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    Thoughts on Diadora?

    Just wanted to get some opinions on Diadora's MTB shoes, more specifically the
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    and Xcountry Comp


    ..Is the fit similar to a shimano? I'm a 44 in Shimano but a 43 in Specialized or Pearl, just about anything else. Anyone wear these?

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    It does not fit like shimano. It fits more like Sidi. I like shimano and just not a big fan, but my brother has 2 pairs of Diadora and 2 Sidi.

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    The fit is like a Sidi. I had a pair of Diadora 10 years ago or so and really liked them.

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    Good shoes, last forever.

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    Picked up some cheap diadora Xtrails from CRC recently - seem like pretty darn good shoes for the money. Fit is a little smaller than Shimano and I would say it's slightly narrower/lower volume... but I would say but not as low volume as SIDI - somewhere in between.

    I like them.

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    I have a pair of Diadora road shoes that use the exact same upper as the Escape mountain shoe and love them, I am actually going to be ordering a pair of the X Trail Evo mountain shoes soon

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202362
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    Chilly

    The first pair of shoes I owned were a pair of diadora chiles. They lasted almost 7 hard years, they were GREAT shoes. Now I have no idea with all the outsourcing going on. I would hope they are still the same great shoes.
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    I can't find anyone locally that sells these to try a pair on, I thought performance bicycle carried them but the one here does not, any suggestions to what size would best fit me based on my description in the first post? I see that Diadora has half sizes, i'm almost debating going to a 43.5

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    going on 6 years with my Diadora Gekos

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    just ordered a pair of Escapes for $34.99! I'll post the link in the where are the deals thread as well, FYI they have some other cheap prices on shoes, sizes are limited though!

    http://sicklerbikes.com/product-list...12/shoes-1214/

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    Been using a pair for about 3 years now. No complaints here.
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    I picked up a set of the X-Trail evo diadoras at nashbar last fall. I've only used them on a dozen or so rides so far but they are really comfortable and well constructed. They run true to size and have a nice roomy toe box. Based on the reviews on this site I was worried about the cleats pulling out the sole of the shoe but it hasn't happened yet. The only complaint I have is that I have to crank the ratchet down to the very last notch on the strap to get them tight enough. If the strap stretches at all they will be too loose.

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