"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."
Robert Finlay from Team Kayak Lake Mead shares this preview video of the Desert Winds 24 - 2010 "I'm working along a knife edge ridge on part of the Desert Winds 24 Hour Race with a GoPro and a pair of Five Ten Insights."
A few weeks back, I drove inland to Kamloops and Kelowna to attend the Tour De Bloc’s Western Regionals. From Vancouver, it’s almost a five hour drive, but it was well worth it in the end. The competition consisted of two rounds held in two different gyms on consecutive days. The qualifying round was held in Kamloops at Cliffside Climbing Gym. Most of Western Canada’s strongest guys had shown up including Sean McColl, Jamie Chong, Terry Paholek and Josh Muller. The gym had some great steep terrain and the problems were well set. I struggled through the redpoint...