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  • Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Using Spec BG Comps, Teva Pivots and 5-10 minaars.

    For normal trail riding the Teva’s are winning out.

    Premier Icon djflexure
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    I got some Scott comp in the Start sale. They are nice.

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    Some 10% extra codes about as well when I ordered.

    Premier Icon arachnidlover
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    Mavic Apline XL……. great shoe in my opinion.

    chvck
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    Crivit (the lidl shoes), they’re quite heavy and never dry out but get the job done and cost me 9 quid! Also, the bottoms are like hiking boots so if I have to push anywhere they’re great.

    Sui
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    hmm those Mavics, I’m just sending back the Cruze version as the toe cap seems to be quite restricting and an odd fit, could give those a go I suppose..

    winston
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    Shimano fit is rubbish – they seem to think feet are rectangular

    Sidi Dominator is the yardstick for me but they are silly money now

    Premier Icon nemesis
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    I got some Scott MTB Team Boa shoes and I’m really pleased with them, particularly at £50.

    It looks like they only have them in 48 now though but there are others available:

    http://startcycles.co.uk/sale/category/scott-clearance.html?dir=asc&limit=21&order=position&shoe_type=329

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    winston – Member
    Shimano fit is rubbish

    If find they’re great. Sidi fit is rubbish. They don’t fit my feet at all…

    Premier Icon jonathan
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    Mavic Alpine XL here too… love them. The new (cough) enduro ones look nice too http://www.mavic.com/footwear-enduro-crossmax

    Sui
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    jonathan – Member

    Mavic Alpine XL here too… love them. The new (cough) enduro ones look nice too http://www.mavic.com/footwear-enduro-crossmax

    see I’m sure they are a very good shoe – BWTF why bright YELLOW fools.

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    The only thing rubbish with Shimano’s fit is their total inability to use a size numbering scheme consistent with any other standard shoe size numbering scheme.

    Was looking at some Scott shoes. Anyone know how the size numbers compare with proper EU size numbers?

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    Mavic Alpine XL here too. Really happy with them. Decent power transmission and a revelation to walk in after having very rigid/carbon soles for a long time.
    £80 from Buckingham Bikes when I got mine last week..

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    Ive got the newer mavic alpines and they are great, better fit than my old mavic switchbacks, avoid the disco slipper look ,though maybe a bit golf, either way not gopping yellow!,
    stiff, fast drying and really important for me, decent grips off the bike in the mud- shimano take note

    ive got some gyro shoes i use for comuting very stiff but also come up very narrow in the toe area

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    andytherocketeer – Member
    The only thing rubbish with Shimano’s fit is their total inability to use a size numbering scheme consistent with any other standard shoe size numbering scheme.

    Was looking at some Scott shoes. Anyone know how the size numbers compare with proper EU size numbers?

    First, my Shimano shoes are the same size as my Spesh, Scott and Bont shoes so I disagree on the sizing though I will conceed that they are 48 and non-cycling shoes would be a 12 for me which is 47.

    And I think that also answers your question.

    Sui
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    I’m trying to replace my rather tatty Spec BG trail/touring type things that I’ve had a for a good few years. I’ve never been overly fond of them, but I bought em and was/am tight (now I have kids).

    When I started out I used to use Shimano Carbon race things (the bright blue ones of yonder), I loved those shoes, when they fell apart after many a race I replaced them with the new version with ratchet (bright silver things) – they were ace and the ratchet was a revelation.

    The price of any decent quality shoes seems to have gone through the roof these days. Also, lots of gripes from Shimano shoes not engaging with caged pedals..

    thoughts?

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Mavic always makes me think of Morrisons with that big M logo. Used AM45’s, they were really good, lasted 2 years before the front split, now using Five10 Maltese falcon. Love them.

    Yetiman
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    Currently have a pair of Spuik Risko’s for summer use. I like them.

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    After 7 years, my MT90’s may be dying. Time for some MT91’s, or is the MT92 imminent?

    disco_stu
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    Has anyone tried any of the Decathlon Mtb shoes?
    I had a quick look at them last week, looked as if they could do with a bit more grip on the soles but seemed a good price.

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    Spec BG Pro – best I’ve ever had and lasted for years… still using them! Mavic Chasm waiting when (if) the Specs fall apart 🙂

    gonzy
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    had a pair of these Shimano MT50’s for about 8 years and they’re still going strong…the fir is pretty good, the only downside is that they’re pretty fugly…

    bought a pair of Shimano XC30’s 2 weeks ago…so far they feel fine but they’ll only be used on the commuter bike so i guess i’ll never find out how they wear in the mud…

    also have a pair of Shimano DX’s (non SPD) they’re also about 8 years old and still going strong and are at the moment the shoe of choice for the MTB

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    Was looking at some Scott shoes. Anyone know how the size numbers compare with proper EU size numbers?

    I take a 45 in virtually everything and the Scotts fit fine in the 45. The toe box is roomy. No need to size up or anything.

    gavstorie
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    just got a pair of Giro Terraduros.. Good fit, light and fast drying.. The soles are vibram and aren’t bad for walking in..

    http://www.giro.com/eu_en/terraduro-20193.html/

    Premier Icon andytherocketeer
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    First, my Shimano shoes are the same size as my Spesh, Scott and Bont shoes so I disagree on the sizing though I will conceed that they are 48 and non-cycling shoes would be a 12 for me which is 47.

    OK so Shimano aren’t the only ones that deviate from EU DIN ISO EN or whatever standard shoe sizes 😉

    I take a 45 in virtually everything and the Scotts fit fine in the 45. The toe box is roomy. No need to size up or anything.

    this seems to be more in line with other reviews I’ve read. Or at least that Scott seem to be closer to the standard, whereas Shimano are consistently 1-2 EU size numbers away.

    Will risk ordering a 45 Scott or 47 Shimano (and I’m a 45 in almost every shoe that’s not cycling related).

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    what is this shoe size standard?
    I have Teva’s in 43, 5-10’s in 41, most of the other shoes I have are 44 except for the odd random pair that are a mystery. Partly why I’d never bother buying shoes on-line.

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    I’ve got shimano AM45’s, great trail shoes, size 43. Shimano road shoes size 44, both fit fine!!

    Sui
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    gavstorie – Member

    just got a pair of Giro Terraduros.. Good fit, light and fast drying.. The soles are vibram and aren’t bad for walking in..

    http://www.giro.com/eu_en/terraduro-20193.html/

    hmmm, bit pricey mind…

    prezet
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    Giro Chambers – and damn they’re comfy! Had a pair of AM45 for a few rides but way to heavy and clumpy. Will probably keep them for winter shoes as the flap over the top is good at keeping the wet and mud out.

    fr0sty125
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    Had my Shimano MT 43s for a few weeks now and I’m liking them

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