Why We Like The MX238 Gravel Cycling Shoe
With gravel riding, we see everything from rocky descents to hike-a-bikes, grueling climbs, and sandy stretches, and that's why we opt for the versatility that Lake's MX238 Gravel Cycling Shoe provides. It's exceptionally secure for tough rides and races, and it features enough room in the toe box to prevent binding when booking it uphill or maneuvering through awkward sections. It's designed to offer quality performance, and it's highly durable to boot.
- High-performance cycling shoe for adventure rides and races
- Carbon sole delivers lightness and efficiency for our ride
- Full-grain leather uppers mold to our feet for comfort
- Dual BOA dial closure provides quick micro-adjustments
- Aggressive rubber outsole helps us navigate hike-a-bike sections
- More volume than Lake's sport fit, less volume than their Comfort fit
- Item #LKCZ03L
- Upper Material
- leather, mesh
- dual IP1 BOA or dual Li2 BOA
- carbon fiber
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 43] 14oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
- mountain biking
4 based on 1 ratings
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June 7, 2022
Typical Lake quality
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bought these as a mountain bike shoe, as I have several pairs of Lake road shoes, including a couple pairs of CX238. This model in Lake's lineup just fits my foot the best. Most cycling shoes, sizing differs from brand to brand, one company's 44 can be another company's 45. Most of my shoes have been size 43, with these Lakes, I needed 43.5. While these feel pretty much like the CX238, there is one slight difference I can see so far. The Clarino fake leather used for this shoe doesn't feel as slipper-like comfy as the real leather used in the CX shoes. It just feels a bit stiffer, less supple. Granted, these shoes are brand new, and after some miles on them, perhaps they'll break in a bit. That extra stiffness might turn out to be beneficial. Also, the Clarino used for these may not shrink or toughen up after getting soaked like real leather can, making these more suitable for offroad use.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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