BikeRadar Bargains: 4 excellent deals on MTB shoes

Grab yourself a cracking deal on a fresh pair of off-road kicks

Summer is just around the corner and many of you will be thinking of getting a sweet pair of new cycling kicks for the summer. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together the best deals on our four favourite XC race shoes from around the web for this week's edition of BikeRadar Bargains

Giro Empire VR90 — £229.99 £195.49

We've been fans of Giro's lace up shoes for years now
We've been fans of Giro's lace up shoes for years now

We've always been fans of Giro's lace-up shoes and the Empire VR90s, the brand's off-road option, also perform as well as they look.

With a stiff carbon sole supplied by Easton, matched with a lightweight yet durable upper, these came out of our grouptest as one of our favourite shoes. 

Shimano XC90 — £285 £179.99

Shimano's XC-90 shoes are a solid option
Shimano's XC-90 shoes are a solid option

Shimano's XC90 was one of the most durable shoes on test, and has a super customisable fit, making it one of our favourites.

Sidi Drako Carbon — £325 £169

Sidi has an enviable racing heritage
Sidi has an enviable racing heritage

Sidi has a huge pedigree in high performance footwear and the Drako's are our favourite from its extensive line of XC race shoes. And you can have a slice of world-cup winning performance with a whopping 48% off, currently at Merlin Cycles

Mavic Crossmax SL Ultimate — £265 £185.50

The Mavic Crossmax Ultimate SL — yellow, comfortable and fast
The Mavic Crossmax Ultimate SL — yellow, comfortable and fast

With a heartily sized toe box and plush liner, the Mavic Crossmax's are among the comfiest XC shoes we've used, and with 30% off currently at Wiggle these shoes won't hurt either your feet or wallet. 

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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