High Protection Without Extreme Grip
Ride Concepts TNT 2.0 Shoe Review
Ride Concept's TNT flat pedal shoes offer ample protection and RC's highest grip rubber...
Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro
Sharing DNA with the Trailcross XT, the Mid Pro has two key improvements: a taller, much more effective debris cuff and d30 padding on either side of the ankle.
Crankbrothers Stamp Shoes
Can Crankbrothers' first flat pedal shoe deliver the elusive bite that was once found only on Five Ten shoes?
Esker 'The Approach' Canadian-Made Wool Insoles
A look at Sea-To-Sky-based Esker's first product, a Canadian-wool fibre insole that's made in Canada.
Specialized's On & Off-Bike Rime Shoes
More tech and a different feeling shoe to appeal to riders interested in slackcountry exploration by bike…
Specialized's New 2FO DH Flat & Clip Shoes
Specialized's SlipNot 3.0 rubber is prepared to do battle with FiveTen, the reigning king of grip…
Max Flat Pedal Grip vs Some Slip – What Are Riders After?
Grappling for grip from the days of shitty flat pedals and non-existent, grippy footwear has shaped my preferred connection with the bike...
Specialized's 2FO Roost Flat Shoes Reviewed
Competitors have been chasing 5:10 level grip ever since the first Impacts debuted, and with Gen. 3 of Specialized's SlipNot rubber, they've made a solid bid...
Five Ten Trailcross XT
Five Ten's Trailcross line aims at trail riding and bikepacking, but that doesn't exclude it from being a good choice all over the hill - as long as you don't need an armoured shoe.
Leatt 2.0 Flat Pedal Shoes
Leatt combines a waffle pattern in their RideGrip sticky rubber to deliver a casual looking 90 USD flat pedal shoe.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS | PRODUCT LAUNCH
Crankbrothers Stamp Flat Pedal Shoes
Crankbrothers introduces flat pedal and clip-in shoes with three lacing options each - with the Stamp Lace, flat pedal shoe reviewed here...
Shimano GR5 Flat Pedal Shoes Reviewed
A reasonably priced shoe from Shimano with solid construction and adequate but not overbearing grip.
FLAT SHOE REVIEW (update)
Ride Concepts Long Haul Update (4 Models Ridden)
One of the best things about this medium is the ability to provide updated product info - and I've got some new pearls to share about four shoe models...
Performance + Durability
Worth Every Penny
Performance and long-term durability have impressed A.J. with these shoes, pants, helmet and jersey.
REVIEW | EDITORIAL
Budget Flats : Race Face Chester Pedals X Giro Jacket II Shoes
Race Face's budget-friendly Chester pedals meet Giro's 'daily driver' Jacket II shoe for a pairing that won't break the bank...
No vaporware here - just currently existing or easy DIY collaborations that could improve your on-trail experience with wrenching, pedaling, and ergonomics.
Ride Concepts Unleashes the Vice Shoe
These shoes have been worn but they didn't arrive in time to get time on the pedals just yet...
Long Haul = New Info
Review Updates - Spring 2020 Edition
Products from Shimano, One Up, We Are One, and Ride Concepts get hauled back into interrogation...
VIDEO by MAHALO MY DUDE
How to Deep Clean Your Riding Gear
Let's face it, your riding gear's funky and the washing machine alone is not up to this task. Time to bring out the big guns.
3 Test Products for Andrew Major: Spring 2020
A fresh look at Bontrager's dual-ply G5 tires in 29x2.5, Giant's Line clip-in shoes, and Wolf Tooth's EnCase in-the-bar tool system.
A CLIPLESS SHOE REVIEW
Bontrager Rally Clip-In Shoes
These are not the carbon-soled rigid slippers our tester normally prefers, but with the right pedals the flexibility here might just work...
Wet Weather Review
Showers Pass Crosspoint Mountain Waterproof Socks
If there's water falling from the sky or leaping up from the trail, 'weatherproof' socks can make all the difference...
Flat Pedal Shoe Review
Ride Concepts Powerline Shoes - Reviewed
The Poweline model has the stickiest rubber in the line and the most protection - particularly for your ankle...
Northwave Raptor GTX Shoes Reviewed
The Raptor GTX prioritizes waterproofness over insulation, making it a solid choice for riders in wet climates.