New lightweight Specialized climbing shoe spotted at the Tour Down Under

10 January 2019 06:16
This article first appeared on BikeRadar. A new and as yet unreleased climbing shoe with a lightweight upper from Specialized has been spotted at the Tour Down Under. The unreleased shoe shares a similar profile to the S-Works 7, which was launched during last year’s edition of the race, but features almost no upper structure and a single Boa dial on the tongue.ADVERTISEMENT Specialized revamps S-Works shoes and aero helmet All-new Campagnolo 12-speed EPS electronic groupset spotted A close look at SRAM's new 12-speed eTap groupset The two Specialized-sponsored teams in the WorldTour — Bora-Hansgrohe and Deceuninck – Quick-Step — look to be wearing a new pink-to-orange fade edition of the S-Works 7 shoe along with matching socks at the race. So far, we've only spotted a single Bora-Hansgrohe rider wearing a new pair of lightweight shoes, which are finished in a similar design. The rider in question was also seen fitting a set of Body Geometry SL footbeds to the shoes.  The toebox and structure of the upper on the new shoe looks to be completely replaced by a much thinner material, perhaps constructed entirely using the Dyneema Mesh material used in some components of the existing S-Works 7 shoe. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News