The Freerider Elements is a water-resistant version of the standard Freerider

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Five Ten Freerider Elements

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Five Ten Freerider Elements shoes review

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£85.00

The Freerider Elements is a water-resistant version of the standard Freerider. The mesh panels have been eliminated from the synthetic upper and it’s treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) coating to help bead and repel water.

Water can still get into the top of the shoe, but it offers a bit more protection when riding through puddles and on wet trails.

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I’ve tested both the normal and Element shoes over the last year and I actually prefer the Elements Freerider, even when riding in the dry.

This is because the synthetic upper adds quite a bit of stiffness and stability to the shoe, and it feels much more solid on the pedals as a result.

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I also found it to be harder wearing — the synthetic material doesn’t appear to cut up or tear as quickly as the mesh/canvas on the standard Freerider, and, for some reason, the rubber sole is also a lot more durable, despite looking identical.

Obviously you’re paying £5 more for the Elements’ additional features, but it’s money well spent, as this shoe is better sealed, lasts longer and offers greater support.

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Details

Sizes:38-47 (5-12)
Colours:Grey or blue
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