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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bbasso, May 29, 2009.
Thanks for the reply.
Jeez... I got some Adventure Rains on special last fall and have not had them on other than just running around the house a bit then back into the box. Size 44 and I think I need 43 but too late to return to RVz. I think I will try to get then to fit in the ankle area and give them a goo soon as the snow has melted down low. Ready to go.
I've got a set of the Adventure GoreTex. They fit me very well, broke in pretty quickly and are comfy to walk around in. They do squeek a little, but I haven't tried the mink oil or other fixes that people here have talked about.
I mostly ride on the road with gentle off road stuff, ie, no single track. I'm happy with them so far, I'm sure the CrossFires give far more protection, but I'm not sure the kind of riding I do requires it...
I have Sidi Vertibra boots.
Bought them a few years ago when doing my test so can't remember the price. Not long had my first bike so started wearing them more often.
Main grips is the soles are very thin. I could do with some thicker soles to make up for lack of leg length.
Also they squeek wherever I walk. the plastic vertibra system at the back is what makes the squeeking noise with every ankle movement.
Can get uncomfortable if you have to do lots of walking.
All these years have gone by and I still LOVE my Sidi boots!
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.
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.
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?
Did I forget to mention that they are still waterproof!
A nasty day riding in the rain and my feet were dry and warm.
Great thread. I am looking for a more ADV boot for use with my GSA and this helps.
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...
PS. I have narrow feet...
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?
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.
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.
Adventure Rain ... rumored to be a bit narrower but not really a narrow last / foot bed. They are synthetic leather - time will tell.
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!
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.
Of course, I can't get Ebay at work - I will check it tonite
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).
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.