Verdict from 2 experts and 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers find the Giro Manta R to be good-looking.
  • This MTB shoe also performs great in spin classes, according to plenty of its owners.
  • Several wearers applaud the Manta R's comfort.
  • It is durable and has an excellent quality, say a handful of testers.
  • Some users appreciate the shoe's relatively light weight.
  • A number of cyclists like the ratchet closure's easy adjustability.
  • It yields adequate power of transfer, according to a few experts.
  • A couple of hike-a-bikers appreciate the pair's grippy sole as it keeps them upright in slippery sections of the trail.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer thinks that this Giro bike shoe is quite expensive.
  • One expert claims that the ratchet buckle exerts unwanted pressure on her foot.

Bottom line

The Giro Manta R is an MTB trail shoe exclusively designed for the ladies. It is an easy pick for commuters, spinning enthusiasts, and light MTB riders, thanks to its adequately stiff and grippy soles.

That said, some might find it a bit pricey or ill-fitting. However, if it fits you flawlessly, its collection of good traits could be worth the purchase.

Tip: see the best mountain cycling shoes.

Good to know

Who is it for? The Giro Manta R is a women's trail footwear. Its shape has been designed to comfortably hug the ladies' naturally narrower foot shape.

What is it for? These rugged off-road Giro shoes are as at home in the trails as they are on the commute to work and on the spin bike in your local cycling gym class.

Adequately stiff. The Manta R employs nylon composite outsoles that yield efficient rigidity for power transfer.

Grip. The nylon soles feature aggressive rubber lugs for essential traction in mountain bike shoes.

Additional toe spikes. Two slots are also provided to put toe spikes. These spikes help enhance the shoe's overall grip for extra slippery trails.

The Manta R features a two-bolt cleat system. It is suitable for the following MTB clipless pedals: iSSi Trail II, HT T1 Enduro Race and Shimano XTR M9100 Race.

Comfort. This pair's supple microfiber uppers promote comfort, durability and a snug fit. This material is also water-resistant, which works well in drizzly weather.

Lockdown. The secure fit is governed by two Velcro straps and a micro-ratcheting buckle. The double straps are responsible for the forefoot and midfoot areas, while the ratchet cinches done the top-most part of the foot.

Both retention types offer easy and on-the-go adjustments.

Protection and durability. Reinforced toe boxes protect the foot from impacts and enhance the shoe's overall durability.

The Giro Manta R employs a supportive footbed with Aegis anti-bacterial treatment to keep the foot comfortable and feeling fresh in every session.

  • The 'R' in the shoe's official name means Rubber.
  • The men's version of the Manta R is called the Giro Privateer R.


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