Who should buy the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon

This model’s casual style will resonate with leisure riders who seek the comfort and design of hiking sneakers. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is build and design for casual or leisurely cycling.
  • Need a shoe that can be used for indoor cycling or spinning, urban commute, and moderate outdoor rides.

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Provide cushioning and comfort

The Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon bike shoes feature a nylon composite shank encased in EVA midsoles. The shank yields stiffness for accurate conversion of energy to the bike, while the midsoles provide cushioning and comfort.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon Provide cushioning and comfort

Excellent traction

The nylon composite shank is connected directly to the cleat area to provide an immediate response to every pedal stroke.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon Excellent traction

Underneath, the outsole is made from carbon rubber with lugs for optimal traction and durability.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon's cleat system

Upon purchase of the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon cycling shoe, the cleat area features a cover that could function as a flat bike shoe as well. However, this footwear is constructed as a 2-bolt SPD bike shoe.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon cleat system

It is compatible with the following pedals DMR V-Twin, Shimano Deore XT PD-M8020, and Look X Track Rage. The cleat area is recessed so your cleats won’t get stuck on rocks or muddy surfaces while hike-a-biking.

Lightweight and breathable

The X-Alp Canyon’s upper is made from lightweight and breathable mesh and synthetic upper materials. Its bonded seamless construction prevents rubbing and chafing and delivers all-day comfort. The collar and tongue are padded for enhanced inner comfort.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon Lightweight and breathable

Protective rubber caps

The toe and heel areas feature rubber caps to protect the foot from impact and abrasions. It also enhances the pair’s overall durability.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon  Protective rubber caps

Time-tested closure

This shoe utilizes the traditional lace-up closure, which provides a proven lockdown fit. It also comes with an elastic lace loop to help keep the laces in place and prevent it from getting caught in the bike.

Pearl Izumi X-Alp Canyon  Time-tested closure

Its low profile allows natural ankle movement on and off the bike. It also provides a faster putting on and taking off compared to higher profiled shoes.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 390g / Women 347g
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Lace
Features: Lace Tucks, SPD, Recessed cleats
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Nylon composite sole

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.