First introduced in 2019, the RX8 gravel race shoe is a bit of a mashup, built from portions of both Shimano’s premium mountain bike shoes and road racing footwear. The new RX8 color scheme adds a third color option to the RX8 lineup and will be available starting in September 2020.
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 trailJessie Gascon, Shimano’s Lifestyle Gear Product Manager.
It’s here that I’ll mention that the Santa Rita mountains are at risk of degradation through mining and recommend that you check out Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR).
The Shimano RX8 sells for $250 USD and the new Cactus Berry color way will be available in September from Shimano dealers. Learn more about the RX8 here.