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Bontrager RL Road Shoes
  • Color: Black
  • Color: White

Bontrager RL Road Shoes

Product Rating
 
4.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$134.99 - $179.99
$179.99
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Product Details

Bontrager RL Road Shoes

Bontrager's RL Road Shoes deliver the features to maximize your ride. They boast Bontrager's stiff, supportive Silver Series carbon soles for plenty of pedaling power and ergonomic inForm footbeds that cradle you in comfort. Meanwhile, Bontrager's breathable inForm uppers feel great and feature tongues that extend to the toes for an awesome fit. And, you'll love the secure ratcheting buckles, Velcro strap closures and custom heel cups, too.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Vendor Number Store SKU
    Black / 41.5 00601479071364 425031 TRK-425031
    Black / 45 00601479071500 425038 425038
    Black / 46 00601479071548 425040 TRK-425040 425040
    Black / 47 00601479071562 425041 TRK-425041 425041
    White / 39 00601479071647 425045 TRK-425045
    White / 42.5 00601479071784 425052 TRK-425052
    White / 43 00601479071807 425053 425053
    White / 43.5 00601479071821 425054 TRK-425054
    White / 45.5 00601479071906 425058 TRK-425058 425058
    Black / 42 Wide 00601479171279 431470 TRK-431470
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    4.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Simple to use  (4)
    • Well ventilated  (3)
    • Durable sole  (2)
    • Comfortable 
    • Durable 

    Cons

    • Finicky closures 
    • NONE 
    • Hard to Walk In 

    Best Uses

    • Long-distance riding  (4)
    • Climbing  (3)
    • Sprinting  (3)
    • Everyday riding  (2)
    • Road biking 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    4.0

    plain old and simple

    By jam

    from lakewood nj

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Durable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      at first wasnt too excited to buy them primaraly because of the price tag but i did it and its a great shoe my first tour i did was a two day 175 tour its was airy breathable comfortable and light the second day it poured and the shoe did not feel any heavier and sluggish worked great and dried well and maintained their shape and structure plus i got compliments on their looks ;)

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      • No
       
      2.0

      Buckle problems

      By kyrider

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Well Ventilated
      • Simple to Use
      • Durable Sole

      Cons

      • Finicky Closures

      Best Uses

      • Long-distance riding

      Comments:

      I like the shoe. Good fit. Good ventilation. Good stiffness. Have worn it for several century rides with no problems. But I had a spill about a month ago and the top buckle got torn off. So I ordered new buckles. They came as the new low-profile buckles, different than the originals. Simply put, they don't hold. I can't ratchet them up to any significant tightness. Most disappointing was the local bike store's response. I took them in and showed how they slip and the technician there went through a bunch of machinations to try to prove that they didn't slip. They still slip. I had the old buckles and they were fine. The new buckles are not. The shoe, however, was good. But it's kind of hard to recommend a shoe whose closure does not hold

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      5.0

      Better than anything else for the price

      By Gearqueer

      from Mt Pleasant. SC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fits perfectly
      • Carbon sole is stiff
      • Well Ventilated
      • Simple to Use
      • No pressure points
      • Highly adjustable buckle
      • Super comfortable
      • Carbon sole is supportive

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Sprinting
      • Everyday riding
      • Long-distance riding

      Comments:

      I have been wearing a competitor's highest end shoe for two years (315 dollars new). Even thought the shoe itself was comfortable and the lightest in its day (2010), the company insisted that every shoe needed an angled sole to promote proper knee alignment. I could never get the angle to match my pedal stroke and therefor was always missing some power to my left pedal. After one ride in my new RL Road shoes, I can't believe a shoe that costs 100+ dollars less could be so much better. Bontrager did an excellent job of redesigning the heel cup and the ankle strap to hold perfectly without having tighten to the point of discomfort. The new buckle system is micro adjustable and there were no pressure points under any circumstances. The carbon sole is top notch. Light weight, stiff, comfortable. This shoe is an excellent addition to any cyclists equipment and light/stiff enough for race day if you only have the one pair.

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      4.0

      Great Quality Shoes

      By Ron

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable Sole
      • Simple to Use
      • Well Ventilated

      Cons

      • Hard to Walk In

      Best Uses

      • Long-distance riding
      • Sprinting
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      I loved them from the first time I tried them on and enjoyed riding with them. Like any road shoes with stiff soles, you need to be careful when walking on smooth surfaces. However, for the price Bontrager should've made them adaptable for SPD cleats. There are 'similar' lower-end models with both options to use Look/SPD-SL or SPD cleats that cost less. Overall, great shoes that I'm sure will last me a long time.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      The Best Shoe for the money!

      By G-Man

      from Ogden, Utah

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Simple to Use
      • Stiff sole

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sprinting
        • Everyday riding
        • Climbing
        • Long-distance riding

        Comments:

        This shoe is very well built for the money. Excellent carbon sole, stylish leather upper, insert and bed is one of the best I have seen.

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