Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4
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Overview of this review
Profile of the Fizik Tempo Overvurve R4Who is it for? The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 is a road cycling shoe suitable for riders who are after the following features:
- Unique style
- Adequately stiff soles
What is it for? This bike shoe is marketed as an all-around road cycling footwear. It works well in the following activities:
- Daily training
- Peloton indoor cycling
- Weekend group rides
OutsoleAdequate stiffness. 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.
Vent pockets. Air pockets are placed in the outsole to promote better airflow.
Cleat SystemThe 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.
UpperComfort. This pair's 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.
Lockdown. 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.
FitThis road bike shoe employs Fizik's Overcurve construction technology. It features a staggered collar that hugs around the ankle, tracing the natural shape of this area. The collar follows the typical misalignment of the ankle two bony bulges: the lateral and medial malleoli.
The outcome is an asymmetrically shaped opening of the shoe.
Nice to know
- The Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 is also available in Iridescent and Matte upper designs. While a special design is also offered that goes by the name Tempo Overcurve R4 Les Classiques.
- This shoe belongs in the brand's R4B range, which was introduced to complement the R5B and R3 Aria models and to fill in the price gap between these two collections.
- The 'Tempo' in the shoe's official name stands for the brand's road cycling shoe collection.