Bontrager just announced a new top-tier shoe for road, the X-X-X Road Cycling Shoe. Combining their stiffest OCLV carbon soles with strategically placed flex zones in the shoe’s upper, it aims for the best of both worlds in power transfer and comfort. It also adds the Dual IP1 Boa dial system for precise micro-adjustment and fit.
2020 Bontrager X-X-X Road Cycling Shoe
Bontrager has been improving their shoe line for many years now, offering a variety of prices and performance levels. Don’t get confused by the new name, however, as Bontrager previously sold a shoe called the “XXX Road Shoe” – while the new model is called the XXX Road Cycling Shoe.
The new X-X-X kicks use Bontrager’s inForm Pro last for an ergonomic fit, along with 100% OCLV carbon soles with a stiffness index of 14 (out of a total 14). They’ll smoke or catch fire if you look at them too long – look away!
The asymmetric lace system uses Dual IP1 Boa dials with Superior Form TX lace routing to help take pressure off the top of your foot while allowing for a more secure fit.
Weight comes in at 261 grams for size 42. The size range covers 36 – 48, with half sizes from 38 – 46. No wide sizes will be offered at this time.
Three color options are available for the X-X-X Road Cycling Shoe – navy, white, and black. All options are available now for a list price of $399.99, and are covered by the Unconditional Bontrager Guarantee.