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Giro's VR70 Knit shoes have a unique construction that offers more comfort, better ventila...

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Not radically changed, almost conservative, the Thunderbolt stays true to its intentions.

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Syncros' carbon fiber Hixon SL IC one-piece stem and handlebar combo is ultra-lig...

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Ride Concepts is a new mountain bike focused company out of Southern California who recent...

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On a budget? The new Advent 9-speed drivetrain is worth a look.( Photos: 5,...

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The Force brings high value and EWS performance to riders who have no beef with a little b...

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The Trance E+ 0 SX Pro is Giant’s electric trail-weapon for the rough stuff. With ...

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Five Ten has long been the leading innovator of flat-pedal shoes, beginning when Five Ten brought its ultra-grippy Stealth rubber compound from rock climbing into the mountain bike market. The magical rubber compound has been used by many of our sport’s most talented athletes, from downhill racers to freeriders. Five Ten’s designers have recently been focused on catering to trail riders with the Freerider Pro, which reduces overall weight while retaining durability and grip, but Five Ten built its reputation with the Impact shoe, which was the first mountain bike shoe to receive Stealth S1 rubber. Now, Five Ten has reintroduced the shoe that put the company on the map, so we called our friends at Five Ten and ordered a pair of the new Impact Pros to test on our local trails. Tech features: The all-new Impact Pro takes some of its design cues from the new Freerider Pro, a dedicated trail shoe, but offers more protection for aggressive gravity riders. The Impact Pro is now constructed with a fast-drying synthetic upper and features a burly, protective toe cap. The toe cap is stitched and reinforced with Poron XRD foam, so riders can jam down the trails knowing their feet are well-protected against rocks and other trail debris. The shoe features a compression-molded polyurethane midsole, which provides better durability over EVA foam but comes with a slight weight penalty. The Impact Pros feature Five Ten’s famous Stealth S1 and use a “multi-dotty” outsole designed to shed dirt and mud. This combination provides unmatched traction when used with a large variety of platform pedals. These shoes are designed for gravity riders, so it was no surprise that our pair of size-10 test shoes weighed 1,110 grams. Five Ten sells the Impact Pros for $112 online or at any Five Ten retailer. Field test results: Our first impression of the Impact Pro was that it was a stout shoe designed to take a beating. We tossed our test shoes on and found they fit true to size. If you currently own a pair of Five Tens, you shouldn’t have a problem ordering these in the same size. Our shoes had a comfortable fit that was similar to that of the Freerider Pro; however, the added protection from the reinforced toe cap adds a noticeable amount of weight and gives the shoe a slightly chunkier feel. These are not shoes for the average trail rider, but if you live in an area where you’re prone to kick rocks, the added protection could save you from breaking a toe. Five Ten’s Stealth S1 rubber provided the same traction-grabbing feel we’ve come to expect, and the new synthetic materials seemed to hold up to the elements well. While the new Impact Pro may not be right for every rider, it’s an excellent shoe for the riders it’s intended for. Gravity riders looking for a sturdy shoe are likely to find all the features they are searching for in the all-new Impact Pro. HITS • Great protection • Excellent grip MISSES • Too bulky and heavy for the average trail ride www.adidasoutdoor.com THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO GET ELECTRIC BIKE ACTION In print, from the Apple newsstand, or on your Android device, from Google. Available from the Apple Newsstand for reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Subscribe Here For more subscription information contact (800) 767-0345 Got something on your mind? Let us know at hi-torque.com The post Product Review: Five Ten Impact Pro Shoes appeared first on Electric Bike Action.

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Giro's VR70 Knit shoes have a unique construction that offers more comfort, better ventilation and produces less waste. The post Tested: Giro Empire VR70 Knit appeared first on BIKE Magazine.

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Bike Mag
150 - 20/02/2019 08:21:54

Not radically changed, almost conservative, the Thunderbolt stays true to its intentions. The post Bible Review: Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt Carbon 70 | $5,400 appeared first on BIKE Magazine.

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158 - 20/02/2019 08:08:41

Syncros' carbon fiber Hixon SL IC one-piece stem and handlebar combo is ultra-light, strange looking, expensive, and sure to divide opinion.( Photos: 7 )

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88 - 20/02/2019 05:00:37

Ride Concepts is a new mountain bike focused company out of Southern California who recently unveiled a full line of riding shoes. While there’s no shortage of kick ass options for those that prefer to clip-in, the viable choices in the flats market remain limited. Ride Concepts is poised to change that, having recently debuted 5 flat pedal models and 3 different highly engineered sticky rubber compounds. For the record, there is also a clipless compatible model, but just one. And that right there was all I needed to hear to know that these guys are serious about flat pedal performance. So, when a pair of their Hellions showed up at my doorstep last fall, I wasted no time finding out how they perform. Taking a closer look at the Hellions reveals synthetic uppers, full wrap rubber toe caps, loads of ventilation, lace keepers and gusseted tongue. The grey color way is sharp but understated and should match most any kit. If there’s anything missing it’s that Ride Concepts are offering only full sizes, no half sizes for the time being. My foot is a solid size 10, high volume, and a bit on the wide side. My test set of size 10 Hellions wrap around my feet just slightly to the comfy side of a precision fit, but not at all sloppy or loose, with a little extra room in the toe box. Digging deeper, there’s some cool tech inside that will appeal to anyone who has ever bruised a heel. Ride Concepts has included D3O insoles in the Hellion to protect against heel bruises on hard landings. Ride Concepts has worked with Rubber Kinetics to introduce three rubber compounds for their outsoles. Two of the compounds, High Grip and Max Grip, are employed in their flat pedal shoes. The Hellion uses the High Grip formula with the Max Grip being available only on the upcoming TNT model. The Max Grip rubber is organized into a pattern of hexagons ostensibly to achieve excellent grip both on pedal pins or hike-a-biking over loose surfaces. My ride time on the Hellions started with chilly and muddy PNW fall conditions. Cooler temps means rubber is a bit harder than it is in the heat of July. Add a slick coating of mud and it’s a great time to test the merit of some fresh rubber. Out of the box, the shoes had a bit of float on my Chromag Scarab pedals and the uppers were a bit stiff. Fast forward a couple rides and the rubber started to break-in and really stick. The feel of the Hellions on my pedal pins isn’t quite what I’d describe as “locked in” but they’re not slippery either. I found that I could reposition my feet almost any time but rarely lost my footing. I’d say the grip is just about right for all-around riding and maybe not quite enough for racing or fast bike park riding. For those of you looking for that shoe, Ride Concepts will have the TNT available with their Max Grip rubber in the spring. In terms of power transfer, the Hellions are fairly stiff and there’s little sense of power loss grinding out long climbs. I’ve knocked out several 2 and 3 hour rides in the Hellions and have found few faults along the way. Overall, I’ve really been impressed with the Hellions. They’re a little boot like out of the box but once broken in, they’re all day comfortable. I generally tend to feel like more grip is better, but the Hellions have more than enough for the riding that I do most. With over 3 months of ride time, they are wearing well with no signs of durability issues. The soles still look new and I feel like these will easily handle a full season of hard riding, maybe more. From a value perspective, the Hellion comes in $20 cheaper than their closest competitor and I have a suspicion that they might last quite a bit longer. If you’re in the market for a new pair of flat pedal shoes, definitely give these a look. Details On the web: rideconcepts.com Model: Hellion Sizes: Mens 7-13, Womens 5-10 Colors: Mens Charcoal/lime and Black/black, Womens Dark Purple/Purple and Charcoal/Mid Grey MSRP: $130 USD

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Sickline
146 - 18/02/2019 18:17:13

On a budget? The new Advent 9-speed drivetrain is worth a look.( Photos: 5, Comments: 5 )

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Pinkbike
176 - 18/02/2019 08:17:17

The Force brings high value and EWS performance to riders who have no beef with a little beef. The post Bible Review: GT Force Carbon Pro | $5,250 appeared first on BIKE Magazine.

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