After so many years riding Fiveten shoes ourselves we could not be happier to announce them as a new partner for 2017. Fiveten are hands down the benchmark shoes for riding mountain bikes anywhere in the world let alone the technical tracks that Morzine presents with it’s steeps, roots and flat out tracks.
Fiveten was born in 1985 when Charles Cole creates the first Fiveten shoes the Five Tennie, this was a sweet looking sticky rubber sneaker. In 1986 Fiveten started to sell it’s sticky rubber to other much better known climbing shoe companies for them to use on their own shoes, professional athletes were soon re rubbering their shoes with sneaky sticky Fiveten rubber.
In 2000 the first MTB specific Fiveten shoe is made for the Intense Cycles team including the legends that are Sam Hill, Nathan Rennie and Chris Kovarik. Well we all know how fast those legends of the mountain bike industry are so let’s get me some Fivetens now…
In 2002 Sam Hill got his hands on his first pair of flat Fiveten and immediately goes out to win the Junior World Champs, there is a new boy in town and he's riding flats. Chris Kovarik also demolished the field at the first race of the MTB World Cup that year on Fiveten flats.
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Fiveten really come into their own in 2003 when Nathan Rennie wins the Wolrd Cup overall in Fiveten flats with stealth rubber, the rest of the podium is also full of stealth rubber, looks like these bad boys work. In 2006 Sam Hill wins the UCI Downhill World Champs and in 2007 the popular TV show Modern Marvels hails Fiveten’s innovation along the same lines as Duct Tape.
The story just continues for Fiveten with he likes of Danny MacAskill releasing the “way back home” edit which has had 35million views and counting, Sam Hill winning the Wold Chaps again in 2010, Greg Minnaar winning in 2012, Brand of the Brave being created, and so on and on.
If there was every a mountain bike shoe company you would want to partner with it’s Fiveten and thats exactly what we have done. When riding bikes out in Morzine your shoes need to be tuff, grippy as hell and solid, Fiveten provide this with their impact shoe in every way.
For 2017 and hopefully the foreseeable future we have formed partnership with Fiveten that will also provide our clients with many additional benefits. All mtbbeds clients now get a 10% discount code emailed direct to their in your booking confirmation to use on their new UK direct sales website. Also for 2017 we will have a Fiveten test centre in our Riders Week chalet in Morzine.
The Riders Weeks are the best full package mountain bike holiday in Morzine including your lift pass, airport transfers, accommodation so why not also include the possability to ride the best MTB shoes in the world also.
A huge thank you to Fiveten now get over to the website to have a look at their shoes right now..