The 2021/2022 Roxa R3 Freetour TI I.R. was tested in the men’s All-Mountain Freeride medium category by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
The all-new Roxa R3 Freetour Ti I.R. impressed testers with its light weight and massive touring range of motion wrapped in a capable all-mountain explorer. It’s a snug 99mm, testers said, with a close to body grip through all key fit zones and an upright stance that made for all day striding and sliding.
Testers say this is a narrow fit labeled as a 99mm but with full thermo liner molding it was a comfortably snug match to the foot and leg. Several testers commented that the instep fit was particularly snug while the heel and ankle pockets offered a little extra relief. The R3 Freetour’s cuff height is ideal, said testers, who liked the fore-aft balance for its slightly upright positioning. Testers agreed the tongue feel was firm in cushioning but under duress the shell gave way to a longer flex feel than they expected for a 120.
Testers found the R3 Freetour’s sweet spot in smooth medium radius arcs that rolled from one set to the next in ready fashion. Predictable and untracked surfaces were the R3’s playground and testers liked the slightly loosened lateral feel for drifty edge engagement and slashy moves on wind-loaded rolls.
The all Grilamid construction makes for a lightweight and crisp-feeling ride, and the dual pull loop Intuition I.R. tongue liner further enhanced the light feel on the foot. Testers appreciated the simplicity of the hike mode switch and said that the touring mode range of motion was some of the best of the test.