Home Club Shop Links Photo Gallery
Go Back   GSClubUK Forum > Technical > Rated & Berated
Mark Forums Read
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts

Share This Thread!  
 
 
     

Rated & Berated Equipment and accessories you love or hate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 21st September 2006, 8:08 PM   #1
nadeem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Off road boot recommendation?

Looking to get a pair...something that still allows a modicum of feel for the brake / gear levers...any recommendations then chaps?
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2006, 8:21 PM   #2
Andy Hird
Club Member
 
Andy Hird's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 532
Nadeem,
Whatever you do don't get Alpinestars Tech 4 boots, bought a pair a few years ago thinking they were one of the best boots on the market, had to sell them after a month as just couldn't change gear, or operate the rear brake, lokked very good though Just my experience, I bet everyone else says they're great !
All the Best,
Andy
Andy Hird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2006, 8:25 PM   #3
Steve
Web Manager
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: St. Ives, Cambs.
Posts: 5,353
I'd go for a trials boot rather than MotoX - more flexibility.
__________________
Steve
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2006, 8:25 PM   #4
Gone...
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Alpinestars Tech 4's - they're grrrrrrrreat
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2006, 8:34 PM   #5
nadeem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I tried on a set of Alpinestars in Hein Gericke last year and could barely move in them...which put me off a bit...anything else (brand name please) on the market that gives a bit more feel...?

I'll hunt around for some trials boots as well Steve...thanks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2006, 9:25 PM   #6
Clive
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by nadeem
I tried on a set of Alpinestars in Hein Gericke last year and could barely move in them
I think that will be the case with any new pair of MX boots.
FWIW I have a pair of Fox Forma Pro boots http://www.helyar-racing.co.uk/acata...oss_Boots.html
Good protection and fairly comfy - worn in a bit, so they actually bend at the ankle now
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2006, 8:13 AM   #7
nadeem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks Clive, think I need to try on a few pairs of boots before I buy...will go over to the Trials shop in Welling I think...
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2006, 8:20 AM   #8
Shenzi
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Try the Daytona Trans Opens Nadeem, not so rufty tufty but certain to do the job and be very comfortable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2006, 8:50 AM   #9
nadeem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks, will have a look.
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd September 2006, 4:23 PM   #10
madasahatter
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I got a set of Forma MX boots, I find they're a nice boot and I have not had any trouble with gear changes etc.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 6:28 PM   #11
Spout
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Nadeem,
I use a pair made by GAR. They advertise in TBM magazine every month.
The boot is basically a motocross boot (lots of protection) but with a heavily treaded trials sole (less chance of dropping your GS on those 'foot down on slippy sh*t' moments)
They were quite stiff at first (had to reposition my gearshift!), but soon became comfy. And are wearing well considering the battering they get.
9 out of 10.
  Reply With Quote
Old 29th September 2006, 7:15 PM   #12
nadeem
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks Spout, I'll have a look in the mag...
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th September 2006, 3:11 PM   #13
Vendome 41
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Caerne dispatch is a good compromise between road and MX boots
  Reply With Quote
Old 30th September 2006, 3:29 PM   #14
Spanish Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by judge
Alpinestars Tech 4's - they're grrrrrrrreat
Dont listen to him.

Tech 10s - very flexible apparently. not cheap, but the best. for something more felxible there are the slightly more trial oriented vertex or vortex or whatever.

Spout do you have any contact detaisl for these guys - cant get tbm over here!

bob
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2006, 2:13 PM   #15
Spout
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spanish Bob
Spout do you have any contact details for these guys
From this months TBM pg120:
Novo Gar Trail Boots
Now only 99.99 - (I think mine cost me 140 five years ago.)
Available from
GAS GAS
Harpur Hill Business Park
Hapur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JL
mail@gasgasuk.com 01298 766813 (816 Fax)
  Reply With Quote
Old 14th October 2006, 7:14 PM   #16
Spanish Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spout
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spanish Bob
Spout do you have any contact details for these guys
From this months TBM pg120:
Novo Gar Trail Boots
Now only 99.99 - (I think mine cost me 140 five years ago.)
Available from
GAS GAS
Harpur Hill Business Park
Hapur Hill
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9JL
mail@gasgasuk.com 01298 766813 (816 Fax)
cheers Spout - I might call Gas gas HQ and see if they do them here.

bob
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 7:49 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright GS Club UK
Hosted by Fast2host