Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes

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Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes
Northwave loves to brag about their premium mountain bike shoe, the Striker Carbon 5...and for good reason. A pliable polyurethane synthetic leather upper has mesh inserts to keep you cool and dry even in the most grueling conditions. A speedlight 3D carbon sole is stiff and efficient, yet designed to work with the rubber lugged outer sole for scaling trails when you need to, or even portaging your cyclocross bike while running. Plus, Northwave's innovative S.B.S. ratchet closure works with two straps and the Omega Heel to hug your foot into a position of comfort, efficiency, and total endurance.
  • Speedlight 3D Carbon Sole is super light, efficient, and pliable at all the right spots for walking
  • S.B.S. micrometric system guarantees you precision closure
  • Airflow System has large vents that let your feet breathe
  • Omega Heel gives extra ventilation, grip and heel protection even with full-power downstrokes
  • Performance Pro Footbed - EVA and microfiber offer lightness, sole support and the perfect degree of stiffness to transmit all your power to the pedals.
  • Lugged outsole with center channel sheds mud
  • Low profile design is lightweight and comfortable
Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes
  • WEIGHT 760g (pair size 42, claimed)
  • MATERIAL (SOLE/UPPER) Carbon/Polyurethane/Mesh
  • CLEAT COMPATIBILITY 2-bolt
  • CLOSURE/STRAPS SBS w/2 Straps
  • TOE SPIKES Rubber Lugs
  • Rating 4.5

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Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (4)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    4.0

    Excellent buy

    By Two wheel drift

    from KC, MO

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

        I have around 800 miles on these shoes so I wanted to share my review. It was not love at first fit, but now I am fond of them. Some of the reviews pointed towards small sizing so I gambled and ordered the next size up. I wear a size 9 and the chart for Northwave corresponds that with a 41.5 which seemed small as I usually wear a Euro 43. Thus, I ordered a 42 which has ended up being a perfect fit.

        However, I want to add that these shoes have a strange fit in my opinion. At first they still felt too small and I almost sent them back, but I installed my Specialized footbed in them and latched them on. Once my foot was latched in place, then all of a sudden I thought they might be too big.....strange I know. I have a slender foot and now when I have them strapped on they feel almost perfectly fit to my feet. IMO, compared to other shoes I've had such as SIDI and Shimano, your heal has to latched in solidly to the shoe which now I really like. At first, I thought I was latched in, but there would still be some room behind the heal, but zero room at the toe if that makes some sense.

        Anyway, I wore them mountain bike racing last summer with much success, plus they breathe really well. Also, I raced in them all of cyclocross season and they worked great. Now I hate my spare Shimano shoes. I hope this helps anyone thinking about purchasing these.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Light and Strong

        By Work Hard - Go Fast

        from Howell, MI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Yet Sturdy
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

          Clasp hard to use to release buckle. At size 12 needed next size up.

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

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome MTB shoe

          By Superfreak

          from Canberra, Australia

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Stiffness
          • Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

            Really happy with these shoes. Solid build quality and construction with no problems to report in first 200 miles. I wear US 11.5 and bought a 45.5; perfect fit! Nice wide toe box. Closure system is sweet. No heal slip whatsoever. Very stiff. I especially love these shoes when I'm standing up and cranking uphill.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Shoes!!

            By ksfishkiller

            from Chanute, Ks

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Little Snug On Wider Feet

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

            These seen to be a great built shoe. The first pair I ordered were a little small but I sent them back with no hassles and had my new larger pair in less than a week. Customer service is Awesome!! Thats worth ALOT now days!! All in all I am very happy with the shoes. I have rode about 300 miles in them and they are showing NO signs of wear. Tba ks for a great product and great service!!

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

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            5.0

            Good shoe

            By Jake

            from State Farm

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

            Nice shoes, light

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

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice and Comfortable

            By Jake

            from State Farm

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Northwave Striker Carbon 5 Mountain Bike Shoes:

              Good fit, nice materials. Stiff sole, but not too stiff to make hike a bike sections unbearable

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented

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