Pearl Izumi Fast Mtn Shoes

2.25/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.99

Product Description

• Carbon fiber I-Beam plate construction for lightweight and stiffness.
• Aggressive tread with tacky gripping surface traction and durability in wet and dry conditions.
• Combination closure system with a premium quality power ratchet at the instep and secure Velcro closure at the forefoot.
• Single layer mesh construction for breathability.
• Reflective heel and toe inserts for visibility.
• EVA comfort footbed.
• Compatible with most clipless pedal systems.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Michael Schoenly a Weekend Warrior from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2006

Strengths:    Great fit for slightly wider feet, easy to get in and out of. After riding a carbon sole I can't go back to anything else. Warranty (lifetime).

Weaknesses:    durability

Bottom Line:   
I destroyed these shoes in about 7 months and 600 miles of off road riding. The treads on the soles were separating, the sole was separating from the uppers in multiple spots. The cloth uppers are best left for road riders, they were cut in many many places.

While I dinged these shoes pretty hard, Pearl Izumi has the best warranty in the biz. I took my trashed shoes to an outlet store and without question they honored their lifetime warranty. They even upgraded me to the higher end Viper shoe without additional cost. Major kudos to Pearl Izumi. As long as you make something that fits me, I will be loyal after this experience. 2 Thumbs up. I'll review the Viper after 6 months or so of riding on them.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Diadora Geckos, other pearl shoes

Bike Setup:   04 FSR lots of decent stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Rainwater a Racer from Griffin, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2006

Strengths:    Nicely Built, strong straps

Weaknesses:    haven't found one

Bottom Line:   
can't beat these shoes....!

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Favorite Trail:   Dauset Trail, Jackson, GA

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Bike Center, Peachtree City

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F400- egg beaters, disc front, v-brake rear, shimano components, sram cassette, marzocchi fork

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Stefano Fabrizi a Cross Country Rider from Milano, Italy

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2005

Strengths:    Original retrò design.

Weaknesses:    terrible shoe, not for me...

Bottom Line:   
a bulky shoe,that fit wrong.Sole is made in bad plastic and slips on rocks, wet or dry.The closure ratchet is hard to tune, so that it's impossible to ride confortable for more than one hour. Hard job to install the clips...I've just ridden 4 races and I threw this shoe away...(same for the road model)

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Favorite Trail:   uphill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Granciclismo, bike shop ,milano

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Specialized

Bike Setup:   FRM 10 HP Easton Ultralite ( FRM crankset, Olympic rims, FRM hubs, Cane Creek Direct Curve 7, Sram XO, Kenda tires, Easton Monkeylite carbon handlebar, Eggbeater Twin Ti pedals, Gobi Ti saddle.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe a Racer from Austin, tx

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2005

Strengths:    none yet

Weaknesses:    bad buckles, material tears, overall fit, soles are too "plasticy" they slip on rocks, wet or dry

Bottom Line:   
These shoes are crap! They don't fit the shape (or last) of a human beings feet. The closure ratchet is hard to open to get the shoes off and the soles are sketchy if you are on rocks, wet or dry. Had to trim the sole to get the cleat to work properly. Bottom line...unless they are free save your money. Even free I would buy some good shoes.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Sidi, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Felt EPO, Manitou R7, Sram, Race Face, Hugi, Easton

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