Shimano Flat Pedal Shoes: GF400 or GF600?
Shimano's GF400 and GF600 flat pedal shoes share many features but they play a little differently on the trail - and one is 50% pricier
GIVE | GET
2023 Gift Guide - Week 3
Mini party flask, waterproof flat shoes, great pedals, a portable power station, and more.
GIVE IT or GET IT
2023 Gift Guide - Week 1
A classic tire, comfort for hard working feet, a well-designed carbon bar, sweet trail building aids, a stealthy belt, and a very unique truing stand.
Shimano ME5 and XC7 review
shiMANO a shiMANO (spd shoes)
Two Shimano SPD shoes that are superior to the brand's ME7 model
Shimano SH-GF800 GTX (WATERPROOF!) Flat Pedal Shoes
"Just to be incredibly thorough, in the name of science, I filled up a tray full of water and then stuck my foot in it..."
Four Products From Crankbrothers
A mini floor pump, a pair of multi tools and some fancy flat pedal shoes with Boa closures - all from Crankbrothers
The King is Dead. Long Live the King?
Shimano's new GE9 shoe replaced the ME7 (and the AM9). The new kid on the block has big, uh, shoes to fill.
Gear Shots August 2023
The 2023 Smith Engage helmet, Five Ten Kestrel Boa shoes, Yeti's Turq Wind Vest, and Ti bolts!
LOOK, SEE, RIDE
Crankworx 2023 Recap
New Gear and some Wicked Trails were on tap at Crankworx for the NSMB crew.
Fox Union Clipless and Union Flat Shoes
"The Fox Unions hold their own against the current royalty of clipless and flat pedal shoes..."
Dipping A Toe Into 4 models of Giro's Clipless Shoe Line
FiveTen Trailcross Clip Shoes
A shoe to ride and a shoe to walk, all in one. (three rider review)
Leatt 7.0 HydraDri Waterproof Flat Pedal Shoes
This is only the second waterproof flat pedal shoe on the market. Does it stack up to Five Ten's Trailcross GTX?
HEAD TO TOE
Emma reviews some new pieces from Fox's apparel line for 2023.
Giro Tack Rubber Shoes: Tracker, Deed and Latch
Giro expands their grippy Tack rubber super-sticky flat pedal shoe lineup to three: The Tracker, Deed, and Latch.
fi’zi:k Terra Artica GTX
A cold weather shoe, for cold and wet weather.
Review & Wilmer Vid
Crankbrothers Stamp Street Wibmer Signature Shoe Review
A New Shoe from Crankbrothers in Fabio Wibmer flavours - and several colours - and a new Vid From Fabio.
Pearl Izumi Clothing, Shoes and Protection
Some hits and misses in a selection that includes jacket, pants, jersey, gloves, shoes and kneepads from PI...
ASSORTED RANDOMS FROM THE VILLAGE
Stuff We Saw at Crankworx Part II
Transition's new lightweight E-MTBs, breast cancer awareness shoes, and a whole lot of aluminum anodizing.
Head to toe Review
Tasco MTB Apparel - Shirt, Shorts, Gloves and Socks
Tasco - "The Awesome Shirt Company" - matches gloves and socks, but also technical shorts with nice details...
An aging XC nerd’s attempt to evolve away from race shoes and toe spikes
The Cobbler's Blues
Can Adidas Velosamba and Specialized 2FO Cliplite BOA replace a toe spike collection?
Bontrager Foray Shoes
A light, stiff, fast shoe for pedal-focussed gravel and XC but versatile enough to venture into the gnar occasionally.
Gear Shots for May 19, 2022
Gear Shots: Three Things From Andrew
A unique stow-able tool from Wolf Tooth, USA-Made foot blankets, and an almost indestructible pack gets resuscitated...
Dancing shoes for the discerning mountain biker