dhb R1 shoes £43.99

RCUK is continually impressed with online retailer wiggle’s dhb products, and it’s not just the low prices that are attractive, but also the high quality and equally high performance that are hard to avoid .

The R1 road shoe, released earlier this year, aims to expand dhb’s presence into footwear, and while it’s undoubtedly an entry-level product, there’s a lot to recommend.

A stiffened nylon midsole is stiff for good power transfer, and an anatomical designed heel cup ensures a comfortable fit. Three velcro straps keep the shoes in place and the cordura and synthetic leather upper works well in a range of temperature conditions, offering good ventilation in warmer weather. The reinforced toe-cup ensures durability.

Underneath it’s pleasing to see that the R1 shoes have drillings for most common cleats, including Look, SPD and SPD-R. Available in eight sizes (40-47) and two colour options.

Verdict

They may not sing and dance like the top-end carbon ratchet shoes, but they provide a surprisingly good platform for pedalling, are comfortable and the Velcro straps keep the weight down and are easy to adjust. And all at less than £50, they are a steal.


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performance 9
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overall 9
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