GR2 Gravel Bike Shoe
A dedicated gravel shoe that tackles all types of terrains with ease and efficiency
In the comfort zone
Durable synthetic leather upper cradles your foot in comfort and stands up to the daily abuse of even the toughest trails
inForm Race last offers a slightly roomier high-performance fit for long days on and off the bike
Nylon composite Bronze Series sole provides stiff-yet-walkable performance with a stiffness index of 6 of 14
A modern classic
Durable and traditional lace closure system with convenient elastic lace keeper allows for infinite adjustability and quick replacements if needed
Ready to roam
Tachyon rubber outsole is compatible with 2-bolt SPD-style cleats and gives you better grip on all terrains
GnarGuard rubberized coating on toe and heels protects against abrasions and debris for added durability
Rear locker loop allows shoes to easily hang from anywhere for quicker drying after a long day of riding
- inForm Race last offers a slightly roomier, high-performance fit
- Nylon composite Bronze Series sole provides stiff yet walkable performance
- Classic lace closure system with convenient elastic lace keeper keeps things nice and tidy
- Locker loop makes for easy hanging and quick drying
- Tachyon rubber outsole allows for great grip in all terrains
- Stiffness index of 6 of 14
- Durable GnarGuard rubberized coating protects against abrasions and debris
- Compatible with 2-bolt SPD-style cleats
- Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee
Gravel Cyclist has a pair inbound for review… watch this space
Weight for size 42, 418 grams, Price $US 139.99
5 comments on “Bontrager GR2 Gravel Shoe: For the groad less traveled”
I cannot help but think too much emphasis is based on walking with this kind of sole.
Also getting the right pedal system is hit and miss sometimes where support is mostly miss. Compared to a road shoe for instance.
And laces? Good they can be ultimately laced to suit all manners of funny shaped feet. Like mine.
The bad. Adjustment means sitting on the side of the road whilst your mates leave you behind, not to mention cleaning.
If, and a big if, they are ultimately comfortable for a long day or longer, then who cares about the above.
After using boas, there is no way I could go to a shoe with laces. I’m not sure why laces are becoming a new trend with bike shoes.
I think it’s because gravel cycling has a lot of crossover with bikepacking and touring, and while I’ve never used boas, I’m sure replacing a broken boa in the middle of nowhere is much more difficult than finding shoelaces (or a workable alternative). Speaking for myself, boas also scream cycling kit, whereas laces give me the freedom where some shorts and a t-shirt with these shoes.
From what I’ve heard though, the boas are the superior closure system and I’m sure laces are little “retro-grouch” in that sense.
I think these shoes look dope and I look forward to getting a pair.
They do indeed look dope, my review pair arrived yesterday.
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