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    shoes ...help.....i need help deciding...

    im looking into getting a new shoe that is more street so you can walk around once you bike to where you are going.

    I have narrowed it to one of these 2.

    Pearl Izumi X-Alp WRX

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    Bontrager Street

    I tried both on and i like both fits but could not come up with which i like better.

    The pearls are laces only....
    the bontrager are velcro only which seems better than laces if you ask me
    the pearls are a bit narrower but should stretch after some use
    the bontragers had the cool esoles footbeds which felt really good
    the bons are pretty ugly and have 0 tread on the bottom
    the pearls have decent tread like a hiking shoe
    of the few reviews i found on the bons ...it seems like they are not quality and might fall apart?

    The bons are 99
    the pearls are 120


    i cant decide

    anyone have experience with either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scale View Post
    the bons are pretty ugly and have 0 tread on the bottom
    Look again, they have a steert shoe tread thats why they are under street shoes not mtb shoes. I have handled various pairs of the Bontrager shoes and them seem to be a qualiy made shoe, I may consider them when the Sidi's wear out.
    If it looks like the $3000 bikes but costs less than a decent helmet, it probably isn't a wise investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scale View Post
    im looking into getting a new shoe that is more street so you can walk around once you bike to where you are going.

    I have narrowed it to one of these 2.

    Pearl Izumi X-Alp WRX

    or

    Bontrager Street

    I tried both on and i like both fits but could not come up with which i like better.

    The pearls are laces only....
    the bontrager are velcro only which seems better than laces if you ask me
    the pearls are a bit narrower but should stretch after some use
    the bontragers had the cool esoles footbeds which felt really good
    the bons are pretty ugly and have 0 tread on the bottom
    the pearls have decent tread like a hiking shoe
    of the few reviews i found on the bons ...it seems like they are not quality and might fall apart?

    The bons are 99
    the pearls are 120


    i cant decide

    anyone have experience with either?
    Laces get into your chainring.

    Add everthing you wrote there with + or - and it's the Bontragers...

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    Then again if the Bontragers are made poorly they could be a waste of $100.

    Hey, I'm no good here I just do road shoes or New Balance runners and toe clips (and get really pissed when I forget to tuck my laces and the get caught in the chainring) so don't pay any attention to me.

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    Last spring I bought a pair of the Bontrager Race Mountain shoes. $10 less than the the Street model, and they have excellent walkability. I'm pleased so far with the durability as well.
    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    cassady beats.well its casual wear for me anyway!

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