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 features reinforced toecaps that provide protection and comfort.
- Need a shoe that has a co-molded nylon sole with rubber lugs that offers satisfactory rigidity and traction.
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.
Equipped with aggressive rubber lugs and steel spike accommodation, this shoe keeps 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.
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 effortless.
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
A rock print toe and heel overlays along with extra reinforcements are in the toe cap area, enhancing durability and protection against impacts and scuffs.
The Giro Privateer Lace employs insoles made from molded EVA that enhance comfort. They provide medium arch support.