The Nexus Of Comfort & Performance
With the Tempo Decos Carbon Road Shoe, fizik set out to create a performance road shoe for riders outside of the demands of the pro peloton. Instead, the new Decos epitomizes fizik's famed minimalist design at its finest. For these shoes fizik took a disciplined approach toward simplicity to deliver the pure road riding experience you expect from fizik, from epic, big-mountain rides to gran fondos and beyond.
The sleek uppers utilize a resilient polyurethane laminated material combined over a comfortable mesh, resulting in reduced yield and providing long lasting foot support where it's needed most. The fit is practical and quickly fine-tuned with a single bi-directional Li2 BOA dial.
At the base, the R2 outsole's engineered carbon fiber layup saves weight and delivers increased stiffness, with a stiffness index rating of 10, making this outsole the most responsive in the fizik range. A wide vent inlet and deep internal channeling provide cooling airflow, aiding in temperature regulation. The cleat positioning is set slightly further back compared to traditional settings to optimize pedaling efficiency and reduce knee compression—especially well-suited for very aggressive, forward aero positions.
- PU laminate over mesh upper
- Li2 BOA Fit System
- R2 outsole – full carbon unidirectional, stiffness index 10
- Outsole stiffness index 5
- Available in a variety of colorways
- Sizing: 42-47 (including half-sizes in select colors)
- Weight: 228g
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Cleats may have been mounted leaving minor marks on the soles. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
Cleat Compatibility: 3 Hole (Road)
Aubergine - 45
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C3610-450
Aubergine - 46
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C3610-460
Black/Black - 42
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-420
Black/Black - 43
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-430
Black/Black - 43.5
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-435
Black/Black - 44
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-440
Black/Black - 44.5
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-445
Black/Black - 45
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-450
Black/Black - 45.5
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-455
Black/Black - 46
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-460
Black/Black - 47
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C1010-470
Iridescent Blue - 45
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C9910-450
Iridescent Blue - 46
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C9910-460
Iridescent Blue - 47
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C9910-470
White/White - 46
Mfg PartNum: TPR2BMR1C2020-460
I'm writing this mainly to address sizing, since that was my biggest apprehension when I ordered. It's nice that Fizik uses true sizing. In my case, I wear size 11 for Nike and Asics. I measured my feet accurately (using two books that slid parallel to each other; this is more accurate than tracing around your foot) with cycling socks on, at 281mm. Using the Fizik guide, I rounded up to the next size, 44. When I first put them on (standing on carpet, not clipped in), they felt too small (top of toe contacted the roof of the shoe), but when I clipped in, they fit perfectly.
Regarding the shoe itself, they are nice and light and stiff, with good power transfer. The BOA snugs the foot nice and even. They are a tad narrower than the Bontragers these are replacing, and one foot feels that after 20 miles or so, so I usually just loosen them a little. It's nice that the BOA works both ways. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.
I have used SIDI shoes for several years but started buying FIZIK in between SIDI purchases. So far I have had really good results from FIZIK and this pair has been as good as my earlier two pairs. They seem to be a bit more comfortable than my SIDI's and have less hot spots when using them with the Speedplay pedals. Water drainage is fine when riding in Florida downpours. The value is really good, and so far after around 500 miles they are working great.
I waited to put 165 miles on these to break them in before offering my two cents. I really appreciate the narrow footbed and the stiffness of this shoe. The Li2 BOA dials are a breeze to operate and easy to adjust during a ride. The inside heel-portion has an interesting anti-slip design that helps to secure the back of the foot inside the shoe. On the sole there is a port to allow ventilation at the front of the shoe. I am really happy with these shoes, and I can be very hard to please. They have been easy to clean after each ride: I use bleach-free Clorox Scentiva wipes which are stated to be safe for vinyl surfaces, and the wipes keep my white shoes looking great.
BTD offered these shoes on sale at the perfect time when I needed a new pair. I've been loyal to Fizik over the last few years because of their comfort, simplicity, style and durability.
My last pair were the R3 which served me well over the last few years. I need to repair the metal insert cleat and then they'll be operational again for when the roads are wet and grimy.
The Tempos are similar in style but offer one less BOA dial (I haven't noticed any difference), the soles are definitely stiff for power transfer and I bought the white shoes (I promise to keep them clean!) which are quite snappy looking. They are definitely comfortable right out of the box. I wear 10.5 regular shoes but ordered the 44.5 (11) to allow some toe movement and swelling for the extra long endurance rides. They fit perfectly. Additionally, the heel pads do not have exposed screws where rust and dirt find their way in. I'm not sure the Tempos heels are replaceable if worn, but in the new phase I'm not really worried.
I would have ordered a second pair (Iridescent Blue), but BTD did not have my size. I did not want to take a chance at the next size down which was available.
Pound for pound....dollar for dollar, I think these are the best shoes on the market in my humble opinion.
I bought these a couple weeks ago to replace some Giro Empire lace ups. The Tempo Decos is billed as a 2nd tier road shoe, maybe due to the single boa dial. It has a great stiff sole and the single boa tightens things nicely. I have a few hundred miles in them and they needed very little break in (just the tongue was a little stiff, took 1 ride). If you like your cleats farther back like I do, this is more adjustable than most other shoes with a moveable cleat base. Nice and light, very comfortable and they have a bit of sole ventilation also. I am a 44 in sidi and giro, followed the chart and fit a 43 in Fizik. Highly recommend.
Can't give a full in depth review because they will be a Christmas present. I have been searching for a pair of white cycling shoes for a while. Tried a few and these seem to be what I've been wanting. I tried them on for a few minutes and felt great and just the look I have been wanting.
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