- which five 10's?
looking at some 5.10’s
currently CRC have the new freerider VXi for £51.99 seems a bargain but the soles have a flat section which will be crap for tranction when pushing the bike? has anyone got any real world experience of these??
or do i get the impact 2? or the old freerides
link to all 5.10 shoes on CRCPosted 4 years agotwangMember
Or the new winterised freeriders perhaps *cough* http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/five-ten-freerider-vxi-elements-size-8-new-4Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
I’d go for the Karvers over the Impacts: The laces cover really helps keep the mud and water out. What amazes me is why they haven’t added a laces cover to the Freerider Elements, or the standard Freeriders.
My last two pairs have been Karvers and I’m considering getting another as the current ones have nearly seen their day.
The stiffness of the Karvers sole is better for pedaling as well, compared to the Freeriders, so I’ve heard.Posted 4 years agochvckMember
but the soles have a flat section which will be crap for tranction when pushing the bike? has anyone got any real world experience of these??
They’re ridiculously grippy on pedals. Traction when pushing the bike, yeah there’s none of that. They’re pretty hard work for pushing up anything steep or slippery, however the toes do have a bit more grip (not a lot).Posted 4 years agowaldo1Member
Recently bought some flat soled vxi and they’re really hard and not particularly grippy. What I can gather is that they’re the earlier version and the newer vxi has a much softer, grippier sole.Posted 4 years ago
Earlier ones have meshing the toe, where as the latest version has a less permeable covering.jaylaz73Subscriber
Ive got some free rider elements, the winterised ones with the flat sole, they are superb when combined with a thin pair of goretex ankle gaiters by Trekmates which I bought from Go Outdoors. Had a full day out with this combination in the lakes week before last, with snow and lots of bike carrying up high over a number of passes. The sole was plenty grip on and off the bike and never once slipped on wet or icy rocks. Also my feet and socks were dry at the end of the ride! Tested again at Newcastleton at night which was very wet, again dry feet and socks. I wear waterproof Endura Stealth tights over the top of the ankle gaiters, keeps the wet out.Posted 4 years agomikey74Member
But they are supposed to be less grippy than then standard, dimpled ones. They brought out the vxi version in response to complaints from riders that they can’t adjust their footing once the shoe is on the pedal, without lifting the foot off.
Therefore, if you want grip, go for the standard ones, rather than the vxi ones, and you then have the push-up grip for when you need it.Posted 4 years ago
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