Ultra High Performance MTB
Reviewed by JD Of NSC from Boston, MA on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The X-Project 3.0 is a race level high performance shoe for serious cyclists. The carbon fiber sole does not flex much at all but walking is manageable. The sole lugs do grip many surfaces well and there is some heel cushioning so it is still way better than a road shoe for off the bike. The ability to deliver your power to the pedal is what this shoe is about. These are very different then the X-Alp series in flex yet shoe comfort is not compromised with an excellent heel cup, excllent innersole with metatarsal support, and nice toe room. The only difference between the 3.0 and the 2.0 that I can see is that the 3.0 ventilation seems better on the 3.0, flashier graphics, and the 3.0 doesn't have 1:1 fit kit which you can buy independently. I tried the fit kit and did not find it helpful but some people will find it beneficial. The negative review that was made on this shoe is something you can expect from novice cyclists who can not appreciate a shoe of this caliber as it is so different from the X-Alp. It is simple, if you are a casual cyclist, this shoe is not for you but if you appreciate a shoe with the ultimate in pedaling efficiency, you should consider the Project series. Thus, I kind of recommend the 3.0 over the 2.0 if the fit kit is not important to you and you like the graphics which I think are really cool but some may think too glitzy.