Replaced the buckle and strap on my mid-2000's vintage Sidi Genius's. Good for another 10 years I suspect...
I like the action of this buckle much better than the old one, and the red color adds a nice touch.
These buckles were an easy and cost effective replacement for the original buckles which were unusable due to a broken spring. Having replaced the heel pads previously, my Sidis are good to go.
This is 2nd pair of 2 buckle replacements. Seem to easily break through use or if encounter impact. One time lever breaks off. Just cosmetic. Another time spring breaks. Another time another part breaks rendering buckle useless.
Once I did receive the product it was an exact replacement for my Sidi Genius 5 buckle that I damaged in a crash. Installed quickly and easily and is working perfectly. Four stars only because of delayed delivery due to shipping address being entered wrong twice.
I have a pair of 10 year-old Sidi cycling shoes that I stopped wearing a few years ago due to a busted buckle. They still had a lot of life in them. I was not aware that Sidi made replacement buckles and straps. They fit and work perfectly. I decided to go with Red instead of the standard Black. They match the red in the Sidi logo.
This buckle is an exact replacement on my Genius 5 Pro Carbons, after one of my old buckle springs broke. I replaced both buckles and straps in less than 5 minutes, and feel like a master cobbler. These replacements are one reason I chose Sidi in the first place.
I've been using Sidi shoes for over 20 years and never had a failure. I hooked the buckel on a fence post while mtn biking and broke it. Very easy to replace, reasonable price and great ease of adjustment.
These replaced my original buckles on my Sidi shoes. They fit perfectly and work excellently with the new straps I installed at the same time. The adjustment ability of the buckle is better than the original and I like the release mechanism better. I believe you need to replace the straps with the updated design to work with these buckles. I think I just extended the life of these shoes another 5 years at least. Great price, great service and shipping.
These buckles last for a few years of frequent use, then when they start to fail, they are inexpensively and easily replaced to rejuvenate my expensive Sidi shoes. This is how things should be. Kudos to Sidi.
Love my Sidi Genius II shoes but a plastic piece of the buckle broke and wouldn't tighten. These replacement buckles fit exactly like originals and my shoes are functional again!
Sidi shoes are not cheap but they do last since you are able to get replacement parts fairly easily. I replace heels occasionally, but this is the first time I needed to replace my buckle. Exact match to original and easy to install. The little screws that come with it have the BLUE Loctite on them to ensure a secure installation.
I bought the Sidi Caliper Buckles to replace the broken ones on my shoes. They fit just right and they work great. I would recommend to anybody with old broken buckles. The price of buckles was also great, Bike Tire Direct had the best and cheapest price for the buckles.
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.