What’s new on the bike market?
Gear Break: Fizik Tempo Decos Carbon Iridescent shoes, Tifosi Vogel SL glasses, Zwift launches Scotland: Your racing playground, State Bicycle Co. announces first-ever carbon frame: The undefeated carbon disc road frameset, Lotto Dstny will be packing its bags with PRO’s world-class accessories and Lezyne introducing the Pro tubeless kit. Chuck Peña PEZ sez: The pro peloton and your average weekend group ride is a sea of white shoes with carbon fiber soles and BOA dials. Definitely classy looking, but sometimes you want to make a statement/stand out from the crowd. If that’s your cup of tea, then the Fizik Tempo Decos Carbon Iridescent shoes are the ‘droids you’re looking for.
I’ll have a more full review at a later date, so consider this a PEZ sneak peek for now. Design-wise, the Tempo Decos Carbon Iridescent is what Fizik calls “minimalist.” Almost all “pro” road shoes have two BOA (or some other type) dials for fit adjustment — one across the instep and the other for the forefoot. The Tempo Decos Carbon Iridescent makes do with a single BOA Li2 dial. This isn’t too unlike my older Fizik R3 Uomo shoes that have a single BOA dial and a velcro strap for forefoot adjustment. In my experience, Fizik has a single dial shoe dialed in (pun intended) to provide a firm yet comfortable fit.
Speaking of fit, expect the Fizik toebox to be a little bit on the narrower/tighter side. My average width size 9 US […]
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