Anyone tried Giro or Mavic shoes? How do they compare to shimano?
I’m looking at replacing my shimano m315’s but have seen a couple of good deals on Mavic and Giro shoes online.Posted 4 years ago
I’m not going to buy them without trying on first, but thought I’d see if anyone can offer a comparison about fit before I drive around and find a shop that stocks them.BadlyWiredDogSubscriber
The Mavics are a little slim in the toe-box, but they do a broad version of the base-level entry off-road shoe now, the Rush Maxi – http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=90622.
I’ve been running a pair of the standard Rush for about a year and really like them. Stiff platform for pedalling, but with enough flex for walking/running and brilliant grip from the Salomon-designed Contragrip sole – great for cross, muddy 24-hour races and hike-a-bike sections. They’ve so far stayed in one piece too, unlike several Spesh shoes which all shed their sole units after six months or so of hard use.Posted 4 years agodavetraveSubscriber
BWD +1. Had a pair of Spesh that barely lasted 3 Peaks in 2011 – shed the sole – whereas I used the Mavic Rush last year and they were perfect given the conditions under foot/tyre and the amount of running/walking we ended up doing. The Salomon sole in particular is excellent.
Although strangely, and the converse of others’ experiences, I find the Mavics better for my wide(ish) feet than Shimano shoes…
All that said, I do find Spesh shoes by far the best fit wise and I’ve just bought a pair of (spangly white) Rimes in preference to some Shimano M162. The Rimes have a Vibram sole though so will hopefully be better than the crappy plastic units on their other MTB shoes.Posted 4 years agoalexdoddMember
I’ve got some MO87’s and Mavic Fury’s both in 42, and i’d say for me they’re pretty much of a muchness in terms of size. If i had to call, potentially the Shimano’s are a little narrower, but both are a fantastic fit. They have different cleats on to save me changing between, and I don’t find myself wanting to reach to one or the other ever… Despite the Fury’s technically being a fair bit more expensive I think (I got them both for the same price though).Posted 4 years ago
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