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Sidi Dragon 3 Shoes

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $517.95

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The best riders in the world rely on Sidi Shoes for race day, and mountain bikers are no exception. Nino Schurter wore Sidi Dragons when he won the World Championships in 2009 and the World Cup the following year. The Sidi Dragon 3 Carbon SRS Shoes are the latest evolution of what has been Sidi's no-holds-barred effort at making the perfect MTB shoe. The Dragon 2 was obviously a tough act to follow, but this Dragon 3 offers a few new details that make it even better. Most noticeable is the rubberized toe cap. The front of the shoes are now covered and protected against scuffs. To a certain extent, the toe cap protects you from injury from rocks flipped up from the front wheel. Improvements to the heel also make this one a touch more comfortable. Otherwise, the Sidi Dragon 3 Carbon SRS Shoes have the same favored upper (thanks to a blend of Lorica and mesh), and they employ the same four-pronged retention system to keep your foot in place when you stomp on the pedals.At the back of the shoes, the molded plastic heel cup is reinforced with a Sidi's Heel Security System (HSS) -- a rigid, adjustable plastic band that closes the shoe more securely around the back of your heel to anchor it in place around your Achilles no matter how much power you're pouring into the pedals. You'll get less heel slip, and it's a detail that allows you to cinch down the straps of your shoes less tightly -- giving you more comfort, not just more security. The ratcheting buckle allows you to micro-adjust strap pressure across the top of your foot. It's mated to a Soft Arch Compression Strap that spreads the upward stroke pedaling forces across the top of your foot. A Techno II buckle across the middle of your foot is anchored by a monofilament line and dial that further allows you to control the pressure across the forefoot. The strap system relies on a third component, a Locking Velcro bottom strap. It's reinforced with integrated locking teeth to absolutely, positively resist slippage. No other system so precisely and so gently provides a custom fit.The sole is crafted from high modulus carbon fiber. It has a customized layup to add stiffness where it's needed and some "give" where acceptable. A constant thickness of carbon would be punitively rigid. This sole permits some give (read: no hot spots and easier running) without allowing power-robbing flex. The trademark Sidi SRS fully replaceable sole system is affixed to the outside of the carbon sole, ready for times that dismounting is the only option. The Dragon 3 Shoes can accept toe spikes as well. The Sidi Dragon 3 Carbon SRS Shoes are Black and are available in whole sizes 39-48 and half sizes 39.5 - 46.5. All the small parts (SRS tread plates included) on the Dragon 3 Shoes are fully replaceable. It's nice to know that you can wear your Sidi shoes for a decade's worth of riding. As wear and tear (and accidental damage) happens to your shoes, Sidi will be there to nurse them back to health.

Sidi Dragon 3 Shoes Pro Review

Sidi let us try their 2012 Dragon 3 shoe at their press camp in Monterey and sent us home with it. The shoe has been so good that I’ve done every ride with them including my road rides! As a user of seven year old Dragons and a couple Dominators, I was able to appreciate the familiar Sidi quality and the innovations that have gone into their latest iteration. First, it retails for $449 and comes in either blue/white or black. For me, black is the hands down winner. Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by emilio

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2014

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Very expensive. Not durable. Very bad quality.

Bottom Line:   
Very poor quality shoes. The closures have been broken twice in less than a month. They fit very poorly. The sole has degraded quickly. There are very expensive and still more expensive modular spare parts. I do not recommend them at all.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 426h a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2012

Strengths:    Light, comfortable, stiff (but not too stiff) carbon sole, replacable parts, convenient buckles.

Weaknesses:    Slippery sole.

Bottom Line:   
I cannot recommend these shoes for anything more serious than gravelroads. The carbon sole is just too slippery for any serious terrain. Both on the ground and unclipped on the pedals. I usually take 2-3 pedalstrokes before clipping in, but with these shoes it is hard to do without slipping and hurtin your shin on the pedal.
Great for the spinningbike, tho. :D

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Similar Products Used:   Mavic fury, various shimano shoes.

Bike Setup:   Intense Spider 29.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cdabiker a Cross Country Rider from hayden, idaho, usa

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2012

Strengths:    fit, comfortable and easy to use. excellent quality and build.

Weaknesses:    white and blue color

Bottom Line:   
great shoe if you can live with the price. 3 flammin chilis due to price.

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Favorite Trail:   the one I'm riding

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   specialized s-works, other sidi shoes

Bike Setup:   fast carbon 29er epic 2012

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Flyeti5 a Cross Country Rider from Orlando, FL

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2012

Strengths:    Strong platform, extremely comfortable, very light and surprisingly easy to keep clean.

Weaknesses:    EXPENSIVE

Bottom Line:   
Expensive shoe, but when you see the quality finish and feel the comfort you'll see where the money went. Its the best shoe I've had.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Out Spoken Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Pearl Izumi

Bike Setup:   Yeti ASR 5

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