Specialized Team Mountain ATB Shoe Shoes

2.95/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $140.00


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Specialized Team Mountain ATB Shoe


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chris Smalley a Cross Country Rider from Coral Gables, FL

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable, Looks good (yellow & black)

Weaknesses:    The soles came off

Bottom Line:   
I got them on sale. They are an older model. They have been comfortable and nice and stiff. I have been using them for two months on the road. Today I went off road with them and the left sole came away from the shoe. It slaps around like a flip-flop. The right one is coming apart too. I emailed Specialized today. I'll report on how they handle this.
25 bucks per month for shoes isn't going to cut it. My crappy low end Nikes lasted for six years.

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Favorite Trail:   Every trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bike Tech

Similar Products Used:   Nike

Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche, Rock Shox Psylo XC, Crank Bros eggbeaters

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T-Bone a Cross Country Rider from Morro Bay

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

Strengths:    Price
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price
colors
price
weight
price


Weaknesses:    seems better for narrower feet, clors a bit bright but match my lavender closeout riding trunks

Bottom Line:   
Love the slick bottom, clips skid right into clicking not like my Sport models that had more rubber bottoms making it harder to find the click. Have to say like the extra stiffness and way lighter, but cleats a bit aggressive, otherwise for 8 dollars less than the sport models this shoe rocks, like the rubberised bumpers that keep the fabric from taking abuse on rocks bonks and skids, perfect foot would be narrower with a slightly wider heal, I'm happy ride on, love online deals!

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Favorite Trail:   chumash trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   www.specialized.com

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Sport, paid 8 dollars less for the Team Mountain, must be a recession or something

Bike Setup:   GT I drive 3, loads of modifications daily

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cory a Cross Country Rider from Redwood City, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2002

Strengths:    Good fit
Good looks
Stiffness


Weaknesses:    Every single time my crnk turns,the top two straps rub against it. It is really annoying, but it doesnt detract from the performance. It is a little loose in the heel area for me. This may be because i have a narrow foot.

Bottom Line:   
Very nice shoe. Good quality, the only weakness i found is the loose fit in the heel, and the rubbing of the straps on the crank

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Specialized web site

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   99 Specialized hardrock A1 Comp FS, stock with Eglund total air cartridges, BG comp saddle, etc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by aaron a Racer from michigan

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2001

Strengths:    stiff for the first 4 rides.

Weaknesses:    loose their stiffness
crappy velcro that wears out after 6 months
ohh yeah ive broken the sole on two of them, hey but this time it only took 3 months.


Bottom Line:   
at first i really loved these shoes. they seemed really stiff and when i broke my first pair i said, hey maybe this one was just defective. they didnt last a year. it took 4 weeks for specialized to replace them so there i sat without shoes. fix your service policies specialized. i got them replaced and 4 months later the new ones broke just behind the cleats. the first time the heal broke off. maybe im just to heavy for these shoes, but i dont think thats the case. im 6'4" 190. these shoes suck.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   nike inyo's

Bike Setup:   schwinn homegrown, time pedals, 9.0

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bike Er a Racer from Vermont

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2001

Strengths:    Pretty Cheap (I got a deal through my shop)
Fit okay.
Pretty Stiff


Weaknesses:    They're ugly.
They fall apart.


Bottom Line:   
While these shoes were holding together, they were pretty good. But after about a season of frequent racing, the stitching began to come undone, the knobs on the bottom started tearing off, and I've managed to crack (yes, crack) the sole of one of the shoes... they're not too stiff anymore! I think that if you're spending this kind of money on shoes, you might as well chip in some more and get something nice. You wouldn't buy a bike from a shoe company, so why would you buy a shoe from a bike company?
Try Sidi, Carnac, Gaerne or Lake.

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Favorite Trail:   stuff

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Climb High

Similar Products Used:   Other Specialized Shoes

Bike Setup:   Voodoo bla bla bla

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Gary White a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    Well made, good quality materials

Weaknesses:    Everything else - let down by very poor design

Bottom Line:   
Maybe it's just the way I cycle or my feet (!) but I really hate these shoes - they're the worst SPD shoes I've owned. I have persevered but have had to move on to Shimano M220s. The main problem is the awful design of the sole. It's a constant battle to engage cleanly with the cleats, with the result that the foot slips off the pedal 40% of the time. It seems to be that there is very poor clearance around the cleat area. Also, the middle of the sole area is very narrow and completely smooth - so this leads to the second problem - when you try to catch the pedal or just rest your foot there whilst waiting to move off (say at traffic lights), the foot slips off as soon as you apply power - it's very difficult to coast with your foot just resting on the top of the pedal.
Other problems include a very narrow toe and only two velcro securing straps - the shoe never feels that its tightened up evenly.
Now I use Shimano M220s - and I just forget that I have the shoes on, as it should be with good footwear.
Specialiazed are a brilliant company and most of their products kick - but this one's a real turkey. Sorry guys - back to the drawing board!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Surgery, London, UK

Similar Products Used:   Big S e.g. M220 plus many others in the past

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight; Race Face chainset; XTR shifters, cassette, and mechs; Marzocchi X-Fly 100mm forks; Hope XC hubs and C2 disks and levers with Mavic X618 rims.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ethan a Racer from Steamboat Springs, CO

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2001

Strengths:    I have a sort of wide foot and the wide toe box of the shoe fit me great. The shoe has a nice stiff sole and the venting is great.

Weaknesses:    Towards the end of the racing season a few of the velcro straps started to fail. After a few creek crossings this spring pretty much all of the straps were failing.

Bottom Line:   
This shoe is a great shoe if you don't plan on having it for more than a year or there about.

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Favorite Trail:   18 road area in Fruita, CO

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Bike Setup:   2000 Trek 8500, XT/XTR, SID XC, Time ATAC carbon pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Elkton, MD

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2000

Strengths:    they're comfortable, mine have been very rugged so far. they match my frame (ok, so that's not really a quality issue), and they have a nice, stiff sole. nicely vented too.

Weaknesses:    walking with the toe spikes is a bit annoying. i took mine out. there's been some fraying of the velcro, but its still intact after a year and a half. the liners also slip some nowadays. nice summer venting is a pain in the winter.

Bottom Line:   
i like the shoe. i'm not going to give it a perfect review because a lot of you say you've had bad experiences with them, and my velcro is starting to fray a little. but i won't rip them either. they fit my feet fine (maybe i have weird feet. hey, i dunno, its not something you like to think about) they have served me well, and i think i got my money out of them. i've raced in the shoes three tiems, ridden and crashed, mud soaked, rock marred, tore the soles up, and wore them all day on gravel before. they are still in one piece. so what if i'm a novice? i can still tell that my pair have been worth every cent. hope i have as much luck with the next pair i get. when i need to replace these.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   first set of spd shoes. i've liked them enough to stick with them...

Bike Setup:   wellgo pedals (i haven't had much trouble with them either, but i clean them after every ride)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andrew a Racer from NS, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    Fit, Stiff, Light, Looks, Toe and heel bumpers, price

Weaknesses:    Durability

Bottom Line:   
These shoes fit great, and are very stiff. Toe and heel bumpers are well thought out. Too bad the retention system sucks. The first pair I got the velcro wore out within a month. I returned them. The replacement pair had one front velcro strap that didn't stick from day 1, but they fit so well that it didn't affect they way they stuck on my foot. But then 2 months later, when tightening up the straps, the metal loop that the strap goes through to fold back on itself snapped in two. I took this pair back and got a pair of Shimano M220s-the blue ones with a carbon sole. Now I'm very happy because the shimanos rock.

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Favorite Trail:   Wrandees

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano M220, Specialized el gato comp


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ed from brooklyn, ny

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2000

Strengths:    loud color scheme gets you noticed,
no laces saves you time, not as pricey as sidi, hard sole saves you energy


Weaknesses:    the velcro-only strap system actually prevents you from getting a tight fit around the heel. in other words, i can pull my heel off the floor of the shoe (that's not good) while fully strapped in to the point of cutting off circulation to my feet. i tried on their other mtb shoe - the mountain comp (which has a lace/velcro system, the same sole, and is $40 bux cheaper) and i actually think it's a superior shoe. unfortunately they didn't have my size (what's up w/ the no 1/2 sizes - 44, 45, 46) give a 10 1/2 guy a break!

Bottom Line:   
i'd go w/ the specialized mountain comp if i could do it all over again. it's got the same sole, same synthetic upper material (go vegan!!) one less velcro strap, a lace system, and you save $40 bux towards your next shoe purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   graham hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeff goodhand a Racer from roswell ga usa

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2000

Strengths:    i think they are comforatable and look cool

Weaknesses:    nothin yet

Bottom Line:   
i think that look cool are pretty lite, and are perfect for the type of riding that i do. i would recomend them to any body so far. i have already put them through hell and back

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Favorite Trail:   mansell

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Patrick a Cross Country Rider from Santa Rosa, CA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I purchased a pair of the 2000 Specialized Team Mountain Shoes two weeks ago. After only 10 miles of relatively gentle trail use while riding with my wife, the sole broke almost in half near the heal of the shoe. I weigh 190#'s and I never even raced or cranked hard in them yet. Thank goodness I have an awesome LBS who just swapped them for a new pair. They are comfortable, fit great and have a great aggressive sole. A broken shoe sure makes you wonder if they're worth the $139.00 price tag though. I will ride them for a few months (if they last that long) and place another review. I'm hoping it's just a fluke thing that happened.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dragon, Full XTR with Time Atac Carbon Pedals.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Tucson

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Strengths:    Hard plastic uppers protect against foot injury.

Weaknesses:    Hard plastic uppers make shoe very uncomfrotable.

Bottom Line:   
Just to avoid any misunderstanding, this review is for the 1999 team shoe, bright yellow. I payed $110.00 six month's ago. They are currently on closeout for $69.98 at Price Point.
I found these shoes to be very painful, my toes grow numb after about half an hour, if you ride without stopping and after an hour the pain is unbearable! The soles are now comming apart after 6 months of hard abuse but they did not get exposed to the rainy season. Because they are the "Team" shoe i thought they would be better, not a good buy at over $100.00., would recomend them at $69.98 if you could try them on first, if not you will be in for some pain!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale dual purpose, Specialized El Gato, Answer Accelerator.

Bike Setup:   Blue and Yellow...Sweeet..!

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by AL a Cross Country Rider from JERSEY

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2000

Strengths:    CHEAPER THAN SOME OTHERS

Weaknesses:    CRAP QUALITY, IN-PROPER FOOT HOLD

Bottom Line:   
Let me steer anyone from buying these shoes. First of all you would think that a company as large as SPECIALIZED would be able to warranty against the type of injury I put on these shoes. I actually split the solid shank clean in half ! Not to mention the heel cup is tearing off the sole. And the velcro looses its hold easily.
Any way since I first purchased Them the fit has never been the greatest. It'svery hard to get the shoe to stay on properly, by using those velcro straps. I am able to pull the shoe off like a slipper, When upgrading to clipp-less you are looking for maximumm leverage. You can't possibly attain that when your heel is constantly lifting up.
GARBAGE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   DOSE IT MATTER !?!?!?

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Sick Air a Downhiller from NY

Date Reviewed: July 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Uh....the color I guess.


Weaknesses:    
Fall apart easily.
Terrible for wide feet and high instep.


Bottom Line:   
These shoes were replacements for my Rokosakis which fell apart. I thought they felt good in the store, but after the first ride the archs on my feet were killing me. Even with the wide toe box they arent great. And to top it all off, the bottom strip of yellow on the left shoe fell off and the other side is ripping. I got a pair of Answer Flatfoots for $39 bucks from Supergo after that. They fit WAY better and have survived the strom so far. These shoes suck.

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Favorite Trail:   
Killer Bees

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano Rokosakis
Answer Flatfoots
Diadora Chilis


Bike Setup:   
Klein Mantra Race
Z1 Bam
XTR

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