Training During Riding Season, 5:10 Shoe Review and Singletracks.com

In this episode of the MTB Strength Coach Podcast you’ll find:

– Training Tip: How to alter your training during riding season and how to adjust it to help you peak for a race.

– Gear Review: 5:10 sticky rubber shoes changed the face of mountain biking. In this review I go over the shoes I wear and where you can find them if your local bike shop doesn’t have them.

– Interview with Leah Barber: Singletracks.com is one of the really great mountain bike websites out there with tons of great stuff and a lot of unique features. In this interview with co-founder Leah Barber I find out what makes Singletracks.com so great and who would really benefit from checking it out.

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  1. Christopher Kelly says:

    I wonder why this episode didn’t show up in your Podbean feed? http://mtbstrengthcoach.podbean.com/

    Reply • April 6 at 9:55 am
    • bikejames says:

      I accidentally had it scheduled to go today, I caught it on my blog but not podbean. It should be up today.

      Reply • April 7 at 5:31 am
  2. brad johnson says:

    Would you recommend the low cut or high cut 510 Impact?

    Reply • April 6 at 11:15 am
    • bikejames says:

      If you tend to smash ankles then get the high tops. I like the freedom of movement with the low tops but you can’t go wrong with either.

      Reply • April 7 at 5:32 am
  3. M. Griffin says:

    sometimes you can also get five-tens from 6pm.com. 6pm is a sister site zappos. i was looking for free riders and the customer service dept. at zappos sent me there. selection is limited but prices are great. i picked up my free riders last month for $47

    Reply • April 7 at 6:24 pm
    • bikejames says:

      Great bit of advice there, thanks a lot for sharing…

      Reply • April 8 at 6:04 am
  4. Leah says:

    To receive your $5 discount on Singletracks.com Pro Memberships, go to: http://www.singletracks.com/code
    And enter the code: james

    This is a special offer is for MTB Strength Coach members and expires 4/30/11. Ride on!

    Reply • April 8 at 10:48 am
    • bikejames says:

      Thanks Leah for doing that for the bikejames.com readers and for taking the time to do the interview. I’m looking forward to working with you guys more in the future.

      Reply • April 9 at 1:28 pm
  5. Jorgen says:

    Hey James, just thought I’d let you know that I (Norwegian MTB rider in Australia) just received my Sam Hill 5.10s from Wiggle, which are like the Impact lows just with nicer colours (and a tiny bit lighter). Wearing them at work now; they look great, and I nailed the size which is lucky due to the international shipping (no-one in Australia stock 5.10s). Also I got some Shimano DX pedals (PD-MX30); there were so many but in the end I decided I was happy with my other Shimano pedals and these looked decent.

    I can’t wait to relearn my pedalling technique – or maybe not? Maybe it wasn’t so bad? Time will tell; in fact I may mount them on my commuter (carbon Avanti Cadent 2.0 racer) so as to get a feel for them before actually hitting the dirt on the 29er!

    Thanks for your persistence in pointing out that locked in shoes (catch all for SPDs, beaters etc?) aren’t the only way to go.

    Reply • April 10 at 10:38 pm
    • bikejames says:

      Glad to hear you were able to get it all put together, sounds a little funny that Sam Hill’s own shoes can’t be found in his home country! Keep me posted on how it goes for you and thanks for keeping an open mind about the subject, that’s all I’ve ever really asked…

      Reply • April 12 at 6:39 am
  6. Scott says:

    James, I’m almost ready to bite the bullet on some flats. What pedals do you recommend?

    Reply • April 12 at 5:56 pm
    • bikejames says:

      I just got a pair of Diety’s and love them. Acros AFlats are really good as well.

      Reply • April 13 at 1:15 pm

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