Cross-country shoe showdown: Specialized S-Works XC vs Sidi Drako

Two premium XC kicks go head to head

Cross-country shoe showdown: specialized s-works xc vs sidi drako

Sidi and Specialized are known for producing some of the best mountain bike shoes out there, and when it comes to cross-country racing both of these manufacturers offer premium choices. 

We took the range-topping shoe from both brands – that's the S-Works XC from Specialized and in Sidi's case the Drako – and gave them out to our resident XC racer Joe Norledge, who pitched them head-to-head in this detailed video review.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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