OUTSOLE-TECHNOLOGY

 

Meet ULTREAD, the all-new mountain bike shoe sole technology that delivers superior durability and an extraordinary grip. With an all-new rubber compound from Shimano, ULTREAD combines precisely engineered tread patterns with an advanced proprietary rubber blend to keep riders planted on and off the bike.

  • ULTREAAD XC

    Lightweight ULTREAD XC rubber outsole delivers competition-grade grip and riding performance that lasts. Our MTB cross-country and cyclocross racing formulated rubber is optimally applied with lightweight outsole patterns to maximize performance in dry and wet conditions.

    • Specially-shaped sections of the outsole provide excellent SPD engagement and traction when clipped out of the pedals.

    • Durable scaled arch rubber reliably catches the pedals to maintain rider concentration and pedaling stability between clip-ins.

    • Hard-wearing rubber compound stands up to repeated scrapes, smashes, and scuffs.

  • ULTREAD GR

    Gravity-optimized ULTREAD GR rubber compound and tread pattern deliver legendary pedal grip and control. This specially-formulated soft, springy, and durable rubber compound is laid out in a grippy hexagonal block pattern to help the shoes sink in and grip pedal pins from any direction.

    • Contoured toe tread provides better walking traction.

    • Angled grooves around hexagonal blocks and drainage channels along the sides quickly drain mud and water.

    • Raised heel texture helps absorb harsh impacts and soften heel strike.


  • XC902 & XC702 ULTREAD XC outsoles are thinner, lighter, and tougher.

     

    Tear strength index

    Tear strength index

     

    Sole Weight (grams)

    Sole Weight (grams)

    XC902
    XC902
    XC702
    XC702
    XC502
    XC502
  • ULTREAD GR with hexagonal block pattern improves pin catching stability and walkability with more grip than previous rubbers.

     

    1. Wide contact area for the pedal pins to bite into.

    GR-image

    2. Hexagonal pattern increases multi-directional stability.

     

    Grip torque

    Grip torque

    GR903
    GR903

     

OTHER OUTSOLES

Our outsole patterns and materials are also tailored for each type of riding surface, style, and course. SHIMANO off-road shoes feature highquality rubber outsoles that offer great traction on various surfaces, better grip to pedal via pins, and even higher durability. The performance of off-road shoes is also heavily influenced by the pattern and quality of the rubber outsole material. Through co-development with specialized brands, we are able to provide the best outsole for each riding style.

Better grip on dirt, mud and wet rocks.

  • SOLUS BY MICHELIN vibram

    ME702
    ME702
    MW701
    MW701
  • vibram

    XM900
    XM900