Inside you can check out Teva's new shoes, the Links and the Pinner, as well as read up on their new freeride team that is made up of Cam McCaul, Kurt Sorge, and Jeff Lenosky. Teva is also stepping up to the plate with it's inaugural sponsorship of the Kokanee Crankworx mountain bike festival in Whistler, British Columbia.
Five Ten is the undisputed king of high performance, flat pedal, foot wear. We got our feet into 3 different models as we wanted to really find out what the differences are. Have a look inside to see all the pictures and specs of:
I have been riding for the last four months in nothing but Five Ten Freerider shoes and lycra shorts. Review for the lycra shorts to come later ...
I have been riding for years with skate shoes and flat pedals. In my search for the perfect shoe and pedal combination I have tried all the major brands of shoes and pedals. Recently I have been pretty happy with Deity Decoy Pedals and Nike 6.0 shoes. The issue I have with skate shoes is that after a couple of months my pedals eat away the grip where I place my foot on the pedal. This usually does not cause a great deal of problems until the trail gets wet and sloppy.
If you are a rider who clips in, or have clipped in, in the past, Lake shoes are probably already on your radar. Lake has a massive lineup of shoes to choose from for nearly every occasion but inside we'll focus on Lake's high performance MX170 mountain shoe and its noteworthy Boa Lacing System
Five ten has revamped their bike line up of shoes and they are now all ready for the public's consumption. Andrew talks to us about the new Karver, the Rennie, the Hill and the ladies Karver. If you ride flats off road, these are the shoes that you should be wearing.
BMX racing is one of the sports that helped build Vans into a household name in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s. With the natural progression of BMX racing and now downhill mountain bike racing requiring specific footwear, it became apparent not everyone can pull holeshots or win a downhill race on a pair of skate shoes anymore. We decided to design a shoe that would meet the demands for BMX racing and mountain biking, not only in function, but with style as well. You don’t have to look like you’re wearing slippers from the future or tap dance shoes anymore in order to get the performance that these sports demand. We’ve gathered the best riders in each discipline to help us develop and test our shoes to make sure they not only perform for the top of the podium, but also look stylish while getting you there.
When is comes to clipless shoes and pedals, the first name that always comes to mind is Shimano for me and for good reasons too. Shimano was the first clipless pedal I ever saw in the early 90's and I owned some of their shoes in the late 90's. With 20 years of shoe making under their soles, Shimano brought forth the Custom Fit SPD Program a little over a year ago. For 2009, they have 8 models and I'll be rocking the M230s.
Check out the process I got to go through to have my Shimano M230 shoes Custom Fit at Dizzy Cycles.
Nike released their 6.0 series of shoes a short while ago, and has had a very strong following. The 6.0 series was designed around kids who shred it, and want to look steezy while doing it. With such riders as Brandon Semenuk, and Mike Spinner rocking the 6.0 shoes, Nike has created a large following of rippers.
Recently Nike released their 6.0 ID program. Read on to find out more information on this unique, custom shoe designing system.
Riding shoes are something we often overlook, however when mother nature is not on your side, your going to want some traction, and those skate shoes are not going to provide it. That being said Shimano's new MP-90 shoe could very well provide you with the traction you want.
Helly Hansen is known the world over for making some of the most technically advanced outer wear available today. Whether you are working on the oil rigs in northern Alberta or snowboarding in the B.C. Kootenays, Helly Hansen makes a garment to make your experience in adverse conditions better. Over the past 2 seasons the crew at HH has been working on developing a mountain bike specific line of clothes. A few weeks ago while on a weekend tour I was fortunate enough to see and check out 2 new pieces that should be available in the 2007 summer line up. Here they are:
For the past 23 years, Lake has been producing shoes with one goal in mind: let the riders focus on their riding. Lake strive to produce shoes that meet the riders exact technical needs while feeling invisible - never entering their thoughts as she/he concentrate on a faster, farther, more enjoyable ride.