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XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes?
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I wear Shimano TR-02 on the road, and now need a pair of MTB shoes. Any recommendations that won't break the bank? Gotta be easy to walk/run in, since the MTB in question is a single-speed and I'm not the most skilled MTBer.

Thanks.


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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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the best mtb shoes for xterra in my opinion are the Specialized Boa shoes, since they're easy to throw on & crank tight. But they're not cheap. Since you mention price as an obstacle, you've got to pick your price then go & find the shoe that best fits you at that price & has either a boa closure or velcro. I wouldn't recommend a ratchet closure as its slower in transition. Pearl Izumi shoes have always been good in my opinion the Select MTB shoe is all velcro.

Or the Spec BG Expert for a little more dough http://www.specialized.com/...Id=9309&eid=4927
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Sidi makes a 3 strap "xterra" shoe called the....Terra, I think they are reasonably priced.

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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Got a pair of Mavic Chasms for $140 at Blue Sky. Pretty sweet so far.

Or, you could be like the Caveman, and have specialized glue some tread on your tri-vents!
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Whatever you get, get some with rubber or rubber-ish (as opposed to the hard plastic ones that do last longer) lugs on the sole. You'll need to be able to run and not slip.


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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Steve,

I used to use a Time mtn shoe that had a single strap - man that was a beautie!! Now all I see outa Time is a ratchet shoe and I simply won't go to that for XTERRA. I'm using a DMT triple strap, hook-n-loop shoe that works really now but I've seen a Northwave that's similar and looks good too. Sidi makes a couple, I think one is called a Giau (3 strap) and the other; Torq (2 strap). Pearl Izumi makes a triple strapper. I find that most folks don't ever deal with the smallest strap so one or two are fine. I'm not a weight weenie on most things but shoe weight is something that matters to me - it may or may not to you. I see a previous poster spoke of a rubberized base rather than plastic...hmmm. I've never experienced a hard plastic base but that does sound less attractive. As for DMT they make two models of velcro only one is 250gms (explore) and one is 350gms (marathon). http://www.diamantdmt.com/...ar=2010&line=MTB. DMT can be a bit tough to find, they are imported by gitabike and dealers.

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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Sidi Terra been using those for two season now.

Avoid anything with a ratchet on it for Xterra, straps only. I have had buckles lock up on me from obstacles I have hit.




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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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I personally like the Specialized BG Expert Mtb Shoe:

Three straps, easy in/easy out, dries easily and is not going to break the bank.

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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [dongustav] [ In reply to ]
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I have used the Gaerne G Kona for years, it is a Xterra specific shoe. http://www.gaerne.com/...31/g-kona-mtb/white/
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [dongustav] [ In reply to ]
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I have the Specialized BOA shoes and think they are probably the best I have ever worn. Specialized does a good job with the foot bed, fit and comfort. Highly Recommend them!
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Giro Empire VR90 with elastic laces. Can run it just like their road version people are using for road tris. Can cut the tongue out if you want to go a step further.
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [A_Hooligan] [ In reply to ]
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A_Hooligan wrote:
Giro Empire VR90 with elastic laces. Can run it just like their road version people are using for road tris. Can cut the tongue out if you want to go a step further.

NOT THIS.
Trying to hike up the hills in those shoes would be a disaster. The answer is ANY shoe that is easy to slip on and tighten up, that also has the toe cleat bolt holes so you can bolt in huge cleats when you get to maui and need to hike a bike.
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [Cookiebuilder] [ In reply to ]
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Horses for courses man. Down here in the southeast there is not a single race course that would merit a hike-a-bike.
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Even the lesser Specialized "Sport" MTB shoes are good--- I actually use them for regular tris. Keep the two bottom straps tight, just have the top one open---can run through transition (pavement, grass, whatever) at a good clip and hop on bike and clip in. I keep meaning to replace them with "real" bike shoes but they work so well.
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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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Since you're already wearing Shimano road shoes, I would suggest looking at their MTB shoes. The fit and geometry should be similar and an easy transition between road and mtb. I prefer Specialized shoes, but you will be able to tell a noticeable difference switching between brands. For Shimano, I'd take a look at the XC7 with the BOA system and if you want something less expensive, then maybe the three strap ME2.

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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [ShawnF] [ In reply to ]
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ShawnF wrote:
Since you're already wearing Shimano road shoes, I would suggest looking at their MTB shoes. The fit and geometry should be similar and an easy transition between road and mtb. I prefer Specialized shoes, but you will be able to tell a noticeable difference switching between brands. For Shimano, I'd take a look at the XC7 with the BOA system and if you want something less expensive, then maybe the three strap ME2.


This post is over 8 years old. I'm squared away. ;)


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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [The_Mickstar] [ In reply to ]
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The_Mickstar wrote:
ShawnF wrote:
Since you're already wearing Shimano road shoes, I would suggest looking at their MTB shoes. The fit and geometry should be similar and an easy transition between road and mtb. I prefer Specialized shoes, but you will be able to tell a noticeable difference switching between brands. For Shimano, I'd take a look at the XC7 with the BOA system and if you want something less expensive, then maybe the three strap ME2.



This post is over 8 years old. I'm squared away. ;)

That's funny! Sorry, I just glanced at the last few replies and they were all recent.

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Re: XTERRA Guys: What bike shoes? [ShawnF] [ In reply to ]
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The_Mickstar wrote:
This post is over 8 years old. I'm squared away. ;)


So what did you wind up going with?

As someone who is somewhat venturing into Xterra, I, for one, was happy to see this thread resurrected. :)



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