If your the guy or girl that buys the astronomically expensive road bike, a set of carbon wheels that cost more then your first car, why not sport a pair of SCOTT RC SL Mountain Bike shoes.
You’ve already earned enough points on your credit card to take a new vacation, kitted yourself out with aerodynamic and sleek gear, so don’t forget to deck out your feet with the featherweight SCOTT RC SL Shoe. These ultra-lightweight shoes combine minimalist carbon fiber uppers with a light and ultra stiff carbon fiber sole for minimal weight with maximum support when hammering.
The SCOTT RC SL Mountain Bike Shoes feature Carbitex uppers, with the highest tensile strength possible to ensure exceptional durability as it wraps around your foot for massive support at minimal weight. The uppers secure in place with Scott’s Wrap Fit technology that adds a structural layer of synthetic leather inside to wrap and conform to your foot like a second skin, ensuring minimal wiggle space and complete support. This foot-hugging technology cinches down around your foot with two IP-1 Boas that offer minuscule adjustments to dial in the perfect secure fit while you ride.
Ultimately, comfort is important, but when race day comes what we’re craving is pure, unadulterated power transfer, and the SCOTT RC SL Mountain Bike shoes capture that with an intensely stiff HMX carbon outsole, coming in at at a whopping 10 out of 10 on Scott’s stiffness index, ensuring all of the power you’re putting down goes into the pedals to keep you going, instead of flexing underfoot. Underneath the carbon outsole is a Corecell foam core that shaves more weight, without reducing the stiffness, making the shoe a bit more minimalist, while EVA Sticki rubber coats the outside to make sure you’ve got the tacky tread you want if you need to hop off the bike to jump hurdles or fallen logs.
SCOTT RC SL Features
- Minimalist shoes with maximum carbon fiber for race day
- Lightweight construction sheds grams left and right
- HMX Carbon sole earns a 10 out of 10 for stiffness
- Ultra-durable and light Carbitex uppers wrap your foot
- Double-boa closure cinches down to keep your feet secure
- Dial in perfect comfort with adjustable ErgoLogic footbed
- WrapFit technology conforms to your foot like second skin
- Slimmer Race Fit last for aggressive and snug fit
The SCOTT RC SL Mountain Bike shoe is pretty hard to find. Chances are a local dealer is not going to stock very many $500 shoes. Also, there is a good chance my wife is not going to let me buy $500 shoes to go play in the mud, but just in case yours does, you can find them at competativecyclist.com and backcountry.com.
SCOTT RC SL Specs
|Upper Material||Carbitex, lightweight microfiber, 3D nylon airmesh|
|Sole||HMX Carbon, EVA Sticki rubber|
|Cleat Compatibility||2-bolt mountain|
|Recommended Use||cross-country / racing|
|Manufacturer Warranty||limited 2 year|