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Scott Road RC SL
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Pros Awesome power transfer, comfy upper, stylish, great adjustabilitySexy, breathable, great adjustability, great power transfer, fits like a gloveDurable, micro-adjustment, stiff with superior power transferExtremely lightweight, very comfortable, rigid, vents keep cool in summerExtremely light weight, very stiff, great adjustability, super comfortable
Cons Pricey, stiff upper might rubPricey, sole scuffs, may be narrow for some feetHeavy, rigid upper, difficult to put on and take offMay scuff and show wear, fastening can be a hassle, vents are very cold in winterHeel may be loose, lacing could be easier to cinch up
Bottom Line The ultimate in power transfer and pro performanceA high-performance premium road shoe without the gimmicksThis shoe is favored by pros for a reasonAwesome pro-level performance for a reasonable priceA premium road shoe without the premium price tag
Rating Categories Scott Road RC SL Fizik R1 Infinito Sidi Wire Vent Carbon Shimano S-Phyre RC9 Course Air Lite II
Comfort (25%)
7
9
8
9
9
Weight (15%)
9
9
6
9
9
Power Transfer (25%)
10
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9
Adjustability (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Specs Scott Road RC SL Fizik R1 Infinito Sidi Wire Vent... Shimano S-Phyre RC9 Course Air Lite II
Measured Weight 18.4 oz 20 oz 22.1 oz 19 oz 18.7 oz
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Closure BOA BOA Tecno 3 Push Buckle BOA BOA IP1 micro-adjustment
Upper Material Carbitex Laser-perforated 1.2mm microtex Microfibre Techpro Synthetic leather High-density microfiber
Size Tested 44 44 44 45 44
Outsole HMX Carbon Carbon Vent carbon Carbon Carbon Air Lite
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