Bontrager SSR Multisport trail shoes review

Sensible bike shoes

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£65.00 RRP
Bontrager SSR Multisport trail shoes

Our review

As long as it’s not lashing down you’ll be golden in the SSR Multisports
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Your dad will surely approve if you turn up wearing the Bontrager SSRs. They’re the sensible school shoes of the burgeoning trail shoe market. 

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They have none of the bright flash and whiz-bang technology of some others (the admittedly very good Specialized Rimes come to mind), though still pack all the features you need in a day pedalling up and down the hills.

The SSRs use a full carbon/ rubber outsole with a deeply lugged sole profile, which means off-bike slipping is rarely an issue.

A conventional lace-up closure with a Velcro tidy keeps them on your feet just fine – who knew? – and you can use them with flat pedals by leaving the cleat pocket cover on. 

We expect most will remove this and use them clipless, however, so the stiff plastic-reinforced mid-sole can do its job of transferring your energy to the cranks. Racers will want more, but the SSRs aren’t going to appeal to them anyway.

The uppers are a mix of durable closed mesh with manmade rubberised reinforcements for extra durability and toe protection. Wet weather isn’t something these shoes particularly like, though, which is a bit of disappointment. 

Still, these are otherwise very good, all-round mountain bike shoes. 

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This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name SSR multisport trail shoes (12)
Brand Bontrager

Description • Entry-level walkable mountain shoe designed for both off-bike and on-bike comfort • Internal glass reinforced nylon plate with rubber outsole combines SPD-compatibility with excellent walking traction • Laces plus single Velcro strap closure system maintains a traditional street shoe look without sacrificing on-bike performance • inForm Performance last • Unconditional Comfort Guarantee
Shoe Sizes Available 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48