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 Post subject: Custom Carbon Shoes.....
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Wow! Look very crude... Can't believe a pro is rocking these in the Giro!

http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2013/05/KEI18786-660x440.jpg
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:12 pm 
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Maybe he made them himself.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:31 pm 
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that on the feet of our ww zakeen.....if he built them himself, wow. didn't think he would have much time on his hands given he is a professional rider.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 7:35 pm 
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http://www.simmonscyclingshoes.com/road/ If you want the luxury of a buckle.

Hansen is going to be releasing these to the public in July apparently.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:07 pm 
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105 grams... I considered carbon SIDIs to be light at 500 grams.


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Yeah those shoes look a lot like these garbage bike parts. Disgraceful the way the carbon weave shows.
http://ax-lightness.de/en/cycling/bike- ... t-version/
http://ax-lightness.de/en/cycling/bike- ... pecialist/
http://ax-lightness.de/en/cycling/bike- ... ln/helios/


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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Shouldn't be too hard to make a pair like this yourself. I've been contemplating giving it a shot once finals are over.... Mostly worried about cleat screws pulling through and landing me in the hospital!


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Jussi wrote:
105 grams... I considered carbon SIDIs to be light at 500 grams.

Sidi's are horribly heavy, Specialized SWORKS shoes are far lighter, especially for a mechanical closure.

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 Post subject: Custom Carbon Shoes.....
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:55 pm 
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campyman099 wrote:
Jussi wrote:
105 grams... I considered carbon SIDIs to be light at 500 grams.

Sidi's are horribly heavy, Specialized SWORKS shoes are far lighter, especially for a mechanical closure.

I was just pointing out that everything is relative.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:38 pm 
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I'm curious as to how well the shoe vents out heat. Otherwise they at least have cool factor for being all carbon.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:07 am 
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seems like they could probably catch some air under the front of the cover flap thing.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:50 am 
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We were thinking to make this kind of carbon shell last year, it's easy, carbon fiber+fiberglas
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:59 am 
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105 gram shoes.. They look like hell, but that is an amazing weight for shoes.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 4:40 pm 
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If you ever look at an F1 car up close, you'll discover that many elements of them are quite crudely finished...because finish isn't that important. Performance is important.
As someone else notes, those feet belong to a resident WW (a true WW who mods parts), who is also a pro...on a ProTour team...who just won a stage of the Giro. This is awesome.


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 Post subject: Custom Carbon Shoes.....
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More information here

http://m.cyclingnews.com/news/adam-hansen-taking-competitive-edge-into-his-own-hands

Seem like it wasn't that simple to make them, despite appearances.


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