Salomon Sense ride 2


257g (UK 8)


Low-profile and lightweight, the Sense ride 2s operate off an 8mm heel to toe drop, giving
a neutral feeling that at home equally with rolling along at chatting pace or really getting a shift on down fire roads. The cushioned midsole lacks little in the response department, either. Although the outsole's lugs are shallow and widely spaced, they’re surprisingly grippy, so will take you confidently over hardtop and rocks as well as parched trails. Venting is decent for summer use, too. We’re not huge fans of the ‘quicklace’ system, though – who doesn’t have time to tie their laces? Fool-proof systems like adidas's Boa dial are better.

Verdict: Lightest shoe on test, and very versatile.