I waited quite awhile for these beauties to arrive while I was a Liv ambassador. Once I finally received them and got some road pedals, they completely changed my thoughts on road cycling specific clip-less pedals.
I’ve always viewed road pedals and shoes as an inconvenience. You have to carry cleat covers to walk around a coffee shop or pub during or after a ride. You have think more about clipping in and getting in and out of the pedal.
After having done some road specific rides with these shoes and Giant’s Road Elite pedals paired with the Liv Mach Pro shoes, I’ve seen the light. I’ve noticed increased power on the bike. The shoes are super light and comfortable with a great stiff carbon EXO sole.
I don’t mind tossing some cleat covers in my saddle bag or jersey pocket IF I’m going to be stopping on a ride. I have been trying to force myself to just stick to strictly fast road rides on my road bike so as to take advantage of my set up. In addition to new pedals and shoes, I also upgraded my tires to the Continental GP5000. An amazing upgrade from the stock Giant Gavia’s on my bike and of course they are set up tubeless. More to come on tubeless in another post.
After a number of months of using the shoes I can say I 100% recommend them. I plan on using them for when I eventually get around to setting up my trainer and rocking some Zwift.
I realize the write-up itself is very short and sweet, but I cover the shoes pretty in depth in my video review, so please check it out!
As I disclose in the video, I was a Liv Ambassador for two years. I did receive these shoes free of charge from Liv as a part of my ambassador kit. I am no longer an ambassador of Liv and wasn’t not encouraged, paid, or have any direct monetary benefit for my review.
I am employed by a Liv and Giant dealer, but do not make commission off of any sales of their products.
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