SHIMANO’S UPDATED LIGHTWEIGHT RX8 GRAVEL SHOE DESIGNED FOR THE GRAVEL RACING SCENE

Available in two colour versions with male or female fitting.

With a podium placing at Unbound, one of the toughest one-day gravel races on the planet, the RX8 is a real racing pedigree shoe.

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In June 2021 Laurens ten Dam raced 200 miles through Kansas dust and dirt, claiming second place at Unbound in his RX8s. And somewhat inspired by the arid landscapes of Kansas, two new burnt bronze and yellow/gold desert-at-dusk versions are available.

 

The RX8 is one of the lightest off-road shoes in Shimano’s line-up, weighing just 265 g (making it 130 g lighter than a pair of Shimano XC901 shoes), providing a significant energy saving over the thousands of pedal revolutions it takes to get through an all-day race or multi-day adventure.

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The RX8 also features a heel stabilizer, toe protector, lightweight carbon composite sole with anti-slip pad in the cleat channel, a wide pedal contact block and TPU lugs in the heel and toe area for walking grip.

 

Finally, the perfect thing for those all-day epics is a supple one-piece synthetic leather upper with perforated venting and Silvadur stay-fresh technology on the insole material, which helps to keep the shoe smelling fresh ride after ride.

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The RX8 is available in EU sizes 38-50 including wide fitting sizes. A women's specific version is available in EU sizes 36-44. The RX8 is best matched with the Shimano SPD M9100 or M8100 pedals.

 

Both the new burnt bronze and desert-at-dusk RX8 models are available from October 2021.

 

 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1.      Embargo: Thursday 30th September 18:00 CEST

2.      Product images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4wv0nvni3kupznr/AADVJcC0dqn42DrlMZS-NxHVa?dl=0

3.      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 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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