Specialized Tahoe Shoes

3.25/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 500g MSRP : $80.00


Product Description

When it’s a hike and bike day, the Tahoe MTB is comfortable, durable, and ready for the trail.
  • Trail Traction rubber outsole combined with our midsole plate, which is tuned for efficient cycling, but flexible enough for walking: 3.0 stiffness index
  • Our most padded BG plush insole for on-the-bike support and off-the-bike comfort
  • Suede leather upper with breathable mesh panels
  • Top strap for secure closure also keeps laces safely out of chainrings
  • 2-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2017

Strengths:    comfort, design

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for MTB shoes which would also be good enough for walking. I used these shoes for 3 years without any issues. I like the design (got the black/gray version). They are comfortable, at least they fit me very well. Only the top instep part is a bit tight, but not a big issue. They are flexible, stiffness index 3, good for walking, but the flex can be felt when pedaling. You simply can not have both. Also a bit heavy, but the price reflects that. I had no issues with cleat attachment. Shoelace holder is a nice feature, it holds strong (at least on mine), so laces do not get where they should not. Tread is good, so you get traction when walking or pushing the bike, also toes are well protected. Ventilation is good as well. They do not look much different from ordinary tennis shoes, so beside MTB, also good for commuting rides. For those who need cycling shoes for MTB/walk combination and commuting, highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   Cerová dráha

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   custom TREK Superfly 5, 2014

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lost Llama a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2017

Strengths:    Multi use design, roomy toe box, insole, traction, value

Weaknesses:    Color options, shoelace holder seems weak

Bottom Line:   
After many other brands(giro, shimano, five-ten) i finally found a cycling shoe that i can use for the commute to work and on the trails. At a price that i dont have to worry about, these shoes are the way to go. They are roomy enough that my toes dont feel like sardines. Great cleat attatchment area and grippy for those hike-a-bike climbs. I do wish they came in black without accents, but i can live with the little bit of red. The lace holding bungie seems a bit flimsy but i usually tuck the laces inside. Whlie they are larger than other cycling shoes, my toe covers still fit without interference. My two cents: if you dont care about fashion or having the the newest, than these are a great allround shoe for commuting, mtb, social rides(aka beer rides)

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Favorite Trail:   Ones without road apples

Duration Product Used:   About 2 hours at a time

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, giro and five-ten

Bike Setup:   Kona honky tonk(commuter) giant xtc 27.5

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by d-bug a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2014

Strengths:    Seem to be built fairly well.

Weaknesses:    I can feel the cleat plate through the shoe sole. Wearing them for any more than 30 mins causes my feet to go numb because of it. I only wear them for a 30 minute commute, but can't wait to get them off when I get home. I won't even try taking them on an mtb ride, which is always 2+ hours. That would be miserable.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted something with a rubber sole and extra comfort for trail work days. These would be great if the cleat plate didn't bulge up into my feet.

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Similar Products Used:   Specialized bg pro with carbon sole.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rich

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2013

Strengths:    uncertain as I can't get them to hook into the pedals to use them

Weaknesses:    The depression where the cleat is attached is too small. One needs to litterly position the shoe and cleat directly over the correct spot on the pedal (talking spd here)to engage the cleat. Otherwise the rubber bars which run alongside the cleat intrude. One 'could enlargen the depression by cutting out the rubber bars on either side of the cleat but why?
I took mine back for a refund.


Bottom Line:   
Great looking shoe that the designers got the say on not the ergonomic engineers.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by BikeAdvocate a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2013

Strengths:    Cost, Breathability, shed mud easily, durability

Weaknesses:    Breathability, Lacing style

Bottom Line:   
I have had these shoes for over four years now and they have held up well. I use them mainly on the trail, but also for commuting. I paid somewhere around $60 for them new. They fit alright. Loose in the toe box (I have med./wide feet). When tightening up the laces in the mid-lower section of the shoe it makes the bottom of my foot numb faster... kind of a bummer. They have great breathability for hot weather and will dry out fast because of this. For cooler weather my toes get cold/numb pretty quick. Booties can remedy this. Neither shoe shows much sign of wear and tear after beating them up on and off the trail (they've swiped rocks pretty hard).
Maybe they just don't fit my feet very well.
Overall: Good shoe for the cost. Best for warm weather.

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Purchased At:   lbs


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nohyphens a All Mountain Rider from atlanta

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2012

Strengths:    Comfort

Weaknesses:    Cleat mount

Bottom Line:   
These shoes wear very easily and aren't very durable. the cleat mounts move very easily after extensive use for 2 weeks. I'm not a very hard rider, but I do jump a lot. I've already had to remove the factory tape (very cheaply made) and re-tape to ensure stable cleat mount positioning.

Do not buy unless you are an extremely casual rider.

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Favorite Trail:   rope mill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bullzeye a Cross Country Rider from Highlands Ranch, CO

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2011

Strengths:    Great fit, easy to adjust, stiff sole. Easy to walk in.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Great shoe at a good price, as good or better than some shoes that cost much more

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Favorite Trail:   the ones with dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Bike Source


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by allenfstar a Cross Country Rider from Syracuse, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2011

Strengths:    Good power transfer, snug fit, good durability

Weaknesses:    cannot go back to platform pedals once the cleats are installed

Bottom Line:   
Excellent shoe for the money, has great traction when hiking/pushing, fit runs pretty true to size, would not recommend for platform pedals (started using with crank bros 50/50s) but great for clipless xc riding, also dries extremely fast.

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Favorite Trail:   the one under me

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   advance cyclery

Similar Products Used:   cannondale mtn shoe

Bike Setup:   specialized camber, crank bros mallet 3 pedals, easton haven carbon bars, eskarz 2.3 front tire, captain 2.2 rear tire, mavic crossride wheelset

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