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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  
Price $89.95 at Competitive Cyclist$134.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Comfortable, stiff, good power transfer, large cleat openingGood power transfer, grippy Vibram outsole, lots of fore/aft cleat adjustmentComfortable, excellent protection, excellent power transfer, easy to clip in and out of, great for hike-a-bikeLightweight, very good power transfer, breathableSuper lightweight, exceptionally breathable, stiff, customizable insoles
Cons Not waterproof, velcro strap too longLacks protection on the sides of the midfoot and top of forefootHeavy, not waterproofLacking side protection on the mid-footMinimal foot protection, runs small (need to size up), too stiff for hike-a-bikes, expensive
Bottom Line The Hellcat combines a stiff, shock-absorbing sole, with protective, breathable uppers all at a modest price pointA good choice for those seeking a shoe with good power transfer and stability without a weight penaltyIf you’re looking for a comfortable shoe with maximum protection and stability look no furtherA solid choice for the rider looking for a feature packed shoe that does not break the bankIncredibly lightweight, breathable, stiff shoe best suited for the cross-country rider with a narrow foot
Rating Categories Five Ten Hellcat - Women's Pearl Izumi X-ALP Elevate Traverse Scott MTB Elite Boa Lady Giro Empire VR90 - Women's
Comfort (25%)
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9
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8
Walkability (25%)
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4
Stability And Control (20%)
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9
Protection (15%)
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3
Weight (15%)
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Specs Five Ten Hellcat -... Pearl Izumi X-ALP... Traverse Scott MTB Elite... Giro Empire VR90 -...
Measured Weight (g) 437 351 450 351 298
Outsole Stealth C4 rubber Vibram Megagrip DST 8.0 MID GRIP Rubber Sticki rubber Easton EC90 carbon fiber, Vibram rubber outsole
Closure Laces/Velcro Velcro/Boa Laces/Velcro Boa, hook-and-loop strap Laces
Upper Material Synthetic weather-resistant micro-perforated, EVA 3-layer bonded synthetic Synthetic & D30 Microfiber, 3D nylon air mesh Premium EvoFiber
Footbed EVA Foam EVA Foam EVA Foam ErgoLogic Super Natural Fit Kit
Sole Three-quarter dual-density TPU shank, EVA midsole nylon and carbon composite shank, EVA D30 High Impact Insole Fiberglass-reinforced nylon Easton EC90 Carbon fiber
Size Tested EU 40 2/3 / US 8.5 EU 40 EU 39.5 / US 8.5 EU 39 EU41
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