Louis Garneau Carbon LS-100 Shoes - Mens - Road Bike Shop
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Louis Garneau Carbon LS-100 Shoes - Men's
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If you thought that you were getting bang for your buck with the standard Louis Garneau LS-100 Shoes, wait till you see the Carbon LS-100 Shoes. With them, you get a noticeable weight reduction, a stiffer carbon fiber outsole, and an upgraded heel cup. We challenge you to find a better shoe at this price. Starting at the outsole, Garneau sought to achieve the perfect balance between strength, rigidity, and weight. Not surprisingly, Garneau hit the mark with its new HM Air-Lite carbon fiber outsole. And when coupled with the Carbon LS-100's low, 4. 3mm stack height, the HM Air-Lite's rigidity equates to a direct transfer of power to the pedals. Just like in frame design, the outsole has a stiffness-to-weight ratio that positively promotes an efficient carry of power with limited energy dispersion. So, in simpler terms, these outsoles make your hard efforts count in relation to speed. And, not only does this transfer to a more efficient usage of your power expenditures, it also amounts to a feathery overall weight. In fact, the Carbon LS-100 tips the scales at a lower weight than many other manufacturer's top offerings -- around 235g per shoe. This is credited, in one part, to the outsole, but in our opinion, more so to the lightweight upper construction. This has been constructed from a synthetic leather with mesh ventilation windows along the side of the shoe and over the entire tongue. This means that durability is guaranteed without the risk of the adaptive long-term deformity that plagues natural leather uppers. More importantly, though, a bulk of the weight reduction is a result of the Carbon LS-100's closure system. At the toe box, you'll find a single hook-and-loop strap that controls the lower volume of the shoe. Meanwhile, and a first for us at this price, the venerable BOA L4 single rail controls the retention at the top of the tongue. If you hadn't noticed, BOA is highly selective as to who it chooses to license to, and that this technology is feature...