Who should buy the Bont Riot MTB+

If you are a starter as a mountain bike rider and who’s on the hunt that features:

  • Heat-moldable fit
  • Easily adjustable retention system
  • Fully replaceable grip pads
  • Satisfactory comfort and performance

Bont Riot MTB+ Logo

Employs carbon composite soles

The Bont Riot MTB+ employs Carbon Composite soles, which are rigid enough for adequate power transfer.

Bont Riot MTB+ outsole

Equipped with bumpers placed throughout the shoe’s critical areas along with TPU toe protectors, the foot is fully protected from bumps and impacts. 

Replaceable grip pads and additional slots for toe studs 

This feature allows the user to refresh their grip once the old set gets dull. Moreover, the tread design of these grip pads is engineered to minimize the retention of mud and dirt.

Bont Riot MTB+ Replaceable grip pads

Additional slots for toe studs are also featured in the Bont Riot MTB+ shoe. The addition of toe studs helps enhance traction even further for extra slippery surfaces.

Bont Riot MTB+'s cleat system

The Bont Riot MTB+ uses the traditional mountain bike two-bolt cleat system. Some of the pedals that are suitable for this shoe are the Shimano M520, Crank Brothers Candy 3, and Ritchey Comp XC. Markings are also provided in the cleat area to provide guidance for precise cleat positioning.

Bont Riot MTB+ Cleat system

BOA closure along with a Z-shaped Velcro strap

The latest update of Bont’s popular Riot MTB shoe now features a BOA closure along a Z-shaped Velcro strap. The strap governs the forefoot whole the BOA dial is responsible for the mid and top part of the foot.

Bont Riot MTB+  BOA closure along with a Z-shaped Velcro strap

Minor adjustments can be made even while on the saddle. The overall design has been engineered to evenly distribute pressure across the foot.

Durolite outer skin

This pair’s upper is crafted from a microfiber material the brand calls the Durolite outer skin. Between this outer layer and the inner lining, an anti-stretch material has been applied to prevent stretching over time.

Bont Riot MTB+ Durolite outer skin

This element provides stability while pedaling in dynamic motions. It helps keep the foot from slipping out of the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.6oz
Base model: Bont Riot
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Water-resistant, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic, Carbon composite sole

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