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

8 reasons to buy

  • A vast majority of people find the Sidi Cape comfortable to wear in various settings.
  • According to almost all of the users, the top snugly wrapped their feet.
  • Many reviewers like the stiffness of the sole unit for pedaling.
  • A good number of owners appreciate that locking mechanisms on this cycling trainer can be replaced.
  • Numerous individuals note that hiking in this pair of cycling shoes is a breeze because the outsole provides ample grip.
  • The durability of this footwear astounds plenty of buyers.
  • The lightweight nature of the trainer impresses multiple folks.
  • The rugged aesthetics of this product appeals to a lot of athletes.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Several shoppers find this pair of Sidi cycling shoes to be quite pricey.
  • The top feels too stiff and needs to be broken in, some wearers say.
  • A few cyclists wish for more vents to keep the foot fresh.
  • An expert reviewer wants the thin footbed to be improved.

Bottom line

This mountain cycling shoe from Sidi appeals to many cyclists who participate in enduro, cyclocross, and even triathlons. Despite its rugged look, it has surprised athletes with its lightness which is a welcome feature during long rides. The sole unit is stiff enough to make treacherous terrains easy to deal with either by pedaling or hiking. On top of that, the Sidi Cape is lauded for its comfort and snug fit.


Use: Cyclocross, Mountain
Closure: BOA, Ratchet
Price: $325
Weight: Men: 14.5oz
Brand: Sidi
Colorways: Black
Small True to size Large
Tight Loose
Soft Firm
Warm Breathable
Impact protection
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Durability 9/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 73 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab | | Level 3 expert

    The Sidi Cape is an expensive entry level XC race shoe from one of the most popular brands in cycling shoes. The shoe's quality construction and on the bike performance are its best attributes, although comparably priced and less expensive shoes bested their comfort, weight, versatility, and walkability in our test selection.

  • 100 / 100 | Mountain Bike Action | | Level 1 expert

    For riders who want shoes with top-shelf features and a nylon sole, the Sidi Cape is an excellent choice.

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