Bontrager's slightly roomier Specter road shoes are aimed at the luxury-seeking enthusiasts, who appreciate the versatility of 2-bolt SPD-style and 3-bolt cleat compatibility and the easy, on-the-fly adjustability of Boa closure dials. The Specter shoes bring high performance features to riders with a day job.
• inForm Race last - Slightly roomier high-performance fit
• Bronze Series Composite sole - Nylon composite sole
• PowerTruss - Sole design improves stiffness without adding significant weight
• Boa IP1 dial for precise two-way adjustment
• Stiffness index 8
• Synthetic uppers with flow-thru mesh panels
• Compatible with both 2-bolt SPD-style and 3-bolt cleats
I am coming from a pair of Shimano SPD shoes that I have had since 2004! I was going to get another pair but I really liked the BOA system and I couldn't find a Shimano with a BOA that was in my price range. I saw these at my local bike shop here in Duluth GA and tried them on. They felt comfortable from the git-go and the BOA system is great. I was even able to snug them up a little as I was riding. They are more difficult to walk in but that is probably because I am not used to wearing a true "road" shoe. Anyone that is won't notice a difference. The only thing that I don't like about the shoe is how slick the arch area of the shoe is. When you miss clipping in, your foot really slips off the pedal. That can be remedied though. The shoes are very light...at least to me and the price, well under 200.00, was not unreasonable at all. Overall, I really like them so far.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend