Once I did receive the product it was an exact replacement for my Sidi Genius 5 buckle that I damaged in a crash. Installed quickly and easily and is working perfectly. Four stars only because of delayed delivery due to shipping address being entered wrong twice.
Please note this is the current (as of 2018) Sidi replacement buckle, I did not have to swap the strap on my 2014 shoes, but I have some 2003s for which the standard is different. Swapped out for a useless sproinged buckle in two minutes. Way cheaper than new shoes.
Two big crashes this year and two wasted buckles. Thankfully the buckles are not only easy to replace but also reasonably priced. My straps were getting a bit beat up so I replaced them as well and everything felt like new.
I laid my bike down on a slick mossy section of Portland road (luckily my left side so I didn't wreck the drivetrain). My forearm, thigh, and Sidi buckle took the impact. The buckle broke but luckily stayed rachetted down (thanks Sidi!). Instead of having to toss a perfectly great pair of shoes I simply replaced the buckle. Works as new!
I love these shoes, but both buckles were broken and I wasn't excited about paying $239 for a new pair. Replacing the buckles is a much more cost-effective way to get back in business. I originally purchased the shoes used so I'm not sure how old the shoes are, but they're at least 6 years old - so I was concerned these new buckles might not fit. I was pleased to find that they fit my old shoes perfectly. Installation was as easy as can be, just one phillips head screw to tighten per buckle. I purchased matching replacement straps just to be sure they would be compatible with the new buckles, but the old ones would have worked fine.