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David G.

David G.

David G.

David G.wrote a review of on September 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am 66 year old, 5'5", 138 pounds and riding high end road bikes for 40+ years. Preference is more for climbing. I am not a Clydesdale. I needed new road shoes. I usually wear a size 42 road shoe, 42 running shoe or size 9 in Nike and Mizuno. Dress shoes are usually size 8.5 and often narrow. My instep is low and high arches. I opted for Fizik R1 Infinito because of:
1) narrow last
2) Boa closure system
I have used these for about 8 rides from 20-45 miles each. Overall the impressions are these are a very good riding shoe. More specifically for fit and feel:
*very light weight (plenty of web sites to discuss weight weeny stuff)
*Boa system works very well: figure 8 front Boa closure creates glove like fit and no pressure points
*Top Boa is equally comfortable
*High quality upper and carbon fiber sole
*Extremely stiff sole but comfortable because of "glove like" upper
*I selected a 41.5 size and this is perfect; a 42 would have been too large
*Toe box height is more than adequate
The Ride:
*Similar to light weight wheels, light shoes assist with quick "spin up" and acceleration; R1 Infinito are great
*Smoothness of the pedal stroke is very noticeable; likely because of the glove fit without any pressure points, combined with stiff sole
*Since climbing is my preference, I am pleased to report these are excellent climbing shoes
*Energy transfer is extremely efficient
Side notes:
The factory insole is nice quality but did not work for my high arch and low instep. I replaced with Superfeet Green insole (as with all my athletic shoes). The combination of the Boa system, the upper shoe design and the Superfeet create a long distance comfort with high performance paybacks.

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David G.

David G.wrote a review of on March 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this as a replacement for my prior vest of 3 years ago. It got damaged by my mistake. I saw this on line and had never seen any Hincapie products before. The quality is 1st rate. I like the fabric and the fit. The small size was true to size for my 5'-5",140# frame. Zippers seem well engineered with the main zip equipped with 2-way function (bottom and top). Zip rear pocket is a nice too. The collar is taller than I expected.....got accustomed to it and now I like it.

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