Your riding takes you all over the mountain, so why wear a shoe that limits you to one discipline? In the Giro Cylinder Mountain Bike Shoe youll find versatile comfort that offers lightweight breathability for banging out miles of XC singletrack, and stiff, rugged support that has no problem blasting through rock gardens and weaving through techy tree lines. New to Giros lineup, the Cylinder takes queues from the Privateer, utilizing a co-molded nylon and rubber outsole for superior grip that doesn’t weigh you down, and stiff responsiveness that doesnt bend under pressure. Unlike the Privateer, the Cylinder is created with a lighter weight upper construction. It features a combination of synthetic leather and mesh, allowing for unsurpassed breathability for moisture transfer and ventilation on warm days. The toe and heel feature reinforcement to protect you from trail debris when the singletrack gets a little wild. The upper secures your foot into place with an L6 Boa system, offering 1-millimeter adjustment increments when tightening, so you can perfectly dial in your fit, and a macro-release function for easy removal. On the inside, a die-cut insole adds just the right amount of cushion to your arch and heel, keeping you comfortable during long miles in the saddle. The co-molded nylon and rubber outsole accommodates steel toe spikes for solid grip on foot in variable conditions, if the beefy lugs arent enough to keep you planted on the trail. While admittedly less stiff than a carbon fiber outsole, the nylon provides significant rigidity for committing power, but allows just a touch of flex where you want it when you have to hike a bike. The outsole is graced with additional guard to shield your arch from chunky rocks and fallen branches in the mid foot area, so you can stay confident when the singletrack starts to get a little hairy, and the trail ahead offers little forgiveness.