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  1. I bought a pair of Olympic Tread MTB Shoes at a sale from Chris Willemse Cycles a year or two ago. (I think it was their last pair and they do not stock it anymore). A few weeks ago I noticed one of the laces of the Atop system was almost chafed through. I could not find any replacement lace anywhere on Google - so I sent a enquiry email to the manufacturers in Taiwan (that was 23 April 2019). I received an email the same day - they will see who the suppliers in SA are and if they can sort out the problem. On 02 May I received an email from Gordon Gassert, product development manager from Bolton Footware in Elsies River, asking for my address so they can send me a replacement system. A few minutes ago, RAM Couriers delivered a complete set, right and left, including the lace, gear & knob (if that is what is what it is called) and the spanner to do the job. A quick Youtube video on replacing it and all done! Not often one gets service like that anymore! All credit to Atop Taiwan and Bolton Footware SA.
  2. I'm looking for recommendations for a pair of super grippy and good quality shoes to be used for trail/enduro mountain biking in conjunction with flat pedals! Five Ten seem to be the gold standard, but sadly are no longer available in SA it seems. My budget is ideally R1500+-
  3. The Kestrel is all about pedal efficiency and employs a carbon infused shank to transfer foot power to the pedals. Five Ten and Dial'd Bikes are so confident about the Kestrel's pedalling prowess they've sponsored an Absa Cape Epic team for this year's race. The Kestrel's sole borrows from the company's existing technology and features two rubber compounds. A softer Mi6 compound on the outer sole to assist mobility off the bike and a harder C4 compound around the cleat area reduces the chance of getting caught up while clipping in. The upper has clearly taken some cues from it's sleek XC cousins. A ratcheting BOA closure system attends to the lacing which promises a snug fit. The front of the shoe features a breathable yet splash resistant synthetic. The toe box is reinforced with rubber to protect you from those rocks and trees. The Kestrel is due to be released internationally in April. The date of availability in South Africa has yet to be confirmed. Pricing should be around the R2,500 mark. The Five Ten Kestrel will be available through your local Five Ten dealer.
  4. After 5 years in development, Five Ten's Kestrel SPD clipless shoe is almost ready to hit the trails. The Kestrel signals a new direction for Five Ten and sees them taking a direct stab at the enduro and trail riding market. Click here to view the article
  5. Notably one piece of equipment that is very rarely reviewed on Bike Hub seems to be shoes. Given the opportunity to muck about with a pair of Fizik M3B mountain bike shoes, I was ready to get ankle deep into the task. Click here to view the article
  6. First Look As far as any cycling shoes go these look incredible. They are sleek, stylish and understated in comparison to other shoes that I have seen or owned. They are not flashy or bright, but exude Italian class and these are MTB shoes! I felt almost compelled to try them on with a pair of jeans and a casual shirt to see if it worked, they really are that good looking.The shoe is completely black with lazer perforated Microtex stitched in between a leather toe and heel; a red grip plate attaches to a carbon sole. The lines are simple and uncomplicated and the embroidered Fizik logos add a nice classy touch. Comfort A few kilometres into the first ride I found the touch points on the tongue at the top of the foot to be a bit uncomfortable, but after a second and third ride, this area softened up substantially and eventually offered no discomfort at all.The BOA lacing system can often be a problem for riders that have a slightly wider foot as it fastens the shoe too tightly around the wider and narrower parts of the foot simultaneously, with the M3B’s you have the best of both worlds. The BOA lacing system keeps the top part of the foot snugly fitted and tight, while a Velcro strap a little closer to the toe box of the shoe provides some adjustability for comfort. Another nice feature of the BOA IP1 on this shoe is the ability to tighten and loosen the shoe with a turn of the dial where many other cycling shoes require that you release the entire BOA system in order to loosen the shoe. Unless you are inclined to ride only district roads chances are somewhere along the trail you will come across a portage or have to walk your bike through a section perhaps up or down. So I took the shoes for a 750m walk along a trail and, with little to no discomfort anywhere on the foot, but the stiffness of the carbon sole could definitely be felt on the walk. The Acid Test It is never the cleverest idea to play with new kit on race day, never mind an ultra-distance event, but nonetheless after only 3 rides and 60km in the shoes I was strapping them on at the start of the Trans-Baviaans with 230km to go.For the first 30km the feeling in my quads may have masked any discomfort in the feet, but as my legs eased into the race and I felt better, I was astounded at the comfort of the shoes. I was hoping to be able to break down the points where I felt the shoe fell short or had issues, but the truth is the only times I thought of my feet for the duration of the race was when they got wet during river crossings. I felt very little, if any, flex from the carbon sole which translated into good power transfer from shoe to pedal, something we are all looking for. If there was any criticism, I have of the shoe it might be that it drains a bit slowly when filled with water, but really that’s the only part of the shoe I can rate as below awesome. Verdict The Fizik M3B gets 5 out of 5 from me, it met my expectations on performance, comfort and most definitely on looks; the R3000+ price bracket may seem a little high, but these shoes are well made and feel like they will last an age. Manufacturer SpecificationMaterials: Microtex laser perforated/Anti scratch Leather Outsole: UD Carbon Fiber/Removable Skid Plate Closure System: Boa IP1 Insole: fi'zi:k Cycling Insole Available Size: 39, 40-47 and 48 Weight: 350 g (size 43) See more on their website.
  7. Hi everyone. I would really appreciate some advice regarding mtb shoes for flat pedals. I recently purchased a pair of Shimano Saint pedals , which are really nice. the trouble is finding good shoes. I know the hype around the 5/10`s are maybe justified , but at the price , a little out of reach for a single dad. Can anyone recommend an alternative local brand of shoes that will at least serve me decently. thanks.
  8. Where can i please buy Giro Terraduro MTB shoes in Gauteng?
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