The updated Bont Riot Road+ Cycling Shoes feature a Boa dial for easy adjustment and, as you expect from Bont, are heat moldable for a custom fit. Available in a range of outstanding colours, they strike the ideal balance of style and performance.
The latest version of the popular Bont Riot Road + features a Boa closure as well as a hook-and-loop strap on the forefoot so that you can ensure a comfortable fit and make minor adjustments on the go. The closures have been configured to distribute pressure evenly across the foot, minimising ‘hot spots.’ Instead of the traditional nylon composite, Bont Riots feature carbon fibreglass composite sole which offers more stiffness so you can be confident that you won’t be wasting power.
If you are a road cyclist looking to upgrade to a high-performance road shoe, the Bont Riot is a great choice. Like all Bont shoes, it’s heat-mouldable for a fit that’s individual to you and has been designed for that perfect balance of comfort and performance.
This cycling shoe is the most heat moldable shoe on the market today thanks to Bont’s resin which has taken 36 years to perfect so it is extremely stiff but pliable at relatively low temperatures. To mould your shoes, remove any cleats, laces or cleat mounting screws and innersole before moulding. Pre-heat the oven to 70C/160F. Place the shoe in the oven for 20 minutes. Higher temperatures will void your warranty and may damage your boot. Let them cool a little and test the shoe temperature with your hand before placing your feet in the shoes. Tighten the straps and allow to cool. If you have any lumps or bunions on your feet or if there are any areas causing discomfort, while the shoe is hot you can use the round end of a screwdriver to press out any part of the boot. You can heat mould the shoes as many times as you like.
Carbon Composite Construction
The carbon composite construction of the Riot+ has been specifically designed to ensure maximum performance at low weight. The composite tub style construction of the chassis has been strengthened with the inclusion of carbon across high-stress areas. The carbon has been sandwiched between layers of fibreglass to maximise strength.
A last is a replica of a foot that the cycling shoe is built around. Last makers do not make cycling shoe lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a cycling shoe last requires a great deal of expertise in functional biomechanics and ongoing research. Bont have been perfecting their performance footwear lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing which is why they believe that Bont cycling shoes continue to be a leader in providing the most functional and correct anatomical support to cyclists than any other brand on the market. Their motto in terms of cycling shoe fit is simple, “We make shoes for cycling, not walking.”
Medial Longitudinal Arch Support
Over pronation is one of the main contributors to incorrect tracking of knees during a cyclists pedalling phase due to internal rotation of tibia and femur. This can result in knee injuries. In addition, the rotation of tibia/femur can cause the pelvis to tilt resulting in lower back strain. Structural medial longitudinal arch support is provided to stop over pronation of feet. This is also supported by Bont’s Lateral Forefoot Support.
Sizing Note: Snug fit. Going up a size from normal shoe size is suggested.
Carbon composite sole is light and stiff for effective power transfer
Boa dial and z-form hook-and-loop strap for a secure fit
Heat moldable so you can be sure of a perfect fit
Perforated upper for ventilation
Structural medial longitudinal arch support to facilitate correct tracking of knees and prevent lower back pain
Anatomical forefoot and heel cup for stability through the pedal stroke. Supports an anatomically correct position for comfort and injury prevention
Microgrid on the sole for precision cleat mounting
CYCLE SHOE TYPE: THREE BOLT
CYCLE SHOE CLOSING: DIAL
as of January 22, 2019 (subject to changes as time progresses)