Sidi Wire Carbon Vernice shoes review£340.00

Classy road shoes with Tour-winning credentials

BikeRadar score5/5

The classy Wire’s Tour-winning credentials are obvious. Well sculpted, tough synthetic leather uppers are riddled with large perforations, adding to the cooling effect from tongue and mid sole mesh vents, and a toe vent, which can be fixed open or closed.

The adjustable external heel cup is highly supportive with a well-cushioned perforated lining, and the fairly simple footbed does a decent job.

Sidi’s Techno 3 wire fastening system uses a pair of flip up rotary dials, one for the forefoot and the other for the ankle, which are released by a two finger pinch, giving simple fine tension adjustment.

The wide pad at the ankle can be centred for comfort, and the overall effect is about the most evenly adjusting shoe out there with no discomfort or pinching, enabling you to force every watt of energy through the girder-stiff carbon sole.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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