Who should buy the Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6

Despite the shoe being in the lower price spectrum, materials applied were mostly seen on mid-level tri bike shoes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is governed by carbon-reinforced nylon soles and a comfortable lockdown is provided by a double Velcro closure.
  • Need a shoe that has ventilation pockets and seamless uppers ensure a convenient and fast transition during the competition.

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 Logo

Efficient rigidity and breathable

This triathlon biking shoe employs the brand’s proprietary sole technology called the SELECT 1:1 Composite Power Plate along with a carbon fiber forefoot insert. This combination yields a lightweight and efficient power transfer. It has a measure of 8 out of 14 in Pearl Izumi’s stiffness index.

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 Outsole

To help in keeping the rider comfortable as they transition from running or swimming, this pair employs multiple ventilation pockets for airflow and drainage.

Pearl Izumi Tri fly Select v6 cleat system

This pair’s cleat system is designed for both SPD (2-hole) and SPD-SL (3-hole) pedals. This type of cleat design is collectively called the Universal cleat system. Try pairing your shoe with the following best-rated pedals: Crank Brother Egg Beater 3, Shimano PD-RS500, and Shimano PD-M324.

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 Cleat system

Due to its universal cleat design, some indoor cyclists also use the Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select v6 for their studio fitness sessions.

Sockless comfort

One of the primary keys to winning any race is speed. This remains the same with triathlon races. Hence, all tri bike shoes are designed for fast transitions. The Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select v6 is crafted with a bonded seamless upper so that the athlete could eliminate the extra step of putting on socks.

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 midsole

With its smooth lining and breathable build, the rider remains comfortable even without socks as it prevents any rubbing or pressure points.

Secure fit

Equipped with double Velcro straps and heel pull-tabs, the cyclist is aided for fast and hassle-free transition onto the bike. 

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 Strap

This particular type of retention system design is called the Pearl Izumi’s 1:1 Anatomic Tri Closure. It is specifically designed to remove pressure from the wearer’s instep.

Pearl Izumi’s SELECT insole design

This footwear features Pearl Izumi’s SELECT insole design. According to the brand, it provides excellent longitudinal and transverse arch support.

Pearl Izumi Tri Fly Select V6 Insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.8oz / Women 8.7oz
Use: Triathlon
Cleat design: 2 holes, 3 holes
Closure: Velcro
Features: Breathable, SPD, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Carbon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Pearl Izumi

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.