Randoms Round 3 - Eurobike 2019

Sep 5, 2019
by Daniel Sapp  
One of many unique creations found in hall A1.

Five Ten

We got a first look at the new Trailcross line from Five Ten / Adidas at Crankworx but the full line was released at Eurobike.

Trailcross Mid Pro

The Trailcross Mid Pro, pictured above, has a new tread on it that's designed to be a little more hike-friendly. The mid-top shoe adds stability with the extended upper.

The shoe is sealed off at the toe area to keep water out and the neoprene sleeve helps keep gravel, sand, wood chips, or whatever else you run across out of your shoes. The Mid Pro also has D3O ankle protection to help with impact and shock absorption. The shoes weigh 420g and sell for €150.

Trailcross LT

The Trailcross LT has a breathable mesh upper with drainage cutouts in the midsole to drain water and keep feet cool. There's a Stealth PH rubber outsole and there are different tread patterns, with the toe and heels being extra grippy for hiking and the mid of the shoe more tailored for pedals. There's less EVA under the ball of the foot to give better pedal feel and increased EVA in the heel and toe to help with comfort and shock absorption while hiking. €130.

Trailcross Mid GTX

The Trailcross Mid GTX is similar to the Trailcross Mid but with the addition of Gore-Tex for added protection against the elements. There's a Gore-Tex lining and then Gore-Tex neoprene cuff up top. €170.

Trailcross XT

The Trailcross XT has a breathable mesh upper and drain holes in the soles to help it dry quickly when it gets wet.There's a neoprene cuff to keep out debris and like the other Trailcross shoes, it's designed to bike and hike well. €140.

Trailcross Women's

The Trailcross LT shoes are also available in a Women's specific fit and style.


Peaty's now has a collaboration with Chris King in colors and their valve stems match right up to King's hubs. They also have a maintenance spray which lubricates, displaces water, and helps un-freeze stuck parts, among other things. The spray is environmentally friendly and has a minty fresh scent.


Lezyne's Super Pro GPS computer links straight up to the phone and is simple to program and use. Its small size makes it ideal for the trail bike and it has a number of features including Strava Live segments, phone notifications, turn-by-turn navigation and full training software integration. The phone pairs well with Lezyne's app which the team has developed in-house and is constantly updating and expanding. There's connectivity to a number of phone apps as well. The missing link at the moment is aTrailforks interface, but it was mentioned that it's a high priority.

The Tubeless CO2 Blaster is a kit that has a burly tire plugger with an integrated steel reamer on a CO2 head that can be used to re-inflate the tire before pulling it out and leaving the plug behind. The output of the CO2 is manually controllable and the kit can hold five tire plugs at the ready. $49.99 USD
Lezyne also have a neat ratcheting multi-tool kit. The kit is small enough to carry in a pack and sells for $39.99 USD.


Ergon had a number of new bits on display at Eurobike. Their SM Enduro saddle builds on what the brand did with their SM saddle and makes it a bit more enduro specific. The saddle is slimmed down a bit and features a reinforced tail to stand up to a few off-the-bike incidents. Also, Ergon had some new grip colors available. Many of their colors match up with the current Santa Cruz bikes paint schemes. The grips and saddle have the option of the "Oil Slick" hardware and rails for those who fancy matching their SRAM XX1 AXS drivetrain.


Stages had their new XT and XTR L-R power meters out on display. You can buy the complete crankset and power meter, or use their factory install program to convert your Shimano XTR M9100/9120 crankset into a Stages Gen 3 Power Meter. Once you purchase it, Stages will provide a prepaid shipping label for you to mail your crank to their Boulder, Colorado, factory and they’ll apply the power meters to your cranks. Turnaround time is two weeks and the service comes with their factory warranty.

I'm getting tired of walking. Fortunately, tomorrow's tradeshow chariot awaits.


  • 134 8
 I could really wrap my mouth around those 5.10 shoes. They look like they will have nice feel and texture and the pieces should pass without too much trouble.
  • 58 2
 Ezra we all enjoy your company, but if you eat one more shoe, we will be forced to put you down.
  • 20 1
 @IntoTheEverflow: My owner tells me I am stupid all the time so I think we're good to go.
  • 2 35
flag BEERandSPOKES (Sep 5, 2019 at 20:17) (Below Threshold)
 Was that a gl0ryh0le joke? At least they haven't ENTERED the clipless market...
  • 60 14
 RIP 5 Ten
  • 23 0
 They look like river shoes i used to wear as a child
  • 6 1
 Yes, they look "Euro", but I have the older protect mid with d3o and they have been trouble free and I really like em. I would definitely buy the mid again. I have black ones, they look decent enough.
  • 9 0
 Last pair of 5.10s I bought were junk. Totally different fit than what I'm used to. Had to return em. I've been wearing exclusively their products from riding shoes to hiking boots for years. Heartbreaking.
  • 2 0
 @jpcars10s: I had to buy size 13 when I'm a size 12. Haha. Like the stiffness of them, overall I'm rpett
  • 3 1
 @jpcars10s: pretty happy with them. Mine look like dutch wooden shoes. They've actually got better with time, initially the tongue was digging into my foot severely. Probably a good thing Adidas took them over, to iron out the quirks. These new ones look nice.
  • 2 0
 @Kramz: Fingers crossed and I'll give them one more chance. FWIW the problem shoe was not riding-centric.
  • 7 0
 Going into the winter season for those of us in the northern hemisphere, those shoes are either six months late, or six months early. Hard pass. Ride Concepts and Bontrager are next on my list.
  • 1 0
 @lognar: look like, they are.
  • 1 0
 @sngltrkmnd: Also have a look at ION or Vaude, both have some nice flat shoe offering and the SUP Traction rubber is as good as 5.10 mix. Ride Concept is cool, you can also check out Unparalleled which was founded by former 5.10 guys.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: What wes that company (I think British) from a few years ago that made that super technical shoe with Vibram sole and two inner liners, one breathable and one waterproof?
  • 3 0
 @vid1998: Only What's Necessary?
FR01 is being sold off for €80 on their site at the mo, suspect that means there's no future for them
  • 1 0
 @SubMarined: At €80 I'd give them a try but they were going for somethink like €250, weren't they?
  • 3 0
 @lognar: Just you wait. There will be a lot of guys wearing those shoes at next years eurobike along with a short sleeve flannel button down shirt (blue or grey with white), technical cargo shorts, Oakley back pack, and some sort of colorful socks as their stand out flair. This is the standard attire for men at a bike trade show. LOL
  • 2 0
 Five Ten had some models with issues a couple years ago, but my Freerider Pros and Impacts I got last year have been great with no issues
  • 2 0
 @vjunior21: ah f*ck I've been doing it all wrong. Long sleeved black flannel shirt and Dakine backpack , learn something new every day.
  • 1 0
 @streetkvnt-kvlt: If you dress right you may have a chance at talking to one of the seven women that attend a bicycle trade show. LOL
  • 44 22
 And this my friend is how you ruin a good mountain biking shoe....
  • 44 19
 I think they look great
  • 1 2
 @Try-To-Be-Positive-My-Dude: are you trying to prove the point that Ozzie’s are more like Europe than America.
  • 4 5
 @Try-To-Be-Positive-My-Dude: they look like my mountaineering boots
  • 52 0
 For so long all of the flat pedal riders have been saying that they want something that doesn’t look like an early 2000’s skate shoe. 510 finally put one out and now everyone wants the chunky skate shoes back.
  • 11 1
 It's not replacing the freerider my friend. Even then how do you think its ruined? Looks? MTB isn't a fashion show ya know.
  • 10 1
 I don't really see how extra ankle support and ankle protection ruins a shoe.
  • 5 0
 @Try-To-Be-Positive-My-Dude: username checks out.
  • 5 1
 @unrooted: Europens tend to dress quite well, so I guess your complimenting him?
  • 1 0
 @Deoratwo: You sure about that?
  • 2 1
 @kaeton-sf: Freerider Pro look nice without looking like a 00's era skate shoe. No need to create what looks like shitty ahtletic trainers. But hey forgt about 5.10 we are now talking about Adidas shoes and that's what they make. Time to move on there are other good options on the market. IOon and Vaude use SUP traction rubber which works at least as well as 5.10 rubber, Vaude offers a Boa, knitted version which looks like a bike shoe and yet is super technical. Win win and you don't spend money on a football company.
  • 1 0
 @millhousemtb: the ankle support is great. I have the trailcross protect and the ankle wrap and d30 is very comfortable.
  • 1 0
 @kaeton-sf: Yep. You just can't please people. They have been bitchin' about how poorly 5 10's deal with water. Now that they are attempting to address that, people are complaining that they look like water sport shoes. I have been using the Adidas Trail Cross SL's for years now and they have been great.
  • 21 0
 Watch out for Biff Tannen when wearing those Marty McFive tens.
  • 7 1
 Spot on! Which raises the question... should hoverboards be treated like e-bikes by skateboarders?
  • 2 0
 They look like the boot you wear when you've got a broken foot.
  • 16 1
 The people complaining about the new 5.10 shoe they aren't going to buy are the same people who complained about the Marin Mount Vision they aren't going to buy being ugly. We all look like a bunch of clowns anyway so who cares.
  • 1 0
 Well. Frikin. Said.
  • 16 6
 Those are the sickest shoes I've seen in a while and I want them. I dont even ride flats. . .
  • 8 0
 City rabbit, tricks are for kids.
  • 6 0
 Lezyne's Super Pro GPS monochrome screen looks so much better than the old school colour map on the phone.
  • 3 0
 I wonder if the GTX mid 5-10 would appease all the Brits begging for water protection in a shoe when the last story about the Trailcross was in PB. Eh, probably not.
  • 1 0
 Really supporting 5.10; honestly think they make nice stuff. Ordered in a fresh pair and the pull tab blew off in the store, warranty process got started and has been a few weeks out the $190 dollars waiting for the return authorization and a fresh product. I am still hopeful optimistic but come on five ten what is that about? Could be a fluke but I'm still out shoes and money. If someone corporate contacted me for a resolution I would be amazed.
  • 3 0
 Looking at the 5.10s and then looking back under my desk to see two weeks old Sleuth DLX with the sole unglued already really makes to stop buying crap from this company
  • 2 0
 That 5.10 high top looks like it belongs on the court.

Also, so much of that mesh is gonna rip from pedal pins. I hope they don’t discontinue the Freeride / FR Pro in favor of these weird things..
  • 2 0
 In winter I was complaining with Adidas about having no Waterproof biking shoes like they have for hiking. Now the Trailcross Mid GTX is exactly what I was asking for. I hope it will fit my feet and last for a while Wink
  • 1 0
 There are some military boots that I have used in the past and that are really light weight, which resemble these 5 Ten shoes. I always pondered how they would feel on the trail. I imagine they will be extremely stable and give great ankle support!
  • 3 0
 How could anybody ever mistake that E-Bike for a motorcycle? It's got pedals!!!
  • 29 0
 My car has pedals...
  • 4 0
 Trailcross Mid Pro in SPD please thanks.
  • 1 0
 Agree! Would be a good winter shoe for those of us who don't live in super cold areas and have warm feet.
  • 2 0
 I would LOVE to see some clip version Gore Tex shoes available. Winter training in the PNW gets cold and wet. Would be nice...
  • 1 0
 Interesting that that blue monstrosity has 'ExtraTerrestrial' tires on it, because it is alien and now you know what we have to do... from space... it's the only way to be sure.

  • 2 0
 At long last waterproof 5:10's, not for me mind as I ride clipless but at least they'll be no more bitching and whining on social media about the lack of waterproof 5:10's
  • 1 0
 Five Tens with the Adidas logo Eek as much as I want to hate them for this, I can’t deny that Trailcross Mid GTX shoe isn’t good looking. The addition of Gore-Tex is great tup
  • 1 0
 How different are these shoes from the Trail Cross SL that Adidas has had out for a while now? And will they actually be in stock anywhere?
  • 2 0
 I think this replaces the Trail Cross SL, sadly. Those were really well built and had a great mid foot support just that the stealths were a tad less sticky but hiked well. Let's see how this new ones fare. I bought the old Trail cross SL from Adidas Outdoor's website.
  • 4 2
 The 5.10 Designers need to be drug tested, they have to be out of their minds.
  • 3 0
 What the hell is trailcross ??!
  • 1 0
 Once your past 45 power meter can only make you more depressed about riding. Oh look, I have less power than last year. Just like the year before. Less data = Happier Riding.
  • 1 0
 You guys do realize that these shoes are in addition to their current line-up, NOT replacing it. If you don't like em, don't buy em. Simple as that.
  • 1 0
 Are the liners removable on the 5.10 Mids?
Would be nice to OWN one outer and two liners Wink
  • 1 0
 I don't like breathable/mesh uppers. Is there another option? All the pictures seen in pinkbike show the same models.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know where I can get some 2012 510 impacts? Adidas stuff doesn't last
  • 2 0
 Cant wait for the 5ten adidas/Yeezy crossover
  • 1 0
 Nice now 5ten is pointy like a running shoe where your big toe resides in the middle of your foot.
  • 1 0
 Are the liners removable on the 5.10 Mids?
Would be nice to OWN one outer and two liners Wink
  • 1 0
 Adidas did great with snowboard boots. WTF happened here?
  • 2 0
 haven't tried the snowboard boots, but at least with 5.10 they didn't try to make them look like their sneakers/soccers shoes, with that stupid tongue
  • 1 0
 Wrrrg.....need to order 50 pairs of 5.10 Elements NOW.....Disgusting....
  • 1 0
 WRRRG.....Need to order 50 pairs of 5.10 Elements NOW....Disgusting.....
  • 1 0
 That little ratchet tool is the best one of the bunch.
  • 1 2
 Props to Adidas on leading the way with the nextgen flats. Also props for keeping size 14 alive.
  • 2 2
 Hey Adidas Marty McFly called he wants his sneakers back
  • 1 0
 Ride Concepts all day.
  • 3 4
 Five Ten going backwards; Ten Four!

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