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    Stiff shoes that work for hike a bike?

    I'm looking for a good pair of shoes that are fairly light and stiff but can still handle a couple mile hike a bike? Anyone have a good recommendation.

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    Most brands' non-carbon XC shoes (any that have decent rubber treads)

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    Mavic Scree is the one I'm looking at

    Mavic Scree Shoes - Tested - Pinkbike

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    Are you looking for clipless shoes or shoes for platform pedals?

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    If my ride is going to include much hike a bike, I switch my pedals to flats. There is no clip style shoe that even comes close to the walking performance of a flat soled bike shoe like Five Tens, or hiking boots.
    A couple miles of HAB is a lot. I'd be on flats for sure.

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    I just made a similar thread specific to flats, which I have never used.

    In regards to your question, I like Pearl Izumi Enduro's or Specialized Tahoe shoes (although I haven't worn the recent iterations of the Tahoe). Both are excellent for HAB and I barely notice a difference in pedaling power from more XC oriented shoes.

    Then again, stiffness has never been my focus when buying shoes so make sure you try before you buy.

    Good luck!

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    I ride the Specialized Tahoe shoe. The biggest walk I've done is up tiger mt. in Washington. That is a 4 mile walk to the peak, but it is gravel road. I also have a pair of Merrell hikers. To be honest, I cant really tell a difference from the two. I think the specialized shoes are a little narrower but I'm just shy of wide feet so most people should be fine. So I think the Specialized Tahoe shoe is a good option for you. Granted, I haven't had alot of experience in other shoes, but i have done an extensive amount of hiking in my Merrells and like i said, i can't tell a difference. Specialized hit a home run with these shoes.

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    Depends on what your hike a biking over? Look for shoes with rubber soles and now plastic if your hiking it over slabs of rock. A few brands make shoes with Vibram soles they are a really good way to go.

    Specialized Bicycle Components

    Lake has the MX167 but I don't see it for sale in the US.

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Not going to flats these would be mainly for endurance races that have hike a bike up rocky steep grades roughly 1-2miles long. The Specialized Rime seems like the closest to what I'm looking for but I worry about the weight of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation. Not going to flats these would be mainly for endurance races that have hike a bike up rocky steep grades roughly 1-2miles long. The Specialized Rime seems like the closest to what I'm looking for but I worry about the weight of them.
    My local shop has them and I don't think there that heavy. There close to the mid level non carbon shimano shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4jeepin View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation. Not going to flats these would be mainly for endurance races that have hike a bike up rocky steep grades roughly 1-2miles long. The Specialized Rime seems like the closest to what I'm looking for but I worry about the weight of them.
    I'm well into my third season of using Specialized Rime shoes, and I like them a lot. I can't tell the difference between them and the Sidi Dominators they replaced until I get off the bike and start walking. The Rimes have WAY more grip on the rocks and roots of New England than the Sidi's could ever hope to have. I have wide feet and the Rimes fit fine, if they fit your feet I don't think you'll be disappointed in them.

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    Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elite.

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    This shoe gets good reviews from cross racers:

    T-FLEX 300 SHOES :: Louis Garneau

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    Mavic Rush/Fury.

    The sole actually grips well.

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