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Old 06-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #286
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Thread Still Kickin'...

First post was over 4 yrs ago. OP chimed in today, he's got the Chargers !

So I bought my SIDI Chargers from Motorcycle Superstore in late winter. I believe the tag said 370 $ I've had them just this season, with probably 2200 miles on them. They're easy-on and easy-off. I find them quite comfortable and super solid. I think the Charger is no longer made, just selling off the old stock. I wear a 12 in almost everything, but was going to get 12.5 to allow just a bit of room and some sock choices. I bought the 13, however, and I'm glad I did. I'm probably 60% pavement and the rest is gravel and dirt roads and some mild to moderate trail. A great boot I expect to have for years and years.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:28 AM   #287
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Recently got my first pair of sidi crossfires srs. Got em for a deal at $420 on sale at a local store. Two rides in them so far and really like them. Although they feel heavier then my previous pair, a cheap $75 entry boot, you can def. feel the protection improvements.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #288
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I have heard that mink oil is not good for GoreTex. I think they were saying it is bad for the breathability. Has anyone else heard of this?
Thanks, Phil
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #289
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All these years have gone by and I still LOVE my Sidi boots!
Did I forget to mention that they are still waterproof!
A nasty day riding in the rain and my feet were dry and warm.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #290
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ADV boots

Great thread. I am looking for a more ADV boot for use with my GSA and this helps.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:03 AM   #291
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I'm currently looking at getting into the dirt, probably first taking a Rawhyde course later this year.

Riding in regular street riding boots and hiking boots right now, but looking at upgrading them now.

Looking at the SIDI Adventure Gore-tex and the older version of the Crossfire TA.

I'll probably be more into the 90% onroad 10% offroad (maybe once or twice a year big trips, side excursions on the weekends). I heard a lot of good things about the Crossfire protection offroad.

Does the Crossfire TA lean more towards an offroad boot only, or do people use it for their daily commute too?

Is this one of the areas you need to invest on 2 different boots?

Riding a GS with Panniers.

Thanks/Alan
I was in exactly the same position you are (were ?). And I also mostly commute and ride on road.
Looking for a new pair of boots I had three pairs in mind and the luck had it that I could try all of them locally - I actually tried on 5
- BMW Santiago
- BMW Rally GS Pro
- Sidi Adventure
- Sidi Discovery
- Sidi Crossfire TA

I was size 45 across all of them, just like my Oxtar Infinity and Sidi Vertebra

The Crossfire TA for me were the best balance of comfort, fit and protection
They are fantastic boots . I find them great for commuting and walking is not a problem, although these these are not hiking boots, I find them comfortable.
To top it, my feet stayed dry in few rain rides.

The only thing not 5 star is that they are not as "warm" as my Infinity, when the temps drop to lower 40s...

Cheers,

PS. I have narrow feet...
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #292
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I just looked up some Sidi boots online, and looking at the sizing I didnt see anything wide. I have a 4E foot. Any of you Sidi wearers have an extra wide foot and have a good fitting pair of boots?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:56 AM   #293
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Love my sidi boots, only downside was the Velcro on 2 pairs came unglued around the same time. For what I paid I would think they might have stitched it on.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #294
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I just looked up some Sidi boots online, and looking at the sizing I didnt see anything wide. I have a 4E foot. Any of you Sidi wearers have an extra wide foot and have a good fitting pair of boots?

I have a wide foot (EE), and the size 47 boot fits me perfectly. I have the B2s (no longer made) and can wear them all day.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #295
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Adventure Rain ... rumored to be a bit narrower but not really a narrow last / foot bed. They are synthetic leather - time will tell.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:41 AM   #296
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Just picked up a pair of SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex boots off of eBay from a dealer in Europe named "motorhelmetsonline." Boots are perfect out of the box. I needed a 49 (14 USA) that are not carried by dealers here in the States. Which, it turns out, is a good thing because the boots were $368 delivered as opposed to $550 from Revzilla. $180 bucks cheaper? C'Mon Man!

Ordered the boots on November 11th. They arrived on November 25th...exactly when they said they would. Great boots. Easy transaction.

Merry Christmas to Me!

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Old 11-26-2013, 01:12 PM   #297
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Just picked up a pair of SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex boots off of eBay from a dealer in Europe named "motorhelmetsonline." Boots are perfect out of the box. I needed a 49 (14 USA) that are not carried by dealers here in the States. Which, it turns out, is a good thing because the boots were $368 delivered as opposed to $550 from Revzilla. $180 bucks cheaper? C'Mon Man!

Ordered the boots on November 11th. They arrived on November 25th...exactly when they said they would. Great boots. Easy transaction.

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Dang, I checked their website and the Crossfire 2s are 379 Euro, which equal $511. The SRS are 415 Euro. You musta got a close out deal.
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #298
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Of course, I can't get Ebay at work - I will check it tonite
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:42 PM   #299
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Dang, I checked their website and the Crossfire 2s are 379 Euro, which equal $511. The SRS are 415 Euro. You musta got a close out deal.
Looks like the Crossfire 2's are $450 and the SRS's are $535 on their eBay site (vs $575 for the SRS's from Revzilla).
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #300
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Good prices for Adventure Gore Tex

I've been looking for current pricing also...

Looks like FC-Moto has them on their english translated website at $362 plus $20 shipping...found coupon code for 5% online FCMOTOWG5D to bring price down to $364 shipped

Alternatively, ebay has a listing for biker-land.de for ~$368 shipped.

By the way, FC-moto has the crossfire 2's for $417 (and you can use that coupon to drop it down a little lower) plus shipping.

Crossfire 2's on ebay look around $450.
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