Who should buy the Five Ten Freerider Contact

The Five Ten Freerider Contact are shoes engineered for mountain bike riders who love flat, grippy and responsive footwear. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that has a flat and grippy outsoles and also offer spontaneity of planting the foot on the ground whenever needed.
  • Need a shoe that efficiently protects the foot from unforeseen impacts.
  • Need a shoe that is designed to withstand any weather conditions during these downhill sessions.

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Stealth Mi6 rubber outsole

The Five Ten Freerider Contact employs the brand’s famous Stealth Mi6 rubber outsole. This rubber compound has a more pliable consistency and yields better grip and cushioning compared to the standard Stealth rubber.

Five Ten Freerider Contact Stealth Mi6 rubber outsole

The outsole design also features a treadless section where there are no lugs. This non-textured part is meant to be the one to make contact with pedals and is aimed to grip on the pedal pins. It also offers ease in fine-tuning your foot position on the pedal.

Excellent power transfer

Situated between the outsole and upper is a stiff midsole that governs efficient energy transfer from the rider to the bike.

Five Ten Freerider Contact Excellent power transfer

Five Ten Freerider Contact cleat system

The Five Ten Freerider Contact is a flat MTB shoe. This offers the rider spontaneity and freedom to plant their foot on the ground and reposition on the pedal. Pedals that are suitable for this model are Crank Brothers Stamp 1 Large LE, Burgtec Penthouse Mk4 Composite, and Spank Oozy Trail.

Five Ten Freerider Contact Five Ten Freerider Contact cleat system

Comfortable and protective upper

his pair’s upper is crafted from a combination of textile and synthetic materials. Seams are kept to a minimum to prevent chafing and rubbing. Cushioning is provided via well-padded collars and tongues, which enhances instep comfort.

Five Ten Freerider Contact Comfortable and protective upper

A reinforced seamless toe cap is provided for protection against impact and bumps.

Highly adjustable fit and time-tested lockdown

The Five Ten Freerider Contact is a lace-up MTB shoe. This type of retention provides a highly adjustable fit and time-tested lockdown.

Five Ten Freerider Contact secure fit

It might not provide on-the-go fine-tuning, but once the user finds the correct fit, it becomes a set-and-forget setup.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.8oz / Women 11.2oz
Base model: Five Ten Freerider
Use: Mountain
Cleat design: Flat
Closure: Lace
Features: Reflective
Collection: Five Ten Stealth Rubber

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Rhys Smith
Rhys Smith

Rhys is an expert in all things cycling and bicycles who at a young age pursued the dream of becoming a professional cyclist by racing for a French and then Belgian road racing team at the Elite level. He is heavily involved in the cycling scene and runs one of Australia’s highest-rated online bicycle parts stores. He’s THE expert when it comes to testing cycling shoes.