It's been all too long that we ladies have been put on the backburner by brands in the biking world. Fortunately, it does seem that slowly (but surely) slack is being picked up, and we are being offered gear that's built for those of us reaching for podiums, pushing ourselves to the limit and charging into terrain that the world of shrink-it-and-pink-it doesn't dare to dream of. The Giro Sica Techlace, while offering a pink option, isn't one to fall into soft and frilly category, and certainly doesn't treat us like delicate little flowers. These shoes are made to be tough, with stiff carbon soles that commit maximum power to your cranks, and rugged vibram lugs for charging up the mountain with a bike over-shoulder.
The Sica Techlace Shoe is built just as burly as its male counterpart, the Giro Code, featuring the same Evofiber Microfiber uppers that wrap your foot in snugly, and wick away perspiration through perforations throughout the entire shoe. The toe and heel are reinforced with rubber for protection against chunky rock gardens and trail debris, with a stretch paneling through the arch to shield you from unwieldy cranks.
The enclosure system includes an L6 Boa dial, which offers micro-adjustments in 1mm increments, and two Techlace straps that provide an enhanced, supple feel across the forefoot. Inside, the shoe features Giro's SuperNatural FitKit with adjustable arch support, and Aegis odor-fighting fiber. This insole molds to your foot with a series of inserts for enhancing comfort whether you're flat-footed or have arches steeper than the mountains around you.
The soles of the Sica Techlace feature Easton's EC70 carbon fiber for ultimate stiffness and power, eliminating flex that can cost you watts when you're fighting for a virtual QOM or an actual podium on race day. This ultra-stiff sole is backed up with Vibram rubber, known for its tacky grip and durability, with aggressive, directional lugs that keep your footing sure if an off-bike section is a must. The sole has a mid-foot scuff guard for on-foot protection, and a recessed 2-bolt cleat mount for clipping into your favorite mountain pedals.
- Race-ready shoes for podium-hungry cyclists
- Ultra-stiff carbon sole maximizes power to the crank
- Breathable microfiber uppers wick away sweat
- Techlace and Boa come together for supple, secure fit
- Grip the trail on foot with Vibram rubber lugs
- Reinforced toe and heel stand up to trail debris
- Dial in your fit with adjustable arch support insoles
- Compatible with steel toe spikes (included)
- Item #GIR00GU
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 130lbs
Coming from a Giro Terradura, I was interested in seeing if there was any noticeable difference making the jump to the Sica. I love my Terraduras and was hard pressed to find any faults. Until I slid these on. The upper with the Boa and Techlaces is incredibly comfortable and really allows me to dial in the fit. I find that after a few miles of riding, I typically want to adjust the fit. These shoes definitely allow me to do that. The stiff sole supports my foot great for long days on the gravel or mountain bike while the Vibram grip allows for easy hiking off the bike. Arch inserts allow for a range of foot shapes to be comfortable. I did find these to be typical Giro sizing in which sizing up a half size is a good idea for the best fit. I wear 7/7.5 in standard shoes and am happy with the 39.5 in the Sica. Great to see a high end shoe made for the lady shredders!