dhb T1.0 Triathlon Cycling Shoe
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dhb’s entry level Triathlon shoe delivering great performance at a great price. Glass reinforced Nylon sole, single strap closure and easy grip rear pull-on loop allow you out of transition and into your ride, faster!
Top Features of the dhb T1.0 Triathlon Cycling Shoe
- Glass reinforced Nylon polymer sole
- Synthetic Upper
- Quad core air mesh inserts
- Triathlon Single strap entry
- Strap keeper nodules (to keep strap in place at transition)
- Easy grip heel pull loop
- Internal thermo plastic heel counter
- 360 degree reflective detailing
- 3-hole cleat ready
If you are familiar with the dhb footwear range then you will understand the kind of shoe you are getting as the T1.0 follows many of the same principles. The T1.0 uses the dhb glass reinforced Nylon sole which is 60% stiffer than last years. The injection-molded sole has been engineered to deliver an excellent stiffness to weight ratio so you get more power out for each foot stroke that you lay down.
The synthetic upper is made from two layers – the outer skin protects against knocks and scrapes and the inner quad core mesh maps to the foot shape and resists stretch. The low stretch means minimal power loss. Large mesh windows allow good air flow to encourage wet feet to dry quickly.
The single closure entry strap is set up for triathlon use, fastening inwards (not outwards) so at transition your strap won’t get tangled in your drivetrain. The strap has keeper nodules, to keep the strap in place in the eyelet, so you shoe can be left wide open and ready for your foot at transition. The big, easy grip heel loop allows you to tug the shoe on quickly for a fast getaway.
At the ankle end of the shoe there is a discreet thermo plastic heel counter, which is sandwiched between the cushioning layers of the shoe. This added support and stiffness provides lateral stability and allows the rider better control when making hard efforts.
The aesthetics of the shoe are light and minimal with high visibility reflective detailing all around for road safety on low light training rides.
The sole is configured for use with road-style, 3-hole cleat-pedal systems (Look/SPD-SL/Time). (Note: not suitable for 2 hole cleat types.)
If you are looking for a dhb Triathlon shoe with a carbon fibre sole, step up to the mark with the T1.0C(Opens new page).
About Tri Shoes
Triathlon racing cycling shoes are designed without compromise to provide the optimum power transfer between your foot and the pedal, a good quality triathlon shoe is a wise investment for performance and weight saving and is often overlooked. High-tech materials and precision manufacture keep weight down and stiffness up, this means your rotational mass is lower and power transfer is higher, resulting in more forward momentum for your effort. The main difference between a Tri shoe and a road shoe is the number of straps found on the uppers, Tri shoes tend to have one large strap for quick and easy removal during transitions, whereas a road shoe will have three or even four straps. For longer distance events such as half and full Ironmans a road shoe could be a wise choice though.
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 T1.0 Triathlon Cycling Shoe
Review from Triathlon Plus
Dusting off that old bike in the shed and giving tri a go? The DHB TR1.0 is the shoe for you. It does everything the others on test here manage even though they cost a lot more. Granted there are a few small caveats, but none which will get in the way of you giving this sport a go. The upper is a tough synthetic leather with nylon mesh panels to encourage air flow without totally freezing your toes and reflective trim for low light safety. The shape is broad and roomy, though we'd have liked a slightly narrower heel cup to really nail the fit. Props to DHB for angling the strap forwards away from exposed skin. We'd have liked a longer heel tab- maybe that's a change for next time- though all things considered the DHB TR1.0 is still a solid buy.
You simply can't beat the price. Good performance too especially in chilly conditions.
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DHB clearly work off a standard mould which cuts tracks for two bolt cleats in all of the cycling shoes. However, in this shoe they are sealed with rubber and if you take out the insole you CANNOT remove the rubber as the glass nylon layer is glued down over it.
There's a reason I know this...having followed the incorrect advice given elsewhere here!!!!! But it's my own fault as it is stated in the spec that they are not suitable for 2 hole bolt cleats.
I don't believe that the shoe is compatable with the two bolt metal SPD cleat without an adapter.
Hope that helps!
I'd like to order the shoes ASAP.
I'm a size 9 and the 43 fits ok if a little on the large side. So the 42's will be fine.
I use Shimano SPD SL sport cleats and work well.
What size shoe do you recommended I get in this cycling shoes?
I do not ride triathlons and wanted to know if there was any major difference between this shoe and the road version. So does it matter if i ride with this shoe instead?
I would advise any SPD-SL pedals to work with these shoes.
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