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    9 Reviews


    Comfortable and confidence-inspiring.

    The Giro Privateer R Men's Shoe fulfills the duty of hardworking trail blazer within Giro's line, offering the rugged durability, micro-adjustable fit, and grippy traction desired by singletrack connoisseurs. Functional updates improve the shoe's traction when you're forced to dismount and hike over unruly stretches of trail. Most notably, the previous sole featured harder lugs that felt slippery across slick rocks, roots, and steep inclines. Completely overhauled, the redesigned sole uses high-traction rubber lugs that are much softer, so you'll have no trouble gripping onto a variety of terrain features in the forest, desert, and mountains.

    The remainder of the shoe stay's true to the original Privateer, and that's a good thing if you're seeking a well-rounded performer that eagerly accompanies you on singletrack adventures and weekend races. Plenty stiff without being unrelenting like a race-specific shoe, the co-molded nylon sole efficiently harnesses your power into forward locomotion. And for racers dismounting on mucky courses, the sole accepts toe spikes that prevent slipping on mud and wet ground.

    Along the shoe's upper, supple microfiber wraps your feet in cloud-nine comfort, with perforations throughout for ventilation. Two hook-and-loop straps secure tightly, with the mid-foot strap offset to relieve pressure points. The upper strap sports a micro-adjustable buckle that prevents heel lift for greater pedaling efficiency. As a fresh-wearing bonus, the shoe's interior benefits from Aegis antimicrobial, which keeps funky odors from taking residence.

    • 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
    • Item #GIR00AP

    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

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    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!

      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.