DHB RC Carbon Race shoes review£89.99

Bargain carbon soles

BikeRadar score4.5/5

A real carbon sole for £85? The pose factor alone will sell lots of pairs, but that’s missing the point. Weighing in at 351g each, this is a true race shoe.

The carbon sole is exceptionally stiff, enabling fantastic power transfer, and the ratchet holds your foot tight. There’s also a clever half-step release in case you overdo it. The fit is firm and narrow, except for the slightly taller toe box.

The RCs are compatible with three-bolt systems (Look, Time, SPD-SL and Speedplay), and the vented sole also features a cleat grip, surface, heel and toe grips. Another DHB hit.

Jamie Wilkins

Deputy Editor, Procycling / Editor, Urban Cyclist, Procycling Magazine
Rides fast everywhere, all the time. Jamie started riding age 12, first on mountain bikes, progressing through cross-country and downhill racing (followed by motorcycle road racing and a dark time as a runner). A dedicated roadie since 2007, Jamie has dabbled in road racing, crits and time trials, but has the most fun simply riding hard with a couple of friends, chasing daft average speeds. Needless to say, Jamie values pure performance above all else and loves aero kit. Fiercely honest in his reviews. Has a chain-cleaning fetish.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 185cm / 6'1"
  • Weight: 71kg / 156lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 96cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Mountains, rolling stuff, flat and windy, hacking through the city…
  • Current Bikes: Ridley Noah SL 20, Scappa Purosangue, Canyon Speedmax 9.0 SL
  • Dream Bike: Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 LTD, in red, please. And a Pashley Guv'nor.
  • Beer of Choice: Recovering teetotaller, still working this one out
  • Location: Bath, UK

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