Shimano claims the all-new GF 800 GTX is the final word flat pedal path shoe designed for moist and chilly days on the path. It blends a low temperature-specific sole compound with a Gore Tex liner and a user-friendly BOA dial.
With many riders making the swap to flats, particularly these on e-bikes, there are treasured few suitable footwear choices to take care of sodden trails and freezing temperatures.
If you happen to’re a clipless (SPD) pedal rider then there’s loads of selection, though few rating excessive sufficient to make it into our record of the greatest mountain bike winter boots. So this new off-season-focused boot from Shimano takes some tech and pedigree from the model’s constantly high-scoring clipless winter boots such because the MW7 XC and pairs it with a sole that guarantees traction in adversarial climate situations.
The 5 Ten Trailcross Gore-Tex is a notable participant within the quick record of low season footwear choices for the devoted flat pedal rider, mixing technical materials with the model’s famously sticky sole. You’ll nonetheless be coping with its muddy, gritty laces on the finish of the experience and our check notes for this shoe talked about they aren’t straightforward to get off. It’s good however not good.
Perhaps its the styling cues of a gravity centered, skate-style shoe that holds manufacturers again from pairing up-to-date fastening programs with sticky rubber soles?
The Leatt 7.0 HydraDri boot embraces this assume although, with an impressively well-sealed higher, aided by a water-resistant zip closure. Ease of removing is an actual plus level in a freezing post-ride automotive park and the Leatt scores properly right here however the sole’s poor grip compromises its on-bike efficiency.
So can this new Shimano winter boot mix the 5 Ten’s all-weather sole traction with the benefit of removing and dependable waterproofing of the Leatt?
Shimano GF 800 GTX: the main points
Have to know
- BOA® Match System L6 dial with protect
- Gore-Tex waterproof membrane
- Mid-cut ankle sock liner of stretch Gore-Tex
- ULTREAD GF low temp outsole
- TORBAL 2.0 torsional plate
- Colors: Black, Khaki
- Weight: 390g (dimension 42)
- Sizes: 38-48
- MSRP: £219.99
The shoe options Shimano ULTREAD GF rubber compound that’s optimized for low temperatures, enhancing the shoe to pedal reference to most pin grip for elevated confidence and management on technical trails.
The all-new GF 800 GTX options BOA Match System L6 dial with protect permits for straightforward operation with winter gloves, whereas built-in sock-style higher geared up with waterproof Gore-Tex liner retains components out. The artificial higher is sturdy, with a give attention to straightforward care and has only a few areas to lure and maintain dust. Similar to the Fox Union shoe, the graceful floor ought to make post-ride clear ups a pain-free course of.
UK inventory of the GF 800 GTX is due in on the finish of September.