Shimano S-Phyre RC9 review

The updated Shimano S-Phyre RC9 shoes are still great despite the relatively minor change, a great shoe to suit many different riders

Shimano S-Phyre RC9
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Brilliant shoes from Shimano and ones that seems to be favourable to many different feet types. If you want some dream shoes that'll fit better, here they are.

Reasons to buy
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    As stiff as they come

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    Big choice of sizes

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    Well made

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    Firm/secure upper

Reasons to avoid
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    You can find performance shoes for less

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It is because the Shimano S-Pyhre RC9’s, the dream shoe of choice, seems to fit a variety of foot shapes it secures a place in Cycling Weekly’s Editor’s Choice two years in a row. Its latest update has only served up better security and breathability.

The Shimano S-Phyre RC9 shoes have been a favourite of many testers on the Cycling Weekly Tech Team. For 2019 they've been updated to be better fitting and more breathable, has it worked?

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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.