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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $330.00 at Amazon
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$499.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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Pros Extremely lightweight, very comfortable, rigid, vents keep cool in summerSexy, breathable, great adjustability, great power transfer, fits like a gloveAwesome power transfer, comfy upper, stylish, great adjustabilityDurable, micro-adjustment, stiff with superior power transferExtremely light weight, very stiff, great adjustability, super comfortable
Cons May scuff and show wear, fastening can be a hassle, vents are very cold in winterPricey, sole scuffs, may be narrow for some feetPricey, stiff upper might rubHeavy, rigid upper, difficult to put on and take offHeel may be loose, lacing could be easier to cinch up
Bottom Line Awesome pro-level performance for a reasonable priceA high-performance premium road shoe without the gimmicksThe ultimate in power transfer and pro performanceThis shoe is favored by pros for a reasonA premium road shoe without the premium price tag
Rating Categories Shimano S-Phyre RC9 Fizik R1 Infinito Scott Road RC SL Sidi Wire Vent Carbon Course Air Lite II
Comfort (25%)
9
9
7
8
9
Weight (15%)
9
9
9
6
9
Power Transfer (25%)
9
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9
Adjustability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Specs Shimano S-Phyre RC9 Fizik R1 Infinito Scott Road RC SL Sidi Wire Vent... Course Air Lite II
Measured Weight 19 oz 20 oz 18.4 oz 22.1 oz 18.7 oz
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Closure BOA BOA BOA Tecno 3 Push Buckle BOA IP1 micro-adjustment
Upper Material Synthetic leather Laser-perforated 1.2mm microtex Carbitex Microfibre Techpro High-density microfiber
Size Tested 45 44 44 44 44
Outsole Carbon Carbon HMX Carbon Vent carbon Carbon Air Lite
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