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Discussion in 'Australia' started by DeLewis, May 12, 2018.
This ones? I googled M Roberts boots
They double as an inflatable splint after an off
Just tried on the Alpinestars Tech 7 at Peter Stevens and was totally impressed with the comfort and overall feel of the boots. I think they will be easily comfortable enough and with just enough flex for ease of shifting/braking for daily commuting. If not, I expect they’ll be great for trail/ADV work.
Yes that's the one... And you also get a free green toolbox with it...
A little patience and a bit of luck......
Alpinestar Tech 8 $200 from Gumtree.
(Almost brand new)
Sidi ADV $70 on ebay (a slight scuff on one clip and one toe)
So for $270 I'm covered for commuting/casual rides and faster off road rides.
In reference to ATGATT, rider comfort/egonomics and the economics of what (quality/price of) gear to purchase... I once read a comment that summed this up pretty nicely; dress for the ride - prepared for the crash... fork out the cash - or pay the price.
My little bicycle parable (lighthearted as it was) touches on the first two points... in general, road cuyclists "dress for the ride"... the lycra cycle nix and shirts that 99,99% wear off nothing in terms of abrasion protection in the event of a fall, and (in that particular incident) the only piece of crash protection (cycle helmet) did not even touch the ground... but the bloke looked like raw hamburger from arsehole to breakfast time.
So I guess the multi-day/everyday Advrider gear issue (and in this case - which type of boots to choose) adds a third parameter for consideration:
1. ride comfort vs. performance, 2. crash protection - in the event of and 3. "off the bike" when walking around in general comfort/practicalities.
Any "adventure riding" boot is always going to be a combination/trade off between thosde three things, I reckon.
Glad to hwear that @DeLewis found a pair that he feels will fit the bill for him... just interested (for clariofication) though - were they the Tech 7 or Tech 3 Alpinestars that you went for...?
Yeah I went for the Tech 7 but I tried the Tech 3 and they were just as comfortable. No criticism of the Sidi Crossfires or Adventures but it felt like I was wearing a couple of cardboard boxes compared the Astars.
So apart from the Forma Adventure boots, does anyone have any feedback on the Forma Terra boots?
I've used them for a couple of years, about 30,000 km mainly offroad, no complaints, they certainly don't offer MX boot type protection but they're a decent step up from the Forma Adventures, stiff steel shank sole, decent tread, not bad to walk in once they're broken in and they're a nice wide boot, most other boots are way too narrow for me... and the price was right:
(5% cheaper with coupon code PULL5)
My first pair leaked, Forma happily replaced them after I had used them for 11 months and done a lap of the country in them, they're an easy company to deal with...
I've had my Forma Terra boots for about 12 to 18mths or so now I love them, comfortable on and off the bike, in the wet so far they have not leaked so very happy with mine.
Of all the riding gear I've ever purchased, boots seem to be the most likely to include poor quality materials that fall apart after a minimal number of rides. I've never had a pair fail under warranty, but most have barely got there.
This is definitely a product where buyers should be careful and ask for advice.
Then i would say Tech 7's if you ride as loose as me.
This was from a few rides back
wow...! You have to use sticks to pry open the buckles on your Tech 7's Darren...?
I'd recommend going up a size then mate...
unfortunately i have the same issue with my nylons...
them sticks cause terrible runs in them... so I've heard...?
I was having a terrible time on my first ride with my first pair of MX boots by the 3rd ride the other day it all seem fine.
Shifting gears and braking as usual without problems.
Someone did say to me that it was the way it was going to happen.
I thought nah, these boots are shit can’t feel the leavers at all how is that going to change.
It did happen, still can’t feel them but now my brain has readjusted to that extra thickness around my foot.
+Tech 7 Enduro all the way, wacked a pole with the outside of the boot and still have all my toes. Paint from the pole is now part of my boot.
Tech 7's are ok in the water too
Even come in Troy colors now!
... just one goat...
I've actually just got a new pair of these for summer...