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113245
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by 113245

Agree. Also, I couldn't find a price for the CTT1s at colorado cyclist online, but I bought mine from Excel Sports. I ordered over the phone and successfully got a sizeable discount just for asking... so might be worth a shot

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by g32ecs

Sorry Excel I meant.

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by dre_lo82

handler wrote:Anyone got news on the Zero plus? Can't seem to find it.


All of the new models should be out by mid-late may. Out of the 3 new models, however the zero plus may be the one that takes the longest as demand seems to be really high on the Vaypor+ and Riot. I've got a sample of the Zero+ and it's quite nice, though I can't find anything wrong with my Zero's... lace's and all.

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by g32ecs

dre_lo82 wrote:
handler wrote:Anyone got news on the Zero plus? Can't seem to find it.


All of the new models should be out by mid-late may. Out of the 3 new models, however the zero plus may be the one that takes the longest as demand seems to be really high on the Vaypor+ and Riot. I've got a sample of the Zero+ and it's quite nice, though I can't find anything wrong with my Zero's... lace's and all.

any sources for this?

their Twitter/FB account have said theyre starting to ship the Riot late March. I'm trying to get my cousin from AU check it out for me if they're available now.

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Liggero
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by Liggero

i wouldn't get the CTT, i may be wrong, but i think it's a very old version, with the bathtub sides of the carbon too tall, and less comfortable according to people who used them.

I would wait for the riot. hope the price is as good as anounced.
Happy Trails !!!

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by 113245

The vaypor is based on the CTT and the CTT sides are somewhat taller, correct.

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by g32ecs

ok..I think I'm closer to making the purchase now. seeing that my size is still available Excel and EBAY, I got some choices. There's an A1 on EBAY at the moment which is right at my exact size length wise @ 247mm but I think this won't work when the cold weather come in and I'd have to wear my thicker wool socks. Too bad, it's what I really wanted colour wise (All Black)

I have these choices now:
CTT one - White or Red/Black
CTT three - White/Red or Black/Red

I heard even the regular width Bonts compare to Sidi Megas so I have lots of choices at this point. I have 120mm width which calls for a WIDE according to an old Bont size chart. I forced my poor feet into some regular Sidis before so I'm confident I'll be able to mould these buggers easily...unless someone will suggest me to get the WIDE version.

Shinobi
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by Shinobi

If you can't try them on in store first and you must buy online, I recommend you go up one size over your exact length (you may even need to go up a full size), and go wide if you have wide feet. I own a pair of Sidis as well, and I noticed you can loosen up the straps and the leather will give you more space, but the sole of the Bont is intended to cradle your foot. Take a look at the picture below and think to yourself whether you would enjoy sliding into a pair of regs when you are a wide!

That said, once again, I highly recommend you try these on in store first if you can. They don't fit like any other shoe I've ever worn -- Sidi, Lake, Louis Garneau (not that that's a bad thing, just different).

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by headwind816

@Shinobi - you sold me! I really appreciate your words and visuals.

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SolidSnake03
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by SolidSnake03

As a Bont wearer I totally agree with that idea. They fit VERY DIFFERENTLY than other cycling shoes in that there really isn't the possibility for some "spill over" so to speak for your foot or toes if you get the wrong size or width. The Bont sizing wizard is pretty useful if you can have a friend help accurately measure your feet.

I have found that most people that really dislike Bont's and their fit is usually due to incorrect sizing or issues stemming from not adjusting your saddle correctly *lowering it enough* compared to other shoes. They are almost like someone going from traditional running shoes to minimalist one's in that the minimalist fit very differently and take a bit of playing with to understand how they are supposed to fit

*the point above about fit is purely from experience/what other former/current Bont wearer's have said, not dropping your saddle height enough seems to be an issue for a fair number of people*
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g32ecs
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by g32ecs

I took the plunge. I bought the Vaypor Premiums in WIDE. $255 CAD from EvansCycles.

I consulted the sizing wizard and my clearance was exactly 3mm. I went half size more than my recommended size which gives me 7mm of clearance.

BTW, that sizing wizard recommended that I get customs and no way I could afford it at the moment. The Bont rep told me through email that I'm out of the Bont scale even on the wide versions(I'm +20mm width wise), but I thought if I can squeeze my foot in some Sidis then the Bonts should be better.

I'm stoked. Hopefully the customs authorities don't catch my shipment because there's an 18% duty on footwear here :( (+ GST and brokerage fees...OUCH!)

PS
I actually also scored a pair of Shimano R315s. I just laughed when I looked at them. They're regular fits and there's no way my feet won't bleed after a century. I'm going to sell these bad boys. Too bad, I got them for cheap.

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by JensW

i also have so wide feets that there size chart also told me i should have full custom, but after heat molded dem, and pushed out the edge of the sole with the back of a screwdriver (the handle) and it works perfectly

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Liggero
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by Liggero

any news about the riot shoes???
Happy Trails !!!

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by g32ecs

JensW wrote:i also have so wide feets that there size chart also told me i should have full custom, but after heat molded dem, and pushed out the edge of the sole with the back of a screwdriver (the handle) and it works perfectly

What's your measurement length and width?

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g32ecs wrote:
JensW wrote:i also have so wide feets that there size chart also told me i should have full custom, but after heat molded dem, and pushed out the edge of the sole with the back of a screwdriver (the handle) and it works perfectly

What's your measurement length and width?


258 mm length and 110 mm wide

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