Bontrager RL Mountain Mountain Bike Shoe Review

4.31 out of 5
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October 8, 2016
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Had these shoes for years. They are light, breathable, and durable. Very good.

Cons: Freezing in winter. Can mildew if left wet for a night.

Recommendation: Very good beginning clip shoes.

March 17, 2016
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Look awesome, great ratchet, great durability

Cons: Not super stiff

Recommendation: These aren't as big an upgrade as they should be, but they perform really well and don't let down in any respect

December 28, 2015
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Secures good

Cons: Runs a little big.

Recommendation: Yes

April 28, 2014
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Tightening features

Cons: Durability

Recommendation: Shoes are great. I wish they would hold up a little more considering the price but in the end I would buy the same shoes again without hesitating.

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: lightweight, style, comfortable

Cons: n/a - had the 2012 RXLs and they were very rough inside the heel - they ripped my feet apart in hike a bike sections.

Recommendation: I use them with egg beaters

December 17, 2012
Pros: -They look cool

Cons: -Super hard plastic shoe body hurts my ankles and rubs the skin raw if I have to do any amount of hiking
-The sole separated from the upper shoe body and I had to shoe goo them together after less than a year of use
-Way too pricey to be falling apart like that

Recommendation: I ended up hating clipless after riding egg beaters for 3 months and these shoes had a lot to do with that. After breaking a chain, I had to walk out 2 miles. I have scars on the back of my ankles from these shoes rubbing my skin raw and causing blisters. No bueno.

December 12, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Tread is softer than others
Great cleat placements
Adjustable insoles
Mine have carbon sole
Stiff Comfortable

Cons: Price, but you get what you pay for.

Recommendation: These shoes are stiff and comfortable. Also, hiking in them is bearable when necessary. The key to a nice pair of shoes is a ratcheting mechanism to allow you to really tighten down the strap on your foot and these shoes have them. When making these shoes, I think they thought of everything with these shoes. Not the most expensive, adjustable insoles, and a bit under the strap you read every time you put them on. "Always Lead-Never Follow"

June 13, 2011
Pros: They are stiff and pretty light they breathe very good so they are not super hot to ride in these florida summers

Recommendation: I would recomend these shoes

April 22, 2011
Pros: Decent price, Look nice, walkable when hike-a-bike needed solid, comfortable snug fit.

Cons: None so far - shoes have tracking for hike-a biking, but pretty clacky if you walk anywhere regular-like.

Recommendation: New to the clipless pedals, but got comfortable very quickly with these. Can definitely feel the difference power. Great shoes- comfortable at a good price

March 31, 2011

Model/Year: 2011

Pros: They look and eel quality, decent price, great buckle system, feels secure

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: Great shoe for the price!