Cycling Weekly put the new Surge Pro shoe to the test and published their results in a comprehensive review at CyclingWeekly.com. Tester Simon Smythe gave the Surge Pro a near-perfect 9/10 ranking, praising it for its “light weight”, “very supportive upper” and “great looks.”
“Giant is one of the industry’s original thinkers, willing to go out on a limb rather than follow the herd,” Smythe wrote. “And with the Surge Pro it has done exactly that with great results. The innovative ExoBeam system paired with the highly supportive ExoWrap upper makes for a shoe that feels super connected, very fast and kind to the joints too—and as you’d expect of a WorldTour-level shoe, they’re also very light.”
In his review, Smyth detailed all the features and technologies in the Surge Pro, including its full-carbon ExoBeam outsole combined with a BOA closure.
“The new Surge Pro continues to use Giant’s independently developed and highly innovative ExoBeam system that featured in the original Surge, launched in 2015, whereby the heel and forefoot are connected by a beam of carbon rather than the usual flat midsole,” Smythe wrote. “This is designed to allow a small amount of independent ‘3D’ movement for the lower leg and heel in the journey around the pedal stroke (eversion and inversion), reducing strain on the knee and ankle joints, while maintaining stiffness longitudinally.”
To read the full review, go to CyclingWeekly.com.
And for more details on the new Surge Pro, click here.