Bont Cycling offer a number of flagship model road cycling shoes, all with their own advantages. The Vaypor S and Helix are two of our top-end offerings and while they share many similarities, there are a couple of notable differences. The key features listed below should help you decide which model suits your particular style of riding.
Note: Vaypor S, Vaypor+ and Helix are available with a specific four-hole Speedplay sole via our semi and full custom models only.
For those possessed by finish-line fever at every occasion, the Bont Cycling Vaypor S is one of our most popular models. Featuring an integrated retention system with two BOA IP1 dials, the Vaypor S provides our most secure high-end construction with a fit that pulls the foot securely towards the back of the shoe – rather than simply pushing it into the sole. Combined with Bont's powerfully stiff sole and anatomically-correct design, the Vaypor S is the go-to for some of sport's quickest finishers. Choose the Vaypor S if you're someone who loves all-out speed, sprints, attacks and has an obsession with white-line fever.
When it comes to fitting out the professional peloton, the Vaypor S is our most popular choice. Ridden by the likes of sprint star Caleb Ewan, ridden and raced in by three-time IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno and trusted by WorldTour men's and women's athletes around the world, the Vaypor S is what we dub the racer's choice.
From the description above you would be forgiven for thinking the Helix was a second-tier option when compared to the Vaypor S but that simply isn't the case at all. In fact, the Helix takes our proven Vaypor S platform, renowned anatomical fit and race-winning construction and throws convention out the back of the bunch.
Featuring a reimagined single-dial BOA IP1 retention system, the Helix utilizes and complete wrap wiring system for our most even and comfortable fit yet. Built to handle the rigours of the WorldTour season and designed to provide all-day comfort, the Helix is to go-to for riders looking for every little bit of performance benefit but with the simplicity of reliability of a single-dial BOA system. Trusted by riders from the Israel Cycling Academy and worn by professionals across road and gravel races, the Helix might be a new kid on the block but it's quickly becoming a bunch favourite.
All-day adventures, road races, sportives or simply the most anatomically-correct and technically advanced cycling shoe on the planet. Whatever and wherever you want to ride, the Helix will take you there.
Taking performance and luxury to new heights, the Vaypor+ is the pinnacle of our range. Designed with Bont Cycling's renowned construction methods, the Vaypor+ combines classic materials with state of the art implementation. For those who demand the very best out of their body and equipment whilst always looking the part, the Vaypor+ is for you.
The chassis is the heart of the Vaypor+ and is hand-built with 100% uni-directional carbon fiber from the world's number one carbon manufacturer, Toray of Japan. Every fiber is meticulously positioned into the matrix according to its strain properties to ensure the most effective combination of energy transfer, stiffness, weight and comfort. They're heat moldable too.
Kangaroo leather is used not only for it's supple and soft feel but also for it's incredible strength and abrasion resistance. This super lightweight and luxurious material allows us to deliver a premium shoe without any weight penalty. We call the Vaypor+ our sportive shoe because it's built to go the distance and is almost too nice to race... almost.
The fit of the Vaypor+ differs from both the Vaypor S and Helix in a couple of ways. The Vaypor+ has a more relaxed fit compared to our two competition-focussed models and features a slightly wider and less firm heel cup hold while the toe box area is also more generous. For those who want a stiff and comfortable shoe but with a slightly less 'locked-in' feeling, the Vaypor+ is the way to go.