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Sidi Dragon 2 Carbon SRS Shoes

3.82/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $480.00


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Sidi Dragon 2 Carbon SRS: The heart of the revolutionary and patented Mtb SRS Carbon Sole is a pure carbon insert reaching from the hel to the toe. The carbon insert as well as the replaceable Dragon SRS tread are bolted to a narrow...


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jjtupi a Cross Country Rider from Lima, Peru

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff soles, good looking, lightweight, replacable parts,secure very adjustable closure.

Weaknesses:    E-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e, sole wears fast really really FAST (have to pay $80 for carbon sole replacement)

Bottom Line:   
I love this shoes, fits like a surgeons glove. Strong, light, lots of adjustability and cool looks!
You will feel the difference (against dominator 5) in a steep climb. You will be wondering how you can be quicker!
Straps and heel support lets you tighten them very snug.
Dragon will deliver the power you put, pushing or pulling.
Value rating: 3, because of price (OKEY, These are really top quality shoes)

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Favorite Trail:   Pachacamac

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Sidi Dominator 5, Sidi Bullet 2

Bike Setup:   2012 Santa Cruz Blur XC, SRAM X0, Mavic SLR, Fox 32 RLC 120 Kashima, Fox RP23 Kashima, Mavic Crossmark eXCeption series, Stan

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lardy a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2011

Strengths:    Stiff and fit well

Weaknesses:    You can't get replacement parts

Bottom Line:   
What's the point of shelling out all this money on a shoe where one of its key features is the replacement sole system (SRS) and you can't buy the spare parts.

Apparently they have not manufactured any new SRS components since Feb 2011 and there are non anywhere in the UK and there is now news from the factory to the distributor when they might get some. Are they having financial difficulties or do they just not care about their customers? As an aside, a friend had a similar problem with a buckle on an older model a couple of years earlier - should have listened to him

I'm sorry but I won't be wasting my money on these again

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Favorite Trail:   anything steep

Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by STIJOHNNY a Weekend Warrior from Lavant

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, stiff, close fitting, good looking, quality shoe

Weaknesses:    Suites XC racing more than heavy Freeride/Downhill type stuff. Expensive, 2 season shoe.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic quality close fitting shoe. Looks small out of the box but fits more like a surgeons glove than a wooly mitten. Lots of adjustability, very strong and light and even from new they fit like you've been wearing them for years.
Cool looks will suit racers and wealthy weekend riders with nothing better to spend their cash on!
These are really top quality shoes and a lot of thought has gone into the design. As they are light they may not suit the most agressive riders and are not suitable for winter cold weather use but for anyone else they are about as inspiring as a pair of shoes can be. When you are pumping the legs up a steep climb and wondering how you can be quicker, take a look down at that Sidi Dragon badge, that last part of the climb now seems easier...

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Favorite Trail:   SDW

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   JE JAMES

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Diadora

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 - XTR lightweight fast XC setup

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dan Gerous a Cross Country Rider from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2009

Strengths:    Replacable parts, stiff soles, secure very adjustable closure...

Weaknesses:    Not as confortable as I expected, very cheap insoles, sole wears fast, I'm losing SRS bolts and they're expensive.

Bottom Line:   
I expected a lot given Sidi's reputation but I'm not finding anything special that makes them better than other brands. First, the straps and adjustable heel support lets you tighten them very snug, combine this with the stiff carbon soles and they deliver the power you put, pushing or pulling. I like the fact that you can replace the straps, the lugs are also replacable and I can see why, they wear out very quickly. I have also lost some of the SRS soles bolts after a few rides only so I'd suggest making sure they are tight and even put some blue loctite to prevent this. I expected them to be very confortable but they are not to my feet. The insoles are pretty worthless and shouldn't be on a top of the range shoe that expensive. The 'tongue' isn't too confy to me either and I just can't stand wearing them for too long, for a XC race, fine but for long rides, no thanks... With all that, remember shoes are very personal things, these are just not my thing. I wont be going Sidi for my next shoes.

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Favorite Trail:   Twisty and flowy ones

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Shimano...


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dgardner a Cross Country Rider from Norway

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2009

Strengths:    Comfort

Weaknesses:    Techno 2 winder locking pin works loose. Still waiting to see SIDI's response and whether they'll send me a new winder and pin otherwise a replacement buckle is going to cost 30$ for a pair.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bikerboi123 a Racer from Salinas, CA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2009

Strengths:    Perfecto fit, looks super cool new, and fine adjustments on fit. Also a lot of the parts are replacable.

Weaknesses:    Price. And the boa adjuster broke. The black and gray plastic part came off after about 2 months of riding. So now I'm just using a safty pin to tighten the lace.

Bottom Line:   
Buy these shoes if you can afford it. They look so sexy brand new but the white ones get dirty fast. Also chain reaction is a great place to get them cause they are super cheap, and they charge you in Euros so if you buy them at the right time you can save like $30.

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Favorite Trail:   All ones in Fort Ord

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $330.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Ergo carbon, spealizied BG comp

Bike Setup:   Light hardtail

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by fabini a Cross Country Rider from miami,fl

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2009

Strengths:    very comfortable

Weaknesses:    under sole wear out in a heartbeat,they don't hold up as well as the price indicates,belt clip had to be replaced,

Bottom Line:   
if money is not an issue go ahead and spend the bucks-otherwise they're the priciest most famous brand in the world but not necessarily the best,had to replace the under sole and the belt buckles,the shoes look like I've had them for 3 yrs.screws loosen up easily.I'm not that impressed with them.

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Favorite Trail:   oleta park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   city bikes

Similar Products Used:   specialized

Bike Setup:   09' scott spark ltd

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Graham Mitchell a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

Strengths:    Comfortable, superb straps and buckles, replacable soles and stiffness. Oh, and they're well ventilated too.

Weaknesses:    Small lugs on soles MAY wear quicker...

Bottom Line:   
Comeon people! If you're buying shoes with relatively small grips on the soles, they're going to wear out quicker! What do you want? STEEL soles???
I bought these shoes as they were the only brand that near perfectly suited my feet. I tried Shimano, Specialized and North Wave; they all felt WRONG. SIDI? Like slippers! It doesn't take a three year-old to tell you the soles'll wear out quicker but you want light? I've just ordered a replacement set KNOWING that I'll need to replace bits sooner or later but THAT'S THE POINT, RIGHT?
I cannot quantify the amount of energy these highly functional puppies save me but it feels like a lot. Oh, and they're blingy as hell in black!
PS For the intellectually challenged; get out a SCREWDRIVER and perodically CHECK the screws on the soles...

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Favorite Trail:   Rideable ones...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   TBE

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   Uber 575

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ironkooch a Cross Country Rider from Stuttgart Germay

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff and comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Soles wear out quickly, screws that hold the soles on fall out, pad inside tongue is not affixed well (falling off), the little dial that tightens the mono strap fell off, the stupid little plastic heel things pop off when I put the shoes on...

Bottom Line:   
I thought I was purchasing the best shoes ever, assuming that you get what you pay for, pretty sure I got ripped. I got these because I was going to the TransAlp and wanted a good quality shoe. By the time I finished the TransAlp they were nearly worn out. Don't get me wrong these are nice shoes that perform well but I think there are better values out there. I assumed that for $400+ these things would hold up well, they have not. I just purchased new soles after using for just 6 months. These are probably some of the best cross country racing shoes (very stiff) available but when I need new ones I will probably look elsewhere.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Competative Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, SIDI Dominators, Answer, Northwave...

Bike Setup:   Cannondale 29er-One with Stans Arch 29er wheels, Crows, FSA Cranks/seatpost/bars, eggbeaters, Sram XO/X9 mix.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by kokopellimtbxcrdr a Cross Country Rider from Corvallis, OR

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    Sidi half sizes really allow a dialed in fit. Lightweight, stiff, and can be pulled snug very well.

Weaknesses:    Replaceable soles are nice, but they wear down much much faster than the dominator soles... I've been riding them for less than 4 months and I need new soles. It's 70-80 bucks to get new ones. If you keep your feet on the pedals and rarely hike, you'll be fine. If not, stay away from these. You won't save any money replacing these soles.

Bottom Line:   
Good if you clean everything you ride. If you plant your feet or run with the bike much, steer clear.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   sidi dominator, pearl izumi, specalized shoes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by seba w a Racer from krakow

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2008

Strengths:    Beautiful,very comfortable and super stiff sole !

Weaknesses:    I have white/white so tey are a bit too white for dirty welsh singletracks :-)

Bottom Line:   
They are great !

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Favorite Trail:   dragon back

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   Shimano sh-m221

Bike Setup:   Trek 9.8 full xtr 2008/reba world cup mavics crossmax sl

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