Bontrager Circuit road shoes review

The Bontrager Circuit shoes are lightweight and surprisingly airy road shoes that are stylish and affordable

Bontrager Circuit Road Cycling Shoes
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Bontrager Circuit is a high-performance shoe at a great price. It looks good and it's comfortable with the option to mount either three-hole or two-hole cleats. They should last a long time and perform well the whole time.


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    Three-hole or two-hole cleat mounting

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    Bold colours


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    Single direction BOA adjustment

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    No cleat adjustability

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Since being founded by former motocross racer Keith Bontrager in 1965, the Bontrager brand has come a very long way from its original roots in mountain biking and frame building. Today, the Bontrager name represents the accessories side of Trek Bikes. Its range of products spans wide with a little bit of something in nearly every category of cycling components, accessories and apparel. 

While Bontrager has plenty of top-of-the-line gear, they also have gear for the masses. The Bontrager Circuit Shoes fall under the gear for the masses category as shoes that perform dutifully while not costing a fortune. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx