Specialized S-Works Exos review

The Specialized S-Works Exos represent the cutting edge of cycling shoe technology but have a price tag to match

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Specialized S-Works Exos shoes are some of the most comfortable I've worn, but it's what you'd expect from a pair of shoes with such an exclusionary price tag

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable upper

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    158g per shoe!

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    A good fit at the heel without any rubbing

Reasons to avoid
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    The padded tongue stops the Exos being a pair of fit-and-forget shoes

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The Specialized S-Works Exos are brand new, lightweight climbing shoes from the American brand, boasting some big claims.

Firstly, there's the weight: each shoe only weighs 158g in a size 43, making it one of the lightest dial equipped pair of cycling shoes on the market. Then there's the price tag, an eye-watering £450 which is enough to leave your mouth agape and securely puts them in the 'money no object' category.

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