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    I need some buff SPD shoes...suggestions?

    I have been running some XC race Shimano's for about three years now and they have finally had it. Well, acutally they "had it" about a year ago, but I've been putting it off.

    I want something that feels like the XC race shoe, but has a little more protection. See, about a year ago, I cut just a little bit too cose to a rock after coming off a little drop. The rock sliced right through the side of my shoe, through my sock, and claimed my toe nail off the little toe. Yeah, it hurt.

    Anyway, a little more protection would be good but also remain breathable would be nice. Afterall, the temp has been hitting 110 here lately.

    Would it be like asking for a 6" bike that pedals like a racer, drops like a freerider, and flies like a DJ hardtail, if I were to say, I want the shoe to come in under $150 as well?

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    you probably want to check out the new Shimano AM50... sounds like it would offer exactly what you're looking for... plus Jenson has them for $140

    http://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...50.-type-.html

    * Rugged, ballistic, textile inlays over key areas
    * A tough, durable shoe with a breathable but structured upper reinforced with armor
    * Mid-top ankle protection for more aggressive riding
    * Combination of toe bumper and contoured heel protects against impact and increases durability
    * Aggressive lightweight sole delivers excellent traction and mud clearance





    i have MT41's right now which i really like (stiff, breathable - although not sure this has the protection you want)... (were like $70 or 80)... but i might go for AM50's next time i need shoes...


    cheers

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    I've been using Lakes for the last 5 years and am amazed at their durability. Currently using the MX 305's which sound like what you're looking for. They're on sale now too.
    http://www.lakecycling.com/category.aspx?categoryID=32

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    I've been riding the Specialized BG 110 for about three months and absolutely love them. They offer plenty of protection and feel great for the whole length of all my rides. $135

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amdoo
    I've been using Lakes for the last 5 years and am amazed at their durability. Currently using the MX 305's which sound like what you're looking for. They're on sale now too.
    http://www.lakecycling.com/category.aspx?categoryID=32
    I bought a pair of Lake MX190s this season and have been loving them. Great on hike a bikes.

    A little on the heavy side however.

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    http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.ph...uct_id=1236143

    Pearl Izumi Alpine shoe is very nice. Wears well, stiff yet comfortable, takes a beating & its water proof & breathable.
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    I've been using Shimano's MT-40 for a couple of years, on Bootleg's lava rock with no significant wear.
    They're tough and have a semi rigid sole.
    They aren't lite though.
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