DC Skate shoes for new biker
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redrabbit



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: DC Skate shoes for new biker Reply with quote

I'm new to mountain biking. I've had my Trek 6500 bike about 5 years and now trying to really get more into it.

I've got a new camelbak hawg bag, and good helmet, but no shoes.

I was thinking of these:

http://m.sportsdirect.com/mt/www.sportsdirect.com/dc-prime-mens-skate- shoes-242047?colcode=24204740&un_jtt_v_un_PDP=yes&un_jtt_v_un_info=&un _jtt_v_un_pers=&un_jtt_redirect

Only £28.50 and I've read that skate shoes like this are good for biking? My pedals are the metal DMR ones with the spikes on. So should grip well.

Any thoughts? I'm only cycling trails for 2-3 hours ATM so nothing majorly intense.
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petriodet



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they are. Skate shoes are the next best from actual mountain bike shoes.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love DC's. Über comfy. The thing to watch for if using them for MTB is that the sole has a design where the pins have somewhere to locate. Some of the smoother soles aren't great as I found out myself. The rubber is easily damaged by the pins so they won't last more than a year usually. If you can afford a pair of 5/10 shoes I would consider the pay more but buy once approach.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, look OK to me. I've been using Etnies for the last 18m. Only for biking, nothing more. Grip like day 1 and look hardly used, but the sole is very much like the 5/10's, not the fin style on these DC's.
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using them at present with my V12's. Better than any of my other trainers and loads better than my walking boots. Never tried the proper Teva / 5/10 trainers though so I couldn't comment.



Bloody good price you've found too
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OhAndFour



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skate shoes like those are great for MTB... The soles will be wrecked much sooner than on 5/10s but the price difference is probably worth it.

I used to wear vans and they were fine.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Provided you have some half decent pedals with some nice grippy pins you'll be fine, a mate rode in some old ES skate shows, he's now wearing my old 5/10's as I've gone clipless, but the skates did him well for a good 2 months.
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use DC with dmr V8, used hiking shoes @ first, so ATM it feels like I'm clipped in sometimes lol. They do EAT your souls on them though
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My grey/blues turned up yesterday Smile Decent budget trainer.
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AvalancheJon.



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Below are pics of my DC's and 5/10's used over a similar length of time (6-8 months). Used on and off the bike.

The DC's are great at first but the rubber is too soft and the tread gets torn out by the pedal pins. If you ride regularly try and spend more up front to save long term. Also the pair of DC's I bought to replace these we're never anywhere near as good for some reason.



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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen this may be too late - J E james are doing a great deal on Teva Links shoes right now - half price. mine arrived yesterday and are really comfy (wore em down the pub!) I will be going out on the bike shortly now my dreadnought pedals have arrived too so will test em out.

Be quick though as Teva have now pulled out of the mtb shoe market, so when these are gone, they are gone!. I also have the cheap sports direct skate shoes but as has been said, they won't last anywhere near as long as the Teva's.

here is the link...http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/teva-links-shoe-black-id68373.ht ml
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest difference I noticed between skate shoes and MTB shoes (Teva Links mid) is the stiffness of the sole. It makes it far easier to get the power down!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avalanchejon, Are you sure you haven't been to a few festivals in those?? ROLF..
I may have to get me a pair of Teva, smart...
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