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by Caley Fretz
March 24, 2018
In today’s Daily News Digest: Terpstra takes a solo win at E3 Harelbeke; Pantano wins stage 5 of the Volta a Catalunya; Cavendish out of Commonwealth Games; First rider reaches halfway point in Australia crossing; Luca Pacioni wins again in Langkawi; Bont’s premium Helix now ready for sale; Leads consolidated in Cape Epic TT; Gracie Elvin living the Ronde like a local; How to make a hamburger with Jasper Stuyven
First shown at Eurobike 2017, Bont now have its new Helix shoe ready for sale. The Australian shoe company claims the Helix takes the best bits of the Vaypor S and adds a whole new level of fit.
The “proprietary cable integration system” is a new approach for Bont, with a single BOA wire winding its way through the upper, around the shoe, through the carbon chassis and back through the other side of the upper. The new system, combined with the overlapping upper and heat-mouldable fit, claims to provide an improved range of adjustment and volume control, all without risk of localised pressure points.
Bont Cycling’s CEO and designer, Steven Nemeth tells, “The Vaypor S has been our standard for race fit but I still wanted to find a way to improve upon it, particularly for riders with a low volume foot. The cable integration system has allowed us to keep the weight low, while adding even more to the concept of custom fit. Working with BOA and taking the wire completely around the shoe, we are able to ultimately fine-tune the fit and control the volume adjustment.”
Claimed to weight 230g per shoe (size EU42), the Helix is available now. It’s available in four colours ways and retails for US$399.