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Old 04-11-2005, 02:18 PM   #31
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Hebo has a liner for waterproofing; wonder what the Gaerne's use?
The leather is oiled of course,but Gaerne also supply a waterproofing paste.I used this on my Gaerne trials boots for a trial last weekend,all sections were in a rocky stream and of course we have to walk the sections,I only felt water a couple of times,and once I dumped my bike in a deep pool (cleaned the time before,but hit a rock shifted by another competitor,sometimes it pays to walk everytime you do a section)At the end of the day my feet were dry,and I didn't even change socks for the drive home.I didn't even clean the boots,there was so much water they were self cleaning.and of course,why would I put my feet down into the mud?
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Old 04-11-2005, 05:27 PM   #32
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I recently got a pair of the Garne Balance 'oiled' and really like them for light duty trail riding ( 625 SXC ) and also road riding. Comfortable, good feel for the controls, easy to walk around in, and I like the flat soles. As far as protection goes well some boots have alot more but as a Dr once told me this may move the force else where and break something else. In skiing advances in equipment means less broken legs but more blown out ACLs. To me these seem like a good compromise ( knock on wood ).
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Old 11-20-2005, 04:30 PM   #33
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Sounds like the balance is a pretty durable boot. Anybody have problems with shifter wear on the uppers? I also don't like to have "too much" feel for the shifter. Any thoughts out there?
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:15 PM   #34
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I have the black ones (balance?). My Adv has one of those hinged tips on the shifter. After several thousand miles, I barely have a scratch from the shifter. I was planning to do something to protect the boot, but I really see no need for it.
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:06 PM   #35
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Can anyone compare the Gaerne Balance boots to the SIDI Discovery or the Oxtar Infinity in terms of, e.g., ankle support?
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Old 11-25-2005, 11:20 PM   #36
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I was just at the Gaerne internet site and the description for the oiled balance now states that the construction includes their "drytech" liner. Anyone out there have experience with the latest version of the boot?
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Old 11-26-2005, 05:26 PM   #37
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Gaerne vs. combat touring

I like the looks of the Gaerne ST Dry and the Explorer. How do they compare with the Aerostich Combat Touring and Combat Touring Lite ?
Other than price what are advantages/ disadvantages of both
I do mostly paved road touring with a little dirt ( side roads , gravel, etc. )
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Old 11-26-2005, 05:43 PM   #38
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I like the looks of the Gaerne ST Dry and the Explorer. How do they compare with the Aerostich Combat Touring and Combat Touring Lite ?
Other than price what are advantages/ disadvantages of both
I do mostly paved road touring with a little dirt ( side roads , gravel, etc. )
I would highly recommend the Oxtar Infinity for your type of riding. They are going very cheap at Motorcycle Closeouts: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/d...T_ID=OX2026-01


I tried the Aerostitch boot, but after a year I gave up. I could never get them to fit comfortably. They are a bitch to break in. heavy and not waterproof.
I got a pair of of the Oxtars and they were good from the beginning. Good protection, comfortable, waterproof and at that price hard to beat.
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Old 11-26-2005, 07:18 PM   #39
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I would highly recommend the Oxtar Infinity for your type of riding. They are going very cheap at Motorcycle Closeouts: http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/d...T_ID=OX2026-01


I got a pair of of the Oxtars and they were good from the beginning. Good protection, comfortable, waterproof and at that price hard to beat.
Good to hear. I ordered a pair a while back because they looked almost identical to my BMW Savannah's. I love the hell outta the Savannahs and was going to get another pair when I spied these.

I pick them up next week
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:06 AM   #40
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Good to hear. I ordered a pair a while back because they looked almost identical to my BMW Savannah's. I love the hell outta the Savannahs and was going to get another pair when I spied these.

I pick them up next week
They are the same as the Savannahs. The BMW label adds about $100.
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Old 11-27-2005, 07:08 AM   #41
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They are the same as the Savannahs. The BMW label adds about $100.
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:18 AM   #42
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Anyone able to compare these with the other trials boots I have seen available such as Hebo, Novo Gar? I have heard some good about Hebo; nothing about Novo Gar.

I guess someone should compare them to the Alpinestar trials boots (No Stop?), but they are too PR for me.
How about the Fly Racing Trials boot? The price is certainly right on those ($140).
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #43
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Is there any toe protection at all in the Gaerne Balance boots?
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #44
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They run wider than the average boot. I wear a 10.5 EEE and they fit perfect.
GasPipe,

You normally wear 10.5 EEE, so what size Gaerne did you buy?

I normally wear a 8.5 EEE shoes. Recently, I got impatient trying on sneakers and ended up buying a 10.5 regular width. The width is OK, because it is a hugely bigger size than what I wear. I have a good inch in front of my toes and an inch behind my heel.

With all that been said ...... what size Gaerne boots did you buy and how much room is in front of the toes and behind the heels?
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:29 PM   #45
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Is there any toe protection at all in the Gaerne Balance boots?
No more so then a pair a work boots. The Balance is a trials boot. You'll trade safety features for feel.

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And if you wear an 8.5EEE shoe, get about a 9 in the Balance.
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