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Finding new boots?

Any one else have a really hard time getting used to new shoes on your bikes?
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Don't know, I haven't had a chance to wear my new boots on the bike do to the weather
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don't know don't use "shoes"




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I raced mx for 8 years so wearing running shoes feels wierd

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lol sorry, i ment "boots"
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Yeah it took me a while to get used to the boots they were stiff as hell but now I wouldn't be comfortable ant other way.

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Took a few miles...but after that it was game on.



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By shoes, do you mean tires? Shoes are slang for tires.
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no, not any of the boots I wear currently, but there is always that "figuring" out period so see where everything needs to sit (at least for me wearing heeled boots anyways)

I havent gotten my new "real" riding boots yet so maybe that will be awkward
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it was definately awkward at first until the boots get broken in. you also hafta get used to the feel of them under the shifter, etc. so my answer is yes...but it is worth it to protect your feet.

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Mine were really stiff an akward at first. So I started wearing them when I wasn't riding. That helped me get used to them
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Once I went to GP shift, it was real hard to shift with my boots, so I adjusted the shift rod position and it's all good now.
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lol sorry, i ment "boots"
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It's usually the reaching underneath the shift rod that is a lil hard. Don't forget, you can adjust your shift rod to make it easier. I went with GP shift because pushing it down to upshift is real easy at lean, and when I downshift, I'm usually under braking, so I don't need to be all tucked for it, and shifting up is easier while untucked. Takes some getting use to though.
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Any one else have a really hard time getting used to new shoes on your bikes?
No problems with mine...these are the most comfy
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No problems with mine...these are the most comfy
I wear the same ones when it's cold out.



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It's usually the reaching underneath the shift rod that is a lil hard. Don't forget, you can adjust your shift rod to make it easier. I went with GP shift because pushing it down to upshift is real easy at lean, and when I downshift, I'm usually under braking, so I don't need to be all tucked for it, and shifting up is easier while untucked. Takes some getting use to though.
Down to upshift??
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