Pro-level fit with more affordable materials. The new Giro Privateer R MTB shoe is the best value in Giro's high performance line.
The Privateer R improves upon the original generation with a more durable co-molded rubber / nylon outsole, giving more grip on rocks and roots while better withstanding impacts and scrapes. The toe box has also been reinforced for prolonged wear, and toe spike compatibility still offers improved traction in messy conditions.
The Privateer R's upper is designed from a microfiber that's breathable and foot conforming. The replaceable ratcheting buckle and two strap closure system is secure yet comfortable. An offset "D-ring" at the center strap provides extra fit adjustment, while eliminating pressure points.
Giro's Molded EVA footbed offers medium arch support, and features Aegis, an anti-microbial fiber which helps eliminate odor causing bacteria.
The Privateer R weighs 375 grams in size 42.5 . Compatible with standard two-bolt MTB cleats.
Note: These shoes are covered by Giro's 60 Days to Decide Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with the fit or feel of this product, please return it cleaned and in good condition within 60 days of purchase for an exchange or full refund. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us.
Other styles of this product are available.
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent fit and performance.
I bought these shoes on sale as an alternative to top-of-the-line mtb shoes I usually use for mtb'ing. I was tired of tearing up my CX shoes doing more all-mountain riding, so I decided to give these a shot. The fit is more forgiving (wider) than the Giro Empire shoes. I upgraded the insole and really love these shoes. Honestly, when pedaling I don't notice the softer sole (it's nylon, not carbon), and when I have to get off the bike it's great not to clunk around as much. They seem reasonably ventilated, in fact they feel cooler and lighter than my Empires (although supposedly they're a bit heavier). Giro's run small-size up a half size.
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