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  1. Looking for outsole lugs for a Specialized MTB shoe 2016 model as per pic attached. Size EUR 43. Freewheel cycology don't have my size because they apparently not making them anymore. Olympic cycles I suspect called them and simply cannot assist. It looks like I have to call on the hubbers for #assistance.
  2. Hi Hubbers, Does anyone know who the current supplier or retailer is for Northwave. Shoes / socks /apparel ect. Any bike shops that stock their products and is there a demand for Northwave in South Africa? Your thoughts?
  3. Hey guys, Random problem, my Specialized shoes and XTR pedals creates an awful lot of squeaking, to the point where I'm considering chopping the shoe sides away to minimize contact with the pedals. The sound it seems are all from where the rubber on the sides of the cleats touches the pedal surfaces next to the clips. Anyone else have this problem or a good solution for it - before I take my dremel to my shoes? My Shimano SPD shoes did not do this - so I'm used to a pretty quiet ride, and especially at 4:30am when it's just me on a climb, the sound just seem amplified.
  4. Anybody custom painted their own shoes? What did you use and how did it turn out? Do paint pens last or should you use acrylic paint?
  5. What shoes are good options and where to buy for flat pedals? Options other than Five Ten's as they are a bit pricy.
  6. 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+-
  7. The "Cyclists with a "Running" Problem" thread has so much valuable info in it, but it's hitting 500 pages now. Since we chat about running shoes so often, I thought it would be better to split these posts out into its own thread so others can find this info easily. I'll start. Found this interesting for the Asics fans: https://www.runningshoesguru.com/content/best-asics-running-shoes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=asics_running_shoes_the_2018_updated_guide&utm_term=2018-04-06 Some reviews on the shoes I have used: New Balance Fresh Foam Lazr (Neutral Shoe) Terrible long distance running shoe. Ate the back of my feet and made my feet numb. The store assistant admitted that they are having issues with these shoes. Didn't play around with new lacing techniques as I returned them (got a full refund towards another set of New Balance). A nice looking shoe, and would work well in the gym and for cross fit style training as it feels flatter. They did feel nimble and fast though. New Balance Fresh Foam 1080 v6 (Neutral Shoe) My very first pair of real running shoes. They didn't give me a single issue, not even a blister. Have 1000km on them and they still have some life left. No tears in the fabric and slight wear on the soles. I suspect I will get 1300km out of them. They do feel big and "boat" like as they have a wide toe box. They are also quite pricey though (around R2,500). New Balance Fresh Foam 880s (Neutral Shoe) This shoe is very comfortable, feels faster and smaller than the 1080s. Also looks nicer than the 1080s. These shoes however make my feet numb 20 minutes into a run, no matter which lacing pattern I use, or how loose they are. The tongue of this shoe seems to have more padding in it, which I think is what is causing the issue. I do have high arches, but not overly high, so I would be cautious.
  8. Hi there Wonder whether anyone can give me some advice regarding suitable cleats and shoes for my new road bike. I'm intending to replace my ten year old Olympic shoes with a new pair. Any recommendations? I've been struggling with the Ryder cleats that came with the new road bike. They are not the easiest to 'click into' - which makes stopping and starting slightly frustrating. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also of places near Southern Suburbs where to get the items. Having a bike fitting on Monday - so need to purchase before then. Really appreciate any advice and suggestions Thanks
  9. Is there anywhere in SA selling sensibly prices shoes for flat mtb pedals? I see things like the O'Neal Stinger and Ion Raid overseas for under R600.
  10. I have been riding with my current cleats for the last 4 years... and now needs changing. In an attempt to loosen them I have stripped the Hex-screws, i.e. the screw-hole where the hex-tool should fit is now rounded. Anyone faced this issue before? Any tricks / hacks or advice out there? Could probably drill through screw out but how do I get the remainder of the screw and cleat out? I could also damage the thread of the "receiving-plate" inside the shoe? WS
  11. http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2015-Smith-Overtake-road-xc-bicycle-helmet04.jpg http://brimages.bikeboardmedia.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2015-Smith-Overtake-road-xc-bicycle-helmet01.jpg smith road/xc helmet http://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/5360086866/POC-Cortex-Flow-Helmet-Full-Face-Helmets-Bohrium-Red-2015-PO-51831.jpg?w=1500&h=1500&a=7 its old but still sexy as hell POC cortex flow http://cdn.kingbarcelona.com/img/zapatillas-mtb-spiuk-16m-rojas.jpg spuik rojas 16 mtb shoe http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/item-images-large/mavic-crossmax-mtb-shoe-212755.jpg mavic crossmax mtb shoe http://i.imgur.com/zpA6Rae.jpg soomom racing vest http://www.bicyclebuyersguide.com/uploads/company_131/1380653269.jpg royal enduro vest
  12. Hi Hubbers Our 2019 CYCLETOUR Specials started today! New products will be added daily. Stock are limited. You can find the specials here - https://www.evobikes.co.za/cycle-tour.html
  13. Any geniuses out there got any ideas on DIY cleat shims or know where I can purchase some?
  14. Hi, I have a pair of black road cycling shoes (specialized torch 2.0) and they get super warm, it becomes unbearable. I have to literally spray my water bottle over my feet to cool them down. Any other cyclists who have similar issues with black shoes or is it specific to this model shoe?
  15. Good Morning Hubbers! I have a pair of Greg Minnaar Hellcat Pro Clipless shoes. (Those pimp white ones) I am getting a pair of Flat Pedals delivered in this week, and want to try and make the switch and see how I manage without being planted to the bike permanently. I am in need of some "Cleat Plate Covers" like these ones: http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/apparel-protection/1069549d1462961488t-five-ten-hellcat-plate-ciovers-801901.jpg http://forums.mtbr.com/attachments/apparel-protection/1069550d1462961562t-five-ten-hellcat-plate-ciovers-bottom.jpg It would be mighty fine if I could find some of these original ones to purchase online somewhere. Alternative option is to make some myself out of Pratley Frogs Eggs (Hand Mould-able Plastic) But I would follow up on any leads to get these originals. Cheers, Burgermeester \M/
  16. So I bought a pair from Buycycle. Ordered them in a UK7. The same as all my other shoes. They arrived quickly. I loved them the moment I opened the box but when I fit them on they were too tight. Not the kind of tight you're confident enough will stretch out either. I had to return them. Did some digging and according to some user reviews on CRC. Ordering one size bigger is recommended when taking these Mavics. Wish I read that before I ordered. Nevertheless. Despite the superb service I got from Buycycle. From the prompt communication and how easily they accommodated me with regards to returning the shoe. They were unable to source a size UK8 elsewhere. (Thank you Ashley, I appreciate the effort) So I'm hoping that some local Mavic stockist has these shoes in a UK8 somewhere. Its a long shot. But I'm not ready to give up on them and consider alternatives just yet. http://static.jensonusa.com/images/Default-Image/MobileImage/0/SH242B01.jpg
  17. Hi, Can anyone recommend Ladies riding shoes for flat pedals? I ride with Spec 2F0's want something similar but for a Lady and not 2F0 because mine are already falling apart they're really good but for that price I feel they should last longer. Thank you
  18. The Expert XC retails for R3,290 putting it in the upper end of the mid-price range (and notably R2,300 less than the S-Works model). The claimed weight is 350 grams for a size 42 shoe. My size 46 shoes (including some sweat and grime) weighed around 437 grams each. I found the shoes thoroughly comfortable throughout testing. I experienced no hot spots on my feet or irritation from seams or lacing. The Body Geometry sole and footbed claims to align the foot and joints in the leg resulting in a power boost and reduced chance of injury. Specialized also have footbeds for varying arch types should the standard footbed not fit your feet. As now expected from performance mountain bike shoes in this price range, the sole is constructed from stiff carbon fibre to optimize power transfer through to the pedal. The Expert XC felt like they were doing just that, with no noticeable flex under power. The carbon sole is covered in a grippy SlipNot rubber outsole. The grip was adequate: allowing for a quick dash after coming unstuck, as well as being suitable for pre and post ride loitering. On very steep and moist terrain, I did feel slightly vulnerable but it is unreasonable to expect mountain goat abilities from a dedicated race shoe.The durability of the shoe has been good with little sign of wear on the upper. The sole, however, shows some indications of having been worn and walked through rugged terrain, and there are some cosmetic scratches to the exposed carbon. The only real wound is a small tear in the SlipNot rubber cover. The lacing system works well to bind foot and shoe. The Boa IP1 Snap dial is easily adjustable on the bike mid ride. My only minor complaint is that the closure system can get a bit sticky when trying to loosen the shoe. The velcro does the job at the toe box end of the shoe, an area that is mostly set and forget.The uppers have a classy look and feel, with sufficient ventilation to keep the foot cool even in the hottest conditions. Drainage and drying are also reasonably efficient. The reinforced toe cap does well to ward off rock and tree (and whatever else) strikes while the heel section holds the back of the foot firmly in place. In the end Specialized have equipped the shoe with all the right features while applying their comfortable Body Geometry fit in a sleek and polished looking shoe. When it comes to cross-country racing, the Expert XC mountain shoes do it all and they do it well. ProsComfortable fit Easy on the go lacing adjustment Quality feel and looks good breathing and drainage ConsSticky Boa dial release
  19. Hi Hubbers, I'm the weekend worrier that is obsessed with a decent pair of shoes. As a result i bought a pair of Geaerne shoes featuring a fancy carbon sole. During my Sunday ride a section of the carbon sole broke off from the rest of the sole. The shoes are 3 years old with less that 2000km to them. Is this something that anyone has come across? should I get the agents involved? if so can anyone point me in a direction other than my LBS as they do not work with the brand anymore. Any assistance would be appreciated.
  20. been riding my same shoes for 5 years now and they are literary falling apart, looking to get a new pair sort of mid range , any suggestions ?
  21. I am looking for the best place in Gauteng to by Specialized gear and accessories. It seems to be super pricey, isn't there an outlet store somewhere or is that wishful thinking...
  22. Hello all, I want to buy my first MTB shoe pair. My knowledge on MTB shoes is very weak and would like some recommendations from you guys who went through a couple of shoes. Okay, so my budget is R1000 (still need to get clipless pedals too). Currently looking at getting this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/za/en/dmt-borealis-mtb-carbon-italy-shoes/rp-prod150006 To be honest, I only went for this due to the words 'Carbon' and secondly the price. Is carbon shoes any good? Or should I go for other material? Also noted that it does not come with cleats. Will any cleats fit that specific shoe? Overall on what I do: I like doing ride (40km) over the weekend and will be doing the Karoo2Coast next year. If this is necessary, I am a very light rider. Any advice will be appreciated. ~ André
  23. The MotoDiva are women’s specific all-round mountain bike shoes from Specialized. They feature the popular Boa dial for quick and easy fastening and adjustment, as well as an injection moulded nylon sole with SlipNot rubber tread for good grip when not on two wheels. They also have a hard moulded toe box for extra protection in the event of rock strikes. Click here to view the article
  24. The shoe features Specialized’s body geometry sole and footbed construction which purportedly optimizes hip, knee and foot alignment for maximum power transfer, with reduced risk of injury. The women’s contoured fit also features a low ankle collar for increased comfort. The fit is roomy, especially in the toe box area, and the padding is ample, which can make the shoes feel a little clunky at first. It is important to make use of the opportunity to measure your feet and even determine your arch type at a Specialized store (they have a fun gadget for this). This will ensure you go home with the correct size shoe and peace of mind about your purchase. As someone who is never quite sure whether a shoe is the correct fit, I found this process invaluable. The MotoDiva are moderately stiff everyday shoes, not carbon soled race shoes. They are sensible, safe, and comfortable, whether for a quick after work spin or an all day trail mission. They pedal efficiently for long rides, but manage to be comfortable enough for big hike-a-bikes sections. The MotoDivas weigh in at 335g per shoe for the standard size 39- this compares favourably with their racey cousins. I found the low collar height on the ankle to be very useful as I tend to develop bruising around the ankle after long rides which can be inflamed by shoes. I found I was able to ride in the MotoDiva shoes without irritation. The SlipNot rubber grip on the sole came in very handy on rocky portages (there have been a lot of those recently), although there is a limited amount of traction gained by the small area of rubber tread, when you have cleats to deal with on wet rocks. The tread helps noticeably on sections with smaller rocks, and strangely enough in sand as well. The highlight of the shoe is the Boa system for fastening and release. It is possible to get a more fine-tuned fit than with the ratchet system commonly found on equivalent shoes, and a bit more security than a velcro only fastening. Despite its fragile appearance, the Boa wire is robust, and the system is backed by a lifetime guarantee. My pair has survived several stage races and innumerable crashes and looks set to see me through at least another year of riding. Finally, and most importantly, the MotoDiva look good. They are available in sensible Black/ Dark Grey, and a mouthwatering Turquoise Dipped shade, which is sure to stand out on the trails. The stitched synthetic and mesh upper is breathable and makes for a neat looking shoe which is most at home with baggies and a good sock game, but can even blend in with the lycra on a road ride. In the end If you are looking for a do-it-all mountain bike shoe, the MotoDiva is well worth a look. Retailing at R2,450.00 it may not be the cheapest option out there, but it will certainly give back in terms of quality, durability, and comfort.
  25. Arguably the fastest-growing sport in South Africa, cycling has taken the nation by storm over the past few years with the estimated year-on-year growth of this industry believed to be in double-digit figures. Following this trend, leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has launched its new range of cycling gear to the public. Click here to view the article
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