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    Affordable, yet effective MTB Shoe?

    I'm looking for a replacement shoe for my Shimano M077, which I've had for a few years. I want a comfortable shoe with effective enough lugs to hike a bike, when needed over rocks and through creeks in north GA. I'm looking for the best made, comfortable shoe under $125. I initially thought I'd give the Specialized Sport MTB's a try, but all reviews say that they've gone drastically downhill in quality the past few years. I'm also looking at the Shimano XC30, but can't find many reviews on them. I prefer velcro straps or a BOA Dial, like the Scott Trail BOA, instead of laces. Anyone have an affordable shoe that they like a lot?

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    Mavic Rush/Razor. Same shoe, goes by two names. $129 and you can get them 15% off at bike tires direct and get 10% credit of your purchase amount back towards a future
    Purchase. Free Shipping on orders over $99 and no sales tax. I have two pairs I love. Been going strong for a couple of years.

    Not affiliated with BTD. That's just where I've found the best price.

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    I've been a fan of the Serfas Trax, and just bought my second pair. At $90, they are a performance bargain and are stiffer than the Lakes I used to wear. Great hike a bike shoe. I was skeptical of the Serfas name, but they work really well...especially if you don't have little ballerina feet.

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    I love my Sidis, but Giro Privateers are very nice for the price.

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    I like my Mavic Alpines for regular everyday mountainbiking. Affordable and good quality.
    For those days that all I want to do is spin the wheels on the XC bike though I'd probably get my Mavic Furys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjorn240 View Post
    I love my Sidis, but Giro Privateers are very nice for the price.
    I bought a pair of Sidis cycling shoes for my bother last month, and he said the shoes are robust, comfortable, easy to hop in and out of the shoes and still has a good/ tight fit. It cost me about $200 and maybe its price is a little beyond the budget of OP.

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    Thanks. Does anyone know how the Lake's fit relative to Shimano? None of the LBS's sell Lake, so I can't try them on. I'm generally a size 47 in Shimano.

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    M162 Shimano

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    5.10's

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    Keep an eye out at LBSs for last year's models that are on sale. Or try and find a used outdoor gear seller. There are ways to be a dirt bag and still acquire top quality gear.

    Also, "5.10s" is a good recommendation.

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