Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 11 Sep 2007.
Anyone know why they are soo expensive
They're well made and last for ages. They also maintain a good after sales service so you can, for instance, get spare buckles for shoes they haven't made in 15 years.
I hadn't noticed that they are particularly expensive, their best selling Genius is available for a shade over eighty knicker on Wiggle.
Are Techno's still available - who imports them
They're well worth the money IMO
I bought as pair from wiggle a couple of months ago and they were £60-£70
(40-50% big discount I think). Very good shoes IMO. I wore them for the first time on a 600k ride and they were exceedingly comfortable.
I'm on my fifth pair and I buy them because they look nice. They're no better than my cheap Shimanos and they wear out. The heel things are rubbish. The velcro bands are not as good as the little ratchet thingys. But they do look nice.
And, you know what? A hundred quid or more for a pair of shoes is damned expensive. Middle-aged male jewellery. But they look nice.
And, no, I don't wear Rapha.
My Tecnos are the best, most comfortable cycling shoes I have ever had and are still going strong after I-can't-remember-how-many years. Well worth the money.
The main problem with Sidis is the difficulty of finding the model you want in your size, even via special order to your LBS. This, I believe, is because the UK distributor is a crappy little company which cannot afford to maintain a decent stock.
I wonder if they are expensive as they have to fund that really irritating advert on the Eurosport cycling coverage!
Is it still that West Midlands company ???
Can't recall the name....
I seem to remember the word "blue" appearing in the name, but maybe the distributor has changed because it's now called Montesol and is in Middlesex.
Whether that has had a positive effect on availability I don't know.
Sidis are brilliant. For as long as I am cycling, I will always wear Sidis.
there is a Blue in it - and they don't keep stock
I wanted a pair as I liked the styling but it was difficult to find info on the net or even in LBS's about sizing. I wanted to know if a wide fitting was available having read it somewhere. I tried a few on but were too narrow. Ended up with Spezialised Road Comp which are a good fit though had to go one size up.
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