Giant Surge Elite HV shoes review

At just below the £200 mark, the Giant Surge Elite HV shoes sit at a competitive price point but how do they stack up against the competition?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Giant Surge Elite HV shoes feature a stiffer sole than many at this price point. Despite being a high volume shoe, we found the fit came up a little small – we'd recommend sizing up and trying before you buy

Reasons to buy
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    Stiff sole

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    Tougher build quality and upper

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Sizing comes up small

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A behemoth of the bike world, Giant has made huge strides in providing almost all additional equipment in house. From wheels to tyres and saddles to shoes, including these, the Giant Surge Elite HV. They sit one rung below the Giant Surge Pro shoes, but feature many of the same technologies.

For starters, the brand has continued the use of its ExoBeam sole. It's a mixture of carbon and glass fiber composites (the Surge Pro is pure carbon) but the theory behind it remains the same: it produces better pedalling efficiency while reducing knee pain.

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