News: Northwave Announces Enduro-Specific Shoe

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Northwave announced a few shoes from the 2016 Spring-Summer collection including the Northwave Enduro Mid, a shoe designed specifically for the demands of enduro racing. Pro rider Cedric Gracia worked with Northwave to design and test the Enduro Mid shoes and judging by the video below, he’s pretty stoked with how the shoes came out. …

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Review: Mavic Crossmax Enduro Shoes

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Building on the success of the Alpine XL shoe, Mavic wanted to push its shoe technology to the next level. With input from top riders like Jérôme Clementz and Fabien Barel, Mavic produced the new enduro racing Crossmax Shoe. The Crossmax shoe is the only Enduro shoe of theirs that bears the SSC label (Special …

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Review: Giro Jacket Mid Shoes

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I have long been a clipless pedals guy. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I rode with anything else–maybe 15 years ago when I used a Wal-Mart bike to commute around my small town. So, after reading a plethora of articles in various biking magazines about the merits of flats over clipless pedals …

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Review: Shimano SH-XC90 Shoe

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Shimano’s SH-XC90 shoe is their top-of-the-line cross country racing shoe. But even if you don’t race at all, you can still love these shoes to death! Read on about my raceless experiences in these racing shoes. Specs The Shimano SH-XC90 shoes weigh in at a ridiculously-light reported weight of 627 grams (size 40) for the pair, or …

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Review: Five Ten Impact Low Shoe

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So, this is two shoe reviews in a row for me… one might think I’d lost track of my Y chromosome. But a fella needs the right shoe for the right occasion… right?  In any case, while I was on a seemingly endless hunt for the perfect clipless shoe, I decided it was time to get …

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Review: Pearl Izumi X-Alp Enduro III Shoe

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After my disappointing experience with the Serfas Trax, I renewed my search for a versatile, performance-oriented, yet reasonably-priced mountain bike shoe. After many false starts, I simply gave up and decided to split my time between limping along an old and way-beyond-their-useful-life shoes and–egad!–riding flats. By pure happenstance, I was in my local chain store, …

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