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Sette Rival Shoe Shoes

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00

Product Description

Need a shoe that looks like it has the attitude to match your riding? Whether you are riding trails or urban streets, the new Rival shoe will look and feel at home on both. With its hardcore skate-inspired styling that includes hardwearing suede and anodized rubber toe guard complemented by the raised and stitched welt. The whole shoe will stay where you put it thanks to the lacing system and hook and loop strap. The midsoles are stiffened to give you support that you need yet maintain the comfort you desire.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gflash a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2009

Strengths:    Best $25 Mountain Bike shoe you can buy
Good Grip w/ flat pedals
Reasonably Stiff Sole that makes the shoe walkable

Weaknesses:    If you attach clipless pedal cleat, the cleat will be fairly recessed so you may need to give it somewhat of a good shove to attach cleat to pedal.

I think Sette no longer produces this shoe as of July 2009

Bottom Line:   
To me these are the ideal mountain bike shoe for the trail rider. Their affordable and durable so you won't be worrying about messing up a pair of $200 Carbon Fiber soled race shoes in the mud and losing any of the little clips for the straps. They have laces and a wide velcro strap to keep you laces down and away so they do not get caught.

Not the lightest or stiffest shoe. So not for the hardcore XC racer. They do give a bit so it helps when you need to hike-a-bike or when walking around after a ride.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Cheap Shimano shoe that I use for road riding

Bike Setup:   Not for hard core XC racers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dubie B a Downhiller from danville,pa USA

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2008

Strengths:    Very solid shoe with great sole support for a flat "van-like" shoe. Comfortable after a little break in time. Ridiculously inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    Shoe runs a little small. Shoes tend to squeak a little when soles get too wet.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome freeride shoe for the money. Probably should have purchased another pair for when these die. Definitely worth the 25 bucks!

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Favorite Trail:   the "wood" trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   price point

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale, Alpinestars

Bike Setup:   Ibex Zone FR1, Hayes hydrolics, Manitou Dorado fork, Manitou Metal rear shock, Big Fat Mammoth wheels, DT Swiss hubs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Josh a Racer from Jefferson City, MO

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2008

Strengths:    Price....
Shoes that "work" with clipless

Weaknesses:    Just about everything else.
Comfort is horrible.
The placefor the cliet is sunk way back in the shoe making it extremly hard to clip in and even out sometimes

Bottom Line:   
These shoes are a quick fix that you will regret buying.
I'm not really an expert with shoes but i highly suggest the Specialized BG sport ($85) they are cheep but i believe that they are race quality shoes unlike these.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   I have never used a shoe this bad

Bike Setup:   2007 Trek Fuel EX8 (mostly stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex a Weekend Warrior from Incirlik AB, Turkey

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2007

Strengths:    Durable, Washable, Comfortable, Grippy, Velcro Strap

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Awesome shoe, especially for the price. The only thing you need to look out for is the sizing. I usually wear a 10.5 so I bought the 44, I should have bought the 45. The smaller size fits me fine while riding, but when it comes time to come off the bike they are a little uncomfortable. I'm not going to mark the shoe down for the sizing chart, but it is something you should be aware of when buying them. They are really grippy, the tred on the bottom hooks up to Zu-Zu's nicely. Other than that, the other guys are right on the mark.

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Favorite Trail:   Cappadocia

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Vans, Cross-trainers

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakota 29'er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason from Minnepolis, MN USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Strengths:    Good looks. Cheap. Velcro strap. No duck walking.

Weaknesses:    squeaks.

Bottom Line:   
I agree with the other guy. Great shoe for the price. Most people will not even know your wearing "bike" shoes. But that squeaking is annoying. It started after about two weeks of use for me, though I think it was caused by getting wet. I got caught in a downpour, and ever since... "squeak, squeak, squeak"

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   661

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G Holmes a Downhiller from GA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff sole. Quality materials. Quality construction. Great looks. Good for walking, too.

Weaknesses:    Sole began squeaking after about a year using them. Hard to locate and fix. Drives me insane, but for the price, I'll buy a new pair.

Bottom Line:   
Nice all around shoe that doesn't look like a typical "ballerina" style slipper that affect most cycling shoes. They still look great after a year of use with no rips or tears. I'm 6' 190lbs. I wear these on and off the bike. The clips just barely touch the ground as I walk (i.e. they don't scape/tap much). If you want a good, cheap shoe that will last, then hop to Pricepoint and pick up a pair. Four chili's for 'Overall rating' because of that darned squeak!

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Favorite Trail:   Bull Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Bike Setup:   '05 Kona Stinky

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