Specialized sport road shoe

wayne1978
wayne1978 Posts: 56
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
Is the above any good.
Wanna find good road shoe around £50 to £100 price point.
Currently use my Shimano MTB Spd but pain to change over all the time.

Saw these and just wondered if anyone elsehad good reviews for them.

www.cyclestore.co.uk/productDetails.asp ... goryID=217

Thanks Guys

Comments

  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    I've got the specialized bg Elite which I think is similar shoe but with a ratchet closure in place of the top velcro strap. I find them VERY comfortable but fit is always a very personal thing.

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/specializedbgeliteroadshoe.aspx?&id=10852

    SpecializedBGElite.jpg


    Quality wise, I don't think you'll have any issues with the chosen pair and they are a reasonable price. I also find them much easier to walk in with cleats than my old pair of Shimano shoes but, my old Shimano shoes were VERY old. So that is no reflection on any current products.
  • sagalout
    sagalout Posts: 338
    I've got a pair of these that I use in winter, and some S-Works for summer.

    They are very very comfy for me, and stand up to regular use well. The S-Works are better in every way, but then they cost 3x as much.

    Main criticism would be the amount of flex in the sole - my old DHBs were a lot stiffer for a similar price, but nowhere near as comfy.

    Overall a good quality entry level shoe if you're not bothered about the extra stiffness
  • niblue
    niblue Posts: 1,387
    I've got this years Specialized Road Sport - seems good so far, much lighter than the MTB shoes I'm used to.
  • potters1863
    potters1863 Posts: 111
    I have the specialized comp road shoes, bought from cyclestore.

    Used them for 12 months and they are brilliant. No problems with comfort.

    A little bit more expensive than the ones you are looking at but only 20 quid more as they have been discounted from 139 to 89. A very good deal with the discount. I paid almost the full price a year ago and have been well impressed.

    Money well spent. Very pleased with them. :D
  • EarlyGo
    EarlyGo Posts: 281
    Hi Wayne,

    I have those exact shoes and paid £65 for them last year. As a first road shoe they'll be fine unless you produce huge amounts of power as they're not as rigid as the higher price shoes. That said I don't notice any flex at all during climbing etc but I'm only 65kgs. I find them lovely and cool in summer and very comfortable. The velcro fasteners are not as high tech as the more expensive shoes but work well to hold your foot snuggly in place. The only downside is that you can't fine tune the fit as you ride (never been an issue for me though). For my taste they look MUCH better in black. In summary, for that budget I'd recommend them ... but only in black!!

    Regards, EarlyGo
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,684
    morstar wrote:
    I've got the specialized bg Elite which I think is similar shoe but with a ratchet closure in place of the top velcro strap. I find them VERY comfortable but fit is always a very personal thing.

    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/product/specializedbgeliteroadshoe.aspx?&id=10852

    SpecializedBGElite.jpg


    Quality wise, I don't think you'll have any issues with the chosen pair and they are a reasonable price. I also find them much easier to walk in with cleats than my old pair of Shimano shoes but, my old Shimano shoes were VERY old. So that is no reflection on any current products.

    Wish they did those shoes in another colour. I have them and I'm not keen on the red & black combo - so as such, they clash with my kit which is decidedly not red & black.

    I'm pleased with them though. I have small feet with a high arch and they seem to support my foot in all the right places. Their sizing is very on the small side.
  • dombo6
    dombo6 Posts: 582
    +1 for the Comps, though I have the pearlescent white ones which are losing their shine in the recent rainy weather. Very comfortable and the ratchet closure keeps things nice and snug. I have the Pros for my mtb but with all velcro closures as i didn't think the ratchet could cope with rock strikes or other abuse.