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Which boots is worth for track for a 1 time investment  

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  1. 1. Which boots is worth for track for a 1 time investment

    • Sidi Vertigo Corsa - S$499(excl discount)
    • Sidi Vertigo - S$360
    • Sidi Vertebra Race - S$450
    • Oxtar TCS Sport - S$230
    • Oxtar Evo - S$330


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my SMX 3 cost me 300 at regina.....

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any idea how much would a smx plus cost?? i tot of getting it.. hmmz.. when i ask ah... like 2days ago??? kanna chop big big time.... sianz.. but i think if i REALLI buying. then they will give better pricela..

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Originally posted by Jerry858@Jun 1 2005, 11:34 AM

my SMX 3 cost me 300 at regina.....

Yup. Me too same price. :smile:

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Originally posted by NightPhantom@Jun 1 2005, 10:11 PM

any idea how much would a smx plus cost?? i tot of getting it.. hmmz.. when i ask ah... like 2days ago??? kanna chop big big time.... sianz.. but i think if i REALLI buying. then they will give better pricela..

try looking for darren. i feel he is better to negoitate price with..

he is more helpful and willing to answer your question.

 

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I'm using Sidi Vertebra 2 Te-Por (something like Gore-Tex). I think Sidi phased out the original Vertebra and Vertebra Race, and replaced them with the Vertebra 2 Air (perforated) and Te-Por (waterproof).

 

Anyway, the black ones are not as eyecatching as the Vertigo or Vertigo Corsa. But I still get occasional funny looks. :sweat: I paid USD237 (S$380) for it. MSRP is USD280 (S$450). Anyway if you are thinking of a pair of "everyday" boots, then you might want to look at Alpinestar GPS-3 or Sidi Strada (or even the B-One). They both look low-profile enough, and cost considerably less than the race boots. Plus, they both have waterproof versions, albeit at higher prices.

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Originally posted by ambasnakeman@May 30 2005, 06:34 PM

just bought sidi vertigo for 325. got white color. looks like worth the price

hi bro,

 

you seem to have try couple of brand of boots, any good recommendation for comfort and protection?

 

my budget is around $300.....

 

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hi guys..

bought my alpinestar SMX-Plus at 350 from regina..

great boots and its vented too..

can feel the wind in my leg..

haha..

SMX cost 300 at regina and thats the lowest they go..

show u the sample pics of my boots..

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/wacko250/astar.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/wacko250/astar2.jpg

 

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Originally posted by _wacko_@Jul 18 2005, 11:21 AM

hi guys..

bought my alpinestar SMX-Plus at 350 from regina..

great boots and its vented too..

can feel the wind in my leg..

haha..

SMX cost 300 at regina and thats the lowest they go..

show u the sample pics of my boots..

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/wacko250/astar.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a187/wacko250/astar2.jpg

 

cheers..

:smile: :smile:

any other colours to choose? or is it just this pair on sale?

 

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wacko's boots are good - boots is probably alpinestars' strongest product range. I'd also recommend taking a look at Gaerne GR-S boots at JR, which I got for $340. I consider that a hell of a deal considering that GR-S is Gaerne's top-of-the-line road racing model.

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Originally posted by rhema83@Jul 17 2005, 05:23 AM

Anyway if you are thinking of a pair of "everyday" boots, then you might want to look at Alpinestar GPS-3 or Sidi Strada (or even the B-One). They both look low-profile enough, and cost considerably less than the race boots. Plus, they both have waterproof versions, albeit at higher prices.

Btw, by saying everday u mean can use to go to work, walk abt w/o discomfort rite?

I search the webbie but it looks like a race boot leh :confused:

do u know where the get the GPS-3 boots besides regina?How much it rooughly cost? Thanks :smile:

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any other colours to choose? or is it just this pair on sale?

 

yupz u can get other colours too..

red

blue

black

and white

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Originally posted by _wacko_@Jul 18 2005, 02:03 PM

yupz u can get other colours too..

red

blue

black

and white

i am now blur with so many choice of boots available.

 

think got to go to indivdual shop to try it out lor.

 

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Originally posted by 2wheels@Jul 18 2005, 01:19 AM

Btw, by saying everday u mean can use to go to work, walk abt w/o discomfort rite?

I search the webbie but it looks like a race boot leh :confused:

do u know where the get the GPS-3 boots besides regina?How much it rooughly cost? Thanks :smile:

SIDI Strada is definitely a "street" boot because it's designed to be. But it's not cheap. You'll be looking at $300. SIDI B-One and Alpinestar GPS-3 are sport touring cum entry-level racing boots, so they are better if you intend to wear your boots for literally "all occasions".

 

I wore my Vertebra 2 out (not to the track or for touring) once before and nobody really laughed at me, although a few close friends asked if if they were hot or uncomfortable, and if they were really necessary. But I must say that they are on the tight side, so I won't wear them for very short trips.

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RIDE Magazine conducts a review on riding equipment once a while. I think it was 2 months back when they did a review on riding boots, or summer riding boots like what they call it.

 

It was quite a comprehensive review as every boot was subjected to a variety of tests like abrasion, cut, impact, etc.

 

I remember Sidi scored higher than the Oxstar TCS EVO that I've :( I wanted to get the Sidi initially but Chong Aik did not have the size and color combination that I wanted....

 

I can't remember where Alpinestars placed though....

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What's with all this fascination about how you would look around town?

 

It bothers me somewhat that the whole "lifestyle" concept of motorcyling means trying to gain the approval of someone else, whether it be your friends or the man in the street.

 

By riding a bike in our "car-means-you're-someone-important" country, you're already flipping your third finger against society's norms. Why are we trying to get back in their good books through what we wear?

 

This whole "I want the kind of image that my friends won't laugh at" thing leads to the very strange image of great sportsbikes ridden by people in open-face helmets, T-shirts and slippers. Bleh.....

 

Sigh, what do I know... flame on :bouncefire:

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Originally posted by Seraphim

It bothers me somewhat that the whole "lifestyle" concept of motorcyling means trying to gain the approval of someone else, whether it be your friends or the man in the street.

It bothers me too. I wear my Gaerne GR-S boots to the office daily (plus armoured jacket and gloves) and when lots of riders see me, they tell me they'd like to wear proper gear too, but are paiseh and don't want to get laughed at. It's usually younger riders feeling the strain of peer pressure. Like Seraphim said, by riding, you're already walking against the wind, so you might as well go all the way.

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Originally posted by rhema83@Jul 20 2005, 10:13 AM

SIDI Strada is definitely a "street" boot because it's designed to be. But it's not cheap. You'll be looking at $300. SIDI B-One and Alpinestar GPS-3 are sport touring cum entry-level racing boots, so they are better if you intend to wear your boots for literally "all occasions".

 

I wore my Vertebra 2 out (not to the track or for touring) once before and nobody really laughed at me, although a few close friends asked if if they were hot or uncomfortable, and if they were really necessary. But I must say that they are on the tight side, so I won't wear them for very short trips.

hi,

 

any commend on your vertebra 2?

 

i am considering the vertebra 2 or the vertigo cos both about the same price..

 

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I just rode over 400 miles wearing my Vertebra 2 last weekend. It was not hot at all, and the ambient temperature was around 27 deg C. It's a very nice pair of boots. I have no complaints.

 

The difference between the Vertebra 2 and the Vertigo is probably the design and the closure system. Vertebra 2 is velcro over zip, which is convenient, while Vertigo is a very different kind of locking mechanism somewhat resembling that on roller blades.

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Originally posted by Seraphim+Jul 28 2005, 03:43 AM-->
QUOTE (Seraphim @ Jul 28 2005, 03:43 AM)
What's with all this fascination about how you would look around town?

 

It bothers me somewhat that the whole "lifestyle" concept of motorcyling means trying to gain the approval of someone else, whether it be your friends or the man in the street.

 

By riding a bike in our "car-means-you're-someone-important" country, you're already flipping your third finger against society's norms. Why are we trying to get back in their good books through what we wear?

 

This whole "I want the kind of image that my friends won't laugh at" thing leads to the very strange image of great sportsbikes ridden by people in open-face helmets, T-shirts and slippers. Bleh.....

 

Sigh, what do I know... flame on[/b]

We are not trying to gain the approval of someone else. Well, at least not me. But being a rider doesn't mean that you have to ditch your common fashion sense and look out-of-place. Would you wear your leather track suit to a wedding dinner?

 

Riding a supersport with open-face helmet, singlet and slippers is both ugly and unsafe, but don't stereotype all riders who don't wear their armored jackets and boots everyday together.

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I get your point about practicality, and the reality is that we all have different levels of tolerance for discomfort. Your gear must be comfortable enough for you to wear day in, day out, and for many, that means that a lot of gear wouldn't see daily use.

 

There are, however, people like me, who wear their armoured jackets and boots to the beach and soccer field, and then change there. But I definitely concede that I'm in the minority.

 

Back to the topic at hand: I think it's really important to decide if you're going to wear your boots just to the track, or if you're going to wear them daily.

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Agreed. :smile: If you are buying a pair of boots solely for track, then you can sacrifice a little comfort for more safety features. On the flip side, if you're buying a pair of "everyday" boots, then comfort and practicality (ease of wearing, how well it goes with your clothes) will take priority.

 

Personally I think it's hard to find a compromise, that's why I bought a pair of full-fledged racing boots (Vertebra 2) - also used for touring - and have a pair of leather shoes for normal days.

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got any cheaper and gd boots for track use ?

i wanna get 1 to try the track but dunno wat to get...

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Very important to get good boots....

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Originally posted by [3]`chUn@Jan 2 2006, 02:51 AM

got any cheaper and gd boots for track use ?

i wanna get 1 to try the track but dunno wat to get...

:help:

You can try Sigma boots selling at Chong Aik.

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