Sidi Tiger 2 XC Shoes get a new coat and better fit, with a price fit for a king

Sidi’s top of the line XC shoe is back with a sequel. The new Tiger 2 is a brand new option for Sidi, which improves on the original without raising the price. Which is good, because the price of the original Tigers was $550.

Sidi Tiger 2 XC Shoes

What does a half grand get you in a pair of XC race shoes? For starters, there is a new microfiber TechPro and Mesh upper with an antibacterial and hydro treatment to reduce water absorption.

This gives the shoes an entirely new look that is more subdued than many past Sidi models. 
Sidi Tiger 2 XC ShoesThe MTB SRS carbon outsole is completely made from carbon fiber with replaceable tread blocks on the toe, heel, and cleat plate. That’s part of what you pay for with Sidis – with replaceable parts, the things will probably outlast your bike (at least that’s been my experience with Sidis previously).

New to the shoes is a Double Tecno-3 Push Flex rotor which “completely eliminates the pressure zone on the instep and significantly improves the closure feeling. This system requires a smaller support surface on the tongue of the shoe and is equipped with a central flexing system capable of adapting to the different needs of rider’s feet. Like it’s predecessors, it guarantees micrometric regulation, closing speed / tension release, and is replaceable.”

Add in the new integrated heel for better support and stability while pedaling, and you should have a Tiger with a better fit. Sold in Sage or Black and in sizes 42-46 with .5 size increments, the Tiger 2 still demands a king’s ransom at $579.99 for the pair. In the U.S., Ciclista America expects the shoes to begin shipping around November.

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Miclaroc
Miclaroc
1 year ago

My issue with Sidi “replaceability “ has been that the screws wear down incredibly fast with just normal wear so they are flatter and stripped and you cannot I screw them to refit new sole grips when the time comes, cross spikes etc so the bottoms just wear out super fast and then are useless and a perfectly good incredibly expensive mtb shoe (and road) is slippery carbon tap dancing shoes .

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1 year ago
Reply to  Miclaroc

Been riding Sidi SRS shoes for 21 years and in all that time I’ve had to drill out a whopping 2 screws where the heads sheared off. A screw extractor bit costs $8. What’s the hang up?

Tom
Tom
1 year ago
Reply to  Miclaroc

so drill the screws out and replace the hardware – none of the screws are out of the ordinary. Will take 15 minutes to do both shoes.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
1 year ago
Reply to  Miclaroc

I’d recommend buying a grabit extractor set of bits and using a drill to remove. Every mtb/CX shoe has this issue unfortunately.

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Sidi luver but techno dials are over designed when compared to Boas
1 year ago
Reply to  Miclaroc

I currently have three pairs of Sidis. For my Drakos is that the female screw hole piece for the toe that is embedded inside the sole, loosens over time. When I’m replacing the toe piece, the female screw hole piece just spins inside the sole. After replacing the cleats twice, I’ve put in some watery Krazy glue in the recess where the hole piece is which helps a bit. So probably time to chuck it, although the uppers seem fine (one of three shoes I rotate).

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

respect Sidi’s quality and durability. But can’t see subjecting $550 shoes to the nasty roots and rocks of the NE. My Shimanos are only about 5 months old and I’ve already torn off part of the sole on a big rock strike.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

This is where Sid is so different from Shimano. Sidi hold up like no other shoes. All of mine take a beating and they never fail. Do not separate from the upper to the sole. Nd the fit is amazing. You get what you pay for and yes they cost a lot more but they last and if you ride a lot don’t you want your feet to be happy. A great fitting saddle and a great fitting pair of shoes make the rides all that much better.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave

Meh. My Northwave shoes do the same and they’re not ultra narrow and crazy expensive. It still is a crappy thing about expensive mtb shoes. My black S-Works 6s look incredibly good after 30,000 miles, no way on earth you’re going to have a mtb shoe look remotely as good as road shoes after a few rides scuffing $550 stuff sucks.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom

I’m as thrifty and value-conscious as it gets, but when it comes to cycling shoes, it’s Sidi all the way. On my 3rd pair. Luv ’em.

Jeff
Jeff
1 year ago

in cycling you almost never get what you pay for. the industry as a whole is all hype and jazz and all of that costs money. that money comes from overpriced items like these shoes. i am sure they are nice but there is no way that they are “worth” $550. these are simply a good shoe with a price tag that instantly lets people know you have money. like envy and rapha, there are other option that make more sense from a value proposition. those options dont have the same flash as others.

srobik
srobik
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff

That’s a pretty uninformed comment. I’ve had a few Sidis and a few Fizik, Giro, and some other shoes. Even my 2010 Dragon 4’s are way more comfortable than today’s Fizik Terra X5’s. And you’d think that in those 11 years the tech has moved forward enough to offset the fact that they are different tier shoes (like today’s SLX is way better than 2010 XTR groupset). And add to this the fact that I’m still replacing soles & clips on these and they work like new, whereas my Terra X5s are at the end of life — can’t refresh them… You pay a lot for Sidis, but fit, comfort, effectiveness, longevity & sustainability of the shoe are unparalleled. The question is just whether you want new mediocre shoes every year or you’re happy with the same top notch shoes for a decade.

James Roberts
James Roberts
1 year ago

All shoes look the same once you’ve gone through a few muddy puddles, it’s how they feel after a days riding that matters. Sidi aren’t the only shoes that fit well and last…they might be the most expensive though.

Nuno Pinto
1 year ago

I hve been buying SIDI since I started riding..right now, I have 4 pair of SIDI, MTB and road..while the road shoe is incredible, I can’t say the same of the MTB, the last 2 pairs of MTB SIDI shoes have a very soft rubber tread sole blocks…last year I used them to race the Crocodile Trophy and the rubber sole blocks were completly destroyed in 8 days… I believe that the sole of the non-replacable models is harder…but the replacable blocks are good to walk on the sand…

John
1 year ago

Sidi makes a great cycling shoe that last a long time. I love mine. Pro tip is to upgrade to the memory foam insole.

Guy Luria
Guy Luria
1 year ago

Sidi are incredibly comfortable shoes, we are using in my riding family few models.
pricing is a painful issue.
for the pricing i would expect to get longer lasting sole grips and better design for the screws and nuts to replace the grips easily. i feel Sidi have to realize riders are using shoes few seasons and buy it because of its maintenance possibilities.
It will not do any harm to add in the box mud spikes – we are paying enough the have it with the shoes.

srobik
srobik
1 year ago

You can lightly screw in the male part so it catches thread. Then use something (like a flat screwdriver) to lift up the plastic replaceable toe piece all the way up so the female part gets pressed against the shoe bottom. Then while keeping it in this position, keep tightening the male part. It should be enough friction on the female end to keep it in place until the gap where the screwdriver sits disappears. Then the friction is plenty to tighten properly. I did this 3+ times on my dragon 4’s. It’s an issue, but no need to throw the shoes! 🙂