Lots of options out there, if you want the most options for a 1X direct mount is the way to goAny of you nerds know about direct mount chainrings/cranks? Good idea? Bad Idea? Have a decent deal on CL but unsure about if it's a good idea since it seems everyone uses their own pattern instead of a standard like BCD.
As was mentioned the Giro Privateer is a good shoe that's affordable but fair warning, I've broken all 3 pairs I've owned. Not sure how I do it but it'll crack right between the cleat and the toe spike mount. Still very rideable and useable but can feel the flex in the shoe when walking/hard effort.I know I've asked before, but any recommendations on casual/road/gravel shoes? Preferably something I could wear for mountain biking (midwest MTB). I keep getting pointed to a pair of Sidi dominators, but the last pair of shoes recommended to me by the shop weren't great (DZR something).