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Lake CX330C shoe deal on BonkTown.com

Old 10-28-11, 09:57 AM
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Lake CX330C shoe deal on BonkTown.com

Better hurry. 20 minutes left. Lake makes some great shoes and a good luck finding a carbon-soled BOA shoe for $99 anywhere else.

Just wanted to share because I know a lot of us are always waiting for good deals to come around on decent bike gear.
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Old 10-28-11, 10:03 AM
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Do people like the "boa" laces ?
I like my old 3 velcro straps because I can tighten down the ankle strap a lot, middle strap medium, but leave the toe strap loose for my fat toes to move. I assume that wouldn't work with boa.
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They've got several models of Lake shoes with the heel-mounted BOA in the rotation right now. The 330, the 236, and the 170 have all come up dozens of times in the last 2 months, and they still have several sizes left in all 3 of them I think.

I picked up a pair of the 236, great shoes, really like the heel-mounted BOA system.


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Do people like the "boa" laces ?
I like my old 3 velcro straps because I can tighten down the ankle strap a lot, middle strap medium, but leave the toe strap loose for my fat toes to move. I assume that wouldn't work with boa.
The BOA system is awesome. I find it easier to get just right than it was with 3 straps. Just wiggle your foot and loosen the area you want looser as you're tightening the shoe down, and it kindof self adjusts. I end up with them set exactly as you mention just by moving my toes around a lot while tightening down the wheel. The slack goes where it needs to be, at least for me.
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Is this Speedplay only, or is this the most customizable SPD shoe ever made?

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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Do people like the "boa" laces ?
I like my old 3 velcro straps because I can tighten down the ankle strap a lot, middle strap medium, but leave the toe strap loose for my fat toes to move. I assume that wouldn't work with boa.
The only boas I'll use are dual zone boas for snowboard boots. I'm with you on bike shoes. I like the toes loose and the ankle tighter. With boas, if the fit isn't perfect, it never will be. I'd never get shoes without trying them on first anyway.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Is this Speedplay only, or is this the most customizable SPD shoe ever made?

Speedplay only. They have those, and traditional 3-hole shoes. The 170 shoes can take both 3-hole and 2-hole cleats, but isn't a carbon sole.
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^ That's Speedplay only, but they probably have only one image despite multiple compatibilities.
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the next time I see any shoes in my size will be the first time. Sucks having 15's
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Thanks for sharing! Now if I can only justify the expense in like 3 minutes!
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Oh well. Looks like it'd be a pain in the ass to walk in, anyway. My carbon shoes are very comfortable (especially climbing), but I can't possibly carry enough water on long mountain rides, so I bring a purifier, lay the bike down, and pull more out of streams I pass. Need to be able to walk over rough ground to do it.

But the rains are starting, and I could use another pair of bike shoes, to make sure I always have dry ones when I need them.

Thanks for clearing that up, Urbanknight!
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Do people like the "boa" laces ?
I like my old 3 velcro straps because I can tighten down the ankle strap a lot, middle strap medium, but leave the toe strap loose for my fat toes to move. I assume that wouldn't work with boa.
That's why Specialized S-works shoes have a "dual zone" BOA system. 2 BOA dials. One for your ankle and the other for the top of your foot and toes. I have them, but can't say for sure it's that beneficial over a single BOA dial.
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Boas definitely kick ass. Those particular shoes, I'm not as convinced.
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I've been on CX330C for 3 years, they are awesome. The white leather is getting a little long in the tooth but really can't justify updating them 'just because'. I would of jumped on these in a second @ bonktown prices though.

-Boas rock + lifetime warranty. I got replacements knobs, it was fast free & easy
-Kangaroo leather is awesome. No break-in, no joke.
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Old 10-28-11, 06:02 PM
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I picked up a pair and i'm quite happy with them.
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Old 10-28-11, 08:57 PM
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The cx330s with speed play drilling have poorly designed soles. I started a thread about this a while back.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...e-built-in-WHY
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$99

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/LAKZANNC
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I purchased the Speedplay only 330's from Bonk a few weeks ago. They replaced a set of 07 S-Works. The stout Speedplay specific carbon soul completely eliminated hot spot under the pedal which was a slight issue with the Specialized. It spreads the weight out to a larger area and along with a carbon sole at least as stiff as the S-Works, it is a great shoes if you have Speedplay pedals.

But it is true that you need to try on shoes. Thankfully, Bonk has a great return policy. It is very easy. I actually ordered 5 pair of shoes. 2 Mavic's and 3 Lakes. I tried them all and kept the 330's. They even paid return shipping.
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Anyone know how the width compares on normal (not the wide sizes) Lakes vs normal Shimanos?
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Can't say with respect to Shimano, but my normal-width CX330C's are wider, and much more comfortable, than my non-Mega Sidi's. They are also just a tiny bit wider than my Diadora's, which I wear during the winter. For sake of comparison, I wear a US size 12E in most anything, and my size 47 Lake's are perfect for me.

When I wear out my current pair of CX330's (which they show no sign of doing, after two years of use), I'll happily buy another pair.
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Excellent - thanks!
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I have the specialized shoes with a velcro stap in the front and a boa lace in the back. I am not happy with the boa lace. I tried on a pair of SIDI Genius Mega last weekend and the SIDI system was much better. I am now saving to get a SIDI Mega in my size (43.5).
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
Better hurry. 20 minutes left. Lake makes some great shoes and a good luck finding a carbon-soled BOA shoe for $99 anywhere else.

Just wanted to share because I know a lot of us are always waiting for good deals to come around on decent bike gear.
I have the 236 which I guess are a step down and paid $30 more. I love these shoes and can only imagine the step up would be even better with the kangaroo leather. Don't need another pair, but if I see that price again might have to jump on them - maybe a size up for thinker socks and use them for winter.
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