Gear shifting on the f800gs with MX boots

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Corona, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. KLRscoob

    KLRscoob Been here awhile

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    I just lift my whole boot like an MX bike. Doesn't require much boot flex with this technique.
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  2. whitham_wannabe

    whitham_wannabe Long timer

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  3. EPMD

    EPMD Been here awhile

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    MX boots won't let you articulate your ankle the same amount as road boots and/or regular shoes.

    So you'll need to adjust accordingly.

    When seated, especially when leaning forward, you'll basically need to lift your entire foot off the peg to shift. Same goes for braking. You end up using your whole leg to shift (and brake).

    When standing, you should have enough ankle range of motion to brake and shift. Important tip! Stay on the balls of your feet for greater control and shock absorbing abilities by letting your ankle joints work. When needing to brake/shift, transition to the arches of your feet. Then switch back to the balls of your feet as soon as you can.

    I'm not making this stuff up either. These are all pro MX and off road riding tips from Donnie Bales and Gary Semics.
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