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Giro Privateer R Shoe - Men's

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    4.5523

    23 Reviews

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    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
    microfiber
    Closure
    N-1 ratchet, 2 hook-and-loop straps
    Footbed
    molded EVA insole with medium arch support
    Sole
    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

    Tech Specs

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    Great trail and XC shoes.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my second pair of Privateer Rs, as my first pair are absolutely disgusting after three seasons of hard trail riding (I call them stink bombs for reference). They fit true to size, ratchet down securely with the upper buckle, and grip over hike-a-bike sections like crazy with their gum-like rubber along the entire sole.

    The only caveat has been a bit of premature wear after a recent riding trip down to Moab. I just noticed my sole is peeling a bit along the heel, but this has only happened to a single shoe and isn't the biggest deal. I'm assuming Moab's notoriously sharp sandstone cut the sole when I hopped down a rocky section on Captain Ahab that I wasn't going to drop.

    Super Comfy Shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Solid shoes, durable and comfy. great price too! Ordered a half size up and fits perfect! Gearhead Nick Gray is top notch guy, always helps me find the perfect gear for my riding

    Great quality shoe for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've rode nothing but Sidi's during my 25 year biking career... finally living in a place where Sidi's soles are slippery (North AZ) so I had to get a new pair of shoes. These work great on rock when I need to hike-a-bike. Highly recommend for the price.

    One of best shoes for the price!

    • Fit: True to size

    These are a very comfortable shoe and very well made for the price. After doing a lot of measuring, reading, research I have decided as much as I like them they are not going to work for me. It is not the shoe in anyway...it is my foot. The shoes measures 103.7 wide on the outside for a size 47, my foot measures 105.0, so I better pass to avoid the

    Very nice shoe for the price

    • Fit: True to size

    I have a Bontrager MTB (387 grams with cleat) and a very nice Lake CX401 Kangaroo Carbon road shoe (369 grams with cleat). I would place the Giro as far as fit and comfort better than the Bontrager and very close to the Lake. Very good closure system...I have had Sidi and this Giro ratchet buckle works better I can not give a performance review as I am still deciding if I want the weight the Privateer R has (445gram w/o cleat). Two thumbs up to Competitive Cyclist letting me try different shoes and I am 200 miles from a bike shop.

    Really comfortable pair of cycling shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    I have owned more than a few pair of cycling shoes over the years. I mainly purchase Sidi shoes for road and a pair of mountain shoes for cross. I generally buy my shoes to small, maybe because I want them to fit like skates or ski boots. Whatever the case may be I usually purchase them in a size 43, I purchased this pair in a 44 and they are super comfy! So in terms of size they probably run a little to the small side. They look great and fit great, I am using them for a Peloton bike I just purchased but will take them outside when the weather breaks. As I said, this is a terrific pair of shoes---they look great, fit great and have just the right amount of features without going over the top. They come with a really nice sock liner that puts Sidi to shame---Really Sidi, you are charging us way north of $200.00 for a pair of cycling shoes and thats the best you can do for sock liners?? I have seen more substantial sock liners in my daughters Keds!!! If you're
    looking for a new pair of bike kicks add these to your list, you will not be disappointed. I purchased dark shadow/flame!

    Feels Right

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 45
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 203lbs

    Great fit! true to size. I took a leap of faith based on the other reviews that said the shoe runs small. In my case they did not. I ordered the 45 and it Feels Right. I have a pair of North Wave Road shoes that are the exact same size. I have not hit the trails as I just got the shoes tonight . I did tweak them in the driveway and all is good. Looking forward to really giving them a what fore. These shoes feel very comfortable walking around the house. Purchased the Dark Shadow Flame and they look great.

    Comfy and stiff

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 45
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Happy with the shoe and even more than usual as i got on sale. Nice pair to use even if you will ride on regular pedals as the cleats don't protrude. Giro shoes just fit me so I stick to the brand.

    Wish they fit right

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 46 & 47
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    These shoes look fast and high performance but unfortunately they just don't fit right. I normally wear a 46 (11.5). Ordered a 46 and were too short and tight all around. Returned for 47's... the length was good but were too narrow around mid foot. As much as I wanted to keep them they just didn't fit right and were not comfortable at all. But they look cool.

    Good shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The soles of these shoes are great if you ever do a hike-a-bike because of the soft, grippy rubber lugs. The hard rubber around the toe and heel area to protect the shoe is great too. The ratchet and velcro straps also work well. The only reason I don't give these a 5 rating is because I have a wide foot and they're a little tight in the middle.

    Just tried them on . . .

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 44.5
    • Height: 5'10"

    When I got these I saw that they might be a little small. I was right, I got a 44.5 which is what I wear in Northwave and these are smaller. Also these are a narrow shoe, so if you have wider feet I would recommend looking for something else.

    Great Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 44
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I didn't buy these on here but I was just looking at some gear and love these enough that I figured I'd take the time to type up the review. I forgot my shoes at home when I was on a trip so I was forced to buy a new pair and tried these on and they felt good so I pulled the trigger. I do not regret that, haven't touched my old shoes since. I was a 44 in shimano and got a 44 in these and they fit great. Never once had any issues in the last 2 months and I ride frequently.

    Killer Shoes

    • Height: 5'4"
    • Weight: 125lbs

    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
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    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
    • Height: 6'2"

    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
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    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)
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 140lbs

    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.