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
  • Touring

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 490g
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: 2 holes, Flat
Closure: BOA
Features: SPD, Recessed cleats
Collection: Sidi Heel Cup
Material: Synthetic upper, Nylon composite sole

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