Giro Trans BOA road shoe review

The revamped Trans benefits from a Boa update

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The latest update to the Giro Trans has improved it to another level thanks to the BOA dials. It is efficient and relatively comfortable, though we'd recommend trying before you buy. The only let down is that it's just a little bit bland and uninspiring in design.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Same Easton EC70 sole as more expensive Giro shoes

  • +

    Excellent heel retention

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Upper is a little stiff around the side of the foot

  • -

    Uninspiring looks

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For Giro the Trans model has always represented the gateway to high performance within its road shoe range. It's the first model to feature a full carbon sole and to also share significant tech with the ever popular, high-end Empire and Imperial models.

The Trans has now had a complete update and Giro has done away with the ratchet buckle retention system of old and instead has adapted these shoes to feature a modern BOA dial and lace retention system.

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