Today, we have these two brands, Ride Concepts and Five Ten.
Both of these brands make mountain bike shoes, and their shoes are pretty good in terms of quality, performance, and comfort.
However, in this article, we will be putting these two brands head to head and compare between their shoes.
Therefore, you can learn about the brands and also their shoes. So make sure to stick with us till the end and read this article till the end.
Ride Concepts VS Five Ten
Before we compare Five Ten VS Ride Concepts shoes, let us introduce each of these brands.
About Ride Concepts
Ride concepts are not that old in the market. The company started in the fall of 2018 as the first mountain bike-specific footwear.
Mountain bike shoes need to be tough, and this family was just in need of something like that after looking for them in different brands and trying multiple shoes. They weren’t satisfied.
That gave them the idea to start their brand, and because they were in need, they took action to make better fitting and performing footwear for the most aggressive riding.
After so much hard work and failure, Ride Concepts started rising in the fall of 2018.
About Five Ten
Five Ten’s name comes from the 5.10 rating on the U.S. climbing difficulty scale. It is a brand of footwear for rock climbing and mountain biking.
It was started in 1985 by Charles Cole. Five Ten became a part of Adidas Group in 2011. Their shoe design was in close collaboration with athletes who provided honest feedback.
The shoes use Stealth rubber. Cole himself developed this particular kind of rubber. It is visco-elastic and absorbs vibration, making the boots perfect for climbing and mountain biking.
Ride Concepts Hellion VS Five Ten Freerider Pro
We would like to start this comparison with this video right here;
The Ride Concepts Hellion and the Five Ten Freerider Pro are two of the best mountain bike shoes on the market.
|Ride Concepts Hellion||Five Ten Freerider Pro|
|Comfortable and secure||Only two colors||Great pedal grip||Premium price|
|Tough||Not visually exciting||Support & feel|
|Impact resistant toe-box|
This comparison goes to Ride Concepts Hellion Elite VS Five Ten Freerider Pro. Both shoes have the same characteristics. The only difference is that the Hellion Elite is a low-top shoe with a DST 4.0 Max Grip rubber sole that Ride Concepts developed.
Ride Concepts Livewire VS Five Ten Freerider
The Five Ten Freerider has a softer, stickier sole that unfortunately wears out faster.
Unlike the Ride Concepts Livewire, the rubber isn’t soft nor porous; therefore, the shoes don’t stick that easily.
However, this doesn’t affect the power transfer, meaning your power goes straight to the pedals, which gives you an excellent pedal stroke.
After using the Five Ten Freerider for quite some time, you may see a hole in them if they get worn out, but this isn’t the case with the Livewires. You won’t get a gap in the shoes even if they get worn out.
Because the Ride Concepts Livewire is for those rough and aggressive conditions, you can rely on them in those cases.
However, we can’t deny that the 5.10 Freerider is incredibly comfortable and provides a good power transfer to the pedals, so there isn’t any energy loss.
Let’s move on now to the pros and cons of each shoe;
|Ride Concepts Livewire||Five Ten Freerider|
|Strong base||Takes time to get used to||Comfortable||Takes time to dry|
|Good quality||Durable||Long laces|
|Perfect grip||Perfect grip||Not the best for long rides|
|True to size||Look great|
|Confortable||Great power transfer|
To conclude, let’s say that both Ride Concepts and Five Ten have done well with these shoes; each has its advantages and disadvantages. Their shoes provide a unique experience to their users and are worth the try and investment.