Who should buy the Sidi Ergo 5

This pair of Sidi road cycling shoes are crafted to optimize user performance. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that features a top that snugly wraps the foot to keep it in a comfortable position on the bike.
  • Need a shoe that has a stiff outsole and prevents power loss throughout the pedaling cycle.

Sidi Ergo 5 logo

Tweleve carbon composite

The bottom part of the Ergo 5 is made of TWELVE CARBON COMPOSITE. This compound is engineered from a nylon matrix injected with carbon fiber. The resulting material is a very rigid compound that doesn’t absorb water or lose shape with use.

Sidi Ergo 5 outsole

Because the outsole is very stiff and very hard to walk on, Sidi placed polyurethane (PU) pads on the heel and toe sections. These components make it easy to walk on hard surfaces.

Sidi Ergo 5 cleat system

A 3-hole cleat system is a standard for road cycling trainers like the Sidi Ergo 5. It is compatible with pedals like the Look Keo 2 Max, the Shimano PD-RS500, the Time Xpresso 2, and the Garmin Vector 3S. A 3-hole base plate can be used with the 4-hole Speedplay cleat to make the Ergo 5 compatible with Speedplay pedals. Markings are visible on the cleat area. They serve to help cyclists align the cleat, so their foot is positioned comfortably on the pedal.

Sidi Ergo 5 cleat system

Techpro microfiber

The top of the Sidi Ergo 5 is made of TECHPRO MICROFIBER. This Italian made PU material is engineered to withstand abrasions, repel water, and keep its shape with regular use. It also received anti-mold treatment to prevent it from harboring mold and bacteria.

Sidi Ergo 5 Techpro microfiber

The SOFT INSTEP 4 can be found on this cycling footwear. It is the wide strap seen atop the shoe that features an ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) pad to even out the pressure when the dial is tightened. It helps accommodate low and high insteps. The strap can be adjusted on both ends, making it easy to keep the foam pad at the center.

Secure fit

There are three straps on this pair of cycling shoes. The first two are kept locked down using the TECHNO-3 PUSH dial. To tighten the dial, push the button to lift the buckle and then start turning until you reach the desired fit. To loosen, push the side buttons to release the wire. These buttons can also be used to make micro-adjustments by pressing them one at a time.

Sidi Ergo 5  Secure fit

As for the third strap, it uses HIGH SECURITY VELCRO. This Velcro closure has been enhanced with integrated locking polymer teeth. These elements prevent the belt from disengaging when pedaling hard and fast.

Heel security

The back of the shoe is covered in synthetic overlays. They cup the heel, avoiding lifts or unnecessary movements that could affect power transfer.

Sidi Ergo 5 Heel security

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.5oz
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Water-resistant, Reflective, Replaceable Sole Guards, Look Delta
Material: Carbon composite sole
BRAND Brand: Sidi

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.