ST R2 package

$329.00

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The R Series 2 or R2 is a hand made carbon composite boot made with Bont's famous one-piece construction method. The boot is made by hand from the inside out with every layer bonding or sewn to the layer under it. The boot fits like a glove and offers high-end performance at an entry-level price. Bonts' unique pressure wrap system that removes more excess resin than any other carbon lay-up technique.  
​​Features
  • Base: 100% hand laid carbon composite 
  • Outer skin: Matte microfiber 
  • Liner: Microfiber 
  • Innersole: Suede-like
  • Heat moldable: Fully heat moldable base utilizing epoxy thermoset resin
  • Padding: High density memory foam
  • Closing options: Waxed laces, lace cover and two velcro strap
  • Fit options: Standard
  • Vegan: Yes

  • CARBON FIBER

    Carbon fiber is a revolutionary material that is as strong as steel with a fraction of the weight and Bont has been producing carbon based footwear since 1989. The material is mainly comprised of carbon atoms that are bonded together and aligned to form the long axis of the fiber. Several thousand of these fibers are twisted together to form a yarn which is then in turn woven into a fabric. We source our carbon exclusively from the world’s #1 carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan.

     

    3K PLAIN


    3k plain is a tightly woven carbon that is used in the aircraft industry and is what we use in Bont shoes.

    UNIDIRECTIONAL


    Unidirectional is what we use inside shoes like the a-one to make them extremely stiff. The benefit of unidirectional carbon is that we can choose which direction we want to lay the carbon and we can produce extremely stiff, light weight shoes using it.

    12K PLAIN


    This is a cheaper form of carbon that is not as strong as 3k and is around 20% cheaper.

     

    INDUSTRY MISREPRESENTATION

    In the old days, if you bought a plastic or nylon based shoe, you knew what you were getting. But now-a-days, with all these modern expensive materials, it's getting tougher, so here are some ways that manufacturers use materials that you need to watch out for.

    • One layer of carbon: When you buy a shoe and you see that it has a carbon base, chances are that only the outer single layer is carbon. Under that carbon layer can be an injection molded plastic or nylon base or a fiberglass base.
    • Unidirectional carbon: You see unidirectional carbon printed on a variety of shoes, however, many of them use injection molded carbon in the plastic and call this unidirectional carbon. We feel that this is a misuse of the terminology. For us, unidirectional carbon means carbon fiber material where all the strands travel in the same direction.
    • Silver fiberglass: A number of shoes use a plastic injection molded base, with some carbon particles in it and a single layer of silver fiberglass for the outer layer. They are allowed to print ‘carbon’ on the base because there is carbon dust in the plastic mold under the fiberglass but the fiberglass woven material on the outside is certainly not carbon. Carbon fiber is always black.
    • 100% composite: This term covers anything basically… The question you need to ask is… a composite of what? Usually it is a nylon fiberglass composite that you will find in shoes.
    • Monocoque: A monocoque shoe is one where the carbon has been directly laminated onto the liner. Some companies are jumping on the monocoque band wagon and calling a carbon shell with integrated heel cup a monocoque shoe. It isn’t.
  • LAST DESIGN

    A last is a plastic replica of a foot that the boot is built around. At Bont, we have been perfecting our lasts since 1975 and the process is ongoing. Unlike the standard shoe last many companies use, we put extra effort into creating and developing our lasts so that they fit right out of the box.

  • FOOTBED

    The footbed is the first part of the shoe added to the last. It is made in-house from a heat moldable EVA. The footbed is 65A hardness and only 3mm thick which makes it extremely light weight and heat moldable.

  • LINER

    Our liners have been chosen out of hundreds of liners. They are not only light weight and strong, but fights odour and is not easily broken down by sweat. Our liner material include Microfiber, Suede-L and Durolite.

      

  • ANTI-STRETCH

    Between the outer skin and the liner, we add a material that is proprietary to Bont to stop the boot from stretching over time. This material has similar strength characteristics to Kevlar. This material is stitched to the outer skin and bonded to the liner so it can never move or be removed, it becomes part of the boots structure. This layer is the reason that Bont boots do not stretch out as much as other brands of boots over time.

     

  • UPPER

    The light weight upper is then glued and sewn onto the boot. Holes are hand punched through the uppers and the liner for ventilation. The buckles and straps are attached. The location of the straps is such that they pull the foot down and into the back of the boot. The excess glue is cleaned off and the boot is ready to be ridden in. The boot has passed through 16 independent stages of quality control for it to be deemed ready for action. The result is a boot with the best strength to weight ratio on the market.
  • PADDING

    This boot is designed for high class athletes, so the padding used is thin, dense and a little unforgiving. However, this makes for a super light and responsive skate. The closed cell memory foam used also does not retain water. If you are after a more comfortable ride, please select one of our softer padding options.

  • RESIN DEVELOPMENT

    Epoxy or polyepoxide is a thermosetting epoxide polymer that cures when mixed with a catalyzing agent or "hardener". The process of polymerization is called "curing", can be controlled through temperature and choice of resin and hardener compounds; the process can take minutes to hours.

    Resin development is something that we have been doing for over 36 years. Formulating a resin that is super stiff, yet becomes moldable at low temperatures and has a fast cure time is critical for our unique requirement which is why we are probably the only cycle shoe manufacturer who develops our own resins in-house.

    Our resin becomes soft at just 60°C (140°F) which is the lowest in the industry. Once you heat the resin, mold the shoe and let it set, it is permanently set without the need to remold. You can also reheat the resin as many times as you like.

    The temperature of the air and the amount of humidity are critical in determining the amount of hardener that needs to be added to the resin. That is why we have a computer that mixes the resin and hardener together and dispenses the resin after measuring the air temperature and humidity.

    Most manufacturers use a process known in the industry as pre-preg. This is where the resin is "pre-impregnated" into the carbon fiber. In virtually all applications, the resin is chosen by the carbon fiber manufacturer in a one shoe fits all kind of deal. The shoe manufacturer has no way of altering the resin to meet the heat moldablilty requirements of modern shoes and that is why they require very high temperatures to make the shoes slightly heat moldable. Pre-preg manufacturing is fine for bike frames or crank sets that do not need to be heat molded by the rider, but they are unsuitable for the construction of cycling shoes.

  • HEAT MOLDING

    Bont boots are the most heat moldable boots available. Bont's proprietary resin has been developed and perfected over 36 years to be an extremely stiff resin that becomes pliable at relatively low temperatures. Unlike other skates which are moldable only in select locations, all Bont boots are able to be molded over the entire base providing skaters not only with the most anatomically designed boot on the market today but also with the ability to fine-tune the fit of the entire boot to give a customized fit.

  • VEGAN

    This boot is made or can be made without any animal ingredients or byproducts. Our vegan materials include Durolite, microfiber and fake suede.

    Vegan

  • TEAM TESTING

    Our Pro Team skaters are some of the best in the World and love to give us constant feedback. From the little things like the placement of the buckle to trialing the latest materials, they are helping Bont create products that not only look good but perform at the elite level.
  • EYELETS

    Small eyelets put pressure on a very small area and can cause pain. Bont eyelets have a large head which spreads the pressure over a larger area to help overcome any discomfort.

  • LACE COVER

    To give you that little bit more support and neatly tuck your laces away.

  • LINER MICROFIBER

    Our liners have been chosen out of hundreds of liners. They are not only light weight and strong, but fights odour and is not easily broken down by sweat.

  • OUTERSKIN MICROFIBER