Will this low cost, hi-viz shoe cut it for tri?
Dhb’s Trinity tri shoes come with both three-bolt and two-bolt cleat mounts, the latter being useful if you want to commute in SPD cleats or use them on a spin bike to maximise their value. They feel roomy and will suit wider feet, while the upper has an additional small strap over the toebox to achieve a better fit. They’re comfortable enough, and the nylon sole provides a forgiving feeling underfoot, but they’re not as stiff as we’d like for huge transfers of power. There’s an offset heel loop on the back that, in theory, should make it easier to grab, yet the flimsy fabric sags down, even after some time spent affixed to our bike with elastic bands, so it wasn’t where we wanted it during a T1 mock-up. The strap also isn’t wide enough near the buckle with the potential for it to slip through, which would be disastrous in a race. Digging through 220’ s archives, this was a problem on a previous Dhb tri shoe over seven years ago. Overall, the performance of the Trinity didn’t make the same statement as the fluro orange colourway, but the price and versatility will appeal to beginners who want a comfy upper and may not be too fussed about the T1 flying-mount credentials.