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Duracel
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

GO!


Mavic Crossmax

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510 Impact clipless

vs

Terraduro

vs

510 Kestrel

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top

5.10 has raven in closeouts for $19.00. I love the shoe. Hard shank for xc with skate shoe comfort. Can't beat it but they only have size 11.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Duracel wrote:
GO!


Mavic Crossmax

vs

510 Impact clipless

vs

Terraduro

vs

510 Kestrel

?


Mavic Alpine XL, those white ones.

Supposedly the terraduros have durability issues with the vibram sole separating prematurely.

Why Alpine XL over Crossmax?
More armored toe box (saved me several times)
No mesh for cactus to get through
Aren't yellow

Ultimately you couldn't go wrong with the mavic alpine xls or the mavic crossmax, they are both stiff and the lace system is badass.

I wore my alpine XLs out in like 8 months, a full season of enduro racing, endurance riding, and SSing, it was a pretty good run for a AZ shoe for someone who does a lot of HAB / XTREME dabs.

Oh and they aren't all hot and sweaty like they _look_ like they'd be.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mavic Crossmax - Personally I'm not a fan of the lace system, but it works for some folks. Oh, and Mavic shoes fit WAY too narrow for me. Good sole though.

510 Impact clipless - These are much bulkier shoes than anything else in this list. Good for DH if you like the Air Jordan fit, but I'm less a fan of the high top for hours of pedaling.

Terraduro - The first batch of these did have durability issues: the sole would delaminate or crack. Giro warrantied every one of these without much guff. Should be good to go now. I had about 120 days of Trail and DH on a pair before they failed. (I picked up another pair of these)

510 Kestrel - New shoes for 2015 so I have no experience with these, but everyone I know that has used the BOA closure system has had them fail at some point.

Other options:
Shimano's new line of "enduro" shoes. They fit more narrow then in the past. There are 3 models
Sidi MTB Epic - they're doing a grippy sole shoes that looks good but use tennis shoe style laces with a strap at the top.

Bottom line _______________
My first priority is to find what fits. I got one of the new Shimanos based on how they fit in the past. 30 minutes into a 1 hour ride my feet went numb. They changed the last and were way too narrow. Couldn't return them either :/
Personal preference for me is a buckle and strap vs laces. Just seems faster and easier and I've never had em fail. Fabric might be an issue too - some shoes simply vent better.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Pearl Izumi Alp X's?

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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm on Falcons now (5.10) from 2012. They weigh about 60g per shoe MORE than the new Impact clipless (which are DH worthy shoes) so I think I would still feel "light on my feet" even with the Impacts.

I assumed the Alpine Mavics would breathe poorly. I'm glad to hear otherwise. I just like the look, the construction, etc with the Mavics I think (at least before trying them on).

My Falcons are good, but my toe rubs in a strange way, now that they are WELL broken in, and the rubber is thin. The leather is still intact, which speaks to their construction quality at least.

The Kestrels look like a possibility, but my feet have repeatedly been saved by my sneaker-style shoe, so I hesitate to go any closer to the slipper.

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