Who should buy the Shimano RC901

Banking on its predecessor's good feedback, the Shimano RC901 quickly rose to prominence and became one of the most consistent entries in numerous top-rated road bike shoe lists and reviews. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that maintains its first-rate features and efficiency for road time trial competitions and extensive training sessions.
  • Need a shoe that is also considered as Shimano’s most premium offering in its current entire footwear line-up.

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Full carbon outsole

The shoe’s full carbon outsole has a rating of 12 out of 12 in Shimano’s stiffness index chart. This means that every watt of energy exerted by the wearer in pedaling is used to propel them forward.

Shimano RC901 Outsole

S-Phyre technology

The exclusive S-Phyre technology is engineered to take in most foot sizes and shapes. It works together with the BOA dials to provide a comfortably snug fit, no matter the foot form.

Shimano RC901 Midsole

Minimal yet elegant design

Displaying a minimal yet elegant design, it appeals to both veteran and modern riders alike.

Shimano RC901 upper design

Facts / Specs

Weight: 8.6oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Collection: Shimano Dynalast
Material: Synthetic upper, Full carbon sole

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