Review – Giro Sector MTB Gravel Cycling Shoes

Review Giro Sector MTB Gravel Cycling Shoes
Giro cycling shoes have been my choice for most of my long distance bikepacking tours; from my 2016 #CoastsandCols tour, to my 2018 #CelticCrossTrail adventure. I began with the Giro Privateer MTB shoes and later upgraded to the Giro Code Techlace; this latter pair of shoes has been in daily service on my gravel and mountain bikes since the Celtic CrossTrail adventure…

With time (and many miles), the Giro Code Techlace shoes began to show their age, so last month I introduced the new Giro Sector MTB/Gravel shoes to my kit store. This is my review…

Giro off-road cycling shoes have always been incredibly comfortable for me; with a secure and stable footbed, highly adjustable lacing systems, and wide roomy toe-box. Add in their exceptional durability, impressive power-transfer soles, and robust and grippy tread patterns, and they are a fantastic choice for all terrain long distance cycling as well as fast-paced racing.

The Giro Sector shoes are towards the upper end of the MTB shoe range from Giro. Retailing for £229.99, they are certainly not a cheap option, but they deliver an impressive number of high-end features in a state-of-the-art design.

Starting from the ground up, the Sector™ uses a grippy aggressive rubber tread pattern bonded onto a carbon composite 2-bolt outsole; this sole supplies the power transfer, support and lightweight chassis for the shoes.

Bonded to the footbed is the breathable Synchwire™ upper, with a thermo-bonded exo-structure. Laced together with two BOA® L6 dials, featuring a micro-adjustment down to 1mm and a macro-release at the pull of the dial – this upper creates a supportive, super-adjustable enclosure for your foot.

The foot itself sits on a 3D moulded footbed, with Aegis® anti-microbial treatment; providing secure and comfortable support for all areas of your foot. The footbed shouldn't develop bad smells with age, either.

As with all other Giro cycling shoes I have used to date, the Sector™ has proven to be exceptionally comfortable, well fitted, and impressive in performance. Out on the trails they feel light and stiff as you pedal, but equally robust and aggressive when you do need to dismount and run off the bike. 

This really is a great cycling shoe, whether you are racing or exploring for days on end on a bikepacking adventure.

Size tested: EU45 (UK10.5)
Fit: True to size (similar to shoes from Sidi, Lake, Fizik)

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Review Giro Sector MTB Gravel Cycling Shoes

Review Giro Sector MTB Gravel Cycling Shoes

Disclaimer: Giro UK supplied a pair of Giro Sector shoes for test and review


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