along with the Dynamic are pretty sweet socks that were designed after the old “combination classification” jersey of the Tour, used from 1968-1989 and combined all of the race’s various points classifications (climbing, sprinting, etc).

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Shimano SH-TR500 Mens and Women’s Triathlon and SH-RC700 Road Shoes




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SH-RC700

 

Shimano decided to update their road shoe line-up with its own version of the carbon race shoe with the same Dynalast, perforated upper, and Boa closure. Like the Shimano SH-XC7, the new Shimano RC7 uses a seamless upper without a separate tongue that lets the shoe wrap around the foot under the Boa’s Powerzone wires for a more uniform and hotspot-free fit. Also like the cross-country shoe, the RC7 uses an ultra-stiff carbon sole to maximize power output directly through your pedal. The RC7 is claimed to weigh only 245g per foot, and comes in half sizes from 38-47 and wide last options for the full size run up to a 50 to dial in that perfect fit.

 

Shimano SH-TR500 TR5 Tri road bike shoes_womens

 

Women’s SH-TR50W

With the TR5, Triathletes will benefit from some new specialist shoes too. Sharing a similar design to the elite-level TR9 model with the same breathable synthetic upper, 3D mesh lining, and T1-quick strap for fast transitions, the new TR5 gets a more affordable vented fiber-reinforced sole that actually sheds a few grams off the more expensive carbon model..

Shimano SH-TR500 TR5 triathlon bike-shoes

Men’s TR500 model

The TR5 will work with either SPD or SPD-SL pedals and claims to weigh 265g per TR5 shoe, and come in both men’s and women’s sizing and TR5 purple w/ white color format.

 
Shimano SH-RW500 RW5 road winter bike boots Dryshield

RW5 Winter Road Cycling Boots

Their new TR5 and RC7 shoes are anticipated to be available in shops sometime in the first weeks of September 2016, with their RW5 and MW5 winter boots a bit later but in time for northern hemisphere winters.

Shimano-LifestyleGear-Review

 

New Shimano SH-ME700 /ME5 Enduro and SH-XC7 cross country race shoes




Shimano SH-ME700 ME7 Enduro shoes_black Michelin-sole



SH-ME700

 

Shimano’s overhauling their mountain bike shoes with new top end version targeted specifically at XC, Trail & Enduro. The big new shift this year is probably the new partnership with Michelin soles. Shimano kicks off with a dual-density Michelin-soled ME7 Mountain Enduro shoe.

Shimano SH-ME7 Enduro mtb shoes gray

The new ME7 is designed to have the light weight and pedaling efficiency of an XC race shoe with the added grip and protection needed for more aggressive racing where you’ll be blowing through rock gardens and over obstacles. They are the new incarnation of the previous M200, and the new shoe gets reinforced armor over the toe, instep and hidden speed lacing system, and a neoprene ankle cuff to keep mud and debris out.

The Shimano ME7 gets a carbon sole for power transfer stiffness, but uses their Torbal tech to allow the heel to twist more naturally for better balance and control on the pedals. The ME7 will come in both black or gray and claim a weight of just 375g a piece.

Price along with review and purchase info here

Shimano SH-ME500 ME5 trail mtb shoes black

SH-ME5

One step below the Enduro shoe on both aggressiveness and stiffness is a new all-around trail shoe called the ME5. It drops some of the armor, the neoprene, and speed lacing and gets an opposing pair of velcro straps for retention in addition to the same low-profile cam-buckle as the ME7.

Shimano SH-ME500 ME5 trail mtb shoes grey

The ME5 also sticks with a standard dual-density rubber set of traction lugs instead of the Michelin tread, but still uses a carbon sole and Torbal flex for a efficient trail-riding shoe at a claimed 385g.

Price and purchase info here
Shimano SH-XC700 XC7 cross country race mountain-bike-shoes_red-Michelin-sole

SH-XC700

Shimano XC7 puts an even stiffer carbon sole into the new cross country side of things, without any built in heel flex but with their own Dynalast shape that claims to lead to a smoother, more efficient pedal stroke.

Shimano SH-XC700 XC7 mtb shoes red-black

Intended to be a top-tier XC race shoe, they combined a single Boa IP1 dial with a velcro strap at the toe to hold the foot securely. The XC7 uses a perforated synthetic upper and gets a lightweight Michelin sole to come in at just 335g per shoe. The XC7 also offers standard width and a wider last through the bulk of its whole size Euro sizing run.

Price and purchase info here
Shimano SH-MW500 MW5 Winter MTB Boots shoes Dryshield

Their new Shimano Dryshield SH-MW7 and RW7 boots offer a more affordable option for winter use. Using their own breathable & waterproof membrane with a fleece liner should keep costs down vs. the Gore option and offer an easy to use speed lacing system along with neoprene ankle cuffs to keep the weather out. The mountain MW5 is SPD compatible and gets a legged outsole with the provision for toes spikes, weighing 445g. The road version RW5 drops a good bit of weight down to just 340g by forgoing pretty much all tread except enough to get you down the front steps. In addition to SPD compatibility, the RW5 adds SPD-SL so you can run whatever pedals you want on your winter training bike.

Most of Shimano’s new shoes are anticipated to be available in shops from the first weeks of September, with the winter shoes a bit later but in time for northern hemisphere winters.

Shimano-LifestyleGear Review

 

Brooks PureGrit 5 Mens Trail Running Shoe Review




Brooks PureGrit 5 Mens Trail Running Shoe Review

 

The Brooks PureGrit 5 Trail Running Shoe provides comfort and support whether you’re gaining elevation up to two thousand feet or enjoying the trials and tribulations on hardpack desert trails. The PureGrit 5 sports a newly redesigned upper that emphasizes breathability, while the Grit’s neutral support caters to runners with medium to high arches.

Brooks PureGrit 5 Mens Trail sole

In keeping with the original design, the PureGrit boasts a best-foot-forward construction with its rounded heel and 4mm drop to achieve a more natural, comfortable stride. The BioMoGo DNA midsole provides lightweight and adaptive cushioning on rugged, bumpy, and uneven surfaces. Additionally, the PureGrit has a sticky, flexible sole inspired by climbing-shoe rubber, 3D Hex lugs for grip, and Omega Flex Grooves for smoother transitions onto the ball of your foot. Brooks also included a Nav Band on the upper to keep your forefoot from slipping around in the shoe.

$118.00

Brooks mens Trail Running Shoe review, additional photos and more..

  • A lightweight trail running shoe for tackling difficult trails
  • Brooks breathable mesh with Nav Band ensures upper support
  • BioMogo DNA midsole is responsive and springy underfoot
  • Rock plate discourages bruising from harsh terrain
  • Sticky, rubber sole with 3D Hex lugs assures traction

TECH SPECS

Upper Material:
mesh
Closure:
lace
Footbed:
removable
Midsole:
BioMoGo DNA
Sole:
Omega Flex Grooves
Last:
semi-curved
Support Type:
neutral
Cushion:
lightweight
Drop:
4 mm
Claimed Weight:
PureGrit 9.9 oz
Recommended Use:
trail running
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year from PureGrit purchase date.

 




 

 

2017 Sidi Tiger Mountain, and Shot Road Shoes on the way

2017 Sidi Tiger Mountain Shoes_Nino_Julien

Tiger Shoes win Worlds..

A very select few Sidi-sponsored athletes debuted a couple of new products from the Italian maker at the World Championships. As the next generation 2017 Sidi Tiger mountain bike shoes are unveiled. Nino Schurter was the first who won the elite men’s championship in the Tigers’ first outing, while Julien Absalon rounding out the podium in third with the only other pair at the Worlds event.

2017 Sidi Tiger nino

It appears the difference to the current Drako is the relocation of the Sidi’s Techno-3 Push boa dial system and the reworking of the tongue shaping. For a mountain biker this small shift could make for much better crash protection and long-term durability. But as we also saw Chris Froome riding le Tour over the weekend in a very similar Sidi Shot road version, crash protection could be a good benefit on the road as well.

2017 Sidi Tiger Mountain shoes

The Tiger dials themselves do not look to change, but their orientation is relocated to make them easy to use and so that they do not interfere with each other in the closer spacing on the tongue.

Sidi Tiger Mountain bike shoe

Bringing the dials to the center of the shoe will go a long way towards reducing crash damage. Even just riding trails it’s easy to hit a rock or tree with a shoe, and moving the dials out of harms way seems to be a welcome move.

 

2017 Sidi Shot road bike shoes_Froome

At the same time the new Tigers were raced in the Czech Republic, Chris Froome was racing on the other side of Europe in the road-going version called the Sidi Shot at the Tour de France. The Shots and Tigers look to share all of the same tech much like the current Drako and Wire, just with their trail and road specific carbon soles with replaceable tread blocks.

No details yet on Tiger/Shot pricing or release date availability, but expect to be at Eurobike.

SidiSport review

 

 




Fizik M5 Uomo Boa MTB Shoes

Fizik M5 Uomo Boa MTB Shoes

 

 

msrp: $185 – For Sale Priced $166 at 10% off

M5 Uomo Boa Review

The Fizik M5 carries over the same high performance professional level as its Fizik M3 Boa older brother, except it strategically applies the best materials in all the right places for a fraction of the M3 cost. For instance the M5 upper is equipped with a combination of their Microtex Nylon Mesh material and anti-scratch leather, for high comfort and durability. Comfort is further optimized by the Cycling Insole which also reduces weight. The Nylon Carbon reinforced outsole also keeps weight minimal while providing a stiff platform for superior power transfer and acceleration. The M5, features their BIP1 closure system which employs a durable lace and a retention dial. The dial system offers more points of engagement that allow an overall more precise retention and fit. Need we mention the M5 is handmade in Italy?

Fizik M5 Uomo Boa MTB Shoes black

 

 

Fizik Men’s Shoes, reviews, sizing, purchase and more, check’m out here..




FEATURES:

  • Materials: : Microtex/Nylon Mesh/Anti-Scratch Leather
  • Outsole: Carbon Reinforced Nylon
  • Insole: Cycling Insole
  • Closure style Boa
  • Available Size: 40-47 and 48
  • M5 Weight: 360 g. ( size 43)

Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 MTB Shoes

Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 MTB Shoes yellow

X-Project perfect for MTB or Cyclocross





Run through the mud or shred trails in the Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 Mountain Bike Shoes. Built to ride hard but still be comfortable off the bike, the X-Project feature a stiff carbon fiber plate in the sole for efficient power transfer with just a hint of X-Project engineered flex for easier walking. The X Project’s are also finished with co-molded rubber lugs for traction in the dirt, on concrete, or across those oh so slippery granite boulders.

Pearl Izumi X-Project 3.0 MTB Shoes black

Also the X Project buckle closure secures the top of the foot, with its strap angled to conform against your foot and eliminate pinching. Two hook and loop straps across the midfoot and X-Project toe box provide exceptional adjustability for a customized fit every time you clip in. Pearl Izumi incorporates EVA foam at the heel to absorb impact in hike a bike situations, helping to keep your feet comfortable through all day trail adventures.

PEARL IZUMI X-PROJECT 3.0 TECH SPECS

Closure:
buckle strap, 2 hook and loop straps
Sole:
full shoe length carbon fiber plate, co molded rubber tips over hollow TPU 30 lugs
Cleat Compatibility:
2.0 2 bolt mountain
Claimed Weight:
330 g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike shoe
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime from Pearl Izumi purchase date

 

Diadora X Trivex Plus MTB Shoes 2015 Review

Diadora X Trivex Plus MTB Shoes 2015

Diadora put a Plus on the trail..

SRP $150 –  sale 58% off $64





The crew built the 2015 X Trivex MTB to get down and dirty on the trails, it also boasts a wealth of features that will keep you going either on or off your ride. The X Trivex also features a Suprell-Tech upper as seen on many Diadora road shoes, which gives the X Trivex a supple and moulded feel around the foot.

The X Trivex is held in place by a 4-point closure system while the anti stretch fabric keeps it feeling fresh and comfortable ride after ride. While the reinforced sole produces fantastic power transfer and the X Trivex rubber lugs give added traction when dismounting in tougher muddy conditions.

Features:

  • Upper: Diadora Trivex Suprell-Tech, with Morpho Cage MTB
  • Sole: Sport MTB CR composite reinforced sole
  • Heel Cup: X Trivex Inside Ergonomic Heel Support
  • Arch support: EVA, anti stretch fabric
  • Closure: X Trivex 4 Point Closure, Dual Ring Closure, FIT Adjust

Technology:

  • Morpho AM Cage: The new Diadora construction of Morpho AM Cage upper, made from anti stretch Air Mesh and Supreltech microfibre ensures perfect closure and increases foot stability during thrust. Air Mesh fabric improves transpiration and comfort, guaranteeing top performance
  • V-Fit Adjust: The V-Fit Adjust Closure allows you to adjust the X Trivex fit of your feet. The position can be regulated by moving the Velcro strap
  • Four Point Plus Closure: A functional and precise closure system: the X Trivex buckle has an aluminium chassis and a large release button. 4 different adjustment positions offer outstanding performance and comfort for all kinds of feet. Both the Diadora ratchet and the buckle can be replaced.

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Poc Resistance Strong Mid Socks

Poc Resistance Mid uranium black sock

NEW 

POC Cycling Wear

The moisture-wicking and breathable Resistance Mid Sock is a versatile MTB setup that has a mesh insert on top of foot that ensures breathability. The Poc sock also features instep support that provides stability and fit.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • Mid calf height.
  • Moisture-wicking POC material and breathable for hot summertime use.
  • POC applied mesh inserts on top of foot for breathability.
  • Sock instep support for stability and the perfect cycling fit.

COMPOSITION 60% Polyamide, 40% Elastane

Price $15

Reviews and POC Resistance Mid Sock purchase info

 

 

Poc Resistance Strong uranium black sock

 

 

New Product From Poc as well!

The breathable Resistance Strong Sock is reinforced in the ankle area with Cordura yarn. The durable MTB strong features mesh insert on top of foot that ensures breathability. While the terry in the POC heel adds not only comfort and durability and has instep support for stability and fit. I also must to point out, the POC graphic is killer on all their cycling gear and more in the POC snow zone as well!

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • POC mesh inserts on top of foot for breathability.
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable, to make the POC setup worthy of higher summer temps.
  • Terry in heel for added comfort and cycling durability.
  • POC instep support for stability and fit.

COMPOSITION 70% Polyamide, 20% Elastane, 10% Nylon

POC SIZES S, M, L

Reviews and Poc Resistance Strong Socks

 

 

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Five Ten Kestrel Lace-Up Bike Shoes – Men’s Black/Red

Five Ten Men's Kestrel Lace Shoe - Black-Red

Five Ten Kestrel Lace-Up Bike Shoes – Men’s

price: 149.00  save 8%

The Kestrel Lace incorporates all of the success seen in the original Five Ten BOA Kestrel while delivering pedal efficiency and comfort in a classic lace closure. They feature stiff, nylon shanks that are designed for ultimate power transfer to the pedals and Kestrel EVA midsoles for excellent shock absorption. The Five Ten outsole is comprised of proprietary dual-compound Stealth rubber. Where the pedal meets the shoe, the Kestrel has C4 Stealth compound that increases power transfer and durability so you can rip-it-up, without actually ripping them up.

FEATURES

  • Kestrel Stitched Stealth® C4™ rubber outsole
  • Compatible with all SPD bike pedals
  • Perforated toe vamp & mesh tongue for extra Kestrel breathability on hot summer days
  • Non-slip Kestrel heel cup to reduce torsional flex
  • Kestrel compression molded EVA midsole with nylon shank
  • Poly-urethane (PU) coated synthetic upper
  • Sleek, low-profile Kestrel design
  • Velcro lace strap
  • Five Ten Intended Use: All-Mountain

Five Ten Kestrel Bike Shoe review,  purchase info and more..

 

2015 Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes

Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes 2015 black



 

Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes

 

price: $60/ £19.82 sale 80%   -/-  weight 280g

 

THE COMBINATION OF MAVIC COMFORT, FOOTHOLD AND ENERGY TRANSFER

The Mavic Ksyrium is their best-selling model for the simple reason that it combines all day comfort with incredible power transfer, and that Ksyrium versatility will keep 90% of riders happy on 90% of their rides. The Ksyrium Endofit™ tongue, which is a unique feature of this 2015 range, surrounds your foot and holds the tongue in place, giving you what they call The Glove Effect. And the soles of your feet are perfectly supported by Ksyrium’s  Ergo Fit 3D Ortholite inner soles.

Outside, the Ksyrium Ergo ratchet system locks the foot in place allowing you Elite style with 2mm adjustment increments, so you can get the fit just right. While the carbon composite Ksyrium Shoes outersole gives you great power through the pedals.

2015 Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Shoes white

 



Features:

  • Upper material: Ksyrium synthetic leather with mesh material for ventilation
    Sole: Energy Carbon Comp Elite: extra light, stiff and thin outsole (6.0mm) made of glass fibre/nylon composite for increased stiffness
  • Low construction height (7.5mm) provides pedal proximity
  • Anti-slip Ksyrium trim on front and back
  • Compatible with LOOK-, SPD-SL-, Speedplay-, Keo- and Time Impact road pedals
  • Closure: 2 comfort Velcro straps + 2 position Ergo Lite ratchet for a precise adjustment

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New DZR Shift Flat Pedal Shoes Paired w/ Sockguy Custom Socks

DZR The Shift Flat-pedal Shoes

The Shift Flat Pedal Shoes w/ Sockguy

DZR has great style that goes unnoticed, with great DZR durability as well. Now that spring is here it’s time to update your foot wear. Especially those tapped out Vans you should have shifted to the garbage last spring. Check out DZR’s Shift setup as well as a limited road shoe from Suplest.

Shift’s have the flat look with a simple style and a lot of fine details. They stiffened the Shift midsole up for better power transfer while pedaling and have a sole that is designed with a lower Shift mid section for better pedal placement. Using a 12oz canvas, the $79 Shift are durable and sport a chain-link eyelet and a reflective heel cup.

And beyond DZR, what are new shoes without some fresh socks to complement them? Sockguy has several new conservative and wacky styles in the collection to match your needs.

 

DZR Shift shoes-RED-

 

 

Suplest announced they are releasing a very limited number of Seabase edition. With the assistance of sponsored rider and brand ambassador, Patrick Seabase, Suplest is offering only 100 of these clean & simple high performing treads in white to a lucky few. Keep an eye on their site for updates on when these become available.

sock guy sgx black

 

Sockguy never disappoints with fresh and fun styles each year. Whether you love hotdogs, Evil Knievel, or just the good ol’ US of A, Sockguy has several new styles available in several lengths, materials and styles.

Sockguy Etch Socks


Merrell All Out Charge Trail Running Shoes

Merrell All Out Charge Trail Running Shoe racer blue


 

 

Merrell All Out Charge Trail Running Shoes

was $119.00 now $58.00

From key reviews there’s nothing really gimmicky about the All Out Charge – it’s not MAX cushion, or a barefoot shoe, it just shows up ready to work. This Merrell model is perfect for everyday training that can tackle most jobs you can throw it’s way. One could be comfortable wearing this shoe up to about 50K, though possibly longer as well.

 

Merrell All Out Charge Trail Running Shoe spicy orange

With 5mm lugs and a varying “Select-Grip” tread pattern, the All Out Charge provided impressive traction in most running conditions. Given the season, I was able to run the shoe in snow and mud – in addition to the usual rocky trails – and they performed very well. We even spent a few miles on the the treadmill and the ride was smooth and firm there as well.

The Toe Box on the All Out Charge is well rounded and fairly generous. It’s not the widest out there, but the piggys were comfortable and didn’t want for space up front. It locks the heel in solid, giving a comfortable, snug fit everywhere else, also preventing your foot from sliding around inside the shoe.

Also here’s the Purchase Info for the Men’s setup at  Backcountry.com setup.

 

Details

  • Merrill HyperWrap 360 Degrees Fit System
  • Mesh upper
  • All Out Charge closure is lacing.
  • M-Select Fresh odor control
  • Removable footbed
  • UniFly midsole
  • M-Select Grip shoe sole

Montrail Trans Alps Outdry Men’s Trail Running Shoes

Montrail Trans Alps Outdry Men's Trail Running Shoes


 

Montrail Trans Alps Outdry Men’s Trail Running Shoe Review

— Listed for $$155.00 now $106.00

 

A standard Montrail trail running shoe kicked up a notch with greater OutDry protection, durability, and support. This waterproof yet breathable mountain running shoe features full-length TrailShield and enhanced FluidGuide underfoot for a stable ride over extreme mountainous terrain. A rubberized rock guard increases upper durability while Montrail’s patented OutDry construction seals out water and debris.

Trans Alps purchase info and review located at Competitivecyclist.com

  • 1. SELECT MONTRAIL COLOR:
  • SURPLUS GREEN, ZOUR
    Men's Trans Alps™ OUTDRY® - Surplus Green, Zour - 1663681Men's Trans Alps™ OUTDRY® - Surplus Green, Zour - 1663681

 

SPECS

Upper Material:
seamless Outdry upper with welded thermoplastic reinforcement
Waterproofing:
OutDry waterproof/breathable membrane
Closure:
lace
Midsole:
FluidFoam (compression-molded EVA)
Sole:
full-length rubber with TrailShield technology
Heel / Forefoot Height:
18 / 10 mm
Drop:
8 mm
Claimed Weight:
14.7 oz via Montrail reports
Recommended Use:
trail running
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year from Montrail

 



Altra Instinct 3.0 Running Shoe – Men’s Sale Review

Altra Instinct 3.0_SilverRed

Altra Instinct 3.0

$82.00 Discounted, was $110.00

The Instinct 3.0 was where it all started for Altra Running, and it’s back with a fresh look, softer upper, along with a more responsive ride! Both the Instinct & Intuition models though, retain their lightweight, flexible design and innovative technology that put Altra on the map.

The Instinct uses a FootShape™ toe box to allow for your foot to relax and spread out naturally and keeps the big toe straight for more power. Altra’s FootPod™ outsole technology maps the bones and tendons of your foot for natural flexibility and more responsiveness. A top layer of our A-Bound™ energy return compound puts a spring into each step. Lace up into this update and upgrade your run with the new Instinct & Intuition 3.5.

Altra Instinct 3.5 _RedWhite shown above is the Instinct 3.5 model.

WHAT’S Changed VS THE INSTINCT 3.5:

  • New Upper Design
  • More Responsive Instinct Midsole
  • Highly Reflective

Weight: 8.1 oz./230 g.

See the Instinct 3.0 Sale, with customer reviews on the shoes at Altra running.com..

 

Technical Specs

  • Weight: 8.1 oz./230 g claimed from Altra.
  • Stack Height: 24mm
  • Altra Sizing: 7, 8–13, 14, 15
  • Designed to Improve: Running Form, Toe Splay, Stability, Power
  • Ideal Uses: Running, Ultramarathons, Long Distance Walking, and Instinct Cross Training
  • Cushioning: Moderate
  • Platform: Natural Foot Positioning: FootShape™ Toe Box with Fully Cushioned Zero
  • Midsole: Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound™ Top Layer, InnerFlex™ Technology
  • Outsole: FootPod™ Technology
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Instinct Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh
  • Other Features: Natural Ride System

Altra Instinct 3.5 _Black

 

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Altra Instinct 3.5 Running Shoe – Men’s Review Sizing

Altra Instinct 3.5 YellowWhite

Altra Instinct 3.5

The Instinct was where it all started for Altra Running, and it’s back with a fresh look, softer upper fit, along with a more responsive ride! Both the Instinct & Intuition models though, retain their lightweight, flexible design and innovative technology that put Altra on the map.

The Instinct uses a FootShape™ toe box to allow for your foot to relax and spread out naturally and keeps the big toe straight for more power. FootPod™ outsole technology maps the bones and tendons of your foot for natural flexibility and more responsiveness. A top layer of our A-Bound™ energy return compound puts a spring into each step. Lace up into this update and upgrade your run with the new Instinct & Intuition 3.5.

Altra Instinct 3.5 _RedWhite

WHAT’S NEW FOR THE 2016 INSTINCT:

  • New Upper Design to make the model more versatile
  • More Responsive Instinct Midsole
  • Highly Reflective

Weight: 8.1 oz./230 g.

See the Altra Instinct 3.5 men’s shoes, fit, sizing, and reviews at AltRunning.com

 

Technical Specs

  • Weight: 8.1 oz./230 g claimed from the pro runners.
  • Instinct Stack Height: 24mm
  • Altra Sizing: 7, 8–13, 14, 15
  • Designed to Improve: Running Form, Toe Splay, Stability, Power
  • Ideal Uses: Running, Ultramarathons, Long Distance Walking, Cross Training
  • Instinct Cushioning: Moderate
  • Platform: Natural Foot Positioning: FootShape™ Toe Box with Fully Cushioned Zero
  • Midsole: Dual Layer EVA with A-Bound™ Top Layer, InnerFlex™ Technology
  • Outsole: FootPod™ Technology
  • Insole: 5 mm Contour Footbed
  • Upper: Quick-Dry Air Mesh
  • Other Instinct Features: Natural Ride System

Altra Instinct 3.5 _Black

 

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2016 Mavic Crossride Elite Shoes – Men’s

Mavic Crossride Elite Shoes - Men's charcoal



Mavic Crossride Elite MTB Shoes – Men’s

In the 2016 Crossride arena, currently some of us intentionally hang up the Lycra and opt for casual baggies when hitting the trails. Others in the Elite category don’t worry about looks at all and just want to ride their damn bikes. The functional simplicity and laid-back styling of the Mavic appeal to both groups.

 

Mavic Crossride Elite - MTB Shoe Men's blue

The Mavic uppers are a study in equal parts reinforcement and ventilation, maintaining air flow while keeping trail perils at bay, and the sole incorporates lugged traction and engineered flex for all-day comfort in or out of the saddle. The shoe laces and hook-and-loop strap inspire an unassuming cross-trainer look, disguising the Ergo Fit OrthoLite insert’s highly refined blend of support and cushion, which they spread strategically across the shoe’s footbed.

Purchase info and Crossride sale pricing review are at Backcountry.com.

Specs

Material
Crossride synthetic microfiber, [ventilation panels] mesh
Closure
lace, hook-and-loop strap
Footbed
Ergo Fit OrthoLite Crossride
Midsole
EVA
Sole
Energy Grip Trail
Cleat Compatibility
2-bolt mountain
Claimed Weight
[size 8.5 Crossride] 440 g
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Warranty From Mavic
2 years

 

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Sidi Cape MTB Shoes – Men’s Black

Sidi Cape Shoe Men's yellow

 

 

// Sidi Cape MTB

 

■■ Foot Digs..

Latest Concept
weight: n-a




// Description

 

 

$229.00

Order Shoes Here

Price For Sale/ 15% Off of $299

 

 

 

SIDI is the leader when it comes to serious performance and comfort for riders. So as the Cape shows no limit, it’s no wonder why it’s now SIDI’s best-selling mountain bike shoe. First of all they started with the Techno-3 system that makes the Cape effortless and convenient for adjustments while riding with incremental tightening and loosening.

 

Sidi Cape Shoe Men's green

Breathable and agile, the Cape features a vented synthetic leather upper with cooling mesh panels, and a padded tongue that disperses pressure evenly to keep the top of your foot pressure point free. The external reinforced heel cup stabilizes and supports the heel on the Cape, with an anatomically shaped plastic design that keeps its figure, reducing heel slip and optimizing power transfer for when you need to crank out the wattage up the switchbacks.

 

Sidi Cape Shoe Men's black


// Specs:

  • Colors:

5 Cape choices shown at the purchase link above.

  • Material:

Synthetic leather Sidi upper is water repellent, quick-drying, breathable, permeable to water vapor and abrasion and mildew resistant.

  • Sole:

MTB competition sole.

  • Closure:

Caliper Buckle two-way ratchet for easy on-ride adjustment with incremental tightening and loosening.

  • Cleats:

2-hole Cape MTB.

  • Footbed:

Cape Heel Cup stabilizes and supports the heel to reduce heel slip and increase power transfer.

  • Midsole:

fiberglass-injected high-impact nylon

  • Manufacture:

Sidi

  • Model Name:

Cape

 

Lake MXZ303 Winter Cycling Boots





Lake MXZ 303 Winter Boots

 

 

// Lake MXZ 303

 

■■ Frosty Digs..

Latest Concept
weight: n-a

// Description

 

 

$229.00

Order 303 Boot Here

Price For Sale/ 20% Off of $299

 

 

 

If your like me and dislike the basement/garage/ trainer sessions to maintain your fitness over the winter months, invest in a pair of MXZ 303 Boots. The predecessor to this boot, the original Lake 302 boot won accolade after accolade and has a dedicated following of MTB riders alike.

 

From the inside out, the 303 is built to lock in your body’s naturally-produced heat, and protect your feet from the elements. The 303 starts with the Outlast reflective material on the inside, then moves to Thinsulate and Thermosol for both the insole and toe box area. The uppers are made from Pittards leather, and the sole is a Vibram, with deep, snow-clearing lugs. While the MXZ’s neoprene cuff will keep out pesky snow, cold air, and moisture, and your foot’s locked in with an easy-to-operate Boa dial, with an extra strap on the ankle.

 

Lake MXZ303 Boots

// Winter Boot Specs:

  • Color:
  • Black Lake.

  • Material:
  • Pittards MXZ leather.

  • Sole:
  • Vibram 303 Mountain V.

  • Closure:
  • Boa.

  • Cleats:
  • 2-hole MTB.

  • Footbed:
  • Thermosol composite 303 insulated.

  • Midsole:
  • fiberglass-injected high-impact nylon

  • Manufacture:
  • Lake

  • Model Name:
  • MXZ



 




 

 

Shimano SH-R321B Limited Edition Blue Road Shoes



 

 

Shimano SH-R321B custom fit Shoes

SH-R321B Shoes

 

Now a tradition of bright blue shoes right before the Tour de France, the new Limited Edition Shimano SH-R321B is here. Sitting at the top of the road shoe product range, the R321B retains the same design as previous models, but employs a new Electric Blue skin. You’ll see colorful new shoes on their sponsored riders this Summer, but if you think you’re fast enough to rock the blue you’ll be able to purchase them in limited numbers starting in June.

 

Shimano SH-R321B Limited Edition Blue Road Shoes

Even though the SH-R321B is considered a Limited Edition, the shoes will set you back the same amount of cash as the standard SH-R321 at $380. That price includes a Custom Fit with their Teijin Avail 100 upper which is finer than synthetic leather but lends itself better to the custom fit process. Combined with a Dynalast Sole that is the stiffest they offer, the SH-R321B is definitely a premium level product. With an estimated availability of June 15th, if you want a pair of these blue booties act fast.

Features:

  • New Surround R321B upper offers a glove-like fit
  • Limited Edition Shimano Blue
  • New Custom Fit materials in the R321B instep and arch support
  • Adaptable closure for various instep heights and ankle shapes
  • New Teijin AVAIL 100 upper material
  • Offered 38-48 in whole sizes, 40-46 in half sizes
  • E widths available in whole sizes 42-48
  • Weight for a size 40 SH-R321B pair is 489g
  • Available in limited supplies summer 2015
  • $380.00

Scott Team Boa MTB Shoes

Scott Team Boa MTB Shoes

Team Boa MTB Shoes

 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..

 

$114.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

 

 

 

Scott’s versatile, all-terrain MTB shoes feature a fast cable reel and all-day comfort. Off the bike, you will enjoy a relaxed fit, sticky rubber outsoles and walk-friendly setup.

 

 

  • Close-fitting, synthetic-nubuck uppers with air-mesh are supportive, comfortable and free of pressure points.
  • Boa L5 reel lets you quickly dial in the cable lace for a perfect fit.
  • Welded armor protection adds durability.
  • Scott Boa Bike Shoes – 2014 Closeout

    Specification Description
    Best use Mountain
    Upper Nylon microfiber/mesh
    Lining Polyester
    Footbed EVA
    Outsole Fiberglass/ Reinforced nylon
    Waterproof No
    SPD compatible Yes
    Time compatible Yes
    Look compatible No
    crankbrothers compatible Yes
    Speedplay compatible No
    Footwear closure Cable lace
    Traction tread Yes
    Average footwear weight (pair) 1 lb. 7.9 oz.
    Gender Men’s

 

 

Scott Trail Boa EVO Cycling Shoes – Men’s

Scott Trail Boa EVO Cycling Shoes

Trail Boa EVO Shoes

 

 

■■■ Fun on-the-trail times..

 

$84.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

 

 

 

Scott’s versatile, all-terrain bike shoes feature a fast cable reel and all-day comfort. Off the bike, you will enjoy a relaxed fit, sticky rubber outsoles and walk-friendly nylon setup.

 

 

  • Close-fitting, synthetic-nubuck uppers with air-mesh are supportive, comfortable and free of pressure points.
  • Boa L4 reel lets you quickly dial in the cable lace for a perfect fit.
  • Welded armor protection adds durability.
  • Scott Trail Boa EVO Bike Shoes – 2014 Closeout

    Specification Description
    Best use Urban cycling, Mountain biking
    Upper Main: synthetic polyurethane; panels: nylon mesh
    Lining Polyester
    Footbed EVA
    Outsole Fiberglass reinforced nylon/rubber
    Waterproof No
    SPD compatible Yes
    SPD-SL compatible No
    Time compatible Yes
    Look compatible No
    crankbrothers compatible Yes
    Speedplay compatible No
    Footwear closure Cable lace
    Traction tread Yes
    Average footwear weight (pair) 1 lb. 12.2 oz.
    Gender Men’s

 

 

Salewa Swift Shoes – Men’s Approach

Salewa Swift Shoes mens red

Swift Shoes

 

 

■■■ See more terrain this year.. perfect at the local pub as well.

 

$85.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

For Sale 0% Off of $.00

 

The Salewa Men’s Swift Shoe is really a hiking shoe that provides casual style and comfort. With endless upper venting, an EVA shock absorbing midsole, and a suction cup-treaded outsole, you’ll both stay and look cool as you make the Swift trek through the woods to your buddy’s campsite party.

Salewa Swift Shoe

Detail Specs

Breathable mesh upper.
EVA shock absorber midsole.
Suction cup tread pattern outsole.
Warranty: 2-years.
Two color selections.

A great approach shoe with excellent cushioning without losing any feel for the ground underfoot. The Swift’s midcut design allows plenty of freedom of movement in the ankle area.

Giro Empire VR90 MTB Shoes

 

Giro Empire VR90 MTB Shoes black

 




EMPIRE VR90 MTB

 

 

 

$149.00

CONFIGURE HERE

20% Off$299.00

 

Latest Giro Lace Up Goods!

The big difference when comparing Giro’s Empire VR90 Shoes to any other pro-level shoes are the laces. It may seem regressive to put laces on cycling shoes of any level, but the logic actually bears out. Consider the typical pair of hook-and-loop straps with a ratcheting buckle, which contact the uppers in three places. Now consider the Empire’s old school laces, which contact the uppers in seven places for a more adjustable, molded-to-your-foot fit. As far as we’re concerned, the Empire laces are in now, and we won’t be surprised to see other manufacturers dabbling in the technology that Giro has rediscovered.

The laces secure a single piece of Evofiber, a lightweight and highly breathable material that features perforations for added cooling. The single-piece upper is sleek, clean, and reduces weight. This houses Giro’s adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit, which allows you to fine-tune support to where your feet need it the most. The Giro Fit Kit itself is constructed with X-Static Antimicrobial fiber to keep odors and bacteria at bay.

Giro Empire VR90 Shoes silver

 

The ultralight and ultra-stiff EC90 ACC Carbon MTB Sole comes courtesy of Giro’s sister company, Easton. One of the stiffest soles in the industry, it features a low 6.5mm stack height that puts your foot closer to the pedal so you can put power into the dirt with minimal lost watts. It’s also the main difference between the VR90 and the Code VR70, with the former upgrading to an Easton EC90 sole instead of EC70.

The EC90 sole may be tough enough to get Phinney from Paris to Roubaix, but it isn’t up for the physical abuse of the mountain bike trail, so the Empire incorporates Vibram’s Mont outsole tread to protect it. This outsole comprises a pair of complementary compounds, IdroGrip and Megagrip, which respectively lean toward grip and durability for the right qualities in the right parts of the shoe. The Empire outsole’s tread pattern also accommodates flat pedal riding while providing debris clearance for two-bolt clipless pedals, so they’ll travel with you between disciplines. The tongue incorporates an extra strap to secure the laces.

 

Upper Material:
Teijin microfiber
Closure:
lacing is Empire exclusive.
Footbed:
SuperNatural Fit Kit, X-Static antimicrobial fiber
Sole:
Easton EC90 ACC carbon fiber, high traction rubber
Cleat Compatibility:
2-hole mountain
Claimed Weight:
[size 42.5 men’s Empire] 315 grams
Recommended Use:
all-mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

 

Giro Code VR70 Shoes



 

Giro Code VR70 Shoes yellow

Code VR70 Shoes

 

 

$249.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

0% Off

 

Details:
Best Use
Trail XC
Outsole Material
Carbon Code
Weight
335 grams (sizing 42.5)

AN XC RACE SHOE WITH AN ENDURO ALTER-EGO.

 

DETAIL

PRO PERFORMANCE TAKES A STEP FORWARD

The new Giro Code is ideal for riders who want maximum power transfer without sacrificing the durability needed to stand up to rugged trails and conditions. The new upper on the Code features Giro’s proprietary Evofiber™ material for superb fit, and complements the adjustable SuperNatural Fit Kit that allows custom tuning of your arch support. While the Code also employs Easton’s EC70™ carbon composite MTB sole to provide pro-level stiffness and is finished with a tough, Vibram® Mont molded rubber outsole that provides protection and grip when you’re off the bike.

Giro Code VR70 Shoes black

SPECS

UPPER VR70
High-Quality, Breathable Evofiber™ Microfiber, Giro’s Strong and Secure N-1 Ratcheting Buckle (Replaceable), Offset Strap “D-Ring” at Mid-Foot Rubber Toe Cap.
OUTSOLE
Easton® EC70 Carbon Fiber, Vibram® Mont Molded Rubber High Traction Lugged Outsole, Mid-Foot Scuff Guard, Shoe Accommodates Steel Toe Spikes.
FOOTBED
SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support. The Code Shoes also utilizes Aegis® Anti-Microbial Fiber.

VIBRAM®

The Code uses Vibram® which is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, with technologically advanced compounds like IdroGrip. It’s the stickest moldable compound in the Vibram arsenal and developed specifically for flatpedal riding in dry and wet conditions.

 

The Vibram soles employed on the Code setup were produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time.

 

 

 

Adidas Terrex Trail Cross And X-King MTB Shoes



 

Adidas Terrex Trail Cross MTB Shoes

 

Adidas made proper cycling shoes back in the day, many of which can be found on eBay, and they continue to be involved at all levels of cycling from pro team kits to fashion collaborations.

They also acquired Five Ten, which gave them ready access to that brand’s premium Stealth Rubber compounds. Those grippy outsole materials have now found their way onto the upcoming Terrex Trail Cross shoes, a combo approach hiking shoe and flat pedal performer.

The treads are fairly low profile, angled and designed with three distinct sections. The toe’s treads are for climbing, the mid section is for grabbing pedal pins and the rear helps keep you from sliding down the declines when scrambling down the mountain. It’s all made out of Stealth Rubber, but those aren’t the only cycling specific features…

 

The inside edge has a an abrasion resistant material to prevent wear from the cranks. Its top edge covers the lace loops, too, keeping them from getting frayed and a lace bungie reduces the chances of them getting caught up in your gears. The midsole has EVA foam from the heel through the midfoot for comfort, laying over top their PRO-MODERATOR shank under the midfoot to provide a bit stiffer pedaling platform and keep rocks from poking into the bottom of your foot. Retail should be about $140, with colors of navy blue/orange/black will also be offered.

Adidas Boost trail-running-shoes-2015

The Terrex X-King (below, available this spring 2015) and Boost trail running shoes (above, available now) both get Continental X-King tire inspired tread patterns and grippy rubber compounds. Both use a speed lacing system with bungie to keep it in place. The Boost will come in multiple colors for men’s and women’s versions will be available, retail is $160.

adidas x-king mountain bike shoe

The X-King model is still being developed, so pricing and availability are not set just yet.

 

 

adidas.com

 

 

Diadora X-Vortex Comp Mountain Bike Shoes

 
Diadora X-Vortex Comp MTB Shoes
 

 

Diadora X-Vortex Comp MTB Shoes

 

 

 

$238.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

0% Off

 

 
With the Speed MTB KR technology, the Diadora carbon reinforced sole gives you a STIFFNESS INDEX of 8.0, which isn’t so extremely stiff that can’t walk in the X-Vortex shoe on those inevitable hike-a-bike sections of alpine trail. But making the X-Vortex Comp plenty stiff to lay the power down when it’s needed most.

 

For other key details, the X-Vortex also employs an upper material of Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage (that’s a soft TPU). This gives the X-Vortex tons of durability, so now all you have to worry about is, well yourself and your other equipment that quickly gets tethered on tough sections of trail.

 

To finish off the X-Vortex, they have applied sizing available in half increments, starting from 36.0 cm going up to 48.0 cm. Enjoy all the X-Vortex has to offer, as I will contest they perform superbly.

 

The quick Spec List for the Comp includes the following..

 

Tech Specs

Upper Shoe Material:
Suprell-Tech, Morpho AM Cage (soft TPU)
Closure:
Boa, hook-and-loop, Dual Ring (speedlace)
Footbed:
Hi-Vent insole, EVA
Sole:
Speed MTB KR (carbon reinforced)
Cleat Compatibility:
2-hole MTB
Claimed Weight:
325 g
Recommended Use:
enduro MTB
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

X-Vortex

Footwear
EU US Men US Women
36 4 5.5
37 5 6.25
38 5.5 7
38.5 5.75 7.5
39 6 8
39.5 6.5 8.25
40 7 8.5
40.5 7.5 9
41 8 9.5
41.5 8.25 9.75
42 8.5 10
42.5 9 10.5
43 9.5 11
43.5 9.75
44 10
44.5 10.5
45 11
45.5 11.5
46 12
47
48

 

 

Chrome Truk Pro Black SPD Sneakers – Review

 

Chrome Truk Pro Black SPD Sneakers - Review

Chrome Truk Pro

$95.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

0% Off

 

 

Details:
Optimum Use
Commuter, any-style
Sizes
half increments starting at 8 thru 11
Closure
laceup
weight
2 lbs. 6.4 oz. for the pair

Men’s SPD Sneaker System:

Back in the day the original version of the Truk was their first take on what City SPD shoes are all about. Chrome is a savvy company to say the least. They know all to well what the life a commuter is all about, as Chrome developed them for messengers and commuters who need clip-in performance they can wear all day. Check out the Truk specs and alternate colors below.

The Truk also includes an innovative Flexplate™ Technology. It’s key to what makes it rigid where you need it and flexible where you don’t. Allowing the Truk to not only perform better while pedaling, but perform equally well walking down the hard concrete sidewalks. I don’t know about you but the Truk sounds like a dream to me..

Whether you’re a messenger charging through traffic and running up flights of stairs, or a committed commuter on your daily grind, these Chrome City SPDs deliver uncompromised pedal performance and walking comfort.

The key Truk fabrication process is made up of the following…

• 100% Vulcanized Pro construction
• Contoured impact-resistant PU foot-bed
• Skid resistant contact rubber outsole
• Compatible w/ all the different clipless pedal setups out there.
• Abrasion-resistant Pro 1,000 Denier CORDURA® Brand fabric for the upper.
• And the Truk was built in: Thailand.

Also to finish the Men’s Bike Shoes off, there are two different colors to choose from, Truk Black shown at the top of the article, and the fabulous Truk Pro Grey displayed in all it’s glory below!

 

Chrome Truk Pro Grey SPD Bike Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

Chrome Kursk Pro 2.0 Bike Shoes –

 

Chrome Kursk Pro 2.0 SPD Bike Shoes black

Kursk Pro 2.0

 

 

 

$95.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

0% Off

 

 

Details:
Optimum Use
Commuter, any-style
Sizes
half increments starting at 8 thru 11
Closure
laceup
weight
2 lbs. 6.4 oz. for the pair

Men’s Chrome SPD System:

Back in the day the original version of the Chrome Kursk was their first take on what City SPD shoes are all about. This is a savvy company to say the least. Chrome knows all to well what the life a commuter is all about, as they developed them for messengers and commuters who need clip-in performance they can wear all day. Check out the Chrome specs and alternate colors below.

The Kursk also includes an innovative Flexplate™ Technology. It’s key to what makes it rigid where you need it and flexible where you don’t. Allowing the Kursk to not only perform better while pedaling, but perform equally well walking down the hard concrete sidewalks. I don’t know about you but it sounds like a dream to me..

The Chrome City bike shoes, comprise of the messenger charging through traffic and running up flights of stairs, or a committed commuter on your daily grind, regardless these Pro 2.0 SPD’s deliver uncompromised pedal performance and walking comfort.

The Kursk fabrication is made up of the following.. shown below.

• 100% Vulcanized Chrome construction
• Contoured impact-resistant PU footbed
• Skid resistant contact rubber outsole
• Abrasion-resistant 1,000 Denier CORDURA® Brand fabric upper
• And the Kursk was built in: Thailand

Also to finish the Men’s shoe off  there are two different colors to choose from, Kursk Black shown at the top of the article, and the fabulous Kursk Grey displayed in all it’s glory below!

 

Chrome Kursk Pro 2.0 grey

 

 

 

 

 

Diadora X Phantom Women’s MTB Shoes

Diadora X Phantom W MTB Shoes

Diadora X Phantom W

 

 

DESCRIPTION

Whether you’re a seasoned rider looking for an economical addition to your cycling shoe collection or you’re looking to try clipping into your mountain bike for the first time, the X Phantom is up to the task. The X Phantom was constructed upon Diadora’s Sport MTB sole. This sole is fiberglass reinforced nylon, which is durable but stiff to provide support for your feet as well as efficient power transfer to the pedals. The uppers are molded from TPU, thermoplastic polyurethane, a durable compound that hold its shape. This construction helps to keep the shoes tight against your feet and minimizes the stretching that occurs as the shoes wear in. The molded heel support helps to keep your heel locked in place so that you don’t slip and slide, and the sole of the Phantom X features heavy lugs to grip the trail so you don’t slip.

The Phantom shoes are designed to fit with a secure heel hold and a comfortable, supportive midsole in much the same fashion as the X Vortex, the shoe that Diadora’s sponsored riders wear. The primary difference is that the fit, Race Plus, is wider at the toe box for a little extra room, which makes them perfect for riders with a slightly wider foot. For retention, the Phantom X Shoes use a two-strap hook and loop system. And, as a part of this system, there are dual rings. If your feet are narrow you’ll want to use the second ring. If they’re wide, use the first ring. You’ll find that no matter what shape your feet are, the shoes will still fit comfortably.

The Phantom X is available in whole sizes from 37.0 to 50.0 and in two colorways: Black/silver/white and Black/yellow/white.

 

 

 

$98.00

Configure Ladies Here

0% Off

 

 


Ladies sizes include
37-43 Whole

 


Color
white/black/fucsia red

DETAILS

Color

white/black/fucsia red

Upper

Suprell-Tech – Morpho A.M. Cage.

Outsole

SPORT MTB CR – composite reinforced sole STIFFNESS INDEX 6.0.

Arch support

EVA, anti stretch fabric.

Fitting

Woman Last.

Closure

2 velcro straps, Dual ring Closure.

Heel Cup

Inside Ergonomic Heel Support.

Weight

329 grams
Diadora X Phantom  MTB Shoes

Also purchase info for the mens

 

 

Giro Empire ACC LTD Shoes – Men’s

 
Giro Men's Empire ACC Limited Edition
 

Giro Men’s Empire ACC Limited Edition

 

 

 

 

$398.00

Configure Giro Here

0% Off

 

DESCRIPTION :

 

 

The Empire continues to redefine high-performance cycling shoes. As Giro designers have decided to make available a small batch of their men’s limited edition shoes, which showcase the superb fit and feel of a laced cycling shoe. The Empire also features a remarkable (best-in-class) Easton® EC90 ACC carbon sole for maximum efficiency during large power transfers.

 

The Empire also comes with adjustable support from their Super Natural Fit System, it’s the most comfortable, direct connection to the pedals money can buy. This was to simply create a design that would raise the bar for both performance and style, so they took Empire design cues and inspiration from a footwear classic – known as the saddle shoe. Saddle shoes were one of the earliest “sporting” shoe designs, as the Empire design is a nod to mid-century American style – perfect for dancing on the pedals!

Giro Men's Empire ACC carbon sole

SPECS

UPPER
Evofiber™ Lightweight Teijin® Microfiber Empire Upper, Low-Profile Micro-Adjustable MR-1 Ratcheting Buckle Closure (Replaceable,) Offset Strap “D-Ring” at Mid-Foot,
OUTSOLE
Easton® EC90 ACC Unidirectional Carbon Fiber, Replaceable Heel Pad
FOOTBED
SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support, Empire specific X-Static® Anti-Microbial Fiber
WEIGHT
225 grams ( [single side] Empire size 42)

FEATURES

MEN’S

Giro offers men’s specific models to keep up with the fashion forward kit found in the industry. While finishing details and a sophisticated color palette set the male and female models apart.

 

 

 

Shimano SH-XC90 Shoes



 

Shimano SH-XC90 mtb Shoes - blue carbon sole

Shimano SH-XC90 carbon sole

 

 

The SH-XC90 comes in a great Turquoise Blue color that integrates nicely into the race inspired sole, so if by chance your one of those who eeks out every spec of performance then look no further. They will be sure to give you a great view from the top-tier of the podium.

The Men’s MTB Shoes also employ their heat-moldable custom-fit technology, similar to that found in speed skates or ski boots. This allows the Rovenica uppers to mold to your feet for a virtually custom fit. Rovenica is a supple, synthetic leather. Unlike traditional leather, it features a bit of elasticity that allows it to mold to your foot without stretching.

Also developed into this XC90 shoe model is an anti-slip heel lining to keep your foot ample secure. The uppers have been constructed into their Dynalast XC last. Which places your foot in the most efficient position possible to maximize the upstroke — keeping the power on the pedals, where it needs to be.

SPECS

Cleats Compatibility 2-hole mtb
Weight [size 40] 627 grams
Shoe Closure 1 ratcheting buckle, 2 hook-and-loop straps
Other Best matched up perfectly with the Shimano mountain bike clipless pedal setup.. but works great for eggbeater pedals as well.

Shimano SH-XC90 Shoes Blue-black 2015
Price for the men’s product is — $369.00, with sizes ranging from 38 up to 48 wide at the purchase links below.

SH-XC90 Purchase Info — here..

this model is worth a look as well..

SH-MT44 Purchase Info — here..

 

 

 

 

 

Giro Alpineduro Vibram Boots – SPD Compatible



 

Giro Alpineduro Vibram Boots - SPD Compatible

Alpineduro Boots

$200.00

CONFIGURE HERE

0% Off

 

Details:
Upper Material
Polyester Giro microfiber
Waterproof
Yes

Giro MTB

 

 

At the Core, the Giro Alpineduro is categorized as that rugged mountain setup, but employs the ultra tacky vibram rubber sole for not only added traction but great comfort from the cushion effect. Built for comfort and weather protection for year-round riding, the new men’s Giro model also have built-in insulation, not to mention the rugged outsoles and clipless-pedal-ready nylon shanks that won’t sacrifice your comfort while walking or hiking the backcountry. In doing so with the added option of SPD cleats the Alpineduro shoes will also give you better connection to the pedals, regardless of the weather

While this Alpineduro is billed as rugged style all built out with a grippy Vibram rubber outsole, but what’s truly superior here is the clip-in pedal-ready nylon shank that is stiff enough to pedal hard on your mountain bike, but it doesn’t sacrifice walking comfort or grip. On the outside, the Alpineduro is the urban adventurer with superb fit and style, plus a waterproof microfiber upper engineered to repel winter’s wet and icy chill. When riding is your style all year-round, this is your go-to boot.

SPECS

UPPER
Breathable Giro microfiber and waterproof liner, PrimaLoft Insulation, Lace closure with lace holder, Rubber tow and heel reinforcement, Reflective details.
OUTSOLE
Molded SPD-compatible shank with optimized stout cleat zone, Vibram® wet weather high traction lugged outsole, Handy optional Alpineduro cleat cover for flat pedal use, Flexible forefoot zone for walking.
FOOTBED
Brushed EVA Footbed with X-Static anti-microbial shoe treatment.
WEIGHT
440 grams (for the Boot size 42)

FEATURES

VIBRAM®

The same Vibram® that is employed on the Alpineduro setup is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, with technologically advanced compounds like IdroGrip, the stickiest moldable compound in their arsenal and developed specifically for flatpedal riding in dry and wet conditions. The Alpineduro also has Megagrip, a high performance sticky compound with significantly more durability and only a minimal decrease in friction compared to IdroGrip. All Vibram soles are produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time.

 

 

Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Bike Shoes REI

 

Five Ten Kestrel clipless shoes

510 KESTREL Release Date Is Here!

 

$179.00

BUY AT REI

 

 

 

After four years of development and being written off by many consumers as non existent, the long awaited Five Ten Kestrel clipless setup from the highly creative bunch are finally ready for production.

The Five Ten Bike Shoe is intended to compete against the Specialized Rime and Giro Terraduro in the ultra hot Enduro race market and differentiates itself with it’s distinct styling, use of a BOA closure system for precise fit. Five Ten also employed a mixture of their proven rubber sole compounds.

 

The Kestrel has a reinforced toe with a rubber bumper around the strike zone, which offers protection against impacts. While the Kestrel toe box itself is built from a perforated synthetic that is splash resistant but still breathable.

Five Ten Kestrel sole

The Kestrel sole borrows technologies from across the company’s line of shoes to create a product that has traction in hike-a-bike-scenarios and still offers near XC level performance.

To attain these results on the Kestrel they used the same ultra tacky Mi6 rubber that is found on their flat pedal version in both the toe and heel region, in conjunction with their hardest C4 rubber compound at the center. This combination allows the newest Kestrel to have good perch when hiking, but keeps friction low around the cleat interface for ease of clipping.

For final spec details, the Kestrel also employs a full length carbon infused shank to aid properly in your transfer of power.

 

 

WOMEN’S FREERIDER

Five Ten Women's Freerider 2015

For the first time, they will also be offering a 510 Freerider Women’s model for 2015 that are designed specifically for the fairer sex. Rather than “pinking” an existing design, these utilize a female specific form that is narrower in the toe and heel than the men’s model.

Five Ten Freerider shoes

The Freerider will be available in either canvas or leather, which will retail for $110 and $100 respectively.

Five Ten Freerider-stealth rubber

The women’s Freerider setup also receives a two toned sole that is non marking. Just one look at the linoleum floors in my kitchen is reason enough to be excited about the new rubber.

FREERIDER CONTACT

Five-Ten Freerider Contact 2015

Previously called the Vxi, the model has been updated and renamed the Contact for this year.

Five-Ten Freerider 2015

Not much has changed from the original Freerider models released last year, but the newest Freerider receives an updated outsole, and new uppers which provide a better wrap around the foot.

Five Ten Freerider rubber sole

The Freerider also utilize their grippiest Mi6 rubber compound.

SPITFIRE and DIRTBAG

Five-Ten Spitfire-Dirtbag

In the past, they have had several different colors of their Spitfire and Five Ten Dirtbag versions available, but this year they’ve simplified and updated the product line in order to offer just one super rad color scheme. Both the Spitfire and Dirtbag live on for yet another Dirtbag–style-session!

 

In addition to the admittedly cool Dirtbag color schemes, they now utilize their Marathon sole. Giving the Spitfire/ Dirtbag a rubber platform that is their hardest, longest lasting compound, that is also non marking (linoleum kitchen floors rejoice!).

 

 

Shimano SH-MT34B Mountain Bike Shoes Blue Review

 

Shimano SH-MT34B Mountain Bike Shoe
Shimano SH-MT34B sole

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Shimano SH-MT34B Mountain Shoe Blue

The SH-MT34B comes in a great Turquoise Blue color and is a great choice for an all-around shoe, whether you like to be on the road or off it. The upper has a flexible mesh with synthetic leather that is stretch resistant. The standard lacing setup allows for not only a fast and easy adjustment, but a nice secure fit. They built the sole out of a durable rigid glass fiber. If you enjoy the aspect of a little pizzazz on your feet, pick these up.

KEY DETAILED SPECS

  • Single piece construction that has been injected with TPU to give the upper that perfect fit, while increasing it’s durability at the same time, all the while providing for a lighter weight product.
  • Definition for LAST: The Volume Tour last adds for a more accommodating toe box area.
  • The performance oriented EVA mid-sole and rubber sole will enhance your pedaling efficiency while still allotting for plenty of walking comfort.
  • SPD pedal compatible.
  • Best matched up perfectly with the Shimano PD-M424 mountain bike clipless pedal setup.

Price for the Mountain Bike Shoes — $99.00, with sizes ranging from 38 up to 48 at the purchase links below.

SH-MT34B Shoe Purchase Info — here..

SH-MT34 Shoe Purchase Info — review here..

 

 



 

 

Shimano SH-MT44G Multi-Sport/Touring Shoes Green

 

shimano SH-MT44G shoe

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Shimano SH-MT44G Multi-Sport/Touring Shoe Green

The SH-MT44G comes in a neon green color and is a great choice for an all-around shoe, whether you like to be on the road or off it. The upper has a flexible mesh with synthetic leather that is stretch resistant. Speed lacing mechanisms allow fast and easy adjustment for a secure fit. The sole is made of a rigid glass fiber. If you like a little pizzazz on your feet, pick these up.KEY DETAILED SPECS

  • Single piece construction that has been injected with TPU to give the upper that perfect fit, while increasing it’s durability at the same time, all the while providing for a lighter weight product.
  • Definition for LAST: The Volume Tour last adds for a more accommodating toe box area.
  • The performance oriented EVA midsole and rubber sole will enhance your pedaling efficiency while still allotting for plenty of walking comfort.
  • Full SPD pedal compatible.
  • Best matched up perfectly with the Shimano PD-M424 mountain bike clipless pedal setup.

Price for the Mountain Bike Shoes are $120.00 $59.83.

SH-MT44G Shoe Purchase Info — here..

SH-MT44 Shoe Purchase Info — here..

 

 



 

 

Northwave Extreme Tech MTB Shoes



 

northwave extreme tech mtb

The creatives at Northwave have worked tireless to make for certain they have developed a great setup, with the new Extreme Tech Shoe so you have some amazing pedal power to launch you off the front of the race field in a hurry. They are reported to be some of the lightest alpine versions currently available, thus utilizing a lightweight but durable Speed Lace Winch closure setup, a super thin carbon sole plate to transfer power instantaneously, all coming out of some extremely smart engineering programs that is reported to rival NASA’s level of research.

They were keen to build the top section of the Extreme shoe out of one piece of microfiber to reduce the overall stitching to not only achieve the best fit and feel, but the ultra light level of weight, for no chafing or hot spots for competitive comfort at it’s finest. For the carbon sole plate, Northwave also employed ventilation as well as plenty of durability for smacking into stones and tree stumps and the like with added Thermo-welded polyurethane reinforcements near the sides and the toe area to protect your feet nicely.

Northwave uses what they refer to as Bio mapping, where athletes are used extensively through rigorous testing to help them develop products that integrate perfectly with the body. Which accounts for comfort, performance, and optimal fit. They also employ a (Step By Step) S.B.S. ratchet closure setup for the best possible comfort that won’t loosen during hard efforts on the bike. It’s perfect for dialing in that precision fit which allows you to maximize your highest possible pedaling efficiency with no painful blisters to worry about. This Northwave Speed Lace Winch setup, also enables for much easier adjustment when your already clipped in, but need to slightly tweak the fit to accommodate any swelling that might occur after long hours on the trails.

Beyond the carbon sole plate being so much lighter than any of the other brands out there, the ventilation near the toe and the sides, they also opted for The Extreme Air foot bed that allows key air movement under your feet for great circulation, to also be antibacterial and anallergenic to minimize odors.

For the new Northwave colors available on the Extreme Tech MTB models, are Black shown below, and Orange/yellow shown above, and a third color of White with Grey graphics, that is shown at Backcountry, at the purchase link below. The Extreme sizing available is whole increments from 39 through 48 along with half sizes as well from 39.5 through 45.5.

  • Rubber lugs on the Extreme Speedlight 3D Carbon sole provide plenty of hike-a-bike traction
  • Durable thermo welded points provide added protection from rock and tree branch impacts
  • For no hot spots they use Biomap technology to ergonomically wrap your foot with no stitching
  • Easy access Speed Lace winch and S.B.S. ratchet closure system provides a comfortable snug, while distributing the pressure evenly
  • Key venting in the toe and Arch support for great Extreme cooling

Pricing is $279.00, now 99.97

northwave extreme tech mtb black

 

 

 



 

 

2013 Sidi Drako Carbon SRS Men’s Shoes (sale)



 

2013 Sidi Drako Carbon SRS men's Shoe

Cya later Dragon, welcome Drako.

 

 

$399.00

CONFIGURE SHOES HERE

For Sale 20% Off of $499.00

 

The newest world cup proven mountain bike shoe from Sidi they have dubbed the Drako SRS Shoes, replaces last seasons Dragon 3 model. Some how they were able to shave a solid 100 grams of the predecessor with a cool new Techno 3 buckle setup, along with a new carbon specific Drako SRS sole, to make it all happen for your feet to not only be comfortable but light as a feather, to feel like a true climbing hero, (without epo). It appears the Drako is playing the game with an uncharted set of rules, on a level by itself.

To start with the differences between the two sets of high-end men’s mtb shoes, the Dragon 3 employed three different items to keep the shoe buttoned down, as the newest model is all about one system, in which the Italians call a Tecno 3 buckle system. Sidi’s goal was to make it easier to adjust while on the bike. To loosen them is quite painless by simply pinching buttons on the sides of the buckle which unwinds it. Tightening is similar to last years by  twisting the buckle. They also accommodated generously for those who like the fit to be as snug as possible, by adding thicker padding to the shoe’s top strap and the tongue to provide awesome comfort even though you have the buckles buttoned down super tight.

The other key difference for the newest Drako model in which you are rewarded on every pedal stroke, is the Carbon SRS Sole. Sidi designers not only minimized it by a 100g over last years Dragon, but the sole achieved the sweet spot between durability, efficiency and overall comfort. To make this happen, Sidi developed the setup based around a nylon frame design that is durable. They then bolted the tread and the carbon fiber down to the frame, making them replaceable. The end result of giving it a small amount of flex, without giving away the true rigidity for the soles’ pedaling efficiency.

They have also continued to improve upon their Heel Security System, which keeps the foot secure and comfortable in the shoe. This all happens with a tiny allen key, to close or open a composite band to secure it comfortably around the Achilles portion of your heel. Thus, making for no up and down heel movement no matter how hard you thrash on the pedals. This makes it so you don’t have to cinch down the straps so tight across the top of the foot, thus making you way more comfortable.

When combining their slip free heel setup with the high level of engineering that went into making the flex of the Carbon Sole function perfectly, you can say goodbye too hot spots. On top of that your feet will also stay way cooler due to the Lorica microfiber they combined with ballistic mesh, for high breathability on summer race days.

There are two colors available for the Sidi Drako SRS Shoes of Vernice Black w/Yellow shown above or Vernice Black at the purchase info link below.

 

Colors: Available

  • Black Vernice
  • Black Vernice with Yellow details

“Have fun ripping up the woodlands or desert this spring with these … Enjoy!

– these men’s mtb shoes are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

Sidi Drako purchase

– Funner, 29erCafe”


Sale Price: was $499.00 now $320.00

 

Sidi Spider SRS Mesh Men’s MTB Shoes



 

Sidi Spider SRS Mesh Shoe

A nice refreshing breeze for the hot summer mtb feet.

If you simply really enjoy the aspect of cross country trail riding on your mountain bike and don’t particularly care to be in the back country with numerous hike-a-bike sections that are off trail thrashing on your shins and destroying your shoes — and enjoy cooler feet when the summertime temps climb through the roof. Thankfully Sidi opted to not only make aggressive models that will withstand a hurricane, but an alternate such as the Spider SRS Mesh Shoes that will suit perfectly for keeping your feet cooler. When you compare it to their other Lorica-clad Spider model you will lose a small amount of durability, but your feet will still benefit from all of the same Sidi high quality comfort and astute attention to the fit details they are world renown for, along with a far greater amount of air flow than any of their men’s mtb shoe models.

  • Secure velcro hook-n-loop closure is proven to last for generations to come, combined with a ratchet buckle for the top strap to enable you to secure the fit perfectly.
  • The Spider comes with additional toe spikes are replaceable, and perfect for getting traction where traction is most needed so you don’t fall down if the terra firma get’s slimy.
  • Additional Rubberized toe protector guard will be ready for plenty of abuse for years to come.
  • Replaceable sole allows for replacement of the tread to give the Spider maximum shoe life and extra traction when it wears down after years of use and abuse.
  • To keep your feet extra cool from summertime extreme heat, they have implemented Mesh and Microfiber inserts.
  • “Please note, The Sidi manufacture warranty states that if you utilize Crank Brothers Eggbeater style pedals you must utilize the additional Crank Brothers Reinforcement Plate to not void the warranty terms by damaging the Spider SRS sole.”

Two Mesh Colors: Available

  • White with Red Vernice details
  • Red with Red Vernice as well

“Have fun touring the woodlands or desert trails with friends this spring and summer with these mountain bike shoes …. Enjoy!

– the men’s mtb version are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Back-country below.”

2014 Sidi Spider SRS Mesh shoe

– Funner, 29erCafe”


Sale Price: was $.00 now $349.00
“Please note that the Spider sale price get’s listed when the article was originally written, but if your here and it’s now the off season, there is a good chance I haven’t been able to get back here to update to the new (sale price). Thus making it highly worth while to go through the purchase info link above, because the sale pricing gets updated regularly due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is discounted even more than what I have listed here. So the best of luck finding a screaming deal, check out the purchase info link above. Thank You for Supporting 29erCafe!”

 

Sidi Dominator Fit Men’s MTB Shoe Sale!



 

Sidi Dominator 5 Men's 2013

MTB trail domination.

Sidi has done an exceptional job over the years keeping the Men’s Dominator 5 shoes ranked at the top of the list for their most popular and sought after mountain bike shoe model. And rightfully so as they have several key attributes such has high value, you can walk in them not only on the dirt, but on rocks and hard man made surfaces without feeling like you have two stiff planks of hardwood strapped to the bottom of your feet, along with the same durability that is unsurpassed from Sidi’s entire model line.

The Italian Sidi designers have also employed their tried and true mix of Lorica and Mesh fabrics on the Dominator 5 shoe, thus providing you with a perfect combination of excellent durability and summertime ventilation properties. They have also installed Sidi’s Competition model outer sole that has very impressive mud expulsion and great hike-a-bike traction. The engineers also know all too well how important launching creek crossings and bunny hops are to not only your race-day performance but the overall fun factor ripping around with friends as well. Which ultimately requires a snug fit. For the top of the Dominator shoe to pull this off Sidi used their Ultra SL buckle which provides a strap for precise micro-adjustment of the pressure on the top of the foot, along with an Arch Compression Strap that is softer to disperse the down pressure across a larger area of the foot. The Dominator also has 2 hook-n-loop style middle and toe straps, with engineered Velcro to integrate locking teeth so that it lasts forever, and there’s no possibility for it to let go.

Finally the last important details are a padded tongue and plastic heel cup that has been ergonomically molded, key to delivering unrivaled comfort for the Dominator. Sizing available are in half increments from 38-52.

  • “Please note, the Dominator manufacture warranty states that if you have Crank Brothers Eggbeater style pedals you must utilize the additional Crank Brothers Reinforcement Plate to not damage the sole and void the warranty terms.”
 Color: Available
  • Black with Red details

“Have fun exploring new woodland or desert trails with your friends this spring and summer with these mountain bike shoes…. Enjoy!

– the men’s Dominator mtb shoes are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

Sidi Dominator Fit shoe..

– Funner, 29er-Cafe”


Sale Price: was $249.00 now $119.00

“Please note that the sale price get’s listed when the Dominator article was originally written, but if your here and it’s now the off season, there is a good chance I haven’t been able to get back here to the article to update to the new (discounted sale price). Thus making it highly worth while to go through the purchase info link above, because the sale pricing gets updated regularly due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is discounted even more than what I have listed here. So the best of luck finding a screaming deal, check out the purchase info link above. Thank You for Supporting 29er-Cafe!”

 

Sidi Spider SRS Vernice Lorica MTB Shoes



 

Sidi Spider SRS Shoe

If your looking for a bit more flash on your feet to propel the mountain bike in, check out the newest Sidi Spider SRS Vernice Shoes designed to not only provide a little Euro flare, but have loads of durability and performance to boot. The Italian designers opted to spice things up a bit for a mountain biking industry that is currently chalked full of subdued matte finishes.. to welcome the newest Spider.

Visually apparent is their high-gloss vernice finish, (the Italian word is actually pronounced ver-NI-chay), that covers a large part of the classic models, durable Lorica leather. A key attribute for the mtb shoe to not to only look awesome clean, but equally nice when dirty grimy as well, to actually age while acquiring a specific patina. Sidi designers accomplished this on the Spider shoe, as they have on countless models dating back as far as 1985, when they introduced their first mountain model to the public.

Also similar to most of their models they employ a stiffer heel cup, alongside a lightly padded tongue and a soft instep buckle setup to disperse the tension evenly across your foot on the Spider. Their are two hook-n-loop style straps to handle the rest of the foot. Thus ensuring your feet stay comfy without massive pressure to keep your foot from slipping around.

Sidi also employed the same nylon sole that is on their Dominator 5 shoe model, that are ample stiff for high pedaling performance but don’t feel like stiff boards when you encounter the inevitable hike-a-bike section. The also gave the toes threaded spikes for added traction, (that are sold separately here). Beyond those similarities between the two models, the Spider SRS has softer rubber lugs that are a softer rubber tread compound to get better purchase on wet slippery rocks and roots. Not to worry though in regards to them being softer, and possibly wearing down quicker, because designers bolted the lugs to the sole to integrate it all into Sidi’s Sole Replacement System, along with the toe spikes stated above. Total weight for the men’s cycling shoes is 800 grams.

Colors: Available
  • Black Vernice with Grey details

“Have fun ripping up the woodlands or desert this spring with these mountain bike shoes…. Enjoy!

– these men’s mtb shoes are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

2013 Spider shoe

– Funner, 29erCafe”


Sale Price: was $.00 now $349.00

 

Sidi Eagle 6 Carbon MTB Shoes



 

sidi eagle 6 carbon euro edition shoe

Dating back to early 1985 Sidi has created some serious roots in the mountain bike shoe industry. And they continue to inspire with new models like the Eagle 6 Carbon Euro Edition Shoes. Which was not available for sale in North America until now, sold exclusively here in the states at Backcountry. Classic Italian styling that is visually remarkable, shaped ergonomically, but yet ample durability to sustain a very hard life in the dirt. If your searching for that competitive edge, look no further than the Eagle 6 Shoe.

Sidi designers made certain the model would last for years to come by employing removable lugs on the SRS MTB sole, that also provide stable distribution of pedaling efficiency and a comfortable fit. It features carbon from heel to toe, being slightly thinner near the toe end, to provide just enough flex for walking efficiently, but yet performs superb in regard to power transfer. Thus promoting higher circulation, to deter any hot spots occurring due to hard all-day efforts.

The efficiency of the Eagle 6’s carbon sole is only half the story. They also applied their exclusive material selection and upper retention setup. For the top section, they have used a ratchet style caliper buckle with two lower hook-n-loop straps, to enable you to dial-in, the perfect secure fit. They have also accommodated larger feet generously on the Euro Edition shoe, by making the height of the buckle adjustable to be long enough for a taller foot.

And lastly for the important details designers made sure their was no heel movement in the pedal stroke, by implementing their Heel Security Setup. It is fully adjustable to provide that necessary reinforcement near the achilles area of the heel to stop the heel from lifting, which will allow you to get maximum torque when hammering on the cranks. Sidi also applied a dash of nylon mesh to make the shoes vent nicely for summertime use, along with their durable, yet stunning, Lorica Vernice material to Euro style it out.

 

  • A total of two velcro straps make for perfect shoe pressure adjustment
  • Replaceable toe spikes and the sole as well to keep them pedaling for many years to come
  • Please note, Sidi’s manufacture warranty states that if you have Crankbrothers Eggbeater style pedals you must utilize the additional Crankbrothers Reinforcement Plate to not void the warranty terms.
Colors: Available
  • White with Green Vernice details

“Have fun ripping up the woodlands or desert this spring with these mountain bike shoes…. Enjoy!

– these men’s mtb shoes are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

2013 Eagle 6 shoe

– Funner, 29erCafe”


Sale Price: was $.00 now $379.00

 

Sidi Duran Mountain Bike Shoes – Men’s



 

sidi duran shoes

If you have ever owned a pair of Sidi shoes, you probably get the old adage of certain things get better with age. With the Italian Designers being at it for 50 some odd years now building the best mtb shoes available. The newest model Duran Mountain Bike Shoe confirms this analogy.

 

As always Sidi chooses to focus hard on key details. To secure the shoe, it has three hook-n-loop straps on the top, which provides a completely adjustable fit either on the bike or pre-ride back at the house. This triple strap setup also keeps the foot from slipping around which will increase your pedaling efficiency on the bike. To take slippage even farther from a concern, the Italian designers have also applied their world renown heel cup, to keep your foot in that ideal spot for climbing when out of the seat. Making it easier to apply the power harder while staying nice and comfy inside the shoe.

Also down the lines in regards to ultimate comfort, Sidi employed plenty of summertime ventilation on this model, it’s been reported to have more venting properties than any other model in their current 2013 line.

  • Three velcro straps make it easier to keep the feel adjusted nicely.
  • Insert holes for toe spikes, not included.
  • Please note, the Sidi manufacture warranty states that if you have Crank-brothers Eggbeater style pedals you must utilize the additional Crank-brothers Reinforcement Plate to not void the warranty terms.
Colors: Available
  • Black with Grey details

“Have fun exploring new trails in the woodlands or desert this spring and summer with these…. Enjoy!

– the men’s version are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

2014 Duran

– Funner, 29erCafe”


Sale Price: was $189.00 now $104.00

 

Sidi Diablo GTX Winter Shoes – Men’s



 

Sidi Diablo GTX Winter shoes

Stoke up the inner Diablo fire.

When the wintery icy slush hits the roads and the cold rains start to fall on the local single track, Sidi has made things easier in the Diablo GTX Winter Shoes. Several features for what make it fully worthy for wintertime use are several key factors, one is the high neoprene cuff, along with full insulation, and of course the key ingredient of an inner Gore-Tex boot, all to keep you comfortable while your feet are toasty and dry in the durable Diablo setup.

  • Complete GTX Gore-Tex liner setup to keep water from getting inside the Diablo.
  • A total of four velcro straps make it easier to get in and out of the Diablo during the cold weather with additional layers of socks on.
  • Higher cuff is made of neoprene to be comfortable along with keeping snow and rain out, because it tucks nicely under your pant leg.
  • Replaceable toe spikes and the sole and as well to keep them pedaling for many years to come.
  • Please note, The manufacture warranty states that if you have Crank-brothers Eggbeater style pedals you must utilize the additional Crank-brothers Reinforcement Plate to not void the Sidi Diablo GTX warranty terms.
Colors: Available
  • Black with red details

“Have fun exploring groomed snow trails in the woodlands this spring with these, to get you out on that new Fatbike …. Enjoy!

– these men’s Diablo mtb shoes are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info and more pictures of the sole with details at Backcountry below.”

2013 Sidi

– Funner, 29er-Cafe”


Sale Price: was $.00 now $299.00

 

Mavic Chasm MTB Shoe – Men’s



 

Mavic Chasm Shoes

The French designers opted to utilize less carbon than their top-tier Fury model has, on the Mavic Chasm XC Race Shoe. Which still provides all the top-level race performance but without the wallet being compromised. The Chasm has the capability to dish out a ton of thrills because of the implemented items like the carbon fiber out-sole, synthetic microfiber upper, along with their super-reliable and super-light Ergo-lite Ratchet closure setup, but will leave you with plenty of bonus CHASM cash for refueling post-ride at the pub.

To begin with Mavic built the upper section of the shoe with stretch-resistant micro fiber. Then they applied a frame out of thermo polyurethane that’s called Energy Frame Plus. Which gives the shoe it’s cycling ergonomic shape, and still allows the upper section to be soft and comfy. After that they chose to redesign their ratchet buckle for all their mtb shoe models by making it larger, so you can operate it easily with your full finger gloves on. They also gave the strap deeper grooves so the ratchet buckle teeth have better purchase, and stay locked where you wish to clamp it to.

The new Chasm is also supplied with their Energy Lock heel design along with an Ergo Tongue for breathable comfort, and a super svelt weight. They have also utilized the Mavic Ergo Fit 3D insole, which is three instead of the past years two-dimensional offering, giving it more cushion for the top layer. The Chasm also has a uni-directional carbon sole, along with tacky Conta-grip rubber. The color available for the Mavic Chasm Shoes is Black with White. Sizing is 4.5-12 UK. Total weight is 390 grams. ContraGrip Carbon Comp Sole Optimal power transfer and grip for any kind of Mountain Biking and Racing.

Colors: Available
  • Black with White

“Have fun ripping up the woodlands or desert this spring with this setup…. Enjoy!
– the men’s version are available with free shipping along with all the different sizing info”
Men’s Chasm Shoes
– Funner, 29er-Cafe”


Sale Price: was $.00 now $240.00

“Please note that the sale price is listed when this CHASM article was written, but it actually gets updated daily due to supply, so there’s a great chance the price is reduced even more than what I have listed here. So the best way to see what the current price is, to check out the purchase info link above.”)

  • Weight 370 grams
  • Contragrip® rubber provides the best traction and durability
  • Threaded for toe spikes
  • Tongue insert was pre-shaped from EVA foam to follow the contours of the instep for added comfort
  • Ergo Fit three-density composite insole with a rear heel cradle
  • Ergo Lite Ratchet is lower profile than most ratchets out there, with very precise adjustment