- Specialized BG Defroster boot – stinking!
Can anyone help?
I bought these from Edinburgh Bicycle Coop in Edin in November, have used them three times, dried them well after each ride, now they smell of cat piss and I have to keep them outside. Nice. £100 mind!
I’ve tried washing them, washing-machine-ing them with disinfectant (x2), de-odorants and talcum powder. An improvement but they still smell.
EBC aren’t interested. They don’t think they are that bad, apparently some odour is to be expected(!) and I am the only one that has complained.
Any advice?Posted 9 years agoshortcutSubscriber
I can offer you sympathy. My Spesh BG Defrosters don’t stink. But my Shimano M82’s (I think) that really honked after about 4 rides, the last which was the Mountain Mayhem and therefore quite wet.
If it helps I am using trainer tamers or something similar to keep the smell of my M82’s at bay and they are now allowed in the kitchen. I wouldn’t want to leave them in the car overnight though.
I did some something on Watchdog some time ago about Nike (I think) having to recall some specific models of shoe or boot for the same reason. I believe something to do with either glue or lining.Posted 9 years agotechnicallyineptMember
Did anyone see watchdog a while back? Had an article on the stinky football boots. It was caused by a layer of cotton sandwiched between man made stuff. It was getting wet but was sealed well enough to lock the moisture in and it wasn’t being able to dry out – major design faultPosted 9 years ago
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