Carbon G. Hurricane Shoe
Hit up the cross-country trails, gravel roads, or 'cross course with efficiency and good looks while donning the Carbon G. Hurricane Shoe from Gaerne. It’s a lightweight shoe packed with tons of features and experience from the Italian brand. Founded in 1962 by Ernesto Gazzola, Gaerne still builds its shoes in the old world way using the skills and traditions of expert craftsmen while utilizing modern materials. Its shoes are renowned for their durability, high quality, and technical innovations which have made it a favorite among mountain bikers. The Carbon G. Hurricane is Gaerne's mid-level mountain bike offering, yet it benefits from the same features and details as its top-tier versions. It uses a single BOA L6 dial taking up the shoe's slack with stainless steel cables for quick and easy micro-adjustments on the bike and an excellent track record for durability.
For breathability on sweltering summer trails, the upper is crafted of a soft microfiber with laser-drillings and mesh inserts. It's all-new injection molded anti-slip heel-cup anchors your heel in place during out of the saddle pedaling efforts and finishing line sprints and will not deform or weaken over time. It claims that this anti-tendonitis form allows for the best foot stability and control. For the footbed, Gaerne uses its lightweight Transpirant Insole which offers great comfort and is replaceable. Like the upper, the insole is perforated for maximum breathability.
For the sole, the Carbon G. Hurricane uses its EPS Light Carbon Fiber MTB Sole which achieves an impressive 10.0 out of 12.0 (its highest for an MTB shoe) on its stiffness scale. It's light and thin, so your foot sits close to the pedal spindle for maximum pedaling efficiency. And for extra traction when scrambling up hike-a-bike sections, it reached out to Michelin for a rubber compound designed to balance grip and durability. The large areas between the lugs allow for better self-cleaning and mud shedding. For even more grip, there's the ability to screw in two toe spikes for more purchase in tricky terrain.
- Gaerner's mid-level mountain bike shoe for XC and CX racing
- Made in Italy and crafted with top-quality construction and craftsmanship
- Perforated microfiber upper with mesh inserts improve breathability
- Comfort fit tongue provides a cushioning layer and ventilation
- BOA L6 dial makes easy micro adjustments and is durable
- Injection molded anti-slip heel-cup anchors your heel in the shoe
- Lightweight Transpirant Insole molds to your foot and vents
- Michelin rubber lugs grip terra firma and are long wearing
Nice Italian MTB Shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
Gaerne partnered with Michelin’s designers and technicians to create this new lightweight carbon fiber sole which offers durability and strength. And are quite a bit lighter than my other shoes from another popular Italian brand. The sole provides excellent stiffness and power for pedaling in all conditions. The grippy Michelin tread is nice for those random hike-a-bike moments. I'm a big fan of how easy it is to get in and out of these shoes with the single BOA. As far as sizing goes, they run larger than other brands so be sure to check the sizing chart. I am normally a 46 in most other shoes but a 46 in these is a half to a full size larger. If you are looking for a lightweight and stiff carbon sole shoe then give these a try.