Bont Riot Road+ Boa shoe review$169.00

Carbon shoes you mould to the shape of your feet

BikeRadar score4.5/5

The Bonts live up to their name with their riotous colour scheme, though black is also an option for the non-shouty rider.

These shoes are also very distinctive when it comes to how they’re made

These shoes are also very distinctive when it comes to how they’re made, as they feature a heat-mouldable ‘tub’-like carbon composite sole, which you mould to the shape of your foot.

The sole is very stiff — even compared with other carbon soles – and so thin they come with their own short screws to attach the cleat.

There’s one Velcro strap, and a single Boa for a secure fit. They’re pretty light, too.

The toe box is wide, though I found the Riots a tad shorter than other size 42s. The replaceable heel bumper is a nice touch.

  • Weight: 272g (size 42, no cleats)
  • Sizes available: 38–50
Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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