Who should buy Scott Road RC Ultimate

Scott combined comfort and technology in this road shoe. Due to being pricey, this is best suited for Fondo riders and elite racers.

Unrivaled stiffness for efficient power transfer

A majority of testers say that the Scott Road RC Ultimate’s rigidity efficiently transfers every watt of power.

With a 10/10 stiffness rating on Scott’s power index, the HMX carbon sole of the Road RC Ultimate allows for ultimate power transfer.

Scott shredded some weight on the Road RC Ultimate

Scott Road RC Ultimate is lightweight, according to plenty of wearers.

The HMX carbon sole is complemented with a Corecell foam insert, which shaves excess weight. With this, the Road RC Ultimate is not only incredibly stiff but is also lightweight.

Perfect for the warm season

The Road RC Ultimate’s upper provides ample ventilation, making it ideal for summer rides, say several cyclists. However, several reviewers have expressed concern about how the shoe can only be worn during dry days.

The upper of the Scott Road RC Ultimate is not the most breathable material, but by placing a breathable mesh and Carbitex, the airflow for this road shoe was increased.

The glove-like fit of the Scott Road RC Ultimate

The Carbitex upper of this Scott road shoe fortifies the support it delivers. Aside from that, it provides a glove-like fit.

The Wrap Fit upper also conforms to the foot, leaving behind a feel similar to a second skin.

Comfortable road shoe from Scott

Most buyers find the Road RC Ultimate to be a very comfortable road cycling shoe.

Based on some reviews, this pair’s built and design effectively eliminate pressure points.

The Power Zone and Axial Flex are designed to minimize strains on the knee and ankle, thus reducing the possibility of injuries caused by overuse.

Road RC Ultimate’s micro-adjustable fit

Some users appreciate this model’s highly adjustable retention system.

The BOA IP-1 closure system of the Scott Road RC Ultimate makes putting the shoe on and off and tightening it very convenient thanks to its pull-to-release mechanism.

A footbed that provides a stable foundation

A minority of purchasers love this Scott shoe’s adjustable footbed, as it offers a more customizable fit.

Aside from the fit, its ErgoLogic footbed delivers improved comfort and power transfer as it provides a stable foundation for cyclists.

Each part is designed with excellent functions:

  • Arch adjustment - allows correct foot alignment
  • Heel cradle - Properly aligns the ankle joints while cycling
  • Metatarsal pad - Decreases the numbness on the forefoot and distributes pressure evenly

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 255g
Use: Road
Cleat design: 3 holes
Closure: BOA
Features: Look Delta
Collection: Scott Road
Material: Synthetic, Full carbon 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.