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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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my experience with riders discount

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I contacted mike at riders discount ( ext) 804 last week about some potential items I was interested in, specifically boots. After a few emails and some great customer service I have ordered some alpinestars s mx 5 boots and can't wait for them to come in. I will also update after I get them, but for now thank you mike/ riders discount for having excellent customer service this far and great prices.

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I second the opinion.
I bought some boots from Mike and had to return them as they wouldn't fit my calves.
They promptly sent me an RMA and I sent them back.
I bought my last set of Dunlop Q2s from them as well.
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As matter of fact I bought my q2 s from them as well, so far my favorite place to order from. Tires were shipped very prompt, I hope for the same on the boots, I am very excited lol.
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since your talkin about boots n 1 of ya had a problem finding one that fits over your calves.......
what would you recommend for some one with big calves n needs a size 14 0r 15 boot?
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since your talkin about boots n 1 of ya had a problem finding one that fits over your calves.......
what would you recommend for some one with big calves n needs a size 14 0r 15 boot?
I ran across a store that had a pair of Sidi Vortice Air that someone had returned.
Ordinarily they run around $500, but I got them for $280, which as quite a find.

I emailed Sidi about the calf issue and they said the boots were designed for an 18" circumference calve max.
My right calf is 18" and that boot goes on fine, but my left calf is 19" around due to an argument I had with a drunk driver and his Olds back in '81.

The boot does go on after I figured a technique of attaching the adjustment bands in a certain order.
The upper and mid adjusters are at max extension, but they do go on, which is more than I can say for any other boot I've tried.

And they are quite comfortable once on, and with the vents and material perforations (reason for the "Air" name), keep my feet cool once rolling.

They are track boots, so they're not waterproof, but I might check out their sport/touring boots to see if they will fit my calves.
Or I might see if their regular Vortice boot will suffice for those days when you get caught in the rain.

I would contact Sidi and see what they have for boots in your size range.
They seem to be quite helpful and responsive.
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I just got an order from Riders Discount too. Got a set of protons. It did take about 5 or 6 days to get an acknowledgement of the order, but as soon as I emailed them to as about the status, and their shipping dept. emailed me, the lights got here 2 days later.
And they had the lowest price I could find. Now I just gotta get them on.

Wish I coulda got my q2's from them. their sale hit about 1 week after I ordered mine from indy. That sure was a good price on a great pair of tires.

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Yep have made a few purchases from Riders Discount. OUTSTANDING customer service and best deals i've found anywhere....just because of being a forum member. I've inquired on many items and the prices have made me gasp many times as to how cheap he was letting stuff go compared to other distributors.....literally stuff for marked down 200 dollars. Will continue to buy from them.

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Another place i have to give a lot of credit too, is sportbiketrackgear.com Those guys have helped me out a ton and always have great stuff on close out.

As far as sellers go i have to rate
Riders Discount
Sportbiketrackgear
moto-works.jp (Simon)
RC51parts.com (Ben)
scottsms.com (scott)

As the best, most helpful and best priced places anywhere. Each one of those guys has given me honest opinions. great product knowledge, valuable personal preference/experience, and great deals on rare parts.

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Same here with Riders Discount folks...my kid loves the new Shift jacket and gloves for the weekend rides with Dad....



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Boots came in, took 2 days shipping, awesome. The sizing was spot on, the boots are amazing and i love them. Broke them in yesterday at another marine corps track day and i couldn't be happier with them or ridersdiscount, thanks again mike!
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