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Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...where(13 posts)

Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...whereKirk
Dec 13, 2001 12:05 PM
Close outs, USA, Euro...what ever, who has the best deal?

Any problems running these shoes with speedplay pedals?

re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...wherePoulidor
Dec 13, 2001 1:23 PM
I don't know about the speedplay issue. But, a French company, has fantastic prices on Carnac shoes. When you check out the site, be sure to click on the option that specifies where you live because the European VAT tax is not applicable to people living outside the European Union.

A sample price: Carnac Quartz for $178.91 plus 21.46 for shipping (the shoes cost 213.98 with the VAT). I know that shipping is fairly expensive but the same shoe sells at Performance for $249.99, plus shipping.

I just got some Carnac Storm shoes (high top winter shoes), they are great. I am not sure about this but I think that XXCycle is like a lot of internet companies, they have very little in stock and will order your item from the manufacturer when you place your order. My shoes were ordered from Carnac and came in about 3 weeks.

holy cow! thanks for the link!gtx
Dec 13, 2001 1:51 PM
so I wasn't exactly sure from your post, but you've ordered from before? I've been looking for a cheaper source for Carnacs for a while now. Also like the better color and model selection than you find in the States. Carnacs rule. Thanks again.
re: awesomecollinsc
Dec 13, 2001 3:18 PM
wow, thanks a ton, thats a great deal. do you, perhaps, know where to find speedplay x/2s for cheap?

re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...wherepatrick
Dec 13, 2001 2:09 PM
Try GREAT price on Sidi's. Bought mine there and got them in about a week.
re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...wherefeathers mcgraw
Dec 13, 2001 3:56 PM
Excel has Sidi energy's for 158. Don't use their adaptor plates-they don't quite match the speedplay pattern. Speedplay's shims work fine, so buy the shoes and forget about the adaptors.
re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...whereBernie
Dec 13, 2001 4:55 PM
Sinclair Imports is responsible for bringing Carnac shoes into the states. If you're a bike store imployee or have a close friend who works at a shop, call them and ask for an employee price.
Sidi Genius 3-Ice Bluespdplayr
Dec 13, 2001 7:04 PM
got mine from about 4 months ago for 120 usd shipped. on my doorstep in 4 days. you do have to know exactly what you want though b/c they don't have pics--just descriptions.
Consider Time toopmf1
Dec 14, 2001 4:48 AM
Someone (Performance or Nashbar I think) is closing out Time Equipe Pro shoes for $130 which is a very good price.

Personally, I like Carnac Legends, but I have owned Time shoes and they are nice. Sidi tends to run very unless you get their wide version (which I would still be wary of without trying). I spent a few very uncomfortable months in some Sidi Genuis 2 shoes one summer.
Sidis at zonabici.commickey-mac
Dec 14, 2001 6:47 AM
About six months ago I got a pair of Genius 3s at for $105 plus about $35 in shipping. I also ordered some other items so the shipping cost didn't seem so bad. Anyhow, Speedplays work fine with Sidis. Just be sure that you kept the Sidi adaptors if you already have the pedals.
re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...whereTheMaxx
Dec 15, 2001 12:49 PM has Ellipses for $178
Wherever you can try them on.Ian
Dec 17, 2001 4:58 PM
Carnac and Sidi have a different fit. Have you tried on these shoes? Shoes should really be purchased based on the fit. And the only way to narrow down the ones that fit you is to try them on. It is not worth saving a little money, only to find out you ordered a size to big and now have to send them back. And if you say, I'm a size 44. Well, a 44 in a Carnac will not fit someone who wears a 44 in Sidi, and that goes the other way around also. One more thing, Sidi road shoes have a lifetime warranty, but only when purchased through a USA authorized dealer. That excludes all of the links posted above. I understand saving money is important, but a deal is not always as good as it would appear on the surface.
re: Best deals on Carnac or Sidi shoes...whereJimP
Dec 19, 2001 7:04 AM
I have been riding with Carnac Legends with Speedplay x-1s for 2 years with no problems. You may need a Carnac made speedplay adapter depending on the shoe you choose. You may be able to get the adapter for free when you buy the shoe.