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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Jesmol » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:55 am

Crawf wrote:
Jesmol wrote:Just tried my Bont Riot's , thanks to Merlin cycles. Holy crap they are stiff. Coming from Specialized Elites - Bontranger Road to these is quite a difference.

Might need to do a bit more tuning in the oven, but wow.....


Keen to hear more on your Riots, my A3's need replacing (the heel has worn through) and was thinking of getting the Riots, I actually think they are one of the better looking of their line.

Having come from wearing all black shoes, I looked down at my feet on the trainer and thought, "Wow they look snazzy"
Put them through another moulding process and they're feeling great.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Crawf » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:33 pm

The Riots have no 'bumpers' on the front too, be careful not to stub them on your pedals and tear the microfiber.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:07 pm

Anyone happen to have any in size 45 that they want to offload?
Vaypors in white I am looking for.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby antipodean » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:21 pm

sumgy wrote:Anyone happen to have any in size 45 that they want to offload?
Vaypors in white I am looking for.


$230 with free postage here
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/bon ... e-ec035854
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby antipodean » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:32 pm

Bont Vaypours rock btw I have 2 pairs. :)
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:35 pm

Cheers.
Great price.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby MarkG » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:06 pm

$207 with cpa2 code
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:09 pm

MarkG wrote:$207 with cpa2 code

Damn it!!!!!

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby antipodean » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:25 pm

Ouch.
Front page too.
http://www.evanscycles.com/
Email them that you forgot the code.
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:32 pm

Have done.
Did not see the front page as I went straight through the link you posted.
Have emailed them.
Fingers crossed.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby MDL » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:18 am

well after trying to get a pair local. I can say the Bont Supply is up to !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !!.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby beanspropulsion » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:06 pm

MDL wrote:well after trying to get a pair local. I can say the Bont Supply is up to showtime.

Matthew


What's that mean in English?

I tried my sizing through the Bont website where you measure your foot and put the measurements in the calculator.

Came back "Please contact Bont at bontcycling@bont.com for assistance." ???

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Baalzamon » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:37 pm

11 weeks now for my customs and still waiting which is expected
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:27 am

Received in 3 days from Evans and they feel like they fit AOK.
I was a bit worried that their sizing instructions would not be right and had also read some negative reports about their shipping times, but I must have got lucky.
Head home tonight and will shove them in the oven to get the moulding process underway.

Did not get the discount as I needed to have bought to clothing items to qualify for this anyway.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Crawf » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Did you go withe their recommended sizing?

For me it was way off and in the end actually went with my normal size.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:09 pm

Crawf wrote:Did you go withe their recommended sizing?

For me it was way off and in the end actually went with my normal size.


Used their sizing instructions from their website and all seems AOK.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Crawf » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:15 pm

Strange, on my 3rd pair of Bonts (A3/A1/Riots) now, and have always stuck to my normal sizing. I wonder if their sizing tables changed?

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:20 pm

I am not sure what "normal" sizing means any more.
I am a different European size in Specialized, Bont and Gaerne (45) to what I am in Sidi and other brands (46).
I seem to have more room in the Bont's toe box than I do in other brands and I am expecting the leather to stretch too (these are the leather model).

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby HAKS » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:38 pm

Just ordered some Wide Vaypor + from Velodrome shop in the Uk. RRP minus Vat so nothing special money wise (although still cheaper then buying locally :? ). Confirmed stock status before ordering so hopefully should be here sometime next week. Only place I could find that stock wide sizes.
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby HAKS » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:31 pm

Got my Vaypor+ today. Pretty good fit straight out of the bag especially given my wide feet. Atop mechanisms are ok. Not quite as good as BOA but i'm sure i'll get use to them.

Pitty i also have a cracked rib so no testing them for 3weeks :(
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:06 pm

Mine are back for sale.
They don't work for my feet.
Back to Gaerne for me.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby sumgy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:03 am

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=68191&p=1026367#p1026367

In case anyone wants some.
Happy to look at reasonable offers.
Size 45.

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:45 pm

Baalzamon wrote:11 weeks now for my customs and still waiting which is expected

They finally arrived about 1.5 weeks ago and I arranged to go down today to pick them up from Crank n Cycles. Great bike shop run buy a great bloke. He opens up the bag and go uhmmm I ordered black :shock:
Checks and sure enough bont have screwed up.
Anyhow try them on, what wiggle room do my toes have.... Barely any.
Got my deposit back and now was there someone else with a similar size foot with similar arch that did a Bont Vaypor plus in white custom order....
Think I'm done with Bont now
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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby MichaelB » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:48 am

Thread necro time.

Looking at some new shows to replace the 7 year old Sidi 5 Pro's.

Looking at the Bont's, and Merlin have the Vaypor's at $222 and the Vaypor + at $329

Given a couple of years have elapsed, what's the feedback ?

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Re: Bont Shoes

Postby rodneycc » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:41 am

MichaelB wrote:Thread necro time.

Looking at some new shows to replace the 7 year old Sidi 5 Pro's.

Looking at the Bont's, and Merlin have the Vaypor's at $222 and the Vaypor + at $329

Given a couple of years have elapsed, what's the feedback ?


Hi Mate, I have these if you are interested and a size 45? Can do for $190 posted.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=82235

I still haven't done anything with them yet i.e heat mould them.
I bought a pair Sidi Wires at the same time which fit great out of the box.

Let me know if you are interested.
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