Shimano XC9 S-Phyre MTB ShoesFrom the lung-busting start of a cyclocross race to the technical trails of a Cross-country mountain bike race, the Shimano XC9 S-Phyre MTB Shoes deliver the snug fit and impressive pedalling efficiency to get you ahead of the pack.Shimano have taken the foot-hugging fit and direct power-transfer of a top-level road shoe and paired with the rugged performance of a proprietary Michelin MTB outsole to make the XC9 S-Phyre MTB Shoes. Together these ensure both comfort and efficient pedalling when you’re off-road. The carbon fibre composite sole unit, rated 11 out of 12 on Shimano’s stiffness scale, gets you up to speed with incredible efficiency while the Michelin outsole provides tenacious grip on the pedals and on muddy terrain. Race Fit Upper x Dual Boa® IP1 dialsMaking use of a one-piece upper, the XC9 S-Phyre MTB shoes deliver the firm hold and foot stability and glove-like fit you need for rapid off-road progress. The firm hold and support also ensures the most efficient and powerful pedal stroke possible with reduced foot fatigue over long distances. The two Boa IP1 dials facilitate a precise fit, making the fit of the upper and lower foot easy to adjust independently of each other, even on the go. A low stack-height and external curved heel cup also stabilise the foot and minimise rolling and twisting giving you the ideal platform for smooth pedalling.One-piece Seamless UpperShimano uses a stretch-resistant and highly breathable, one-piece Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather for the upper. This perfectly wraps the foot for incredible comfort and reduces sweat retention while MicroVent perforations enhance airflow over the whole foot – ideal for a hot day of racing or training. If you are caught in a rain shower, then drainage holes minimise soggy feet after a downpour. Cleat GuidanceThese MTB shoes are compatible with MTB pedal systems, which use cleats with SPD standard (2-bolt standard), e.g.: Shimano SPD, Time ATAC, CrankBrothers, CrankBrothers Race, Look MTB, Xtreme MTB, Wellgo MTB, Ritchey MTB. Features:One-piece surround upper, narrow bottom, rounded heel and slim toe box provide a glove-like fitExternal curved heel cup construction suppresses foot twist and roll, stabilises the heel and holds your foot firmly in placeProprietary Michelin outsole minimises weight and offers increased traction whilst it’s optimised design improves adherence on the pedalsDual independent BOA IP1 dials allow precise micro-adjustmentLow stack-height helps stabilise the foot during the downward pedal strokeReinforced spike mount for extreme conditions and strong enough to accept optional 18mm spikesSole stiffness 11/12Weight: 660g a pair (Size 42)2-bolt cleat compatible (cleats not supplied)Buy Shimano Footwear from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.