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Sidi Energy(6 posts)

Sidi EnergyAmericanFlyer
Jun 3, 2001 6:39 PM
Anybody have any opinions on the Sidi Energy shoes? Are they decent shoes or are thy too trendy and unproven? They seem to have a lot of gadgets going for them.

If your rich aunt took you to the store to buy new bike shoes would you go with the G3 or the Energy?

Sidi G3...C-40
Jun 3, 2001 7:42 PM
This model is probably the better value. I've used the G3's for 4 seasons and really like them. The only report I've read on the Energy model didn't think much of the adjustable sole tension. But hey, if you've got the money.
re: Sidi EnergySteve Manthey
Jun 3, 2001 7:44 PM
I have a pair of those...they seem pretty nice. I use Speedplay pedals. The only thing negative I have to say about them is they should have put a drop of loc-tite on the screw that holds the top strap tight. Mine came loose and fell off. Fortunately, it happened in my garage at home, and I didn't loose the tiny metric screw. I reinstalled the screw with some loc-tite and the shoes have been working very well for me now. I have about 1500 miles on them so far. I think that the adjustable sole tension thingy is a big joke...just a marketing scam. I honestly can't notice a difference no matter where the screw is adjusted so I run mine in the middle. Hope this helps you.

I second G3smike mcmahon
Jun 3, 2001 8:06 PM
I've never ridden they Engery shoes. However, most people seem to indicate that the adjustable stiffness sole is a gimmick that creates more problems than solutions. I rode my G3s through rain, mud, and just about everything else for five years. When they finally started showing some signs of wear, I bought another pair and have kept the old pair for rain rides.
re: Sidi EnergyIan
Jun 3, 2001 8:38 PM
I have the Energys, they are a great shoe. The best fitting one I have ever worn. The buckles do allow a bit more fine tuning of the fit than the Velcro of the Genius.

As for the adjustable sole, at its softest setting it is as stiff as the Genius sole. But can be made stiffer. Does this apply to any of us here on roadbikereview? No, it is pro level feature so someone doing a long road race can have comfortable shoes all day and then get maximum stiffness for a sprint.
re: Sidi EnergyShad
Jun 4, 2001 9:57 AM
I opted for the SIDI Energy because I liked the retention system. When starting out on a ride, a cycling shoe may feel tight enough at first, but inevitably requires some slight tightening along the way. The Energy closure system allows tiny, exact adjustments of the shoe. With velcro closure, you have to detach the strap completely and then attach again and hope that it fits correctly. But hey, I'm anal about those kinds of things.

My opinion, worth what it costs.

Apple valley, MN