Specialized Buzzsaw £80

Basically a simpler,cheaper version of the 120SL, the Buzzsaw uses a more conventional leather and mesh lace up design,but it's still a tough boot.Again,the Body Geometry fit is glove-like from the start,with all the initial lumps and bumps melting away.

BikeRadar score 4/5

Basically a simpler, cheaper version of the 120SL, the Buzzsaw uses a more conventional leather and mesh lace up design, but it's still a tough boot. Again, the Body Geometry fit is glove-like from the start, with all the initial lumps and bumps melting away as soon as you start pedalling.

Laces aren't as convenient as straps, but they do allow fine fit tuning and these ones are semi-hidden and lace locked to avoid chafing damage. The mesh panels do let a lot of water and wind in though, so these are best saved for warmer times or used with a waterproof sock inside. Heel, toe and inner ankle bumpers shrug off rocks and scrapes though, and the scooped heel means no potentially painful Achilles tendon rub. The carbon fibre shelled sole is rock solid under pedalling pressure, with no hint of where the cleat attaches, yet fl ex in the toe means they walk very well, too. The tread isn't very aggressive, which means some skating in wet conditions, but the soft compound grips like glue in the dry. Despite the carbon sole, the boot is relatively heavy for its level of weatherproofing and warmth though, and the tread wears away pretty fast if it's walked on a lot.

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