Scott MTB Comp BOA Re lec­tive shoes £99.99

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

If you’re a reg­u­lar night rider or cy­cle com­muter, the re­flec­tive fab­ric used on the Comp Boas may ap­peal. They have a rea­son­ably neu­tral fit – not too wide, and cer­tainly not nar­row at the toes. There’s a lit­tle arch sup­port, but it’s the well­ven­ti­lated, sup­ple up­per that adds the most com­fort. A Boa dial means per­fect ten­sion across the top of the foot, with the Vel­cro strap over the toes cinch­ing things down firmly. The sole isn’t raceshoe stiff, but nei­ther does it let you feel flex on non-plat­form pedals, while the de­cent heel hold boosts power trans­fer and com­fort. Un­der­neath are fairly chunky tread lugs, with pro­vi­sion to add studs. Trail riders may want more pro­tec­tion at the side of the foot, which would add to the shoes’ 794g weight (pair, size 44). There’s am­ple length in the cleat slots to get the cleat slammed fairly far back for de­scend­ing con­fi­dence. Tom

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