Industry News 4/26/2006

Boa Lacing System Available In Four Premium Cycling Shoe Brands

Boa Lacing System Available In Four Premium Cycling Shoe Brands   

Four of the top cycling manufacturers are featuring the Boa Lacing System in their road and mountain biking shoes this spring. Specialized, Pearl Izumi, Lake and Scott collectively have 14 performance-driven styles of Boa cycling shoes available now. Here is a preview of this spring's hottest styles.

Specialized S-Works Road - Part of Specialized's Body Geometry Gear Series, the S-Works is ergonomically designed for how your body works. It's ultra light and achieves the positive retention and maximum comfort required by Pro level racers like Floyd Landis. He chose the S-Works because he loves the incredible adjustability and fit created by the Boa lacing system. His choice seems to be working for him. He has already won the inaugural Tour of California, Paris-Nice and the Tour de Georgia this year in his Specialized S-Works.

Scott Pro Carbon Mountain - Superior traction technology and a low profile design characterize Scott's Pro Carbon mountain bike shoe. Carbon nylon construction supports direct power transfer to the pedal and a ventilation mesh sock tongue offers maximum breathability with a performance fit. Last, but certainly not least, the Boa Lacing System allows for quick micro-adjustments and release.

Pearl Izumi Octane - Rated as one of the 100 best new products for men in Men's Health Magazine's 2006 Tech Guide, the Octane features a super light construction and boasts the first-ever titanium and carbon footplate. The Boa reel provides a secure fit and micro-adjustments on the fly. No more hot spots or pressure points allow you to ride longer and faster.

Lake MX400 - The crown jewel of Lake's mountain bike collection, the MX400 was designed specifically for cross country racing. Carbon-injected nylon midsoles, molded heel counters and Lake MTN Race rubber soles are guaranteed to get you past any short run, wet or dry, with minimal weight gain. That, combined with Boa's precision closure system, ensures a secure fit and optimum performance from start to finish line.