Shimano XC51 MTB shoes are Shimano’s entry lever SPD compatible XC shoes featuring Shimano Dynalast Technology. There are two different models in the market. The standard XC51 is a more traditional mountain biking shoe with a breathable mesh upper, whereas the XC51-N version comes with a sealed upper. The shoe comes with a low-profile micro-adjust buckle alongside with two velcro straps to securely hold your foot. Other features include a nylon-reinforced sole and synthetic leather build for added protection and durability.
It can be really expensive to make your bike lighter, but there are some things you can do without breaking the bank. Here are four of my favorite budget upgrades that will make your bike lighter.
When riding on unpaved roads you’re guaranteed to get some dirt on your clothes and face. It’s just a part of the sport, but if you hate tasting sand in your mouth there’s a simple fix for this. Small front fenders that attach right underneath your the crown of fork have become increasingly popular thanks to their minimalist look, light weight, and affordable price. It’s also easy to make one at home. Blueprints available!
Tool integration has been fashionable for a while now. Manufacturers offer a variety of different ways to carry all the necessary tools without ruining the looks of your bike too much. Topeak’s answer to this is their Ninja -tools. Currently available there is a micro pump that fits into your seat post, a chain tool that hides inside your handlebar like bar end plugs, and two different bottle cages with included tools. In this review, we’ll be focusing on the road specific bottle cage.
Let’s say you are on an extremely tight budget and you only got 5$ to spare for now. Is there anything you could do or get for such a little money? Here are my top five ways to improve your bike for less than 5$.