Introducing a New Standard
Bont Cycling introduces Helix, the new standard in performance footwear. Bont's race-proven anatomic fit is now even further enhanced by a newly reimagined closure system. Experience performance and comfort without compromise like never before.
Extremely Durable Durolite
Strength to weight ratio's have always played an important part in Bont cycling shoe design as all materials considered and developed for products within the Bont range must comply to strict standards. Durolite has been developed and chosen for the Helix upper for its extremely durable nature and light weight.
Secure Hold Retention System
Continuous wiring spreads the load for a secure hold without localised pressure points.
Wrap Around Cable Routing
Cable routing wraps around and under the rigid carbon chassis for a wide, even anchor point.
Simple Single Boa
The single Boa dial simplifies operation for quick and easy on-the-fly adjustments.
Unidirectional Carbon Chassis
The Helix continues with its unidirectional monocoque chassis in matt finish and is upgraded with an improved grid to assist cleat adjustment.
TPU Toe Protector
The toe protector not only protects the front area of the shoe from wheel rub and impact, but also houses ventilation holes for improving airflow through the shoe.
The Helix is highly ventilated with integrated air vents on the front bumper providing direct airflow into the shoe along with perforated upper and tongue to maximise breathability.
Between the outer leather and the liner, a material that is proprietary to Bont, is added to stop the cycling shoe from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. The material is stitched to the outer leather and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed, it becomes part of the cycling shoes structure. This layer assists in pedalling efficiency by maintaining a supportive structure over the top of the foot in the upward part of the pedal stroke.
A last is a replica of a foot that the cycling shoe is built around. Last makers do not make cycling shoe lasts, they only make shoe lasts so perfecting a cycling shoe last requires a great deal of expertise in functional biomechanics and ongoing research. Bont have been perfecting their performance footwear lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. They place more importance and thus place more effort into their lasts than any other cycling shoe brand and it is the reason that Bont cycling shoes continue to be a leader in providing the most functional and correct anatomical support to cyclists than any other brand on the market.
Bont carbon fibre is sourced exclusively from the world's #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan. The base of the Helix is made by hand utilizing uni-directional carbon fibre which is embedded with epoxy thermo setting resin. The fibres are hand laid in the matrix according to the strain they will have to bear. The Helix utilizes unidirectional carbon fibre allowing Bont to create a performance cycling shoe with very specific strength characteristics based on stress points in cycling. As unidirectional carbon absorbs less resin then cross weave fibres, it also assists in the weight reduction of the cycling shoes.
The Helix utilises closed cell memory foam that will not retain water thus assisting in maintaining a lighter shoe during wet conditions as well as ensuring sweat, which can begin to break down the durability of the shoe, is not absorbed.
Medial Longitudinal Arch Support
Structural medial longitudinal arch support is provided in all models to stop over pronation of feet.
Over pronation is one of the main contributors to incorrect tracking of knees during the pedalling phase due to internal rotation of tibia and femur. This can result in knee injuries.
In addition, the rotation of tibia/femur can cause the pelvis to tilt resulting in lower back strain.
Anatomical Forefoot Shape
Conventional cycling shoes offer a “dress shoe” type shaping. Although highly aesthetic this will cause the toes along with the metatarsals to be overly constricted, compressing the nerves between the metatarsals which often results in the common "hot foot" sensation. Bont cycling shoes' anatomical shaping allows the foot to function in its most efficient and anatomically correct position. The foot is supported in its endeavour to relax through the metatarsal joints allowing the pedalling force to be spread across the greatest possible surface area.
Anatomical Heel Cup
The anatomical heel cup shaping of Bont cycling shoes provides increased stability during the pull through stage of pedalling stroke. This stabilization is achieved without any mechanical operation or over tightening of straps/laces allowing for increased comfort and blood circulation.
Lateral Forefoot Support
Bont’s lateral forefoot support ensures neutral positioning of the forefoot and alleviates common issues associated with over pronation and supination. These issues often result in incorrect tracking of knees causing injuries along with hip and lower back pain.
• Model: Helix
• Material: Unidirectional Carbon Monocoque Chassis with Durolite upper
• Stack Height: 3.6mm
• Air Vents: Ventilation via air vents on front bumper and perforated upper
• Innersole: EVA thermo-mouldable
• Sole Guards: Replaceable
• Padding: Memory Foam
• Cleat Mounting: MM grid plus grip / 3 Hole Look Configuration
• Fit Customization: Fully Heat Mouldable Chassis utilizing Epoxy Thermoset Resin
• Closing Options: BOA IP1 Dual Dial Retention System with Kevlar wiring
• Weight: 260 grams (Size 46.5)