Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what cyclers think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of testers say that the Scott Road RC Ultimate’s rigidity efficiently transfers every watt of power.
  • Most buyers find it to be a very comfortable road cycling shoe.
  • It is lightweight, according to plenty of wearers.
  • The Road RC Ultimate’s upper provides ample ventilation, making it ideal for summer rides, say several cyclists.
  • Based on some reviews, this pair’s built and design effectively eliminate pressure points.
  • Some users appreciate this model’s highly adjustable retention system.
  • A minority of purchasers love this Scott shoe’s adjustable footbed, as it offers a more customizable fit.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most consumers think that it is quite expensive.
  • Several reviewers have expressed concern about how the shoe can only be worn during dry days.
  • A couple of wearers gripe about how the mesh material is pretty difficult to clean.

Bottom line

Another top-of-the-line offering from Scott, the Road RC Ultimate racing shoes are engineered for performance-minded cyclists. This pair’s main strength lies in its uber stiff HMX carbon fiber soles and feather-like feel.

Compared to the RX SL’s, it is marketed as a more comfortable and climbing-friendly choice.

Facts

Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Price: $338
Weight: Men: 9oz
Brand: Scott
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Rigidity
Soft Firm
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Impact protection
Low High
Durability 10/10
Comfort 10/10
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