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    Good job! First Mountain Shoes - Suggestions Please!

    Hello everyone,

    I have recently switched over to the mountain bike scene (2015 Trek X-Caliber 8) from road cycling. I have had previous uses with the Sidi Dominator 5 only because I got the pair for winning a raffle at the local bike shop.

    With that being said, the Sidi was a comfortable fit for my foot but I can't afford to spend $200+ on shoes. What are some shoes out there that you guys might suggest for $120 or less?

    Thank you!

    - David

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    I like my NorthWaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    I like my NorthWaves.
    Specifically which North Waves do you use?

    Thanks!

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    Fit is obviously the most important thing. Shimano shoes feel the best to me, so when I know I'll need new shoes soon, I watch for deals online for their shoes. Pricepoint and Jenson are my go to sources.

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    These are mine.
    http://www.amazon.com/Northwave-Tour.../dp/B00429IJ30
    I think they're the cheapest ones Northwave makes, but they work well enough for me.

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    What wrong with the sidis? They are pretty good shoes, friend runs the high end dragons and they last him a long time. Can replace a lot of parts.

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    First Mountain Shoes - Suggestions Please!

    Sidi's fit me well for road and mountain bike. Never spent $200, just searched Amazon and found some similar to mine for $104.

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    Quote Originally Posted by root View Post
    What wrong with the sidis? They are pretty good shoes, friend runs the high end dragons and they last him a long time. Can replace a lot of parts.
    Nothing is wrong with them. They are made for road cycling so there is no tread on the underside. Maybe I should still use them, lol.

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    First Mountain Shoes - Suggestions Please!

    Sidi Duran Shoes Black/Black, 44.5 - Men's https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4HONQK..._IvQ3ub0DXY2B2

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    iKevinT - thanks!

    What do you all think about full Velcro vs having the plastic latching strap?

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    First Mountain Shoes - Suggestions Please!

    Quote Originally Posted by goprodavidle View Post
    iKevinT - thanks!

    What do you all think about full Velcro vs having the plastic latching strap?
    I've never had shoes with a ratchet strap, maybe I'm missing something. The Velcro straps hold tight and can be adjusted while riding. Never have come lose and I've ridden hard and won races in them. I've always avoided the ratchet straps as something that costs more with no need and can break. My son has had them break and then I had to buy him new shoes...

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    Thanks!

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