Fall is coming and that means cooler temps and moisture on the ground – the perfect recipe for the best riding of the year. Fall is also a great time to build trails. The damp soil is easier to work with and the forthcoming winter gives trails and features a chance to settle and form.
As part of our Dig To Ride Fund, we’ve declared TNT the shoe that builds trails. With $3 of every TNT sold being contributed to community trail projects, this burly men’s mountain bike shoe creates more public access to mountain bike trails. But there’s more. TNT is designed specifically to be the best mountain bike flat pedal shoe for gravity riding and digging, especially in the shoulder season. Here’s why:
1. Protection First
When swinging hand tools and riding steep lines, protection comes first. Toe to heel, TNT is a mountain bike flat shoe that protects your feet. The custom-molded rubber toe cap and TPU heel protection ward off riding and trail-side impacts. The EVA midsole rises higher on the medial side of the shoe, providing support and shock absorption. The mid-rise collar is asymmetrical to offer added medial protection against crank-side encounters. D30® impact protection is placed in the collar and insole to absorb impact and reduce fatigue.
2. Optimized Traction
TNT has a unique outsole that’s designed for utmost pedal contact and traction while trail building. The MAX Grip outsole, our softest and most grippy rubber compound, has the added feature of recessed areas in the toe and heel for traction on loose or slick soil. The result is an outsole that’ll support you while hiking and digging all day, then lock you in when you’re ready to session the new build.
3. Weather and Dirt Resistant
When working on and off the bike, nothing is more uncomfortable than the invasion of dirt. That’s why TNT, like all Ride Concepts mountain bike shoes, features a fully gusseted tongue to keep dirt out of the shoe. The mid-rise collar helps to keep debris in its place. The durable microfiber synthetic upper is abrasion and weather resistant, making TNT a solid winter flat pedal mountain bike shoe.
All in all, TNT is a trail building and gravity riding workhorse. Featuring our High Volume fit, TNT is a great flat pedal mountain bike shoe for wide feet. Shop TNT to prepare for fall and winter digging and riding. Your purchase will also contribute to TORTA’s mission to build world-class trails in Tillamook County, OR.
Interested in building and maintaining mountain bike trails but not sure where to start? Read How to Get Involved with your Local Trail Alliance for tips on how to get started.