Sidi Technology



Carbon Lite Sole®

The Carbon Lite Sole® is engineered for optimal power transfer while protecting foot health with biomechanically correct fit. It is specifically engineered for high-performance, high-mileage cyclists, with tremendous stiffness for maximum power transfer and some controlled flex in the toe area that biomechanically relieves stress on the plantar tendon and helps promote circulation.

Like all of SIDI’s hand-lay-up carbon soles, the Vent Carbon Sole® is constructed from T700 carbon fiber in an Italian contract facility that specializes in carbon fiber fabrication, and includes speed merchants Ferrari and Ducati on its client list.

The Carbon Lite Sole® is incredibly stiff, deflecting only 1.5 mm in SIDI’s rigidity test, in which a 50 kg (110 lb) weight is suspended from one end of the sole. An anti-slip toe insert and replaceable polyurethane heel pad are incorporated into the Carbon Lite Sole®, for walkability.

The Carbon Lite Sole® features a standard 3-hole drilling pattern, printed 10 mm lateral and fore/aft cleat alignment scale as well as the Look Memory Eyelet® for easy cleat alignment and replacement.