Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals

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Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
Put the top down and enjoy riding for riding's sake with the Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals. The Ragster II is the perfect choice for casual riding as you get all the comfort of a well-built sandal coupled with the pedaling efficiency of a SPD-compatible sole. That means that off the bike strolls are oh-so pleasant as the recessed cleat is out of the way while the textured rubber sole delivers all the traction you need.
  • Foam-padded footbed for added comfort on and off the bike
  • 3 Velcro straps provide maximum adjustability
  • Textured rubber sole for traction off the bike
  • Fits roomy in the toe box
  • Compatible with 2-bolt MTB cleats
Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
  • WEIGHT 830g
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Rubber sole/Synthetic upper
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS 3 straps
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals
 
4.4

(based on 169 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (88)
  • Versatile (82)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Well ventilated (19)

Cons

  • Heavy (38)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (98)
  • Road biking (82)
  • Mountain biking (21)
  • Everyday riding (13)
  • Long-distance riding (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (109), Speed oriented (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (100), Casual/ recreational (47), Commuter (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (145), Yes (4)

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4.0

Good but not perfect

By Dave

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Bike Paths

    Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

    I'd give these 5 stars for functionality and comfort on the bike, but 3 stars for functionality and comfort off the bike, thus an overall 4. On the bike, they're great. I ride 2-3 laps on a 10 mile city bike path 3-4 times a week and I use them on short trips around town for shopping, etc. I especially appreciate them in hot weather. I don't wear socks with them and they keep my feet cool. The negatives I have are off the bike. When standing with my full weight on them, they are very uncomfortable. Feels like a million little pins sticking in my feet. Not a problem on the bike because you're not putting your full weight on your feet. I can wear them to the store if I'm going to just run in and grab a couple things, but I wouldn't plan on riding somewhere then walking around for a couple hours on these things.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Wide Feet

    By De Turkey

    from Western Nebraska

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

        This is my first pair of biking shoes. I wear a size 10 1/2 4E sneaker and was concerned these sandals would be too tight. No problem: they fit just fine (43).

        Removing the cutout was no problem: a box cutter with a new blade and a small flat bladed screwdriver did both in under two minutes.

        I can see where the texture on the sole might be irritating if one doesn't wear socks. I wear socks, so no problem.

        I've worn them on 23 mi rides with the temps in the mid to high 30's: no complaints.

        I am still getting used to the cleats, however so far I haven't had any problems.

        After 200+ miles and a dozen rides, I am pleased with the purchase.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good sandals, but narrow

        By Desert roadrunner

        from Mojave desert

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

        I bought these sandals about a year ago and I ride with them every day about forty miles or more. They are okay but for one thing. For some reason the right sandal fits too tight in front. That becomes only a problem when I ride for hours and when it is hot. Unfortunately the velcro adjustment does not allow you to widen the sandal in the front. I do not even know why there is a velcro adjustment. My foot hurts so bad after a few hours riding in that sandal that I have to stop and take the sandal off for some time.
        I installed the cleats and wanted to buy a second pair to use on my hybrid without cleats, but as summer approaches I think I have to look for some sandal which is wider. Unfortunately I have a wide foot and live in a very hot climate and if I would go one size up they would be too big. This is a pity because otherwise I found nothing wrong with them.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect for spin class

        By Steve

        from Gadsden AL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to walk in
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A little heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Spin class

        Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

        Absolutely perfect for spin class! My wife and I both have these sandals and have had them for at least eight years. The design has not changed – why change a good thing?

        We have used these on our road bicycles in the past but primarily use them for spin classes now. Almost all spin bikes in the gym will have dual sided pedals with a standard strap cage on one side and classic SPD on the other. The huge advantage these have for the gym is that you can walk with them without the SPD clip hitting the floor – the cut out allows the interface to be recessed. Incidentally, the thickness that this requires in the sole is the reason for this sandal being heavier than most bike shoes. Not at all important in a spin class and wonderful for being able to walk to the spin room and then to walk around the gym without the "clop clop clop".

        I loaned my wife's pair to a spin friend who was used to spinning in sneakers and she absolutely loved the feeling. So much more stable and connected.

        If you are a regular spin participant, as am I, there is no better choice for comfort and flexibility in the gym. The biggest downside is that the sandals used to be somewhere in the 40s and the price has gone up. Remember that you will need to separately order your classic SPD clips.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Uncomfortable Sandals

        By Shuman1048

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

          • Pressure Points On Sole

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

            If you look closely at the picture, you can see raised oval areas on the sole. These raised areas create pressure points on the bottom of my foot. To make matters worse, Nashbar charged me $8 to return them.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Built for Comfort not for Speed

            By ks

            from Marin County, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Avoids Toe Fungus Issues
            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Bike Touring
            • Commuting/City
            • Short Walks

            Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

            Very durable, but heavy compared to most sandals, due to stiff & dense sole material. But this also makes for an effective, if not efficient, riding shoe.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Sandal - Pay attention to reviews!

            By Picaroon

            from Minnesota

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Need Sandpaper

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

            I read the reviews about being very difficult to cut out the cleat section of the sole. I found it easy if I went around twice with a razor knife then pried the cut-away section out with a sharp screw driver. It is glued to the metal base so just cutting won't make the section just fall away. You have to pry it away because of the glue. Once I figured that out, the second shoe was very easy to cut and remove the cleat section from the sole.

            The insole however.. those plastic tips on each oval are a pain. Thank whoever suggested sandpaper. I took 150 grit sandpaper to the entire insole and made it so I could wear them without pain. (I've always had soft skin on the bottom of my feet) These nibs or tips that are left over from the molding process have got to go.

            But once I sanded the tips away from the insole, I couldn't be happier with the fit, comfort and utility of the sandal.

            The instructions should be more clear about the cut-away process (the glue) and sanding the insole.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Finaly found Pedals that work!!!

            By Pony Boy

            from Alameda

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily adjustable
            • Easy on and off
            • Feet And Kness In Line
            • Fits My 5e Foot
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Excecise My Terra Tryke
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

              Fits my 5E wide foot. Easy to get on and off Pedal. Works!!!

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              They are very heavy.

              By Ralph

              from Muncie, IN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City

                Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

                I only use them for short rides to the store and such. I had hoped to use them on summer tours, but they are a bit big and I did the cutout and installed the cleats, so I can't return them.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Sandals

                By Fritz

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

                  To install SPD cleats, you need both a razor and more importantly needle nose pliers. You need to cut initial lines around the cleat cover, but the real action happens through ripping out the cleat cover.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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