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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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Alpinestars or Dainese?

Greets from Bali.
After having several close calls on the scooter & a bad exhaust burn from a bike parked too close its time to invest in some good boots of limited availability here in Bali.
Any one using either the Alpinestar S MX2 or Dainese Quito? They both look to have good reviews & i can get them around 350 bills ( import items have heavy tax )
Almost entirely city riding,low speeds but even a bad road rash will mean time off work not to mention the pain.

Any comments will be a big help.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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I don't know about those Dainese specifically, but you can't go wrong with either company for good foot protection. That is really pricey for the A*. Damn import tax is high.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #3
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Both companies put out good quality products, so you should be fine with either.

Pick the one you like best and be happy with it!
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Old July 17th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #4
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Both companies put out good quality products, so you should be fine with either.

Pick the one you like best and be happy with it!
I agree both companies make great products just keep in mind that the way they make their clothes will or will not fit your bodytype. Is there anywhere you can try on the items before purchasing? Having gear that will hold up in a spill is my first priority, being comfortable is my second...

Best of luck with your purchase
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Old July 21st, 2011, 03:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice & i decided to take a chance & order without trying but went with the Alpinestars & they arrived in my office today,hehe, i feel like wearing them in the kitchen but they are too sexy & comfortable.
They feel pretty solid & am sure will offer at least a higher degree of safety than sneakers.
Great experience with Proriders shop in Jakarta.
Next on the list is some kevlar jeans when i go to Singapore in a few weeks then i can at least feel a bit more comfortable riding.
Have ordered the undertail from Sportisi so will post up some pics when installed.

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Old July 21st, 2011, 05:18 AM   #6
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I have these RICHA KEVLAR JEANS but I think you will find them far too warm in Bali.

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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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I don't know about you but I feel like my foot is always pressing down on the rear brake now that I have my boots on. I think I'm going to have my wife drive behind me around the block one day to tell me if my brake light is constantly on or not. I don't know if I should keep my foot on the pedal or slightly to the right of the pedal to avoid pushing down on it.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Adjust the height of your brake pedal. It is mechanically adjustable to match your foot height. Do the same with your clutch pedal so you don't have to lift or lower your foot to slide it into place and it's not in the way.

Don't use your rear brake anyways unless you're on dirt.
I use the back brake when I see oil my front tire might slip in on the street sometimes.. when coming to a stop at a light.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:28 AM   #9
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Adjust the height of your brake pedal. It is mechanically adjustable to match your foot height. Do the same with your clutch pedal so you don't have to lift or lower your foot to slide it into place and it's not in the way.

Don't use your rear brake anyways unless you're on dirt.
I use the back brake when I see oil my front tire might slip in on the street sometimes.. when coming to a stop at a light.
haha another thing I didn't know about...noob!!! Something to do and look into on Saturday when I have plenty of time

And I was taught at the MSF course to use both brakes so it's a habit for me now when coming to a stop
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Old July 21st, 2011, 11:30 PM   #10
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Greets from Bali.
After having several close calls on the scooter & a bad exhaust burn from a bike parked too close its time to invest in some good boots of limited availability here in Bali.
Any one using either the Alpinestar S MX2 or Dainese Quito? They both look to have good reviews & i can get them around 350 bills ( import items have heavy tax )
Almost entirely city riding,low speeds but even a bad road rash will mean time off work not to mention the pain.

Any comments will be a big help.

Matt
Not sure about the Dainese but I have the A* SMX-1 Riding shoes. From what I gathered, they are similar but the SMX-2 is higher up on the ankle. As far as comfort goes, if you get the right size, they are super comfortable and the buckle system is easy to use once setup correctly. I didnt like the lack of ankle protection on my SMX-1's so I ended up getting some 3/4 touring boots instead.

Is there a way to try some on for size before ordering? The A* SMX-1 that I had was a little on the narrow side for me.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 03:26 AM   #11
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I bought a pair of A*'s octane boots from revzilla and ended up returning them for a pair of dainese manaus's.. and boy.. these daineses are more comfortable than my 3 year old nike's.
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