RIDE CONCEPTS

THE NEW 2022 Lineup

Ride Concepts launched in the fall of 2018 with the outcast idea of being the first mountain bike specific footwear company to offer a complete range of technically driven and tailored products for men, women and youth.

We didn’t stumble on this idea. It started with a family need for better fitting and performing footwear for aggressive riding. It was then that a minor family dilemma sparked a dream that remained close to our dirt-loving hearts.

We continued to ride everyday and we kept the dream in sight. Collectively, we worked in outdoor and action sports. We scored an array of successful careers at big companies and we saw it all. It was always their rules and their terms. Meanwhile, the athletes and creators in us weren’t satisfied. We had a desire for new solutions and soon the dream evolved into a concept. It was time to put it all on the line.

That’s when we set out to achieve one goal: the uncompromising ride. Several years of concept design, retailer roundtables and lack of sleep came to fruition in fall 2018 with the launch of Ride Concepts, mountain biking’s only rider-designed and rider-owned footwear company. Welcome to the party.

Nestled in the eastern foothills of Lake Tahoe, we call Reno, Nevada home. Reno itself has its own burgeoning year-round riding scene, but shhhh, you didn’t hear that from us. Neighbored to California’s finest singletrack and bike parks, we take pride in the proven testing grounds we call our backyard. Each and every one of us are riders, out there every day so that we can back our product with integrity and develop our next big innovation.

Our home is beyond the boundaries of our HQ in The Biggest Little City. We’re at your favorite bike parks, World Cup races, the Enduro World Series, rowdy local downhills and guerilla night sessions. We’ve created a family of global athletes who lay it out on the line across the globe. From groms and ambassadors that tear it up on your home trails to factory pros that set the benchmark for the most progressive riding and racing in the world, we are everyday riders that live for an uncompromising ride. RC

Ride Concepts Tallac Clip Mens Shoes
Ride Concepts Tallac Clip Pedal Shoe
Ride Concepts Flume Clip Womens Shoes

TALLAC & FLUME | CLIP

High performance trail-conqueror
All new Tallac and Flume Clip models combine advanced off-road footwear technology with bike-specific performance to offer a series of trail shoes designed to outlast the biggest epics. Men’s Tallac and Women’s Flume meet the preferences of singletrack’s most discerning chargers with options for BOA® or traditional lace. Tallac and Flume introduce our partnership with Cordura®. The stitch-free, fully welded upper is breathable and lightweight, but also trail-tough and protective. Featuring our CLIP GRIP rubber, Tallac has a new adaptable outsole that transfers power when charging the terrain ahead and a long cleat runway for easy integration with the pedal. Compliant reverse hex traction in the toe and heel make easier work of necessary hikes when deep in backcountry.

Tallac Clip BOA® and Flume Clip BOA® use the BOA® Fit System for a fast, effortless and precise fit with strong, flexible and low-friction textile TX4 Laces. Tallac Clip and Flume Clip have traditional lacing for a tailored fit.

FEATURES
• CLIP GRIP rubber outsole on the clip models with an extended cleat line (42mm) for maximum cleat placement options.
• Lightweight bonded upper featuring Cordura® mesh for durability and breathability.
• TPU toe and heel protection with reinforced anti-abrasion film
• TPU mud guard to protect against dirt, debris and rubbing
• Hexagon outsole featuring reverse hex traction pattern on toe and heel for hike able climbs and descents
• D3O® High Impact Zone Technology insole absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
• EVA midsole for extra cushion and support
• Heel pull tab for easy entry

MSRP: $180 – $210
Sizes: US 7-13 (Mens) | US 5-10 (Womens)

Ride Concepts Flume Flat Womens Shoes
Ride Concepts Tallac Flat Pedal Shoe
Ride Concepts Flume Flat Womens Shoes

TALLAC & FLUME | FLAT

High performance trail-conqueror
All new Tallac and Flume flat models combine advanced off-road footwear technology with bike-specific performance to offer a series of trail shoes designed to outlast the biggest epics. Men’s Tallac and Women’s Flume meet the preferences of singletrack’s most discerning chargers with options for BOA® or traditional lace. Tallac and Flume introduce our partnership with Cordura®. The stitch-free, fully welded upper is breathable and lightweight, but also trail-tough and protective. The new adaptable outsole has a supportive pedal contact area featuring our MAX GRIP rubber for a confident connection with the pedal when charging the trail ahead. Compliant reverse hex traction in the toe and heel make easier work of necessary hikes when deep in backcountry.

Tallac BOA® and Flume BOA® use the BOA® Fit System for a fast, effortless and precise fit with strong, flexible and low-friction textile TX4 Laces. Tallac and Flume have traditional lacing for a tailored fit.

FEATURES
• MAX GRIP rubber outsole
• Lightweight bonded upper featuring Cordura® mesh for durability and breathability
• TPU toe and heel protection with reinforced anti-abrasion film
• TPU mud guard to protect against dirt, debris and rubbing
• Hexagon outsole featuring reverse hex traction pattern on toe and heel for hike able climbs and descents
• D3O® High Impact Zone Technology insole absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
• EVA midsole for extra cushion and support
• Heel pull tab for easy entry

MSRP: $160 – $190
Sizes: US 7-13 (Mens) | US 5-10 (Womens)

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HELLION ELITE

Our iconic, no-compromise all–mountain flat
With a dialed fit for both men and women, and the proven MAX GRIP rubber outsole for ultimate grip and pedal feel, the award-winning Hellion Elite has established itself as the no-compromise all mountain shoe of choice. We didn’t stop here. Our lightest shoe, Hellion Elite has been upgraded once again with a premium recycled microfiber upper containing at least 30% recycled PET and an anti-bacterial mesh lining, improving breathability and comfort. An anti-abrasion toe and heel offer plenty of protection from trail obstacles and an EVA midsole offers additional support and cushioning.

FEATURES
• MAX GRIP rubber outsole
• Durable recycled microfiber upper (30% PET) with perforated ventilation for breathability
• Anti-abrasion toe and heel protection
• Anti-bacterial mesh lining controls odor
• D3O® High Impact Zone Technology insole absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
• EVA midsole provides support and shock absorption
• Fully gusseted tongue prohibits intake of dirt and debris and elastic lace tuck keeps laces secure

MSRP: $150
Sizes: US 7-15 (Mens) | US 5-10 (Womens)

Smith Mainline Helmet Review

HELLION CLIP

A tough, no-nonsense clip shoe for park, shuttle and trail sessions
Evolution may happen by natural selection, but sometimes a little nudging helps too. Requested by riders desiring a clip offering with the fit and aesthetic of our popular Hellion, we took our microfiber upper, added a hook and loop strap for extra security and created a new clip-compatible hexagon outsole. The 40mm cleat window with index marking offers a generous amount of adjustability for a precise cleat position, whether you prefer party laps in the bike park or technical singletrack.

FEATURES
• CLIP GRIP rubber outsole
• Microfiber synthetic upper is abrasion and weather resistant with antibacterial mesh lining
• Anti-abrasion toe and heel protection
• 42mm wide cleat box for ease of pedal entry and long adjustment with index marking for cleat placement
• Hook and loop strap and elastic lace tuck for security
• Dual Density EVA insole provides support and cushion
• EVA midsole provides additional support and shock absorption
• Fully gusseted tongue prohibits intake of dirt and debris

MSRP: $150
Sizes: US 7-15 (Mens) | US 5-10 (Womens)

Ride concepts Traverse Clip Shoe
Ride concepts Traverse Clip Shoe

TRAVERSE

Women’s Performance enduro/gravity clip shoe that meets the demands of the toughest tracks
No stranger to Women’s World Cup DH and Enduro World Series podiums, Traverse is enduro and downhill-proven by factory athletes Marine Cabirou, Isabeau Courdurier and Rachel Atherton.

Traverse is a versatile tool, whether an all-day ride or a four-minute downhill track is on the agenda. Providing instant engagement and uncompromising security on any clip pedal through a wide and unobtrusive cleat box, the tapered and serrated “toe-shaped” PowerDrive shank delivers engineered stiffness and power transfer. The weather resistant yet breathable welded upper features D3O® protection in the medial collar and a custom-molded toe cap and heel protection have you covered in the most technically challenging conditions.

FEATURES
• CLIP GRIP rubber outsole
• PU synthetic upper with mesh screen is weather resistant but breathable
• RC PowerDrive nylon shank drives power and maintains lateral stiffness
• D3O® High Impact Zone Technology insole absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
• 40mm wide cleat box for ease of pedal entry and long adjustment with index marking for cleat placement
• Asymmetrical medial collar with D3O® impact protection

MSRP: $180
Sizes: US 5-10 (Womens)

Ride Concepts Womens Vice Shoes

VICE

Knowing your vices brings you closer to your obsession
Caroline Buchanan’s signature VICE takes our lifestyle-inspired slope and BMX kick and adds the style and toughness that the 8x world champ and 2x Olympian is known for. VICE features our RC Fuzion outsole- an inverse, gradient diameter hexagon pattern designed to bring the pedal closer to the rider. Sloped-angle inverse hexagons, varying in diameter from 9mm at the toe and heel to 7mm at the pedal contact area, allow the pedal to “inject” into the outsole for unrivaled sensitivity. The microfiber synthetic upper increases durability and adds weather resistance.

FEATURES
• RC Fuzion outsole features sloped-angle inverse hexagons, varying in diameter from 9mm at the toe and heel to 7mm at the pedal contact area
• Microfiber synthetic upper is abrasion and weather resistant
• Cup outsole design features 3mm EVA for additional shock absorption and comfort
• D3O® High Impact Zone Technology insole absorbs impact and reduces fatigue
• Internal TPU toe protection
• Fully gusseted tongue prohibits intake of dirt and debris

MSRP: $100
Sizes: US 5-10 (Womens)

Ride Concepts New Livewire Colorways

LIVEWIRE

The approachable, uncompromised flat pedal shoe for the entire family
They say the classics never go out of style. We say they only get better with age. Livewire was the shoe that started it all for us, taking the stage as the best budgetfriendly, flat pedal shoe on the market and available specifically for men, women and youth. Now upgraded to the soft and grippy MAX GRIP rubber outsole for improved grip and pedal feel, Livewire solidifies as a durable and versatile shoe to live in, from the singletrack to the bike park, all without compromising style.

FEATURES
• Fits for the whole family including men, women, and youth
• MAX GRIP rubber outsole
• Durable, synthetic upper with anti-abrasion mesh for breathability
• Custom molded toe and heel protection
• EVA midsole provides support and shock absorption
• Dual-density EVA insole provides additional support and cushion
• Fully gusseted tongue prohibits intake of dirt and debris
• Elastic lace tuck to keep laces secure

MSRP: $110
Sizes: US 7-15 (Mens) | US 5-10 (Womens) | US 2-6 (Youth)

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