Interbike: Giro shoes and gloves

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Here’s a quick look a few things from Giro. We’ve already shown you some of its new helmets, like the Feature and the Aeon, but it has also been busy since launching its new Code race shoe a year ago. As well as coming out with the Privateer, a more affordable shoe on the same custom last, it has come out with a wider shoe. Having measured and fit thousands of riders in the last year to its shoes, Giro shoe staff noticed that some feet are just too wide or deep to be covered by a single last, so Giro has come out with a wider/deeper shoe. We know several riders who will really appreciate this feature – something previously only really offered by Sidi.

Fat feet to the left please...

The big feet shoes will run from size 39-48, including half sizes and available in Gauge HV (High Volume) and Privateer HV shoes.

 

And now for something completely different… The Giro Junction (men’s) and Sage (women’s) shoes. They’re designed to be walkable, stiff enough to ride in, but comfy enough to hang out in the pub/cafe in, or even wear to work all day.

Here's the junction. Subtle enough for most cafe-wear

 

And the women's Sage

There’s also some revamping going on in glove world too, with Giro’s super popular Xen glove getting some more tree/thumping/crashing padding…

Should be good enough for at least one tree-bounce

 

 

 

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

Comments (4)

    Those top shoes just look like spesh shoes of old – the mesh and leather patterns are very very similar. And that nick in the tongue.

    Wow, a shoe I might actually be able to were without looking 12

    Is that some sort of wintery glove at the bottom?

    That Xen gloves looks very ‘Transformers’

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