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Bont Vaypor XC Shoes

1.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $308.99

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Product Description

The Bont Vaypor XC features a hand-made, wrap-around carbon sole precisely fabricated to resist the unique stresses placed on a cycling shoe. Real rubber lugs (replaceable) are designed to maximize off-bike grip and minimize the retention of dirt and mud.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2015

Strengths:    No strength with this shoe. If I was forced to pick something positive I would say fit.

Weaknesses:    quality and the worst customer service I have ever experienced.

Bottom Line:   
This is hands down the most disappointing bike related purchase I have ever made!! The upper on both shoes peeled off of the sole after less then a month and 500 miles. The shoes were completely un ride able. My LBS started sending emails to Bont warranty as did I. After 2 months of no response I turned to FaceBook IM and finely got a response from Steven Nemeth, the CEO of Bont. Right away he told me that these were not MTB shoes...Really, it says that they are in the description. Steven promised to "make things right" and offered to make me a wear tester for Bont and "personally take care of this". That was back in May, it's now Nov and I have received nothing. Then back in Sep Steven offered to send me a pair of road shoes along with my replacement MTB shoes as an apology. That was 3 months ago, and I have received nothing. It has been 8 months of Bont promising shoes and I am still waiting! Every other MTB shoe that I have ever had has lasted 3 or 4 years. I would not recommend wasting your hard earned money on this product.

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Similar Products Used:   Sidi, Specialized, Giro

Bike Setup:   Fully ridged Niner one

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Elissa

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2014

Strengths:    Excellent fit and feel through the shoe to control the bike. By far the most comfortable and best feel / power transfer of any MTB shoe I have owned. Other brands used are Sidi, Shimano (several pairs). Tends to not collect water in the shoe due to the closed memory foam inner.

Weaknesses:    I can not recommend this product. I share the same problems as the other reviews. The buckles are appalling. They break with almost every ride, I have glued the other protective panels back on, which as I love the fit is ok, however I will have to change shoes as the buckles don't last one ride and have had to bail and go home last ride due to this.

Bottom Line:   
I own a bike shop and will not sell this shoe although happy to sell the road version with no problems.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John G. a Racer

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2014

Strengths:    You think you are buying a great shoe. Truth is even after heat molding they will not be as comfortable as a comparatively priced Sidi or Shimano. They are stiff.

Weaknesses:    These shoes WILL FALL APART shortly after use. The protective molding will first begin to peel off and then fall off completely. The buckles will fail! I've used mine a few months and began seeing failure. My Sidi and Shimano shoes have lasted years!! These only months with lite use. The warranty is a joke. Bont will give you the run around until you give up and buy something else. Do NOT buy these shoes. You will hate them eventually.

Bottom Line:   
Do Not buy these shoes!!! If I could give 1/2 chili I would.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by MonkeyBoy650

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2014

Strengths:    They can be molded to your feet, and so can be very comfortable. Very light weight also

Weaknesses:    Buckles will break!
Pieces (lots of them) will fall completely off, all the rubber tread, pieces of fabric!!
Customer support is a bunch of complete a-holes and will deny your warranty claim, saying you "damaged" the shoes

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF BUYING THESE SHOES. I got some Vaypor XC brand new...put brand new bike computer on the bike which said zero miles. Rode these shoes, and when the computer said ~100miles, PIECES STARTED FALLING OFF!!! Around ~120 miles, one of the rachet buckles broke OFF!! Got to 150miles, larger portions of the fabric upper started delaminating!!! Then at 200miles, so many parts were trying to come off, that I could see my toes through the top of the shoe!!! I had to superglue the entire fabric upper and all the rubber tread parts back to the shoes to be able to even use them!!! In all my 20 years of riding bike, these are the absolute, single-worst, bicycle product I have ever used, or heard of someone using. Even ONE chilli is vastly overratting these shoes... If you want pictures of the failures, find me on the forums and I will show you...

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