Blivet QUILO FLT Winter Cycling Boot Gen 2 (NEW 2024)
After introducing the original FLT in Dec. 2022, we kept in touch with our happy ambassadors and consumers collecting multiple comments and suggestions. This was so exciting and constructive, we just had to go further in the FLT concept and blend a new version of this exceptionnal boot to rise the bar even higher.
And this time in a stunning ”stealth” black… yes sir!
FLT WHY >>
Pedaling dynamics in the snow is key to good traction and power delivery to the pedals. When it comes to flat pedals we know that maximum contact between boot and pedal are key, we don’t want the wrong position, we don’t want the pins to get stuck between large threads. From now on, there is no need to ride in your summer riding shoes to get that perfect contact and delivery of power.
STEP 1, THE FORT WILLIAMS OUTSOLE >>
We still keep the best outsole for the job, from Italians Vibram ®. The compound choice for flat pedal boots is the key. We wanted it to be just like a summer shoe, nice and sticky. After extensive testing and achieving maximum grip we are conviced, for winter the best compound is “XS Trek”, nothing else.
STEP 2, HIGHER HEIGHT AND QUICK DUAL-LACE SYSTEM >>
The original FLT designed with 1 set of laces and the ARC pulley lacing technology, this was an excellent cjoice for lower boots.
We are giving you back the great 21cm from the ground height (same as original Quilo). You’ll easily cover the top with your pants and snow will never jump in. The upper is now higher so back to quick dual-lace lacing system with automatic locks which over the years has prooven it’s great streght and simplicity.
STEP 3, PROTECTION >>
The FLT will have to hold up against the sharpest pedal pins, so we cover the tip of the toe box area, the inside of the boot and the heel with a super strong rubber. Stongly cemented and stitched the the boot itself.
STEP 4, WARMTH & COMFORT >>
The outer is comprised of sturdy black matte finish synthetic leather panels. The internal materials were specifically chosen to eliminate as much moisture as possible. The inner most layer is a breathable material that dries quickly. Micro fleece at the top of the boot for comfort and the LISZT AIR “TOEBOX”, a unique design to maximize comfort and keep the toes as warm as possible.
The Quilo series, the lightest boot in the industry and offers an excellent ”cold protection” index rating. You will find 200g of Thinsulate 3M ™ insulation as well as a highly efficient Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) thermal wall. More comfortable to walk in with greater flexibility at the ankle were achieved by using a mix of soft and flexy Vibram ® outsole with an upper part made of durable but supple 600D fabric.
The FLT is without a doubt, the one and only flat pedal winter cycling boot on the market.
- Vibram sole® made of special “XS Trek” rubber and Eva insertion with high thermal resistance
- 3M Thinsulate insulation™ 200 g.
- ‘LISZT AIR TOEBOX’’ with extra toe volume of 4 x EEEE+
- Quick dual-lace lacing system with automatic locks
- Heel loop for quick wearing with reflective strips
- Multilayered, highly heat-resistant removable insole made of 70% wool
- Waterproof synthetic leather and high durability 600 denier polyester exterior
- Wide tightening strap at the calf
- Eyelet for spats
- Weight: 1138g. (In size 44, pair)
- Sizes available: EURO 36 to 48
Expected temperature: Up to -18 ° Celsius/ -4° Fahrenheit
The Quilo FLT was exclisuvely desing for moutain bike flat pedals type. Not compatible with automatic pedals (clipless)