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Old 11-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #16
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Sidi just came out with these....they're called "Armada." I have the Canyon boot and they're great.....feel a little naked when I'm out on the dirt. They are very comfortable. I had my local BMW moto shop order the Adventure Gore tex and the Armada's to see which one I like more. Here's a link to a youtube video on the Armada's as well. Good luck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKgOlozYQMw


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Old 11-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #17
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I've got these - had them about 18 months and I ride most days and these are great in all temp ranges. Water proof is a bit of a reach though. I have rubber overboots for those really wet commutes.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Gaer...Oon30gGChID4Dw
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:29 AM   #18
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Hi All,

I'm looking to replace my HG adventure styled boots. Anyone got any experience or want to comment on the Sidi Adventure boot. It's top dollar but appears to be a decent boot, comments please.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #19
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I've got both the CBT Lites and the Gaerne Balance Oiled. I loved the CBTs right up to the point that I got the Gaernes, haven't worn them since, but....

The CBTs are nice boots, and I'll probably use them more often in the winter since I don't need to worry so much about whether or not they're waterproof, or how comfortable they are walking around. They are reasonably comfortable, and I think they'd fare just fine in an on-road crash, as the leather is really heavy.

Had I bought the Gaernes first, I wouldn't have looked at the CBTs. They offer slightly more protection with their shinguard, they don't have the goofy lace system the CBTs have, and they're absolutely waterproof. They're also more comfortable for riding and walking.

Be honest with yourself about the kind of riding you do. If your 30% off-road is gravel driveways and farm roads, either of these boots are fine. If you're honestly doing gnarly MX stuff on your $20,000+, 600 pound BMW, you're a better man than I, and you'll want boots with more protection.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:31 AM   #20
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Sidi Discovery Rain...nuf' said..
love mine, but they squeak loudly while walking. I would love to know how to shut them up. At first I thought they would break in, but 6000 miles into them and they still squeak. Beyond the public embarasment they are the most comfortable boots Ive ever ridden in
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:53 AM   #21
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Wrong section... should be asking in the "Equipment" section, but I'm sure a mod will move this for you.

Also, there's a search feature in the upper right corner. Navigate to the "Equipment section", click "Search this forum", and you get some results like this:

http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=20531149

That may get you going!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:09 AM   #22
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I've got these - had them about 18 months and I ride most days and these are great in all temp ranges. Water proof is a bit of a reach though. I have rubber overboots for those really wet commutes.
Riding in rain, standing in creeks - mine have never leaked.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:10 AM   #23
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I've got both the CBT Lites and the Gaerne Balance Oiled. I loved the CBTs right up to the point that I got the Gaernes, haven't worn them since, but....

The CBTs are nice boots, and I'll probably use them more often in the winter since I don't need to worry so much about whether or not they're waterproof, or how comfortable they are walking around. They are reasonably comfortable, and I think they'd fare just fine in an on-road crash, as the leather is really heavy.

Had I bought the Gaernes first, I wouldn't have looked at the CBTs. They offer slightly more protection with their shinguard, they don't have the goofy lace system the CBTs have, and they're absolutely waterproof. They're also more comfortable for riding and walking.

Be honest with yourself about the kind of riding you do. If your 30% off-road is gravel driveways and farm roads, either of these boots are fine. If you're honestly doing gnarly MX stuff on your $20,000+, 600 pound BMW, you're a better man than I, and you'll want boots with more protection.
I gave my CBT a treatment with Snoseal and waterproof hasn't been a problem. They aren't the most comfortable to walk in though. I may have to try the Gaernes.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:14 AM   #24
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Sidi Discovery Rain...nuf' said..
love mine, but they squeak loudly while walking. I would love to know how to shut them up. At first I thought they would break in, but 6000 miles into them and they still squeak. Beyond the public embarasment they are the most comfortable boots Ive ever ridden in
They're noisy all right, but not THAT bad. And you can walk in them pretty well but they're not hiking boots. Very comfortable while riding and good protection.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:22 AM   #25
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Thor 50/50. Noce comfortable for general use. Pretty good for light or moderate off road. They are by no means water proof though. But contrary to popular opinion the only waterproof boot I have is the pair of lined rubber boots I have. Everything else has or will leak at some point.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:53 AM   #26
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sidi

got em, love em, buy em! they are worth every penny and you will never have to think about boots again
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #27
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Sidi Adventure Boots

Used the Adventure Goretex version this past year, they are great boots! Comfortable, waterproof boots which offer great protection. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:22 AM   #28
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Sidi Adventure Gortex...

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Amen, I've had these for two years and love them, easy on, easy off and completely waterproof!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #29
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I have the CB lites, second sole . Now I have the Adventure Rain boots . They both have their place for me .
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:34 AM   #30
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One of the best, if not THE best overall boots has to be Sidi On-Road Boots. They have been around forever, are waterproof, very comfortable and reasonably protective. Whether they are enough protection for your 30% off road I think depends on how aggressive your riding is.
+1, they can get/feel hot when it is hot outside but all "boots" are that way. They are farily light and comfortable.
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