Specialized Comp Road Shoe '01 Shoes

4/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $99.99

Product Description

High performance road shoe with the latest Body Geometry features to make these the most comfortable, efficient shoes you'll ever wear.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steve Ferry a Road Racer from UK

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2002

Strengths:    comfort

Weaknesses:    Sole bends when you tighten up the bolts on look pedals

Bottom Line:   
Show fits fine bit the sole material is not tough enough for Look pedals. The plastic on the sole is pulled out when you tighten up the bolts. It is a shame because the shoe is comftable

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Favorite Ride:   Lots of h

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Local shop

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Bianchi M series with Campag

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lloyd Kwong a Triathlete from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2001

Strengths:    Wide toe box, stiff sole, arch support, price

Weaknesses:    Heel cup, an additional strap could improve fit

Bottom Line:   
Wide toe box and good fitting shoes for the price. My previous shoes were too narrow causing numbness, the new shoes are much more comfortable, but I still get some slight numbness after long rides. My biggest gripe is the heel cup which just doesn't grip my heel very well allowing the shoe to feel a bit unsecure during the up-stroke. The dual straps are adequate but a third strap would probably improve on the comfort and feel. The heel pad feels very secure while walking but isn't replaceable. Still, a good value for the price.

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Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   Alpinestar road shoes

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR2, Bebop pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Yaxley a Recreational Rider from Tallahassee, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2001

Strengths:    *Quality Construction
*Orthotic Insole
*Wide toe box
*Perfect fit
*Great looking

Weaknesses:    *Silver finish scuffs too easily

Bottom Line:   
The Specialized '01 Comps fit extremely well, are lightweight, have a stiff sole, and look great. The orthotic insole provides excellent support and minimizes foot numbness. I considered Sidis or Carnacs but could not justify their cost. I enthusiastically recommend these shoes as I believe they are a pleasure to wear.

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Favorite Ride:   Miccosukee Loop

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   The Great Bicycle Company

Similar Products Used:   Alpinestars

Bike Setup:   Cannondale R1K

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gary a Recreational Rider from Adams, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    -well built
-good ventilation on warm days
-very comfortable
-Body Geometry
-very stiff sole

Weaknesses:    ventilation almost too good on very cool rides- need toe covers.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very comfortable shoe with good support and a very stiff sole for good power transfer to the pedals. The Specialized have plenty of width- may be a good choice if your feet run on the wide side (like mine do). The two velcro straps are adequate and I haven't had any problems with loosening during rides. The heal pad is a firm foam which is very comfortable when you have to walk in them. The Body Geometry feature in the arches feel a little wierd when you first put the shoes on, but provides good support when on the bike. Overall a very good product.

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Favorite Ride:   Any route along Lake Ontario

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Specialized.com

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Specialized Allez A1 Sport, Shimano 105, Look pedals, Profile Designs AirStryke 2000 aerobars

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