Specialized BG Expert Shoes

5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 680 grams


Product Description

  • Full length FACT carbon midsole
  • Hard molded toe kick protector
  • Durable thermoplastic sole
  • Engineered Micromatrix upper
  • 2-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ehigh a Weekend Warrior from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2011

Strengths:    I actually have the road version of this mountain shoe, but I must say that I love them. I got the BG Expert Road shoe a little over six months ago and using these was the first time I used cleats. It took some getting use to but they're definitely worth it!

Weaknesses:    It took a few months to break them in so that they were comfortable. I think it had to do with the FACT Carbon outsole. This ultimately is a strength, but a weakness at first.

Bottom Line:   
I absolutely love the road cycling version of these shoes, so I would imagine that the mountain ones would also be great!

If you're buying these at a shop, as if you can demo a pair on some XC trails or at least in their parking lot!

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Favorite Trail:   Manzanita

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Art's Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   First shoes with cleats. I use these while road cycling. When I go mountain biking I'll wear some Five. Ten shoes

Bike Setup:   road bike is a Marin Venezia and my mountain bike is a Norco Range 3 with some after-market upgrades.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by midlifechrisis a Cross Country Rider from Suffolk, UK

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2011

Strengths:    Super light, stiff sole, very comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Took a couple of months to break in.

Bottom Line:   
Best shoes I have ever owned. I'm a big trail riding type rider, rather than a skinny weight weenie racer, but I can notice the advantage of light weight & stiffness on all types of terrain. I have wide feet & they fit me perfectly, though they did take a couple of months to wear in. Having borrowed a pair of much heavier trail shoes for a day recently, I realise how comfortable these are. The sole is as stiff as you could want & the uppers are well vented without being full of big holes like my old Raptors. Also, I personally much prefer the triple velcro over the ratchet system of fastening. Ratchets are the first thing to fail on shoes in my experience- also they cost more, clog in thick mud & weigh more than velcro.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Northwave Raptor

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Ciclon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by meltingfeather a Racer from austin, texas

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2011

Strengths:    reliability, comfort, closure

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Specialized works for my wide feet. Great performance and durability.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   specialized.com

Similar Products Used:   Sidi, Shimano

Bike Setup:   rigid ss

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by erie a Cross Country Rider from sactown

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2008

Strengths:    Super light, super stiff, easy hiking, and easy adj.

Weaknesses:    Cost

Bottom Line:   
Holey smokes this is a great shoe! Worth at least a gear under all conditions compared to its predecessor. These fit me like a glove and the lasts are very similar throughout the line.

The carbon gives me a great platform for out of the saddle climbs and give me leverage for spinning that is fantastic. The old shoe was pretty stiff with the plastic, the new show is perfect. Yet, it is easy to walk around in if you have to. Save the money on the ratchet adjuster style and go with these. The only nit is the lack of ankle protection, ehhh.

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Similar Products Used:   Most of the BG line

Bike Setup:   XC HT

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