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    Road shoes ?

    I'm in the market for new racing shoes, what do folks out there use? I've been on Sidi Genius for about 4 years, they're in need of replacement. Despite all the rave reviews on Sidis, I was just lukewarm on them.

    Brand?
    Model?
    Carbon Fiber Sole?
    Color?

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    wore carnacs for years. lemonds/legends until +/-3 years ago. then quartz.




    switched to shimano r215s last spring. like 'em a lot. picked up a pair of r151s (very cheap) as back ups.


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    I use Sidi Genius 5.5 HT Carbon shoes, in black. Very comfortable and light.

    But since you're off the Sidi bandwagon, I'd also recommend you look at Specialized Pro Carbon shoes. They were my previous pair of shoes, and I never had a problem with them. Though I eventually ditched them in favor of the Sidi's, as the fit on the Sidi's was much better.

    Whatever you choose, try them on first.

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    Carbon sole is really comfortable. I'm not particualrly fond of my Nike carbons, but the sole is so comfortable that I deal with the rest of the lameness just for the soles. I got the shoes free for a coaching gig -- I'd buy Sidis with my own money

    I have some non-carbon Genius IIs that are super comfortable, but the soles wrap around the cleats ever so slightly -- it's enough to make me prefer the inferior Nikes.

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    I picked up a set of DMT mag lights:

    really comfy and super light(1/2lb lighter than my old shoes) the sole is mag and threaded so it is super thin and a very low stack height for you cleats which provides a nicer feel, like the pedal is part of your shoe not under it. The only down side to report is on rough roads for extended periods the metal sole transmits more vibration.

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    I have been very happy with them.
    The 07 model is silver and blue. I like the all silver better.
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    From Performance for $120. No problems. Comfortable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
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    From Performance for $120. No problems. Comfortable for me.
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    Sidi Genius 5.5 Carbon - Very nice. Stiff and comfortable

    DMT Kyoma - 100g lighter than SIDI's. I use them for hilly races. Very stiff, but definitely not as comfortable as the SIDI's. Probably not worth the weight savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV
    I'm in the market for new racing shoes, what do folks out there use? I've been on Sidi Genius for about 4 years, they're in need of replacement. Despite all the rave reviews on Sidis, I was just lukewarm on them.

    Brand?
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    Carbon Fiber Sole?
    Color?
    I think it would be helpful to know what about the Sidi's you didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I think it would be helpful to know what about the Sidi's you didn't like.
    Not didnt/dont like, I'm just not a sidi zealot as much as alot of folks are. But, my feet fatigue and hurt, inner side - just forward of the arches. I've pretty flat feet though, and this is common for me in other applications like ski boots, sometimes even regular shoes.

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    Diadora Pro Racer Carbon.



    Used to ride Diadoras then went to Sidi. Ended up hating the fit of the Sidis and bought a pair of the Pro Racers. Carbon and white leather. Bling heaven.
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    No these are Bling Heaven:

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    whoooops.

    +1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike9903
    No these are Bling Heaven:


    I just got a pair of those in black. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
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    Just ordered some Shimano R300's. I find that I have a wide foot and narrow heel, so the regular R215's/151's slipped while riding. I am wearing Diadora's right now, but they are getting harder to find, and they changed them to where they don't quite fit the same. After trying about 13 brands of shoes, I settled on the Shimanos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV
    Not didnt/dont like, I'm just not a sidi zealot as much as alot of folks are. But, my feet fatigue and hurt, inner side - just forward of the arches. I've pretty flat feet though, and this is common for me in other applications like ski boots, sometimes even regular shoes.

    You might consider some custom foot beds. I've know a couple of guys who had chronic problems with their shoes and the foot beds solved it for them.

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    These are the bomb and they are mine all mine!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    You might consider some custom foot beds. I've know a couple of guys who had chronic problems with their shoes and the foot beds solved it for them.
    Good thought, but custom foot beds just arent a sexy enough solution for me, this 30-something suburban guy needs bling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    These are the bomb and they are mine all mine!!!!

    You can have your "Techno" buckle, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV
    Good thought, but custom foot beds just arent a sexy enough solution for me, this 30-something suburban guy needs bling.
    Then buy the most 'blinged' out pair of shoes you can find and get the foot beds. The best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    You can have your "Techno" buckle, sir.
    Thank you I will Mr. Thighpress

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I just got a pair of those in black. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
    I was looking at the black today and they look pretty sweet as well. If you of went with the white not only would you have been a gangsta, you would be a PIMP as well!

    Either way they are awesome shoes

    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    These are the bomb and they are mine all mine!!!!
    After I dropped $300 on my 6.6's the team decided to they would all go out and get the Ergo 2's with a huge discount, something like $200.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    You can have your "Techno" buckle, sir.
    +1
    I am finding that my velcro is working just fine!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike9903
    After I dropped $300 on my 6.6's the team decided to they would all go out and get the Ergo 2's with a huge discount, something like $200.



    +1
    I am finding that my velcro is working just fine!!!!!!
    Neither of you are Swissy enough for the TechnoII buckle anyway

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