The Good: Rugged, Sturdy, Supportive, Stiff Sole
The Bad: Heavy, Bulky, Cleat may be too recessed and may not be easy to clip out of with certain pedals (ie Crank Bros. Mallet 3)Overall Review: I have had these shoes for about a year now and ride them on DH and am/enduro riding. I use the Crank Bros. Mallet 3 pedals and have not tried any other pedals. The shoes are GLUED to this pedal, this can be both good and bad. There are times I need to clip out and cannot, I think this is in part to the pin height on the mallet pedal as well as the deepness of the cleat on the shoe, combined with the stealth rubber, your foot isn't going anywhere. You can significantly lower or remove the pins to remedy this issue, it then is much easier to clip in and out. The shoe is pretty stiff, and good for pedaling, when you need to. I have had some gnarly wrecks while wearing this shoe and it has seemed to handle them like a tank. Overall, I would recommend them to people with a gravity focused riding style.
The Good: Not warm, tough, good grip even when your not clipped in
The Bad: Not really comfortable to walk, but who does that?Overall Review: Using them for DH riding, no problems yet. Aren't warm, doesn't wear out, no problems... They are very stiff, so they're not comfortable to walk, but for me as a DH rider it's not a problem..
The Good: Rockshox
The Bad: No problems yet.Overall Review: Picked this bike up from my local shop after riding one at a demo event. I have been loving every minute of my riding. the 2x10 deore system shifts smoothly even under heavy loads. the shimano brakes were great right out of the box and their stopping power is amazing.