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Answer Palisade Shoe Shoes

3.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $39.00


Product Description

The Answer Palisade is a value and performance oriented mountain bike shoe. Using a two strap closure system, this shoe has a high-traction real rubber sole and a lateral heel strap to keep your heel from slipping. Never worry about blisters from long hike-a-bikes again. We knew it was keeping you up at night.


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shamu a Cross Country Rider from Columbus, Ohio

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2009

Strengths:    Surprisingly durable. I'm writing this review because I'm retiring these shoes after 6 years of trail and road abuse.

Weaknesses:    Not great for narrow feet.

Bottom Line:   
These shoes get 2 enthusiastic thumbs up. I'm gonna miss 'em. Will probably try the Speeders the next time around. Still, for all of the times that I've felt that I paid too much for a product or didn't get the value expected, I'll at least have these ol' 3 strappers to reminisce about. One of the few, true values.

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Favorite Trail:   Loop at Mohican State Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Magic Cycles in Boon

Similar Products Used:   Lake

Bike Setup:   Titus FTM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bigpedaler a Cross Country Rider from NE Indiana

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2009

Strengths:    stiff sole for riding, yet easy to walk in when necessary; durable. (Now 3-strap, and they hold) Good fit, good ventilation.


Weaknesses:    Cleat interface is too far back on the ball of the foot for larger sizes; makes 'instinctive' click-in difficult, slight loss of power to the pedals (alomost negligible, but it's there)

Bottom Line:   
I can depend on these shoes to stay snug on my feet, and they seem to just last and last. That's the biggest single reason I haven't replaced them, because that cleat location is just a 'smidgen' off. It does make takeoff from a standing start a bit more difficult.

The comfort on the foot is there, the durability is there, and the shoe 'breathes' well. I will be going back to 661's though -- every bit as good, and better cleat location.

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   661 Experts, Sette

Bike Setup:   Dakar XLT, Nixon/Metel R, Race Face, Avid, X.9, 819's, Tektro carbon levers, Micro Knobbys.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by c a Cross Country Rider from Monterey, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2006

Strengths:    This thing has high preformance in it. Cheaper than alot of cycling shoes so if you are going or aren't the richest you can afford clip-less still.

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any.

Bottom Line:   
These shoes are great no awesome.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Ord Goat Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Joselyns

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher tass , stock setup, kenda nevegals, crankbros. mallet c.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brett a Cross Country Rider from Calabasas,CA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2004

Strengths:    Inexpensive, fit well

Weaknesses:    The straps! After only about 9 months, the velcro on the straps barely sticks anymore. I've tried washing it, but to no avail. The straps constantly get loose, and one of them will actually completely let go 3 or 4 times a ride!

Bottom Line:   
I didn't expect a whole lot for what I payed, but the strap issue is quickly making these shoes unusable, and they are barely a year old! On top of that, an email to Answer's customer support yielded no results, not even a reply.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Bike Setup:   Kona Dawg Deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake a Cross Country Rider from Madison, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2004

Strengths:    Well-fitting, easy to strap in, looks good

Weaknesses:    None found yet

Bottom Line:   
I've put on 200+ miles on these shoes and don't have a single loose stitch. All the Velcro is sticky, and all lugs on the bottom of the shoe are still intact. Maybe the other people just had a bad batch, but I think that these shoes hold up very well, especially for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Budget Bicycle, Madison, WI

Similar Products Used:   None, first pair of MTB shoes

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS2, Manitou Skareb Comp. 3" travel, Front: Shimano Deore LX, Rear: Shimano Deore XT, Shimano M505 Clipless, Titec Hell Bent XC, Avid CPS Disc, 6" rotors, RockShox Sid XC w/ rebound adjust, 3.75" rear travel

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david rome a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2003

Strengths:    cheap, look ok, arent to uncomfy, straps are secure



Weaknesses:    The straps ripped along where the sticthing is but it was my fault cause I was pulling them alot cause of my very narrow foot, this was easily fixed by the shoe maker for 15 aussie bucks

Bottom Line:   
I'd say get these shoes or the specialized for people that want a race looking shoe but don't have that much cash for a pair of shoes. # chiilis because of the straps ripping so early on, but I got them fixed for nearly nothing and nw they are even stronger than before.

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Favorite Trail:   Oaks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   SIC, st ives cycles

Similar Products Used:   my first spd shoe, but have tried some shimano one a while back

Bike Setup:   giant yukon, egg beater pedals, alivio/deore drivetrain and so on.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Venegas a Cross Country Rider from Athens,GA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

Strengths:    Price,style...these are the only strengths

Weaknesses:    CHEAP,CHEAP,CHEAP quality materials....after only three rides inside of ball area of foot tearing, extremely hard on feet!Feel like cheap vinyl...probably because they are!

Bottom Line:   
If you want a CHEAP beater shoe to ride a few times till you really want to invest in nice shoes these are the ones.
BUT...be ready to either try to take them back for a refund or just throw them away.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL OF THEM

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   A.J. Barnes

Similar Products Used:   AXO, SIDI Dominator

Bike Setup:   1998 K2 5500c(XT,XTR build group),raceface crank and stem,EA70 seat post, EA70 riser bars,wellgo clipless,Mavic 221 on XT Hubs-----and------2002 EPX Hammerhead AL-prototype(XT build group)Magura Louise Disc,MAvic 317 disc on Magura Comp. hubs,EPX carbon fiber riser bar, ITM stem/headset/seat post,WTB SST-X saddle, Wellgo clipless,2002 RockShox Judy SL

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