Who should buy Sidi Defender 20 

The Defender 20 is an affordable mountain-oriented bike shoe designed for on-the-bike performance and versatility in use. Get this if you are involved in the following endeavors:

  • Cross country and downhill cycling
  • Urban commutes
  • Touring

Sidi Defender 20 label

Defender 20: Great companion for hike-a-bike session

The Defender 20 impresses droves of long-time Sidi users with its astounding level of comfort.

Sidi Defender 20 upper

Some wearers love how they stay comfortable during the hiking sections of the trail.

Stiff but somewhat flexible sole

Several cyclists praise this MTB shoe's stiff soles for its efficiency on bike. The adequate power transfer works well for downhill sections.

Sidi Defender 20 cleat

The sole is relatively flexible, providing walking comfort during the hike-a-bike portions of your ride.

Sidi Defender 20 outsole

Steady cycling experience with the Sidi Defender 20

Sidi Defender 20 heel part

According to a handful of users, the dial works excellently with molded heel cup to keep the foot from moving inside.

Sidi Defender 20 closure system

Updates from its predecessor

The Sidi Defender 20 is a low-top version of its sibling called the Sidi Defender. Both shoes are developed with almost the same features for similar purposes. Below are the two shoes' differences:

  • The older Defender features a mid-profile medial collar. It serves as ankle protection from bike bumps.
  • The newer Defender 20 got rid of the micro-Velcro strap and settled with just the Tecno-3 system for its closure mechanism.

Sidi Defender 20 low cut

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.3oz
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes, Flat
Closure: BOA
Features: SPD, Recessed cleats
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic upper, Nylon composite sole

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