Bontrager update Foray and Evoke mountain bike shoes

New Bontrager Evoke and Foray shoes
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Bontrager has updated two of its clipless mountain bike shoes - the Evoke and the Foray. Bontrager says the new shoes are intended to provide value and durability to mountain bikers. 

The redesigned Evoke now features a single BOA L6 dial as its retention system as opposed to the 'hook and loop' straps on the previous iteration. The SPD cleat-compatible shoe is intended for '"all-around trail performance" and at $119.99, is placed as a budget offering from Bontrager.

The Bontrager Evoke is built with a Tachyon rubber sole for off-the-bike grip and has ports for toe spikes. Nearly the entire shoe is perforated for improved breathability, and it features a GnarGuard rubberized coating to protect against trail debris. A nylon composite Bronze Series sole has a stiffness index score of 6 out of 14 for effective power transfer.

The Foray ($159.99) has a lot of the same features as the Evoke but also has a velcro strap in addition to a BOA dial. This means that the fit of the shoe can be better tailored to the rider. The foray also features the GnarGuard debris protection, with more coverage area on the toe and heel boxes. The sole has a stiffness index of 6 and is compatible with SPD cleats.

Both shoes use unisex sizing, with the Foray available in half-sizes too. The shoes are covered by the 'Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee,' so riders can receive a refund if they aren't satisfied within 30 days of purchase. The new Foray and Evoke are available now from Trek retailers.

Tech specs: Bontrager Evoke shoe

  • Price: $119.99
  • Sizes: 36-48 (no half sizes)
  • Weight: 360g (size 42)
  • Colors: Black, grey, blue

Tech specs: Bontrager Foray shoe

  • Price: $159.99
  • Sizes: 36-48 (half sizes in 38.5-45.5)
  • Weight: 371g (size 42)
  • Colors: Black, grey, blue, green
Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4