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Price $78.00 at Amazon
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$160.00 at Competitive Cyclist
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$100.00 at REI
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$130 List$149.74 at Amazon
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Pros Super comfortable, good pedal grip, solid durabilitySuper grippy soles, sturdy construction, quick dryingGood grip, quality construction, low priceGood pedal grip in dry conditions, ankle padding, water resistanceGreat durability and power transfer, look good on and off the bike
Cons Less grip than Five Ten's solesExpensive, hotter than other shoesLess grip than others, less breathabilityNot as attractive as other shoes, poor pedal grip when wetExpensive, not as sticky as the Freerider Contact
Bottom Line An all mountain shoe for almost every riderA beefy yet lightweight shoe for the toughest ridingAn all mountain shoe on par with Five Ten’s top modelsA light downhill and enduro flat shoe that climbs wellA great looking shoe that also performs well
Rating Categories Shimano GR7 Shimano GR9 Livewire Shimano AM7 Freerider Pro
Grip (30%)
8
8
9
8
9
Comfort And Arch Support (25%)
9
9
8
8
7
Rigidity And Power Transfer (20%)
8
7
6
8
8
Breathability (10%)
7
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6
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3
Durability (10%)
9
9
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9
Weight (5%)
5
7
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5
Specs Shimano GR7 Shimano GR9 Livewire Shimano AM7 Freerider Pro
Rubber Type Michelin Michelin Kinetics DST6.0 High Grip Vibram Stealth S1
Rubber Pattern Full Tread Full Tread Full Dot Full Dot Full Dot
Weight in Oz 14 13 13.75 14 14
Narrow or Wide Fit? Narrow Narrow Wide Narrow Narrow
Upper Materials Perforated synthetic with mesh Synthetic Leather with mesh Synthetic/mesh Synthetic Leather Synthetic Leather
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