The Hellcat Pro is a high-quality clipless mountain bike shoe designed by Five Ten to meet the demands of gravity oriented riders. The shoe is most at home riding chairlifts or shuttling for DH laps, but we found it to be versatile enough to spin laps in the bike park or take on shorter trail rides. Similar to other gravity or enduro oriented shoes we tested, such as the Specialized 2FO Cliplite, the Giro Terraduro and the Shimano ME7, the Hellcat Pro features a stiff nylon shank. The shank comes from the cleat mount area back to provide impressive transfer of power to the pedals, with flexibility forward through the toe to provide for ease and comfort while walking. As the heaviest and bulkiest shoe in the test, the Hellcat Pro will not be the first choice for most XC or all-mountain riders, but those with an affinity for pointing their bike down the hill will enjoy the power transfer, performance and protection this shoe has to offer.
The Hellcat Pro is now available in a red/black combo, as shown above. The technical specs of the shoe remain the same.