Shoes and Pedals Rising to New Heights with GPI Apollo

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Two leading brands in pedal and shoe technology, HT Components and FLR, have recently been added to GPI Apollo’s already extensive product line-up.

HT Components is a renowned innovator in pedal technology, with a broad range of clipless and flat pedal options, while FLR’s flagship F-XX is the shoe of choice for many Pro Tour riders including dual Vuelta Espana stage winner Jay Vine.

HT’s reputation for cutting-edge pedal designs – prioritising performance, durability and style – has been taken to the next level with its M2, X3, T2 and ME03 MTB models.

The M2 has been ridden to several international victories, including taking Swiss cross country ace Nino Schurter to his recent record-breaking tally of 35 World Cup victories.

Equally, the Taiwanese brand’s diverse range of pedals, catering to various road and dirt cycling disciplines, offers enhanced riding experiences for riders of all levels.

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The F-XX’s one-piece seamless microfiber upper and six air mesh inserts across the toe box and side panels create excellent airflow and ventilation for the entire foot, as part of their supreme comfort. Photo credit: FLR


FLR’s F-XX is putting the blowtorch to its rivals in elite pelotons.

Lighter, stronger and, as a result, faster, the F-XX has been developed in collaboration with riders from UCI ProTour outfits Team UAE Emirates and Team Arkéa–Samsic and is challenging other brands to keep pace with its advancements in performance.

The aerodynamically designed F-XX was carefully crafted with a one-piece seamless microfiber upper that also provides an incredible level of comfort and breathability.

Six air mesh inserts across the toe box and side panels create an even airflow and excellent ventilation for the entire foot.

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The M2 pedal from HT Components has provided a platform for a growing list of international MTB triumphs, including Swiss cross country rider Nino Schurter’s record-breaking tally of 35 World Cup victories. Photo credit: HT Components.

Its elite R500 Road Carbon Outsole delivers maximum power transfer and a sculpted foot with supportive heel that aids to increase blood flow, reduce hot spots and ensure maximum performance output.

In addition, the F-XX’s closure system comprises two independent Atop dials that optimise closure in each of the critical foot zones, ensuring a secure fit, zero movement and foot comfort on even the longest rides.

They are all key reasons Queenslander Jay Vine has been a long-term fan and supporter of the F-XX, escalating its profile in the Australian market as Jay backed up his 2022 Vuelta stage wins with another highly successful season in 2023.

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The X3’s strong and light platform has snared a number of downhill World Cup victories and is also favoured by many professional BMX competitors. Photo credit: HT Components.

He wore F-XXs to a string of 2023 successes that also included a national elite men’s time trial title at this year’s Australian road championships and an overall victory the 2023 Tour Down Under.

For further information about the F-XX, the rest of the FLR range and HT Components, contact or phone (03) 9700 9400.

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