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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:51 pm 
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I've put in quite a few rides on my empires now, with around five or so being 200+ km. This Saturday I decided to do a slightly longer ride here in the height of summer. Temps were around 35-36c in the shade and the humidity was just awful. Plenty of climbing (6500m of ascent). The empires performed really well. My feet got hot but no hotter than in my old shimanos. I didn't need to touch the laces once during the whole ride. The only complaint I have is that my bright pink laces got dirty. I ended up with 357km, no hot spots and a big smile on my face. Definite thumbs up for the empires so far.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:45 pm 
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Has anyone of you been caught in a rain with those shoes? How quick do they dry /compared to other shoes you own?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:20 pm 
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I've been caught in the rain a few times, and yes, they do get wet, and they do stay wet. At least for a few hours.
Thankfully I have two pairs of the Empire so not a major issue for me, but others might feel this is not good.
Warning with the white Empires and small frames, they can scuff at the toe if you hit the wheel on a turn and push off.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:31 am 
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Where are people buying coloured laces for these? Id like a set in all black if I can get a few pairs of laces to change them up.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:56 am 
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The great thing about laces is there's nothing special about them. Just search eBay/Amazon for colored athletic laces and pick whatever you like. Make sure you get the corrrect length. The standard length that comes with the Empires could probably be shortened 3-6 inches. You'll want to have enough slack left to tuck into the elastic band though.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Love the Vintage look of these shoes, what other brands might have the same look ?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:22 am 
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Bontrager have the Classique, looks about the same (imho). I have no experience with either these or the Giros. I do however like the look of the sleek shoe with nothing "sticking" out.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:30 pm 
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Does anyone know anywhere in Sydney or Newcastle who stock anything other than the white/black colouring of these?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:21 am 
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I think we get limited options in oz, not sure what other colours are available locally - if any.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Do the new SLX fit the same as the old empires? Any major differences?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:53 am 
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IIRC I saw somewhere there was a slight fit difference, although I wouldn't know why. Maybe its to do with the uppers being different on the SLX.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:42 am 
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They are very similar but very slightly different.

I bought a pair and laced them the same as my 1st pair. On the first few rides I was disappointed as my feet weren't as happy in them as they were my original pair. At first I thought they maybe needed broken in a bit, but after a few weeks they weren't getting any better. I then relaced them using a more traditional lacing pattern and made sure they weren't as tight as they were before. After doing that they're much better and now feel the same as my original pair.

I can only put it down to the new upper being a little more supple and I had them too tight to begin with.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:39 am 
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kman wrote:
I think we get limited options in oz, not sure what other colours are available locally - if any.


I have seen orange SLX's at Avanti Plus, Collingwood, Melbourne.

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