Are Sidi crossfire 2's the most expensive boots to own in the history of motocross?

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10/26/2016 7:23 PM

I think yes. These are great boots, but they cost a fortune in the first place. Now I am about to be an additional$180 into replacing the soles, which has to be done every three months or so. worn right through to nothing. This will be the third time since april. I love the feel of these boots but would not recommend them to anyone unless they had deep pockets and didn't mind potentially having upwards of $800 in one pair of boots after a year of use. lame

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ride

10/26/2016 7:27 PM

Are they really $800? I dont know and am too lazy to look.

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10/26/2016 7:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2016 7:31 PM

kzizok wrote:

Are they really $800? I dont know and am too lazy to look.

I think he is talking the price of the boots new plus a few sole replacements.

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10/26/2016 7:33 PM

kzizok wrote:

Are they really $800? I dont know and am too lazy to look.

Beast666 wrote:

I think he is talking the price of the boots new plus a few sole replacements.

X2

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10/26/2016 7:36 PM

They are awesome looking boots for sure but the $$$ is a bit high sad

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10/26/2016 7:48 PM

kzizok wrote:

Are they really $800? I dont know and am too lazy to look.

Beast666 wrote:

I think he is talking the price of the boots new plus a few sole replacements.

mxb2 wrote:

X2

Got it. Thanks.

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

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Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





10/26/2016 7:48 PM

the initial price is in line with other high end boots. it is irritating how quickly the replaceable soles and quarter turn screws that hold the soles in place wear out though. very costly boots if you ride a lot. and i have stock, dull footpegs so i cannot blame boot murdering aftermarket razor pegs either

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ride

10/26/2016 7:54 PM

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have a pair of 2011 Sidi Crossfires that I got from a very fast GNCC rider the next year, and they still have the original soles on them in OK shape... Granted, I havent used them a ton but they do have a good bit of time on them and they've lasted through a top tier pro rider, and a slow guy that staples arrows on trees for a living.

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Jared Bolton
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10/26/2016 7:57 PM

something tells me my "how many boots you guys have" prompted this thread about crossfires haha

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10/26/2016 7:58 PM

That hasn't been my experience with them. They have been the best most durable boot I've ever owned.

How many hours are you riding? Mine are 4-5 years old and I've never replaced anything on them. And I ride/race about 3 times a month.

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10/26/2016 8:07 PM

My boots have roughly 40 hours of ride time on them this year and need new soles. Mine haven't worn through tho. Mine pulled the screws through the bottom from using my heel to pack my gate .

That being said they are by far the best boots I've ever had and would buy them again in a heart beat

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10/26/2016 8:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2016 8:31 PM

Sidi's are the shit! Are your foot pegs made with razor blades? Mine have all lasted way better than my alpinestars. I have always ran stock foot pegs though.

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10/26/2016 8:37 PM

I have an old pair of Axo's, think 2002 old, the inner lining is starting to degrade from being old. The soles? Aside from the right boot seeing lots of kicking action and it shows, they have held up well.

I really like the the Alpinestar Tech 3's or the Fox Comp 5's for the money. Hopefully I can get 5 years out of them.

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10/26/2016 9:18 PM

I've hade the same crossfires since 2009.
Maybe the 4th sole 2nd set of ankle covers.
You can get souls for $30 bucks. So figure $560.00 w mi discount +soles, parts $100.00=
$660.00
Into 8 years....

$82 a year with zero foot injuries.
Maybe it's time for a new pair...

What kind of foot pegs you got?

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10/26/2016 9:19 PM

2StrokenIt! wrote:

I've hade the same crossfires since 2009.
Maybe the 4th sole 2nd set of ankle covers.
You can get souls for $30 bucks. So ...more

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10/26/2016 9:55 PM

My Jett soles have lasted over a year so far. Most comfortable boot ever.

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10/26/2016 9:56 PM

Dang at the Chapperell tent sale they had the red, white and blue boots new for $250! I should have bought some to sell!

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10/26/2016 10:09 PM

100hrs + on mine and just now need the soles replaced. Ankle covers repaced twice

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10/26/2016 10:17 PM

We are Sidi fanatics, best boots on the market by far. No break in, fit is second to none.

But whatever you do, do not buy the SRS version. Buy the TA, soles last year's. The SR have to be replaced bi monthly and you almost always have to buy a crew kit ( very expensive) each time you do it.

I finally just ordered 3 soles and 3 screw kits just so I didn't have to mess with it for 6 months.

Best boots, by far. Stay away from Sole Replacment System. Very far away

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10/26/2016 10:24 PM

Sidi are amazing boots! I have a set since begin 2014 and replace the sole one time for 30 euro. I ride 2 a 3 times a week so count out. Got Alpinestars tech 10 twice and both where only able to ride 1 season with. Sidi is good and strong and if something gonna break its the sole, you can replace them really easy and for a cheap price.

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10/27/2016 12:48 AM

I can't see the money in them. Apart from the hinge system, I feel like the A-Star tech 7 is a far superior boot. And for once can we ignore the price tag and take the boots for what they are. Tech 7's are Alpinestars flag ship boot over tech 10's any day..

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10/27/2016 3:00 AM

What kind of pegs do you run if you have to resole them every 3rd month? Sounds very sharp blink

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10/27/2016 3:44 AM

I'm very hard on boots, and I ride once or twice a week year round. I'll admit to riding my boots into the grave as they're completely smoked when I'm done, but with the Sidi's that's usually three years in. I think that's a really good value for protection and comfort that is above the rest IMO.

The SRS for me is what really sets the boot above the rest. I've got size 13-14 feet, and as you can imagine feet that big can get in the way a lot. The SRS system allows for a much narrower and more compact boot, while offering even more protection. Recently, while waiting for my new boots to show up, I rode in a pair of regular soled SIDI's. I couldn't believe how clumsy these boots felt and I couldn't keep my feet out of the way at all. The soles could last longer I suppose, but I ride them well past the point they should have been replaced and it really harms nothing and I can't feel the difference.

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10/27/2016 3:51 AM

I disagree. I riding for many years Sidi Crossfire SRS 2, so i can recommend. Boots cost about 400eur (480usd), new pair soles about 20 eur, work on change anybody can do in a few minutes. Great boots.

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10/27/2016 3:56 AM

Been running Sidi's since 2007, best boot ever. I love how everything is replacable on the boot and has alot of adjustability built into them. Zero break in time either.

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10/27/2016 5:44 AM

I have owned the same set of Crossfire srs2 since 2008. I just finally put new souls on this year. I think the total for the souls and 30 new screws was under $80. Original boot cost 400 plus 80 equals 480 over 8 years is not a bad investment in my opinion.

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10/27/2016 6:41 AM

MotoX85 wrote:

We are Sidi fanatics, best boots on the market by far. No break in, fit is second to none.

But whatever you do, do not buy ...more

Exactly. Great boots, but the soles are too thin, too soft, and the screw heads wear down to nothing too. I just ordered two sole kits, thinking I would be good for a while. I forgot to get more screws! arrrgh!

by the way, I will say again, I run stock, dull pegs. Not boot shredding aftermarket idiot pegs. I thought about running the enduro sole on my crossfire 2's but heard that it can catch on the footpeg even more than the standard moto sold. Anyone who has worn the standard moto sole down knows that the screws start to occasionally catch on your footpegs and eventually get ripped out by the pegs, you find that they are missing after a ride.

I love these boots, I guess I would love them more if the replacement soles and screws were $15 instead of $60 every few months

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10/27/2016 8:10 AM

Our experience with SIDI has been fantastic. 2 years of moto every weekend. 200+ hours of ride time total. Power washed every ride. Resoled late season last year by me with a screwdriver.
Best boot purchase ever.
Going to be difficult to switch.

KC

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10/27/2016 8:21 AM

Sidi Crossfire, no better boot on the market. Worth every single penny of what they cost.

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10/27/2016 9:27 AM

You look at the price initially, sure, but they become the most affordable when they last you 10 years. As soon as you buy your 2nd or 3rd set of A-stars and SG12's, they become the most affordable.

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