Verdict from 3 experts and 71 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • According to many reviewers, Sidi Tiger is exceptionally comfortable.
  • This mountain bike shoe's adequate power transfer impresses a lot of wearers.
  • Many owners delight at this model's impressively well-made build and high-end materials.
  • Plenty of users applaud the pair's lightweight feel.
  • The Tiger's dial closures are precise, while the placement prevents pressure points and keeps them away from damage, several testers mention.
  • Some reviewers applaud the shoe's snug heel fit.
  • A number of consumers find this bike shoe appealing.
  • It is adequately ventilated, say a couple of riders.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A number of cyclists gripe about the shoe's minimal rubber pads. It won't be enough for XC-related activities, they added.
  • A rider who is used to super-stiff soles finds this pair lacking in the rigidity department.

Bottom line

The Tiger is an MTB offering from Sidi that impresses most of its wearers. The shoe's signature Sidi premium quality, adjustable heel retention, fit customization, comfort, and durability all contribute to its users' satisfaction.

However, its grip feature still has room for improvement. With all these, the Sidi Tiger remains a go-to choice for riders seeking footgear that ticks most of the essential elements, especially durability and comfort.

Tip: see the best mountain cycling shoes.

Good to know

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

  • The lightest shoe in the brand's line-up
  • Fans of Sidi's adjustable heel retention system
  • Fans of the center-placed Tecno 3 dial design

What is it for? These Sidi cycling shoes are recommended for the following mountain bike activities:

  • Leisurely mountain riding
  • Trail rides
  • Training

Light, durable and stiff. 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.

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.

Traction. 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.

Note that the toe spikes are sold separately.

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.

Eco-friendly and durable. This pair's 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.

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.

Heel retention system. 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 nor out the shoe. Each side of the heel can be tweaked independently to achieve an optimal fit.

Reflective. Inserts of reflective patches are also provided to enhance visibility in low-light conditions, providing rider safety.

Protection. Rubber toe pads are applied to provide protection from bumps and impacts.

The replaceable part of this shoe includes the Tecno 3 system, heel retention device and sole rubber pads.


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