Mountain Bike Shoes Mountain bike shoes have an aggressive tread pattern sole making them more suitable for walking in with holes pre-drilled in the sole to attach off road clipless pedals cleats to. Fastening can be simple laces, Velcro straps, ratchet buckles or wire retention systems. Some MTB shoes look like trainers making them ideal to wear while commuting, at the spin class or in the pub. Merlin Cycles stock a range of mountain bike shoes from brands including Northwave, SixSixOne and Shimano.
Road Cycling Shoes Road cycling shoes have a flat, stiff sole for efficient power transfer with fastening by Velcro straps, ratchet buckles or wire retention system. Clipless pedal cleats screw directly onto the sole of the shoe in pre-drilled holes making walking tricky but cycling easier. Carbon fibre features heavily in the soles and some shoes can even be custom moulded in the oven. Merlin Cycles stock a wide range of road cycling shoes from brands including Rexton, SIDI and Bont.