Diadora Jalapeno Shoes

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $79.00

Product Description

Built to last, these MTB shoes feature reinforcement overlays for extra protection from wear and tear. Uppers are breathable nylon mesh uppers, reinforced by water-resistant synthetic suede. Abrasion-resistant overlays on toe, heel and side for durability. Self-adjusting lace closure has a retaining strap secured by a Velcro® hook-and-loop fastener with steel D-ring. Internal heel reinforcement helps stabilize the heel. Padded and relieved Achilles heel collar holds heel comfortably but snugly to eliminate slipping or chafing. Diadora's Diapan™ Triple Threat™ competition sole provides traction. Accepts SPD® type cleats via a removable steel mounting plate.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mr Mud a Cross Country Rider from La Honda, Ca

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2010

Strengths:    Tough as all heck. Comfortable. Stiff

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy. They take a bit to break in.

Bottom Line:   
This has been a very good shoe. I have been riding the same pair since this model was first introduced. How long has that been? I do not remember, perhaps 8 years, it was a long time ago. The store I bought them in is no longer there.

I have put thousands of miles on these shoes. Two 24 hour solo races a third race as a team. Countless 5 to 8 hour rides. Mud, Crud, Sun, Water, Rocks, Poison Oak, you name it. Plus hour upon hour of hike a bike. They had an awesome tread for getting traction while pushing up brutal steep hills.

They still work fine but are starting to show wear so I am looking for a new pair of MTB Shoes.

Just wanted to do a review since they have worked so well. As far as Value goes I do not see how anything can get a higher rating.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I am on

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   REI Cupertino

Similar Products Used:   These shoes have lasted so long that my last pair of MTB Shoes were used with toe straps.

Bike Setup:   These shoes have out lasted 4 bikes and 2 sets of pedals. I tend to wear thick socks when I ride.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Quebec City, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2006

Strengths:    tough, they still look like new after 2 years, and if you ride eastern (like in mud) you know how tough it is on shoes.

Weaknesses:    I have very very normal feet, and these are most uncomfortable. Also, while climbing, my feet will hurt after 5 minutes...

Bottom Line:   
I hate these shoes. Maybe they are not meant for my foot but I'm not comfortable at all in these. Two years of torture, my new Lakes are waiting for the snow to melt...
But they were very durable.

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Favorite Trail:   Kingdom Trail, VT

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   AirWalk of some sort, were WAY better.

Bike Setup:   Trek Liquid 25

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by max a Racer from chestnut ridge, NY

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2003

Strengths:    very comfortable for skinny feet, and presumably very comfortable for wide feet as well. Kick ass shoe for your dollar. Sole is quite stiff for a shoe in that price range. If looking for a good shoe for your limited wallet I definetly recommend them.

Weaknesses:    very cold in the winter. I tried Duct-taping the toe and it worked a little better but still very chilly. After about 6 months the sole started to separate from the body of the shoe.

Bottom Line:   
I definetly recomend them. Sweet ass name too. I mean Jalepeno, you can never go wrong with a name like that.

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Favorite Trail:   Indian Rock Pass

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Depot

Similar Products Used:   first pair of clipless shoes

Bike Setup:   trek 6500 and 8000

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