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Group test: Road shoes under £100

With summer finally here, it’s time to ditch the overshoes and, more than likely, those well-worn, nostril-offending bacteria farms that lie beneath. If you’ve been riding through the winter then…

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Bont Riot

A pair of heat-moldable, carbon-fibre soled shoes for under £100? Really? It would seem so. Bont’s incredible Riot is the first in its line-up and sets the bar incredibly high.…

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Spiuk Brios

For £10 shy of our £100 limit, there’s a lot going on with these Spanish road shoes. Ventilation is generous with channelling throughout the sole to keep feet cool on…

DMT-Aries

DMT Aries

Unashamedly pitched as a shoe for beginners and touring riders, the Aries is more about comfort than it is competition. The three broad Velcro straps ensure a snug fit though…

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Louis Garneau Revo XR3

Comfortable from the first turn of the pedals, with a secure feel thanks to strong Velcro and a decent ratchet, the Revo XR3 shoes both feel and look way more…

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Pearl Izumi Select Road

The Select Road shoes come up quite small — more so in length than in width — so you may need to go up a size. Sizing issues aside, the…

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Specialized BG Elite

A well-padded tongue and heel cup lend a real luxury feel to these shoes. The slightly square and narrow toe box takes some breaking in, but is extremely comfortable once…

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Northwave Sonic SRS

Malleable, soft leather and a reasonably wide fit made these shoes very comfortable from the off. The heel cups are snug and eliminate any rub or slippage, even when pushing…

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Giant Defy Composite 1

Giant is the worlds largest bike manufacturer and supports all forms of cycling, Stu Clapp tests the Defy Composite 1 road bike

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Ultegra 11-speed race bikes

It’s all well and good if you’re a sponsored pro rider and you can have the best of the best — even the lowliest riders on a squad will have…