I ride with Gaerne G Chrono witch is practically the older G Stilo. These are best shoes I ever had (after DMT, Sidi and Vittoria). Handmade in Italy (yes, it matters), light, superstiff sole, top heel support, trusty BOA closure and great looks.
S-works are not that well made IMHO and the heel design is almost... non-existent. Certainly not as durable as the Gaerne either. Too expensive for what you get IMHO.
I will definetly give them a chance and try them a bit more detailed.
In meanwhile i measured my S-Works gen 5 in 43 size, and with cleats they weight 269 gm (cleats + hardware is 66 gm), so this put them 203 gm per shoe (very light). Claimed weight for G.Stilo is 275 gm per shoe, so big weight difference. I'll try to mesure them as well to know exact difference.
How imortant is weight savings on shoe? If we pay a lot of money to save 150 gm on frame or other parts, i guess here counts as well? Or it's not the same weight importancy as other components?
Another thing which also prefer on S-Works, they feel a bit stiffer (i guess better for transfering the power).
Anyway, as i said.. I'll try to analyze them more detailed in personal next working day and to give them a chance
And @KGT do u have idea what is length difference in cm between 43 (which is 27 cm), and 43 1/2 (no printed cm size on this). On 44 is 27.5 cm. I e-mailed Gaerne about this, but it will be nice if someone asnwer me this if someone know...