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Pros Great durability, grippy Stealth rubber soles, solid power transfer, good looksGrippy soles, sturdy construction, quick-dryingSuper comfortable, good pedal grip, solid durabilityGood grip, quality construction, reasonable priceGreat pedal grip, sturdy construction, extra protection
Cons Expensive-ishExpensive, not as breathable as other shoesLess grip than Five Ten's solesLess grip than others, limited breathabilityExpensive, heavier weight
Bottom Line The flat pedal shoe by which all others are judgedA beefy yet lightweight shoe for the toughest ridingAn all mountain shoe for almost every riderA reasonably priced all-mountain shoe on par with Five Ten’s top modelsA burly shoe that shines on tough rides but is capable of everyday use
Rating Categories Freerider Pro Shimano GR9 Shimano GR7 Livewire Powerline
Grip (30%)
10
9
8
9
9
Comfort And Arch Support (25%)
8
9
8
8
8
Rigidity And Power Transfer (20%)
8
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8
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6
Breathability (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Weight (5%)
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Specs Freerider Pro Shimano GR9 Shimano GR7 Livewire Powerline
Rubber Type Stealth S1 Michelin Michelin Kinetics DST6.0 High Grip DST 4.0 MAX GRIP
Tread Pattern Full Dot Full Tread Full Tread Full Dot Hexagon dot
Weight per Shoe (Ounces) 14 13 14 13.75 15.34
Narrow or Wide Fit? Narrow Narrow Narrow Wide Wide
Upper Materials Synthetic Leather Synthetic Leather with mesh Perforated synthetic with mesh Synthetic/mesh Welded microfiber
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