Zero loss simply means that all the energy you put into a pedal stroke gets transferred to the bike through your shoes. We would argue that loosing zero energy during those pedal strokes is quite important if you want to win a race. Our lightweight, high-end carbon infused racing shoes are the result of carbon meeting comfort - a fusion of the most exotic materials to provide you with an untameable weapon built for zero loss of movement.
Carbon fiber has the highest tensile strength of any commercially available fiber, which allows for ultimate power transfer, as the fiber, unlike conventional cycling shoe uppers, has virtually zero elongation. Carbitex CX6® carbon composite harnesses these key stiffness characteristics in an exceptionally flexible form enabling a glove like fit.
The Boa® System IP-1 is the latest evolution of the proven closure system, that strikes the ideal balance between precision and convenience. The Boa System IP1 allows cyclists to tighten and loosen their shoes 1 mm at a time making it easy to adjust pressure and achieve a perfect fit. It adapts to your individual needs by turning the dial with one hand, even while cycling.
HMX Carbon Outsole
HMX carbon fiber is used to maximize strength and to keep weight low. SCOTT has worked with scientists for several years to develop a concept which integrates maximum comfort and efficiency via the outsole. HMX is a fiber blend used by SCOTT, and is 20 percent stiffer than the conventional HMF counterpart for the same weight. This unique material allows SCOTT engineers to create incredibly light shoes with excellent riding characteristics. The cost of HMX, however, is three times that of HMF, and is therefore reserved for our high end racing shoes.
Designed with the most unique, high-performance materials, these carbon infused racing shoes are the lightest in our current shoe range. Light shoes alone however won't speed up your ride. Therefore, we made sure that the shoes are also incredibly stiff to transfer power while offering a glove like fit.
The lightweight MTB RC shoes are easily the stiffest shoes I have ever ridden. They allow for ultimate power transfer due to the carbon that is worked into the upper construction and the outsole of the shoe, but are still extremely comfortable with zero pressure points – even on long days like at the Cape Epic.
Because stiffness is the most important thing when it comes to race shoes, The SCOTT RC SL not only has carbon in the sole but also in the upper part of the shoe. In those moments when you need to attack you need to be stiff in order to get all power going through your pedals. And also, as being a climber, you need to be light, and that's when SCOTT RC SL really comes in a league of its own.