Fizik R1 UOMO road shoe review

Fizik R1 UOMO road shoe for the style conscious cyclist with a price tag to boot

A fiddly buckle isn't the most robust we've tested
A fiddly buckle isn't the most robust we've tested
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Fizik’s acclaimed comfort is something we agree with, certainly allowing for all day use, though this is a price paid in weight and bulk. Unlike rivals at this price point, less is more, and in terms of race feel, Fizik with the R1 did feel a little on the heavy and bulky side, something worth considering. If your looking for a lightweight racing thoroughbred the R1 might not be your bag, but for comfortable, stylish top end road shoe you can’t go wrong with the Fizik £299.99 offering.

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Fizik have certainly gone all out to compete in the high-end section of the road market with the Fizik R1 Uomo road shoe, not at least with its £299.99 price tag.

With a stiff T700 carbon sole acting as a solid platform, minimising any wastage in power transfer, topped with Kangaroo leather and sailcloth straps giving us the feeling it might be money well spent, at least.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.