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Sidi Genius 5 Carbon Shoes

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00


Product Description

The Sidi Sidi Genius 5 Carbon road shoe is as good as it gets. The stiff yet comfortable carbon sole from the Ergo-1 combined with the Genius 5 to create a new classic. Wide Arch Compression Strap and two Velcro closures make this one of the best-fitting


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2012

Strengths:    I've only had Sidi for the past 15 years.... genius 5. The last pair were Mega for wider feet. After only 5 years the inner lining behind the heel wore through. The rest of the shoe is perfect. The other side fine. My 10 year old Sidi never did this. The rep said sorry. I should buy a new pair. Materials flaw for me. Fit great and no other complaints.

Weaknesses:    Poor materials

Bottom Line:   
I'm looking for a new brand to try after 15 years as a loyal Sidi customer. I don't think that spending this kind of money is worth the risk to see if they have used better materials on their next shoe.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by szalkmi a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent Performance

Weaknesses:    Poor Quality

Bottom Line:   
While this shoes performs excellently, I cannot recommend it due to a quality flaw. After 2 years, the heel reflector has cracked and peeled and looks horrible. In a pace line this is the only part of the shoe anyone really sees. In my discussions with the Sidi rep, I was told "The shield that covers the reflector can become brittle over time and even something as simple as you stepping on it when putting the shoe on can cause it to split open." And since the shoe is outside the one year factory warranty they will not fix it. I am sorry, but if I am going to spend $250 on a pair of cycling shoes I expect them to last longer than 2 years regardless of the factory warranty. This is obviously a design flaw and I would not recommend this shoe because of it.

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Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Bike Setup:   Madone 6.5


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tommy Walker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    Feels great, adjustable, so they improved my performance

Weaknesses:    While the price was higher than my previous shoes, it really is worth the cost to by Sidi's

Bottom Line:   
Wow, after one weekend Sidi's are the best. The fit is fantastic and feels like a fine Italian shoe, which it is. I even noticed some performance improvement in my ride today.

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Favorite Ride:   Cary NC Tour de Cure

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Shimno RD76; SPECIALIZED BG

Bike Setup:   Cervelo RS, Ultegra, Speedplay's, Shimano RS 80's with Conti 4000's 25's


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by darin cline barker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2009

Strengths:    light, stiff, comfortable, support, feet dont go numb. good looking.

Weaknesses:    none yet.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome shoe so far, After using Shimano's for almost 10 years. I knew after the first ride these were deffinently worth the price, I can actually put all the power into the peddles. The shimanos come to find out were not wide enough for my foot to expand when pushing on the peddles. I was always unsure about the reason until now. Also my feet no longer go numb after 20 miles or so.

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Favorite Ride:   Emigration canyon, wasatch blvd.

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   Guthries bikes

Similar Products Used:   none.

Bike Setup:   2003 Trek Postal service team issue, full Dura-Ace. Spinergy fcc wheels, xxx bontrager stem, xx light bontrager bars,Zero gravity brakes, speed play light action peddles,Schwalbe Ultremo R tires, FSA ceramic bottem bracket.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by The Shift a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2006

Strengths:    Hand made Italian(my wife is jealous)
No breakin time


Weaknesses:    bit expensive I'm not sure it was worth the extra for the carbon sole

Bottom Line:   
Comfort plus I could wear these all day. ratchet strap gives you a nice secure feel and can be adjusted on the ride. Super arch support.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   totalcycling.com

Similar Products Used:   Adidas

Bike Setup:   ScottUSA



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