Pinnacle cycling shoes at Evans Cycles cost from £39.99 (but do compare to Black Friday deals elsewhere)

The Evans Cycles own brand option brings a low price to clipless riding

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Swapping trainers and flat pedals for the best clipless pedals and dedicated cycling shoes can make a world of difference to your comfort and efficiency on the bike. No more slipping feet, and the chance to recruit more muscle in the upstroke makes this a huge upgrade, however, the process can be costly.

Pinnacle - the in-house brand at Evans Cycles - has three pairs of cycling shoes in its range. Their RRPs range from £99.99 to £139.99, but among the plethora of Black Friday bike deals out there they're selling for as little as £39.99 for the black Radium road shoes. 

The range of Pinnacle shoes (see them here) includes road shoes, mountain bike shoes (with a recessed cleat, these will work for commuting or as gravel bike shoes), and flat 'lifestyle' shoes. 

The black Pinnacle Radium Road Cycling Shoes look pretty smart for the £39.99 outlay, and they feature closure by a 'Turn Lock Fastening System', which looks a lot like the dials we see elsewhere on more expensive shoes. That said, there is only a limited size range left - there's a bit more choice if you opt for the white or yellow version. While these are selling for £50, the RRP is £139.99 so could represent a steal. 

The upper is constructed from a synthetic, microfibre material. Of course, expecting a carbon sole at this price point might be a bit ambitious. The best cycling shoes for performance riding feature carbon soles, but actually the nylon outsole used here will provide more flex and can be more comfortable for beginners. 

The men's road shoes weigh in at 306g in a size 8, whilst a women's size 5 is 255g.

The Pinnacle Maple mountain bike shoes may be just as popular among gravel bike riders. These feature a reinforced toe box, to keep rock strikes at bay. The outsole is nylon again, with a raised tread to help shed mud, a recessed cleat and the upper uses a Velcro closure.

Road and mountain bike shoes aren't new at Pinnacle, but the range has grown by one - to include the Pinnacle Cedar Cycling shoes. These lace up shoes are similar to mountain bike shoes for use with flat pedals.


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The idea is you can slip these on easily, but the heel cup will hug your ankle for a good fit, whilst an abrasion panel at the front protects from scuffs when you put your feet down. 

In this instance, the outsole is a phylon and rubber construction, which should prevent slippage on the pedals.

We've had some good experiences with own-brand cycling shoes, Wiggle's dhb Dorica shoes won out 'best shoes under £100' grouptest. However, these were particularly impressive for including a carbon sole at £100. Not only that, the Dorica shoes are actually reduced to £70 right now - it's one of the best Black Friday cycling shoe deals we've seen, so it may be worth shopping around!

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.