Who should buy the Fizik Terra X5
The Fizik Terra X5 is constructed to be relatively lightweight and is equipped with mountain cycling-specific features. It is a solid option if you:
- Need a shoe that is ready to tackle the most demanding trails and a laser-perforated upper that’s either crafted from Microtex or Suede for durability and breathability.
- Need a shoe that is an off-road shoe engineered to perform and withstand rough trails.
- Need a shoe that is recommended to mountain bikers who want a lightweight upgrade.
Excellent power transfer
The Terra X5 employs a Composite Carbon Fiber outsole. This outsole structure provides a lightweight and reasonable stiffness, which allows the rider to save energy. It also offers excellent support while on the bike for comfort during long rides.
The sole features large PU-bonded rubber pieces for excellent grip. These rubber pads are placed from front to back, creating sturdy support. These pads are also pronounced enough to make walking easier.
The Fizik Terra X5 is compatible with two-bolt cleats. It is suitable for mountain bike pedals such as Shimano SPD Double-sided, DMR V-Twin, Nukeproof Horizon CS, Sixpack Vertic, and Shimano Saint PD-M820.
Whether you go for the Microtex or Suede upper, this shoe offers a relatively lighter and more breathable fit than the typical mountain bike shoe.
Secure fit of the Terra X5
This shoe’s closure employs the combination of BOA L6 Dial and a micro-velcro strap. The strap keeps the forefoot secure while the asymmetrical design of the BOA keeps the midfoot and upper foot locked down. The BOA technology used in this shoe features a steel-coated nylon lace that goes through light plastic guides called “Slipstream.” This optimum fit ultimately means comfort and performance.
The reinforced, woven heel loop is provided. It can be used for carrying and hanging to store it or dry it.
This model’s streamlined upper exudes a classic aesthetic and versatile style that would look good with a myriad of cycling outfits.
Terra X5 comes in two upper options
The Terra X5 is offered in Microtex or Suede materials. The Microtex version promises to keep its shape for a long time despite repeated wetting and drying. The stiffer construct of this material also offers a bit of protection from debris.
The Suede version comes at a slightly higher price than the Microtex option. This material claims improved abrasion resistance than the Microtex. It also offers good water resistance and better fit and breathability due to its natural disposition.
This model features the brand’s signature Fizik cycling insole. It is cushioned and molded after the natural shape of the foot for a comfortable fit.