Roxa RX 1.0 Carbon

Model Year
2018-19
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
98
Flex Index
95
Price (MSRP)
$1100.00USD
The 2018/2019 Roxa RX 1.0 Carbon was tested in the men's Back Country category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.

The Gist

The new 2019 Roxa RX 1.0 Carbon is an ultra-minimalist (2 buckles and only 890 grams) backcountry ascending machine well-suited for long approaches, testers said. Its lower cuff height and less padded shin fit took it out of contention for crushing big lines of descent but testers liked its ground feel when cruising less critical terrain.

The Fit

The RX 1.0 Carbon fits true to its 98 mm width billing, testers agreed, citing evenly spread 2's (out of 5) to indicate that it had a firm grip on every aspect of the foot, though without hot spots, they said. Testers also concurred that the RX 1.0 Carbon fits shorter, lengthwise, than the norm and they suggested that some skiers may want to consider going up a size to gain some toe room for touring comfort. Testers were not huge fans of the cuff fit, which they said is both low and abrupt against the leg.

Performance

The lower boot had a nice feel for the snow and transmitted edging movements to the ski well, testers said. The carbon cuff was a strong transmitter of energy to the ski, according to testers, but they said its low and abrupt fit robbed it of some edge power potential in demanding terrain. The easy to manage carbon touring mode release mechanism was a tester favorite, as was the RX 1.0 Carbon's long and unhindered touring range of motion.

Cool Features

The top buckle offers Velcro strap fine-tuning. The Ultralight Tour liner is fully moldable and has one liner pull loop for tugging this little one on. Dynafit tech fittings on board.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
23.5-27.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Heat Moldable Liner 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Narrow
Also in this Collection 
RX 1.0 Ultra, $925; RX 1.0, $875
Cantology Compatible 
Total Avg Score 
3.20
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
Grilamid/carbon/Grilamid
Anatomical Fit and Initial Feel 
3.00
Dynamic Balance 
3.00
Edge Power & Fore-Aft Support 
3.00
Quickness, Steering & Feel 
3.00
Convenience, Warmth & Features 
4.00

Kudos

  • “Unreal fit in the lower boot--simple and good. Unbelievable range of motion in touring mode. Super minimalist approach but manages to effectively capture the foot.” -- Greg Hoffmann
  • “Huge range of motion for touring and super light with easy to operate buckles and touring switch.” -- Mark Elling

Caveats

  • “Sharp against the shin and flex will collapse under aggressive moves.” -- Jeff Harper

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