Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-28-05, 07:46 PM   #1
Akak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes:
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shoes with ratchet buckles

I was trying on MTB shoes today to replace my old, old Shimano shoes. Those shoes have three simple velcro straps to hold them on my feet and they work fine.

Some of the shoes I tried on today had a ratcheting buckle on the outside to tighting the upper part of the shoe. It worked well and felt comfortable but I immediately noticed that the buckle itself sticks pretty far out. I've smashed the outside of my foot on rocks and roots plenty of times and think this buckle sticking out an inch would just smack on everything. Worst case, I can see the thing shearing right off.

Anyone ever use any of these type shoes and is the buckle a problem?
Akak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-05, 08:53 PM   #2
PWRDbyTRD
Toyota Racing Dev.
 
PWRDbyTRD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN baby!
Bikes: 2004 Kona Hoss Dee-Lux
Posts: 3,339
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine haven't given me any issues yet.
PWRDbyTRD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-05, 09:07 PM   #3
cryptid01
one less horse
 
cryptid01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East Jesus NY
Bikes: are better than yours
Posts: 5,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No problems with my Specialized either. They sell repair parts if you do happen to break something.
cryptid01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:01 PM.