Who should buy the Northwave Jet 2
The Northwave Jet 2 are sturdy and reliable shoes for beginner cyclists as well as advanced road racers. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a cycling shoe that offers a Versatile cleat and Minimal design.
- Prefer a cycling shoe that offers an easy-to-use double Velcro retention system.
- Prefer a cycling shoe that has a replaceable heel pad.
What is it for?
This cycling shoe's construction and features are also suitable for the following bike pursuits:
- Leisure road rides
- Indoor cycling
Stiff NRG Air sole technology
The Northwave Jet 2 employs the brand's NRG Air sole technology. It is rated 6 out of 15 in Northwave's stiffness index chart. It is ideal for those who require a lightweight technical solution with calibrated stiffness that matches your need for comfort.
The sole is designed with five ventilation pockets to promote good airflow.
Replaceable heel pads
Equipped with replaceable heel pads, the shoe's traction can be replaced and renewed once the pad starts to wear off. This feature helps lengthen the shoe's overall lifespan
Northwave Jet 2's cleat system
The Northwave Jet 2 utilizes a universal cleat design, wherein cyclists can use either SPD two-bolt or Look Delta three-bolt pedals. If you choose to use the SPD option, some of the pedals you can use are DMR V-Twin Clipless, Crank Brothers Mallet E, and Shimano M647.
If you prefer the Look Delta cleat system, these pedals are suitable: Time Xpro 12, Garmin Vector 3S Power Meter, and Issi Flip III.
Note that the cleat plate for the SPD option is not included in the purchase.
The Northwave Jet 2 features the brand's Air Sports insole. This footbed is designed to provide enhanced comfort and cushioning while promoting excellent airflow via perforations.
The upper is crafted from synthetic materials with minimal stitching for a comfortably snug fit sans the hot spots and pressure points.
Easily adjustable fit and secure lockdown
A double Velcro design governs the retention system. This offers an easily adjustable fit even while on the saddle. A double Velcro design governs the retention system. This offers an easily adjustable fit even while on the saddle.
Nice to know
- Apart from the Jet 2 model, the Jet range by Northwave also includes two other designs: the Jet Evo and Jet Pro. The Northwave Jet Pro employs the most maximal design with stitches throughout the shoe, while the Jet Evo updates the Pro with a more modern look and lesser stitching.