I recently purchased these for my gravelcross bike. So far I've been pleased, however buyers should know these run big.
I have a pair of Giro ACC Empires in 44s for my road bike. So I assumed the Giro Privateer Lace would be similar in sizing. Wrong! I ordered a pair of 44s, which were significantly bigger than my Giro ACC's. BTD sent out a pair of 43's, which fit perfectly.
One other thing with these shoes the laces are so short I have a hard time getting them in the lace loop.
Overall this is a very comfortable shoe, IF you can figure out the correct size.
Needed versatile shoes with 2 hole cleats for general use on both MTB and occasionally my road bike. Analyzed various options to the point of exhaustion before giving these a try. I like them a lot. Nice fit, good value. Laces are cool, but you have to be very careful to get them tied and keep them tied or bad things will happen. Not sure I would want to use them extensively in the deep woods. As to fit, I wear a 44.5 or 45 in Fizik road shoes, and the 45 fit me just right in this shoe. Overall I'm happy with the purchase.