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Old 12-28-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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have my decisions narrowed down to sidi puma and tcx. what makes one better than the other. and from your personal experience which would you choose. i know alot of people use sidi boots. but i love the real clean look of the tcx boots. love how they dont look bulky

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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TCX for me, but boots are very subjective. If your foot likes them & they have a good reputation then go with what works for you. The Comp Ride Smart are TCX's top of the line with the Comp S next in line. If I have your size you can try some on when you stop by.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:30 PM   #4
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size 11 or 45 euro. and if i had that much more money i would get the bayliss replicas. man those look good
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:49 PM   #5
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Buy the boots that feel right. One of my pairs if Sidis isn't nearly as comfortable as the other. I do like to be able to replace parts on the boots, that is a nice feature that sidi has.
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I've got the TCX's. They're awesome boots, talk with Pete he'll get you all squared away.
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I think one of the most important things to look for, After comfort, is some kind of ankle restraint.
Some boots marketed to riders as track boots have the look but not the protection. They are nothing more than glorified work boots.
TCX has it, and by the look the Puma's do also. The Sidi's in the link you provided do not appear to have any thing to prevent hyper extension.
Just keep that in mind, crashes are violent and protecting your ankles is as important as your skin.
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trying to link the vertigo corsa. guess i should have made myself more clear. those have the ankle protection. looking in the 3-400 price range. is there any place around that has the tcx boots or the puma that i could try on. and pete i will be giving you a call tomm.
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Just keep that in mind, crashes are violent and protecting your ankles is as important as your skin.
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Sidi are the best ones I have owned so far. They were comfortable right out of the box and have held up through several get offs.
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Sidi is a very nice boot. I use Alpine Stars SMX-R boots, and really like them a lot too- especially for the price difference.

I have some friends who have Puma boots, and they say they are as comfortable as tennis shoes.
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I love my Sidi's, use them for cycling and roadrace footwear. My boots have held up well through quite a few crashes and lot's of racing with no issues, still as solid and comfortable as the day I bought em.

Make sure you get vented though, it'll keep you from suffering too much during the summer months.
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puma is very hard to get on and it weighs about 1,000 pounds

sidi is good but the soles wear out really fast, their new vortice boot has replacable soles though

but imo alpinestar makes the safest most comfortable boot
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the sidi, boot to boot, can fit different in the same size. the alpine star euro size 44 is called in us size a 9 1/2. the sidi 44 is called us size10. carefulof that stuff. i just baught a pair of vertigo corsa airs for 250$. they were on the shelf is why i got the price. gulf coast motorcycles on airline and 45 sells sidi. ask for ashley
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Whatever brand you decide, get with Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. He'll get you real-world information and comparison information, as well as getting you the best price anywhere in the area

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got a new set of a*'s but would have rather bought the sidi again! never again on the stars.
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got a new set of a*'s but would have rather bought the sidi again! never again on the stars.
why? I didn't like how the sidi boots fit me
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got a new set of a*'s but would have rather bought the sidi again! never again on the stars.
I dig my stars. There's no doubt that the Sidi is a high quality piece of gear, but I do dig my stars... 'specially for the price.
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why? I didn't like how the sidi boots fit me
well, with my discount on the stars, i couldn't pass it up (at the time) but they are too bulky for my tastes and i just like the comfort level that the sidi provides. The new sidi' that patrick posted up with the replaceable soles, will DEF. be my next set of boots as the sole normally gets trashed before the boot gets trashed.
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