Differences between this new version and last year's CX401 are minor. In fact, the only change is an additional Velcro strap across the top of the foot but even
Otherwise, the 2010 CX401 carries on with its range of high-tech features, including a full-length bathtub-style carbon fibre sole with heat moldable carbon heel counter, supple Klite kangaroo leather and mesh upper, temperature regulating heel and tongue liner, and Boa closure system with adjustable zone-specific tightness levels.
Also new for 2010 is a mid-range CX236 road shoe, which pairs a full-length carbon outsole with a more traditional heel counter.
The rear-mounted Boa cable system pulls the rider's foot both down and into the back of the shoe for better heel hold and the mostly exposed cable (the rear-mounted system on the CX330C is more concealed) should make for easier replacement if needed.
The season of bad weather is quickly approaching and
Lake's CX140 (left) and MX140 foul-weather shoes are meant for 0-20° C temperatures and feature waterproof, breathable eVent construction.
For moderately nasty conditions, the MX140 mountain bike and CX140 road shoes are rated for 0-20°C (32-68°F) and feature a waterproof eVent upper plus a novel exoskeleton construction and Boa closure for support.
For truly ugly days, there's also the MXZ302 and CXZ302, both rated for -15-5°C (5-41°F) with water-resistant Pittards leather uppers, Outlast temperature-regulating liners, 3M Thinsulate insulation, a Thermosol insulating insole, plus a full Vibram lugged outsole for good purchase in snow and ice.
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