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Postby Kwacky » 22 Mar 2017, 20:43

My TCX S-R1 boots have given up. The zip has gone on them. They've done me proud for 3 years having been worn pretty much every day since I've had them.

So any recommendations for replacements?

I'm tempted with their replacements https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... rod/216831
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Blade » 22 Mar 2017, 21:23

I have them boots mate.

Done me proud but I don't use as hard as you in all cinductions.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 22 Mar 2017, 21:40

The Blade seal of approval on Tankslap is like the Queen's seal on your Kelloggs Cornflakes.

I'll get some this week.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Blade » 22 Mar 2017, 21:59

I like Cornflakes too if that helps (lol)
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Blade » 22 Mar 2017, 22:03

All joking aside worn them day in day out on euro trips and comfy and waterproof with no issues.

Not the gortex version, but crashed twice in tcx boots and never had any foot or ankle injuries.

Tcx are very good boots and underrated imo.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 22 Mar 2017, 22:10

I agree. My old pair have been the best all rounders I've owned and I get through boots at a decent rate. Until I can justify the price of some Daytonas TCX will be my first choice for commuting.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Blade » 22 Mar 2017, 22:32

Daytona's are mental money and not worth it imo. If Rossi and Co wear Dainese Axial pro which cost a 1/3 of Daytona''s that will be my choice until I win the lottery.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Jack » 22 Mar 2017, 23:26

Demon Tweeks are doing the RST Tractech Evo in black and green for £100 on special right now
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 22 Mar 2017, 23:40

Having seen a pair of those on Facebook this week ripped apart in an off i think I'll give them a miss.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby TonyB » 23 Mar 2017, 09:08

Why not get the zip repaired if they're still keeping you dry?
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 23 Mar 2017, 09:20

They way the boots are made to ensure they stay waterproof means that the whole boot needs to be deconstructed and then the zip will be replaced. Anyone who does that sort of work will charge a small fortune and won't guarantee that it'll be waterproof after the repairs have been done.

When the zip on my Goretex jacket went I asked around about repairs and they all said the same thing - no guarantees.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 23 Mar 2017, 09:59

I've found a pair of the S-R1s for sale at £125 delivered so I've gone with another pair. I paid £200 for the last set so I know they're well worth the money.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Blade » 23 Mar 2017, 10:28

That's a bargain. Nice one (y)
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby kiwikrasher » 23 Mar 2017, 12:52

Kwacky wrote:I've found a pair of the S-R1s for sale at £125 delivered so I've gone with another pair. I paid £200 for the last set so I know they're well worth the money.


ot a link? They are about $450 here in Aussie. If they have the Blade and Kwacky approval they must be good! My waterproof AStars are getting a bit tired.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby kingfixer » 23 Mar 2017, 13:50

I have some TCX Goretex boots but they are more a touring boot, got them for when im on the Multi mainly.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 23 Mar 2017, 14:41

kingfixer wrote:I have some TCX Goretex boots but they are more a touring boot, got them for when im on the Multi mainly.


The SR1's have got loads of protection, they're more of an every day sports boot. I've got the AXO Boots for weekends and track days.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 23 Mar 2017, 14:54

kiwikrasher wrote:
got a link? They are about $450 here in Aussie. If they have the Blade and Kwacky approval they must be good! My waterproof AStars are getting a bit tired.


Ebay UK. Search for "TCX Goretex". That brings up more pairs. My searches for TCX S R1 didn't show them up.

I had the last pair of Size 10s
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby kiwikrasher » 23 Mar 2017, 18:19

kingfixer wrote:I have some TCX Goretex boots but they are more a touring boot, got them for when im on the Multi mainly.


Which model are they? If only got the Multi for the road and I've being wearing my old Astars as my other boots are stiff race boots.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby kiwikrasher » 23 Mar 2017, 18:25

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These are the Infiniti Evo, quite like them but they are around $500 here.
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Re: Goretex boots

Postby Kwacky » 23 Mar 2017, 19:48

If you see some you like I'm happy to have them delivered to my house and I'll forward them to you. Not sure what the postage will be.
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