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Downhill Cycling Shoes for Men

Downhill racing is a true test of nerve, and one's ability to control their bike under extreme conditions. The concept is to get down the mountain as fast as possible. Downhill courses usually contain a succession of big jumps and drops over rocks, trees and other obstacles. The ride is all about controlling your bike at high speeds- breaking... cornering... riding to the edge of one's ability.

Downhill apparel is all about protection... "body armor".

Bikes used to race downhill have large platform pedals. The clipless versions of downhill platform pedals are similar to a mountain bike clipless pedal, except the platform shaped exterior has a much larger pedal area and is designed to allow your feet come on and off the pedals easier while planting turns.

Mountain Bike Pedal

Clipless Downhill Pedal

Flat Downhill Pedal

 

 

 

 

 

Downhill Shoes

Downhill Shoes are mountain bike shoes with some special features:
  • Greater Ankle Support
  • Reinforced Toe Caps.
  • Soles that are designed to grip large flat pedals.
  • Insoles that are designed to absorb impact.
  • Closure that are designed to keep laces from coming untied or getting tangled in the pedals
2013 Models:

Northwave Dolomites MSRP $150.00

FiveTen Cyclone MSRP $135.00
Shimano SH- MT53 MSRP $99.00
Northwave Dolomite
2013 Black
Northwave Dolomite Downhill Cycling Shoe
MSRP
$150.00
SIZES
36-49

Upper:
Heel: Reinforced Rubber
Insole: Stiff internal insert that progressively molds to the foot for enhanced comfort when walking and an EVA midsole with shock-absorption around the heel.
Outsole: Vibram® Sharp Claw
Closure: Laces + Strap
Weight:
Color: Impact Black
Compatibility: SPD
Five Ten Cyclone
2013 Black
Five Ten Men's Cyclone Downhill Race Shoe
MSRP
$135.00
SIZES
US
7-12, 13
UK
6-11,12

Upper: Action Leather
Heel:
Insole:
Outsole: Stealth S1®
Closure: Lace/Velcro®
Weight:
Color: Impact Black
Compatibility: SPD
Shimano SH-MT53
2013 Black
Shimano Men's SH-MT53 Downhill Cycling Shoe
MSRP
$99.00
SIZES



Last: Volume+ last for a more accommodating toe box
Upper: Multi-layer stretch resistant synthetic leather and mesh
Heel:
Insole:
Outsole: Glass fiber reinforced midsole for optimum sole rigidity. EVA midsole and rubber sole enhances pedaling efficiency and walking comfort. Cleat positioner cap helps introduce first-time clipless riders to SPD
Closure: Lace/Velcro®
Weight: 861g (Size 40)
Color: Black
Compatibility: SPD
 
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