Cannondale Carve Shoes

3.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $105.00

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Product Description

  • Deeply-angled
  • Reinforced rubber outsole
  • Durable synthetic leather
  • Mud-shedding outsole lugs
  • Breathable quick drying mesh

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, CA USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2010

Strengths:    -Extremely comfortable
-Moderately "firm," grippy soles
-Decent price
-Excellent cooling/drying

Weaknesses:    -Heavy, at 470g a shoe
-Stone and sand enters easily
-Skinny arch platform

Bottom Line:   
These are very heavy shoes...but they will build your fitness like no other. I need a wide arch so my feet can rest on the pedals on techy descents. I wish these shoes had real toe spikes. But, other than that they are about DONE with after 4000 miles of use.

Get the Diadora versions of Cannondale MTB shoes...much better. For a non-ratchet entry level shoe, they are just OK.

Shop around...

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park (24 Hours of Adrenalin course)

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   SIDI Dominator 5
Adidas Adistar - the BEST!
Gaerne Tuvalu
Nike Cairns

Bike Setup:   21 pound Giant Anthem X2 - Mavic Crossmax SLR, Contact SLR composite cockpit, XO/XTR 2x9 drivetrain, Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jose salmeron a Cross Country Rider from sweden

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2008

Strengths:    extremely comfortable, easy to adjust, easy to clean, low price

Weaknesses:    if you ride when its cold out.. your toes will freeze

Bottom Line:   
a bit on the thin side, material wise, so once you hit some wet terrain your socks soak up everything.... would recommend for dry and warm climates... definitelly not a cold/wet weather shoe..... but other than that it is an excellent purchase. Not for the hard core i suppose but great overall for getting out and having fun with a reliable and affordable shoe. Been through over 800 kilometers in the forest, dirt roads, and paved roads and not one quality issue....

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   first pair

Bike Setup:   crescent edge(swedish make) mix match of this and that... LX, XT, shimano, ritchey, etc.....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave from New Haven, CT

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    Good fit, good ventilation.

Weaknesses:    Bling ugly.

Bottom Line:   
I ride in these shoes daily on my commute, with some weekend rides as well. I've had them close to a year with no complaints, so I was surprised to read the previous review complaining about durability.

Fit-wise, I have very narrrow feet, and this was one of the only shoes I found that gave a nice fit. Oddly, I've read other reviews where people with wide feet found a good fit. These shoes are extremely well ventilated, which could be good or bad, depending on your perspective.

The only negative is the bling. That's hard to get away from in any shoe, and these are still better than many options, but I don't need to look like I stepped out of a bad 50's sci-fi flick every time I ride my bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Monroe,NY,USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Strengths:    Good fit .. Easy to clean

Weaknesses:    Fell apart after 3 months of riding 3 - 4 times a week. The bottom seperated from the plate that holds the cleat and now leaves ,dirt , rocks and stuff get up inthe shoe.

Bottom Line:   
Would not buy them again.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Campmor

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar Sport

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