When we have the groove, we feel like we can ride all day at a tempo pace. Not killing it, not noodling, but moving, rolling, feeling the ups but not slowed by them and taking advantage of the downs, and not distracted by the ruts and rocks. This is where Mavic's Tempo Shoes shine. It's a one-shoe-for-everything kind of dog. Stiff enough for transmitting lots of power from your legs to your pedals, but with a little give, so you can feel comfortable on the hike-a-bike sections, thanks to the Carbon Comp outsole. And the rubber bumper toe cap is bigger and softer than the previous iteration, better for bashing as it's more durable. Also improved is the security system. The ratcheting buckle has gotten larger to make for easier, more confident manipulation by big or gloved hands. The ratchet strap has gotten deeper valleys between the teeth for better grip and a better-sounding click. The Ergo Straps runs through integrated, two-position nylon lace guides for both better fit and smoother action. At the rear, the Energy Lock heel still hocks down your foot with its comfortable, minimalist shape. The rest of the shoe remains the same. There's the Clima Vent Tongue that combines mesh with padding to give you both protection and ventilation. The Contagrip sole has well-spaced lugs to make sure that grip is good and that the shoe doesn't clog with mud. The toes are threaded for spikes, and short, dry-condition studs are included. The Ergo Fit 2D insole is pre-shaped for better support and has both a soft foam top for comfort and a harder, crushable foam bottom for user-molded customization. The Mavic Tempo Shoes come in Black/Silver. They come in whole and half sizes for 4.5-12 UK. Claimed weight is 390g for a size 8.5 shoe.
Looking at buying this one. I ride mountain, a lot. Want to start riding road. Price range? I found one for 150, my size. Seem reasonable? I know bikes and I know its running all 105, which is pretty decent. All id do is switch out that terrible bio-pace crank. Rebuild the entire bike (hubs, ... Read More »
I'm new to power so please excuse my ignorance.
I did 90 minutes at tempo last week with 8% decoupling. Should I continue to do 90 minute tempo rides until I get under the 5% benchmark, or should I check wko to find the exact moment I decoupled and limit my tempo rides to that time until I can do ... Read More »
I'm coming to Boston with my bike in a few weeks (wife is running the marathon).
We'll be staying in Somerville.
I'd like to get in a 3-4 hr hard tempo ride on Sunday morning, and looking for a route. There's about N! routes listed on mapmyride.com. Can you guys help me separate the wheat fro ... Read More »