Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe Color

Gravel Grinder News: Shimano Announces New RX8 Gravel Shoe Color – by Guitar Ted

Last year Shimano introduced a new segment to their vast product line. Gravel and all-road cycling represents one of the only growth segments in cycling, and Shimano responded with the GRX group of drive train components and also with the introduction of the RX8 gravel shoe.

Shimano RX8 RX8 in Cactus Berry color
Image courtesy of Shimano North America.

Riding Gravel took a look at the RX8 shoes and gave them high marks. (In fact, they have become my personal favorite shoes for riding gravel with) Now Shimano has added a third color to this model in what they are calling “Cactus Berry”. A color inspired by riding in the Southwest. The press release sent to us said:

“The inspiration for this colorful design came from a gravel ride near my house where I was blown away by the beauty of a Santa Rita Prickly Pear Cactus on the side of the trail,” explains Jessie Gascon, Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Product Manager.

This new color option will be a part of a redesign of 15 road, mountain, and gravel shoes in Shimano’s line. Look for these flashy shoes to become available in September 2020.

Note: Information used in, and the image here in this post was provided by Shimano North America.


Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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