Ride Concepts Adds Andreu Lacondeguy to Factory Athlete Team

May 21, 2020
by Ride Concepts  
Photo credit: JB Liautard @jbliautard

Press Release: Ride Concepts

We are excited to announce the addition of freeride icon Andreu Lacondeguy, rounding out our robust factory team.

“Man, I’m stoked to finally find the perfect riding and digging shoe!” said Lacondeguy. “I don’t always ride with my feet on the pedals, but when I do I want grip, strength and to feel every single pin.”

“I helped bring a young Andreu to the Kona Clump team back in the day,” said Ride Concepts Team Manager Paul Basagoitia. “I knew he would change the face of mountain biking. It’s an incredible feeling to bring him onto RC today.”

Ride Concepts is a rider-owned bike footwear company based in Truckee, CA. For more information, visit www.rideconcepts.com and @ridecncpts.


  • 10 0
 I think Ride Concepts is taking over 5-10 as the standard. Bought some Ride Concepts mid-height and absolutely love them. They need to come out with a PNW winter shoe that is warm and waterproof.
  • 2 0
 u think the grip is comparable? that is the only complaint i've heard.
  • 3 2
 @savagelake: No. I gave them a shot since they are local, but unfortunately the grip on the livewires was not good at all. I sold them after a few rides and begrudgingly went back to 510. Grip is one of those things that you can't go back on once you've had it. I have heard the helion or whatever is a bit better.
  • 6 0
 @savagelake: No it isn't as grippy as 5-10 Stealth. I got the Powerlines. They have held up through last summer, digging and riding in the winter and riding this spring. I use my riding shoes all year round even when trail building and they have been stellar in that regard. If you want all out grip and shoe that last 2-3 months 5-10 are great, if you want a durable shoe that fits great and last a year of riding, get the RC's.
  • 5 0
 @topherdagopher: Youre right the grip is not as good. But I know the owner and was name crafting with Brandon on our way to Sea Otter. He worked for Bern Helmets at the time and had a huge complaint towards shoes, he hated how expensive they were and how low of a life they had.
I know that they are actively trying to improve their grip for future shoes, but it was the dream to release shoes that were going to last, grip, materials, and stitching. Something for thought, if you want to support a business for their future goals.
  • 3 0
 Have had my livewires for a couple of months now, no they are not as grippy as 5-10's but they have already lasted longer then my last pair so take from that what you will.
Have had no issues with feet sliding or unseating from abrupt/unseen g-outs, they do not retain alot of water when soaked and are pretty comfy. I will be buying a pair of powerlines for park riding whenever they open.
  • 6 0
 Fuk yeah, Paul Bas! This is a company I want to support, for sure.
  • 4 0
 I've got the Power lines and they're not as grippy as 510's but theres still plenty of grip with my Horizon pedals, much better quality and more comfy the 510
  • 3 2
 Grip isn't as good but the durability is much much better. I'll take less grip and a longer lasting shoe every time ! Since addidas bought 510 their quality has turned to junk. Shoes fall apart way to fast for the premium price they want. Ride Concepts all the way
  • 2 0
 I had a pair of helions and loved them. Great for riding trails, dirt jumps, digging and everything in between. Would be the only riding shoe I would want if they just made a 12.5. Please make a 12.5!!!
  • 2 0
 Half sizes dropped in march
  • 1 0
 I've known 5'10, Ride concept by the experiences of my friends (not so good), and I have ION shoes to the date, these are the best, and the most similar to five ten IMO, but with more quality
  • 2 0
 I have bike shoes, but i like ride my old adidas campus)
Sorry this coment)
  • 1 0
 Etnies marana for me.
  • 8 6
 Damn, hes gonna be slipping pedals too.
  • 3 0
 Yeah Paul
  • 2 0
 Best riding shoes I've owned

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