Specialized S-Works Recon Mountain Bike Shoes

Specialized S-Works Recon Mountain Bike Shoes
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Finding the perfect cross country race shoes can be tough going, but with the S-Works Recon shoes, we've made the choice simple. Exceptional power transfer? Check. Gram-counter approved? Check. Undeniable style? You got it. With the S-Works Recon you get XC-focused mountain bike shoes that truly have no compromises.

We took a no-holds-barred approach to transferring every bit of your power to the pedals. The sole utilizes a rubber toe and heel for superior off-the-bike traction, while the pontoons are made of a harder TPU to provide excellent stability and power transfer to the pedal. A completely refined Padlock Heel, meanwhile, packs in more comfort with the same exceptional heel hold that you found in the previous iteration. And finally, the space-grade Dyneema material used in the upper doesn't stretch when pulled on, making sure that your foot stays where it's supposed to. With all of these features combined, you can be sure that we've kept in line with the motto "every watt is sacred."

In the comfort arena, we kept all of the Body Geometry features you know and love, like the Longitudinal Arch, Varus Wedge, and Metatarsal Button. Each one of these features have been ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to not only boost power, but also to increase efficiency and reduce the risk of injury. We also took luxury into account by designing the S-Works Recon to have a form that complements its function, so you'll find seams that are bonded together, rather than sewn, cleaning up the lines and contouring to your foot with slipper-like comfort. The custom CNC'd alloy Boa dials add some panache, but they also feature durable spring clutch internals and precise, one-millimeter micro-adjustments that let you perfectly dial in your fit.

The S-Works Recon embodies everything we know about footwear, compacted into one shoe with no compromises, no shortcuts—just explosive speed and superior comfort.

- Body Geometry sole and footbed are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce the chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
- Our stiffest and lightest XC FACT carbon plate maximizes power transfer: Stiffness Index 13.0
- Dyneema Mesh is trapped between layers of four-way stretch mesh and TPU to create no-stretch zones for the ultimate connection and comfort.
- Independent alloy BOA S3-Snap dials for on-the-fly micro-adjustment, backed by the BOA Lifetime Guarantee.
- PadLock heel construction cradles the heel and is proven to improve acceleration.
- Titanium alloy cleat nut
- SlipNot rubber heel and toe tread for confident traction on all terrain with removable toe studs.
- Form Fit last with a roomy toe box for the ultimate in connectivity and comfort.
- Two-bolt cleat pattern fits all major MTB pedals.
- Approximate weight: 270g (1/2 pair, Size 42)

Cycling shoes use cleats to attach the shoe to the pedal. Cleats are sold with pedals or as replacements and come in two distinct styles:

2-bolt or SPD
Used primarily on mountain shoes

3-bolt or Look/SPD-SL
Used primarily on road shoes


Intended Use Mountain
Cleat Compatibility Two-bolt SPD-style
Closure and Fit Adjustment Independent alloy BOA S3-Snap dials
Upper Dyneema, four-way stretch mesh, TPU
Midsole XC FACT carbon plate
Outsole SlipNot rubber
Stiffness Index: Value/Range 13.0
Weight 540g/pair

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Basics / 40.5 888818575466 61120-00405
Basics / 43.5 888818575305 61120-00435
Basics / 44 888818575657 61120-0044
Basics / 44.5 888818574520 61120-00445
Basics / 45.5 888818576531 61120-00455
Basics / 46 888818574353 61120-0046
White / 37 888818579211 61120-0137
White / 38 888818578726 61120-0138
White / 38.5 888818578306 61120-01385
White / 39 888818576913 61120-0139
White / 39.5 888818573110 61120-01395
White / 40 888818573233 61120-0140
White / 40.5 888818574995 61120-01405
White / 41 888818577941 61120-0141
White / 41.5 888818579693 61120-01415
White / 42 888818576241 61120-0142 2592
White / 42.5 888818576432 61120-01425
White / 43 888818575510 61120-0143
White / 43.5 888818579624 61120-01435
White / 44 888818578139 61120-0144
White / 44.5 888818579228 61120-01445
White / 45 888818578436 61120-0145
White / 45.5 888818577293 61120-01455
White / 46 888818579938 61120-0146
White / 46.5 888818579358 61120-01465
White / 47 888818579013 61120-0147
White / 48 888818576494 61120-0148
White / 49 888818574858 61120-0149