661 Expert shoes review

Bargain mountain bike racing footwear

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $79.95
Sixsixone Expert Shoe

Our review

Light and very good value, but not as comfy or secure as others.
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These are great value race shoes and surprisingly light too. The two-strap closure isn’t as solid as three-strap fittings or buckles, but they’re still a great choice for racers on a budget.


At just 657g, these are light shoes, but that low weight comes at the expense of a few home comforts found in others. The padding isn’t as generous as some, although it’s still fairly comfy.

As you’d hope on a race shoe, the sole is solid and comes with a hard rubber tread, but this is pretty minimal and can be slippery on hard surfaces. The addition of toe studs helps in the wet, though.


Protection offered by the solid toe box is second to none. However, with only two retention straps, it was hard to get a really solid fit with the 661s, compared with the Lake MX85 or Polaris MR3000.

Product Specifications


Name Expert SPD Shoe
Brand Sixsixone

Manufacturer's Description Race Performance At An Entry Level Price. SPD Compatible.
Weight (g) 657
Shoe Compatibility SPD
Shoe Closure Velcro Straps
Shoe Sizes Available 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Uppers Material Mesh Covering Synthetic Leather