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What Enduro Boots to get??
« on: February 07, 2015, 06:56:49 pm »
My trusty old Alpinestar Tech 8's are due for a replacement.

Just can't seem to decide what to replace them with:

New Tech 8's
New Tech 7s
Sidi Crossfire
Gaerne SG10s

Any advice?
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 07:43:35 am »
Get new ones.
 

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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 11:20:29 am »
new which ones??
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 11:26:36 am »
Have a look at the Gaerne "React"
 

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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 11:39:31 am »
If you like your Tech 8's then stick with what you know, but I'm not doing what I'm preaching to you now.

I've had Sidi for years and LOVE them, but I'm going to try a pair of Tech 7's. I'm tired of losing toe caps and they are a shit load cheaper than the Sidi's

Gearne are the heaviest high end boots on the market. My mate who had Sidi went that route and suffers on the longer tech rides now
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 12:16:18 pm »
If you like your Tech 8's then stick with what you know, but I'm not doing what I'm preaching to you now.

I've had Sidi for years and LOVE them, but I'm going to try a pair of Tech 7's. I'm tired of losing toe caps and they are a shit load cheaper than the Sidi's

Gearne are the heaviest high end boots on the market. My mate who had Sidi went that route and suffers on the longer tech rides now

I also got told to look at the Tech 7s as they were being pumped into SA, his words not mine. But what I read up on them is that they have no feel through the boot. i.e. to you can't feel the levers as well as the other boots.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2015, 12:16:44 pm »
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2015, 03:52:19 pm »
I haven't had luck with Tech 7's. The soles keep coming off. I believe the new Tech 7's are much better though.

SG 10's are great, but as pointed out, they can get heavy if you do a lot of technical riding. Very strong boots these. I used a pair for more than 2 years with no problems. I'd rather replace a toe cap every now and then than battle with un-stitched moulded soles that come loose.

I still have a pair of TCX's that are also very strong. Very similar to Tech 8's, but a little cheaper last time I checked.

My current race boots are Jett's. I bought a "new" second hand pair because they were a bargain, and I've been very pleasantly surprised. Very strong, very light, and all the components are replaceable. The tread is not very "grippy" (for walking), but I'm used to them. I'd definitely buy another pair.

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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2015, 06:30:31 am »
Have a look at 661 Comp boots as well. Very happy with mine.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2015, 06:54:37 am »
I haven't had luck with Tech 7's. The soles keep coming off. I believe the new Tech 7's are much better though.

SG 10's are great, but as pointed out, they can get heavy if you do a lot of technical riding. Very strong boots these. I used a pair for more than 2 years with no problems. I'd rather replace a toe cap every now and then than battle with un-stitched moulded soles that come loose.

I still have a pair of TCX's that are also very strong. Very similar to Tech 8's, but a little cheaper last time I checked.

My current race boots are Jett's. I bought a "new" second hand pair because they were a bargain, and I've been very pleasantly surprised. Very strong, very light, and all the components are replaceable. The tread is not very "grippy" (for walking), but I'm used to them. I'd definitely buy another pair.


The moulded soles make the boot a lot lighter,but for me the soles pull off within the first year.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2015, 07:39:16 am »
Can't go wrong with TCX, excellent boots.

Having owned 2 pairs of SG 10's previously, I actually prefer the TCX with the booty system and they don't snag on the footpegs . SG10's are re known for this and can cause serious problems when you least expect it.

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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2015, 09:33:24 pm »
This is how I feel about now:



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Man..all of these posts are like a textbook of information. At this point I'm going to say another pair of AStars is out of the question. I've given them a good ride, but from what I'm hearing I'm missing out on something better. From what you guys have told me, I'm torn between the SG-10's and the Crossfires. I looked into the Jett Boots, but I think due to the amt. of information I've recieved regarding the Gaerne's and Sidi's I'll probably go with one of those. I really do appreciate all the information you guys have provided, but what someone tells you and personal opinion are two different things.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2015, 07:10:09 am »
I would highly recommend the SIDI Crrossfires they are great boots and extremely comfortable. The SG10s are also good but weigh quite a bit more.. If you looking to get the same sort of function and reliability at a lower price then the TCX 2.1s or the Forma Dominators are also good choices.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2015, 01:47:45 pm »
You won't regret getting TCX boots. I recently got a pair and they're awesome! Uber ankle protection! Squeaky when walking but really comfortable for such a stiff boot.
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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2015, 03:04:09 pm »
Any advice?

The boots that fit you the best, both on your feet and in your pocket.

You will get as many opinions on which boot is simply the BEST as you can find boot makes/models out there.

There is also mostly a compromise, a boot which is light and flexible and provides "feel" might not provide as much protection as one which is the opposite in those areas.

Go and fit boots, and walk around with them in the shop for a while, not just for 5 seconds.

Also, some boots become more comfortable with time, others do not.

I use Gaerne SG12's simply because for me it is a great boot, but they are heavy and lack "feel" - however I am used to them by now and they are the most comfortable boots I have owned to date.
 

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Re: What Enduro Boots to get??
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2015, 06:56:06 pm »
Any advice?

The boots that fit you the best, both on your feet and in your pocket.

You will get as many opinions on which boot is simply the BEST as you can find boot makes/models out there.

There is also mostly a compromise, a boot which is light and flexible and provides "feel" might not provide as much protection as one which is the opposite in those areas.

Go and fit boots, and walk around with them in the shop for a while, not just for 5 seconds.

Also, some boots become more comfortable with time, others do not.

I use Gaerne SG12's simply because for me it is a great boot, but they are heavy and lack "feel" - however I am used to them by now and they are the most comfortable boots I have owned to date.

Spot on!
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