Who should buy the Fizik Tempo Overvurve R4

The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 is a road cycling shoe suitable for riders who are after the following features:

  • Unique style
  • Adequately stiff soles
  • Lightweight

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Fizik's R4 outsole

The Tempo Overcurve R4 employs the brand's R4 outsole, which is crafted from 15% infused carbon fiber. This mixture yields a rating of 7 out of 14, which strikes a balance between comfort and power transfer. Air pockets are placed in the outsole to promote better airflow.

Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 Outsole

Fizik Tempo Overvurve R4's cleat system

The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 features the typical three-bolt road cleat system. Some of the pedals that work well with this shoe are Shimano PD-RS500, Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter, and Look Keo 2 Max Carbon. The cleat placement is fixed, and no fore/aft cleat space adjustments are available for this shoe.

Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 cleat system

Excellent ventilation and secure fit

This pair upper is crafted from mesh material with polyurethane laminated on top. This construction provides a breathable, lightweight, and supportive fit without the hot spot-causing seams. The retention system of the Tempo Overcurve R4 utilizes a single BOA IP1 dial. This dial can be tightened and loosened in increments and instantly released by pulling the dial.

Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 Secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 230g
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Breathable, Look Delta
Material: Synthetic/Mesh upper, Carbon 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.