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  • Desire: Sagan Collection S-Works 7

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    Stepping into Sagan’s shoes would be a daunting task, Specialized have made it easier with the launch of the Sagan S-Works collection shoe

    Photographs: Sean Hardy
    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Next season will be Peter Sagan’s ninth as a professional cyclist. Since his World Tour debut at the 2010 Paris-Nice, where he secured two stages and the green points jersey – he’s won over a lot of fans. And a few more green jerseys. And some rainbow ones. And a big cobble…

     

    He’s a rider that’s difficult to overlook on any terrain. Even if he didn’t think he’d ever win Paris-Roubaix, others had more faith. There are classics guys, climbers, sprinters, GC contenders, and then there’s Sagan. A category all of his own. Wouldn’t it be good to be in his – Sagan Collection S-Works 7 – shoes?
    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018
    The S-Works designers have used the Powerline carbon sole for Sagan Collection shoes. It’s resulted in the brands lightest and stiffest kicks to date. But, lightness and stiffness are nothing without comfort.

     

    The best chance a rider has of winning a race is to get to the business end in the best condition possible, which is why S-Works have used its new Padlock Heel system and opted for a fabric called Dyneema for the upper for optimum support and comfort.

     

    Read: Caught up in the moment with Roubaix runner-up Silvan Dillier

     

    The material doesn’t stretch, which sounds counterintuitive to comfort, but it’s been used as it holds the foot securely in position for better power transfer. To adjust the fit to suit, S-Works has thrown on a pair of plush, CNC machined BOA dials.

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Artisans: Jessie Walker’s customised kicks

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Desire: Assos S9 bibshorts

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018

    Sagan S Shoes, Rouleur Desire, July 2018