Specialized Tahoe Sport Shoes

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 400g MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

The new Tahoe sport is our high performance lace-up shoe. Durable Vibram sole adds a new dimension to off the bike comfort.
  • Vibram rubber outsole for unmatched traction and durability Composite midsole plate for efficient cycling, but flexible enough for walking: 6.0 stiffness index
  • Performance-enhancing BG features in the outsole and footbed
  • Synthetic upper and air mesh for quick drying and ventilation
  • Top strap for secure closure and lace garage that keeps laces safely out of chainrings
  • 2-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by EOS_ a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2017

Strengths:    comfortable, very well ventilated, nice design (I have the black ones just like in the picture)

Weaknesses:    laces strap positioning, loose heel

Bottom Line:   
After riding the original Tahoe for more than 3 years, I decided to get these. I wanted MTB cycling shoes that look like sport casual shoes and I found the Tahoe to flexy. The main difference between them is the stiffness. These Tahoe sport have stiffness index 6. They are not as good for walking as the Tahoe, but better for riding, power transfer is more efficient without the extra flex. Still walking in these is not a problem. Only heals tend to come out a bit every time you lift your feet. They could be a little bit higher in the back to hold heels inside the shoe better, but it is no issue when riding. Regarding comfort, the instep part is not that tight as what I have noticed on the Tahoes, but the tip is more pointed. Comfort wise they are both +- the same. The top strap for holding shoelaces is placed too high, so laces have to be pulled back some when fastening it which is a bit annoying and increases the risk of them getting into the chain. This is sorted out better on the Tahoes. The Tahoe sport are noticeably lighter than the Tahoe. Vibram tread provides really good traction and should also last long. Ventilation is great. Each of the holes in the synthetic leather on the upper part is just thin cloth, so air goes in and vapor goes out nicely. Bottom line, if you are looking for good MTB shoes which are also good for walking, highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Cerová dráha

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Tahoe

Bike Setup:   custom TREK Superfly 5, 2014

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Code a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2012

Strengths:    Comfortable out of the box. Lacing system is simple and effective. Stiff enough for riding, but comfortable to walk in. Cleats are recessed enough so I'm not scraping them every step. Zero problems with release. Ventilation is pretty good.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I needed a shoe for the trails and to be able to walk around in comfortably if I used the bike to run errands. This shoe fits the bill nicely. This shoe is paired with Shimano DX pedals. They are "platform" SPD's, this shoe works very well with them.
They are on the narrow side. They also seem to run a little small. I wear a 13, I purchased 48's, which Specialized says is 13.75, they fit me perfectly.

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Duration Product Used:   ~3 Months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Specialized

Similar Products Used:   Mid 90's Scotts and turn of the century Specialized.

Bike Setup:   CDale Alloy Flash 1 29er

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