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post #1 of 11 Old 10-29-2017, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Cleated pegs and boots?

Just installed a set of Pivot Pegz, but I'm still riding with my BMW Urban boots, (smooth sole with minimal sipes).

If I buy a boot with an aggressive sole which would be good for walking in muddy conditions, would I have problem with the pegs and boots fighting each other putting my ankles or knees into an awkward position?

I'm asking because I can get a good deal on a pair of Froma Cape Horn boots, smooth sole, useless unless I'm pavement riding, or go for a full Adventure boot and pay the price
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I use enduro/adventure boots and cleated pegs without issue.

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thanks Dave, I'll keep looking on eBay and Kijiji for a bargain
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Extended length gear pedal and/or JNS footpeg relocation bracket may be quite beneficial with most off road style riding boots.

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Extended length gear pedal and/or JNS footpeg relocation bracket may be quite beneficial with most off road style riding boots.

I have the JNS relocation bracket, it's a long reach now to the shifter, but I've accustomed myself to moving my foot forward to shift and brake.
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Ordered a pair of Gaerme G-Midland Gortex, should be here Wednesday, just hoping these aren't too stiff for my needs
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Gaerne makes good boots; you may need to give it a bit of time to break them/you in.

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Gaerne makes good boots; you may need to give it a bit of time to break them/you in.

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So its similar to buying a Corbin seat? My skinny bum never did break in the two Corbins I bought over the years. Ended up selling both for a loss.

We used to beat the back of the company issued safety shoes with a hammer to soften them up, otherwise you'd have blisters on the back of your heals for months. Problem is you had to keep them safely hidden or lock up when you weren't using them as people would steal your broken in shoes.....lol
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Boots came in today, but I'm not sure and I could use some advice.

The sole has a new pattern than what is shown on the web, it appears to be more street orientated, a blend of smooth and aggressive sections. I don't think it is what I want in an adventure sole.

The other problem is how the boot puckers at the sides when bending forward. I"m thinking there is too much looseness around the top of the foot, but I don't know if adventure boots are made like this intensionally for walking?

thanks in advance
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Malcolm Smith Racing (MSR) used to offer "Re-Bounders". Thick padded in-soles to help us flat footed/slim footed riders fill-UP our riding boots.

I just heard that 'Aero-Stitch' offers thicker in-soles.
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