- - Shimano and Lazer Partner on "Tropical Leaves" Collection

Shimano and Lazer Partner on “Tropical Leaves” Collection

Shimano and Lazer have partnered on a new collection dubbed “Tropical Leaves”, comprising the brand’s RX8 gravel shoes and Strada KinetiCore helmet.

“Dreaming of warm tropical rides and long summer days, we have teamed to introduce a matching Tropical Leaves shoe and helmet combo. This vibrant colorway will be available with Shimano’s lightweight RX8 gravel shoes as well as Lazer’s Virginia Tech 5-Star rated Strada KinetiCore helmet. Whether you’re digging out of feet of snow or already heading into the spring riding season, the Tropical Leaves combo delivers a fun, breezy style along with premium technology and performance features that will ensure maximum comfort wherever your next adventure takes you,” boast the duo.

Shimano RX8 Gravel Race Shoes

Enhancing Shimano’s popular featherweight RX8 gravel race shoe, the updated RX801 model delivers a more breathable design, with super stiff and efficient carbon outsole, blending the top performance features of the Japanese brand’s premium mountain bike and road racing footwear in a shoe that balances pedaling performance and off-the-bike capability, making it the go- to gravel shoe optimized for gravel racers, gran fondo riders, and weekend warriors alike.

Optimized fit for performance

“Whether you’re riding smooth gravel routes or climbing chunky forest service roads, the RX801 delivers maximum efficiency and comfort on all types of terrain. A wider contact area and built-in heel stabilizer increase control while the Surround Wrapping Upper construction hugs the foot for optimal fit. New for the RX801 model is a range of half sizes, so more riders can experience the snug, secure, and seamless fit. The new low-profile BOA Li2 dial with rubber grip delivers quick and precise micro- adjustments so you can easily dial-in your preferred fit along the way, preventing any pressure points on those longer adventurous races. Our DYNALAST technology ensures the foot is securely held in place, while a stiff and lightweight carbon composite sole enhances every pedal stroke for a smooth, powerful riding performance,” says Shimano. 

  • BOA Li2 dial
  • Breathable synthetic leather upper
  • Stiff carbon composite sole
  • Scratch resistant TPU outsole
  • Refined toe box fit
  • Vivid inkjet-printed Topical Leaves graphics
  • MSRP: $275
  • Weight: 268 grams (size 42)

Lazer Strada KinetiCore

Built with KinetiCore technology – the world’s first responsibly designed and fully Integrated Rotational Impact Protection technology that’s built right into the helmet instead of added on after, Lazer’s Strada KinetiCore delivers high-value performance in a light and comfortable package.

The helmet features highly breathable ventilation channels, a silicone docking system to conveniently stash your eyewear, and Aeroshell compatibility for increased aerodynamic performance and protection in every kind of weather.

Additionally, Lazer’s ScrollSys belt retention system adjusts for a quick and secure fit with minimal fiddling, and LED light compatibility at the rear of the helmet ensures maximum visibility for those rides that start or end in the dark. Moreover, the Strada KinetoCore scored a “Best Available” 5-star protection rating from Virginia Tech.

  • Virginia Tech 5-Star Helmet Rating
  • 1.3% more aerodynamic than Blade+
  • 6% lighter than Blade+ MIPS
  • 1% better cooling than Blade+ MIPS
  • MSRP: $109.99
  • Weight: 290 grams
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL




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