Interbike: Sidi’s shoes for 2010

Celebrating 50 years with new models and colours

Sidi celebrates its 50th anniversary in the best way possible – with new shoe models plus an awesome new colour for 2010.

On the road, the top-end Ergo 2 and Genius 6.6 get brand new Carbon Lite sole plates, built using a longitudinally corrugated sandwich of a new Aeronet Lite material and carbon fibre. 

Sidi says the new plates cut 50g of weight per pair as compared to the old carbon outsole while still retaining a bit of tuned flex in the toe for all-day comfort. As before, the new plates will be three-hole compatible and will include a fourth hole for Look's handy memory tab.

Sidi says the new carbon lite sole plate is about 50g lighter per pair while still retaining a bit of flex under the toes for long-distance comfort.:

Sidi says the new Carbon Lite sole plate is about 50g lighter per pair while still retaining a bit of flex under the toes for long-distance comfort.

The updated Genius 6.6 Carbon Lite and carryover Dragon 2 Carbon will also signal the arrival of a bold new white and blue Vernice finish.

The sidi spider srs blends a replaceable outsole and reinforced toe into the company's trademark fit and feel.:

The Sidi Spider SRS blends a replaceable outsole and reinforced toe into the company's trademark fit and feel.

Cross-country and cyclo-cross riders might be particularly interested in the all-new Spider SRS, which borrows the nylon outsole of last year's Dominator 5 for easier run-ups but adds Sidi's Sole Replacement System to extend the usable life of the shoe. Since the lugs are replaceable, a softer compound is used relative to non-SRS models for better grip off the bike.

Up top, the Spider SRS will use the familiar ratcheting adjustable main strap and twin High Security Velcro forefoot straps for a secure hold but the toe will also get additional rubber reinforcement to guard against impact and generally prevent wear. The Spider SRS will be available only in a black Vernice finish.

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James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
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