Giro Sica Techlace: A race-bred, women-specific MTB shoe
Ladies have been waiting for a long time for cycling brands to manufacture women-specific bike shoes. Good thing, companies have been slowly and surely catering to this demand by offering footgear that's explicitly designed for the ladies.
Giro, in particular, offers several models made for the ladies that don't just include pink colored bike shoes. While the Sica Techlace provides a pink color option, the shoe's performance and features cannot be categorized in the soft and dainty division. They are, instead, designed to be tough on and off the bike.
Who is it for? The Giro Sica Techlace is recommended to the following cyclists:
- Cross country
- Trail riding
- Mountain races
- Urban commutes
- Indoor cycling
Other women's MTB footwear you can check
These next shoes are women's exclusive mountain bike shoes.
Giro Petra VR. This model will suit mountain cyclists who are into retro-looking shoes. Compared to the Sica Techlace, the Petra VR is geared towards more casual cyclists who do not need much power transfer and technology in their footwear. The Petra VR is also way more affordable with a $104 price tag compared to Sica Techlace's $300.
Giro Ventana. Out of the three shoes mentioned here, the Giro Ventana can be considered the middle option price-wise and performance-wise. It offers adequate power transfer and a combination of BOA and micro strap closure at $180. It will suit seasoned women mountain cyclists who do not need much sole rigidity.