Axo RC-5 boots?
Posted February 28, 2002 - 09:52 PM
Posted March 01, 2002 - 05:50 AM
ride on brother
[ March 01, 2002: Message edited by: lewichris ]
Posted March 01, 2002 - 08:57 AM
I didn't like the tech 8 booty nor did I like the "action" and sharpness of the tech 8 buckles. The buckles on the ones I tried on were suprisingly difficult to monkey with.
The tech 6 seemed a little low on quality compared to the RC-5 / tech 8.
I ended up with Gaerne SG-1 boots and I am very happy with the decision. Good quality metal buckles that are easy to operate. Quality materials and craftsmanship. A high end boot along the lines of the tech 6 / tech 8 / RC-5. Although I would have bought the RC-5 if I could have found them in my size locally. BTW - I paid $230 for the mail ordered Gaerne SG-1.
Posted March 01, 2002 - 09:22 AM
i am in no way talking down my SIDI boots (SRS tae flex $270 boots)... i love them, and they are a wonderful fit and provide excellent support for mx, but my bike is destroying them. the toe of the right rubs on the brake and is ripping up the leather. i hope to get another season out of them. if i had it to do over again, i probably would have gotten a pair of more affordable boots (thor t-20's, fox tracker, etc...) which can replaced twice as often due to them being half the cost. the rc5 boots from axo are top of the line (i have buds with them) and if you have the clams to shell out, go for it, but if you are on a budget like any of the rest of us, go with something a little more reasonable that can be replaced if you don't like them (with no regrets) or they wear out. these are perfectly good (and often times more comforable due to greater mobility from less support) for trailriding. use the $$$ you save to get something ultra trick for your ride or something.
just my $.02
take it as you read it or call me a moron( ) . just trying to help from personnal experience. have a good one and enjoy whatever you buy
p.s. SIDI's are excellently crafted boots and are ultra comfortable. this is the second pair i own. my others are made about the same as thor t-20's or fox trackers, and i just wanted new boots for better support for my ankles for mx.
Posted March 01, 2002 - 06:17 PM
Posted March 01, 2002 - 06:42 PM
I have the RC-5's They are awesome! a pain in the butt to put on, but I don't think you will find a higher quality boot out there. It must be the most heavily armored boot on the market! I think if I were to do it all over though, it would be a toss-up on RC-5's or Tech-8's