Replaces the Northwave Extreme and Extreme RR road shoe
The Northwave Extreme Pro Road shoe replaces the Extreme and Extreme RR shoe and is made from 100% unidirectional carbon, the PowerShape Carbon 15 sole features the exclusive Powershape® system on the arch of the foot that ensures 100% of rider power is transferred to the pedals without wasting any energy. With a stiffness index of 15.0, this is the new performance benchmark for road soles.
The shoe is NW Speedplay adapter compatible for the lowest stack height between foot and pedal. Made with the patented XFrame 2® construction, the upper transfers every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points. The double SLW2 dial differentiates the pressure between the top of the instep and the toe for even better adaptability.
The integrated heel system containing directional fibre prevents any slipping. The Pro Regular Fit footbed with a stiffened dual density design increases the power transfer.
THE POWER TRANSFER BENCHMARK:
Nearly two years studying pro riders, and dozens of prototypes created to find the perfect shape and thicknesses to adapt to all feet. This is the best direct power transfer you’ve ever felt. But it’s when you’re clipped into the pedals you understand why once you’ve tried Powershape® Carbon 15 you’ll never go back.
POWERSHAPE CARBON 15:
The new performance benchmark for road cycling soles. Made from 100% unidirectional carbon, it has been developed to ensure 100% of rider power is transferred to the pedals without wasting any energy as every watt is precious. The secret lies in the exclusive patented Powershape® system for the arch; dozens of prototypes were created to find the perfect shape and thicknesses to adapt to all feet and arches. You really feel the benefit when the foot presses on the pedal for the downstroke and the arch support maximizes the response by transferring all the energy to the pedals and preventing any waste. It also has a special adaptor, so is compatible with Speedplay pedals.
X Frame 2:
THE PERFECT FIT. PERFECTED.
After revolutionizing upper design and setting the benchmark for how to transfer every watt of power while providing the snuggest, even fit with no pressure points, XFrame® has now evolved into XFrame 2® to bring you an unrivalled standard of custom fit that adapts to any type of foot.
By researching materials we have selected a newgeneration microfibre that is even softer and more adaptable but without the stretch: this means a guaranteed snug fit, greater stability and a perfect connection between the sole and closure.
SLW2 GETS DOUBLE.
The XFrame construction set new standards for the fit of road race shoes and eliminating their pressure points. Northwave's most demanding riders challenged us to take it to the next level: make the fit even more customizable. Northwave’s response? Northwave added the double SLW2 dial that lets you tighten the fit around the instep and forefoot to different degrees for custom-fit adjustability and even finer adaptability. XFrame 2 retains all the same cool features that put the first-generation XFrame in a class of its own, like plastic inserts replaced with soft tapes, and the soft, flexible Dyneema cable that naturally conforms to the shape of each foot.
SPEEDPLAY ADAPTOR (not included in the delivery): The shortest distance between foot and pedal on the market. Northwave developed and patented, in collaboration with Speedplay, an exclusive adaptor that provides maximum power transmission on pedals, thanks to the reduced thickness of just 0,5mm rather the 3mm of the traditional Speedplay adaptors. Made of nylon with a thin aluminum plate (it saves 8,5gr) it allows to respect the natural anatomy of the sole keeping minimized the distance between the foot and the pedal in any position. Without adding bulk and weight as it occurs in systems without the adaptor.
The upper adapts perfectly to the shape of any foot to ensure the suggest fit and zero pressure points no matter what the conditions: the customized closure works in synergy with the sole for maximum power transfer to the pedals.
ANATOMICAL ARCH SUPPORT®:
Not all feet are the same, not even on the same person. The main difference is the conformation of the arch: having the correct support is essential for avoiding tendinitis or plantar fasciitis. A customised arch support on its own doesn’t provide enough support, and sometimes even the best soles with built-in arch support fail to fulfil more specific requirements or mean compromising too much on comfort.
Northwave has combined the benefits of both solutions by ironing out their flaws and creating a first for the market: the exclusive patented Anatomical Arch Support technology. Integrated between the sole and the upper, this TPU arch support enables the shoe to adapt to the arch of the foot, which gets the best possible support during movement and exercise. TPU offers a reduced degree of flexion so is an ideal material for long-distance riding, guaranteeing comfort and support even for riders who prefer a less extreme solution than a carbon arch support.
Regular Fit: Tests on hundreds of feet and countless trials have created the perfect shape for transferring 100% of your power straight to the pedals. The toe is designed to be just the right size to prevent any numbness, while the slightly set-back instep and the special snug-fitting design of the heel hold the foot in place during every pedal stroke and prevent any slipping.