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.
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 worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, 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 past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.