Shimano Sh xc7 Cycling Shoe Mens
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC7 Cycling Shoe. Given that the XC7 is a race-ready shoe, the carbon-reinforced midsole is the most important of these layers as it places the XC7 near the top of Shimano’s stiffness hierarchy. It clocks in at nine out of 12 on Shimano’s stiffness scale, and the only Shimano XC shoe that’s stiffer is the XC9 S-Phyre at 11 out of 12. This places the XC7 firmly into race-ready territory, with highly efficient power transfer and just a hint of forgiveness for increased utility when running over barriers or climbing steep embankments.Though it’s not as stiff as the S-Phyre, the XC7 does feature a more robust complement of lugs, so it’s better suited for navigating sloppy run-ups or trails on foot.
Shimano Sh xc7 Wide Cycling Shoe Mens
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC7 Wide Cycling Shoe. We’d compare it to its XT M8000 groupset, sacrificing a few high-end features to XTR M9000 yet it’s still plenty capable for most folks and we’ll happily pocket the cash saved for future upgrades or travel expenses later. This particular version of the SH-XC7 comes with a wide last that’s a blessing for those of us with higher volume feet and receives the latest updates including the addition of a second BOA dial versus the hook-and-loop strap of the previous model. Wide last aside, the XC7 Wide is the same as the standard XC7 meaning it rides atop a sole comprising of different materials.
Shimano Sh xc9 S phyre Wide Cycling Shoe Mens
Mens MTB Shimano SH XC9 S PHYRE Wide Cycling Shoe. On the starting grid, you’ll notice the brightly colored high-viz yellow and electric blue ones on the sport’s best riders. The black ones aren’t as noticeable but we’re sure there are plenty of those out there too. These shoes exude style and quality and that’s apparent as soon as you pull them from the box that these shoes are designed for performance.
Sidi Dominator 7 Sr Mega Cycling Shoe Mens
Mens MTB Sidi Dominator 7 SR Mega Cycling Shoe. The Dominator 7 SR Mega Mountain Bike Shoe retains that versatility, as well as Sidi’s renowned fit and quality, but features a redesigned sole as well as a new Stealth Black color scheme that omits flashy colors in favor of a more subdued style. This particular shoe is the Mega version, which is 4mm wider across the ball of the foot and has more volume, a higher instep, and a wider heel cup in order to accommodate cyclists with larger feet. Sidi reports that the new MTB RS17 sole is lighter and better performing, constructed of a stiff nylon composite that efficiently puts power to the pedals.