Etnies Camber CL SPD Clip Shoes

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The Etnies Camber CL Shoes offer a tough and durable construction with a sole unit that allows for uncompromising grip alongside quick and easy clipping into your pedals... Read More

The Etnies Camber CL Shoes offer a tough and durable construction with a sole unit that allows for uncompromising grip alongside quick and easy clipping into your pedals.

The smooth bonded Exo-Shield upper of the Camber SL Shoes is incredibly durable while also offering flexibility for on-the-bike comfort. There are also ventilation zones to let your feet breathe, ensuring you feel as fresh at the finish of your BMX ride as at the start. Reinforced toe and heel boxes also boost protection from debris kicked up off the track.

At the ankle, a flexible integrated sock is not only supremely comfortable but also prevents dirt, dust, and stones from getting inside and causing annoyance. The Power Strap also adds stability to your foot, offering a secure fit and preventing ankle lift when it comes time to pedal hard.

When you're getting ready and keen to get on the track, there's nothing easier than tightening up the laces and getting going. A lace lock keeps them securely in place and a lace guard stops any issues with them catching in the drivetrain. And of course, the laces are reliable in all weathers and easy to use and replace. Simple. Fuss-free. Less faff. Just more time on the trails.

Clip-in and Ride

With a unique tread pattern and large cleat zone, the Camber SL makes sure you can quickly and easily get clipped into your pedals. And if you're clipped out for a moment, the sticky rubber maintains an excellent level of grip on the pedal body.

When you're off the bike, the tread pattern also provides sure-footed performance across loose dirt, mud, rocks, and roots. Ideal for sessioning trail features and pushing back up to the trailhead for your next fun-filled ride.

Cleat Guidance

These MTB shoes are compatible with MTB pedal systems, which use cleats with SPD standard (2-bolt standard), e.g.: Shimano SPD, Time ATAC, CrankBrothers, CrankBrothers Race, Look MTB, Xtreme MTB, Wellgo MTB, Ritchey MTB.

Specification:

  • Formula G rubber with clipless pedal specific tread pattern
  • STI Evolution® Foam midsole
  • Nylon clipless pedal shank optimized for pedaling efficiency and off bike walkability
  • Pro Foam 1 molded PU footbed
  • Exo-Shield upper, lightweight, breathable, and protection where it’s needed
  • Adjustable Power Strap for extra lockdown
  • Repel treated upper blocks moisture
  • The Lace Lock on the tongue keeps laces in place
  • Lace Guard asymmetric lacing keeps laces protected from pedals
  • Nylon pull loop on heel and tongue
  • System Flo2 Compression Tongue provides air flow to the foot and keeps debris out
  • Reflective heel panel for safety
  • Colour: Black
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FREESTYLE VS RACING BMX BIKES?

Choosing the correct bike for your discipline is extremely important, and sometimes for those new to the sport it can be difficult to know or decide, so we’ve broken down the main differences to help you make a decision. 

Freestyle bikes are designed for the skatepark, the streets or the trails.  They are constructed from strong, hard wearing materials and usually feature Steel or Chromoly frames.  This means that the bike can stand up to a certain amount of impacts and hard landings, but remember no bike is indestructible.  For riders looking to learn tricks and stunts, then a freestyle bike is the correct choice.

Race bikes are designed specifically with the track in mind, they are nimble lightweight machines for putting down quick lap times.  Typically, they are constructed from lightweight materials like aluminium and carbon fibre to keep the weight down and the rider at the front of the pack.  These bikes are strong enough for smooth landings on race and pump tracks but will not take the abuse that a freestyle bike would in concrete skateparks.  If you’re looking to set fast lap times or begin your competitive career on the track, a race bike is the right choice. 

WHAT SIZE BIKE WOULD I NEED?

Choosing the correct size BMX bike is very important, bikes that are too large will be cumbersome and hard to manoeuvre and bikes that are too small can feel cramped and hard to keep under control.  

Youth freestyle bikes are sized depending on the diameter of the wheel staring at 12” all the way through to 18”, at a 20” wheel the bike is considered an adult size.  Adult freestyle bikes are sized on top tube length, a 18.5” top tube is extra small for younger teenagers who have just moved up to an adult bike, a 20” top tube is small, 20.5” a medium and anything over a 21” is considered large.

Race bikes feature 20-inch wheels on all models, but the components and frame are sized dependent on age and height.  Youth race bikes start from a Micro size for very young riders and offer a range of sizes through to expert XL.  Pro size and upwards are considered adult bikes and are usually offered up to a Pro XXXL or larger for very tall riders. 

We recommend consulting our height charts from the link below to help you choose your perfect sized bike:

FREESTYLE HEIGHT CHART

RACING HEIGHT CHART

WHAT LEVEL DO I NEED?

Choosing the right level bike for your riding ability is important.  Components that are not suitable for your level of riding can wear or fail much sooner than expected.  Although BMX bikes can look very similar, under the surface components and materials used can vary greatly. 

All our bikes are cherry picked from the very best BMX specialist brands, and all our bikes are designed specifically for use at the skatepark or on the track. 

FREESTYLE BIKES

For first time riders new to the sport our entry level bikes, priced from £200-£400, are perfect, most of these are made from high tensile steel which means they are still relatively strong, but can be slightly heavier than higher end models.  You might find you’ll want to upgrade to something lighter sooner than you’d think.  If you are planning on using the bike in rain or bad weather, we do strongly advise choosing a model with fully sealed bearings all round. 

If you are already confident on a bike and have some experience in skateparks or performing tricks and jumps then we would recommend choosing a mid-range bike, priced from £400 to £700, with a full Chromoly frame, fork, and bars.  This will be lighter and stronger than an entry level model.

 For an experienced person that is already capable of performing most tricks and has previously owned BMX bikes then a high-end complete bike, or full custom would be suggested to meet the demands of this rider, these bikes are priced from £700 plus. 

RACE BIKES

Our range of entry level race bikes are perfect for first time racers, usually priced between £200 and £400 most of these are constructed of heavier steel rather than aluminium. These are great to get a feel for the sport but would not be able to keep up in a competitive environment. 

Our mid-range race bikes are the perfect for riders who are beginning their path to competitive racing.  Priced between £400 and £800 these are not quite the high-end steeds you see at national level races, but they all feature lightweight aluminium frames and are designed specifically with the racetrack in mind.

For experienced riders who are already racing confidently at a competitive level we offer a small range of high-end complete bikes.  These are usually priced between £800 and £1500 and feature many aftermarket components like carbon forks, disc brakes and folding tyres.  However, at this level we highly recommend building a full custom bike, usually costing between £1500 and £3000 all components can be chosen specifically with the rider in mind.  For help on building a custom bike give us a call or drop us an email!

CASSETTE OR FREECOASTER

One of our most frequently asked questions in freestyle is, which rear hub do I want, a freecoaster or a cassette?  Most experienced riders know their preference, but if you’re new to the sport it can be difficult to know which choice to make. 

The main difference between the two is the way the bike performs when going backwards.  A traditional cassette hub requires the rider to pedal in time with the rotation of the wheel while travelling backwards, while a freecoaster allows the rider to travel backwards while keeping the pedals level in the same position as riding forwards.

Although this may seem like a brilliant feature, it does come at a price!  Freecoaster hubs feature a “Slack” before engagement while pedalling forward.  This means that you can turn the crank a set amount (Usually an adjustable amount) before the drivetrain engages.  This is referred to as the “Slack”, when riding backwards you must keep your feet positioned within the slack, if your pedals rotate too much the drivetrain will engage and your pedals will start to rotate.  The smaller the slack, the harder it is to keep your pedal positioned within it while riding backwards.  This means that certain tricks are harder to perform, especially those that rely on pedal pressure, for example Tire Taps.

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