Test: Shimano has for road cyclists with the R320 an absolute top shoe in the range, which drivers like John Degenkolb and Marcel Kittel also use. However, if the price of just under 390 euros is too expensive for you, the Japanese have it for you R260 up your sleeve.
The Shimano R260 is significantly cheaper at a price of 299 euros, but takes over the most important details from its brand brother. I was able to find out how it performs in daily use as well as in everyday professional life.
equipment and practice
The shape of the shoe is sleek on the outside. The carbon sole is thinner than the R320, therefore also lighter and still stable and stiff. The connection in the joint between the sole and the upper part of the shoe is well rounded. The upper is made from durable but supple faux leather to fit.
The shoe closure with two Velcro straps and a ratchet closure is fully adapted to the foot in connection with the upper leather. No punctiform pressure points are noticeable. The foot sits firmly and securely in the ball and instep area as well as in the heel area. Even with extreme loads on the mountain, but also with high cadence, the foot is firmly embedded and firmly connected to the pedal.
The ventilation of the shoe is good enough. The base plate fastening is simple and statically safe. With the insole made for me, the feeling of the foot in the shoe is even better.
The Shimano R260 has worked very well for me in daily use. The fit is the des R320 in nothing after. The sole is a bit thinner, but still stiff. The R260 is a shoe for ambitious drivers.
- good fit
- thin but stiff sole
- good fit, even under load
price and web
- 299,95 Euros