New Bontrager Foray mountain bike footwear step into gravel & cyclocross, too

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Looking for one cycling shoe for all your offroad riding? The new Bontrager Foray aims to be the best shoe for gravel, cyclocross and mountain biking thanks to abundant tread, toe protection, and a stiff-yet-walkable sole.

With a $159.99 MSRP and four understated colors, it hits a nice mid point for price and features in a shoe that works for a lot of things. Here’s the details…

bontrager foray mountain bike and gravel shoe tread details

Compared to racier models, the Foray has a full-length Tachyon rubber outsole with big lugs. Micro texture and open spaces should help them grip whatever you’re walking on (or up). Removable nylon toe spikes add a bit more bite for wetter conditions.

bontrager foray mountain bike and gravel shoe upper closure details

The upper is full synthetic with a forefoot Velcro closure and BOA L6 dial to cinch up the rest. Perforations allow heat to escape off the sides and top.

The raised GnarGuard rubberized coating does more than cap the toes, running down the sides about half way back.

bontrager foray mountain bike and gravel shoe upper and closure details from a different angle

Bontrager’s InForm Race last has proven comfortable on other shoes we’ve tested, leaving plenty of room for your toes to adjust and spread on longer rides, but maintain a snug capture in the heel for spirited pedaling.

It gets a nylon composite sole with a rated stiffness of 6 out of 14, so they should be easy to walk in without tiring your feet out on longer, harder rides. We just received a set for testing, stay tuned to see how that pans out.

bontrager foray mountain bike and gravel shoe BOA L6 dial details

The BOA L6 dial allows easy micro adjustments in either direction.

bontrager foray mountain bike and gravel shoe color options

Available colors are Black, Royal Blue, olive gray/radioactive orange, and Quicksilver/Black. Available now in sizes ranging from US Mens 3.5-14 (women’s 5-16, EU36-48).

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