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I'm looking for some advice, I'm after a pair of shoes to race and ride sportives in. I've set myself a budget of around £150. So I'm just wondering what you would recommend?

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TrekBikesUK [128 posts] 5 years ago
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Hi there Matt.

I'll throw out our version for you. This is our Race level road shoe: http://bontrager.com/model/07891

The next level up from this, the Race Lite one comes in at £169.

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cat1commuter [1421 posts] 5 years ago
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Shouldn't that be "Nooo shooos!"?

I really like the Gaerne shoes I bought last year from CRC. Quality aluminium ratchet on the strap. Mine are G.Ara MTB shoes; I use Eggbeater pedals on all my bikes and like to be able to walk around. I'm sure the road ones are just as good.

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Stephanos [18 posts] 5 years ago
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I'd go with Sidi Genious 5 Pro

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MattFr [105 posts] 5 years ago
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Thanks guys, I think I'm going to go try a few pairs on to get an idea of fit to start with, and start the elimination process from there. I'm sensing it's going to be much like choosing a saddle, and be mainly down to personal preference.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 5 years ago
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what about some of those nice retro style Dromarti ones? i would certainly put them on my list if i was in the market for new shoes.
Mavic fit well in my opinion esp. if you take a half size, and if you go for sidi's well worth going up/down to london to their 'sidi cafe' (http://www.velouk.com/) so you can try on the whole range.

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David cycling t... [64 posts] 5 years ago
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I'd recommend a pair of Bontrager RL road shoes. and a steal at only £79.99 in Evans, compared to the £140 i paid in November for them!

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bontrager/rl-road-shoe-ec022374

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MattFr [105 posts] 5 years ago
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I'm looking at the SIDI's and possibly Northwave's or Gaerne's. Guess I'll try them on for comfort at the local LBS's.

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MattFr [105 posts] 5 years ago
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On another note, how much room am I looking for in my shoes? I'm reading a mixed selection of opinions across the internet as to how tight/loose shoes should be.