Body Geometry features are a vital link between you and your bike, and you won't find them from anyone else. Every aspect has been ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to boost power, increase efficiency, and to reduce the chance of injury. Comfort like this wasn't an accident, it's science.
The next generation of Women's S-Works 6 shoes can be summed up in two simple phrases—explosive speed and superior comfort. The speed comes as a direct result of an incredible, next-to-custom level of fit and an improved connection to the pedals, delivering more efficiency and power. The new PadLock™ heel, combined with revolutionarily strong and lightweight materials in the uppers, creates a snug fit that's specifically contoured to women and incredibly secure. The result? You get the pinnacle of comfort of performance. And when you add to this the legendary performance and adjustability of the dual Boa® closure system, the S-Works 6 becomes more than just a shoe—it allows you and your bike to work seamlessly to get the most out of your rides.
From the outset of the Torch 3.0 Road shoe design process, our goal was to create a performance offering as feature-packed as any top-end shoe. The challenge, however, was pulling this off at a palatable price.
In order to achieve this, we utilized three strategically placed materials on the uppers that are welded together—TPU and mesh in the front and synthetic leather in the rear. This makes for a more comfortable and supportive front of the shoe. A stiff rear and heel cup, meanwhile, lock down your heel and keep all of your watts going into the pedals as efficiently as possible. This refined upper is combined with our legendary FACT carbon fibre sole to further ensure an efficient power transfer. Finally, we topped the Torch 3.0 off with two Boa® S2-SV Snap dials for zonal closure, and a precise fit that leads to all-day comfort.
Don't let rain or cold stop your ride! Even the worst weather is no match for Specialized's Defroster Road Shoes. They feature Thinsulate 400-gram insulation, a seam-sealed internal bootie, and reflective heat barrier to reduce heat loss through the sole. They boast stiff composite soles for pedaling efficiency and Boa closures for customizing the fit on the fly. They are wide enough to accommodate a winter weight sock and feature a Body Geometry footbed and outsole to improve performance and comfort. And, reflective accents increase your visibility in low light conditions.
The Torch 2.0 Road shoes are all about comfort—well, comfort and performance that is. Due to the materials, road shoes often feel stiff and uncomfortable. We decided to address this annoyance head on, though. To do so, we've implemented a 100% mesh and TPU construction on the Torch 2.0 that allows for more wiggle room in the toe box and a less constrictive, sock-like feel. The upper is then paired with our medium-stiffness FACT carbon sole and a rubber heel and toe that provide the perfect degree of off-the-bike traction. For the closure, we added a single lightweight Boa® IP1 dial that features tool-free snap replacement capability, while also providing simple, on-the-fly micro-adjustments.
Take the performance and Body Geometry ergonomics of our high-end road shoes, put them in an affordable design, and you basically have the Torch 1.0 Road shoes. They have Velcro® closures for a customizable, adjustable fit, a comfortable design, and a composite outsole that provides just the right level of rigidity.
Whether you find yourself in the gym sweatin' in spin class or out on the open road, our Women's Remix Road shoes are here to provide ample performance and comfort. They're loaded to the gills with comfortable, performance-enhancing Body Geometry features, and they also have highly breathable upper and easy-to-use laces. Consider them a simple, no-nonsense footwear solution to your active lifestyle.
The S-Works Evade shares its roots with some illustrious company, namely, the fastest TT helmet in the world, the S-Works McLaren TT. When we set out to design it, we wanted to create a helmet that had all the aerodynamic benefits of a TT helmet, only without sacrificing fit or ventilation. The logical place to start was with the shape. If you place the Evade and S-Works TT helmet side by side, you’ll notice they bear a striking resemblance to one another. The Evade uses the same profile shape as the TT, which results in a drastic decrease in drag. How drastic? Compared to the S-Works Prevail, it saves you 46 seconds over 40km.
Making an aerodynamic road helmet is one thing, but ensuring that the fit and comfort are up to par is something else entirely. After all, one of the main detractions with TT helmets is that they don’t vent particularly well. And when you’re spending five hours in the saddle, you need to be sure that you’re getting proper venting to keep you cool. The Evade checks all these boxes, though. And with strategically positioned air vents, the S-Works Evade actually draws air around your head and then channels it out the rear exhaust ports to make sure that you keep cool when temperatures rise around you.
But what good is a helmet if it isn't comfortable? No matter how fast it is, we know that a helmet will collect dust if it's uncomfortable. Our Trifix web splitter fit system, combined with a five-step height adjustment and ultra-light Mindset micro-dial, ensures comfort by making the perfect fit intuitive, easily obtainable, and completely foolproof.
When we set out to improve the original S-Works Prevail, we knew that we had our work cut out for us. How could we improve on the industry benchmark for fit, ventilation, and comfort? By listening to our riders—that’s how. Through this, we realized that there were a few aspects of the original Prevail that needed to be changed, with the biggest request being for a lower-sitting design.
We thought to ourselves, 'thinking big shouldn't result in bigger helmets,' so with the Prevail II, we set out to prove that big ideas can come in smaller packages. It all starts with our patented EPS construction that relies on multi-density foam that's paired with a robotically woven, Aramid-reinforced skeleton. This comes with a reduction in the overall size, creating a smaller profile that fits lower down on the head for a better fit and safety.
It also has deep internal channels that are aligned from front-to-rear, so the air intake and exhaust are optimized for unparalleled cooling over the entire head. And in the Win Tunnel, we found these new designs amounted to six seconds saved over 40km when compared to a 'standard' road helmet. Another standout feature of the S-Works Prevail II is the Gutter Action System that manages the flow of sweat, keeping it away from your eyes and dripping it off of the pads over your temple.
In the end, the S-Works Prevail II is the most complete lightweight race helmet we've ever made—perfect for hot, mountainous rides and flat, windy sections alike.