Review | Shimano SH-XC901 SPD Carbon Soled MTB Shoes

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Jason reviews the latest go-fast SPD MTB shoe from Shimano; the S-Phyre SH-XC901 If you’re serious about riding bikes fast and going faster than other people, you’re probably going to be interested in the S-Phyre SH-XC901 shoes (or the XC901 if you want to keep your teeth in) which are right at the top of Shimano’s range of off road cycling shoe range. Uncompromising, stiff and lightweight, are they any use for anything other than racing? So bright they glow. Shimano XC901 Construction Available in black, a rather nice electric blue and this bonkers shade of green (which my camera really struggled with), the XC901 can be had in half sizes from 36 all the way through to 48. There’s also a specific ‘wide fit’ version too. The uppers are made from an extremely-well vented and perforated synthetic leather upper that looks great but being lightweight, is unlikely to survive too many close encounters with pointy rocks. There’s a bit of thicker material around the toe though, should you have a bad race and decide to...

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