NEW GEAR: Fizik X2 Terra Shoe

ERGOLACE X2 is a rugged, adaptable, lace-up mountain biking shoe that’s true to the roots of off-road riding: tackling every kind of terrain, happy going up and down hill, on and off the bike.

It’s a trail and all-mountain shoe, and much more besides. Like a do-it-all-mountain bike, Terra X2 shoes are pure versatility in both function and form. Whether it’s venturing on alpine tours, sessioning trails or simply escaping for an after-work ride, these shoes ask for adventure.



The Ergolace pattern cradles the foot, securing the fit with an ergonomic lace-up closure. The upper offers protection from the elements: its hardwearing ripstop woven fabric resisting tearing and ripping. A PU laminated toecap and side reinforcements add further protection and durability. We designed the silhouette specifically to reduce bulk and avoid the puffy look of many mountain biking shoes – it’s ready to blend in with civilization when the backcountry missions are complete.

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The X2 outsole expresses the versatility of these shoes: engineered to deliver an optimal balance between efficient pedalling performance and flexibility for comfort and control, on and off the bike, so riders are covered for those hike-a-bike moments. The compressed EVA midsole provides stability and cushioning, while the Vibram rubber tread ensures grip and traction, whatever the conditions underfoot. The directional lug pattern has been designed for confident footing on clipless pedals, with spacing and depth designed to bite into softer soil and a compound ideal for gripping on slick rocks.

X2 has an extended cleat track, with more set back and greater flexibility for choosing cleat placement.

Price: $229.95
www.fizik.com

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