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gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 12:08
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@ianwish: Do you understand that the riddance mid strap is only there for ankle support and that the lace doesn't come up to the ankle, right ? And that this strap has not the same purpose as a mid-foot strap as on most XC shoes ? Moreover flat pedal shoes have a soft construction, with plenty of built-in cushion, EVA sole,etc, so a lot of compressible materials, so adding a strap will definitely change nothing except to compress your foot and reduce damping capacity of your sole. If you want a more tight, more rigide shoe, what you are looking for is a clipless pedal shoe with a cache for the cleat, like the 5:10 maltese falcons. So here I find we are all getting pedantic so I will reach the Godwinn's point of this flat pedals discussion and summon Sam Hill that doesn't need any strap on his shoes to be the fastest EWS rider !
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 11:44
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@Loki87: I don't get it, are you riding flat or clipless pedals ??? I just can't figure a way my heel move in my shoes... Maybe you should try to downsize your flat shoes.
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 11:39
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@toop182: Shimano build this kind of shoes.
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 7:47
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@xxsurlyxx: Come on guy, the impact pro looks dope.
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 7:46
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@fecalmaster: You forgot decrease confort... Sold !
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 7:35
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
@Loki87: Usually flat pedals shoes can feel boxy at the fore foot, that being a byproduct of wide outer sole to increase patch contact with the pedal. But simply using laces, you can tighten them quite well over the cuneiform/navicular/cuboid bones (upper foot, where the laces are tied) so your feet won't move at all inside the shoes. Do you ever remind of hiking/trekking/trail shoes with such features as a velcro strap even so those activities needs your foot to be extremley well maintained within the shoes ??? Boa application on trail shoes are quite anecdotic and only to replace full lacing (i.e. tie full lacing in place of a knot), not as a single strap like on XC shoes, so the suppleness and morphology adaptivity of laces to the feet remains. As I wrote before, straps on clipless shoes are only to bound your feet to the shoe during pedal uplift/upstroke to increase power transfer and control between your body and the bike, because the shoe is mechanically linked to the bike and not by the mean of sole friction against the pedal. There will be no benefit to use such a strap on a flat pedal, except cut blood circulation.
gnralized paulaston's article
Jul 11, 2018 at 6:56
Jul 11, 2018
The New Five Ten x Adidas Shoes Explained - Eurobike 2018
I don't get the need for a velcro strap on a flat pedal shoes. On clipless it is meant to bound strongly your feet to the sole in order that it doesn't unstick from the sole when you pull the pedal during upstroke. I'm a long time user of flats (mainly RF Atlas + 5:10 impact) but I know quite well the feeling of clipless pedals and shoes from my XC days, and I never felt the need for something equivalent when using flats.
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Jul 6, 2018 at 8:40
Jul 6, 2018
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Jul 6, 2018 at 8:39
Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: 2019 GT Force & Sensor
Yep. Looks like GT next marketing position is below Cannondale, Cannondale being the nerd bikes and GT the tried-and-true option.
gnralized mikekazimer's article
Jul 6, 2018 at 8:37
Jul 6, 2018
First Ride: 2019 GT Force & Sensor
@WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: @WAKIdesigns: I should come close to your mind, but I still find a lineage between the front triangle of both the old and new force, as well as something in the burly rear-end. If you check the pivot points position, though being a FSR, you will see that this bike will behave very differently from the canyon, for instance : it has low Pedalkickback/Antisquat and a very progressive ratio, ans I would say, probably a neutral brake-squat. In a world where most bikes are "superbikes" made for going fast on smooth trails with High AS/PK and linear ratio (orbea rallon, yeti's, pivot's, Ibis, even transition, kona and canyon new line-up of AM bikes), this is a very good différenciation point. The FSR of GT's will be more free from transmission interactions, meaning it will be a very good technical climber and a tough downhill contender on harsh trails, with a very simple suspension set-up. Precisely my kind of bike.
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