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David Arthur

David has been a tech editor on road.cc since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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Rachael Gurney's picture
2 months 1 week ago

Prosper0 wrote:

Would be nice to read the comparisons between this and the cheaper x5, it's what we all will need to do. In fact comparisons against any winter boot would be good!

 

 

Reply above - sorry I didn't hit 'Reply' in the first instance!

Rachael Gurney's picture
2 months 1 week ago

Hey, 
Rach here and here's the X5 review - https://off.road.cc/content/review/shoes/fizik-artica-x5-spd-waterproof-mountain-bike-shoe-review-3354
Although we did have two different testers for these products (Dave and I) we usually have similar views on stuff and have both used plenty of MTB/gravel/road gear in our respective times in the industry so I hope you can gain something from reading both.
From reading Dave's review of these new shoes, it's my guess that the X5's are stiffer, more performance orientated shoe, especially that they are so similar to the road going version.
 

2 months 1 week ago

The trick for getting neoprene sleeved cycling shoes on is a shoe horn.  The neoprene will stretch and become less effective and will eventually tear if you don't - it's not a durable as it first seems.  I have some NW road shoes (with vents - inexplicably) - and I find that using Assos rain booties helps rain ingress massively.  I love my shoes, by the way, and get 4-5 months more or less daily use out of them every year.  The Fiz:k's look great, but are a narrow fit from previous attempts to get them on.  

2 months 1 week ago

The trick for getting neoprene sleeved cycling shoes on is a shoe horn.  The neoprene will stretch and become less effective and will eventually tear if you don't - it's not a durable as it first seems.  I have some NW road shoes (with vents - inexplicably) - and I find that using Assos rain booties helps rain ingress massively.  I love my shoes, by the way, and get 4-5 months more or less daily use out of them every year.  The Fiz:k's look great, but are a narrow fit from previous attempts to get them on.  

2 months 1 week ago

Would be nice to read the comparisons between this and the cheaper x5, it's what we all will need to do. In fact comparisons against any winter boot would be good!

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