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