Mark Busby, formerly of Bigstone, Five Ten’s representing agent in the U.K., has been hired as Five Ten’s new European Sales Director, effective June 15. 2010. Bigstone owner, Andy Bowman, will continue to service Five Ten’s accounts in the UK. “It’s a big move for Mark, and we wish him all the very best as he ‘leaves the nest’ for his European adventure,” says Bowman. “We will miss him here at Bigstone.”
"Five Ten made its mark in the climbing community by producing some of the stickiest rubber on the market. Since then, the company has expanded its line to include everything from hipster high-tops that cater to downhill mountain bikers to free-running kicks that transform urban environs into an athlete's jungle gym."
Finally spring time started, temperatures are warm enough to ride in t-shirts and the first comps already took place in Europe. What is the best feeling ever? For me it was definitely when I landed my cork 720 for the first time on dirt at the Best Trick contest in Vienna. It took a lot of work and time last winter and now it‘s on and one of my new tricks I can show at all the comps.
PinkBike.com reviews the latest 5.10 Freeride releases, including the new SPD models, from Sea Otter 2010 "Wearing my Five Ten shoes is as important to me as having my shifting set up properly and the rest of my bike in proper running order. They have become an essential part of my riding kit, right up there with gloves and helmets, always have to have my Five Tens on too."