Who should buy the Sidi Alba 2

The Sidi Alba 2 is a race-focused road cycling shoe. It is considered as a relatively cheaper option compared to its siblings. It is a solid option if you: 

  • Need a shoe that employs features usually found in its more expensive counterparts but at a lesser price. 
  • Need a shoe that has an upper crafted from the brand’s Politex material that’s designed with overlapping layers. 
  • Need a shoe that has an outsole called the Millennium 4 Carbon Composite sole, which is made from nylon with injected carbon fiber.

Sidi Alba 2 Logo

Millennium 4 Carbon Composite sole

Do not waste an ounce of energy or throw your training out the window with this shoe’s excellent power transfer. With the Millennium 4 Carbon Composite sole, it allows you to achieve the speed you want through the efficient transfer of power to your pedals. This sole type yields the ideal balance of stiffness, durability, and affordability.

Sidi Alba 2 Millennium 4 Carbon Composite sole

The Alba 2 by Sidi employs rubber pads that are placed in the toe and heel areas for anti-slip in smooth surfaces. The PU pad in the heel area is renewable to get the most use out of your investment.

Three-hole cleat system

The Sidi Alba 2 employs a three-hole cleat system. It is compatible with any road bike pedal systems with three-bolt designs such as Speedplay Light Action, Campagnolo Pro-Fit, and Time Impact.

Sidi Alba 2 Three-hole cleat system

Politex upper

This latest version of the Alba 2 features a Politex upper. It is a synthetic material that’s developed and designed by the brand for a comfortable and supportive fit without pressure points. Sidi claims that this material is eco-friendly.

Sidi Alba 2 Politex upper

Easy to adjust closure system

This pair’s lockdown is governed by two Velcro straps in the mid and forefoot areas and a combination of the Soft Instep 3 strap and Tecno 3 dial system at the top part. 

Sidi Alba 2 Easy to adjust closure system

The Velcro straps provide an easy adjustment for the specific areas it covers, while the Soft Instep 3 strap features an EVA foam to prevent pressure points. This strap can also be adjusted on both sides for an easier time finding the correct placing on your instep. The Tecno 3 system is composed of wires placed throughout the shoe so that when the dial is tightened, the whole upper will envelop the foot comfortably.

Anti-heel slips

Equipped with Sidi’s proprietary heel cup design, the rear part of your foot stays secure and in place. This technology also retains the shoe’s shape longer as it is designed to prevent deformation via performance or prolonged pressure.

Sidi Alba 2 Anti-heel slips

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.8oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic, Carbon composite sole

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