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Bontrager RL Road Shoes
  • Color: Visibility Yellow
  • Color: Black
  • Color: White

Bontrager RL Road Shoes

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$189.99 - $199.99
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Bontrager RL Road Shoes

Bontrager's RL Road Shoes deliver the features to maximize your ride. They boast Bontrager's stiff, supportive Silver Series carbon soles for plenty of pedaling power and ergonomic inForm footbeds that cradle you in comfort. Meanwhile, Bontrager's breathable inForm uppers feel great and feature tongues that extend to the toes for an awesome fit. And, you'll love the secure ratcheting buckles, Velcro strap closures and custom heel cups, too.

Features and Information

 
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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Black / 40 00768682390948 435570 SHO30657156K
    Black / 41 00768682390962 435571 SHO30168186K
    Black / 41.5 00768682390986 435572 SHO31225154K
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    Black / 42.5 Wide 00768682391624 435604 SHO35242851K
    Black / 43 00768682391044 435575 SHO30563329K
    Black / 43 Wide 00768682391648 435605
    Black / 43.5 Wide 00768682391662 435606 SHO35634918K
    Black / 44 00768682391082 435577
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    Black / 44.5 Wide 00768682391709 435608 SHO35162404K
    Black / 42.5 00768682391020 435574 SHO31765854K
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    Black / 45.5 Wide 00768682391747 435610 SHO35684725K
    Black / 46 00768682391167 435581 SHO30867853K
    Black / 46 Wide 00768682391761 435611 SHO343557K
    Black / 47 00768682391181 435582 SHO30964955K
    Black / 47 Wide 00768682391785 435612 SHO34128568K
    Black / 48 00768682391204 435583 SHO30779414K
    Black / 48 Wide 00768682391808 435613 SHO34181416K
    Black / 43.5 00768682391068 435576 SHO31169266K
    Black / 44.5 00768682391105 435578 SHO31725529K
    Black / 45.5 00768682391143 435580 SHO31567270K
    Black / 40 Wide 00768682391549 435600 SHO34647074K
    Black / 41 Wide 00768682391563 435601 SHO34334295K
    Visibility Yellow / 40 00768682435380 436317 SHO41986502W
    Visibility Yellow / 41.5 00768682435427 436319 SHO42992974W
    Visibility Yellow / 42 00768682435441 436320 SHO41548848W
    Visibility Yellow / 43 00768682435489 436322
    Visibility Yellow / 44 00768682435526 436324 SHO41648452W
    Visibility Yellow / 42.5 00768682435465 436321 SHO42484945W
    Visibility Yellow / 45 00768682435564 436326
    Visibility Yellow / 46 00768682435601 436328 SHO41918451W
    Visibility Yellow / 47 00768682435625 436329 SHO41351967W
    Visibility Yellow / 48 00768682435649 436330 SHO41593169W
    Visibility Yellow / 43.5 00768682435502 436323 SHO42913680W
    Visibility Yellow / 44.5 00768682435540 436325 SHO42581938W
    Visibility Yellow / 45.5 00768682435588 436327 SHO42268758W
    Visibility Yellow / 41 00768682435403 436318 SHO41828340W
    White / 41.5 00768682391280 435587 SHO31982657E
    White / 40 00768682391242 435585 SHO30415374E
    White / 41 00768682391266 435586 SHO30671067E
    White / 42 00768682391303 435588 SHO30868308E
    White / 43 00768682391341 435590
    White / 44 00768682391389 435592 SHO30418621E
    White / 42.5 00768682391327 435589 SHO31841373E
    White / 45 00768682391426 435594 SHO30196119E
    White / 46 00768682391464 435596 SHO30355953E
    White / 47 00768682391488 435597 SHO30881770E
    White / 48 00768682391501 435598 SHO30869347E
    White / 43.5 00768682391365 435591 SHO31955953E
    White / 44.5 00768682391402 435593 SHO3187796E
    White / 45.5 00768682391440 435595 SHO31495954E
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 9 reviews)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Simple to use  (5)
    • Well ventilated  (4)
    • Comfortable  (3)
    • Stiff sole  (2)
    • Durable  (2)

    Cons

    • Cheap construction 
    • Faulty buckles 
    • Low overall quality 
    • NONE 
    • Chilly On A Cold Day 

    Best Uses

    • Long-distance riding  (5)
    • Everyday riding  (4)
    • Sprinting  (3)
    • Road Biking  (3)
    • Climbing  (3)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Love these

    By Ollie

    from Andover, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Stiff Sole
    • Great Buckle System
    • Comfortable Tongue
    • Good Fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuter shoes
      • Everyday riding
      • Long-distance riding

      Comments:

      I have two pairs of these since I like these so much, and most bike shoe companies seem to be moving away from buckle systems like this in favor of BOA systems. I find these traditional buckles much more comfortable than the BOAs, which put pressure in the wrong places and dig in. I also like the thin tongue on these shoes, that is very comfortable. Good stiff sole provides lots of power.

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      2.0

      Low Quality

      By BD

      from Vancouver

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Well Ventilated
      • Simple to Use

      Cons

      • Faulty Buckles
      • Cheap Construction
      • Low Overall Quality

      Best Uses

      • Everyday riding

      Comments:

      Low quality materials and manufacture. Buckles faulty and straps tear. Cheap.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      A good price for someone with big feet

      By Billy TooTall

      from New Britain, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Not Available In High Vis

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      My thought was tthat for a really great pair of road shoes you had to spend over $200. NOT TRUE!! The Bontrager RL's are light weight, good looking, and most of all comfortable :-). And the 48 Wides fit my size 14 feet perfectly. I also like the fact that you can repalce the outside heel pads. Yes we all walk more than we should in these shoes ! The stiff soles give a nice power transfer. I did want them in high visibility but not available in 48W.

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      5.0

      Very Comfortable right out of the box

      By Larry

      from Andover, MA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Split Tongue Construction
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable
      • Great fit

      Cons

      • Chilly On A Cold Day

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      The split tongue on this shoe is much more comfortable than the fat tongue on the Specialized road shoes at the same price point. The buckle system on these works great with no hassle - again, much better than the BOA system on the Specialized shoes. I have a medium width foot and these shoes are perfect. The toes felt cramped when I first tried them on, but immediately felt fine once I went for a ride. The are snug but not tight, with no movement internally. No pressure points or blisters after riding with them 4 days in a row, at 20 to 36 miles per day. They are light weight with a stiff sole - they feel very fast.

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      4.0

      plain old and simple

      By jam

      from lakewood nj

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        at first wasnt too excited to buy them primaraly because of the price tag but i did it and its a great shoe my first tour i did was a two day 175 tour its was airy breathable comfortable and light the second day it poured and the shoe did not feel any heavier and sluggish worked great and dried well and maintained their shape and structure plus i got compliments on their looks ;)

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        2.0

        Buckle problems

        By kyrider

        from Lexington, KY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Well Ventilated
        • Durable Sole
        • Simple to Use

        Cons

        • Finicky Closures

        Best Uses

        • Long-distance riding

        Comments:

        I like the shoe. Good fit. Good ventilation. Good stiffness. Have worn it for several century rides with no problems. But I had a spill about a month ago and the top buckle got torn off. So I ordered new buckles. They came as the new low-profile buckles, different than the originals. Simply put, they don't hold. I can't ratchet them up to any significant tightness. Most disappointing was the local bike store's response. I took them in and showed how they slip and the technician there went through a bunch of machinations to try to prove that they didn't slip. They still slip. I had the old buckles and they were fine. The new buckles are not. The shoe, however, was good. But it's kind of hard to recommend a shoe whose closure does not hold

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        5.0

        Better than anything else for the price

        By Gearqueer

        from Mt Pleasant. SC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Well Ventilated
        • No pressure points
        • Carbon sole is stiff
        • Simple to Use
        • Carbon sole is supportive
        • Highly adjustable buckle
        • Super comfortable
        • Fits perfectly

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Everyday riding
        • Long-distance riding
        • Climbing
        • Sprinting

        Comments:

        I have been wearing a competitor's highest end shoe for two years (315 dollars new). Even thought the shoe itself was comfortable and the lightest in its day (2010), the company insisted that every shoe needed an angled sole to promote proper knee alignment. I could never get the angle to match my pedal stroke and therefor was always missing some power to my left pedal. After one ride in my new RL Road shoes, I can't believe a shoe that costs 100+ dollars less could be so much better. Bontrager did an excellent job of redesigning the heel cup and the ankle strap to hold perfectly without having tighten to the point of discomfort. The new buckle system is micro adjustable and there were no pressure points under any circumstances. The carbon sole is top notch. Light weight, stiff, comfortable. This shoe is an excellent addition to any cyclists equipment and light/stiff enough for race day if you only have the one pair.

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        4.0

        Great Quality Shoes

        By Ron

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable Sole
        • Simple to Use
        • Well Ventilated

        Cons

        • Hard to Walk In

        Best Uses

        • Long-distance riding
        • Climbing
        • Sprinting

        Comments:

        I loved them from the first time I tried them on and enjoyed riding with them. Like any road shoes with stiff soles, you need to be careful when walking on smooth surfaces. However, for the price Bontrager should've made them adaptable for SPD cleats. There are 'similar' lower-end models with both options to use Look/SPD-SL or SPD cleats that cost less. Overall, great shoes that I'm sure will last me a long time.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        The Best Shoe for the money!

        By G-Man

        from Ogden, Utah

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Simple to Use
        • Stiff sole

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sprinting
          • Everyday riding
          • Long-distance riding
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          This shoe is very well built for the money. Excellent carbon sole, stylish leather upper, insert and bed is one of the best I have seen.

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