Sitting in the middle of their tri-specific range, the TR51 is the latest in a long line of successful shoes from Shimano. Notably, Shimano haven’t deviated from their tried and tested carbon outsole.
Although it still offers comparable stiffness, the TR51 isn’t the lowest profile option and makes you feel more detached from the road. Power delivery is, nonetheless, maintained with only minimal energy losses, the most noticeable of which is due to a small degree of heel lift. With so much reliance being placed on the single strap, it’s to be expected.
The strap is wide enough to permit quick lock down without the need for perfect accuracy and, combined with the large heel loop and strap tab, a speedy transition is easy to achieve. But if you’re required to crank it over to obtain a secure fit, this results in slight dorsal foot pain and pressure not as evenly distributed as we’d expect.
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