Just announced: Bontrager GR2 gravel shoe

The new shoe offers features for comfort, durability, and traction, at an affordable price.

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Bontrager, Trek’s house brand, just announced the GR2, a shoe designed for off-road use. This shoe joins the Shimano RX-8 and the Pearl Izumi X-Alp Gravel, in the do-it-all off-road kicks category.

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The new Bontrager shoe features a durable, synthetic leather upper. The inForm Race last offers a slightly roomier fit.

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A lace closure system, with an elastic lace keeper, provides adjustability and allows replacements, if needed.

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The nylon composite sole rates 6 of 14, on Bontrager’s flex/stiffness scale, so we expect some stiffness, but also walkability. The rubber outsole is 2-bolt SBD-compatible.

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GnarGuard, Bontrager’s rubberized coating on the toe and heel, protects against abrasions and debris.

The new Bontrager GR2 Gravel Shoe ($139.99) is now available online at trekbikes.com and through Trek retailers.

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