Who should buy the Northwave Razer

The Northwave Razer is a bike shoe recommended by cyclists because it offers breathability and comfort. It is also has a Clipless closure system and renders efficient power transfer.

Who should not buy the Northwave Razer

Cyclists are disappointed because the toe studs weren't included in the purchase and a cyclist also mentioned that his pinky toe kept rubbing on the shoe. If you are looking for a cycling shoe that offers all-day comfort and performance, you should check out the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Elevate.

Notable Features

  • XC 10 Sole with a stiffness index of 10.0.
  • TPU inserts in strategic points ensure high traction and outstanding wear resistance.
  • Unibody construction matches strategically placed large mesh inserts with ultrathin reinforced materials to deliver unrivaled breathability and targeted stability.
  • Asymmetric lacing removes pressure from the top of the foot for the optimum snug fit.
  • Welded TPU reinforcements on the toe and heel for added protection.
  • SLW2 dial plus extra strap: the only one with a step-by-step and full release in a single button.
  • Sleek mountain bike shoes offer excellent ventilation.
  • Performance Regular footbed provides greater support.

Offers traction off-bike and replaceable heel pads

Cyclists stated that its outsole provides traction off-bike because of its rubber pads placed throughout the outsole. They also mentioned that it has an additional slot for toe studs and renders extra grip when the trails are extra slippery and muddy however, it is sold separately.

Cyclists also loved the fact that the heel pads are replaceable. It lengthens the pair's life and its traction will be reset as well. They mentioned that it gives confidence in slippery surfaces.

The Northwave Razer's cleat system

This cycling shoe has a two-bolt cleat system. Cyclists mentioned that it is suitable for pedals like Shimano XT PD-M8020, Nukeproof Horizon CS, and Crank Brothers Mallet E.

Comfortable cushioning

Cyclists loved the cushioning of this shoe because it is so comfortable.

Prevents pressure points and rubbing

Cyclists loved the synthetic upper of this cycling shoe. They stated that it prevents pressure points and rubbing.

Durable and breathable

Many cyclists were amazed by the protection it provides especially against abrasions. They also mentioned that it has excellent airflow.

Snug fit

Many of the cyclists stated that they felt secure with its fit and with its closure system. They said that it removes pressure from the top of the foot and distributes it along the entire surface, eliminating pressure hotspots.  Then at the end of a ride, they mentioned that its single-button release makes it easy to kick off your shoes. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 365g
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Nylon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Northwave

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