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New Specialised S-Works 7 Lace cinches up an off-the-cuff race shoe


The brand new Specialised S-Works 7 Lace takes the ultra-stiff, race-ready Powerline carbon outsole of the unique and swaps BOA dials for laces to make it a bit extra informal.

However, by eradicating the dial {hardware}, they’ve additionally eliminated value, making these about $100 extra inexpensive with out giving up any of the efficiency. They even preserve the identical mild 236g claimed weight.

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The engineered mesh higher is identical as the identical because the BOA model, however simply with six eyelets per aspect. Specialised says the elimination of the bigger dial {hardware} helps the higher type match to a greater variety of foot shapes, and allows you to customise the strain throughout a wider cross-section of your foot.

Should you didn’t just like the BOA model’s match, they recommend giving this a attempt to see how completely different the texture is. Now we have a set in for testing and they’re certainly very snug, full evaluate coming later. Should you like footwear with just a little extra quantity, their S-Works Ares footwear are wonderful.

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The FACT Powerline carbon outsole has a big vent gap within the entrance, however no exit port, they usually preserve the titanium cleat {hardware}. It’s their stiffest (15.0 score) and lightest outsole, utilizing a trussed construction to maximise stiffness whereas decreasing materials. Grippy heel and toe bumpers make them simpler to stroll in, and the heel pad is replaceable.

The final is constructed round their Physique Geometry design, which helps align the foot and knee, splay the metatarsals a bit, and usually preserve your toes feeling brisker and legs stronger. The insole provides the identical added arch help launched on the S-Works 7 BOA fashions.

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The PadLock heel cup carries over, too, which works nice at locking your heel in place for higher energy output when pulling by way of the pedal stroke. Aiding this are no-stretch laces, so the match will stay constant all through your journey.

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The footwear are available sizes from 36 to 49, with half sizes from 38.5 to 46.5, all in a unisex design.

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It’s out there in Vivid Coral, Black and White. The claimed 236g weight is for a single shoe, measurement 44. Retail worth is $325 (£300 / $50o AUD / €350).

Specialised.com

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