Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Checkpoint – by Guitar Ted Flat pedals are definitely a “thing” for mountain biking these days, but what about gravel travel? Well, when we last left you with the “Getting Rolling” post, we were aiming to find out. We have done that and a whole lot more. Check out that […]
The Line model from Giant is actually a development in conjunction with the Giant racing team and aimed at enduro mountain bikers. These types of shoes typically have more foot protection and a nod to walk-ability and with that, traction off the bike. Giant felt as though these might also be traits a gravel road rider might be interested in.
Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe – by Guitar Ted Last year Shimano quietly introduced a set of gravel shoes dubbed the XC-5. We reviewed the Special Edition version of that model here. Since then we have had the breakthrough introduction of Shimano’s GRX group, the first dedicated bicycle component group to […]
Giant Bicycles Shuttle Flat Shoes: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The contact points of a rider with their bicycle are very important things to consider. Get your saddle, shorts, gloves, grips, pedals, or shoes wrong, or even slightly off, and you will have a very uncomfortable experience. Even trying to find the right things for […]
The Northwave extreme GTX 2 XCM shoes were some of the best of its class that I have tried, perhaps the best. The good far outweighed the concerning points and I can see no problems using these through several seasons of “transitional” or even mild winter use.
Northwave Extreme XCM 2 GTX Shoes: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted It has now been several weeks since I introduced the Northwave Extreme XCM 2 GTX shoes. They have seen wet weather, mud, dust, and- of course- gravel roads. Just in case you missed what these boots are all about, you can catch up by hitting […]
Northwave Extreme XCM 2 GTX Shoes: Getting Rolling – by Guitar Ted Several years ago a “winter oriented company” based in Minneapolis, Minnesota sent out a pair of cycling shoes for me to test which were very unusual at that time. They were kind of a mash-up of a cycling shoe and a bootie, or […]
Shimano XC-5 Shoes: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted Recently I “blew out” my favorite shoes for riding gravel. They were an old pair of Shimano mountain biking shoes which were really never meant to be ridden on gravel roads. That said, they excelled, in my opinion, at doing just that. They had a simple, three […]
Bont Vaypor G Shoes: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The seasonal changes we experience put this final verdict on the Bont Vaypor G shoes off the burner and on hold for a few months. One thing these shoes are not and that is Winter capable in the Mid-West. So, I pushed pause and started […]
Happy New Year! News On Post Updates- by Guitar Ted Winter and doing good bicycle related reviews in the Mid-West generally don’t mix, well……unless you are reviewing fat bike stuff. Then it is the perfect time for getting out there. So, I thought I would give you all an update on which reviews are on […]