Specialized 01 Comp Mountain Shoes

4/5 (32 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99


Product Description

No compromise, performance mountain shoe, fully loaded with Specialized's revolutionary Body Geometry Technology. Designed for the competitive or serious enthusiast.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Hanover, NH

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    Durability. I've ridden these shoes for almost 5 years now.

Weaknesses:    The sole is horrible!

Bottom Line:   
The sole is a hard piece of plastic. It is slippery as butter. Walking on rocks is easier in a pair of leather soled dress shoes than it is in these shoes. If your foot isn't clipped into the pedal forget it. Your foot will skate off instantly. Basically, except for the fact that these shoes have cleats in the bottoms, they make absolutely no sense as a shoe to be wearing anyplace that you would want to go riding. On the upside I've abused them for almost 5 years now and they won't die so that I can buy a new pair, which is why they get a 3 for value.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Similar Products Used:   Airwalks

Bike Setup:   not applicable, I've used look and shimano pedals with these shoes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Glendale

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002

Strengths:    Comfortable, Body Geometry sole creates a more powerful pedal stroke, looks good, secure.

Weaknesses:    Body Geometry sole takes a little getting used to, feels weird at first.

Bottom Line:   
Body Geometry RULES! It takes a little while to get used to the way it feels, but once you do, you'll realize the difference. It has arch support like no other, and allows a more powerful and efficient pedal stroke. An all together solid shoe.

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Favorite Trail:   Estrella Race Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Southwest Bikes

Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 6500 SLR, Marzocchi Atom Race Z.2, Panaracer Trailblaster 2.1's, Bontrager CrowBar, Avid Single Digit Ti's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck a Weekend Warrior from Beverly, MA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2002

Strengths:    Well ventilated, rigid sole, snug fit

Bottom Line:   
Before I got this pair, I've been using sneakers with toe clips. Pedaling sometimes took a lot out of me. After using this pair of shoes, pedaling was more efficient, sometimes effortless, even going up slight inclines using the fastest gear. I'm glad I got these shoes and also swapped out my stock pedals for the PD-M424's.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   CycleLoft

Similar Products Used:   sneakers

Bike Setup:   01 Specialized Rockhopper FSR xc, stock except for Shimano PD-M424

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zach a Cross Country Rider from chapel hill....nc....usa

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2002

Strengths:    looks REAL flashy,(got mine in yellow/black/red, pretty schweet, huh?) girls drool over them. fits like a condom!

Weaknesses:    these shoes just don't look right on shimano DX/646 pedals.


Bottom Line:   
they look pimpin'! don't get the boring grey kind, get the pimp....mountain biking shoes? whatever, they connect to my pedal, and that's the point. Whew! you peeps payed $90 for these! i got my pair for $21 bucks!! five sh!tters for value, five sh!tters for being pimpin' and gettin the ladies.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   FSC

Similar Products Used:   um steel toed boots, tenne shoes, bunny slippers.

Bike Setup:   Old fat ladies bike, seat the size of a lasagna dish, no gears. have to push the bike for it to move.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sloanbone a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2002

Strengths:    Rigid sole, snug but not uncomfortable fit, great treads.

Weaknesses:    Noticed that it digs the back of my foot a bit.. but may be a size issue... Short tounge. Ugly color... =0]

Bottom Line:   
Sweet for 50.00 bucks... Yellow may be the color of the tour's color... but it's not mine... Great for sprints and overall spinning.. Durable.. Definate keeper!

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Favorite Trail:   Bobsled

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Center


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by david pyland from portland, oregon, usa

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

Strengths:    good looking shoe, fits well and has very stiff soles.

Weaknesses:    screw in studs were a joke, all 4 tore out of the shoes in weeks.

Bottom Line:   
i like these shoes and would buy them again.

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Favorite Trail:   streets

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   river city bicycles

Similar Products Used:   axo, carnac

Bike Setup:   rigid 2001 schwinn panther with xtr / carbon everything, slickrock tires for commuting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rod a Racer from Locust Valley, NY

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2002

Strengths:    Great fit, Extremely comfortable and durable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I preferred the fit and feel of these over a $189 pair of Sidi's.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Planet

Similar Products Used:   Nike

Bike Setup:   Crank Bros. Eggbeaters

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by EVAN a Weekend Warrior from somerville, ma USA

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Strengths:    THESE SHOES ARE REALLY COMFORTABLE WHEN YOU FIRST GET THEM THEY FIT LIKE A GLOVE

Weaknesses:    THE WORKMANSHIP IS JUST HORRIBLE, MY FIRSTRIDE AFTER I WARRENTIED THE LAST PAIR, THE SOULS STARTED BRAKING OFF AGAIN THEY ARE BREAKING AND RIPPING ALL OVER.

Bottom Line:   
THESE SHOES ARE GREAT IF YOU NEVER GET OFF YOUR BIKE!

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Favorite Trail:   Foxboro

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   ACE WHEEL WORKS

Bike Setup:   TREK CRASH COUNTRY

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan a Weekend Warrior from salem, oregon

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2002

Strengths:    very comfortable, breathable, beats the heck out of using timberland hiking shoes

Weaknesses:    had to hack tread to fit spd

Bottom Line:   
wish i would of bought these on the first day i started bikeing.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Bike Setup:   toddler tricycle-with really big safety flag

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeremy a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Strengths:    comfortable, very breathable, fits like a sock so you don't slip all over the place

Weaknesses:    tread wore out quickly, sole seperating from upper already.

Bottom Line:   
bought these shoes to last me a trek across the country this summer on my touring bike. worked out well considering they were my both my daily shoes as well as my riding shoes for 2 months. the tread wore out near the end and now i'm down to grinding on the cleat itself, but that's probably to be expected. very breathable, very nice for riding 8 hours a day in hot north dakota and montana summer weather. the neoprene tongue made the shoe fit like a glove, never had a problem with slipping or anything. never even put the laces on..just kept the velcro.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Bike Setup:   cannondale t700, ritchey spd clipless pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Chino,CA

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2001

Strengths:    It is a very comfortable shoe that does not get uncomfortable at all. They work good for hike-a-bike sections. Also like the breathability of the shoe, keep fett semi cool. Also accepts time pedals

Weaknesses:    None, very well made shoe.

Bottom Line:   
shoe works really well, would recomend it to many other people. Would buy it again. love the shoe

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Favorite Trail:   Raptors ridge @ chino hills

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none, this is my first one used

Bike Setup:   two wheel one. front shocks. planning on new one, dual suspension

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great fit and seem to be fairly durable.

Weaknesses:    Can be too stiff at first. Takes time to "get into".

Bottom Line:   
If you are using toe clips, STOP!! Buy clipless ASAP. I bought these online from Specialized (the price was right) and have really enjoyed them. They fit well and hold well under all kinds of conditions. Have not experienced the cracking soles or upper rips of other reviewers, but maybe time will tell. So far, I can say that I feel I have gotten my $69 worth out of 'em so if lightning strikes 'em, I won't be too upset. Decent shoes for the $$$...buy 'em!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $69.00

Similar Products Used:   Crappy toeclips and tennis shoes

Bike Setup:   "01 Hardrock A1 FS TIME ATAC carbons

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc Fortier a Cross Country Rider from Squamish, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    Good fit, comfortable, stiff, good grip for hike-a-bikes

Weaknesses:    Does not work well with Time cleats

Bottom Line:   
These shoes are a pain to click into Time pedals. Most shoes I've had slide in nicely to the pedals, but these catch and slip. This is a pain when you're starting a race or getting back in after a wipeout, with people piling into from behind while you try to find the sweet spot. I've tried cutting a bit of material off the sole to make it easier - guess I'll cut some more. Besides that, great shoes.

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Favorite Trail:   Crouching Squirrel Hidden Monkey

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Tantalus

Bike Setup:   Joker, Z1

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by M ike a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2001

Strengths:    Very rigid. Accepts time cleats.

Weaknesses:    Elasticated fabric that goes over the bridge of the foot - Stiching comes apart.

Lace holes could be more robust.

Heel guard area has worn through.

Lost a stud :-(



Bottom Line:   
Shoes generally OK. Let down by poor workmanship.

Take some time to to get used to. Can make your feet ache.

I have only had them 4 Months.

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Favorite Trail:   River Severn

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $69.00

Purchased At:   Garlands Bristol UK

Similar Products Used:   Daps, Steeltoecaps, Flipflops and Horseshoes.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rrockhopper 2001

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Erik Williams a Cross Country Rider from Newport Beach, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2001

Strengths:    Body Geometry design is insane! Sooo good on the knees. Puts your leg and pedal in perfect unity. Nice and stiff with great comfort for long rides.

Weaknesses:    Every screw in it has come out or come loose at least once. Maybe add some lock-tight to each shoe box?

Bottom Line:   
GREAT SHOES. Would buy again in a second.

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Favorite Trail:   Aliso

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   RockHopper shoe (sucked, fit like a baggy gym shorts, banged against the chainstays, heavy)

Bike Setup:   FSR Enduro Pro with lots of goodies that no one cares about.

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