I recommended these to a friend that was having hip pain when he ran for longer than twenty min. First time in these shoes the pain was gone. He ended up running the longest he had ever run in his life (27 miles). Your calves will kill for a few weeks because the shoes will force you to run on your on the ball of your feet not the heel.
Yes it works. I have the same setup on my bike.
I like these better than the Union's I had. A little heavy but not the end of the world. I go up with skier's on occasion and its nice to slip right in and my skier buddies appreciate it.
I bought this boot with the speed lace system and wasn't a fan but I loved the comfort and stiffness this boot provided. I tried on several pair at Backcountry after returning the speed lace pair and went with these. Some of the boots I tried on were twice as much as these and still not a comfortable. I am a 9.5 in street shoes and got a 9.5.
I love the way these fit, look and perform. I was sitting in powder yesterday and never got wet. I tried the Burton denim pants but they didn't feel as good and the fit was off (the med was small and I was drowning in the large). I'm 5'10 175 and got the med in these.