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The Top 5 Road Cycling Shoes for Under £100…


Here are 5 solid options of Road Cycling shoes we have on our shelves at Merlin HQ, all for under £100. But be quick, because these won’t stick around for long!

In price order, here is our top picks for Spring 2024…

Starting with: Merlin RC1 Road Bike Shoes Priced at: £27.50

Our Merlin RC1 shoes are an affordable, entry-level road cycling shoe which are comfortable, offer a secure fit and are particularly versatile providing compatibility with all major clipless pedal systems.

The Merlin RC1 road shoe is ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike. 

Specification:

  • Three durable hook & loop straps spread tightening force across the top of the foot
  • Light weight rigid nylon sole with small vent
  • Durable synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh panels
  • Stiff heel cup to keep your foot firmly in place
  • Padded inner on heel and ankle cuff for increased comfort
  • Toe and heel tread blocks on sole for enhanced grip off the bike
  • SPD, SPD-SL and Look cleat compatible

Merlin RC2 Road Bike Shoes Priced at: £39.95

Our Merlin RC2 shoes include a number of innovative features providing you with a high-performing road cycling shoe at a very competitive price.

This lightweight, stiff nylon-soled shoe includes a sophisticated Rollkin dail closure system combined with a loop and hook strap on the toe allowing you to micro adjust the fit of the shoe for a super-secure fit without any unwanted pressure points across the top of the foot. The Merlin RC2 is a comfortable, efficient road shoe that’s ready to help take your cycling to the next level.

  • Micro-adjustable Rollkin dial combined with loop and hook toe strap for superior fit
  • Light weight rigid nylon sole with small vent
  • Durable matt-finish synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh panels
  • Reinforced rubber finish to toe and heel upper for enhanced durability
  • Stiff heel cup to keep your foot firmly in place
  • Padded inner on heel and ankle cuff for increased comfort
  • Toe and heel tread blocks on sole for enhanced grip off the bike
  • SPD, SPD-SL and Look cleat compatible

Crono CR3 Road Shoes Priced at: £72.50

The CR3 is Crono’s best selling road shoe. It is equipped with the BOA® Fit System L6, that offers the practicality of a micrometric closure in the upper part of the shoe combined with the straps in the lower part.

It inherits the front ventilation openings and ventilation holes from Crono’s top tier shoes, and is equipped with premium features such as overlapping closure and anti-slip lining in the heel, which make CR3 the perfect shoe for the most demanding rider. The CR3 is handmade in Italy ensuring the best quailty and comfort.

Giro Stylus Road Cycling Shoes Priced at: £73.99

The Stylus features Giro’s premium Synchwire single-piece upper that conforms to the foot, and provides phenomenal structural support and ventilation. Three compression-molded hook-and-loop straps provide tried-and-true tightening to create a comfortable, supportive fit.

Giro’s injection-molded nylon and glass fiber outsole, with over-molded heel and toe pads plus a universal 3/2 cleat bolt pattern, gives you the power and versatility you need to get the most out of every ride.

Synchwire™ one-piece composite upper

  • Laser-cut venting
  • Three compression molded Velcro straps
  • Reflective rear tab logos and graphics

Weight: 272 grams (size 42)

Crono CR2 Road Shoes Priced at: £96.00

The Crono CR2 features elegant Italian design with clean lines combined with the BOA® Fit System, allows a precise and personalized closure that improves performance and comfort, anytime, anywhere.

All BOA®Fit systems are guaranteed to function in any conditions. The upper shoe material is made of microfiber with three color variants which guarantees high breathability thanks to the laser-cut ventilation holes. The high-profile heel containment is made externally in rigid TPU and internally with anti-slip lining, ensuring maximum alignment while pedalling. The tongue is made with a special material with memory-foam technology that adapts to any shape of the foot, ensuring maximum envelopment while pedalling.

Weight: 285g

And that rounds up our 5 road shoes for under £100! To browse our full range of road shoes click here.

  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons)
    Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast.
    I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.
    I also incorporate strength training into my lifestyle both indoors and outdoors.

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