Shimano R105 road shoes review£109.99

Stylish, lightweight racing shoes

BikeRadar score4.5/5Find prices on Bicycle Blue Book

The competition for racing shoes costing a small fortune has never been stronger, so how do these compare with our favourite Mavic Avenirs, which would set you back £90?

For starters, you don’t get a ratcheting strap on the R105s, so making small adjustments to the fit when your feet swell isn’t quite as easy, and they’re not compatible with SPD cleat pedal systems.

On the plus side, the silver carbon sole wins points for style and they’re 30g lighter than the Avenirs at 671g per pair. Considering the extra £20, though, they fall short of Mavic’s 5/5.

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