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Review: Canyon Tempr CFR RS01 shoes

Review: Canyon Tempr CFR RS01 shoes

The name TEMPR is derived from 2 separate definitions of the same word; an emotion or particular frame of mind and the act of blending opposing dynamics to create a desirable state.

Two years ago, Canyon set out with a fit philosophy and an ambition to make a shoe that locks down power transfer without compromising on comfort. The result: Canyon’s Tempr CFR Road, a seamless blend of supple and stiff materials that they claim realizes their aim.

Canyon Temp CFR RS01

The shoe is incredibly stiff, with minimal flex. This translates well to the bike and offers a notable increase in power transfer, allowing the rider to maintain or potentially increase their power output with seemingly less effort. With the notion that actions speak louder than words, Canyon shies away from supporting their claims with an arbitrary value for us to boast to our fellow club-mates. Instead they lean into the fact that the shoe has received fantastic feedback from pro-riders and stood atop of the podium a few times already.

Boa performafit Wrap

The non compliance underfoot is created through the unidirectional carbon plate which covers the length of the shoe and offers a strong but lightweight platform. This might sound pretty uncomfortable, of course, and it would be if it weren’t for the Boa Performafit Wrap, a unique fit system, which is further complemented with a contoured insole and particular pressure relief zones within the shoe.

Boa’s Performafit works to maximize the power output and the comfort simultaneously. Unlike the traditional system, Boa Performafit consists of two separate panels that join on the inner side of the shoe. These panels work to pull the sole of the shoe up and over from the instep and towards the lateral edge, as opposed to clamping the foot from above. This wrapping system secures the foot in place to reduce any wasted movement and shifts the dial away from the dorsal ridge to prevent compression. As a result, you can tighten the Boas more than you might normally, without compromising on comfort, to achieve a greater connection with the bike and improved power transfer, in turn.

Working together to secure the foot, the lower panel specifically wraps the midsection of the foot, while the upper panel circles and secures the ankle to lock the heel in place. This split panel design allows for a more precise fit as the rider can make micro-adjustments to the forefoot without affecting the rear, and vice versa. The heel is further supported…

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