Who should buy the Sidi Tiger

The Sidi Tiger is recommended for discerning trail riders who seek the following features in their footwear:

  • Prefer the lightest shoe in the brand's line-up.
  • Need an adjustable heel retention system.
  • Need a center-placed Tecno 3 dial design.

Sidi Tiger LOGO 2.0

Adequate rigidity for power transfer

The Sidi Tiger employs the brand's MTB SRS Carbon-Ground Sole. It provides adequate rigidity for power transfer. But what sets it apart from the previous version is that it dropped off approximately 100 grams without sacrificing power or durability.

Sidi Tiger Outsole 1.0

Replaceable rubber pads

The soles also feature replaceable rubber pads, from the toe area to the heel sections. This feature helps lengthen the shoe's lifespan as traction can be refreshed once it gets worn out. On top of the rubber pads provided, toe spike slots are also included. Installing additional toe spikes further enhances the overall grip for slippery surfaces.

Sidi Tiger Outsole 2.0

Sidi Tiger's cleat system

The Sidi Tiger shoes employ a two-bolt cleat design. Some of the pedals that Shimano XTR M9020 Trail, Crank Brother Mallet E, and DMR V-Twin Clipless. Markings are provided to aid in precise cleat positioning.

Sidi Tiger Cleat system

Eco-friendly and durable

This pair upper is crafted from the brand Microfiber Techpro material. It is a microfiber PU made in Italy. It yields resiliency, water-repellency, lightness, and robustness. This material is Oeko-Tex certified, which means it does not contain any harmful substances.

Sidi Tiger Upper

Lockdown without pressure

The shoe's retention system is governed by a double Tecno 3 dial placed in the base of the tongue. This design helps prevent pressure points and keeps the dial away from harm's way in the trail. The dials offer micro-adjustments for a precise fit.

Sidi Tiger Lockdown

The adjustable heel retention device

The Sidi Tiger features the brand's famous adjustable heel retention device. It helps improve the heel fit by cinching the back of the foot. This prevents the heel from sliding inside the shoe or out of the shoe. Each side of the heel can be tweaked independently to achieve an optimal fit.

Sidi Tiger heel

Inserts of reflective patches are also provided to enhance visibility in low-light conditions, providing rider safety. Rubber toe pads are applied to provide protection from bumps and impacts.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.4oz
Use: Mountain, Cyclocross
Cleat design: 2 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Water-resistant, Replaceable Sole Guards, SPD, Recessed cleats
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Full carbon 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.