Despite their relatively cheap price tag, the MR3000s offer an out-and-out race feel. They’re stripped back to the bare essentials, with minimal padding and comfort as a consequence, although the three Velcro straps hold them snugly in place.
Large mesh panels do a good job of keeping your feet cool and also manage to dry pretty quickly when wet. The soles are solid and almost ﬂex-free, as good race shoes should be.
The outer tread is hard, which is great for digging in the mud, but can be a slippery off the bike on hard surfaces. Toe studs help for those wet rides, though.
The MR3000s are a good call if you’re after pure race shoes and your budget is tight.