Bont Riot Buckle road shoes review

Stiff, comfortable, bespoke road cycling shoes

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Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £99.00 RRP | USD $129.00 | AUD $175.00
Bont Riot Buckle road shoes

Our review

A bespoke fit and light weight at a good price
Pros: A bespoke fit at a good price
Cons: The upper feels a little stiff
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Bont’s famed bath-tub shaped sole is present and correct on the Riot. However, instead of full-carbon composite, the Riot uses a carbon-reinforced fibreglass.


Just like its full-carbon cousins, the Riot+, this sole is one of the very stiffest around. Clear, bold contrasting markings are printed onto the Riot’s sole making cleat setup simple.

Bont’s high-end, all-carbon shoes are all incredibly light. The Riots – with their glass-composite sole – come in at 632g for a pair of EU size 45s.

The Riots are lighter than most shoes on the market at around the £100 mark, making them some of the lightest options you can buy at this price point.

Fit and forget

Once you’ve baked the Riots and got them shaped to fit, they are impressive.

As you would expect, they are a comfortable, friction-free fit, although the upper is a little stiff. The Velcro strap and ratchet system offers plenty of adjustment.


With the Riot you are still getting the benefits of a bespoke fit (if you put the time in to fit them properly) and for just a fraction of the price of Bont’s flagship shoes.

Product Specifications


Price AUD $175.00GBP £99.00USD $129.00
Weight 632g (EU45) – for pair
Brand Bont


Cleat fitting 3-bolt look type
Shoe closure Buckle and velcro
Sole Carbon-reinforced fibreglass