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Eurobike 2016

Shimano launched a host of new products at Eurobike, including a dropper post and its S-PHYRE premium shoe line for road (RC9) and mountain (XC9). The one-piece outer is constructed from supple, stretch-resistant and breathable Teijin Avail microfiber synthetic leather. Perforated dimple vents make the shoes more flexible, providing a glove-like fit, says Shimano. The surround wrap upper also better accommodates a wider range of foot shapes, now enabling up to E+ wide widths in a standard size. Two Boa IP1 dials allow for quick and precise micro-adjustments in 1mm increments. Price for either road or mountain shoes is $400. Purchase includes complementary socks for road, cross-country and cyclocross racing.

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