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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    This week Specialized launched three new additions to its popular Recon shoe line. Like the Recon, these new shoes are aimed at mountain biking and gravel riders, but unlike the flagship Recon - the price tag is much more manageable for racers on a budget or want more walkability in their shoes...
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    Mavic has unveiled a full suite of new Ultimate gear, including these $4250 wheels. Any product in the Mavic line that carries the Ultimate name represents the French company's best in materials, design, and function. It's the premium, pro-level equipment that Mavic's nearly 130-year history in...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano's new gravel ambassador crew was out in force at Almanzo in Minnesota. This whole gravel thing, apparently there's something to it. What was once a niche-of-niche market segment has rapidly become the place for new product development. How do we know this? Well, when industry giant's...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    On 4 May, the Giro d'Italia's 101st edition commenced in Israel. In the weeks that have followed the peloton has taken on the hills and plains of Sicily, the unforgiving Monte Zoncolan and Colle delle Finestre, and much more. In celebration of this milestone edition of the Corsa Rosa, fi'zi:k...
  5. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The Helix is the newest addition to Bont's race-ready offerings. What is it The Bont Helix road shoe supplies performance and comfort on the bike without compromise. Blending Bont's race specific anatomic fit, a re-imagined BOA closure system, and ultra-stiff carbon sole. Pros Comfortable...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    The new S-Works 7 Shoe aimed to maintain the performance of its predecessor, but do so in a more comfortable package. With the professional road racing season ramping up for another year, Specialized has a pair of new weapons for its slew of sponsored riders - and you. Today, the...
  7. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Scott Road RC SL. Swiss bike maker Scott makes a lot more than just bikes. Their road cycling shoes are some of the best on the market and they have a host of new options in the 2018 model year pipeline. Here's a look direct from the Eurobike trade show in Germany. Road RC SL For riders that...
  8. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Bont's Vaypor+ 2016 is an expensive, luxury cycling shoe designed with all-day comfort in mind. What is it? Bont calls its Vaypor+ 2016 a luxury sportive road cycling shoe. As such it uses exotic materials like kangaroo leather for its upper, and it has a stylish aesthetic. A heat-moldable...
  9. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The new Factor Techlace line-up includes three color options. Price is $350. Giro is aiming for the best of all worlds with its new Factor Techlace road shoe. This high end $350 lightweight number utilizes a single Boa dial at the top of the instep along with a pair of Techlaces over the...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The RC7 uses a one-piece upper construction and a rigid carbon fiber composite sole to ensure efficiency and deliver light weight. Shimano has expanded its line of road cycling shoes, adding the new Road Performance line to its already expansive footwear offerings. These new mid-tier priced...
  11. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Venting on these shoes is terrific. The thin, bonded mesh material on the upper and sole keep air moving (click to enlarge). Photo by Brian Hodes Lowdown: Mavic Cosmic Ultimate Shoe Key criteria for a high end road cycling shoe? Low weight, stiff sole, ease of adjustment, secure fit - and of...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    DMT is an Italian brand based out of Verona, Italy who's founder has a long history in cycling shoes even before creating the brand in 1996. Currently, their production is based out of a factory in Bosnia. The DMT factory employs over 1,800 people and they also product sports shoes for Nike. In...
  13. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Wrapped with DWR treated supple sheepskin leather that's soft to the touch, these $169 shoes feature a stiff metal-reinforced nylon shank and gum rubber traction outsole (click to enlarge). Bay Area-based shoe maker DZR has a new offering that will keep you dry (and looking cool) during your...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    Your perfect shoe is the one that provides the features you want, and fits without causing discomfort. Photo courtesy of Art's Cyclery Editor's Note: This article is courtesy of the team at Art's Cyclery. The original post can be found here. Cycling technology doesn't end with the bike...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    The Sidi Kaos Air Carbon features perforations to allow for better air flow and retails for $299.99 (click to enlarge). Sidi is one of the biggest brands in cycling shoes and they have stood the test of time, despite an influx of new players to the market. Highlighted here are two all new...
  16. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    The ExoBeam sole technology combines stiffness in the forefoot, where most of a rider's power is applied, with strategically engineered flex zones to reduce tension and strain in the lower leg (click to enlarge). The world's largest bike maker is getting into the shoe business. Giant is...
  17. General Cycling Discussion
    Features include an adaptable closure for various instep heights and ankle shapes (click to enlarge). Shimano has rolled out a limited edition version of its premium road shoe, the SH-R321. The eye-catching SH-R321B will be offered in small numbers and be worn by sponsored riders at the...
  18. General Cycling Discussion
    Once you're done cleaning (after watching the video below), remove the soles and stuff with newspaper to speed dry time. The No. 1 rule for keeping your bike running well? KEEP IT CLEAN! Same goes for your cycling apparel, including those expensive carbon-soled shoes you slip on before each...
  19. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    Hallmark of the Climber's Shoe is the mesh-backed synthetic leather upper with its dotted design. Two years after venturing into the footwear arena with its Grand Tour shoes, high-end apparel maker Rapha is about to start selling its second set of road-specific kicks, the Climber's Shoe. These...
  20. Cyclocross
    Power transfer with the Lake MX 331 shoe is efficient whether in or out of the saddle. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Trek, Jamis, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as well as tests of SRAM's...
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