The mid-shank design offers increased ankle protection and better comfort during adrenaline-filled descents.
The heat-sealed shell construction, with internal reinforcements, provides superior protection while minimizing thickness and weight. The closure is done by means of a velcro strap and the unique SLW3 dial, which allows millimeter adjustment in a single movement. The X-Fire sole features a quick release design and Michelin rubber for impressive grip both on the pedals and off the bike.
Size guide: Alberabike advises you to take your usual size.
Shoe size (EUR) 41 42 43 44 45
Foot length (in cm) 26.6 27.3 27.8 28.6 29.3
- Quick-attach X-Fire sole and Michelin rubber for impressive grip on and off the bike
- Mid-shank design provides added ankle protection and comfort during adrenaline-filled descents
- Perforated top surface ensures optimal ventilation
- Heat-sealed shell construction, with internal reinforcements, for superior protection while minimizing thickness and weight
- Soft fabric strap loops for laces reduce pressure points
- Rubber print on the heel
- Toe with heat-sealed TPU reinforcement
- Closure with SLW3 wheel and Velcro strap
- Power transfer: 4/5
- Lightness: 3/5
- Breathability: 3/5
- Adhesion: 5/5
- Weight: 480g
X-Fire Michelin sole
Inspired by the technical characteristics of two popular Michelin tires, it is made from two different blends, one softer on the inside for better grip, the other harder and more resistant on the outside for better protection against abrasion and wear. The X-Fire features aggressive toe tread patterns for optimal traction, even over complex terrain, while the heel tread helps improve grip and stability when the foot hits the ground. The stud area, with an extended adjustment range for greater versatility, has been specially designed for faster binding and better grip. In addition, the Northwave X Crossbow construction increases the elasticity of the heel area, thus improving the shock absorption of the shoe.
S.L.W.3 Closing System
The S.L.W. 3 (Speed Lace Winch) represents the evolution of the closure system. Maximum precision and modularity. This innovative micrometric closure makes tightening and loosening the shoes quickly and easily. The side button offers a double function: a micrometric closure and a total and immediate opening of the shoe. The dial has been completely redesigned in its size, being much lighter and thinner. The outer part in soft-touch material allows a more efficient grip. The ergonomic shape of the S.L.W. ratchet. 3 follows the anatomy of the foot for real comfort. The S.L.W. 3 is easily replaceable. The cables are made from the best technology derived from the world of sailing.