Who said you need to drop handful of C-notes to get a high performance, quality mountain bike shoe? The Northwave Rebel SBS has many of the same features as the top-end Aerlite SBS, but without the price tag. Northwave?s Ultra Y heel cup keeps your heel locked in place so avoid heel blisters and gain the most out of each pedal stroke. The main buckle adjusts easily when riding and eliminates pressure points. At 34 grams lighter per shoe than their blinged-out Aerlite siblings, the Rebels could stow an energy bar in each toe without you knowing.Removable cleat ports for dry ridesPerformance Pro Footbed for a cushy feelSBS closing system and 2 straps for a tight fitCarbon-reinforced sole for better power transfer
a Cross Country Rider
from Birmingham AL
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2010
Strengths: Stiff, Pretty Light, Easy to adjust, Good looking
Weaknesses: Wide fit
Great shoe for the price. Just make sure they fit. I've had a couple of pairs of Northwave shoes and these were the hardest to fit. They ordered me a pair at my LBS and they were huge. They had to send em back. I went down a full size. They are perfect.150 bucks tough to beat.