PEdALED has expanded its gravel portfolio with a new Fizik joint-venture shoe. As part of the PEdALED’s expanding response to burgeoning growth in the gravel market, it is now offering the Jary Terra Powerstrap X4 gravel bike shoes.
This latest addition to the Jary Collection, which is PEdALED’s gravel targeted product sub-brand, is an attempt to deliver great power transfer on the bike, and better walking comfort when dismounted.
The Fizik Powerstrap X4 structure remains unchanged and means you get Fizik's ergonomically appropriate Velcro design. With its angled Powerstraps, Fizik’s securing system compresses in a ribbon-type fit, instead of harshly squeezing the shoe’s upper structure, which can be the case with conventional dual-strap Velcro systems.
Gravel riders are more given to dismounting, especially when bikes need to be hiked up steep off-road portages. The angular pressure of walking up sheer and loose terrain can exacerbate any issue with an ill-fitting Velcro system. Fizik claims the Powerstrap design proves its worth by spreading the pressure load more evenly atop the shoe, as you walk up rocky inclines, where maximum flex is induced.
Beyond the targeted off-road walking comfort, the Jary Terra Powerstrap X4 gravel shoe retains Fizik's stiffness index rating of 6, which should ensure that most of your energy is converted to power, instead of being lost to sole flex, without inciting a harsh and unforgiving ride quality.
Distinguishing the Jary Terra Powerstrap X4 shoe is its teal colourway. This graphic design is both fashionable but also adequately neutral in colour while being less likely to show-up dust and mud markings.
PEdALED is retailing its Jary Terra Powerstrap X4 gravel shoe at £136.00 / $192.00 / €160.00, with a claimed weight of 292g for a size 42. The fit range is generous with sizes through 36 to 48, including half-sizes.
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