Bikepacking shoes are now a thing

DRZ introduces the S24O LTD shoes

Calm down, rest your bearded head, bike shoes specifically made for bikepacking are now available. DZR is offering the clipless-ready S24O LTD shoe designed to strike deals at work then pedal to the hills. 

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DZR S24O LTD shoe highlights

  • Lightweight leather upper
  • Two-bolt cleat compatible
  • Reflective detail on heel
  • Variable flex shank
  • $149 / estimated £110 / AU$200
  • Available now
DZR's S24O LTD shoes are crafted from a lightweight leather
DZR’s S24O LTD shoes are crafted from a lightweight leather
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S24O what, now? Does that jumble of letters and numbers that make up the name actually mean anything? Yes, it does. It’s claimed to be an utterance by Grant Petersen of Rivendell Bicycle Works fame, and stands for ‘sub 24-hour overnighter’.

Stylewise, they fall in line with DZR’s other style-conscious footwear and follow the brand’s belief “that style can be infused with function to create a better cycle-centric lifestyle.”

Lumberjack style continues on the inside
Lumberjack style continues on the inside
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Loaded touring or just rolling around the city, the mid-high top looks pretty decent and the leather appears soft and supple, with DZR stating the uppers are “tough, breathable, and break in like a good pair of work gloves.”

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If your riding exploits take you from downtown to nowhereville, check out DZR’s site for more info and to buy.