trebronwrote a review of Ride Concepts Hellion Shoe - Men's on July 16, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Runs small narrow & no half sizes.
Not enough grip, the rubber is to hard, does not compare to 5/10 Stealth Rubber.
Nice shoes and I wanted to like them but the soles do not inspire confidence.
In 2 weeks I put about 350 miles on them thru all kinds of terrain. Old skool single track, new flow jump line trails, skatepark, downhill, commuting and a130 mile road/gravel ride. Anytime the trail got rough, went over drops and jumps or hit some gravel washboard I'd loose grip on the pedals.
Full suspension mtb Deity Decoy
Hardtail park/jump mtb Deity Decoy
Gravel road touring OneUp Components Composite
On the plus side.
They seem well made; no defects, not heavy and comfortable (although tight)
Good toe protection
Look good. I even played 18 in them, had to buy a shirt but no complaints about the shoes.
Lace holders are a nice touch.
Pedaling platform is fantastic. 130 mile ride and no foot cramps, fatigue or pain.
Felt bad about returning after so many miles. But after 4th of July holiday & a lot of riding I was thoroughly annoyed at the lack of grip. Rubber to pedal interface is the most important factor on a flat shoe and these don't have it.
Backcountry returned for store credit. THANK YOU
Ordered up a pair of Freerider Pros