Last week we gave you a Sneak Peek at new carbon-reinforced gravel shoes coming soon from Quoc. Before you can even Kickstart them, you can win a pair. Back to what you can buy, DZR has a limited edition boot for women, blending tall boot style & on-the-bike function. And Sidi, long a fan of high gloss adds new matte finishes to road & trail.
Win Quoc Gran Tourer gravel shoes before anyone else
Before their Kickstarter opens Mar 15, Quoc is giving away a pair of these pre-production Gran Tourer gravel & bikepacking shoes to one of our readers. The carbon-reinforced shoes were produced as a part of this initial pre-production batch to prep for their crowdfunding project and will come with a pair of Quoc merino socks. To enter to win a pair of these shoes:
1. like our Gran Tourer Instagram contest post…
2. tag two gravel or bikepacker friends in the Instagram comments…
3. follow both @bikerumor and @quocgravel, and lastly…
4. register over at Quoc’s contest page.
Enter now, with the last deadline on Mar 6. The winner will be announced on Mar 15. Everyone who signs up will also get on Quoc’s VIP list, giving you a heads up on the best limited discount deal available when their Kickstarter campaign opens.
DZR Zurich women’s boots blend function & style
DZR’s latest urban cycling shoe is a limited edition zip-up boot designed for women. Mixing the look of a stylish tall boot with a cycling specific SPD-compatible construction, DZR’s owner & designer Shane Rattazzi calls the Zurich 2.0 boots “just about the only clipless shoes you would want to wear with a skirt, ’cause we can mash on our pedals and still wear a dress.”
Available in limited quantities, she wanted a minimalist design to transition from bike to around town. The Zurich 2.0 is made of a mix of a nubuck leather/textile upper with a full-length zipper, and an SPD-ready natural gum sole. It gets a leather lining to fit closely to the foot, and features a Variable Flex Shank that balances pedaling efficiency & walkability. The $230 shoes are available in this steel blue or burgundy and sizes from 37-40 (although only 39 & 40 look to be in stock now.)
Sidi Matt Line, more subtle matte finish cycling shoes
New to the Italian shoemaker’s 2018 line-up are matte finishes for their top Shot road & Tiger mountain bike shoes. Adding on to the array of standard colors & gloss finishes, the matte shoes aim to be a tiny bit less flashy.
They are still Italian cycling shoes though. So while the majority of the new black or white synthetic Techpro uppers get a matte finish, the still get combined with showy red, blue, or yellow primary colors.