TCX S-Race Boots
Buy them while you can, if your size is available. I was looking at these boots in 46 when they became unavailable. Lucky I checked back, and someone must have returned a pair. Bought them quick.
If TCX boots fit you, these are very comfortable on the bike. Not good for walking around, but great protection for the money.
April 7, 2014
The S-Race is a pretty good boot. I am currently using it for commuting and it's easy for me to walk around in for like 15 mins at a time once broken in. I had to adjust my shifter until it was broken in which took a few rides and now that it's broken in I nearly have the shifter back to it's original position. It is definitely roomy, I have a rod in my left ankle and it barely gets irritated in the boot with my leather pants tucked in and I had to put an extra insole into the boot to make sure there was not any freeplay with my feet in the boot, I usually wear a 8.5 so it is a little roomier than my 8.5 running shoes. Weird thing is that the velcro flap cut me a few times while zipping of the boots, mean paper cuts. Also they squeak alot when walking so I used some chain grease at the contact points and where the leather and plastic touched and it diminished the sound, but people will know when I walk into the office. But at the end of the day I would rather have the safety squeaks than my hightops.
April 1, 2014
Good Value on Sale
Got these babies on sale for $230. Sizing is spot on. Leather is high quality. Protection seems robust. Only have had the for about 2 months, so can't comment on the durability yet. Hopefully, they will hold up.
March 31, 2014
Great boot. The only thing I would say is that it fits a bit tight on top of my foot. Not to bad. I bought dr sholls inserts for added comfort. The right boot squeaks a little when I walk. Over all the style and protection surpass every other boot. It is a race boot after all.
March 28, 2014
My wife and I both ordered 1/2 size small. Perfect fit and I'm impressed with the quality and they have all of the features for ultimate protection. I feel that these boots will last a long time. More comfortable than I was assuming but not a boot for long days of walking. Definitely made for a sport riding position. I love the toe architecture and the fit around your ankle is flawless. Feet stayed warm in 40 degrees and cool at 60-I'll probably be okay with the heat in the summer but time will tell.
Buy them while you can, they're pretty sweet.
March 24, 2014
I'm On My Second Pair -- Best Boots Yet.
I've owned A-Stars (several pairs), Sidi, and briefly, a pair of Garne that had to go back. Hands down, these are the best boots yet. An added bonus is that if, like me, you have wide feet (I wear a 9.5 double E in New Balance; 10 (euro 43) in some dress shoes), these will fit you well, and not leave you feeling pinched. The built quality is very very good, and they stand up to heavy use (not to mention all but the nastiest weather) with no problems. Have not crashed in them, but the level of support / armor, and protection is pretty burly, and should be ideal for all spirited street & light track use. The engineers / designers aren't resting on their laurels, either; my second pair is more technologically evolved than the first, which was no slouch. You won't want to go hiking in them, but fine & comfortable enough for a bit of walking around during breaks. Highly recommended.
March 4, 2014
Love this Boot
I was in the market to invest in a more serious pair of boots and these fit the bill perfectly. I have been a huge fan of the SMX-5 boots but I did my share of research before eventually ending up with these. I couldn't be more happier with my decision. The features on this boot are excellent and so is the quality. The TCS system is great, same goes for the aluminum Toe sliders, the venting in the shin guard, the ankle protection etc...just too many things. It's obvious the amount of thought gone into every detail of this boot. The RS-2 and newer versions have even more features and are brilliantly designed but at this price ($229) this is the winner. It is true to size, but the width of the shoe is average...I have fairly wide feet but it's not at all uncomfortable. Overall, this boot gets my vote.
February 25, 2014
Comfort and bang for buck
First off, I'd like to comment on the shopping experience. I ordered online and the boots arrived quickly. After I opened the package, I found some minor stitching fray along the zippers. I contacted Revzilla and they shipped out the replacement before I could even send back the 1st pair. 5-stars service !
Now the boots.... They are true to euro size. I have wide feet, high arch with narrow ankles and these boots are almost perfect fit out of the box. The width fits my forefoot very well, snug without feeling tight. Once broken in it felt very comfy.
Out of the box, the heel cup felt a little loose in these boots. There was some heel lift when I try to tip toe. Luckily this was easily remedied with a contoured insole. The insole also provided arch support.
I have the opposite problems w/ Sidi's: snug heel and tight forefoot. It was much easier to make the TCX work for me then the Sidi's. With contoured insoles, the TCX now fits perfectly.
Compared to my previous boots (Gaerne G.Flow, more flexi) I had to make some adjustments to the shift lever work better. It took me about 8 hours of riding to fully break the boots in.
I like all the protective features and also the fact that the boots has a more subtle look is a plus.
Overall, very good performance for the (close out) price. I would highly recommend them.
February 17, 2014