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Shimano SH-XC61 Performance Racing Mountain Bike Shoes – Men’s

Shimano’s new SH-XC61 shoes are more than just a pile of numbers and letters. They’re an extremely versatile cross country shoe that can easily pull race duty or all-day, beer pace duty. At the core is Shimano’s Dynalast outsole, which is carbon fiber-reinforced for stiffness, which translates into both more power transferred to the pedals, as well as more comfort on long rides. Moving up from there, the synthetic leather upper conforms to your foot, but won’t stretch out over time, so you get the same dialed fit for the life of the shoes. The shoes close with a ratchet/hook-and-loop strap combo, which provides a combination of comfort and security, and the shoes are finished with a series of polyurethane traction lugs, which you’ll appreciate in those tricky hike-a-bike sections.

Product Features

  • Upper Material: synthetic leather
  • Closure: ratchet strap, hook-and-loop
  • Sole: carbon reinforced
  • Cleat Compatibility: two-hole mountain
  • Recommended Use: mountain biking

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Abel Fonseca says:

Light, stiff and comfortable, sole doesnt last worth a dime. Right out of the box the shoes looked and felt nice. Neat construction, light and pretty. Since the first ride they fitted me like a glove. They felt comfortable (very), stiff and light. I was a very happy camper. Fast forward 3 rides and the sole has started coming apart. Some of the rubber thread has falled or is ripped and dangling from the sole. The picture is with about 10 rides on the shoes. Rides with very little walking. The sole has some missing rubber pieces and one of the red plastic…

Geoff L says:

Nice light XC racing shoe. I ordered these shoes in a 45, which is what I have been wearing in my last three sets of Pearl Izumi’s and found these to be slightly larger. It may be the extra width that makes it seem that way. But it actually works out really well using my winter socks, and I think its gonna be fine with summer socks as well. I will just cinch them up a little more. The shoes are really comfortable especially for a wider foot like mine, and I have already worn them on three 3 hours rides, and have had…

Anonymous says:

Love the fit and weight compared to my old shoes. I’ve only used these on about 5 rides but I like them overall. One thing to note is that there is a leather protective layer on the heel. I’m not sure how this happened but I think I maybe caught the heel patch on the right shoe on my chain ring and ripped it pretty bad. That kind of bums me out. Not sure at this point if it is a design flaw or just my dumb luck. Shoes will still work just fine just kind of stinks that the heel patch is…

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