Further expanding upon its comprehensive range of cycling footwear, Shimano has unveiled all-new 2017 performance cycling models for road and triathlon disciplines.
As a result of over 25 years of experience designing and engineering cycling footwear, each model is purpose-built—from outsole to upper—for optimal performance in its element. Built upon the Shimano Pedaling Dynamics (SPD) platform, each shoe has been engineered to optimize bio-mechanics in order to increase rider efficiency and comfort.
This year, Shimano has collaborated with Boa to redesign its closure systems for enhanced the fit and ease of use.
For road, Shimano has introduced the new Road Competition (RC) series focused on all-out race performance.
Employing Shimano’s proven Dynalast last, the RC7 uses a one-piece upper construction and an ultra rigid carbon fiber composite sole to ensure both superb efficiency and ultra light weight. The perforated upper design allows for excellent ventilation without affecting comfort or support.
The Boa IP1 closure system allows for quick, micro tension adjustments and the Powerzone wire guide increases tenability, helping to ensure consistent closure tension and optimal rider comfort.
Using a similar architecture of Shimano’s flagship TR9 shoe, the new TR5 and TR5W deliver the ideal blend of comfort, efficiency and accessibility for quick transitions and powerful bike splits. A successful bike leg starts with a seamless transition. The T1- Quick strap and extra wide collar simplifies foot entry while the asymmetrical heel loop is easier to use in the heat of the moment. Once on the bike, the glass fiber reinforced nylon sole helps reduce weight and tune pedaling efficiency while the 3D breathable mesh allows for maximum ventilation and comfort.
According to Shimano, the new RC7 road shoe weighs a mere 230g, and will retail for $200.
As for the TR5 and TR5W, both shoes will cost $130, and weigh in at 265g and 247g respectively.
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