Who should buy the Fizik Transiro Infinito R3
The Fizik Transiro Infinito R3 is a solid option if:
- You are looking for a quick slip-on road cycling shoe with power excel suitable for triathletes.
- You are a cyclist that requires a well-ventilated shoe ideal for training sessions in warm and dry weather.
- A cycling companion that would not burden your feet with its weight is what you need.
Who should not buy the Fizik Transiro Infinito R3
Cyclists looking for a shoe that offers total comfort might have to look past the Transiro Infinito R3. One reviewer lamented that the shoe's "boa dial is in a very uncomfortable spot, right on the pinky toe bone." Also, folks on a tight budget might have to look elsewhere because of the shoe's expensive price tag. Have a look at the Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 instead, it might fit the bill.
Race-level stiff. This Fizik bike shoe employs the brand's R3 unidirectional full carbon outsole - the stiffest type of biking outsole. It yields optimal power transfer to prevent wastage of energy.
Breathable. The sole also features wide ventilation pockets for enhanced airflow and breathability than road bike shoes. It also acts as drainage port when transitioning from swimming to cycling.
Replaceable sole pads. Rubber heel pads are renewable, allowing the wearer to get the ultimate use out of this shoe. It helps in refreshing the grip once it starts to dull out.
The Fizik Transiro Infinito R3 uses the traditional three-bolt road cleat system. Some of the pedals that are suitable for this shoe are Shimano 105 SPD-SL Carbon, Look Keo 2 Max Carbon, and Time Xpresso 6.
Markings are also printed to act as guides in precise cleat positioning.
Fast transitions. One of the critical parts of quick transitions in triathlon competitions is the shoe's closure system. The Transiro Infinito R3's retention system consists of a BOA IP1-B dial and a Powerstrap. The strap can be locked in the wide position read for quick foot entry.
A heel loop is also provided for effortless on and off. Once the foot is in, the strap is tightened to secure the foot inside quickly. Then the BOA dial offers tuneable fit adjustments even while on the go.
Airflow and support. The Fizik Trnasiro Infinito R3 is crafted with a mesh upper with laminated PU in targeted areas. The mesh upper allows excellent breathability while the PU keeps the foot in place and works in conjunction with the stiff soles for efficient power transfer.
This cycling shoe employs two technologies to provide an excellent fit: Volume Control and Infinito. The Volume Control system allows a separate and customized for the instep and forefoot sections. These two areas of the foot vary greatly per individual.
The Infinito solely controls the volume in the forefoot area. It helps prevents hot spots by utilizing textile webbing instead of plastic lace guides. It pulls the length of the shoe inwards for a more supportive fit.