Louis Garneau Montana XT Shoes

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Montana XT

Louis Garneau Mountain shoe featuring improved micro adjustment ratchet and the ErgoGrip high-density reinforced outsole for maximum grip. The Montan XT provides a custom snug fit with the 2 velcro and single ratchet system. Ergo ventilation provides a

User Reviews (12)

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Adam   [Jul 16, 2012]
Strength:

Durable,comfortable,look good

Weakness:

None

I've had a pair for about 3 years with no problems at all. They got me through 4 days of Wildside, 2 Blue dragons and numerous multisports events. I also commute daily and train in them. As soon as I can find some for a good price online I will be getting a new pair.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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Everett   Weekend Warrior [Dec 09, 2011]
Strength:

They look good.

Weakness:

You name it. Release does not work well at all. It takes both hands and a lot of effort. Soles are hard plastic. Tore them up first ride in Montana. Almost died in Moab (Like ice skating on slick rock).

If you would like a very bad pair of shoes buy these.

Similar Products Used: Pearl Izumi
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Kyrillos   Cross Country Rider [Jul 25, 2010]
Strength:

Excellent fit with the ratchet holding your foot tight in place. Vents are ample enough to dissipate heat efficiently.

Weakness:

Tricky to go down the stairs in (but of course they're not designed for that). Collect quite a bit of water in heavy rain.

For the money you are getting a clip-less shoe with some high end features. The ratchet system seems hardcore enough to take on many years of abuse and the vents are placed in all the right places. The sole is rock-solid and provides excellent power transfer. As for them not being too rain-friendly - it's a small price to pay for keeping your feet cool in all other conditions. Wet is better than over-heated and blistered.

So far I am very glad I went with LG vs some other inferior (at the price point) options from Shimano and Specialized.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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pinknz   Weekend Warrior [May 29, 2010]
Strength:

Comfort, tough

Weakness:

Initial hot spots

Started off comfy but got a few hotspots, but after a month they are very comfy.
Good retention system, heel holds well, easy to clean ...all good

Use both on my 575 and road bike with time atacs on both

Similar Products Used: Lakes, Answers
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mr. Holmes   Cross Country Rider [Apr 06, 2010]
Strength:

Durable
Looks good
Good Ventilation
Stiff

Weakness:

Expensive
uncomfortable to walk in for any distance

Works great, ratcheting lever thingus gets the job done.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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dubdryver   Cross Country Rider [Mar 05, 2010]
Strength:

Very very durable, You won't have to worry about rips or tears, or buckle breaking even after hundreds of rock bashing!

Weakness:

I guess you could say the hard outsole. A softer one could be desired if you are off the bike and on a lot of rock.

Overall, After over 3 years of using this product and uncountable miles. The outsole tore from the shoe at the heal this morning. This shoe has impressed and impressed, I have actually talked to others that rock the same shoe, and though they haven't mtbr reviewed, they all agree, they are worth the money. To put it in perspective. I am getting a new pair this weekend, so that I have the for a race next week. I will have to admit, that after 3 years and doing very extended epic rides, the sole has shown some flex and started giving..similar to the effect of the Specialized Comp MTBs (that cost more). I only used the Comp MTBs for about 6 months and was tired of them.

What others say about the sole being hard is true. I will not deny that there have been a few times while walking my bike, I have slipped. It probably would happen a lot more if I was nomally around sliprock.

Overall though, this shoe has really been impressive, and another outstanding product by LG. The durability of the shoe as a whole is outstanding. The fit is great, they breath well, and overall with be a long dependable product for miles and miles of riding!

I give it 5 chilis for value since I feel that compared to everything else in its price market, with the exception of the SETTE Epic which recieved very good reviews. Nothing measures up. I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger on buying them and going through fit trial and error. I don't doubt they are decent, but i am going with what I know fits and works!

I am giving 5 chilis for overall because everything that I come to expect from a shoe will be measured by the bar set by these. Phenomenal shoe, great price, great performance!

Similar Products Used: Shimanos (uncomfortable), Diadoras(which i liked but the shoe shrunk over time) and Specialized...which I had a problem with the sole breaking down after 2hrs of riding on a constant basis (Comp MTBs)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
willdabeast   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2009]
Strength:

Solid sole, comfortable, secure fastening, good grip.

Weakness:

Not very waterproof.

I would recommend these shoes to anybody who rides XC. They wouldn`t be a good shoe to do walking in. When on your feet they feel locked on, very secure. I love `em

Similar Products Used: Old Specilized Sport`s
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Julien   Cross Country Rider [Sep 21, 2008]
Strength:

comfortable shoes, latches and straps work well and tighten easily

Weakness:

do not latch easily into the pedals

the way the soles are designed, the rubber adjacent to the clips in the shoe is too high and when i was trying to lock in the pedal would touch the sole before the clips and prevent them from locking in. i had to grind the sole down to allow the pedal to go down farther. I'm using Shimano M505 pedals. other than the little glitch with the latching issue, I would recommend these shoes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Trail Bum   Cross Country Rider [Jun 26, 2008]
Strength:

The shoe looks to be well made, well ventilated, toe clips and the fit feels great and snug. The stiff sole if good for pedaling.

Weakness:

The biggest problem I see is the sole. It is made of a very hard material and is very very slick on rocks or hard ground. I feel like I'm on skates when walking in them. I'm the type of rider that likes to do trail work and these shoes suck for that. I've got a pair of Lake MX165's on order (which have a Vibram sole), that should be a much better all around shoe for me.

If I was a racer and never got out of the pedals these would be good shoes. But they are horrible if you have to walk any where with them.

Similar Products Used: Diadoras, Answer's, Specilized and good old hiking boots.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Trail Bum   Cross Country Rider [Jun 26, 2008]
Strength:

The shoe looks to be well made, well ventilated, toe clips and the fit feels great and snug. The stiff sole if good for pedaling.

Weakness:

The biggest problem I see is the sole. It is made of a very hard material and is very very slick on rocks or hard ground. I feel like I'm on skates when walking in them. I'm the type of rider that likes to do trail work and these shoes suck for that. I've got a pair of Lake MX165's on order (which have a Vibram sole), that should be a much better all around shoe for me.

If I was a racer and never got out of the pedals these would be good shoes. But they are horrible if you have to walk any where with them.

Similar Products Used: Diadoras, Answer's, Specilized and good old hiking boots.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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