VENTO POWERSTRAP R2 AEROWEAVE is a pure racing shoe: the lightest and most breathable model in the fizik performance range, engineered with an innovative high tenacity net-like structure which is coupled with our stiffest carbon sole.
The pursuit of reducing weight and increasing ventilation, while maintaining support and protection led our designers and engineers to the development of a new material used in the upper. Called Aeroweave, it’s an advanced woven fabric that interlaces lightweight nylon fibers with filaments of thermoplastic polymer.
This blend of threads creates a material with an open, net-like pattern that is extremely airy, yet highly resistant and resilient. The Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave’s upper is so intensely vented that the riders’ socks are visible through it. Aeroweave is a malleable material, and moves to effectively cradle the foot, but its tenacity delivers the support and containment required for a high performance racing shoe.
While most traditional Velcro closures just pull together two sides of the shoe’s upper, in the Vento Powerstrap configuration a ribbon wraps around the foot, providing secure containment using just two straps. The instep and the midfoot are separately adjustable for customized fit and compression. These straps have been streamlined to make them even lighter and stronger.
Vento Powerstrap R2 Aeroweave also features a whole new outsole: the R2 outsole’s engineered carbon fiber layup saves weight and delivers increased stiffness. With an index of 10, the R2 is the stiffest outsole in the fizik range. A wide vent inlet and deep internal channelling provide a cooling airflow, contributing to temperature management. The cleat positioning is slightly further rear-wards compared to traditional settings, to optimize pedalling efficiency and reduce knee compression, especially well suited to very aggressive, forward aero positions.
Aeroweave: extremely breathable, high tenacity net-like upper structure.
Powerstrap: foot-wrapping Velcro closure designed for an enveloping fit.
R2 carbon outsole: optimized cleat positioning, high stiffness and lightness tuned for power transfer.
Traditional Velcro closures.
Thanks to its cleat positioning wich is slightly further rewards, this shoe reduce knee compression.
A nice improvement in comfort and speed. I’m pleasantly surprised going to a larger sized tire would show a noticeable impact in comfort and speed . These are excellent tires for the mostly dry and not extreme gravel paths that I ride.
After approximately 1000 miles in the last 4-5 weeks, including a 210 mile and 156 mile ride, this saddle is proving to be the best and most comfortable of the 5 or 6 others I've tried over the last 3-5 years, including a Brooks B17, Specialized Power, Fizik Arione, Ergon, and others.
It may not work for your anatomy and bib short combination, but it appears to be just what mine needed. Good luck!
It's good. I feel invincible when I wear it. I don't do any crazy stuff, so...
It's lightweight and the air blows through the slots to keep my noggin cool.
Very reasonable price point.
What more do you want?
Switching to the Five Ten shoe has been amazing. The stiffness and grip - and the confidence - on the pedals that these shoes provide will definitely improve your rides. I’m able to generate more power with a bit less effort. I ride about 100 miles a week in mixed trail, beach and other conditions. These shoes have really imp to over the fun and performance. Essential equipment for the serious open pedal rider!
Finally used for the first time today. Installation was very easy. The front slide made it easy to load the kayak. I have a 4 Runner and once I lifted the kayak to the slides just had to push the kayak up into place. Would definitely recommend these.
One of my favorite online MTB stores. They usually always have what I need. Great products, top of the line components and gear. The customer service is one of the best. They are fast and friendly. I had a chance to visit there store front and even got small tour. Great folks and passionate riders too. thanks!
Awesome prices & excellent customer service. Shipping was fast as well. I’ll definitely shop here again.
Fast shipping and great costumer service!100% recommended!