Who should buy the Giro Privateer Lace

The Giro Privateer Lace is the lace-up version of the brand’s popular Privateer shoe. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that offers its wearers a fuss-free and lightweight performance on the trail.
  • Need a shoe that feature reinforced toecaps for protection and comfort. 
  • Need a shoe that has a co-molded nylon sole with rubber lugs offers satisfactory rigidity and traction.

Giro Privateer Lace Logo

Co-molded nylon sole

The Giro Privateer Lace employs a co-molded nylon sole, which provides adequate stiffness for power transfer. It also features a little bit of yield for hike-a-bike comfort.

Giro Privateer Lace Co-molded nylon sole

Equipped with aggressive rubber lugs and steel spike accommodation, this shoe will keep the wearer upright no matter how muddy and slippery the trail is. Please note that steel toe spikes are sold separately.

2-bolt cleat design

The Giro Privateer Lace is compatible with MTB pedals that feature the 2-bolt cleat design (or SPD). Some of the pedals you can pair with this model are any of Shimano’s SPD pedals, Time’s ATAC pedals, and any of Look’s MTB pedals.

Giro Privateer Lace 2-bolt cleat design

Indoor cycling practitioners can also use this pair in fitness studios that use 2-bolt pedals for their stationary fitness bikes.

Easy-to-clean and time-tested retention system

Crafted from microfiber material, tidying up after every session is bound to be effortless.

Giro Privateer Lace Easy-to-clean and time-tested retention system

The traditional lace-up system offers a lightweight and hotspot-free fit. It might not be as easily adjustable as its more modern counterparts, but it provides durability in the trails as no hardware's prone to breakage. A lace keeper is also provided to help keep laces from getting caught in the pedal arm or crankset.

Abrasion-resistant and protective

Giro applied rock print toe and heel overlays along with extra reinforcements in the toe cap area to enhance durability and protection against impacts and scuffs.

Giro Privateer Lace Abrasion-resistant and protective

Comfortable insole

The Giro Privateer Lace employs insoles made from molded EVA for added comfort. They are also designed to provide medium arch support.

Giro Privateer Lace Comfortable insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.5oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Lace
Features: Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Carbon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Giro

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