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Torch 2.0 Cycling Shoe

2.6666666666666665 out of 5 stars
6 Reviews
Current price: $126.99 Original price: $169.99
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Why We Like The Torch 2.0 Cycling Shoe

Stiffer than the Torch 1.0, the Specialized Torch 2.0 Road Shoe is the next step in cycling performance for intermediate-level riding. Its carbon sole is stiffer than the Torch 1.0's composite sole, and its stiffer performance puts more power down to the pedal without adding weight on the upswing. It features a scientifically-tested Body Geometry design that provides proper hip-to-foot alignment for a boost in power, increased efficiency, and reduced chance of injury. The breathable mesh upper fastens quickly with a Boa dial and two hook-and-loop tabs, and there's more room in the toebox for a less-constrictive, sock-like feel.


  • Road shoe is the next step out of beginner cycling footwear
  • Carbon sole enhances stiffness without the weight
  • Body Geometry aligns hip, knee, and foot for a boost of power
  • Boa IP1 Fit System ensures on-the-fly micro-adjustments
  • Breathable mesh upper reinforced with TPU for durability
  • Rubber heel and toe provide off-the-bike traction
  • 3-bolt cleat compatibility
  • Item #SCQ000N
Upper Material
mesh, TPU
Boa IP1 Fit System
Body Geometry
carbon [heel, toe] rubber
Cleat Compatibility
Claimed Weight
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

2.5 based on 6 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 3 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 1 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

June 23, 2023

Nope x3

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

Three big problems 1) Very similar experience as prior person posting about initial fit. Left shoe fit fine (or so it seemed) but right shoe was tight in the toebox. Couldn't get it right via velcro, boa, thinner sock. I even purchased a shoe stretcher and that didn't seem to work. 2) My typical rides are 1-4 hours (~5k miles/year). I learned that the shoe was "non-neutral" as it had a varus wedge(?) built in. Didn't think it mattered, though I did notice my feet being a bit "off". Unfortunately, this bit me on a non-typical 7 hour ride with increasing foot and calf pain that I've never felt before in 30 years of riding. I was done 3) Of course, I only figuring this out about 2 weeks after the 30 day return window expired. A Backcountry exception for a long term customer? Nope. I'll be moving on.

davp520978 d
2 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2021

Not the same as previous models

I've put it through the wringer

I've put about 30-40 hours of riding on these shoes which replaced a similar pair of 2 year old Specialized shoes with essentially the same design. These are inconsistent in the left vs. right foot where the left seems fine but the right is terrible. It doesn't seem to matter how I adjust the boa or toe straps and my cleats are spot on. The toe section is very narrow while the heal is loose. I'm constantly adjusting due to numbness, hot spots, or too loose. I would not buy them again.

Chris S

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

August 2, 2021

Terrible Tounge

I've put it through the wringer

mmmph...I really wanted to like these, but they are just not good. I use a size 49 and run these with Speedplay Zero pedals. Initially, I was impressed with the lightweight and stiffness. Rather quickly, I ran into problems getting the tounge in the right position and the Boa adjusted just so to make it comfortable and stable. But the way the Boas are cinching on this shoe makes it nearly impossible. The tounge is also cut in such a way that it rubs on the top part of your ankle. There is some padding on part of the "upper" in that area (near the Boa), but eventually, this wears out and it then continues to wear through and cut the tongue so the only thing left is your sock. Really, super poor design. Initially, after 2 - 3 rides, I was able to get things comfortable, so I just stuck with it. After a few hundred kms, it was noticeable that the wear was occuring and sometimes if I wasn't careful, it would wear a blister in my ankle area near the tongue. Eventually, after about 1500kms, I was having to add a couple of days in between rides to let the soreness go down and by the time I was searching for new shoes (2000km of use), I was having to skip road riding all together and just go on the MTB or gravel, as these shoes would rub a hole in my skin rather quickly. Finally got some different shoes and am much happier. Sorry Spec! I used earlier versions of your shoes for years, but you got this on wrong. Both tongues were worn through - fully spilt - after half a season.

kurt E

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

June 12, 2021

I'm not a racer, just a rider

I've used it several times

I have to admit I like the tightening system. I fuss a little with the tongue while tightening, and it provides uniform hold across the whole foot. It's much less fussy than the multi strap and velcro. My feet are fussy, just ask anyone who's tried to fit me for a ski boot. I cinch once, and then I'm good for a 50 mile ride. When I bought my last bike (used) it was an upgrade, and I just figured I couldn't be seen in toe clips. The bike would die of embarrassment. So, I went to the LBS and they tried my feet in several shoes. Most felt like torture devices. They ordered the brand new Torch 2, and I was on the road. My only problem with the tongue is that it needs to be wiggled before and during tightening to make sure it doesn't develop a wrinkle which demands attention.


Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

February 25, 2021

Could not get comfortable

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
6' 8"

I have been using the 1.0's for years now and I can barely tell I have anything on my feet. I tried these a couple times and kept getting persistent hotspots and regardless of sock choice, the top of the shoe near the BOA kept digging into my ankle. They do look great, but I was unable to ride more then 20 minutes without pain or rubbing.

Darian B
5 out of 5 stars

September 14, 2020

comfortable, high-end, stiff shoe

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 11"

This shoe is probably the best available for those of us who don't want to spend $400 on road bike shoes but want something stiffer than the $75 shoes out there. They are pretty comfortable and kept my feet dry during summer rides of 40+ miles. Good stiffness. Highly recommended! Backcountry makes it easy, including returns, which I had to do for wrong size.

Eric S