Weaknesses: The soles are probably not as durable as 5.10 rubber.
I've used the Fox Quadrants(White) for 8 months(~2,000 miles), and now the soles are starting to wear out from the pins on my flats. So I bought some 5.10 Freeride shoes as a backup, but the Freerides cause my feet to go numb on long, steep climbs, i.e. when I'm mashing on the pedals for a long time. The Freerides are definitely stickier (although my Fox Quadrants are worn and the Freerides are new), but I would rather have another pair of Fox Quadrants, which are more comfortable when I'm climbing. I wear size 14 and the Freerides in size 14 fit me perfectly. Previously when I was looking for shoes, I could not find any in size 14, so I tried on the Fox Quadrant's in size 13 and they fit. I've been very happy with the Fox Quadrants.
I've got a work trip planned that will have me spending a few days driving around the SW part of Wisconsin, and I'm looking for ideas on trails to take in during that time. I figure as long as I'm going to be in the area, I'll ride some of the local stuff.
The trip is going to take me from Eau C ... Read More »