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Giro Privateer R Shoe - Men's
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Item # GIR00AP


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The Giro Men's Privateer R Shoe breaks on the scene as a refreshing update to the original Privateer, preserving all the qualities riders loved in the classic hardworking trail shoe and updating the outsole to co-molded nylon and rubber for an impeccable mix of comfort, stiffness, and grip. Minor updates aside, the Privateer R still cuts a streamlined profile to add a touch of class to any day on the trail.

The Privateer R's closure system consists of a ratcheting buckle at the top and two hook-and-loop straps across the midfoot and toes that are easily adjustable on the fly for a secure, comfortable fit. The upper is made of soft, breathable microfiber and features perforations for added cooling and a sleek, minimalist profile.

Giro incorporates a co-molded nylon and rubber outsole with grippy, high-traction lugs for confident foot placement on and off the bike. Toe box reinforcement increases the Privateer R's lifespan, with a rubber toe guard to protect your piggies when the going gets rough. The outsole's tread pattern also accommodates flat pedal riding while providing debris clearance for two-bolt clipless pedals, so they'll travel with you between disciplines.

  • Grippy trail shoe for singletrack adventures and racing
  • Co-molded nylon sole optimizes pedaling efficiency
  • High-traction rubber lugs provide aggressive grip
  • Microfiber upper is pleasantly supple and breathable
  • Dual-strap lower with micro-adjustable buckle at upper
  • Aegis antimicrobial promotes freshness after sweaty rides
  • Giro's sleek styling gets a rugged makeover for the trail

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
N-1 ratchet, 2 hook-and-loop straps
molded EVA insole with medium arch support
co-molded nylon and rubber
Cleat Compatibility:
2-bolt mountain
Claimed Weight:
[size 42.5] 375 g
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size Chart


Cycling Shoes
36 4 5 3 22.5
37 5 6 4 23.5
37.5 5.5 6.5 4.5 24
38 6 7 5 24
38.5 6 7 5 24.5
39 6.5 7.5 5.5 25
39.5 7 8 6 25.5
40 7.5 8.5 6.5 25.5
40.5 8 9 7 26
41 8 9 7 26
41.5 8.5 9.5 7.5 26.5
42 9 10 8 27
42.5 9.5 10.5 8.5 27
43 9.5 10.5 8.5 27.5
43.5 10 11 9 28
44 10.5 11.5 9.5 28.5
44.5 11 12 10 28.5
45 11 12 10 29
45.5 11.5 12.5 10.5 29
46 12 13 11 29.5
46.5 12.5 13.5 11.5 30
47 13 14 12 30
48 13.5 14.5 12.5 31

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Really comfortable pair of cycling shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

I have owned more than a few pair of cycling shoes over the years. I mainly purchase Sidi shoes for road and a pair of mountain shoes for cross. I generally buy my shoes to small, maybe because I want them to fit like skates or ski boots. Whatever the case may be I usually purchase them in a size 43, I purchased this pair in a 44 and they are super comfy! So in terms of size they probably run a little to the small side. They look great and fit great, I am using them for a Peloton bike I just purchased but will take them outside when the weather breaks. As I said, this is a terrific pair of shoes---they look great, fit great and have just the right amount of features without going over the top. They come with a really nice sock liner that puts Sidi to shame---Really Sidi, you are charging us way north of $200.00 for a pair of cycling shoes and thats the best you can do for sock liners?? I have seen more substantial sock liners in my daughters Keds!!! If you're
looking for a new pair of bike kicks add these to your list, you will not be disappointed. I purchased dark shadow/flame!

Feels Right

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

Great fit! true to size. I took a leap of faith based on the other reviews that said the shoe runs small. In my case they did not. I ordered the 45 and it Feels Right. I have a pair of North Wave Road shoes that are the exact same size. I have not hit the trails as I just got the shoes tonight . I did tweak them in the driveway and all is good. Looking forward to really giving them a what fore. These shoes feel very comfortable walking around the house. Purchased the Dark Shadow Flame and they look great.

Avg. ride time: 7h 40m per week
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Comfy and stiff

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

Happy with the shoe and even more than usual as i got on sale. Nice pair to use even if you will ride on regular pedals as the cleats don't protrude. Giro shoes just fit me so I stick to the brand.

Wish they fit right

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 46 & 47

These shoes look fast and high performance but unfortunately they just don't fit right. I normally wear a 46 (11.5). Ordered a 46 and were too short and tight all around. Returned for 47's... the length was good but were too narrow around mid foot. As much as I wanted to keep them they just didn't fit right and were not comfortable at all. But they look cool.

Good shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The soles of these shoes are great if you ever do a hike-a-bike because of the soft, grippy rubber lugs. The hard rubber around the toe and heel area to protect the shoe is great too. The ratchet and velcro straps also work well. The only reason I don't give these a 5 rating is because I have a wide foot and they're a little tight in the middle.

Just tried them on . . .

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44.5

When I got these I saw that they might be a little small. I was right, I got a 44.5 which is what I wear in Northwave and these are smaller. Also these are a narrow shoe, so if you have wider feet I would recommend looking for something else.

Great Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

I didn't buy these on here but I was just looking at some gear and love these enough that I figured I'd take the time to type up the review. I forgot my shoes at home when I was on a trip so I was forced to buy a new pair and tried these on and they felt good so I pulled the trigger. I do not regret that, haven't touched my old shoes since. I was a 44 in shimano and got a 44 in these and they fit great. Never once had any issues in the last 2 months and I ride frequently.

Killer Shoes

    These things are great. Good stiffness for power transfer yet and not heavy. The dark shadow/ flame are a super rad color, the orange really adds some pop. They really work great with the Crank Brother Enduro Pedals, awesome for all mountain riding. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for a do it all shoes.

    Low volume shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 41.5

    Rode with the Carbide for the past two years and got this shoe in the same size figuring that they would be a similar fit. Did not go with the HV because I don't typically have a high volume or wide foot but I probably should have as I can't seem to get good closure with the middle velcro strap.

    bulletproof and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 45.5

    bought these for daily use commuting and 20+mi rides on cross bike
    have held up great even with 4 season use and a lot of washing & exposure to salt & grime
    nylon sole makes for comfortable running & walking + good traction

    Great mtb shoes, but run small.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 44

    These shoes are a great value and definitely do the job. However, make sure that you order up a full size as they run very small. I'm a men's size 9.5 normally and had to get a size 44.

    Solid Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    These shoes are solid all around. The soles have a surprising amount of grip, even when riding on pedals unclipped. The straps and buckle work together very well to provide a secure fit. The uppers vent well and look durable enough to hold up season after season. They do run a little small.

    Solid retention and excellent grip.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Size 45 - (normally size 11)

    These are undoubtedly the best cycling shoes I've owned for trail riding, thanks to their super comfortable fit, solid retention system, and extremely grippy sole. Giro redesigned their trail shoes with a stickier rubber compound that delivers great traction on the trail, especially if you're walking your bike over techy sections or dismounting for a bathroom break.

    The sole is superbly stiff for nylon, obviously not like a full carbon version. For enthusiast-level trail riding it's pretty much perfect, unless you're seeking to maximize every watt of available power.

    One thing I do need to note, the first pair I bought became stuck around my ankle, with the buckled strap jamming up. I'm not sure if it was my fault (seemed like a design fault from Giro), but I almost had to cut the shoe off to remove it. Luckily, I was able to slip the jammed shoe off (it was stuck in the tightest possible position) and order a new pair. My second pair is free of any buckle problems, so I wouldn't worry about the aforementioned issue. Just wanted to give my honest impressions and experience with the shoes. Otherwise, I'll probably ride 'em until they're completely shredded from abuse.

    Great Shoes, even better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 46EU

    Love the shoes. They do fit a little small, maybe 1/2 a size. Plenty stiff.

    They came with 1 buckle with a little deformity that caused the ratchet to "skip" when tightening. Called Giro and they said the wouldn't have the N-1 buckle for over 4 months. They wanted me to pay for shipping and have a comparable item in exchange. Yeah... no thanks, especially when I could just buy the replacement for a few dollars over the price of shipping elsewhere.

    Called and in under 5 minutes they are shipping a replacement buckle and I'll get old one back to them once I get the new one. Thanks Backcountry!

    Avg. ride time: 1h 13m per week
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    I forget I'm wearing them

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11US/45EU

    The first thing I notice when I put my Privateers on is...well, nothing. That's the beauty of these shoes. They fit so perfectly I'm never reminded I'm wearing them. No tight spots, hot spots, loose spots, nothing. I've worn them through 1 season of 'cross so far and the performed perfectly. They're also quite comfy to run in and hop over barriers with. I'd buy them again and again.

    I ordered a US size 11 since that's the normal sneaker size I wear. I was a little nervous because cycling shoes I've bought in the past tend to run a size small. My Specialized road shoes are 12.5! But the Privateers are actually pretty close if not a hair small. If they were any smaller, they'd be uncomfortable, but as they are, perfect, but I also don't mind a slightly snug fit as my feet aren't growing anymore.

    Nice pair, but runs small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    This is a really nice pair of good-looking shoes. The material is really durable, but I wasn't able to use it because the shoes run a little smaller than expected.