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Giro Privateer Shoes

4.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00

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Product Description

Strap your feet into the roomy and tough Giro Privateer High-Volume Shoe to pedal with pro-level fit, fatigue-reducing support, and cooling ventilation.Stiff and lightweight DuPont Zytel nylon composite sole is more affordable than carbon, while still providing efficient pedalingMolded EVA footbeds with medium arch support mitigate fatigue and enhance comfortSupple synthetic leather uppers are breathable to keep your feet from overheatingAegis anti-microbial treatment prevents foul odors

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ratman a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2014

Strengths:    Looks, Stiffness, Fit, Price.

Weaknesses:    Giro size chart was WAAAAAY off (at least for me).

Bottom Line:   
I ordered these from Performance Bike during one of their holiday sales after doing a good bit of research on a few different types of MTB shoes. I wear a size 10 in just about every shoe I own so I ordered a size 44.5 after reviewing the Giro/Performance Bike size chart and adjusting for what I thought was a slightly smaller size with the euro shoe spec. The shoes came and my toes were CRAMPED. I took the shoes to my local Performance Bike to exchange and fortunately they happened to have several pair in stock. After trying on several different sizes I settled on a size 46.

So after a few rides (Maryland cold, wet, frozen weather) the shoes still look brand new. The fit is still spot on unlike my Shimano shoes which seemed to have "stretched" after a few rides. IMHO this is an awesome shoe. So awesome in fact, that I'm considering ordering a 2nd pair especially since they can be had so cheap right now.

My best advice: If you can find these on sale pull the trigger on the purchase. Just be prepared to deal with the quirky sizing......

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Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano AM-51. Various Nike MTB shoes.

Bike Setup:   On-One Inbred. Full Shimano XT, 1X9, RockShox Tora 318 Solo Air
Voodoo Bokor. 650B, SS, Shimano XT, Fox F32
Swobo Folsom. Truvativ Stylo, Avid BB7's, Rolf Dolomite Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fjtort2

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2013

Strengths:    Durable, Comfortable, Value, Design

Weaknesses:    Can't think of any!

Bottom Line:   
I raced an entire season with these shoes and lots of trail rides.. They still look brand new! The value and durability is outstanding. If your thinking of these shoes don't hold back!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eirikur

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2012

Strengths:    Strong, comfortable and robust shoe, brilliant design.

Weaknesses:    toebox could be a little bigger is anything.

Bottom Line:   
Great product, I will buy from Giro again.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BluNunn a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2012

Strengths:    Much lighter than standard MTB shoes in this price range

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I use spd pedals for both my road and mountain bikes. I got these in white/black for use with my road bike but I've ridden both bikes with them. They are far better shoes than the low level shimano's I've used previously. The soles are very stiff, the toe box is roomy, and they accomodate my wide foot with high instep, (unlike Sidi or Shimano where I have to get extra wide to be able to use the cinch buckle). I am a 10.5 US and I fit the 46 perfectly.

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Favorite Trail:   Rockville Park

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Campmor

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff, light and comfortable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Excellent value

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