2013 Dirt 100: SIDI DOMINATOR SRS

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Bet you didn’t expect to see a set of these in the Dirt 100! No, they aren’t slippers, these are handmade SPD shoes from the Italian gods that are Sidi, and there’s definitely a place for them right here.

OK, so current MTB trends don’t tend toward ‘disco slippers’, but if you aren’t a fashion victim then you’ll be looking for the best performing product out there, and we love the Dominator shoes because they are so light, strong and rigid; perfect for trail riding and they’ll do everything better than flat-style SPD shoes, although it has to be said you won’t be going down the pub in them after your ride.

We may joke about the slipper styling, but that does give you the best fit of any bike shoe, and better fit means more power and less foot fatigue at the end of the day. The Lorica Microfibre upper construction is water repellent, breathable, tear resistant and actually moulds to the shape of your foot, and then the sole is made from carbon reinforced nylon. All of the tread is replaceable, as is the excellent ratchet system, and we know first hand that because of this these shoes last for years and years. There’s also a two year warranty on all the non-replaceable parts, which we think along with their overall performance helps justify the hefty price tag.

PRICE: £229.99

Big Bear Sports 02089 919 255

www.sidiuk.co.uk

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