Wiggle’s in-house brand, dhb, has an updated footwear range for 2012 and we’ve just received the M1.0’s, which kick-start the mountain bike range, to test.
The M1.0 is an entry-level shoe and retails at £59.99. The shoe’s sole has been engineered “to strike a balance between the right level of stiffness for power transfer when on the bike, and comfort when running or walking with the bike”, according to dhb. As a result, the chunky rubber outer sole looks like it will provide plenty of grip on muddy trails, while the reinforced nylon sole is designed to take care of power transfer.
The synthetic upper has a form fit designed to hug the foot, while there’s very little stretch, which the manufacturer says limits energy loss on the upstroke. At the back of the shoe, a thermo plastic heel counter offers additional support. Meanwhile, the reinforced toe tip is double stitched for durability and mesh inserts look to keep the foot well ventilated.
Two colours are available – black and white – while the mountain bike range continues with the £99.99 M2.0C, which is based on the M1.0, but with a carbon composite sole and a micro-adjustable ratchet top strap. The company’s road and commuting shoes have also been updated.