Despite a few setbacks, budget-conscious riders find Giro Privateer R to have an extraordinary value considering its looks, performance, and features. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that employs a new nylon and rubber outsole for enhanced durability and grip.
- Need a shoe that has a reinforced toe box that boasts toe protection and added structure, while two straps and a ratchet buckle deliver excellent lockdown.
- Prefer a shoe that includes a stiff and efficient nylon outsole, aggressive lugs, toe spike accommodations, and a supportive EVA footbed.
Privateer R offers excellent traction and stability
The Privateer R incorporates a co-molded nylon outsole to deliver adequate energy transfer to your cadence. On top of the sole are rubber lugs for excellent traction and stability. These lugs also act as scuff guards to the sole.
Walkable sole and steel toe spike slots
This shoe’s relatively flexible sole construct allows the rider to walk comfortably whenever needed. The outsole also includes slots for the installment of steel toe spikes. This added feature allows the rider to add toe spikes for next-level grip in muddy and slippery trails.
2-bolt cleat mount
The Privateer R employs a 2-bolt design but also works well with all clipless pedal types. The shoe could fit three-bolt pedals by incorporating an adapter. However, the shoe is, by design, engineered to suit 2-bolt cleat pedals. Try the following pedals: Look X-Track, Shimano A600, Wellgo RC713, Speedplay Frogs, and plenty more. Apart from being suitable with most clipless pedals, the Privateer R outsole’s tread pattern also fits flat pedal designs perfectly.
Durable and breathable
The shoe's upper is welded and stitched. The microfiber material used is well-ventilated and enduring.
Secure fit of Giro Privateer R
Equipped with the N-1 ratchet buckle along with an N-2 strap, this model allows precise adjustment. The buckle could be tightened in 3 mm increments while a lever can be pressed for the quick release function. Its lifespan is improved thanks to the replaceable feature. Moreover, mid-foot and lower straps provide a pressure-relieving yet secure fit.
Excellent toe protection
A reinforced toe box combined with a rubber toe guard not only increases the shoe’s lifespan but also protects the foot from rock strikes and impacts.