41% off Shimano RP9 Shoes
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 14:44
Shimano's second-tier road shoes are brilliant.
Shimano RP9 Shoes
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The stiff sole gives great power transfer while the upper is supple and comfortable.
These shoes are perfect for road riding, be that on the club run, tackling a sportive, or doing a spot of racing.
We've been using the Shimano shoes for two years now and they're still going strong. We've even managed to keep our's clean!
The RP9 features some big changes to what was a great original shoe. The main one is a switch from a buckle/ratchet system to a BOA dial closure.
This makes the fit really good, managing to spread retention pressure evenly and allow the toes a little room to move.
If you're after comfy high-end shoes then we'd highly recommend these.
Shimano RP9 Shoes
In February 1921, Shozaburo Shimano opened Shimano Iron Works in Higashi Minato in Sakai City when he was 26 years old. On the site of a demolished celluloid factory, he rented a nearly 40-square-meter area. The monthly rent was 5 yen. At that time, the new establishment had only a single lathe, measuring about 1.8 meters long. Shozaburo Shimano decided to produce freewheels. Of all bicycle components, freewheels entailed the highest level of technology to produce.
Since then, Shimano has released some of our favourite cycling products with the current Ultegra Di2 Disc groupset being our pick of the bunch.
About Merlin Cycles
Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.
Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.
From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.
In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.
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