Northwave Extreme RR shoes review

Northwave has been in the game a long time and and does things a little differently – will the Extreme RR shoes perform?

Northwave Extreme RR
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Northwave Extreme RR shoes are a dazzling pair of booties. They work well and have great levels of stiffness. I feel that one dial is limiting in terms of fit and, although not bad, it could be better.

Reasons to buy
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    Carbon sole is stiff and supportive

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    No pressure from the pedals through the sole

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Reasons to avoid
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    Frustrating quick-release system

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The Northwave Extreme RR has been with us for a few years now, but since our last test in 2017 the price has been hiked to £319.99, from £294.99. Are you getting any more?

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.