Why We Like The Northwave Rockit Plus Mountain Bike Shoe
Northwave's Rockit Plus Mountain Bike Shoe is designed to take us anywhere we have in mind, from dusty gravel roads to rocky mountain trails. The upper construction uses PU and ripstop and combines with TPU anti-abrasion inserts in the forefoot for enhanced durability, while the EVA midsole absorbs shocks for unmatched riding comfort. On the sole, a unique optimized shape allows for an easy clip in and out of the 2-bolt design, which is then surrounded by a large flat area of Wolftrax Vibram rubber for traction on any terrain.
- Clipless mountain bike shoes for all-mountain riding
- Vibram Wolftrax sole adds grip on wet and dry surfaces
- Flat area around the clip-in point makes clipping in and out a breeze
- Quick accurate adjustments provided by the X-Dial SLW3 closure
- Lightweight EVA midsole offers improved shock absorption
- PU/ripstop upper combined with TPU inserts add durability
- Item #NTWZ07M
- Upper Material
- polyurethane, ripstop, TPU
- SLW3 dial
- Vibram Wolftrax
- Cleat Compatibility
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
- cross-country, enduro, trail
4.5 based on 2 ratings
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October 6, 2023
- I've put it through the wringer
I've had quite a few pairs of cycling shoes, but these are by far the most comfortable.
September 1, 2023
A solid shoe that feels like slippers!
- I returned this product before using it
I ended up returning these but it was hard to do. These were so comfortable!! The ripstop uppers were soft and cushy, but the fit was dialed in with the, um, dial. These were tied with Shimano SH-EX702 for me. Both shoes have similar stiffness, but the Rocket Plus felt more plush. I felt the release mechanism on the Boa dial was slightly more convenient on the 702s. But the NW Rocket Plus allows for incremental loosening of the dial which the Boa on the 702s doesn't do. It was a hard choice and I think would be happy with either shoe. I found them to fit true to size (NW had a nice size chart on their site) and felt that the overall quality is on par with most big brands. These are not for the racers or anyone who wants a really stiff performance shoe, but they felt stiff enough for MTBing where you spend much of the time out of the saddle...even for a person my size (260lbs). I would happily use these for MTB, road, gravel, and bikepacking. I also tried the NW Corsair and NW X-Trail Plus shoes. The X-Trail Plus shoe was very similar to this shoe except the uppers were made of a more traditional "leather" material. I felt that the Corsairs were going to be too soft for MTBing at my size.
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
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