Bike Shoe Reviews

  • Solestar Kontrol Cycling Insoles Review

    14th July 2014

    Solestar Kontrol insoles tested, rated and reviewed Solestar Kontrol €99 solestar.com This new version of Solestar’s bike-specific insole loses the individual fit of the carbon version but also knocks £145 off the price. Each insole is a mix of foam…

  • Northwave Tri Sonic Bike Shoes Review

    30th June 2014

    Northwave’s Tri Sonic tri bike shoes tested, rated and reviewed Northwave Tri Sonic £99.99 northwave.com The microfibre upper of Northwave’s entry-level triathlon bike shoe uses thermowelding to reduce stitch count, making it light, flexible and airy as well as strong.…

  • Spiuk Pragma Tri Shoes Review

    15th May 2014

    Spiuk’s Pragma cable-closure tri bike shoes tested, rated and reviewed Spiuk Pragma £209.95 spiuk.com The Spiuk Pragma’s dual cable closures are unique among tri shoes. The Atop dials rotate towards the front to tighten and back a quarter of a…

  • Best Tri Bike Shoes 2014

    11th February 2014

    15 of the best triathlon bike shoes ridden, reviewed and rated We’ve tested 15 of the best 2014 tri bike shoes for £50 – £275. We simulated a typical T1 transition, with wet and cold feet and tried to get the shoes on…

  • Bont Riot TR Bike Shoes Review

    28th January 2014

    The stunning Bont Riot TR triathlon bike shoes tested, reviewed and rated Bont Riot TR £99.99 bont.com; bont.com; saddleback.co.uk Bont’s Riot TR is the only entry-level shoe on the market that’s heat mouldable. Just bake for 20 minutes at 70°C…

  • Solestar Cycling Insole Review

    26th September 2013

    We try out Solestar’s carbon cycling insoles Solestar carbon insoles £245 solestar.com Solestar insoles use a standard carbon base that’s custom-fitted with padding to suit your needs following a professional fitting. The aim is to reduce inefficiency caused by twisting of…

  • Bont Sub-9 Cycling Shoes Review

    11th May 2013

    We test the super-stiff Bont sub-9 triathlon shoes Bont sub-9 £175 saddleback.com These triathlon-specific Bont sub-9 bike shoes arrived too late for our recent grouptest, but use the same ‘bathtub’ style carbon fibre outsole as the company’s top road shoes,…

  • Giro Mele Tri Shoe Review

    28th February 2013

    We give our expert opinion on these brand new Giro Mele Tri shoes. Giro Mele Tri shoes £149.99 www.madison.co.uk We’ve been big fans of Giro’s conventional road shoes since they were introduced and their new tri specific slip-ons are every…

  • Mavic Frost 2013 Winter Boots Review

    22nd December 2012

    Get the low down on these new winter boots from Mavic in our Mavic 2013 Winter boots review. Mavic Frost 2013 winter boots £160 www.mavic.com Mavic’s updated Frosts are some of the best winter road boots we’ve used – so…

  • Specialized S-Works Trivent Shoes Review

    2nd November 2012

     We review the new S-Works Trivent shoes by Specialized. Specialized S-Works Trivent Shoes £250:$400 specialized.com/gb:specialized.com/us Going beyond many manufacturers’ inverted strap and large heel loop modifications, Specialized have designed the S-Works Trivent from the ground up as the ultimate triathlon…