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Recon 3.0 Gravel & Mountain Bike Shoe

The Recon 3.0 is all about putting the legendary performance of our S-Works Recon—power transfer, comfort, light weight, style—in a package perfect for the XC and gravel rider. Starting with Body Geometry, Recon 3.0 delivers comfort and efficiency, with features that stand-out off the beaten path.

Looking for in the saddle speed as well as off-bike performance? Recon 3.0 mates a carbon outsole with a Pavé-inspired glass fiber forefoot to create Carbon STRIDE toe-flex, which lets your foot function naturally off the bike, yet still provides incredible power transfer with a stiffness index of 10.0. Whether you’re flying up a run-up on the ‘cross course or strolling into the brewhouse post ride, STRIDE toe-flex is a game changer.

We know venturing off-road means venturing into the unknown, so we’ve given the Recon 3.0 XPEL Mesh to create a comfortable fit that sheds water, keeping the shoe light and making it dry as fast as it rides. Our SlipNot compound provides full rubber coverage of the outsole for off bike traction on any surface, with open treads to eject mud.

Dual L6-Snap Boas and a Velcro forefoot closure ensure micro adjustable comfort with a secure fit designed for all day comfort and performance, whether your ride calls for open gravel, twisting single track and even more than your fair share of hike-a-bike.

Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 100 Reviews

Awesome MTB shoes!

Just awesome fit and quality is great, may be my best MTB shoe in 30 years. Size 43 fit perfectly, fairly roomy toe box and great heal fit along the lines of Sidi. I’m between 43 and 44 in Shimano, and pretty much right at 43.5 with Sidi. The BOA’s work great and the dials are far enough off the shoe they are easy to grab even when wet or muddy.


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Robert

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Great buy

Specialized does it again.. the power transfer is superb… i


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ronald b.

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Overall wonderful shoe

Stiff carbon some when pedaling got rid of hotspots for me. Still walks excellent with the flex toe stuff. Good looking color. Boa’s are a must. Good room in toe box not a narrow shoe. Got a pair for my daughter as well who races on a MTB team and she loves them too.


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Kenny F.

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Upgraded shoes

I had the middle of the road Recon 2 shoes for the past two years to MTB and Gravel bike. I upgraded to the Recon 3 shoes. A much more comfortable shoe for me. Just a little pricey.


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Craig A.

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Superb

Love these. Upgraded my Bontrager shoes after four years, and love them. The foot bed is wide and comfortable, and the back is snug and really easy to pull from. The sole is solid and the grip is firm. The cactus red color is amazing.


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Elise P.

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Great shoes for MTB or Gravel

I've bought the shoes for my gravel rides and I love them. These are SPD shoes. The body geometry makes them very comfortable. They have the correct stiffness.


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Pawel R.

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Colors don't match website

I ordered the blue with light blue Recon 3.0 online. When they arrived the color isn't close to the what the website shows. It's not blue at all, much more green. I should have sent them back, but I needed new shoes. Now I'm stuck with a color I don't like. I also don't like having to buy an extra $40 foam footbed. Feels like a ripoff.


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Michael

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great fit, size matches my

great fit, size matches my son's shoe size (36); cleats fit in nicely, good for running in cross on multi surfaces


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Keith A.

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Overall is a good kind

Overall is a good kind of gravel or MTB shoe that doesn’t get my five stars review just because it bothers me where the upper ball wires are located once I tie it up regardless I would buy it again


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Guest G.

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Dial in the Best Fit

I have very high arches and slightly wide feet. The double BOAs allow me to dial in the perfect fit. I've tried several different models of MTB/gravel shoes and the Recon is perfect. Just finished a 90-mile canal trail ride in Central NY with no numbness or related issues. Great shoe!


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Philip M.

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