Verdict from 4 experts and 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The majority of Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 reviews say that it is a very stylish and good looking cycling shoe.
  • Most of its users applaud the footwear's unbelievable comfort.
  • Many consumers say the price is reasonable, given its many benefits.
  • Several cyclists find the shoe to be stiff enough for pedaling efficiency.
  • A handful of people praise its lightweight construction.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some riders find this pair' soles as not very rigid.
  • A user gripes at how the cleat positioning cannot be adjusted.

Bottom line

The Tempo Overcurve R4 shoes' aesthetics might be the first thing anyone will notice, but its feedback regarding performance and quality is what makes it a truly coveted piece from Fizik.

However, if you're after race-level rigidity and adjustable cleat positioning, then you have to look elsewhere. Otherwise, the Tempo Overcurve R4 ticks all the boxes for leisure road cycling.

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Good to know

Who is it for? The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 is a road cycling shoe suitable for riders who are after the following features:

  • Unique style
  • Adequately stiff soles
  • Lightweight

What is it for? This bike shoe is marketed as an all-around road cycling footwear. It works well in the following activities:

  • Daily training
  • Peloton indoor cycling
  • Weekend group rides

 Adequate stiffness. The Tempo Overcurve R4 employs the brand's R4 outsole, which is crafted from 15% infused carbon fiber. This mixture yields a rating of 7 out of 14, which strikes a balance between comfort and power transfer.

Vent pockets. Air pockets are placed in the outsole to promote better airflow.

The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 features the typical three-bolt road cleat system. Some of the pedals that work well with this shoe are Shimano PD-RS500, Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter, and Look Keo 2 Max Carbon.

The cleat placement is fixed, and no fore/aft cleat space adjustments are available for this shoe.

Comfort. This pair's upper is crafted from mesh material with polyurethane laminated on top. This construction provides a breathable, lightweight, and supportive fit without the hot spot-causing seams.

Lockdown. The retention system of the Tempo Overcurve R4 utilizes a single BOA IP1 dial. This dial can be tightened and loosened in increments and instantly released by pulling the dial.

This road bike shoe employs Fizik's Overcurve construction technology. It features a staggered collar that hugs around the ankle, tracing the natural shape of this area. The collar follows the typical misalignment of the ankle two bony bulges: the lateral and medial malleoli.

The outcome is an asymmetrically shaped opening of the shoe.

  • The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 is also available in Iridescent and Matte upper designs. While a special design is also offered that goes by the name Tempo Overcurve R4 Les Classiques.
  • This shoe belongs in the brand's R4B range, which was introduced to complement the R5B and R3 Aria models and to fill in the price gap between these two collections.
  • The 'Tempo' in the shoe's official name stands for the brand's road cycling shoe collection.


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