dhb R1.0 Road Cycling Shoe
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An outstanding value road cycling shoe with a sleek, minimal upper for cooling comfort and a stiff glass reinforced nylon sole for efficient pedalling action. The R1.0 is the perfect introduction to performance cycle footwear.
Top Features of the dhb R1.0 Road Cycling Shoe
- Compatible with 3 bolt Shimano SPD-SL and Look Keo cleat/pedal systems
- Subtle dhb graphics and colours
- Glass reinforced nylon polymer sole for efficient pedalling action
- Supple synthetic upper with three strap closure for a secure, comfortable fit
- Quad core air mesh inserts for cooling airflow
- All-round airflow perforations for extended freshness
- Internal thermo plastic heel counter for increased heel support
- 360 degree reflective detailing
|Cleat Fitting - 3 Bolt Look Type:||Yes|
|Sole Material:||Glass Reinforced Nylon|
The dhb R1.0 offers comfort, confidence and capabilities way above its modest price point. The combination of simplicity, quality and function makes it perfect for training, commuting, leisure and sportive riding. The R1.0 is compatible with Shimano SL and Look Keo 3 bolt pedal/cleat systems making it an ideal low-cost introduction to performance cycle footwear. The shoe is not for use with MTB cleats even though it may features drilling for them.
Glass Reinforced Nylon Polymer Sole
The R1.0 sole is built to ensure every watt of energy in your pedal stroke is transferred to the drivetrain and none is lost as flex. The midsole is constructed from premium grade glass reinforced nylon polymer and shaped using stress analysis software to achieve the optimum strength to weight balance. The outsole features textured contact points for traction and stability when walking.
The R1.0 upper is designed to offer a supple, comfortable fit with minimum bulk, effective ventilation and maximum durability. The cuff is lightly padded for a snug, secure fit and quad-core mesh inserts are built into the side panels for air circulation. The toe box features airflow perforations for a balance of heat exchange and chill protection in colder winter conditions.
A thermo-plastic heel counter built into the rear of the shoe provides added support and stiffness for a secure fit when sprinting and increased control when clipping in and out of your pedals.
3 Strap closure
Closure is handled by a simple 3 strap system for quick and easy entry/exit. The straps are positioned to provide even retention along the length of your foot for a comfortable, pressure-free fit. The straps connect directly to the upper to ensure no energy is lost to stretch in the up-stroke stage of your pedalling motion.
About the dhb brand
The dhb brand was first born in Hampshire, England. The founders – d, h and b decided they didn’t want to just sell bicycle gear but they also wanted to be involved with every aspect of it’s design and development. Five years later, with international expansion all products are still ridden extensively by the in-house R&D team in the local South Downs region.
Getting out and riding is the core philosophy of the dhb brand. We want people to be outside riding doing what they love most. The dhb range of cycling apparel and accessories aims to engage all levels of rider - from novice, to triathlete and competitive sportive rider. We have worked with skilled technicians and factories across the globe to bring ‘our’ kit to ‘you’ - the enthusiast.
dhb has experienced phenomenal success in the United Kingdom, and over the past years our reach has extended through Europe to fellow riders in Japan and Australia. The new branding for dhb is a turning point marking our increasing energy for our brand. With more cyclists spinning their wheels every day, dhb will continue to provide kit that offers technical, elegant solutions, with longevity for your best rides.
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Magazine reviews for dhb R1.0 Road Cycling Shoe
Review from road.cc
Light and comfortable road shoes, perfect for training, sportives and entry-level racing. Excellent value too.
The dhb range of cycle clothing has a reputation for good value and these new R1.0 road shoes are no exception. They're light, stiff and comfortable, making them ideal for training, sportives and entry-level racing.
The R1.0 moniker indicates that these shoes are the new version of dhb's R1 model. They don't have a recessed cleat housing, so they're not suitable for touring or commuting if you're going to walk any distance after parking your bike, but for most other forms of road cycling they do the job very nicely indeed.
The upper consists of leather-look synthetic fabric around the base, ankle, tongue and toe box, with some mesh panels along each side for ventilation. The toe box also has some rather retro looking breather holes to further help air in, or moisture out, depending on conditions. Compared to some other shoes, there's not a huge amount of ventilation, but this was no problem on the slight chilly spring days of my test rides, and for all but the hottest days they should be fine.
The area round the heel is rigid - dhb say this is deliberate to help you unclip from your pedals more easily. It seems to work, with no negative pay-off, although I have to say that unclipping has never been in problem in any of my other cycling shoes.
The shoes are fastened with three Velcro straps, and the lining is made from something called 'quad-core mesh' which provides a good degree of padding without your foot feeling sloppy inside. The insole is also slightly spongy, thanks to ribbing on the underside. This provides extra comfort, but you may want to swap it out for something which provides a bit more arch support, depending on the shape and structure of your own feet.
The sole is made from 'premium grade Nylon polymer' and is plenty stiff enough to spread the load and to transfer thrust from your legs into the pedals. As mentioned, there's no recess for a cleat, and the sole's only other features are a small horseshoe-shaped heel stud and a few similar studs under the toe area to aid walking when you really can't be on your bike.
The shoes appear to have fittings for three-hole cleats (Look and SPD-SL) and two-hole cleats (original SPD) but the advice on the Wiggle website (dhb is Wiggle's own brand) is that these shoes take three-hole cleats only. I bolted my Look Keo cleats straight in with no bother.
The R1.0 shoes are available in black or white, with a few bits of red and silver trim. The silver is reflective - a handy touch for all you night-riders out there.
I've done a few hundred miles in these shoes so far. They are definitely comfortable, and I'm not aware of flex in the sole or any other problems.
Sizing seems accurate: I take size 43 in Shimano and Specialized shoes; these dhb R1.0s are also 43 and I don't notice any size discrepancy. I have wide feet and find some shoe brands a bit on the narrow side, but these R1.0s were fine.
Retailing at a penny less than £50, these shoes are very good value for the levels of comfort and performance provided.
Review from Cykla
Dhb is the own brand of English mail-order company Wiggle. The shoes we have tested are available in a country road version, as well as a version for the forest. We tested the country road shoe. These are their cheapest shoes, and with the price of around 590 SEK it is pretty much the cheapest out there.
After looking more closely at the shoes one gets suspicious. Why are they so cheap? They look like they would be at least twice as much. Furthermore, the shoes were delivered in white and red, which are my favorite colors.
It is a simple construction, three Velcro straps and a plastic sole, all to keep the price down. Despite that, the shoes fit well. The weight in size 46 is around 390 grams. After a couple of long rides, I can happily say that they fit well without pinching in any way, or making my feet go numb. The soles are not as stiff as they are in a more expensive pair made of carbon fibre, but still do not flex in ways that affect the cycling negatively. The only negative thing about the shoes is that they are a bit too airtight when it's hot. On a really hot summer's day it gets sweaty, and it gets a bit too stuffy.
When you are used to more advanced mechanisms to adjust the fit of the shoe, the Velcro straps sometimes feel a bit too simple. After a while you nevertheless realize that it somehow feels good not to be able to adjust the fit with precision. You learn to be happy with what you have got.
If you want a pair of simple and cheap shows that still are good enough for relatively high-level cycling, this is a good choice. Dhb D 1.0 cannot compare with the most expensive shoes from the established manufacturers, but they are still on a high standard, especially when you consider the price.
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Technically, they can be. however it is a real pain to do so. I have just bought and reviewed a pair (please see review section). the abridged version is:
these shoes do not come with the SPD plates required
once acquired, bits of the shoe must be cut away to fit them
once the requesit bits are cut out, the pates are then a hassle to get in place
If I wear Shimano 46, should I order size 46 or size 43? I don't want to return them.
In house we have tested this method (tracing around the foot and measuring between the 2 furthest points) and we can get it to work. We appreciate that there is a degree of error when someone traces around there foot. For this reason we are removing the illustration.
Our shoes are built on a 'global market foot shape' (not overly small and not overly big). So if you fit a 46 Shimano I am comfortable a 46 dhb should work.
This will be my first pair of cycling shoes and I'm a little nervous on getting the correct size.
Due to my wide feet, I usually range somewhere between 9 and 10. Obviously I dont want to get this wrong and the DHB shoes are at the price range I am willing to pay.
My current Karrimoor shoes are a size UK 9.5/Euro 43.5 on the label so I wonder should a 44 do it?
Has anyone else bought these with wide feet?
I guess that the velcro straps should make width adjustment easier than normal shoes.
Many thanks in advance for anyone that reads and replies.
I dont have particularly wide feet but the shoes certainly appear to have more than enough room for wider. I bought the 42 (im usually an 8 UK size) and they fit perfectly, even when wearing thick socks.
Hope this is of some help!
The velcro adjusters allow plenty of leeway with foot width so they're ideal.Hope that helps.
I find these narrower in width and shorter in length than the size indicates- I normally take 8.5 but needed a 9.
If you need a cycling shoe that can be used with and without cleats, take a look at the dhb C1.0. This is a touring shoe which means it is suitable for walking, cycling with cleats and cycling without cleats.
Size 46 weighs 410g.
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