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Light up the trail.
We can't all ride with the flair of Absalon, himself a long-time Sidi fan, but the special fluo green colorway of the Drako Push Limited Edition Men's Shoes do mean we can light the trail up in another way. As with the standard model, this limited edition features Sidi's newly improved Tecno 3 Push fastener. Like its predecessor, the Tecno-3 Push system involves two ratcheting dials, Sidi's proprietary, non-stretch wire, and a customizable fit at the instep and forefoot. The Push in the shoes' title refers to the incorporation of a red button on the buckles' faces that releases the ratchet's lever for quick adjustment, saving you the onerous task of flipping the lever up yourself. At ride's end, pinching two release buttons on either side of the dial loosens the wire. As with all of Sidi's fastening hardware, you can easily fiddle with the Tecno 3 Push buckles in the saddle.
The Drako's SRS Carbon Ground Sole and replaceable cleat wear plate return unchanged. This sole shaves 100 grams off its predecessor's weight without sacrificing comfort, efficiency, or durability. The sole comprises a medium-modulus carbon body supplemented with SRS tread blocks and a cleat wear plate, the latter two of which are replaceable. Using a medium-modulus carbon as the base provides a slight flex along the length of the foot with no compromise to the overall rigidity of the sole, a delicate but necessary balance for top-level off-road shoes.
Sidi's Heel Security System (HSS) also makes an encore appearance, using an adjustable, rigid composite band that closes the shoe more securely over your heel to anchor it in place around your Achilles. No matter how much power you're pouring into the pedals, your heel will stay in place inside the shoe, even if you leave a bit of slack in the Tecno-3 lines in order to alleviate pressure across your metatarsals. The shoes are finished with Sidi's synthetic Lorica uppers inset with ballistic mesh panels and capped with a rubberized toe shield.
- A special edition XC shoe for dedicated racers
- Limited colorway throws some fluo at the trail
- Rigid carbon sole flexes along the middle for comfort
- Tecno-3 Push system for incredibly precise fit
- Breathable, weather-resistant synthetic uppers
- Adjustable heel cup locks heel in place
- Replaceable SRS tread blocks for traction
- There's a reason so many pros ride—and win—in Sidi shoes
- Q & A
Gearhead Client Review
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Email from client:
Just wanted to give you some feedback regarding the Sidi Drakos I recently purchased from Competitive Cyclist. First off, awesome customer service and shipping was quick! I appreciate you reaching out, just to make sure I am satisfied with my order. Although I had purchased these shoes for XC and CX racing, I am currently using them as a road shoe. To me they are equally stiff as any road shoe with the added benefit of a secure walking surface, thanks to the lugged sole. I love the “push” devices because I like my shoes tight, like a vice, around my feet. The toebox has more room than my previous Sidi’s which is also very nice in allowing me to keep my feet relaxed as possible when the hammer is down on a ride/ race. The microfiber material does take some breaking in, pretty stiff but it is built to last and take abuse. It may not breathe as well as some natural materials but I have never had a problem with hot feet. I might add that it pays to read the owners manual, even if you think you know everything there is about these shoes. After some initial rides the tops of my feet, (where the shoe tongue ends) were a bit sore from a pressure point. So…I picked up the manual and read you can actually trim the material along the top edge of the tongue, it already has perforations to guide you. So I did and low and behold no more sore feet thus I can ratchet my shoes down as much as I like!
Thanks again for the great service, I will continue to shop with Competitive Cyclist. Great service, great reviews/ product descriptions, and awesome selection at competitive (pun intended) pricing!
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