Hammer the trails or to the finish with Bontrager's RL Mountain Shoes. They boast Bontrager's Bronze series carbon soles that provide tons of power transfer plus enough flex for hiking and walking. Complementing the great soles are Bontrager's ergonomic inForm footbeds, breathable inForm uppers, no-slip heels, and tongues that extend all the way to the toes for a custom fit. You'll also love the ratcheting buckles and Velcro strap closures, as well as the aggressive treads, which offer serious traction in the dirt and mud.
I prefer MTB shoes for my road bikes because I often go straight to the gym after riding and they are easy to work out with so when it was time get new shoes I went straight to my LBS, my go to shop due to the friendly, no pressure atmosphere to get a new pair. After trying on 4 different shoes and with lots of help from their super Sales Mgr and Ride Leader, I selected this shoe for the way it fits, looks and feels. The generous 30 day return policy also helped in my decision. It was reassuring to know that I can always bring it back if I discover any negative fit or performance issues after I put some rides into it.I have about 100 miles on the shoe now with some 5-6000 ft of climbing I have felt no pressure points, hot spots nor any form of discomfort since day one. Bontrager put a lot of thought in to where the straps cinch down and how the ratchet works so nothing digs into my foot as I pedal.The only negative I observed is that sometimes the soles can slip on the pedal face (Time ATAC) when I am trying to click in after rolling out from a stop, although the fact that I am normally a size 10 and the shoe that fit me is an 11 might also be a negative if someone is buying this shoe without trying it on first (mail order).All in all, a great shoe for the money. Highly recommend.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend