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Lake - MX241 Endurance Cycling Shoe - Men's

Lake MX241 Endurance Cycling Shoe - Men's

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Item #LKC001U




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Helcor abrasion resistant leather, full grain leather
Dual Side mounted Push/Pull IP1 BOA
Lake Race 100% carbon fiber, Mountain Race X real rubber
Cleat Compatibility:
Claimed Weight:
[size 39, single] 13.7oz (387g)
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

MX241 Endurance Cycling Shoe

So you've discovered that your taste in off-road riding borders on all-day epics over rugged terrain. Good news, the Men's MX241 Endurance Cycling Shoe from Lake is specifically designed to give you comfort and efficiency in the backcountry with impressively durable elements that can handle the abuse with aplomb. Lake wanted to meet the needs of cross-country riders competing in endurance events, that value an efficient comfortable shoe and cannot afford to have issues with their footwear during an event and demand long life from their footwear.

The MX241 Endurance Cycling Shoe is built on Lake's MX Competition last, which has an impressive hold on the heel to prevent any slippage while trying to keep a smooth pedal stroke when negotiating steep, ledgy climbs. A wider toe box gives your feet some much-needed real estate as they will inevitably swell after many hours in hot and humid trail conditions. Anyone who has experienced hotspots and generally uncomfortable feet by subjecting them to carbon planks with off-road lugs, and yearns for a more comfortable shoe with virtually the same efficiency should check these out.

The other features are what you would come to expect from a quality off-road shoe. A full grain leather upper wraps your feet with a supple feel and the reinforced anti-abrasion panels help out in areas where you're most likely to scuff the shoes. This supple leather upper is cinched down with dual Boa IP1 dials allowing for a micro-adjustable fit while tightening and loosening. The full carbon sole provides efficient power transfer through the pedals and the grippy rubber lugs dig in for traction as your calves burn while the eyes look for the end point of the hike-a-bike.

  • Comfortable, efficient shoe built for off-road abuse
  • Abrasion-resistant elements add durability
  • MX Competition last is snug in the heel, wider in the toebox
  • Dual Boa IP1 dials provide secure, micro-adjustable fit
  • Full grain leather upper is supple and mold to the foot
  • Stiff carbon fiber sole maximizes power transfer
  • Rubber lugs add grippy traction while off the bike

Awesome stiff sole, super comfy if....

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Size Bought: 40 don't have ANY bunion or protrusion on EITHER side of your foot. Lakes designed the ventilation ports exactly on the sides of the human foot where there is a joint (1st and 5th MTPs)...dumb...they need to have a women check out their ideas before final stage of design. I felt the edge of the leather of these large vents. As a female with a lower volume foot and heel, I also got some heel slip. Had I kept them, I would have tried to custom form the heel after heating as one can apparently do with this shoe.
Also, the upper is lined with foam covered with mesh. Why have a stiff sole when the upstroke feels a bit squishy (as if you have a really thick sock on)?
I like something firmer against my upstroke as well as the stiff sole. Would be a good cool weather shoe though, especially with toe covers. I so wanted to love these because the BOA IP1s are SO easy to use...even with long-fingered gloves!
Oh...and Lake's sizing chart is funky: I measure almost 26 mm in length and the 40 is a perfect fit (I don't like a lot of extra room in the toe length).

They literally used Sonya Looney in their design process. She’s a professional cyclist who happens to have foot issues, including bunions.

Like a Foot Glove

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43.5

These are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. The individual upper panels wrap your foot like a glove. The toe box is nice and wide with no hot spots. I had them a bit too snug initially they were just so comfortable. Soles are super stiff and will make you feel like you're so much more efficient. I ride single-speed most of the time and the added efficiency is simply amazing. I'm closing in on times I haven't seen since 2013, I'm really happy.

Excellent shoe!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

high quality, great fit, arrived promptly, definitely worth the price

My New Favorite Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

After using the CX241 road shoes for a year and being extremely happy with them, I decided it was time to get the matching MX241 for off-road use. I recommend that you read my detailed review of the CX241 (, but here are the highlights.

These fit wide feet really well and you may not even need the Wide size - use Lake's online fit guide to measure your feet and compare it to the shoe measurements - it works! They're comfortable right out of the box and what little break-in is required only takes a few rides. They're well-ventilated, but when you put covers over them, they trap heat better than most shoes, making them a great choice for 3-4 season riding. They also accommodate varying sock thicknesses well. The rubber on the soles is grippier than on other shoes I've owned, providing a more sure-footed feeling on rocky surfaces. Molding the heel cups is easy and very effective.

Overall, these are just really well-designed and constructed shoes.

Love em

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

Fit is just as described. Roomier in the toebox than my old Mavic’s. Been on some longish rides and no hotspots, rubbing, or numbness. A solid product. I’ve been a Sidi guy on the road for almost 20 years. I’m thinking of buying a pair of Lake’s after wearing these on the gravel rig for the last month! Buy em. You’ll thank me.

Fantastic all-day shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 40

I've now ridden both XC singletrack and long days of groad and mud with these shoes, and absolutely love them. These are the first shoes I've had that are comfortable for 8-10 hours of riding.
Points to love:
1. Double boa closure makes for easy fit adjustments while riding
2. Stiff sole has awesome power transfer
3. Molded/custom fit heel; first time I've done extended hike-a-bike sections without getting heel blisters, even with the stiff sole
4. Toe box is roomy enough for my duck feet on hot days without being sloppy
5. Ventilation is fantastic; after a 9-hour day in 85+ degree temps, I didn't have a single hot spot.

One additional note: I measured according to the Lake size chart which recommended a full size larger than my norm, and then sent the first pair back as they were too big. I ended up with my regular size. I was worried that there wasn't a woman's model available, but the men's shoe fits beautifully.

Hi Lynn! I also am a female rider and although these are extremely comfortable shoes, I have a bit of heel slip and before I decide to keep them, I wondered if you had tried heating and molding the heel as is said could be done. My main concern however, is that for my foot anatomy is that I have bit of a a side bunion (knuckle of my 5th toe) that pokes out a bit on the stretchy ventilation panel. I'm not sure that will be a good thing in a few months. I think the ventilation is great, but the panels are SO stretchy, I'm hoping the shoe will hold up (likely not as long as my old Sidi's I'm replacing). Thanks! Monica

Nice Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45.5

These are great and comfortable for long rides. I like the Boa and they tighten and loosen by turning either direction. This is nice for all day comfort as you can quickly adjust fit throughout the day. The toe box is ample but not too wide. Finally, the materials seem to be really nice and they seem well made. Nice rubber soles with a stiff carbon shank.


Cycling Footwear
36 4.5 5.5 224.5 - 227
37 5.5 6.5 230.5 - 234
37.5 6 7 234.5 - 237
38 6.5 7.5 237.5 - 240
38.5 6.75 7.75 240.5 - 243
39 7 8 243.5 - 246
39.5 7.5 8.5 246.5 - 250
40 7.75 8.75 250.5 - 253
40.5 8 9 253.5 - 256
41 8.5 9.5 256.5 - 260
41.5 9 10 260.5 - 263
42 9.5 10.5 263.5 - 266
42.5 9.75 11 266.5 - 270
43 10 11.5 270.5 - 273
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44 11   276.5 - 280
44.5 11.5   280.5 - 283
45 11.75   283.5 - 286
45.5 12   286.5 - 290
46 12.5   290.5 - 293
46.5 13   293.5 - 296
47 13.5   296.5 - 300
48 14   303.5 - 306
50 15   313.5 - 316.5
How to Measure:
Take your foot measurement In a standing position while wearing your cycling socks.
Step 1: Trace your foot onto a sheet of paper.
After you trace your foot take a ruler and make a line to mark the furthest point on all four sides.
Step 2: Length measurement.
Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the longest distance from heel to longest toe (first or second toe).
Step 3: Width measurement.
Use a millimeter ruler to get the measurement of the widest distance of foot from side to side.
Step 4: Repeat steps for other foot as your feet may be different sizes.
Typically you will want shoes that accommodate your largest foot the most comfortably.
Add 5mm to your actual length measurement to get recommended size.
Please Note: for accurate measurement please obtain a 3 digit millimeter measurement. Accurate measurements cannot be obtained from only 2 digits.