Fresh Product – Specialized 2FO Clip Lite shoes

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Specialized’s new 2FO Clip Lite is a lightweight version of a shoe that we’ve grown to love at Flow.

The Original 2FO is a super comfortable and casual trail riding shoe for both flat pedal and clipless riders. But taking it to the next level, the new Clip Lite (clipless only) version is lighter, slimmer and uses BOA dial for quick adjustments and a snug fit.

Available in men’s and women’s, expect to see these sweet kicks land in Oz by late August, and be on the shelves of Specialized stores for $269.

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So how much lighter is the Clip Lite? Not a hell of a lot, about 50g or so per shoe. But as we’ve pointed out before, saving weight from your pedals means less mass to lug through each pedal stroke.

How many pedal strokes do you make in a three hour ride? As many as 10,ooo or even more! We wanted to save every gram possible to help lighten the load – Specialized.

The shoe features a 3/4 Lollipop nylon shank in the sole to stiffen its structure under pedalling loads, but retains flexible in the heel and toe for comfort while walking. Like the orignal 2FO, there should be plenty of grip when you’re not in the pedal too, with the sole formed from Specialized’s Slip Not compound. The Clip Lite is available in four colour ways, from the subtle to the not so.

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You’ll find all the usual Body Geometry features in this shoe, too, with a specially designed arch support and the compatibility to accept the multiple interchangeable Body Geometry insoles to customise your fit. For us, the addition of the BOA adjustment system is a big plus – the laces were the only real weakness in the original 2FO (you can read our review of the original 2FO shoe here) so to have them replaced with the excellent BOA system is great.

 

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