The Dice delivers exactly what it promises. The sole is
stiff where you need it to be; the fit is comfortable, and
the construction is topnotch. It doesn’t feel like a high-
performance race shoe, but if that’s what you were
looking for, you missed the point.
We rode the Dice shoes with both Shimano XT trail and Crankbrothers Mallet 3 pedals and had no
clearance issues with either one. These shoes work
best with a pedal that has a bit of a platform to take
advantage of the grippy sole, and we love them for
that. The cleat is recessed on these shoes, which can
make the engagement tougher to find, but once there,
these shoes click in with no problem. The cover for
the cleats must be cut off to expose the threads for the
cleat bolts, but we had no trouble with the process.
DZR also includes a replacement, bolt-on rubber
cover—should you want to remove the cleats later on.
The Dice offers plenty of performance without it
looking like you borrowed Spaceman Spiff’s shoes for
your afternoon ride, and they only cost a C-note.
These aren’t for everyone, but they’ve made it into
our regular rotation, especially if our ride includes
anything off the beaten singletrack, like a stop at a
coffee or taco shop.