Shoes Reviews and News


Fi’zi:k M3B Uomo MTB shoes


Low weight, a reinforced upper, and one seriously stiff outsole highlight the new-for-2017 fi’zi:k M3B Uomo mountain bike shoes.

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Five Ten Freerider Pro shoes and more


Five Ten has hit a few out of the park this last year so we were eager to learn more about the new Freerider Pro and District shoes. Here’s a rundown of key highlights.

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Mavic Crossmax XL Pro shoes review


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 Fabien Barel? This one is worth a look.

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Northwave Extreme XC MTB shoe review


This stylish, lightweight cross-country mountain bike shoe offers excellent power transfer and reasonable walking stability. Learn more in the Mtbr review.

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Sidi MTB Dragon 4 shoe review


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 adjustability.

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Specialized S-Works 6 XC shoe review


We spent some time thinking about how to describe the Specialized S-Works 6 XC mountain bike shoes, and really, it’s pretty easy: They’re the lightest, most connected XC race shoes we’ve ever worn.

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Specialized Recon Mixed Terrain Shoes review


If you’re familiar with terms such as gravel grinding or groad, have considered signing up for Grinduro or Dirty Kanza, or simply like to ride your road bike where others typically won’t go, Specialized’s Recon Mixed Terrain shoes may be right up your (unpaved) alley. And they’re a great option for aggressive XC riders, too.

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Mavic shows off 2017 mountain bike range


Though arguably best known for its road wheels and yellow neutral service cars at the Tour de France, France’s Mavic has made a hard push into the mountain bike arena with an expansive product line-up that includes wheels, helmets, shoes and apparel.

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Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia shoe review


Slap the enduro tag on a pair of mountain bike shoes and you’re essentially claiming that they offer the best of all worlds. Find out if the Northwave Enduro Mid Cédric Gracia signature shoe measures up.

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Five Ten Freerider Contact shoe review (updated)


The newest entry in the Freerider line of shoes from Five Ten is lighter, better ventilated, and offers increased protection, but how does it stack up on the durability front?

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Best new MTB shoes from Interbike 2016


Whether you’re an XC racing hammer head, enduro charger, or flats wearing freerider, a good pair of mountain bike shoes can enhance (or ball up) your ride. Here is the best of what we saw during trade show season.

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Ergon Interbike 2016


From new grips and insoles to a feature-rich hydration pack, Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style.

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Fashion Show: Top notch mountain bike apparel — part 3


The final installment of the Mtbr MTB apparel fashion show highlights cool kit and more from Kitsbow, Mavic, and Gore.

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Enduro World Series shoe gallery shootout


Some very general observations: more riders choose clipless shoe-pedal combos over flats, bright colors are in, and based on what we saw at the front of the pro men’s and women’s EWS fields, FiveTen shoes are very popular.

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These limited edition Specialized models will change color throughout the Rio Olympics


After four years of waiting, the Olympics are back. To celebrate, Specialized is releasing a limited edition collection of bikes and kit with one of the best paint jobs we’ve ever seen.

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Shimano goes full enduro with ME series shoes


Shimano may be best known for its drivetrain components, but the Japanese giant also does a ton of soft goods, including some very capable mountain bike shoes. Today, that line-up expands with two new enduro-specific models, plus a lightweight XC pedal masher.

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ZOIC’s Prophet shoes and 2016 apparel highlights


Bucking the trend of $300 shorts, ZOIC has a long history of providing clean styles and durable clothes at an affordable price. Check out their Prophet flat pedal shoe and highlights from their current collection.

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DZR H2O clipless waterproof sneaker review


The DZR H2O is a well-made shoe that shoe that you commute with in all kinds of weather. This is the shoe for SPD compatiblity commuting but they have many other options as well.

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Winter shoes shootout: Bontrager, Northwave, Shimano, Specialized


The best winter shoes are easy to put on and take off, are warm, wind and waterproof, and provide efficient power transfer on the bike, and reliable traction off it. See which of these four was best in test.

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DZR introduces new Shift flat pedal urban sneakers


The Shift line of footwear is an extension from DZR’s existing offerings of the original clipless urban bike sneakers.

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Ultimate winter apparel for truly arctic rides


Dressing for wintertime rides is tricky business. The right outfit for that long chilly descent may be too toasty when the trail turns back uphill. Here’s a round-up of apparel that will keep you warm on truly arctic days.

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Art’s Cyclery 2015 Mountain Bike Gear of the Year


Here’s a look at some of the mountain bike products that made riding more enjoyable these past 12 months.

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Hit List: This week’s best MTB components, gear and apparel


This week’s Mtbr Hit List includes 2.35 Michelin tires, Pearl Izumi X-Project shoes, the MRP Stage fork, Bontrager’s Foray shorts, grips and gloves from Ergon, a Bell helmet, and one very cool tool.

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First Look: Sidi’s new Dragon 4 and SD15 mountain biking shoes


Highlights from Sidi’s 2016 collection with high tech features. Sidi also shows their support for Breast Cancer awareness month. Check it out.

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Boa Technology Interbike 2015


Boa Technology highlights their new IP1 and S2-S dials, along with new custom color dial options.

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