Spiuk UHRA-M shoes£74.95

Simply does it

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Shoes don’t get much simpler than Spiuk’s Uhra-M, but these are really well done. The rounded-edge sole gets moulded-in toe studs for extra grip and the compound is soft enough not to skate around on rocks.

Stiffness is OK for power pedalling without making you walk like a penguin too.

Plasticky toe and heel bumpers protect your feet from flying rocks. The same tough material is used for the two generous Velcro straps that control fit, and the patent leather effect finish transfers pedalling torque well and cleans up like new.

Big mesh toe panels mean the shoes are cold and wet in winter, dry and cool in summer. You get thick winter insoles and thinner summer ones included though, which is a nice touch given the affordable price.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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