NEW COLOURWAYS FOR SHIMANO’S ELITE CROSS COUNTRY AND TRIATHLON SHOES

SHIMANO’S XC9 now comes in silver; TR9 in black pearl

The choice of footwear gracing the feet of elite triathletes and MTB stars just expanded with the release of new colour versions of Shimano’s top of the range models.

XC9 cross country shoe

The unisex XC9 (SH-XC901) is made for the world of elite cross-country and cyclocross racing which demands that footwear is tough, durable and drains well to cope with conditions, yet is lightweight and stiff for peak power transfer.

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The SH-XC901 is already available in blue, green and black. The new silver colour is available in standard fitting or wide fitting from sizes 36 to 48 (including half sizes from 37.5-46.5) and weighs 265g (size 42).

Stand out features include:

  • Dual BOA® IP1 dials for micro adjustments and a race-fit upper to provide a glove-like fit
  • Low stack height and external heel cup for foot stabilization
  • Carbon fibre composite midsole and MICHELIN® outsole with anti-slip pattern and optional spikes for superior traction and power transfer.
  • A cushioning and stability-enhancing high density cupped insole and adaptable arch pads to tune the shoe to your liking.
  • SHIMANO DYNALAST technology which has a shoe last design with an optimized toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke and helps reduce energy loss.

The XC9 is compatible with Shimano SPD cleats. It is available in its new silver colour from June 2020. For full pricing and availability please contact your local Shimano distributor/sales office.

TR9 triathlon shoe

The unisex TR9 (SH-TR901) on the other hand is an elite triathlon race shoe made with podium-stepping performance in mind. The TR9 is designed for optimum power transfer and comfort with features to shave time off your transitions.

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The SH-TR901 is already available in blue. The new black pearl colour is available in sizes from 36 to 50 (including half sizes from 37.5 to 46.5) and weighs 230g (size 42).

Stand out features include:

  • A wide T1 Quick Strap, easy-to-grab large heel loop and an extra-wide upper opening to simplify and quicken transitions.
  • A lightweight, rigid carbon fiber composite sole (stiffness rating of 10/12) for efficiently transferring power and an external heel cup to stabilize the heel.
  • Water-resistant microfiber synthetic leather and a breathable 3D mesh with strategic venting for quick drying breathability and comfort without socks.
  • A cushioning and stability-enhancing high density cupped insole and adaptable arch pads to tune the shoe to your liking.
  • SHIMANO DYNALAST technology which has a shoe last design with an optimized toe-spring section that promotes a smoother, more energy-efficient upstroke and helps reduce energy loss on long rides.

The TR9 is compatible with Shimano SPD-SL cleats. It is available in its new black pearl colour from June 2020. For full pricing and availability please contact your local Shimano distributor/sales office.

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

1. Embargo: MONDAY 1st JUNE 2020, 10:00 (CEST)

2. Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vpzu2uke2ak8x36/AABrPS8OZivu1iD9WOA8qDjIa?dl=0

3. Athletes scheduled to be wearing the new XC9 shoes when racing restarts includes: Eli Yserbyt and Laurens Sweeck from Pauwels-Bingoal CX team.

4. For more on the current XC9 and TR9 see:

5. Further Shimano press releases: See the media centre here: https://media.shimano-eu.com 

6. About Shimano Europe: Founded in 1921, Shimano is dedicated to helping its customers get closer to nature, supporting people to realize their dreams and create new lifestyles. That comes with the desire to create outstanding cycling products and apparel. With almost 100 years’ experience in creating internationally renowned bicycle components, Shimano is proud to have developed products that continue to take countless athletes to victory and provide the means for limitless global bicycle journeys. For more information see www.shimano.com.

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