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Author:  adrianwhitwell [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 pm ]
Post subject:  New boots

Evening,

So i'm in the market for a new set of boots. Ideally they'll be quite versatile for GLing and MX.

In terms of a budget - £250ish. I like the Crossfire 2 SRS but for the amount i'm riding it's too much. I was recently recommended MSR VXIIR Boots. thoughts?

Look forward to your recommendations and reasons.


Adrian

Author:  alon [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:20 am ]
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Check out the forma terrain tx - hinged ankle, welted (stitched) sole - very good protection and comfort depending on your foot shape as they're generously wide and very good value. Alpinestars Tech 7 enduro are also very good but hqbe a molded sole, it's up to you. I ride in crossfire TA2 and love them but had these forma terrain tx prior and they're very close in terms of fit and protection.

Author:  alon [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:22 am ]
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In fact, looks like these guys have the terrain tx on sale for 179.

https://www.dirtbikexpress.co.uk/boots/ ... 0,1000&p=1

Author:  greenmachine [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:25 pm ]
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Have a look at Alpine Stars tech 1's or 3's. They are under £200 and I find them very comfortable indeed, good protection and nicely put together.

Author:  Folkie [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:44 pm ]
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I'm thinking more of an adventure style boot, so considering: Gaerne Trials boots, Alpinestars Corozal, Forma Adventure, or maybe Forma Terra.

Author:  alon [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 pm ]
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I use the corozal for road commuting, super comfy and waterproof but I would never ever take them off-road. The others you mentioned; forma adventure have zero ankle protection, the terra only slightly more protective...if you don't want to ride in an off-road boot, stick to alpine stars toucan or Sidi adventure but neither are in your price range. What's keeping you from wearing proper off-road boots, you worried about weight? Walking around comfortably? Those Teraain TX aren't as heavy as the crossfire SrS you mentioned and they have a hinged ankle which while providing great protection with its plastic, the hinge enables easy and natural walking.

Author:  Folkie [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:19 pm ]
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Who're you talking to, me or the OP? For my part, I am also considering the Alpinestars Toucan and the Sidi Adventure 2, but wonder whether they're over the top for the sort of riding I will be doing. Ie: gentle ambles along quite moderate trails (UURs and Byways). At the moment I'm wearing Stylmartin Legend RS, so good for weather resistance, but not much else!

Author:  Joel [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 pm ]
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Tech7's comfy as feck,protected to feck...apart from water....

Author:  adrianwhitwell [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:58 pm ]
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So

Forma Terra or Alpine 7's?

A

Author:  adrianwhitwell [ Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:34 pm ]
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These seem to get good reviews.

For motox, enduro and road? https://www.dirtbikexpress.co.uk/boots/ ... ts_-_black

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