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post #1 of 14 Old 04-07-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a pair of Alpinestars Tech 2 for my next boot purchase for my daily commute. Southern California, little to no rain, mostly riding during the day.

http://www.alpinestars.com/shop/cate...f-road/tech-2/

Anyone have any thoughts or reviews on these boots or suggestions for similar boots?


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I got the thor 50-50's when i had my drz. Was a good light-duty boot (good balance of protection and "walkability") till one of the plastic ratchet straps broke only a coupla months out of the box. I repaired it with a rivet and its held up since, but still a bit dissapointing that it broke in the first place.

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Those AXOs are clean. I'll check those out too.

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They look like they'd make my feet sweat.

Why not some full length boots like Sidi Fusion (costs about the same as those Tech 2).

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So I have the option to grab myself a brand new pair of the Alpinestars Tech 2 like above for $90. They are an unwanted present and coincidently my size. However I'm not sure whether these are too off road oriented. I ride my 9er everyday to and from uni and occasionally the longer trips on the country roads. Im not sure how waterproof they are, and the "bulky" design might take alot of getting used to especially for shifting. I was originally considering saving and getting a pair of Alpines Smx 2 which are about $200 in OZ now. What does everyone in this land of knowledge think??? Grab a bargain or hold out and pay the extra??? Here is the link to the Smx 2 for those that aren't familiar.

http://www.revzilla.com/product/alpi...s-s-mx-2-boots

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grab em! if you dont like em, turn around and sell em to break even. but at least try them!

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So I have the option to grab myself a brand new pair of the Alpinestars Tech 2 like above for $90. They are an unwanted present and coincidently my size. However I'm not sure whether these are too off road oriented. I ride my 9er everyday to and from uni and occasionally the longer trips on the country roads. Im not sure how waterproof they are, and the "bulky" design might take alot of getting used to especially for shifting. I was originally considering saving and getting a pair of Alpines Smx 2 which are about $200 in OZ now. What does everyone in this land of knowledge think??? Grab a bargain or hold out and pay the extra??? Here is the link to the Smx 2 for those that aren't familiar.

http://www.revzilla.com/product/alpi...s-s-mx-2-boots
What size? If you don't want them, I'll buy them and pay for shipping.

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What size? If you don't want them, I'll buy them and pay for shipping.
Size 9 US. Where are you located? I'm in Australia so if your in the States shipping would hurt!

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grab em! if you dont like em, turn around and sell em to break even. but at least try them!
Your right!!! eBay will forgive me purchase if I didn't like them! :-)

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Size 9 US. Where are you located? I'm in Australia so if your in the States shipping would hurt!
Ah. Size 13 anyway. And yea, it would. Haha.

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Looking at them too... The sole seems pretty thick , should dampens vibrations well !! Any reviews from wt members .. ?

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These are technically short "off road" boots. Very good protection but very stiff, very hot. Not a lot of ankle movement or lever feel.

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Hmmm...Never new the short ones were for offroad....but I'm gittin me a pair of those snappy AXO Slammers!

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