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Ben Deakin Talks FLR’s AFX Flat Pedal Shoe

Ben Deakin sat down with us to explain why he chooses to ride in FLR. Deakin is an FLR Mountain Bike Pro-Athlete, Elite Downhill Racer who rides in our AFX Flat Pedal shoe. He participates in both downhill and enduro pro-tour races.

So why does he choose to ride in the AFX?

“I have been a flat pedal rider for a number of years now and I really rate a good, strong sole that blends in with the flat pedal.”

Check out the rest of his interview:


The AFX-Pro delivers trail-worthy grip & protection, with a design ready to challenge the aggressive rider within you. We developed this design to shield incoming impact from any terrain. We took the classic flat shoe style design and added layers of protection to the toe box, heel and exterior of the shoe for maximum impact resistance.

Ben Deakin, also known as the Deakinator, is not just a pro-rider, he is also a coach that has worked with athletes all over Europe. Some of his titles include: 2017 Masters National Champion, 2nd Megavalanche 2017 (M30) 1st Crankworx New Zealand Air DH, Third in the English Championships and also holds the Hardtail National Champion title.

Before Deakin began riding bikes, he was a Royal Marine Commando in the British Armed Forces.

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