Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby skull » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:03 pm

MarkG wrote:Same with everyone else I know who used them too.

And I can say the same to about the ppl I know who use Bonts.

MarkG wrote:Are you using Vaypor?

Vaypour XC for mtb

and A1s for roadie
User avatar
skull
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:48 pm

by BNA » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:08 pm

BNA
 

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby MarkG » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:08 pm

Mine fitted perfectly but the bath tub chassis took a while to get used to.
Good shoe tho.
Proudly "a hater of academics with helmet cams"
User avatar
MarkG
 
Posts: 2147
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:02 pm
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:22 pm

I have a pair of specialized carbons and bought the s works due to price the other day.

They are night and day.

Fit like a glove.
User avatar
wurtulla wabbit
 
Posts: 513
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:08 pm

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby jaseyjase » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:45 pm

somone on this forum suggested loosening them a tad, something to try before spending big bucks or mucking around with adjustment/positions etc.

worked for me.
User avatar
jaseyjase
 
Posts: 2104
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:00 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby MarkG » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:56 pm

When I molded my Vaypor I put 3 pairs of socks and did the straps super tight.
I avoided any areas of rubbing and tightness that way.
Proudly "a hater of academics with helmet cams"
User avatar
MarkG
 
Posts: 2147
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:02 pm
Location: Perth, Australia

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby slian » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:40 am

Hey guys, just a short update on where I'm at.

Went out yesterday to make a round of the local LBSs to get a feel of what's out there. And I blew my wad on the first shop where I found the Spez 2012 swork on runout! Got it for 299, not as good as WA or QLD. But still, can't wait to try it out :)

Didn't mange to try the Bont first as most shops stocking it seem to be closed. Ah well, hopefully it won't proved to be an expensive mistake.
slian
 
Posts: 118
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:08 am
Location: Carlton

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby Metrocommuter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:04 am

A late post, but in my research on the Bont Vapor+ came across this thread. I have owned three models of the S-Works, the most recent being the 2012. Each model has been an improvement on the last, and once you have used a BOa system or similar it is a noticeable step back to ratchet/strap/ Velcro. The S-Works are great shoes but the soles are very stiff, and have been getting stiffer each year . A mate upgraded from the 2011 model to the 2013 model and was at the point of eBaying the 2013 model because the soles were too stiff for him. He persisted, and now loves them. Only problem with the S Works, and it has happened to all three versions I have had, is my left sole has cracked (and so it becomes soft, like a Dunlop Volley...) after about 15 months of hard training and racing. Not a gripe, just a service life issue. I am 109kg and have 48 lengths feet, and tend to put only my left foot down, so perhaps it will not be an issue for others, but just wanted to identify these two issues (they are really stiff, and do fail eventually) so people can make informed choices
Metrocommuter
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:52 am

Re: Road shoe: specialized swork vs bont vaypor

Postby Metrocommuter » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:46 am

Update - I just ordered a new pair of S Works, in case people saw my previous post as being anti S Works. Just have to work around the service life issue, and for me a new pair of shies every year or so is not a major issue especially when I think how many hours I spend in them each week.
Metrocommuter
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:52 am

Previous

Return to Buying a bike / parts

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], MattyK, myway, rumble11


PM Issues
Known Bug - error message displayed when sending PM's caused by tapatalk. Read more


Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit