Monday, July 7, 2014


With new models of bikes coming out for 2015 already I decided it was about time to do a shoe review.  Back a few months ago I needed a new pair of mountain bike shoes to put my Shimano SPD Cleat on instead of wearing my commuting shoes to mountain bike in.  I decided to go with the Specialized Comp MTB Shoe:

The new 2014 Comp MTB shoe is packed with performance features that all mountain bikers can appreciate. The Boa® S2 dial allows for a more adjustable fit and the injection molded sole provides the perfect mixture of pedaling efficiency and trail traction.
  • Body Geometry outsole and Footbed optimize alignment, improving rider comfort and performance
  • Injection-molded nylon composite outsole with rubber tread for moderate pedaling stiffness and phenomenal trail traction: 6.0 Stiffness Index
  • Single Boa® S2-Snap dial micro adjusts on-the-fly
  • Dial/lace assembly is fully replaceable in seconds with Snap cartridge system
  • Hard molded toe kick for protection and durability
  • Stitched synthetic and mesh upper with asymmetric strap closure for comfortable fit
  • For optimum performance, fit the rider with the proper footbed and shim
  • 2-bolt SPD-style cleat pattern, compatible with all major MTB pedals
  • Approximate weight: 365g (1/2 pair #42)

With a MSRP of $160.00 these shoes are well built and very comfortable.  I have used them in all types of conditions and even commute with them periodically as well because they are so comfortable and very efficient.  I love the Boa System for dialing in foot comfort and it makes for very easy adjustment if I am feeling that the shoe is too tight or lose while riding.  Sure you could find a stiffer sole out there but you will be paying substantially more (S-Works MTB shoes with a Stiffness Factor of 12.0 run $350 and up)

For more information on the Comp MTB shoe or any other mountain bike apparel, accessory or bikes themselves stop by the shop.  What better way to spend a rainy Monday than bike shopping.  We are open from 10-8 today!

A great way to test the your new Mountain Bike out is in the southern tier this week - Ellicottville Wednesday Night race series is happening..  A great week to get muddy and sweaty on the mountain bike!

Check out our Events Page - Service Clinic 7/23/2014 @ 6:30pm.  You can call the shop to register or online.

If you are interested in learning about XTERRA Syracuse or XTERRA ASP and doing training in group settings stop by the shop for more information.

Tom's Pro Bike
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086
(716) 651-9995

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