Spanish bike maker BH adding to its broad range of clothing, glasses, and helmets has now debuted a new line-up of performance cycling shoes. They hit the pedals with three affordable shoes each for mountain bike and road riding, covering a wide range of riders. The Lite line-up provides a low-priced shoe for beginners, while the Super Lites step up to higher quality straps and a carbon-reinforced sole. Then the top EVO line offers premium retention and stiffer soles. Step past the break for a closer look…
The EVO mountain shoes are an ideal low-cost option for racing. They use a low-key black-on-black design with a perforated synthetic leather upper, and 2-dial adjustment. Their sole is carbon reinforced polyurethane for a blend of stiff power transfer and off the bike hike-a-bikability. They also have a premium plastic reinforced heel to keep prevent heel lift. The 130€ EVO MTB shoes also include an aggressive lugged sole with thread-on toe spikes.
The 100€ S.Lite shoes use the same reinforced TPU sole with aggressive lugs. The drop down in price comes from the use of two velcro straps and a ratcheting buckle, which still give good adjustment control, but the extra heel retention also gets dropped. The upper is still a synthetic leather, but adds more mesh for ventilation.
For just 70€ the Lite mountain shoes drop to a reinforced nylon sole, three standard velcro straps, but actually add back the heel retention cup for a surprising value.
A bit more expensive than the mountain shoe, the EVO road retails for 170€, but adds a full carbon sole. The EVO aesthetics carry over for the road, maybe a little more subdued. It uses a less ventilated perforated synthetic upper and the same 2-dial adjustment.
The S.Lite road shoes mimic the mountain side. The 100€ S.Lite shoes use a road version of the same reinforced TPU sole. The price drop again comes with the use of two velcro straps and a ratcheting buckle, and the heel retention gets dropped again.
The Lite road shoes are also just 70€ and keep the reinforced TPU road sole, and again add back the heel retention cup for another great value.