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Pull away with the R2.0C Road Cycling shoe from dhb! Pure Carbon fibre sole, adjustable ratchet top strap, Injection molded heel counter and lightweight synthetic upper with advanced inner quad core mesh.
Top Features of the dhb R2.0C Carbon Road Cycling Shoe
- 100 percent Carbon Fibre composite sole
- Synthetic Upper
- Quad core air mesh inserts
- All-round ventilation holes
- Injection molded polymer heel counter
- 360 degree reflective detailing
- 3-hole cleat ready
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The R2.0C is the big brother to the R1.0. The key difference between these shoes is the 100 percent Carbon Fibre composite sole. Carbon Fibre composite has a phenomenal inherent stiffness to weight ratio, which means a relatively small amount of material can be used to create the ultimate power transfer platform. The 3K carbon fibre (3K refers to the number of fibres per bundle) is laid up in a 1x1 Plain weave to achieve the tightest 3 dimensional mapping across the design of the sole. A top layer of high gloss lacquer protects the bold aesthetic of the carbon fibre weave. TPU Protector nodules at the heel and toe end of the shoe (where the shoe will receive most contact) help to reduce aesthetic wear on the sole when walking.
To help keep your foot temperature comfortable the synthetic upper has breather perforations in key areas across the shoe. The side, quad-core, mesh inserts promote the loss of heat build up without being front facing and allowing too much cold in.
A durable lightweight polymer top strap closure with metal ratchet lever enables adjustment, simply lever the strap up to tighten, or push the button from the underside upwards to release tension. The ratchet system makes refining the adjustment super quick and easy.
2 additional closures at the toe-end allow further control to the fitting of the shoe. Achieving the right fitting is essential to delivering the most efficient power output.
The internal quad core lamination throughout the upper of the shoe means that the shoe affords minimal stretch, once the shoe is adjusted to allow the right balance of tightness to comfort – power transfer is kept as high as possible. The durable external synthetic upper has been selected to absorb the knocks and scratches of general use. Twin needle stitching in key wear areas gives a robust finish.
The 2 series shoe has an external injection molded heel counter, which provides strength and rigidity to allow maximum control when interacting with the clip in pedal system.
The clean aesthetic is complimented with reflective detailing along the length of the shoe in-step and outside to enhance the rider’s safety in low-level light conditions.
The shoe is installed ready to use with road-style, 3-hole cleat-pedal systems (Look/SPD-SL)
If you are looking for our entry dhb shoe with Glass filled Nylon polymer shoe check out the R1.0
road cycling shoe.
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About Road Shoes
Road racing cycling shoes are designed without compromise to provide optimum power transfer between your foot and the pedal, a good quality road cycling shoe is a wise investment for performance and weight saving and is often overlooked. High-tech materials and precision manufacture keep weight down and stiffness up, this means your rotational mass is lower and power transfer is higher, resulting in more forward momentum for your effort.
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Magazine reviews for dhb R2.0C Carbon Road Cycling Shoe
Review from road.cc
These dhb R2.0C Carbon Road Cycling shoes are like many other dhb products; not too fancy, but they do their job really well, and they come at a fair price. They're light and stiff, making them ideal for racing, sportives, training or just the sportier side of leisure cycling.
The dhb range of cycle clothing is an in-house brand at Wiggle, the on-line cycle superstore. The R2.0C shoes are the new version of dhb's RC shoes, which are now discontinued, and similar to dhb's R1.0s. As well as the carbon soles being a major difference, there's a couple of other variations as well, which I'll come to later.
But first - the carbon soles. These do their job very well. They are very stiff, meaning no bendy feet, which means all the power from your legs is transferred to the pedals. They're also light, and a weight reduction - especially in rotating weight - in theory means less effort is required to keep the pedals turning.
The shoes accept only three-hole cleats (eg, Look and SPD-SL) and I bolted in my Look Keo cleats with no bother. As befitting a racing-style cycling shoe, the soles do not have a recess for the cleats, meaning you walk on the cleats when you're off the bike. On each shoe, there's a small horseshoe-shaped heel stud and a few similar studs under the toe area to aid walking and keep you from scuffing the carbon sole, but these studs are made from hard plastic, with no grip, which makes a walk on smooth floor-tiles rather precarious.
The only other features of the soles are a couple of ventilation slots fore and aft, covered in mesh - presumably to stop grit getting inside, or maybe particularly tenacious insects.
The upper part of the shoes consist of leather-look synthetic fabric around the base, ankle, tongue and toe box, with some mesh panels along each side for ventilation. The toe box also has some slighly retro-looking breather holes to help air in, or moisture out, depending on conditions. Compared to some other shoes, there's not a huge amount of ventilation - which might be a problem if you ride a lot in hot conditions (but won't be a problem if you're riding in the UK this year).
The R2.0C shoes are available in black or white. On the black version, the overall appearance of the shoe is rather staid and low-key, but for cyclists who prefer less bling this style will be an advantage. The white version looks a bit more modern, but is still relatively low-key compared to some other brands out there. On both colour options, there's also a few bits of red and reflective silver trim.
The inner lining is also bright red and extends a long way above the 'rim' of the shoe. Style-conscious riders who like all their kit to match will be forced to dress only in complementary shades of red.
The shoes are fastened with three straps, the top one closed with a ratchet and the other two with Velcro. The ratchet feels positive, and the release button make it easy to fine-tune the fit of the shoe on the go.
The lining is made from something called 'quad-core mesh' which provides a good degree of padding without your feet feeling sloppy inside. The insoles are also slightly spongy, thanks to ribbing on the underside, but they didn't seem to stop all the vibrations coming up through the soles, so I swapped these out for my own personal insoles (which also provide a bit more arch support to spread the load) and these proved more comfortable.
The insoles supplied with these shoes have a few ventilation holes that line up with the ventilation slots in the soles. If you swap them for other insoles, the holes may not line up with the slots, but this isn't a major issue unless you're in hot conditions, when it's the work of a moment with a hole-punch to get a breeze round your metatarsals once again.
On sizing, I take 43 in Shimano and Specialized shoes, and find them fine of length and width (I have wide feet). These dhb R2.0C shoes are also 43 and perfect on length. However, I found them very slightly on the narrow side. Not enough to mean going up a size, but definitely noticeable. This contrasts with the dhb R1.0 shoes tested previously, which fitted perfectly all round. I assume the carbon version must be made on a slightly narrower last. I now wear very thin socks in these R2.0C shoes, and that seems to solve the problem. if you've got average width feet a doubt this will be an issue.
Retailing at a penny less than Â£90, these shoes compared well to carbon-soled shoes from other brands, and are very good value for the weight and performance provided.
No-bling carbon-soled road shoes, offering light weight and good performance in a good value package.
Review from Cycling Plus
With a 3K carbon sole, the R2.0C is great value. The DHB's sole is identical to that on the Lakes, but there the similarities end. The stiff platform makes for great response, and the well-upholstered uppers are supportive and robust, with a rigid heel cup, twin Velcro straps and a wide micro-adjust ankle strap. Small mesh panels and perforations help the two sole vents to keep things cool, but the tongue is too thin, causing some discomfort when the straps are tightened. Overlapping layers around the toes also intruded a little, but there's still a lot to like.
Great value, great response, supportive and robust.
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