List Price US $209
Ride Triad Review And Buying Advice
Riding Level Beginner - Expert
Lacing Type Traditional Lace
Manufactured in


Turn Initiation



True To Size

Boot Width


Comfort Good
Heel Hold Good
Adjustability Good
Reduced Footprint Good

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Flex Retention Good
Shock Absorption Good
Traction Good
On & Off Ease Average
Warmth Good

Ride Triad 2017 - 2013 Review by The Good Ride

The Ride Triad offers up a hybrid lacing system that still allows the adjustability of traditional lacing like the 2013 model but adds a BOA to pull in the tongue into the boot more. This isn’t a bad idea because often times the hardest part with traditional lace boots is getting the Upper part of the boot as tight as possible.

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James’ Foot Specs

Foot Size: Right 9 and Left 8.75
Foot Width: Right and Left between a D/E
Arch Length: Right 9.5 and Left 9
Calves (Widest Point): 17”
Calves (At top of boot): 12”

Flex: Very middle ground to bordering on medium/soft flex that provides a forgiving all-mountain freestyl-ish ride.

Comfort:  Pretty comfortable to me but all feet are different like snowflakes.

Heel Hold:  The addition of the BOA this year gives you more heel hold than you would expect for a traditional lace boot. It doesn’t wrap the ankle like some K2 hybrid Lace/BOA systems but it does the Job pretty well.

Adjustability:  Love the locking rungs on the upper boot and also the ability to separate the upper and lower.  The addition of the BOA doesn’t really effect the adjustability.

Flex Retention:  Not bad flex retention. There is a little articulation going on there.

Response: Nice mid-level response for those that like a little extra flex but still like to be able to make a harder edge to edge turns.

Traction:  Not the best traction but it works well enough. The addition of the harder rubber in strategic places saves the boot from being super slippery in icy parking lots.

Shock Absorption:  Nice cushy foam going on.

Footprint: All ride boots share the title of “most reduced footprint” with Burton.  Burton is only a tiny bit better at reducing heel or toe drag but it’s so close it doesn’t matter.  This is a great choice for those that are on the borders of the sizes like between a small and medium or medium and large binding.

On & Off Ease: It’s not the quickest but it’s pretty quick for traditional lace.

Ride Triad Past Reviews

2013 Ride Triad Review. 

The Ride Triad is the traditional lace version of the Ride SPDL.  It’s comfortable, well built and fits a wide range of riders. The traditional lace design is a little different than most traditional lace boots due to the longer rungs and locks rather well.  The Triad SPDL is more appealing to us because it’s new and different but if you don’t want speed lace then the regular Triad is a good call.

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