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Old 04-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #16
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I just retired a pair of 6 year old Infinities . . . GREAT boot, very comfortable . . . the Gore-Tex liner in the left boot finally gave in after 6 years of riding in nearly every imaginable weather condition . . .

Gore-Tex just replaced them under their life-time waterproof warranty this last week and I chose the TCX X-Desert . . . they're a bit more stout boot than the Infinity . . . a bit stiffer to break in . . . comfortably snug, a bit more protective, and equally as nice and well built as the Infinity.

Two things I've learned about boots over the years . . .
#1. TCX (formerly Oxtar) makes a great boot . . .
#2. It pays to step up and get a Gore-Tex lined boot . . . their life-time waterproof warranty is unbeatable and their customer service is second to none. I had my replacement X-Deserts within 5 days.
by the time I got around to ordering the Dunes they were out so will take a look at the x-deserts..

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:23 AM   #17
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Two things I've learned about boots over the years . . .
#1. TCX (formerly Oxtar) makes a great boot . . .
I was riding in my Oxtar boots and stopped at a diner. Another person in the diner was wearing street clothes and the same Oxtar boots. He was shoe shopping that day and wanted to find ANY shoe that was as comfortable as his Oxtars. I understood immediately.

They were formerly recognized as a maker of good budget boots. The name change to TCX included an increase in all prices but they were already making great boots.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #18
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I feel like TCX boots are hard to beat for the price. They offer a lot of the same features as higher priced brands and always look good to boot. LOL BOOT. PUNNNNNN
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #19
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I bought a pair of TCX Jupiter Evo GoreTex boots a few years ago. I wanted a pair of shorter boots for hot weather and walking. They are great !!
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:26 AM   #20
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My one and only pair of riding boots are the older TCX Synergy, which I've had for about four years now. They have held up very well, and are very comfortable on and off the bike. I would absolutely replace them with another pair of TCX boots when the time comes.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:39 AM   #21
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I bought a pair of TCX Jupiter Evo GoreTex boots a few years ago. I wanted a pair of shorter boots for hot weather and walking. They are great !!
Jupiter 2 is on sale right now. They look pretty good, but not sure they're much different from my current Alpinestars Octane.

One thing I'm wondering about is how the Jupiters will handle lower temps such as 40s-50s. Since they're supposed to be very well vented, I'm guessing that'll be a big downside when it's colder out.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #22
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Crashed hard in a pair of their race boots. Both feet 100% fine and the boots look almost brand new. Would recommend.

Think they were called competizionne? Fit a little big.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:48 PM   #23
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I wear out boots alot and my goto brand now is tcx, have lasted longer than the sidi and a-star's and bmw brand ones ive tried. very will made.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:31 PM   #24
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How's the fit of a TCX, compared to the Sidi's? Turns out I have a narrow foot (make that two narrow feet, come to think of it )and I'm happy with my street Italian boots. But for the dirt, I need to upgrade from my Step-Ups (Sidi's budget brand), as I don't think those protect me enough...
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #25
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How's the fit of a TCX, compared to the Sidi's? Turns out I have a narrow foot (make that two narrow feet, come to think of it )and I'm happy with my street Italian boots. But for the dirt, I need to upgrade from my Step-Ups (Sidi's budget brand), as I don't think those protect me enough...
If you're happy in Sidi's, I think you'll find the TCX boots too high volume for you, at least in my limited experience. I've tried on a whole pile of Sidi's, including the mega series, and could never stuff my feet into 'em. TCX boots generally fit me great, tho I wear a 44 from them instead of my usual 45.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #26
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Been wearing mine pretty much every day for 3 years now, still absolutely waterproof, got a few scuffs on them but looks like many more years in them yet.

I'd probably buy another pair if they got trashed.
TCX Infinity boots too. Really comfortable, waterproof, and take the abuse. They seem to run a little wide, at least for my feet, but still wouldn't trade them.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:58 PM   #27
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+1. I have a pair of Jupiters, pair of Infinity's, and recently added a pair of Airtech's. All wearing well and still waterproof. All excellent boots, especially if you have wide feet.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #28
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Just picked up a pair of Jupiter 2 - Revzilla had them on closeout. The fit seems great, considering that I have somewhat wide feet and many other shoes don't fit comfortably. Looking forward to riding with them once the weather warms up a bit...

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Old 03-05-2014, 02:03 PM   #29
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My current street boots are Oxtars. (TCX).. they have been very comfortable and durable.
Just got a pair of Sidi Goretex Adventure's..they are a major step up in quality and protection.
Bought from Motin.de..very good deal!
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #30
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Bought a pair of X-fives once, but returned them as I didn't care for the fit. Seemed like nice boots, though.
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