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6/1/2015 6:54 PM

My Alpinestar Tech 7's are just about gone. I rode yesterday after an eight month layoff due to a dislocated shoulder and broken humerus. I have had them for 8 years as a result of multiple vacations due to injury. In 2008, I broke my tib/fib and shattered my ankle. Two plates and 18 screws hold it all together. I really need great ankle support. I am considering Gaerne SG 10 (due to price). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mac

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6/1/2015 6:59 PM

I ran sg 10s for a few years and I absolutely loved them. I upgraded to 12s two years ago and I have to say if I had to buy a new pair of boots tomorrow and couldn't afford the extra I would go back to 10s in a heart beat

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6/1/2015 7:03 PM

Gaerne's are great boots. They run big, so make sure you try them on before buying on line. You won't be disappointed.

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6/1/2015 7:12 PM

I have had them all, I think the Gaerne SG12 is by far the best boot out there.

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6/1/2015 7:16 PM

I was thinking of getting a new pair myself. BTO has a great deal on FOX comp 5 anyone try them before?

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6/1/2015 7:40 PM

JMR1976 wrote:

I was thinking of getting a new pair myself. BTO has a great deal on FOX comp 5 anyone try them before?

rode with the comp 5 that i borrowed on a moto vacation and for the price range i think it is a great boot but jump up to the Sidi, Instinct, or Gaerne is well worth the investment. I prefer the hinge and can't go back...love my instincts but heart was set on Sidi but they just didn't fit right. BTW i will back fox 110% due to the support they gave me on my boots....long story but earned them 5 stars!silly silly silly silly silly

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6/2/2015 12:08 AM

I just got some fox instincts and the bottom buckle broke first ride. I was pretty bummed I had sg12s before that and they held up for what seemed like forever

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6/2/2015 12:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/2/2015 12:37 AM

Sidi Crossfire SRS 2. If not Sidi, SG12

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6/2/2015 5:02 AM

I have SG 10s and they do you run big very comfortable and quality boot, I also have Jett boots and also very high quality and comfortable right out of the box.

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6/2/2015 6:40 PM

jk367 wrote:

I just got some fox instincts and the bottom buckle broke first ride. I was pretty bummed I had sg12s before that and they held up for what seemed like forever

Call Fox..best customer service I have found in a long time.

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6/2/2015 6:50 PM

Tech 10's have the best ankle support IMO.

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6/2/2015 7:09 PM

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Love my new sidis... Feel like regular shoes and light! Love these
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6/2/2015 9:22 PM

Mentioned it to the wife tonight and she understands regarding my injury. She said find the best boots and buy them now so as not have any repeats.

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6/2/2015 9:39 PM

Wouldn't mind a set of Sidis as my next boots. Being able to colour coordinate with my bike should be worth a few seconds a lap as well.

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Current: 2010 TM 250MX
Previous: 2012 KX450f, 2009 K8 RM250, 2012 RMZ250, 2008 YZ125

6/2/2015 9:53 PM

I went from Alpinestars to Gaerne SG12 about 1.5 years ago. I love the quality of these SG12.

The other boot I considered was the Sidi Crossfire. I read that the Sidi runs narrow and the Gaerne runs wide. I tried them on and my wide foot fit the SG12 better. I suggest you try them all on and choose from those two boots as they seem to be the best quality and most popular.

Modern Alpinestars sure don't seem to last as long as the Gaerne and the Alpinestars buckles gave me a lot of frustration.
The old-school Alpinestars Tech 7 from the 1990's was a really good quality boot, the newer stuff is 2nd tier.

My only complaint about the Gaerne is that you need to put Loc-Tite blue on the screws wen you buy them. The little chrome ankle pivot plate will fall off when the screw comes out after 3 or 4 rides.

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6/2/2015 10:14 PM

Sidi Crossfires are the best boots out there in my opinion.

Simple, solid buckles. Replaceable parts. Very comfortable, and no extra bootys.

Alpinestars have a bigger name, but I think Sidi has a better boot.

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6/3/2015 2:27 AM

The SG 10 is an awesome boot, feel good and last long

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6/3/2015 2:28 AM

But how did you make the Tech 7 last so long? I've had two pairs, after half a season they were completely thrashed

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6/3/2015 2:39 AM

I'v done about 30h riding with my first gen Instincts and they aren't holding up too well. I might go back to SIDI Crossfires, although i found SG12 for sale yesterday, 349€ isn't that much for SG12s!

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6/3/2015 4:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/3/2015 4:38 AM

Another vote for the SG12's. Keep an eye out on ebay and craigslist, I got mine new for $380 shipped!

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6/3/2015 5:16 AM

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gaerne-g-react-boot

I got a pair of these about 2 months ago. Love em'.

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6/3/2015 5:26 AM

I was also price sensitive and left Tech 7s for SGs: it was a great move. I found older SG12s for a great price. Look online for older models if you don't need the newest bling and you can find something really close to 2015 SG10s.

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6/3/2015 5:31 AM

I had Tech 8's in the early 2000's that I had to replace the sole on 2 or 3 times. I then went to SG10's that lasted forever, the soles were bulletproof and I think I had to replace one buckle from losing screws. I wore them for what seem to be at least 8 years before they just started falling apart, the main outter shell started separating from the sole but I definitely got my moneys worth out of them. I have SG12's now I just bought less than a year ago and they are great. I'd love to try a pair of Tech10's some day but I'm not sure that'll ever happen with the way the Gaerne's have been holding up for me.

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6/3/2015 5:35 AM

Sg10/sg12... I tried in tech 10s at the shop and tried on sg10s and instantly said yep these are the ones.

After 30 hours I have like 2 marks from the pegs, awesome quality and fit extremely well.


My friends sidis are also great.

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6/3/2015 5:37 AM

JMR1976 wrote:

I was thinking of getting a new pair myself. BTO has a great deal on FOX comp 5 anyone try them before?

Don't get them I run instincts and they showed signs of wear stupid early. And they are like 5 pounds heavier than tech 7's. Just get alpinestars.

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6/3/2015 7:33 AM

Before buying a brand new pair, try some that have only been gently used. www.usedmxboots.com

Let me know if you have any questions!

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6/3/2015 7:38 AM

I'd recommend Alpinestars Tech 10's. The boots are incredible and give the best ankle support out there. I have ~60 hours on mine and they still look like new and have plenty of sole left.

The Sidis have close to zero ankle support. For the Sidi fans that don't believe me, grab the toe of your booth and try to make it touch the shin portion of the boot. I can do it with one hand. How is a boot that bends that far that easily supposed to provide ankle support?

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6/3/2015 7:46 AM

logan_140 wrote: Photo

Love my new sidis... Feel like regular shoes and light! Love these

"Johnny Ryall is the bum on my stoop
I gave him fifty cents to buy some soup
He knows the time with the fresh Gucci watch
He's even more over than the mayor Ed Koch"

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6/3/2015 7:50 AM

logan_140 wrote: Photo

Love my new sidis... Feel like regular shoes and light! Love these

I'm sure you've been asked this before, but do you work out?

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6/3/2015 7:52 AM

G Force wrote:

"Johnny Ryall is the bum on my stoop
I gave him fifty cents to buy some soup
He knows the time with the fresh Gucci watch
He's even more over than the mayor Ed Koch"

Beastie Boys! nice.

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