Specialized 02 Sport Mountain Shoe Shoes

02 Sport Mountain Shoe

High value, lightweight and durable performance shoe for non-race oriented mountain bike riders. Designed for comfort and long term performance. Patent Pending Body Geometry (TM) Technology increases performance and reduces injury. Available in Black/Navy and Tan/Black.

User Reviews (12)

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rapidcarbon   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2003]
Strength:

Durable, comfortable, cheap. Very good in mud, and dirt trail.

Weakness:

Not good on rock.

Got this pair on sale at Spokes Etc. These are very good shoes for the price I paid. Very comfortable, I can stand, hike or bike all day in these shoes. After 3 months of heavy use, I have noticed the soles start showing little wear. Would recomend these to anybody.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mark   Cross Country Rider [Sep 17, 2002]
Strength:

Price, durability for the price

Weakness:

Width - I have skinny girlie feet

These were my first pair of clipless shoes. I am writing this review after 2 years of (ab)use. The stitching is still there, the velcro is holding up (lots of mud and washing), the soles are not worn down too bad, and the cleat plates flip around if you break a screw mount off. These things are really durable for the price. They were a tad bit wide for my feet, but pretty much every stock shoe is.

Buy it if: You want to try clipless without breaking the bank, and want to have something that will hold up for a while if you like the clipless thing (you will).

Don't buy it if: Well, the only people who shouldn't buy it won't buy them. They'll buy $200 shoes.

I'll give 'em 4 chillis because you can probably find last years top end shoes for the MSRP. They are good shoes, but not race ready. They do what they are advertised to do.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Comp Mountain, Shimano M320
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Tigg   Cross Country Rider [Apr 22, 2003]
Strength:

Comfort, comfort, comfort! Relatively still soles, value.

Weakness:

Limited color selection, nothin else I can think of.

I like 'em! I've only had them for about 6 months, but they show no real wear thus far. I've raced in them twice and they've performed great, no problems with cleats during entry or exit. I've got them matched with SPD536's and am very happy. I would recomend these shoes for anyone just making the leap to clipless to the beginning racer. 5 Chilis for value and 4 chilis overall because there is always room for improvement!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Erik   Cross Country Rider [Jun 28, 2006]
Strength:

Simplicity, comfort, versatility, completely indestructable.

Weakness:

A bit heavy and flexy.

These shoes are GREAT. With these shoes I have raced 3 seasons of cyclocross, 2 seasons of mountain, a few road races and time trials, toured big miles on gravel roads in New Zealand, trained with a local road club in Switzerland for a summer, been on countless training rides in the pouring rain, gorgeous sun, and snow, and commuted many miles as well. The specialized Body Geometry line seems to live up well to its advertised comfort. The bit of flex makes them great for running in (I often jog in 'em to warm up before 'cross races).

I bought these shoes in early 2002, and will finally retire them at the end of this summer. The soles are starting to crack and the upper is just starting to separate from the sole. My next pair of shoes will be the same model. The three straps (vs 2) in the newer model is probably good. Too bad the new shoes don't have cleats: the old ones did.

If you are racing road cat 1,2,3, you would find these to be too heavy and flexy - but that's not what they're made for anyway. If you are looking for one shoe to do it all, comfortably, and never fail, look no further.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Eric   [Apr 14, 2003]
Strength:

Comfort & price.

Weakness:

Broke strap after 2 weeks.

After 2 weeks, one of the strap rings ripped from the shoe.
Returned & Replaced with another manfacture.

Similar Products Used: 5 year old Specialized "El Gato".
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Mike Cisek   Cross Country Rider [Oct 20, 2002]
Strength:

Very comfortable, Body geometry works well, easy on uphills, stiffer, good grip, etc.

Weakness:

NONE

Inexpensive, very stiff, light weight, good grip, cool colors, body geometry really helps the legs, now easier on uphills, shoe material - triple layered, etc.

Similar Products Used: 2000 Specialized Sport mountain
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Grant   Cross Country Rider [Feb 11, 2003]
Strength:

Relatively inexpensive. Built for wide feet.

Weakness:

A little heel slippage when I have to hike it up a steep. A little foot numbness until you figure the cleat position right.

These have been my first and only clipless shoes.

I have no complaints really. They are wide enough for my right Fred Flintstone foot but the laces and straps ofer enough adjustment to also fit my left, more skinny foot. I have never washed them, but despite all the mud and abuse they uppers are in really good shape. I am probably going to replace them when they do die with another pair of Specialized shoes. FYI--On the Spec. website, they always have models of one or two years back for really, really cheap, like $20.00 a pair sometimes. Can't beat it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Ian Forrest   Cross Country Rider [Feb 21, 2003]
Strength:

Cheap, durable, comfortable, stiff.
Colors- They aren't bright yellow.

Weakness:

Colors- They are ugly as sin, I feel like a grandpa.

For the money how can you go wrong? But seriously, when are bike companies going to make a decently looking cycling shoe. On one end of the spectrum you have the bright reflector shoe, and at the other end you have...well, these...old man ugly shoes. In the end a cheap shoe that is durable and functional...they get the job done.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Karl   [May 26, 2003]
Strength:

Cheap, comfortable.

Weakness:

Strap broke. Heavy.

After a year of 3 times a week use, these have died. Doing without the laces, the strap broke, and the laces have now acted as a useful back-up 'til an upgrade is made (Sidi Dominators).
However, the fabric upper has gone really soft and squidgy, so they're still comfortable but you do wonder about power transfer. And in use, the straps need continual tightening for the first 30 mins (which explains the strap breaking).

Also, the shoes are heavy when dry (1060 gms size 44) compared to Sidi Rampas at approx. 700 gm, and sometimes I dreaded getting these wet in winter, 'cos then they felt like cold lead. The final(!) annoyance is having to trim the sole to accomodate Time Atacs.

However, you could say that all the above is from having too high an expectation- these are bottom of the range shoes after all. They suit wide feet well and the "body geometry" stuff does seem to work, so they are comfy which is important to a non-racer.
But, for a budding racer, there's a chance to take 360 gm rotational weight off 'the bike' with a shoe upgrade...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
YR   [Sep 04, 2002]
Strength:

Comfortable, really comfartable. Finally a shoe made wide enough at the toes. Also it looks nice (you don't look like
a trafic light with these)

Weakness:

none

Good shoes, I can ware them all day and still feel fine
Reasonable walking.

Similar Products Used: GoSport cheap shoes - uncomfortable
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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