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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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I'm just starting to get into trail riding on an old xl250 and beat the hell out of my legs last time I was out.

Looking to get a pair of boots that are of decent quality for protection but not high $$$ . I'm not racing, just working on getting seat time and used to the sport.

this isn't a wanted thread, just asking for opinions on different makes of boots.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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i always liked alpine stars
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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #3
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i rock alpine stars tech 10s

i also have a pair of sixsixone boots that are alot more comfy and easier on the wallet
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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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Oxstar are really comfy. I have some of them, fox forma pros and alpinestars tech 8s. any new boots are gonna be good for what you do and you can get some cheap too. I think its moose that makes some with a work boot sole so you can actually get traction in mud and sand i would check those out if you dont plan on racing
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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #5
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as far as most protection a-stars tech 10s are the best, hands down. I personally guarantee they saved both my ankles when I cased a 90 foot double. Severe sprains but no breaks. If you not hucking your bike that far the tech 8's give GREAT support as well, even if you are, I wouldnt over look the tech 8s if the 10's are too pricey. I have always sworn by A-Stars and always will, I have also heard good things about the tech 6's.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #6
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ive wore the tech 6 before but nothing like the 8 or 10s
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #7
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I personally guarantee they saved both my ankles when I cased a 90 foot double.

I don't even know what that means

With how old the bike is and with the little seat time I have I'm not doing anything too fast, nor am I getting off the ground. Right now I'm just running the motorcycle trails at Tin Cup and bashed the shyte out of my shins and calves on the stumps and bike when dismounting.

Looking for something in the >$150 range, new or used prefer used for cost reason.

Just don't want to limp as much after a day out.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #8
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I ride lots of miles, mostly like an idiot.

I can honestly recommend the "cheap" Thor Quadrant boots - you can find them new online for $99 if you look hard. I won't deny the boots these other guise are recommending are great - but they are also spendy. Answer brand seem to be the same as the quadrants with a bit different look.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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I don't even know what that means
I imagine he's talking about a really large dildo, but I have no idea why his ankles were at risk.
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Scooter speaks the truth, I should have read the OP you dont need the 10s or the 8s. In your case anything is better than nothing. There are a few guys on here who do a ton of trails, maybe they will be able to give you a better idea on a good boot at a good price. Us MX guys are used to doing everything full out or not at all This is not however always the best way to do something.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #11
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I imagine he's talking about a really large dildo, but I have no idea why his ankles were at risk.
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You MX guise are carrrrrrrrrrr-azy!
In the woods, if I case something, it's at most a 5' affair and I can just bounce off the ground.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #12
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nahh if you cant clear a truck in between the ramps your not going big enough Or a 10' freestyle ramp like in my avitar!
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Old September 12th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #13
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i have a set of fox forma that i bought when they first came out i dunni 10 years ago ..they are the best fitting boots(i have nurve damage and causes alot of pain in my feet....

just my 2 cents
i also have a set of alpinestars that my kid road a few times...might wanna sell them..size 12 if ya intrested
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Old September 12th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #14
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What size you wear? I just sold my bike and have a set of very lightly used alpine star tech 6s that I don't need, size 13, shoot me a PM if interested, I'll make someone a good deal on them.
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What size you wear? I just sold my bike and have a set of very lightly used alpine star tech 6s that I don't need, size 13, shoot me a PM if interested, I'll make someone a good deal on them.
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Im somwhere between 12 and 14 for size. normal shoe I wear are 13's but I don't know how much carryover that has to mx boots
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