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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 2:47 pm

bought a new pair of boots back in feb this year. I kept them for when I do track days and the drags so they havent had alot of use. if you include today ive used them 4 times. I have to say that describing them as shit would be fair.
the calf support adjusting ratchet straps have fallen apart. they squeak as all the plastic flexes, and on the bike they do not give you any real feel or feedback as to whether or not ypu are on the lever resulting in missed shifts and my foot slipping off the brake lever as it did today. now they feel floppy and I may as well as wear gumboots... feels the same.
I asked the manufacturer / seller if I can get the adjusters repaired or replace the boots I was quickly told that they only carry a 3 month warranty. Evil or Very Mad
my alpine stars smx5 boots are 7 years old shortly and apart from some minor cracking on the shift lever pad and ive worn to soles down a fair bit they could go for another year. these boots have been soaked with water when caught in the rain, baked in the hot sun, worn heaps during their current service life and they crap all over this other brand even in the conditon they are in now.

in short buy the known good stuff. alpine stars, berik etc... check the warranty length and conditions.
buy cheap.... buy twice. after the price is paid all that remains is the quality.

ill never ever buy this other brand again..... ever.

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Post  Chalkie on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:18 pm

What's the name of the cheap brand so we can avoid them?
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:23 pm

Lets just say they are not
Alpine stars
Berik
Arlen ness
Dri rider

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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:24 pm

You cant buy them in any of the mainstream mc shops like amx or ama etc.
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Post  Chook on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:46 pm

@Ironman wrote:Lets just say they are not
Alpine stars
Berik
Arlen ness
Dri rider

You can add Rossi's to that list and their Australian made as well

in over 25 years I've had 3 pairs of boots, 2 were Rossis that have lasted well over 10 years each, my Gaernes only lasted about 3 years and leaked like a sieve from day 1
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:47 pm

If they smell of cheap leather... keep on walking.

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Post  Chook on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:51 pm

@Ironman wrote:You cant buy them in any of the mainstream mc shops like amx or ama etc.
Aldi?
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:52 pm

The brand is what attacks surfers.

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Post  Chook on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 3:59 pm

@Ironman wrote:The brand is what attacks surfers.

Their head office is between Brisbane and the Gold Coast?
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:00 pm

Uh huh

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Post  Chook on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:02 pm

@Ironman wrote:Uh huh

I just happen to be wearing a pair of their pants right now
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:04 pm

You wear leather pants around the house?

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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:06 pm

Lmfao

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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:09 pm

Arlen ness and alpine stars have a 12 month warranty.

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Post  Chook on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:10 pm

@Ironman wrote:You wear leather pants around the house?

Nah, they're Kevlar lined cargos and I just got home from doing some shopping on the Bandit Laughing Laughing


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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 4:13 pm

Im bitterly disappointed because i now have to go and buy another pair of boots. Id rather spend the $ on suspension than rebuying something that should last alot lobger than 4 occasions.

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Post  gus on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 7:42 pm

What size boot do you take Ironman . I have a good race pair you can have if they fit .Falco
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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 7:44 pm

Thanks gus! But i just bought a new pair of beriks.

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Post  madmax on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 8:10 pm

Have a pair of Dri-Rider (misnomer) winter boots for the past 7 years, not bad lasting very well. Reasonably comfortable except for walking.
Waterproof as long as you keep the Dubin up to them, but can still be cold even with 2 pairs of socks.
Also have a pair of AlpineStars SMX1 summer boots, awesome boot, very comfy good to walk in and well ventilated for hot summer days. Probably not very waterproof but then they are for fine summer days. replaceable toe sliders as well.

AlpineStars gets my vote

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Post  Bosco15 on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 8:28 pm

@Ironman wrote:Thanks gus! But i just bought a new pair of beriks.

I have worn a pair of Beriks for the past six years. They are the rear entry style. Best boots I have ever owned. Starting to look a little shabby, although still perfectly serviceable, so I looked at replacing them. To my dismay, they no longer make that style. I ended up with the current Berik offering. A good boot, but not as good as my old ones.

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Post  Ironman on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 8:56 pm

The gpx model?

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Post  Bosco15 on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 7:16 am

That's what happens to a non drinker at Christmas. 
Too many shandies, last night. 
Sorry. My story relates to my Gaerne boots. 
I have Berick leathers.  Embarassed

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Post  Chook on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 9:20 am

@Bosco15 wrote:That's what happens to a non drinker at Christmas. 
Too many shandies, last night. 
Sorry. My story relates to my Gaerne boots. 
I have Berick leathers.  Embarassed

Laughing Laughing

Interesting you think so highly of your Gaerne boots and I think mine were the worst boots I've owned
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Post  2wheelsagain on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 10:22 am

These days I'll only ever use Alpinestars. They last and last.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 6:16 pm

I`ve never owned a pair of riding boots.

I`ve only ever worn steel capped work boots, weld burns and all. I can`t see me ever owning a pair either.
I only get 2yrs out of them, sometimes less, but that's wearing them day in day out.

If I know there`s wet weather coming, sometimes I give them a wipe with a leather treatment to seal it out.

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