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Old 11-02-05, 10:03 AM   #1
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Anyone have the Lake MXZ301 boot?

I think it's brand new for this year. It looks like the MXZ300 with an easier fastening system... Which was what everyone complained about in the 300.

I was hoping someone could say whether it is SPD compatible? I assume it is but I didn't see anything on their web site that said for sure.

Also how comfortable it is etc.
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I think it's brand new for this year. It looks like the MXZ300 with an easier fastening system... Which was what everyone complained about in the 300.

I was hoping someone could say whether it is SPD compatible? I assume it is but I didn't see anything on their web site that said for sure.

Also how comfortable it is etc.

The MXZ300 is SPD compatible and offers removable toe studs. A must have to ride comfortable under the freezing mark.
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Old 11-02-05, 11:40 AM   #3
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Yes, but I was asking about the MXZ301, not the MXZ300.
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Old 11-02-05, 07:26 PM   #4
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Yes, but I was asking about the MXZ301, not the MXZ300.
And that's too much for last years model. I've seen them for around $200 on aebike.com and beyondbikes.com.
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Old 11-03-05, 12:42 AM   #5
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http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB='2969-40'
here is where I got mine.
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Old 11-03-05, 01:24 PM   #6
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www.lickbike.com has the mxz300s for $160 (I swear they were just 150 the other day) and the mxz301s for $200.. was the 150 supergo price for the mxz301 or the mxz300s?
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Old 11-03-05, 02:00 PM   #7
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LAKE MXZ301 WINTER BLCK Cleat Type: SPD (I hear the Toe Box is wider then the 300's)
$163.99
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Now has anyone ever heard of a online coupon for AEBIKE?


EDIT: Just ordered the 301's last night, grrrrr will let ya know how they fit.
Also... I haven't seen a Coupon for AEBike since 2002

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Old 11-04-05, 11:50 AM   #8
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Comfortable down to 10°F & up to 50°F (-12°C to 10°C). The combination of materials & construction brings you the ultimate in cold weather cycling footwear. Water-resistant Pittards WR100®leather upper with neoprene cuff. Full Outlast® temperature regulating lining. 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining in toe box & Thermosol® composite insulating insole for added warmth. All securely fastened to your feet with BOA® lacing system.
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Old 11-04-05, 12:06 PM   #9
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On both the 300's(last years) and 301's....considering people are usually wearing ski-type socks underneath....would I need to order an extra size or half-size up?? I'm worried that if I get the size I usually wear that they might be too small or not stretch like regular shoes if they're snug.
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Old 11-05-05, 07:07 AM   #10
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Are the CX road model just as warm as the MX off road model?
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it's the same basic shoe except for the sole...
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WOW the MXZ301's just went back up to 199.00 on AEBike
The MXZ300's you can still get for 119.00....but NOT all sizes.

http://aebike.com/site/page.cfm?Page...and=219&type=T


Looks like I just made it in for 171.00 Total with shipping for the 301's!

I think with shipping at the 199.00 price it would be around 206.00 (MXZ301's)

I also saw (maybe Likebike?) the 300's for around 159.00
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I just got my 301s. The lacing system is pretty cool; I think it will work well. I ordered these a size larger than my summer shoes and when I tried them on with mid-weight wool socks they feel just about right. They came with a little packet of Nikwax for waterproofing. What are people's experiences with the Nikwax on the Lake shoes?
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On both the 300's(last years) and 301's....considering people are usually wearing ski-type socks underneath....would I need to order an extra size or half-size up?? I'm worried that if I get the size I usually wear that they might be too small or not stretch like regular shoes if they're snug.
You may consider buying two pairs and returning the one that doesn't fit. Most people recommend buying them overly large. But unless you KNOW what the Lake lasts are like, you have no real idea about what their particular sizing system is.
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You may consider buying two pairs and returning the one that doesn't fit. Most people recommend buying them overly large. But unless you KNOW what the Lake lasts are like, you have no real idea about what their particular sizing system is.
This is the truth. I have two different Lake's the MX101 in 46 wide and CX 200 in 47. Both fit my wide feet pretty well although the CX 200's are a little long. So I tried the Lake Sandals in a 47 expecting them to fit pretty well. Well the sandals were way to long and barely wide enough. I guess that because they use a Shimano sole for the Sandal and not one based on thier own shoes.
So I'm curious to here if the Lake MX300 or MX301s run wider or narrower than thier other shoes.
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I just got my 301s. The lacing system is pretty cool; I think it will work well. I ordered these a size larger than my summer shoes and when I tried them on with mid-weight wool socks they feel just about right. They came with a little packet of Nikwax for waterproofing. What are people's experiences with the Nikwax on the Lake shoes?
I nikwaxed my 300s (before I even realised they included a little tube in the box), the leather in the Lake's really seems compatible with nikwax, I am very satisfied with the results.
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I nikwaxed my 300s (before I even realised they included a little tube in the box), the leather in the Lake's really seems compatible with nikwax, I am very satisfied with the results.
I assume the little bit they give you with the shoes is not enough? How many times did you apply?
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I assume the little bit they give you with the shoes is not enough? How many times did you apply?
It might be barely enough. I gave all the leather areas a thorough coat, let it soak in for awhile and then rubbed off the excess, then I gave the toe-box a second treatment. The hardest part is keeping it off the neoprene areas.
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I just got my 301s. The lacing system is pretty cool; I think it will work well. I ordered these a size larger than my summer shoes and when I tried them on with mid-weight wool socks they feel just about right. They came with a little packet of Nikwax for waterproofing. What are people's experiences with the Nikwax on the Lake shoes?
So what size US do you wear and what size did you order? The last time i tried to go up a size in metric to accomodate winter socks i didn't get a large enough shoe. It seems the increments are smaller between metric.
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So what size US do you wear and what size did you order? The last time i tried to go up a size in metric to accomodate winter socks i didn't get a large enough shoe. It seems the increments are smaller between metric.
One size up seemed fine to me. I wear a 12 or 13 US. My regular cycling shoes are 46 and the Lake shoes are 47s.
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One size up seemed fine to me. I wear a 12 or 13 US. My regular cycling shoes are 46 and the Lake shoes are 47s.
I have had a few days to ride with the New Lake 301's...
They are GREAT!
I got size 48, which is a PERFECT FIT for my size 13.5 (US)
I wear 48 (14 US) in Answer shoes. (seems no Two Companies are the same size)

But the Toe Box feels great! I have worn heavy socks already to test them.
They are the Warmest I have ever had.
No more Booties unless I wear my Summer Shoes.

Only Problem I see for OTHER people is.... SIZE
I can't find the Sizing Chart now, but I will look for it.
You see, there seemed to be a BIG jump from 47 to 48... I could be wrong... naaaa LOL
I am thinking maybe Size 12 to 13.5 (US)?

I am thinking the sizing is Right on the Money for LAKE Shoes.

I wear a 13.5 US and the Lake 48 fits like a Glove! (with room for a little heavier sock)
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Walkafire, how wide are your feet? I have really wide feet, but only size 13 length-wise. I'm wondering if the 48's will be wide enough or if I'll need to get the 50's (they don't seem to make 49's).

For comparison, I always wear at least a 13 wide shoe in regular sneakers, sometimes a 14 wide.
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Walkafire, how wide are your feet? I have really wide feet, but only size 13 length-wise. I'm wondering if the 48's will be wide enough or if I'll need to get the 50's (they don't seem to make 49's).

For comparison, I always wear at least a 13 wide shoe in regular sneakers, sometimes a 14 wide.
EGG, I always wear a 14. Do to the fact I have 13.5 feet. I tend to look for the WIDE SHOES as well.
These 301's work well for me.

When you buy the 301's, I know you will, get the 48's, BUT! (there's always a BUT in life) make sure of the RETURN POLICY where you buy them.

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Walkafire, how restrictive is the upper on the 301s? Can you use the ankle at all in the pedal stroke, or is it eliminated by the support provided by the uppers?.. I am recovering from a broken lower leg and am hoping the support of the 301s will help me return(still at least 3 weeks left in cast and I will start with windtrainer first for a while) does the upper feel like it provides support that may help me here?...
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I'm not impressed. I tried them yesterday in the rain and I had hoped they would be a little more water resistant than they were. Treating the leather with the Nikwax made the lower part pretty close to waterproof, but I couldn't keep my pants down low enough to cover the neoprene cuffs which let water in and eventually soaked my feet. The shoes are probably pretty warm in dry conditions, but I don't really see the point of having them if I still have to wear shoe covers in the wet anyway.
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