To celebrate their long-standing relationship with the Italian based Liquigas-Cannondale team, Sidi is offering a special limited edition run of Ergo 3 shoes in the team’s livery. If you watched Peter Sagan dominate the 2012 Tour of California earlier this month, or have been watching the Giro d’Italia, you’ve probably seen these exact Ergo 3s, they’re hard to miss.
The special edition run is extremely limited and most of the pairs have already been spoken for by pre-orders. Sidi America do have a few available, so if you want a pair, we’d suggest calling your local Sidi dealer or Sidi America directly to locate your size. This Liquigas limited edition Ergo 3 does carry a premium over a normal Ergo 3, with a $550 MSRP vs $499.
For the higher price, you do get a few special items not included with a normal Ergo 3. Included is a special Liquigas team bag to carry the Ergo 3, a special booklet commemorating every team since 2005 when the two companies started working together, and exclusivity. These enviable shoes are so limited, chances are you’ll be in a very unique and select group, unless Ted King or Peter Sagan show up to your noon ride.
The Liquigas Ergo 3s are available in both Sidi’s Vent Carbon Sole or SP Carbon Sole. The Vent Carbon Sole features the traditional three bolt setup and is just as stiff as the Carbon Lite Sole, but 38 grams lighter with vents that can be opened and closed for 4 season comfort. The SP Carbon Sole is Speedplay approved and features 4mm reduced stack height and 62 gram lighter installed weight, with 6mm of additional aft adjustment.
Both versions include the three component closure arrangement found on all Ergo 3 shoes. The high security velcro strap with integrated locking teeth that won’t move or slip. The Techno II Buckle system with the ratcheting monofilament closure, allowing you to micro-adjust strap pressure. And the ratcheting caliper buckle that’s mated to Sidi’s soft instep closure strap, allowng incremental tightening and loosening with a padded tongure that eliminates pressure points. The Ergo 3 also adds Sidi’s heel security system to keep your foot positively planted in the shoe. A system born from their close relationship with Ivan Basso, who currently also happens to ride for the Liquigas-Cannondale team.
Complete Photo Gallery of the 2012 Sidi Ergo 3 Vent Liquigas Limited Edition Carbon Shoes below –