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Giro Terraduro

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Even with the wider availability of SPD compatible casual shoes, some commuters and all around riders prefer to use mountain shoes for the generally higher performance fit and sole, and to cross over into their weekend or after hours rides with the same shoe. Most mountain shoes are based on XC racing platforms, with large lugs better suited to deep mud than walking on pavement. The Giro Terraduro combines a race-rigid sole and top end uppers with a Vibram outsole for low profile, off-the-bike performance. The $180 shoes aren’t going to pass walking around the office, these are definitely high end cycling specific kicks, but you’ll be able to walk into the grocery store without tap dancing across the floor. The rubber toe cover extends around the entire upper, providing protection from abrasion and wear. The Vibram sole and armoring does have a slight weight penalty of about 70 g for the pair as compared to similar race shoes, but the shoes remains far lighter than most of the more casual offerings out there. I can see this one appealing to the super commuters and cross over mountain riders out there, especially the available all black version. The men’s Terraduro and women’s Terradura version available direct at www.giro.com

2 Comments

  1. SeanApril 16, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I can attest that this is a great shoe and a perfect option for commuters/urban riders. They are also available for purchase at your local bike shop where you don’t have to pay shipping and can return them if need be and support a local business.

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