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My 2009 SIDI Dominator 5s are great trail shoes. My only complaint was the buckle, which easily catches weeds and clogs-up the release mechanism badly. Sometimes so bad I'm stuck inside my shoes! The original buckle was designed poorly and simply not efficient. The plastic release wings always required two fingers to adjust tension and release. With the new Caliper Buckle....everything works with a one-finger touch now.
When upgrading to the Caliper Buckle - there is really no need to buy pricey, matching straps, as the sturdier original Spider strap is fully compatible with the newer buckle...granted you perform one small modification razor-off the two tiny plastic tabs at the strap entry point. Once the tabs are off, the old strap slides straight into the new buckle, as it's the same identical width.
These fit my old Sidi Genius 3s but I needed to get a new strap too because the older one is too wide. I priced the buckle and strap at my local bike store and they were more than double the price. We need local bike stores to succeed but 2.5x the price is a little too big a gap.
Used Sidi products for years however decided to go with a different shoe (Shimano, Giro) in white. Well this particular caliper buckle was the perfect cosmetic replacement for the stock buckle. Besides adding a nice visual touch to my new shoes the buckle performs as designed.
I bought my sidi shoes around fifteen years ago and they are the best and most durable bike item Ive ever purchased. I wasnt upset when the springs in both buckled broke, they still worked, the lever just flopped around when I rode. I finally broke down and got the new buckles and the compatible straps. They work a little differently from the old ones but they work great and have given my shoes many more years of life.
easy to install replace but did need the new strap for my shoe, the customer service advised I should order the strap, which I did but the product description said I didn't need to, so I saved on shipping with the advise of customer service. Also arrive quickly with the cheapest shipping option, so didn't lose any time on my bike
put the new caliper buckle on my fairly old Sidi cycling shoes. My strap had broken and almost tossed them but looked up replacement parts which Bike tires Direct had available. I had them in just a couple of days and back on my bike riding. The caliper buckles work great, no problems installing them and they hold my foot in place perfectly..
My shoes had older style buckles but this newer replacement works great and is easy to change. Actually fits a bit tighter than the old style. I love my shoes so this easy fix is a really appreciated so I can continue to use my shoes and avoid the high cost of new shoes.
I was able to install the buckles on my shoes in just a couple of minutes. All of the necessary parts for installation were included, except for the required tools which I already had. The buckles work well and I am satisfied with the outcome.
I bought these to replace the buckles on my Genius 5's (the springs on the old buckles just stopped working-both left and right simultaneously). I tried inserting the strap into the new buckle, but the strap was too big (I didn't read the part about the old strap not fitting with the new buckle). The problem was these two little plastic tabs that were preventing the strap from entering the buckle. So I cut these little tabs off and now the strap fits fine. It's not a perfect fit because once the strap is secure in the buckle, the red part is raised a bit, which tells me the newer strap is probably thinner and less wide...? This does not bother me, though, because they are functioning properly.