- 5:10 Freerider Element's – anything better?
Morning everyone, I’ve done a quick search and nothing turned up so;
I’ve had a look around and like the Freerider Elements in Team Black, and have found them at about £72 online, or £75 locally, so I might as well buy them locally today, before I go try some one at my local(ish) LBS, is there anything else I should consider? Also how do 5:10’s size up?
If anyone’s interested I’m looking at the non-VXI ones because of the flat portion of rubber on the sole looks like a nightmare if I ever have to get off and push in mud!
Thanks for any advice,
Ben.Posted 5 years agodeadkennySubscriber
The Freerider Elements have pretty much replaced my Impacts for every ride now, especially in the wet. They are less bulky and they don’t have the water absorbing properties of the Impacts. I got them as spare when the Impacts get wet and take a week to dry, but instead I just wear the Freerider Elements and the Impacts never get used.
Sizing – no issue for me. I take size 7 and it’s as good as most size 7 fit. Personally ordering size up would be way too big for me.Posted 5 years agodanboMember
Ive just bought some Team Blacks. Really nice and as waterproof as you can expect for a shoes without a flap. and as a size 9 I bought the euro 44s which should give just enough room for some thicker socks come winter. I also went non vxi for the push reason. Would recommend.Posted 5 years ago
Walker – Got mine from All Terrain Cycles, limited sizes though.
Have you tried http://www.blazingbikes.co.uk/cycling-shoes/Five-Ten-Freerider-elements-cycle-shoe-black#.VAQQMfldXuJ , which is the other place I were looking?Posted 5 years agopasstherizlaMember
The new impact vxi is the best looking shoe they’ve ever made. Based on that. I’d probably just buy those. They look like old savvier skate shoes. Saw a guy in them at revo yesterday and had to ask him what they were. Couldn’t believe fiveten actually got it right. (Have had many pairs fall apart on me over they years).Posted 5 years agodiggaMember
passtherizla – Member
The new impact vxi is the best looking shoe they’ve ever made. Based on that. I’d probably just buy those.
The new Impact VXIs are also lighter than the Freeriders and have a full tread on the sole, so less sketchy if you’re having to do any hike-a-bike bits.Posted 5 years agodiggaMember
Northwind – Member
Still waiting to see if the new Impacts bed in but right now I don’t like ’em- better on paper than the old ones and my Freeriders but they feel, I don’t know, wooden. Never felt so disconnected from the bike. Not really sure why but I’m working on it.
They definitely feel ‘different’ to the old Impacts – I think the weight/bulk has a lot to do with it and certainly on DH, I think the older version might still be better IMHO.
I also reckon the new Impact VXI comes up about half a size bigger on a 10.Posted 5 years ago
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