Who should buy the Sidi Cape

The Sidi Cape is a high quality and very stiff mountain cycling shoe best suited for:

  • mountain biking, enduro, cyclocross, and even triathlons
  • entry-level and experienced cyclists who are fans of Sidi XC racing shoes and want a minimalist type of shoe that delivers a solid bike performance

Delivers smooth bike performance

The Sidi Cape is an Italian-made XC race shoe from a popular brand in cycling shoes. Based on tests and reviews, aside from its KEEN price point, the shoe's quality construction and impeccable bike performance are its best attributes.

Sidi Frost Gore protective coverage

The Cape cycling shoe provides an adjustable fit and protective coverage, which is compatible with those with small-platform pedals.

Sidi Cape allows high power transfer

The overall quality construction of the Cape shoe allows a high power transfer. Its fit and limited padding may discourage some cyclists, but for anyone who loves power, durability, and adjustability, this offering from Sidi is a great option.

Sidi Frost Gore allows high power transfer

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.

Top section feels too stiff

Several shoppers find this pair of Sidi cycling shoes to be quite pricey. Some wearers also add that the top section of the shoe feels too stiff and needs to be broken in.

Sidi Frost Gore Top section feels too stiff

A few cyclists wish for more vents to keep the foot fresh. An expert reviewer wants the thin footbed to be improved.

Great with clipless mountain bike pedals 

The Cape shoe works great with all clipless mountain bike pedals. However, if you look for optimized performance, this shoe is perfect with small or no platform pedals such as the Shimano XTR M9120 Trail or the Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3.

A good number of owners appreciate that locking mechanisms on this cycling trainer can be replaced. Many reviewers like the stiffness of the sole unit for pedaling.

Performs well on high-speed cornering

Overall, the Cape is one of the highest-performance shoes coming from the Sidi brand that uses a nylon sole.

Sidi Frost Gore high-speed cornering

Although carbon shoes may be better for transferring power on race day, trail riders usually want the softer compliance of nylon which allows their feet to feel more connected to the pedals, enabling them to dig into high-speed corners.

Sidi Cape offers ample grip and durability

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.

Moreover, the lightweight nature of the trainer and the rugged aesthetics of this product appeals to a lot of athletes.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.5oz
Use: Mountain, Cyclocross, Winter
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: Velcro, BOA
Features: Waterproof, Water-resistant, Replaceable Sole Guards, SPD, Recessed cleats
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Nylon composite sole

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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.