Who should buy the Shimano XC701

The Shimano XC701 is a cycling shoe recommended to both mountain and road cyclists who are after the following attributes: 

  • Sleek design
  • Competitive racing features such as excellent power transfer, traction, and protection
  • Footwear with double BOA closures

Shimano XC701 logo

Excellent grip and durability

The Shimano XC701 employs carbon fiber reinforced soles. This material is lightweight and very rigid. It is rated 9 out of 12 in the brand's stiffness index chart. These cycling shoes offer excellent grip and durability with an exclusive Michelin tread pattern and dual-density rubber compounds.

Shimano XC701 Outsole

Additional slots for toe spikes

These optional features offer the choice for wearers to further enhance this shoe's traction for extreme conditions. These spike slots can accommodate 18 mm spikes. Note that the spikes are sold separately.

Shimano XC701 Outsole 1.0

Shimano XC701' cleat system

The Shimano XC701 features the traditional two-bolt MTB cleat system. Some of the pedals that suit this shoe are: Shimano Saint SPD M820, Time Speciale 8, and Look Cycle X-Track En-rage Plus.
Markings are provided in the cleat area to serve as a guide in precise cleat positioning.

Shimano XC701 Cleat system

Snug and comfortable fit

Crafted with supple, perforated synthetic leather uppers, this pair provides a snug, comfortable fit. Equipped with double BOA dials, the fit in separate sections of the foot can be customized. The forefoot and midfoot are governed by a BOA L6 dial and power zone wire guides for easy to use and accurate fit. Another BOA L6 dial and a strap are responsible for the fit in the top foot area.

Shimano XC701 Upper

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.9oz
Use: Mountain, Cyclocross
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: SPD, Recessed cleats
Collection: Shimano Dynalast
Material: Synthetic upper, Carbon composite sole

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