Shimano AM45 – user views
I too have the flat version, so I can only really comment on their robustness etc.
Very comfy on and off the bike. Tons off grips on the pedals, but VERY slippy in the mud or if you accidently dab down on a slippy surface.
Some parts of the sole have started coming away which have had to be ‘re-glued.’ Unfortunately this happened quite quickly too…but a bit off loctite worked well.
They do tend to take a pounding in the wet though either in the rain or going through deep puddles (however if I manualled through them a bit more then probably wouldn’t be so bad!).
Might try a pair of Five Tens next time.Posted 5 years ago
Ok, my Specialized BG SPD’s have fallen to pieces and I need to try a new brand. I’ve seen these alot on DH’ers etc and although I’m not one I thought they look easy to clip in and out of etc etc so…..ordered a pair. I briefly had a pair of the older white MP66 ones but they were slightly too big for me so sold on.
Are they good, any issues????Posted 5 years agoGotamaMember
Noticeably heavy and flexy when on the bike, slippy as hell when trying to walk down or up anything. I’ve gone back to using my old specialized xc style shoes. They do keep your foot dry in the wet though. Probably great for downhill where you have a platform spd like the crankbrothers mallet and can get some grip if you don’t hit the cleat after taking your foot out but for general trail stuff i fail to see the benefit of the skate shoe over an xc shoe.Posted 5 years agoashfanmanMember
I’ve also got the flat pedal version and I’m really pleased with them.
As others have said, they aren’t the most fashionable item of footwear – they look like ‘trainers of the future’ that might have appeared on an episode of Tomorrow’s World in the 80s – but who really cares. I’ve had mine for about 18 months, riding 4-5 times a week, and they’re still going strong. A massive step up in comfort and durability from the skate shoes they replaced – grippy, just the right level of sole stiffness and the lace cover is great at keeping British mud at bay.
They’re not waterproof and can take a bit of time to dry if they get absolutely soaked, but that’s hardly a problem exclusive to them. Generally can’t fault them.Posted 5 years ago
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