On Your Feet And Off The Front
The development of the S-Works Torch started over two decades ago with the question, “How can we improve the body-to-bike connection?” In 1997 we developed Body Geometry to identify a problem, solve it through design, and validate it with science. The result? Extra power, hold the pain.
The S-Works Torch replaces the S-Works 7. The Torch carries forward a traditional fit with a classic, elegant design. It is crafted with supple materials and is built for an enhanced foot to pedal feel. In comparison, the S-Works Ares provides a more locked-down fit for explosive power.
Yes, the carbon baseplate is optimized for stiffness while being 20 grams lighter than the S-Works 7.
We’ve replaced Dyneema® with an in-house material packet that uses a sandwich of different materials in specific zones. These new materials are more supple and adaptable, providing riders the needed support with added comfort.
The baseplate of the S-Works Torch is subtly wider than the S-Works 7. The S-Works Torch features a more asymmetrical design where the upper is a bit lower over your smaller toes, which helps create a close-to-foot feeling. The length is identical, but the ball width is slightly longer. Riders who have wider feet may want to try a half size down if they’ve previously been sizing up to add width. The S-Works Torch is available in a standard and wide fit.