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Beginners Boot/shoe ? and a question on pants - April 26, 2010, 08:23 PM

So with the purchase of the new bike I am in search of some riding gear for the lower half.

What should I be looking for in a boot/shoe to Ride in? Now I'm a noob but these will be mainly used for commuting 20miles to and from work on the highway, so I don't believe I need a high performance piece just yet. As I progress my level of riding I will purchace new gear to go with it.


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I bought a pair of these Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof boots and have been quite happy with them for general purpose riding. Super comfortable, waterproof, great grip, and have a decent amount of protection to the ankle, heel, and toes (CE Certified). Price: around $120-ish. I keep a pair of dress shoes in the office so I don't look like Napoleon Dynamite. For your type of riding at first they should be a great fit . . . good luck with your search.


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+1 for A* Ridge boots for a street boot. Got mine for real cheap from Colgan Powersports in Manassas. Less than online prices.


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Just go with some full sidis. They are comfy for everyday riding and you won't have to spend more money later if you decide to do a track day or go out on skyline drive. You'll also be thanking yourself when the inevitable happens. Remember your gear is the most important investment you can make.


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Turkish are you talking about say the Fusions



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Yes, any of the sidis will be good. I would also look at the Alpinestar and Axo, they have a new street boot out.


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I bought a pair of these Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof boots and have been quite happy with them for general purpose riding. Super comfortable, waterproof, great grip, and have a decent amount of protection to the ankle, heel, and toes (CE Certified). Price: around $120-ish. I keep a pair of dress shoes in the office so I don't look like Napoleon Dynamite. For your type of riding at first they should be a great fit . . . good luck with your search.
+1 I have these as well. They are really comfortable, I can wear them all night when I go out.


as for pants, I have the joe rocket ballistic 7.0 pants - textile. They were great when I had my joe rocket jacket because they zipped to the jacket, but now I have a* so they don't zip together anymore. If they don't zip together, they could leave a gap between the jacket and pants, causing rash in that area. anyway, the pants are excellent. I've ridden them in 30 degree weather and my legs weren't cold at all.


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I have both track boots and touring/street boots and tend to prefer my touring/street boots for commuting and short trips. The touring boots grip better to the street especially in slicker conditions and they give me slightly more flexibility in my ankles so when I need to walk the bike. (Yea, I'm short and occasionally need to push the bike backwards, etc.)

And of course, with all things gear related, consider trying the various items on. If I recall, A* tend to run larger in the calves, while Sidis are tighter.

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Anyone try/have tehse?

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April 28, 2010, 02:20 PM

So I picked up the Alpinestars Ridge and ICON ARC mesh overpants


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The A* Ridge is definitely better than white reeboks


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