Friday, July 10, 2009 11.00am
By Justin Loretz, What Mountain Bike
The BG Expert is the sleeping giant of the Specialized mountain bike shoe lineup. It’s essentially the same as the top-of-the-line BG Pro, but with three Velcro straps where the Pro has a micro buckle.
The micromatrix synthetic leather upper has a few large nylon mesh vents at the toe area, which allow good venting and also let any water that gets in evaporate fairly quickly.
The full-length carbon fibre midsole is the key with this shoe, which has a good covering of rubber to help you find traction if you have to walk or miss a pedal.
We stomped in the Experts and the shoes never missed a beat and, providing you look after the upper, the sole will last for ages.
Fit-wise these dirt dogs will suit most oblong feet as they’re quite wide and the heel it is also pretty good (although not quite to Sidi standards). All in all, a really good shoe for all-round riding.
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