|any one know the weight of carnac '02 quartz shoes..||joe mudd|
Sep 24, 2002 3:28 PM
|and any other comments on these road shoes?
|re: any one know the weight of carnac '02 quartz shoes..||Inhighgear|
Sep 25, 2002 3:23 AM
|2LBS 5ozs. with Speeplay cleats attached.
I have both 2001 Ellipse and 2002 Quartz. Both fit well. The Quarts is a little wider in the toebox than the Ellipse. The Quarts have a replacable heel pad whereas the Ellipse don't.
I like a Ellipse three strap closure versus the four on the Quarts. Four is just too many.
The Quartz have a better made, more supportive insole than the 2001 Ellipse, something I think Carnac improved this year.
Overall, I'd take the Ellipse since my foot is somewhat narrow, not much mind you. Wish it had the Quartz insole and replacable heal pad.
|Heavy but comfortable (for me)||Eric_H|
Sep 25, 2002 3:00 PM
|The published weight is 756 grams (Excel Sports) but I'm guessing that is for a size 40-42. When Lennard Zinn tested them in VeloNews a few issues back, his size 46 or 47 were over 900 grams.
I have a pair, and I use Time Equipe pedals. I have not weighed them but I know they are friggin' heavy. However, I'm willing to take on 200 grams of exta weight for the comfort factor. Personally, I like the 4 straps, as it allows a very customized fit. The insole is fantastic if you have high arches. I have high arches and high insteps, and the combination of insole and neoprene/lycra tongue make these shoes very comfortable for me. I also pedal toe-down, and these shoes have a natural rise from toe to heel which works well for me. And the sole is very stiff.
I had been a long-time user of Sidi shoes (Genius 2, Tecno, Shadow, Energy 2) until switching to the Quartz this season. The latest shoes from Sidi the Energy 2 and G4 have the new adjustable "arch compression strap" on the top. I found that this hard plastic strap did not work well with my high insteps. I was getting tendinitis in my left foot, and the inner edges of the shoes were creating some callous-like bumps on the insides of my instep. And no, I did not crank them down hard.
In switching from Sidi to Carnac, I cannot honestly say I noticed a perceptive difference in weight.
|thanks for the great info..||joe mudd|
Sep 25, 2002 4:05 PM
|i'm at present a cat 4 racer and will be hooking these shoes up to a pair of speedplay zeros in time for base training towards next season. as you are probably aware ,carnac's web site http://www.carnac-sport.com/uk/index_uk.cfm is not very informative period, and especially when it comes to shoe specs.also, i couldn't search engine up a site that lists road shoe weights either . i just recieved a pair of carnac quartz in the mail and they felt a little on the heavy side. however,wearing these around the house has proven these shoes to be extremely comfortable(my girlfriend demanded i remove them before getting in bed), and promising an optimal power transfer. anyway , comfort and power transfer should make up for the added grams of rotational weight.