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Sidi Genius 5 or Mavic Avenir

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Anyone ride or try both these shoes. Let me know your thoughts...
     
August 28, 2012 09:10 PM
dwayneb9584
From: New York, NY
245 posts
7 bikes
I have Mavic Avenir's and it's a good shoe so far for me. I haven't used any other shoe but I like the stiffness on the Mavic's and they look awesome in black for street $w@g. I got them for a good price too. Carbon composite so it's pretty stiff which I like. It's a good shoe.
     
August 28, 2012 10:26 PM
hawtdamnsteben
From: San Jose, CA
26 posts
5 bikes
Thanks man, I'll give it a fit tomorrow when I visit the local shop.
     
August 28, 2012 10:32 PM
dwayneb9584
From: New York, NY
245 posts
7 bikes
sidi ergos or go home
     
August 29, 2012 12:52 AM
fredspreme
From: San Francisco
222 posts
8 bikes
Go out and try them since shoes arent the same for everyone. I personally dont like Sidi it didnt fit my feet. Bought Specialized shoes for half the cost and is 99999x more comfy. Also had the ratchet lock system. I highly recommend Specialized products. One day when I am ballllin Ill get me some Mavics.
     
August 29, 2012 04:03 AM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
24 bikes
+1.
     
August 29, 2012 04:52 AM
MustangWolf
From: San Francisco, CA
360 posts
4 bikes
So today I tried on the Audio genius 5 and Mavic Avenue's. The Sidi's were comfy no questions asked. However, I noticed there was considerably heel sleep. The also felt a bit narrow toward the arch of my foot on the sole. I also tried the mega version which were wayyyyy to big. I then tried the Avinir's. One word to discribe them "exceptional". They were soooooo comfy and still and fit true to size.

The ratchet is really cool too, a bit flimsy but works great. I noticed with the Genius 5's the ratchet wasn't catching well at all in the store and I had to use to hands instead of one to tighten. I didn't have to do this at all with the Avenir's. So I've decided to hear what you all have to say while I find a good deal online for the Avenir's. Oh one last thing I forgot to mention... The Avenir's did show a little flex on the sole while walking, I wonder if this will happen or be noticed while riding.
     
August 30, 2012 02:30 AM
dwayneb9584
From: New York, NY
245 posts
7 bikes
Go in style with SIDI's
     
September 1, 2012 01:51 AM
Ian80
From: Australia
8 posts
4 bikes
If you're getting cycling shoes for style, you've already lost.
     
September 1, 2012 02:02 AM
MustangWolf
From: San Francisco, CA
360 posts
4 bikes
^^^ lolol. might as well get the chrome ones.
     
September 1, 2012 03:12 AM
fredspreme
From: San Francisco
222 posts
8 bikes
nah thats Shimano
     
September 2, 2012 09:54 AM
Ian80
From: Australia
8 posts
4 bikes

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