Diadora Proracer Carbon 2005

Diadora  Proracer Carbon  2005


1 Review

Brand: Diadora
Category: Cycling Shoes

Description: FITTING: ERGONOMIC FIT? | | INSOLE: removable, anatomic design, thermoformed and lined in E.V.A., with micro-perforations for foot ventilation. | | CLOSURE: 3 micrometric closures, asymmetrically placed. New MICRO CL? buckle in cold forged aluminum. New QUICK ADJUSTMENT? stopper in aluminum. | | HEEL: ERGONOMIC SUPPORT? Heel Cup, close fitting with dual-density Politech? to reduce tendon strain. | | UPPER: D-SKIN TECHNOLOGY?, made entirely of microfiber materials, center containment cage in high resistance polymer. Tongue with overlapping flaps. Reflex? inserts for night visibility. Microfiber Suede lining with NO SLIDE? anti-skid treatment and MESH AIR PLUS liner.

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" Pretty shoes with substance "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 1st Jan 2006 from SG

The Review
Diadora's top-of-the-line shoes offers great looks, comfort and functionality. Somewhat underrated brand with the popularity of SIDIs, but these shoes greatly impressed me.

Strengths
Very comfortable pair of shoes, just like Diadora's line of soccer boots, due to the well padded inner soles and comfortable upper materials used. Lightweight at 320g.

Very good stiffness for the carbon soles. Even has 2 holes at the toe sole area for water drainage when cycling in wet weather.

Innovative clamps on the velcro strap ends mean secures the straps well. Main buckle system is easy to close and the single release button is simple to use.

Feels somewhat easier to walk with these compared to SIDIs.

Very wide range of compatibility with different cleats/pedals, even SPD and SPD-Rs.

The white and red version looks beautiful, but too flashy for my slow riding. Went for the black and silver version instead. Would have bought both if I had cash to splash.

Weaknesses
Can only complain about price, although these shoes are pretty good value for money compared to the pricey SIDIs.

Not really a weakness, but the Diadoras were surprisingly larger compared to SIDIs of the same size. I had to pull in the velcro and buckle straps all the way in to secure it, whereas on the SIDIs I didn't need to do so. Maybe only caused by strap design differences?

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Road Bike: Giant TCR Composite 3, Shimano Ultegra Groupset, Zipp 404 Clydesdale Wheelset ************************************************************************************ Mountain Bike: GT Avalanche 2.0

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