What they say: The Republic LX R combines an elegant upper with a new nylon and rubber co-molded outsole for improved durability,
What we say: Getting the right styling cues for a more casual rider isn’t always easy, so kudos to Giro for the Republic which we think looks great.
With a sleek, synthetic, highly reflective upper that closes with a traditional lace, Giro has managed to give the Republic shoe quite a subtle road look, yet the semi chunky two-bolt compatible sole manages to straddle the middle ground between road and off-road well.
A stiff sole means better power transfer to the pedals, while a curved shape’s been used to make them easier to walk in. Available in sizes 40-48 as well as in this or a Tabacco Leather color. Weight is 692g. Best paired with the Richey Comp XC pedals, right.
Conclusion: Stylish yet subtle – the LX R is a more everyday performance option.