With its skate shoe looks and chunky sole, the SixSixOne Filter appealed to a lot of riders we came across on the trails on looks alone. We chose the smooth synthetic leather ﬁnish rather than suede option, from an easy-care point of view.
On the bike it cut a good balance of stiffness and power transfer, but we did ﬁnd that the deep cleat recess bound up with some of our pedals, such as the Time X ROC, reducing any available ﬂoat and making for painful knees. You can shim out the cleat, but watch out for this. The Filter is available in black too.