DMT KR1. Dream shoe candidate?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
User avatar
853guy
Posts: 226
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:48 pm

by 853guy

wheelsONfire wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Why don't you become a test pilot and come back with a report?
I'd love to try the KR1, but i just like my Shimano shoes so i'd rather buy a second pair of these.
I may do. But I have kinda funny feet.

Standing up in a shoe is fine, but tells me nothing about how they behave an hour into a ride. Having learned the hard way the futility of trying to make a judgement on a shoe via anything less than a full fitment with a store that allows customisation via a stationary bike, I’ve promised myself I will only buy having subjected myself to that process, and that process alone. So far, only one store seems to have a pair in stock that meets that criteria, and it’s a two hour plane flight away. I’m happy to make that trip, but would make sure there were several sizes and other potential options in stock first.

Individual data points are great - hence my post - but they are merely indicative of a direction to pursue, not a decider of purchase.

Best,

853guy

User avatar
853guy
Posts: 226
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:48 pm

by 853guy

Oops. Double post.

by Weenie


User avatar
wheelsONfire
Posts: 2963
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:15 am
Location: NorthEU

by wheelsONfire

853guy wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:58 am
wheelsONfire wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 pm
Why don't you become a test pilot and come back with a report?
I'd love to try the KR1, but i just like my Shimano shoes so i'd rather buy a second pair of these.
I may do. But I have kinda funny feet.

Standing up in a shoe is fine, but tells me nothing about how they behave an hour into a ride. Having learned the hard way the futility of trying to make a judgement on a shoe via anything less than a full fitment with a store that allows customisation via a stationary bike, I’ve promised myself I will only buy having subjected myself to that process, and that process alone. So far, only one store seems to have a pair in stock that meets that criteria, and it’s a two hour plane flight away. I’m happy to make that trip, but would make sure there were several sizes and other potential options in stock first.

Individual data points are great - hence my post - but they are merely indicative of a direction to pursue, not a decider of purchase.

Best,

853guy
I've been buying from a country outside EU lately. They gather several sales and pay bulk taxes (so we, customers are free from it).
They offer KR1 at a fairly good price. Due to your interest i felt curious enough to look into this model.
Honestly, this has peaked my curiousity to!

At same time i actually have a better price at the (old) S-pyre RC9 (which i currently have).

I noted that my Shimano size is claimed 29.2cm (my feets measure 283-286mm full flatt with heat/ swallow included)
Typically, sizes vary pending mostly on toe box, width and foot fit (heel slip or not).
It's not without problems. I would surely need to figure if i am 45, 45½ or a 46 on these.
I have zero possibilty to try the shoes first!
Most likely i would need to buy minimum two pairs (and hope one of these is the correct size).
(i would ofcourse return the shoes not fitting)

Finally, you are right on, talking shoe+feet doing what they're supposed to (pedal) over just standing or walking around testing shoes.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

snaxez
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:14 pm
Location: Estonia

by snaxez

Does that outside EU shop have a name, and what is a fairly good price? So far I have seen them around 280€

KotP
Posts: 141
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:31 am

by KotP

Paging nestornnk
nestornnk wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:18 pm
First ride on a new bike today. Saddle clamp came loose and my temper as well...
Image

User avatar
853guy
Posts: 226
Joined: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:48 pm

by 853guy

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/c ... es/dmt-kr1

Like all shoe reviews, your mileage may vary.

853guy

Yoeki
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:27 am

by Yoeki

Has anyone been using these the past months? They've been out for a year or so now and was hoping some people here might have some first hand experience. Im curious how the ventilation is when the temperature drops, compared to the more tradionational shoes/materials. Also if the one boa dial matters much at all once on the road. I recently tried these on at a specialist cycling shoe store and they felt fantastic but that doesnt say much about how they react while riding etc.... Of about 20 odd brands the store has, only the Lake cx332/237 and DMT seemed to fit my reasonably wide feet.

User avatar
Stendhal
Posts: 195
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:43 am
Location: Silicon Valley

by Stendhal

I found reviews on-line from Cycling Weekly (7 out of 10) and Road Bike Action.
Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL6 (6.39 kg), Cervelo Aspero (7.87)
Retired: LOW// mki, Pinarello Dogma F10 \ F8, Lapierre Pulsium, TIME Fluidity, Wilier Cento1 SR, Ridley Noah, Cyfac Cadence, Cervelo S2, R3, R5, Felt Z25, Klein Quantum, Cannondale 2.0

Yoeki
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:27 am

by Yoeki

Stendhal wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:50 pm
I found reviews on-line from Cycling Weekly (7 out of 10) and Road Bike Action.
Yeah Ive read a few reviews but was hoping for more first hand experience from other cyclists after extensive usage. Plus i heard one story of the stitching comming away from the boa and im hoping its not a common problem.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post