Refreshingly simple and sturdy.
Realizing that most trail riders subject their footwear to rigorous torture, the Sidi Men's Buvel Shoe is a tough-wearing shoe without the carbon widgets or flashy features of Sidi's top-tier offerings. That proves to be a good thing, especially if you're the type of rider who's seeking comfort and efficiency over weight savings and race-specific design. As such, the Politex upper features a synthetic material, which enhances the shoe's longevity against numerous rock strikes and riding abuse.
Offering a micro-adjustable fit, the Caliper buckle system retains the foot firmly in place to prevent energy-sapping heel lift. Two lower hook-and-loop straps comfortably secure the mid-foot and lower section for a superb fit. The reinforced Tallone Sidi heelcup keeps the food in an optimal pedaling position while preventing deformity over time. And to transfer power to the pedals, the Competition sole uses nylon in place of carbon for efficiency, but without the unrelenting stiffness of a dedicated race shoe. Optional toe spike attachments give cross-country racers aggressive traction over muddy sections and slippery trail surfaces.
- Tough-wearing trail shoes maximize comfort and efficiency
- Competition nylon sole transfers power to the pedals
- Aggressive tread pattern for sure-footed grip
- Durable synthetic upper with breathable perforations
- Caliper buckle system for micro-adjustable fit
- Sidi fuses Italian quality with riding comfort
- Item #SID005I
- Q & A
Am I the only one with this problem?
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
In my opinion, a huge design flaw of Sidi is the Instep Closure System (the top strap). It's adjustable on both sides. The issue is the plastic buckle on the crank (inner) side of the shoe, it hits the crank when you pedal. Literally on my first ride it was snapping on my cranks every other pedal stroke. Visible damage to my crank after the first ride. WTF Sidi, why the hell would you put an exposed plastic piece on the inner side of the shoe, a terrible design flaw in my opinion. As a single speeder and XC racer, I'm always riding my show close to the crank. What were they thinking? Returning.
Worth The Price
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: euro 44.5
This is an amazingly versatile product. The shoe can be used for mountain biking, cyclocross and even a bit of road riding. I use this shoe about every day and has been well worth the investment. It suits beginners and pros alike. This product best works for junior pro cross county mountain bike racers. Over all it is an amazing product and well worth the money.
Real life shoe color
I was surprised to see the shoe appears to be a different color than what the online product pictures depict. In person the shoe is very neon, whereas the pics online shoe a deep saturated orange mixed with warm reds.
Nice stiffness and good value
The shoes fit true to size; the straps could be just a touch longer, but do the job. They are a very good value for such nice cycling shoes.
if need be, are these shoes good to walk in. I'll be doing a adventure race and may need to climb off the bike to walk over or around obstacles. Thanks
Can you use speedplay set up with these?
i use speedplay frog with mine. probably can use the new speedplay sizer pedals also.
What country is the orange Buvel made in?