Lokky
 
 
 
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    April 24, 2012
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Extremely waterproof, comfortable for flat feet and wide plantars.
PostedApril 22, 2014
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Lokky
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
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Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I picked up a pair of these while travelling in Italy four years ago.
Buying any kind of shoe/boot is an ordeal for me due to flat arches and wide plantars. When I mentioned this to the clerk they immediately suggested the TCX Five-plus as the solution.
These boots fit me like a glove, without having to compromise with going a size up to fit the width of my foot. They also offer good support and are comfortable to walk in despite my flat arches.
After four years of hard use (I commute year round, wearing these from october to april) they are slightly scuffed but still look great.
The waterproofing on these is amazing. At a rally I have had to unload my bike from a truckbed while standing in a ditch filled by a torrential downpour. I stood with water up past my ankles for a good ten minutes and my feet stayed 100% dry. This was after three years of use and having used no waterproofing product since purchasing them.
The only downside is the non-replaceable sole. These bad boys would probably last for decades if I could replace the soles once they wear out.
Rides: 2009 Genuine Scooters Stella 2-Stroke
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Heidenau K58 Tires All-season tires for scooters. The open tread pattern block structure allows for a high level of water dispersal, which results in exceptionally good grip in wet weather while the tire compound ensures good performance in the dry.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best wet and cold roads tire!
PostedApril 24, 2012
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Lokky
From Richmond
State:VA
Rider Type:Scooter Champ
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute year round on my scooter and do not have a car for rainy/cold days. Thus I picked a set of K58s to be ready for any kind of winter weather.
The grip of these tires is simply amazing, they allow confident cornering on wet roads just as if it were sunny! Combined with the aggressive threading they also performed incredibly well in high speed panic stops regardless of road conditions.
It snowed a few times where I live, bad enough to keep most cars off the street. With these tires I was able to sustain 25MPH in fresh snow while maintaining a reasonable stopping distance. Leaning into turns was also possible albeit minor slipping of the rear was noticeable.
By far this is the best winter tire on the market. Thread life is shorter than other Heidenau tires due to the softness of the compound. The rear tire lasted 3k miles (on a 3.5-10) before I switched it to the front, however I was caught driving on warm roads several times due to the mild winter so it was not the conditions this tire is designed for. Thread life however is still on par or better than the cheaper alternatives, none of which can compare with the grip offered by the K58.
For the warmer months I have ordered and just installed a set of Heidenau K61.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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