Weight: 242g (1/2 pair, size: 42)
There’s no room for error in a triathlon. You need a triathlon shoe that makes the transition as easy and efficient as possible, whilst delivering pro level efficiency whilst riding. The new 2016 Specialized Trivent SC addresses all these needs.
Quick & easy transitions
A large looped heel pull keeps the tab accessible for easy shoe changes in transitions. The wide closure system allows for easy entry/exit while dispersing forces through the shoe for a comfortable and secure fit. Even the sole is rubberised for extra traction during the transition.
Race ready power transfer
Key to efficient power transfer comes from the Body Geometry sole and footbed. By tipping the footbed slightly to the outside, your hips, knees and feet are all aligned for efficient energy transfer. Proper alignment also reduces your risk of an injury during training and racing season.
The Trivent SC also comes with a FACT Powerline carbon composite sole with a Stiffness Index of 10.0.
When you’re pounding the tarmac your feet can overheat quickly. The Trivent SC comes with a supple upper with open-air mesh providing excellent venting to the toe area.
Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals
Body Geometry sole construction and footbed: ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and reduce chance of injury by optimizing hip, knee, and foot alignment.
FACT Powerline™ carbon/composite sole for light, stiff power transfer: Stiffness Index 10.0.
Thermobonded construction for a smooth internal lining for "sockless" fit and comfort.
Large, looped heel pull keeps tab accessible for easy shoe changes in transitions.
Debossed fold lines allow for easy shoe flattening for flying starts.
Supple upper with open-air mesh for maximum ventilation.
Three-bolt cleat pattern fits all major road pedals.
Wide closure system allows for easy entry/exit and disperses forces through the shoe for a comfortable and secure fit.
Rubberized heel for increased traction during transitions.
Approximate weight: 242g (1/2 pair, size: 42)
A good pair of cycling shoes will fit you perfectly, with a snug but not too tight fit.
Specialized cycling shoes are made from the strongest but most breathable fabrics, feature great adjustment systems and help you get the most out of your ride, whether you need a road shoe, mountain bike shoe or touring shoe.
Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!
Cycling shoes are stiffer, lighter and comfortable than casual footwear. More rigid soles help you transfer more power through the pedals which improves your performance.
A snug fit with quality fastenings keep your feet planted in the shoes to prevent rubbing, chafing and blisters. On longer rides this is key to comfort.
Cycling shoes come in two types – clipless & non-clipless.
Clipless Shoes – fix to a cleat which then clips in to your pedals. You get a firmer and more stable contact with the pedal. This improves efficiency.
Non-clipless Shoes – also called flat shoes don’t feature cleat systems and look just like casual trainers.
Before buying cycling shoes, make sure they’re compatible with your pedal’s cleat system. Most pedals use a 2 or 3 bolt cleat system.
2 bolt cleat system
Mainly on mountain bike shoes with recessed cleats. This makes walking easier. Common 2 bolt cleat systems are Shimano SPD and Crank Brothers.
3 bolt cleat system
Mainly on road cycling shoes where the cleat protrudes from the shoe. This makes walking difficult but greatly improves pedaling efficiency thanks to a firmer platform. Common 3 bolt cleat systems are Shimano SPD-SL, Time, Look and Speedplay.
Flat pedals have no cleat system so you can wear any non-clipless (flat) shoes.
This will come down primarily to cleat compatibility as discussed above.
Road cycling shoes
3 bolt compatibility
Road cycling shoes are low profile and fitted with a stiff nylon or carbon fibre sole. Their main function is to improve energy transfer.
You’ll find no grips on the sole as they’re not designed for walking. Ratchet style fastenings are common on entry shoes while micro-adjustable BOA fastenings offer the best fit.
Mountain biking shoes
2 bolt compatibility
More rugged and bulky than road shoes, they also come with grips on the sole so you can walk on muddy conditions. Recessed cleats are built into the sole – for off-the-bike comfort.
XC racing shoes are lighter with stiff carbon soles and minimal tread, they look like beefed up road shoes. Clipless skate shoes are loved by gravity riders thanks to a casual style, comfort off the bike and a cleat that’s placed further back on the sole for more ‘feel’.
Flat cycling shoes
Often skate inspired design. Stiffer sole with extra tacky rubber soles for traction. Great for commuting and recreational riding.
Women’s cycling shoes
Designed with a narrower heel and shallower height between the sole and upper. These shoes come in smaller sizes too.
The most common cause of foot numbness is improperly fitting shoes. Check the size guide for sizing and if you're between sizes go for the next size up. This is because your feet will swell slightly so a tight shoe will contrict blood vessels, making toes and feet go numb.
Another cause could be improperly aligned cleats. You could consider positioning cleats further back towards your heel to offer more even pressure across your foot.
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