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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

 

The wire/clasp closure is annoying to deal with, at least for me.

post #4232 of 4527
I used to have Sidi's but have moved to Daytonas and find them just a huge amount better.
post #4233 of 4527

i hate those wires too.  Hated em on the sidi boots, hated em on the handroid gloves. Hate em all!

post #4234 of 4527

@Matto - Thanks for sticking up for Kevlar jeans. I suppose it'd be good to have a pair for everyday casual short rides. Maybe I'll give 'em a second chance...

 

 

@Rumpelstiltskin - Way to make my decision even harder. If I were going to be tracking the bike often, I'd go right for the Vortice. But realistically, I'm more likely to fall into the "commuter" or "sport touring" bucket. The hard choice is between perf and gore tex. If you're going to spend $300+ on an item that's only useful for riding, it's less painful to only have to do it once. Those pretty much all look like good options. Except the Pumas, I can't imagine those would be fun to own.

 

I'm also thinking about:

 

Dainese Latitor Gore Tex:

 

CE-2 rated and looks both waterproof and breathable. Possibly ideal for New England riding.

 

 

 

 

Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore Tex

 

More aggressive but still not really "trackable" 

 

 

Currently my only "sport" riding boot is the

 

Sidi Astro:

 

Every day warm-ish weather riding boot. Lyrica construction with those cool Sidi ratchet laces. A little extra protection around ankle, heel and toes. Virtually unbendable sole. Looks weird with riding pants.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 3/13/14 at 11:34am
post #4235 of 4527

hahahaha

 

Is goretex truly necessary?  You're in Boston, not Portland.  

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

@Matto - Thanks for sticking up for Kevlar jeans. I suppose it'd be good to have a pair for everyday casual short rides. Maybe I'll give 'em a second chance...

 

 

@Rumpelstiltskin - Way to make my decision even harder. If I were going to be tracking the bike often, I'd go right for the Vortice. But realistically, I'm more likely to fall into the "commuter" or "sport touring" bucket. The hard choice is between perf and gore tex. If you're going to spend $300+ on an item that's only useful for riding, it's less painful to only have to do it once. Those pretty much all look like good options. Except the Pumas, I can't imagine those would be fun to own.

 

I'm also thinking about:

 

Dainese Latitor Gore Tex:

 

CE-2 rated and looks both waterproof and breathable. Possibly ideal for New England riding.

 

 

 

 

Dainese TRQ-Tour Gore Tex

 

More aggressive but still not really "trackable" 

 

 

Currently my only "sport" riding boot is the

 

Sidi Astro:

 

Every day warm-ish weather riding boot. Lyrica construction with those cool Sidi ratchet laces. A little extra protection around ankle, heel and toes. Virtually unbendable sole. Looks weird with riding pants.

post #4236 of 4527
Matches your Striple...

nike-airmx-boot-side.jpg
post #4237 of 4527

@BostonHedonist - re-reading my post, it came across as quite preachy. That wasn't the intention - my apologies. I'm actually a big believer in everyone assessing their own risks, and choosing whatever gear you like. IE, we're all big boys and girls and can make up our own minds.

 

A cousin of mine had boots very similar to the Dainese Latitor ones shown above - they were stealthy enough for him to wear with business-casual clothes in his job as an IT Manager. He had race-style boots, but got sick of always having to carry a second pair of shoes everywhere. The soles on the ones he had were reasonably flexible too, which is important if you want to actually walk around in them. I can't remember exactly what his were, but they were that same style.

 

And since this is a thread about bikes, I feel compelled to post a pic of the old rocket ship before we sold her:

 

 

Cheers,

Matt

post #4238 of 4527
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Matches your Striple...

nike-airmx-boot-side.jpg

Pretty cool looking. How many bowls of rice (daily wage) do you think Nike has to pay the manufacturing staff per unit?
post #4239 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Matto View Post
 

@BostonHedonist - re-reading my post, it came across as quite preachy. That wasn't the intention - my apologies. I'm actually a big believer in everyone assessing their own risks, and choosing whatever gear you like. IE, we're all big boys and girls and can make up our own minds.

 

 

"Don't tell me how to eat donuts." ;)

 

You are too kind.

 

PS - Welcome to the forum. You picked an interesting first thread. 

post #4240 of 4527

Registered 2 years ago, after lurking for about 6.

 

You can't rush these things.

 

Cheers,

Matt

post #4241 of 4527

So I was just in L.A. and had to...

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"How much is that Mickey Rourke's bike in the winnnn-doooowww.."

 

 

In case anyone ever wondered what the RSD shop is like...

post #4242 of 4527
I didn't even know RSD had a store....

Did you swing by Deus as well?
post #4243 of 4527
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I didn't even know RSD had a store....

Did you swing by Deus as well?

 

I knew that would get your attention. It's a store attached to their shop, where all the magic happens. And no, they don't give tours of the shop. =/

 

I drove past Deus when meeting my friend at Venice Beach on my way back to the airport, but didn't have time to pop in.

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post #4245 of 4527
Alright, nother question for you commuters.

I take a duffle with my gym clothes and lunch into work everyday, it's probably about 3 feet long and a foot wide, and weighs ~12lbs. what would be the safest way of strapping this thing to a bike?

or rather, if that sounds stupid. whats the best option in regards to carrying a bag on a bike?
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