Why We Like The RC1 Cycling Shoe
Shimano’s entry-level RC1 Cycling Shoe hits the sweet spot between spin-class readiness and budget-minded touring. With an eye on simplicity and comfort, the three offset hook-and-loop straps close down to provide a secure and performance-focused fit while keeping a refined and aerodynamic profile. The moderate stiffness of the fiberglass reinforced nylon sole, combined with opening the straps after your interval session, provides a pleasant walking experience compared to highly stiff carbon-soled shoes on the market. The perforated synthetic upper breathes and cleans easily after early spring rides on semi-damp roadways. The RC1 is equipped to pair with 3-bolt cleat systems making it ideal for road-specific cycling or your at-home trainer.
- Performance-minded entry-level road cycling shoe
- Fiberglass reinforced nylon sole balances stiffness and walking comfort
- Strap closures for ease of use and clean silhouette
- Breathable upper vents well in and out of spin class
- Surround wrapping structure provides a secure fit
- Item #SHIU1BD
- Upper Material
- synthetic leather, mesh
- hook-and-loop straps
- reinforced nylon
- Cleat Compatibility
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 44] 9.2oz (262g)
- road cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
1.5 based on 2 ratings
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November 11, 2022
- I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought:
- 5' 10"
I've worn size 45 for years in different brands and styles of shoes. Even off-brand Chinese shoes. I ordered size 45 and they were almost 1/2 inch shorter than my present pair. My toes were touching the end of the shoe, and they were slightly narrower as well. Competetive Cyclist should have a disclaimer on the description of these shoes warning that they run small. I ordered Size 46 as a replacement, I hope they are big enough. On the plus side, these shoes seem to be well-made with a stiff sole, and they are lightweight.
June 14, 2021
Fit is way smaller than stated
- Size Bought:
Every other shoe that I've ordered is at least two sizes bigger than these shoes
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April 9, 2021
do these come with cleats, or do we have to buy them separately?
December 13, 2020