Are BOA closures reliable on MTB shoes?
I have some Specialized S Works Road shoes with the BOA lacing system and find them very comfortable and great with the ability to make tiny adjustments.
I’m looking at the same shoe in MTB shoes, but was wondering how reliable are the BOA lacing systems for everyday muddy riding. Are they more suited to occasional racing use or as an everyday shoe lacing system?
ChuckyPosted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
I have them on my specialized s works mtb shoes and have had them for 2 years and love them, the internal mechanism went on one of the four ratchets but I popped into specialized store and had them replaced, apparently mine had an early plastic system now replaced with a metal edge that wont wear as quickly.Posted 4 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
Same as ti_pin_man. My road shoes have just been replaced becaused of a worn own ratchet. Easy to replace and relatively cheap to do as well. This certainly isn’t as deal breaking problem. My mountain bike shoes have gone through two cx seasons and are fine.Posted 4 years ago40mpgSubscriber
The BOA system has a lifetime guarantee. I snapped the lace on my Lake winter boots (now 5 years old). Go on the BOA website, fill in a form and they send you new parts for free.
Or if you’re in a hurry they are only a few quid from the LBS.
Served me well for quite a few years anyway.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
yes all BOA are free replacement you go on to the website and get a free set sent out – everything is covered from the button/dial to the lace.
In 6 years i have had them jam once on one boot so i could not undo [ to be fair i rarely clean them so hardly its fault] and one of my laces snapped recently – that was crap as i was out on a ride and could not keep the boot on my foot
Cannot recomend them enought tbh – like the fact you can do them up with gloves on – they have changed th emech now though so no idea what that is likePosted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
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Like stevied, I’ve got the Lake boots with the BOA system, been wearing them for 3 winters now no problems. Also used BOA snowboard boots for many years with no trouble save one cable which I had to replace (think I over-tightened it). The only issue I can think of with MTB is if you accidentally knocked the dial in the right way it might cause the lacing to pop open (but realistically you will probably already be crashing if this happens!)Posted 4 years ago
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