Price US $249

686 New Balance 1971 Speed Lace 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The 686 New Ballance 1971 Speedlace is one of those boots that is light pretty responsive and seems adequately well made.  Our one gripe is if you are going to do speed lace we’d rather see an upper and lower instead of just one unifying lace that is like a single BOA boot.  If you can get past the poor adjustability then you still have a comfortable easy to lace boot with an almost aggressive flex.

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Riding Level

Intermediate - Expert

Lacing Type

Speed Lace

Manufactured in

Flex

Medium

Turn Initiation

Medium/Slow

Comfort

Good

Heel Hold

Good

Adjustability

Poor

Reduced Footprint

Average

Flex Retention

Average

Shock Absorption

Good

Traction

Good

On & Off Ease

Good