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Who has DHB R1.0 road shoes.

RafflesRaffles Posts: 1,137
edited February 2013 in Road buying advice
Im in a bit of a quandry as to which road shoes will suit me best :?

Im not prepared to splash the cash for same because my riding isnt good enough to justify high prices. I was looking at R087 from shimano in LBS yesterday and I take a UK size 9 shoe , the seller said I needed Eur size 44 in the R087`s. When I tried them on he located the toenail on my biggest toe and said they were perfect. I had a slight niggling concern about how much tighter they felt at the widest part of my foot as opposed to my usual spd shoes, but it would take a trip on the bike to see how it works out.

I came away from LBS empty handed and was looking at wiggle last night for road shoes. Their R 1.0 shoes look very nice indeed and have a great price of £45.00 to purchase. They are very simple and no frills and this is not a concern to me. Because its online you cant try before buying and if I made a purchase id go for the size 44 again. Those with experience of the R1.0 shoes, do they tend to be generous in sizing or as tight as a drum ? The reviews for them are extremely positive and if I make a purchase id like to get it right first time. Im aware of collect plus and returns btw.
2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105

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  • Shaun67Shaun67 Posts: 219
    I got a pair of dhb R2.0 last year and I'm pleased with them, worth the £67.00 I paid for them.
  • chaymckchaymck Posts: 157
    Order a few sizes and send the them back. Wiggle do free returns.
  • They were the first road shoes I bought a few years back, still going strong and very comfortable, they get used nearly every day for commuting and the ocassional long ride home, I'd definately recommend them for the price. They're just as comfortable as my best shoes which are Sidi's.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,561
    They were the first road shoes I bought a few years back, still going strong and very comfortable, they get used nearly every day for commuting and the ocassional long ride home, I'd definitely recommend them for the price. They're just as comfortable as my best shoes which are Sidi's.

    +1 ^^ Bought my DHB shoes about 3 years ago. Still going strong with no quality problems. Extremely comfortable so I can see no justification to spend any more.

    One piece of advice would be to do as I did. Order 2 different sizes above your normal shoe size and check them out for comfort. Send back the one that isn't right - you'll get it refunded within 7 days or so. I take a 43 (size 9) normally but I ordered in the 44 and 45 as I had been advised to go up a size or 2 for cycling shoes. The 45 was perfect so I sent the 44 back.
  • fsmanfsman Posts: 112
    I've got a pair. They were my first road shoes and they are great value for money.
    You will need to order the next size up.
    Order a few sizes and just send back the ones that don't fit.

    Remember, you need a snug fit, as you don't want too much foot movement on the down and up strokes.
    And no rubbing of the toes at the end.
  • RafflesRaffles Posts: 1,137
    arlowood wrote:
    They were the first road shoes I bought a few years back, still going strong and very comfortable, they get used nearly every day for commuting and the ocassional long ride home, I'd definitely recommend them for the price. They're just as comfortable as my best shoes which are Sidi's.

    +1 ^^ Bought my DHB shoes about 3 years ago. Still going strong with no quality problems. Extremely comfortable so I can see no justification to spend any more.

    One piece of advice would be to do as I did. Order 2 different sizes above your normal shoe size and check them out for comfort. Send back the one that isn't right - you'll get it refunded within 7 days or so. I take a 43 (size 9) normally but I ordered in the 44 and 45 as I had been advised to go up a size or 2 for cycling shoes. The 45 was perfect so I sent the 44 back.


    was there any arseyness from wiggle in getting the refund ?

    a noticable pain in the ar5e is that the wiggle size guide says size 44 is uk size 9 , whereas to everybody else thats a uk size 10 :roll:
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • ducksonduckson Posts: 961
    43 looks like a UK9.

    http://gearx.com/blog/wp-content/upload ... Chart.jpeg

    I have the older R1's, i am a UK9 in every shoe i buy and have the euro 44 and they seem OK, maybe a smidge too big but i think the 43 would be too small.
    Cheers, Stu
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,561


    was there any arseyness from wiggle in getting the refund ?

    a noticable pain in the ar5e is that the wiggle size guide says size 44 is uk size 9 , whereas to everybody else thats a uk size 10 :roll:

    No problems whatsover - just make sure you return all original packing etc.

    Obviously you can't really check them out by having a ride but your first impressions when you put them on are usually a good indicator of whether they will be OK.

    In your case i would order 44's and 45's as I did and see now they feel.
  • kirkeekirkee Posts: 369
    edited February 2013
    I got a pair of R1s last summer and Im well happy with them. Stiff sole and they fit really well.
    I had to get 47's Im uk 11 or 46 normaly. Id also recommend ordering the next size up from what you normally take. I run Look delta red cleats and did find the lateral adjustment tight to get in close enough to the crank arms. To that end Im running an older style campag chainset that throws your feet out a bit wider than the modern ones now do. Id guess if your on a more modern chainset they would have plenty of adjustment. Get a pair, bargain for the price.

    the insoles are marked 'Lake' id say that they are made by Lake for DHB- Lake have been making decent cycling shoes for years
    Caveat - I buy and ride cheap, however, I reserve the right to advise on expensive kit that I have never actually used and possibly never will
  • I am size 8.5f and R1.0 size 44 is spot on for me with my winter merino socks on.
    Good shoe for the money.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
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