Who should buy the Bont Helix

There are several technologies used on this pair of cycling shoes that make it a good contender for your next purchase. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that uses a heat-treatable material that allows it to perfectly conform to any foot shape to deliver the most comfortable ride.
  • Need a shoe that has cable wraps in the foot to provide an evenly-pressured lockdown.

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Bont Helix vs. Bont Vaypor S

If you like the Bont Helix but wish it had two dials instead of one, check out the Bont Vaypor S. This model uses almost all of the same technologies and features that provide a snug, yet comfortable fit. The main difference between the two models is that the Vaypor S has two BOA dials that allow wearers to fine-tune the fit both at the forefoot and midfoot sections.

Bont Helix Bont Helix vs. Bont Vaypor S

Unidirectional carbon monocoque chassis 

A unidirectional carbon monocoque chassis makes up the bottom unit of the Bont Helix. This compound is very stiff, so wearers can expect no give in the outsole while they are pedaling. This platform makes it easier for cyclists to push and lift the pedals with every cycle.

Bont Helix Unidirectional carbon monocoque chassis

There are sole guards on the toe and heel sections. These elements make walking comfortable. They also protect against abrasions and bumps.

3-hole look configuration

The Bont Helix uses a 3-hole Look configuration. This cleat system is standard in road cycling trainers. The broader contact point between the pedal and the footgear reduces energy transfer loss.

Bont Helix 3-hole look configuration

This model is compatible with the following pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Blade 12, Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL R8000, and Time Xpresso 15, to name a few.

Durolite

The upper is constructed using Durolite, a sturdy material that also has anti-stretch properties. It has perforations on the vamp and vents on the toe bumper to facilitate heat dissipation to keep the foot fresh.

Bont Helix Durolite

Secure fit

A single BOA IP1 dial adorns the top of the midfoot. It is strategically placed to facilitate easy fit adjustments even when the person is on the bike. It uses a Kevlar wire that spirals around the shoe in a helix pattern to provide overall support and secure fit.

Bont Helix Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 260g
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Material: Unidirectional carbon sole
BRAND Brand: Bont

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Author
Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.