Bontrager Inform RL Shoe Problem

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Zachariah
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by Zachariah

The cleat threads have suddenly become scary loose. Once I tore into the inside of the sole - I see the tiny triangular thread inserts are only held by cellophane packing tape! I swear, Made in China stuff sux!

What can I do to improve this problem? Return/exchange is out of the question, because I got these used on fleabay. After 900 miles - all the threads inside the carbon sole are wiggling now. Suggestions?
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do they wiggle while a cleat is installed?

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thisisatest wrote:do they wiggle while a cleat is installed?


Not really, but the cleat insert keep turning and never gets tightened properly.
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Maybe you can glue the inserts in place and still be happy with the shoes? That is what i would do.

Just for my sanity, are my fizik R1 shoes made in Yurp?


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by Grill

I have 2012 Bontrager RL and 2012 RXXXL shoes and they've been great. My RL's have done over 2000 miles in the last two months with no issues, even after smashing a few cleats from some silly riding.

On RBR you mention that you got these shoes off ebay for a steal, did you ever think as to why?

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Get everything in the right position and then "JB Weld is your friend".
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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