Ride Concept Technology


Our mission is to create the most comfortable and most reliable mountain bike footwear on the planet. For the rider, this means a precision fit, unparalleled pedal contact and unmatched protection—leaving you to focus on the shred ahead rather than the gear below.

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1. traction, optimized

Our exclusive hexagon pattern outsoles feature deep lugs, allowing for penetration of pedal pins in order to obtain optimal grip in any condition. The outsoles of our clip shoes feature either a 40mm or 42mm wide cleat box for compatibility with all mountain clip pedals, and a long line of fore and aft adjustability with index markings for precision cleat placement.

Ride Concepts Max Grip Technology
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Our softest, most grippy compound, MAX GRIP is dialed specifically for the utmost pedal contact and feel while also delivering a high level of durability. MAX GRIP is downright tacky and responsive- the ideal outsole for riders that demand pedal sensitivity.
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Ride Concepts High Grip Technology
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Utilized exclusively on our RC Fuzion outsole and VICE, HIGH GRIP is the optimal blend of traction and adjustability. For dirt jump and slopestyle athletes, this compound is ideal when neither grip nor throwing contest-winning tricks can be compromised.
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Ride Concepts Clip Grip Technology
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Featured on each of our clip offerings, CLIP GRIP is turned to ensure that no barriers exist when clipping in and out of the pedal. CLIP GRIP is supportive and transfers power when charging lines, climbs and descents, all while still providing ample traction when hiking to deep trails.
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Understanding that every rider deserves the same quality and attention when it comes to fit and performance, we have developed our entire range from the ground up with specific construction for men, women and youth for customized performance.

Ride Concepts Rider Specific Sizing

Rider-Specific Sizing

Padding and volume are considered in detail so that every rider can find his or her perfect fit. Heel cups and toe boxes are tuned for optimal comfort and on-bike performance.

Ride Concepts Rider Specific Flex

Rider-Specific Flex

We tune our outsole Flex to maximize traction, comfort, and pedal feel. Each shoe has a different Flex Rating dependent on intended purpose and riding style.

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3. Materials

Each and every detail of our shoes is purposely chosen and designed with one goal in mind—to build the most comfortable, durable and reliable bike footwear. Every weld, stitch, upper, outsole and closure is carefully considered.


We partner with D30 to incorporate impact absorbing materials in our insoles and medical collar protection throughout much of our line. This soft, lightweight, and flexible material is ideal for footwear-reducing feedback from the trail and harsh impacts through our Zone Technology insoles and adding crank protection in our premium gravity and enduro models.


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We employ the BOA® Fit System on several of our shoes to give riders an option between traditional lace and a quick-dial closure. The BOA® Fit System offers a micro-adjustable, precision fit, with strong, flexible, and low-friction textile laces.

Ride Concepts Cordura


For 2022, we introduce Cordura material into the uppers of our Tallac and Flume series. This high performance durable fabric is lightweight and breathable, ideal for our trail applications.

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Material Matters

When we saw the opportunity to introduce recycled materials to our award-winning Hellion Elite, we said “hell yes,” because materials matter. Where materials come from matters even more.

Ride Concepts Dual Density

Dual Density

Consider our dual-density EVA insole a line of defense for your feet. The lightweight two-layered insole disperses impact while also providing additional support and cushion.

Ride Concepts Eva Midsole

Eva Midsole

We use lightweight yet resilient EVA foam between the rubber outsole and the insole to provide additional support and stability on the pedal.

4. Construction

Your feet are the first line of contact to your bike and nothing is more important than solid shoe construction. We focus on security and protection when putting together the final parts of our shoes.

Ride Concepts Toe Heel Protection

Toe & Heel Protection

The custom molded and anti-abrasion toe and heel protection found throughout much of our range protects toes and heels from impact.

Ride Concepts Wielded Seams

Welded Seams

We use welded seams in crucial, high-stress areas to increase durability, improve abrasion-resistance, and a clean aesthetic.

Ride Concepts Gusseted Tongue

Gusseted Tongue

Our micromesh tongues are attached at the base and sides of the shoe upper to prevent unwanted intake of dirt and water.

Ride Concepts Lace Tuck

Lace Tuck

Tidy, secure and safe—our elastic lace tuck is featured on all laced shoes to keep laces out of the way.