tech 8 break in time

4 replies to this topic
  • thumper4life

Posted January 14, 2002 - 12:05 PM


I never really got a straight answer last time, but alls I want to know is how long I have to live with my stiff boots?

  • Husker_Mike

Posted January 14, 2002 - 01:07 PM


Hi Thumper,

I, too, just purchased a new pair of Tech 8s and went for my first ride yesterday. I had no problems shifting and using the rear brake was odd for the first 10 laps or so but then I got used to it. I must say, these things are far easier to ride in brand new than many of the boots I've worn in the past. I could not be happier.

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted January 14, 2002 - 01:45 PM


It took me several riding days before they finished loosening up. Even after riding with them for several months they do retain some stiffness, I assume for support and protection (i.e. cannot lift my toe to shift, etc..).

  • 250F#8

Posted January 14, 2002 - 04:53 PM


Originally posted by thumper4life:
I never really got a straight answer last time, but alls I want to know is how long I have to live with my stiff boots?

i broke mine in after one ride they are the best boots i have owned so far....

  • Hootna

Posted January 14, 2002 - 06:08 PM


Unfortunatley the truth is the Tech 8s will always be stiff with a lack of feel when your shifting. You get used to it after about a month.

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