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 167 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (87)
  • Versatile (82)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Well ventilated (19)

Cons

  • Heavy (38)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (97)
  • 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

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (100), Casual/ recreational (45), Commuter (15)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (107), Speed oriented (31)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (143), Yes (4)

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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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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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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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          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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            5.0

            Great Sandal for the money

            By nogyro

            from West Tennessee

            About Me Commuter

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Recumbent Bike

            Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

            This is my first pair of sandals after using MTB shoes and spd's on my road bike and Bacchetta Corsa recumbent for the last 5 years. I started commuting to work this year 30 miles round trip. Thought I would give the sandals a try for comfort on my recumbent. I've been wearing them everyday for the past 6 weeks or so and couldn't be happier. My feet stay MUCH cooler, and it helped alleviate some of the hot foot issues I was having. I don't wear socks with them. Some reviewers have complained about the textured insole but it don't bother me one bit. They are so comfortable, I bought a second pair just to wear as normal sandals. I truly forget I have them on my feet. I can't imagine going back to shoes after wearing these sandals............

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

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            5.0

            For Winter Riding Too !!!

            By s7pete

            from Loveland, CO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Warm

            Cons

            • Spend Time Praising

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Ragster II Cycling Sandals:

              I've used these as my only cycling 'shoes' since 2008 including solo unsupported Calif-Colo, 3 Ride the Rockies, RAGBRAI. They are the only cycling 'shoes' you need except racing and flash stuff. On tour - wear them to town - they look like regular sandals to the uninitiated.

              Here's the big secret - with GoreTex oversocks,they are warmer and dryer than standard shoes in the Winter.

              I live in Colorado and cycling down to 20 degrees. Because you can loosen the straps and put on wool socks with GoreTex waterproof/breathable oversocks, you'll be warmer and dryer than your buddies in standard shoes that don't allow insulating space and booties that are a pain.

              I'm ordering another pair today - hence why I'm at Nashbar site.

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

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