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    Sidi Genuis 5 Pro vs Genius 5.5 CC

    Can any give me the difference in these shoes? Is the 5 Pro a rebaged 5.5 HT Carbon model? Just curious as there does not seem to be much info about the differences on Sidi's website. I am currently using Addidas shoes, and just got a pair of Ergo 2's (have not used yet), but I am looking for a Sidi backup to the Ergo 2's.

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    Genius 5 = stiff synthetic sole - will eventually soften somewhat after many miles - still very high end
    Genius 5.5 = carbon sole - stiffer, and for a longer time

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    I've had both Genius 5 & Genius 5.5 HT Carbon (current shoe). The 5.5 HT has a noticably stiffer sole especially in the arch area. The HT 5.5 is also a little ligther. The uppers seem be exactly the same between the two

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    The G 5 pro has a considerably stiffer sole then the previous g 5 (36% stiffer says sidi). It now has carbon in the composite sole.

    The G 5.5 has carbon weave and composite. If you're considering the 5.5 it might be worth a few dollars more to get the G 6.6 in the all carbon sole.
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    been lookin about the same yesterday,Probikekit has good prices so far,the 5 at 36% stiffer seems good & a lil cheaper than the 5.5

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    Is there any downside to riding with a stiffer sole, I ride about 4-5 times a week and am wondering if they are not recommended for longer rides and such

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    I'd say the shimano shoes I have are very stiff. They support my feet properly so I have no discomfort.

    Sidi builds a little flex into the toe area to help prevent cramping.
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