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Sweet new Sidis for Bahrain Merida

Special edition graphics look very, very cool

The newly formed Bahrain Merida pro team will be racing this season in these Sidi Shot shoes.

We wouldn’t normally run a story telling you this kind of thing but these shoes do look very neat. 

Team Sky’s three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome first revealed Sidi Shots last summer. 

The Bahrain Merida special edition graphics are mainly red and white, representing the Bahrain national flag. The blue is intended to represent that Bahrain is location between two seas, and the gold finishes “recall the culture and tradition of the Bahrain Kingdom’s royal household”.

We just think they look super-cool! We don’t know if this colour scheme will be available to the public at any point, but we’ll find out.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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