Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

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Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

Post by padonbike » Mon May 14, 2018 2:48 pm

https://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/art ... oes-52282/

Not sure what others think, but these remind me of some of the earliest MTB-specific offerings pre-SPD (i.e. mid 80's).
We seem to have come full circle. :roll:

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Re: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

Post by PaulB2 » Mon May 14, 2018 3:01 pm

That's one fugly looking pair of hiking boots.

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Re: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

Post by RIP » Mon May 14, 2018 3:11 pm

Look good with a nice retro cheesecloth shirt I reckon.

They're a bit confused about what BP's all about: https://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/arti ... ria-49310/ - "Are weird bikes, beards and suffering a compulsory part of bikepacking?". Yes of course they are (see every other BBB "philosophy" thread since time immemorial). Lovely:

"innate suffering needed to go bikepacking"
"foraging for grubs or doing whatever proper bikepackers are supposed to do"

Oh dear, it was all going so well, then: "rad riding". Sigh.

'Scuse me, just off for a quick S240.......
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon May 14, 2018 3:16 pm

"that style can be infused with function to create a better cycle-centric lifestyle."
.............. just f*ck off.
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Post by SteveM » Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm

what he ^ said

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Post by sean_iow » Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 pm

They're going to look well odd with my Crikey, how much bibs :lol:
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Post by Scud » Mon May 14, 2018 3:27 pm

They definitely seem to have aimed that at the plaid shirt, mug-dangling, front rack sporting, craft beer drinking part of our brethren...

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Post by PaulE » Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 pm

I was expecting something like the old pony SPD boots, but those are significantly shittier!
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Post by RIP » Mon May 14, 2018 4:29 pm

"just f*ck off." - I just knew you'd home in on that little gem :-bd
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Post by ootini » Mon May 14, 2018 4:54 pm

I'm chilling the craft ale and sorting my 'man bun' as we speak.

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Post by Lawmanmx » Mon May 14, 2018 5:26 pm

Burty to the thread :lol:

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Post by Asposium » Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

I must niche within a niche

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Post by gairym » Mon May 14, 2018 6:20 pm

Hey, hey, hey!

Be reasonable, please can we have some perspective and sanity in this thread???

It's unreasonable to lump the appreciation of proper beer in with the feckless goons who'll fall for this bikepacking shoe nonsense :lol:

'bikepacking shoes' - heeeeelarious!!!

As you were.....

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Post by htrider » Mon May 14, 2018 6:55 pm

Eh?
The Shimano XM9 and 7 are bikepacking shoes / boots - that's a town bike shoe....
Once again Bike radar loose the plot. (Although I wouldn't put it past them to be specifically writing that to wind this forum up :grin: )

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon May 14, 2018 6:57 pm

I just knew you'd home in on that little gem
Indeed Reg, a fine example of bolloxy speak - I do sometimes worry that some people actually believe or even understand the crap they write.
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Post by GregMay » Mon May 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Nice pair of Converse there.
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Post by Pirahna » Mon May 14, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm still waiting for Nike to bring back the Poobah.

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Post by Matt » Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 pm

plaid shirt, mug-dangling, front rack sporting, craft beer drinking part of our brethren...
Quite a few like the on here.... :-bd

There was even a hatchet attached to a bike on WRT.... :wink:

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Post by burty » Mon May 14, 2018 7:32 pm

here is my new clip in shoes from the jenn ride, I must admit you could feel the pedal a bit in the foot area
Imageshoe by paul burty, on Flickr

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Re: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

Post by PaulB2 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:31 pm

They’re well ventilated at least

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Post by Oli.vert » Mon May 14, 2018 8:46 pm

I like that there's a uniquely large pedal-trap area, something we ought to see more of in the other brands. I'm sure it'll catch on.

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Post by Landslide » Mon May 14, 2018 9:10 pm

PaulB2 wrote:They’re well ventilated at least
In my experience, DZR get even more well ventilated when the sole splits.

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Re: Bikepacking shoes are now a market niche!

Post by padonbike » Tue May 15, 2018 2:02 pm

Nice to see everyone else was as amused by them as I was :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:55 pm

burty wrote:here is my new clip in shoes from the jenn ride, I must admit you could feel the pedal a bit in the foot area
Imageshoe by paul burty, on Flickr
What shoes are those so that I know to avoid them...?

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Post by BigdummySteve » Tue May 15, 2018 6:21 pm

gairym wrote:Hey, hey, hey!

Be reasonable, It's unreasonable to lump the appreciation of proper beer in with the feckless goons who'll fall for this bikepacking shoe nonsense :lol:
Absolutely!! I like a nice craft IPA, full of hoppy goodness :-bd before you ask I don’t have a beard or ride a fat bike. Hopefully I’m safe, I do have a drop bar bike, however it’s a Fargo so very far from being a trendy gravel bike.
:-bd

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