How is the Rockrider ST 100 bike
Rockrider cycling shoe MTB ST 100: The SPD-compatible lace-up shoe in the test
Test: The Decathlon own brand Rockrider offers with the MTB ST 100 a lace-up shoe especially for mountain bikers. According to the manufacturer, the SPD-compatible cycling shoe can be used with or without clipless pedals. The structure of the inexpensive MTB shoe is also very promising. We wanted to know whether the Rockrider MTB ST 100 cycling shoe is worth the money.
Decathlon has already proven in various tests that quality does not necessarily have to be expensive. Due to the large number of own brands, it usually only becomes clear at second glance that these are basically Decathlon products. One of these brands is Rockrider, which specializes in the MTB sector. In addition to mountain bikes, the Rockrider range also includes many clothing items, including the MTB ST 100 cycling shoe. The MTB shoe is available at a price of 39.99 euros.
According to the manufacturer, the lace-up shoe is aimed at all bikers who not only ride but also walk on their tours. The MTB ST 100 cycling shoe is designed for use with the Shimano SPD M324 combination pedal and the Shimano SPD M520 click pedal. However, the shoe is neither compatible with the current SPD pedals and cleats from B’TWIN nor with the enduro / freeride click pedals Shimano SPD M424. The pair in size 44 weighs around 726 grams.
Thanks to the recessed panels, you can actually walk properly with the shoes. The sole is quite stiff, but still allows the foot to roll naturally. When you press the pedal, the force is transferred well, there is no uncomfortable feeling of pressure. In connection with flat pedals, our impression is slightly ambiguous. The knobbed sole offers a pretty good grip even when wet, but we lack the feeling for the pedals a little. This is still perfectly fine on tours, but in rough passages or when jumping we would want a more flexible sole.
The upper structure of the shoe with 3D mesh fabric is convincing. The shoe cools noticeably and efficiently transfers the airflow to the foot. We were very surprised - and positively - by the water-repellent properties of the shoe. Even on long rides in the rain, we kept our feet dry. After washing the shoes, the quick drying time was also convincing. Really great for touring riders! We also like a clever solution: the laces can be pushed into a small pocket at the top of the tongue and are thus out of the way.
You can always argue about the fit of a shoe. With us the shoe fit like a glove, at least there is nothing to complain about from our side. In principle, however, it can be said that the Rockrider MTB ST 100 cycling shoe is quite narrow. Despite the relatively low price, the quality does not fall by the wayside: Even after prolonged use, the shoes still look good, we cannot identify any weak points. The sole itself also shows little wear.
Conclusion Rockrider cycling shoe MTB ST 100
Very good all-round shoe for touring riders at a fair price.
Product details Rockrider cycling shoe MTB ST 100
- Available colors: black and gray
- Weight pair (size 44): 726 grams
- Price: 39.99 euros
- Reference number: 8500653
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