Sidi Defender 20: Versatile MTB shoe without compromising performance
The Defender 20 is a mountain-oriented bike shoe that is designed for on-the-bike performance and versatility in use. Its relatively flexible soles provide walking comfort during the hike-a-bike portions of your ride, while the protective upper and adequate power transfer works well for downhill sections.
What is it for? The mentioned features yield a performance that could be appropriate for cross country and downhill cycling activities. It could also be used for the following endeavors:
- Urban commutes
Updates from its predecessor
The Sidi Defender 20 is a low-top version of its sibling called the Sidi Defender. Both shoes are developed with almost the same features for identical purposes. Below are the two shoes' differences:
- The older Defender features a mid-profile medial collar. It serves as ankle protection from bike bumps.
- The newer Defender 20 got rid of the micro-Velcro strap and settled with just the Tecno-3 system for its closure mechanism.