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  1. General Discussion
    This week Specialized launched three new additions to its popular Recon shoe line. Like the Recon, these new shoes are aimed at the off-road and gravel rider, but unlike the flagship Recon - the price tag is much more manageable for racers on a budget or want more walkability in their shoes. The...
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    With Teva abandoning the mountain bike footwear space, and with the acquisition of FiveTen by footwear giant Adidas, there may be an opportunity for a mountain bike focused footwear company to innovate in the space. Such is the premise that Brandon Dodd and Anne Cahill are working with when...
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    Evolving its top-of-the-line mountain bike footwear models for the 2019 cross country and enduro racing season, Shimano has announced updated versions of its S-PHYRE XC9 cross country and ME7 enduro shoes. Both new models share new features and upgrades while still utilizing select features and...
  4. General Discussion
    Shoe maker DZR has introduced the S24O LTD, which is calls the embodiment of DZR's fundamental belief that style can be infused with function to create a better cycle-centric lifestyle. The S24O is a term coined by Grant Peterson of Rivendell Bicycle Works and is an acronym for Sub 24hr...
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    Contest ended. Congrats to Bryan S. from Portland OR, James K. from Larkspur CO, Viktor B. from Novato, CA, Dan H. from Norfolk MA, and Mike P. from Harleigh, PA - winners of the Afton Shoes Giveaway! https://woobox.com/xi8k58
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    Everybody loves new shoes and we're betting these three gravity-oriented offerings from Giro won't change that. The California brand was at Sea Otter this year showing off its Jacket II, Riddance, and Chamber II MTB kicks. Here's a rundown on each. Giro Riddance For flat pedal devotees comes...
  7. General Discussion
    For Spring 2018, Pearl Izumi has introduced significant evolutions of its apparel line, including new Versa apparel, an updated mountain bike collection, and a full line of MTB footwear featuring Vibram rubber outsoles. Recognizing trends towards riders wanting gear that can be used on a...
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    Some of the must-have compounds for overhauling your winter shoes. Winter cycling shoes can be expensive (upwards of $400 in some cases) and are not the most glamorous purchase. Here are five ways to bring your old winter cycling shoes back to life so you can save money for a new race wheelset...
  9. Apparel and Protection
    What is it Bont, Sydney, Australia's moldable shoe pioneers, offer up a shoe designed specifically for gravel riders and racers. Bont's Vaypor G is built on the wildly successful Vaypor platform and boasts one of the stiffest soles in cycling. Equipped with replaceable tread, a BOA lace system...
  10. Apparel and Protection
    The 2FO offers a comfortable and controlled contact point in v2.0 of Specialized's flat shoe effort. Update: Dec 10, 2017 We've been using this shoe now for a good 6 months and have more experience with it to provide an updated review. The big revelation is the review holds for a 4.5 star...
  11. Apparel and Protection
    If they're tough enough for Sam Hill... Highlighted by the new Deemax Pro wheelset that Sam Hill rode to the Enduro World Series overall title, Mavic's 2018 U.S. mountain bike range is an impressive collection. Here is an overview of select items from the line, which will be available at...
  12. Apparel and Protection
    The carbon sole has a stiffness index of 11, one notch below Shimano's top end road shoes. What is it Billed as its most advanced footwear to date, Shimano's S-Phyre collection's No. 1 design priority was to maximize power transfer, which obviously means these kicks are targeted at the...
  13. Apparel and Protection
    What is it Offering the breathability and lightweight construction of a cross-country shoe with the grippy sole of an all-mountain shoe, the Northwave Outcross Plus is an affordable, high-performance pair of kicks featuring the company's own take on a BOA-style closure system called SLW2...
  14. Apparel and Protection
    What is it As trail bikes become more capable, the natural result is riders who want to push further into remote, rugged terrain. For those types of riders, footwear must match the all-terrain capability of the bike they're riding. They have to be well padded and offer plenty of tread bite...
  15. Apparel and Protection
    What is it New for 2017, the MX332 is Lake's no-holds-barred cross-country race shoe. It features Lake's MX Race last that has a slightly narrower toebox and tighter heel than their Competition last, and less overall volume than the Sport last. Thus, it's designed for a slimmer fit and most...
  16. General Discussion
    The flagship All-Mountain SH-AM901 shoe features and armored racing shield and asymmetrical padded ankle collar with sidewall sole for better protection. Shimano has gone on an all-out assault on all mountain pedals and shoes. Known for their legendary, small platform XC and trail pedals...
  17. Apparel and Protection
    The toe area is reinforced with the same kind of durable rubber that's used on rock climbing shoes. Low weight, a reinforced upper, and one seriously stiff outsole highlight the new-for-2017 fi'zi:k M3B Uomo mountain bike shoes that are featured in this stoke video. Designed for XC racing...
  18. Apparel and Protection
    Comfortable, durable, grippy and good looking, the Crossmax XL Pro checks all the boxes. What is it Tired of mountain bike shoes that are stiff as a steel i-beam with almost no tread for those inevitable hike-a-bikes? Designed with input from professional enduro riders Jerome Clementz and...
  19. Apparel and Protection
    What is it? A stylish, lightweight XC mountain bike shoe that offers excellent power transfer and reasonable walking stability. Quick, on-the-fly dial adjustment, a stiff sole, and snug fit culminate in an Italian kick for hard riding while looking good. Pros It's hard to beat camouflage...
  20. Apparel and Protection
    What is it Bridging the gap between its World Cup XC-level Drako and more rec ride friendly Cape Air, Sidi's MTB Dragon 4 shoes are geared toward the serious amateur cross-country racer (or Strava'holic) who's seeking light weight, stiff carbon sole pedaling efficiency, and ample fit...
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