I am a long time SIDI boot guy, looking to upgrade from my vertigo corsas. Does anyone have feedback on either of these boots? BOTH?
I think you're confusing the Axial with the Axial Race. IIRC the Axial Race is the version that is meant to be worn under dainese leathers, and the Axial is a regular boot that can be worn over the leathers.The axial is better in styling IMHO
This SIDI is overkill for me in almost every aspect for my needs.
One difference that you may need to know is the Axial is meant to be worn under the pants. The Velcro on the Axial helps to hold the pants down over the boots.
i have tried to wear the pants in the axials but it is impossible to close the zipper.
I believe the SIDI is for the pants to be worn in to the boots...over the pants...know what I mean?
I did go down wearing the axial and it protected my foot, heel and lower calf.
Thumbs up there.
Not sure what the price difference is but the Dainese tends to be costly.
Than being said the Axial is a older model and the prices may be lower by now.
all in all i think they both will protect. Just a matter of budget and style preference.
I think you're confusing the Axial with the Axial Race. IIRC the Axial Race is the version that is meant to be worn under dainese leathers, and the Axial is a regular boot that can be worn over the leathers.
That said, if your leathers are as form fitting as they should be at the lower leg area you can still squeeze a pair of axial races over them but it'll look dumb.
I have a pair of Dainese boots, and while they are of great quality, I can tell you right now that if you're looking for maximum protection and features the Vortice is the way to go.
One major attribute the Dainese boots have over the Sidis however is that you can put both boots on and then take them off in less time than it'll take you to put one Vortice on.
You originally said that the Dainese Axial (http://www.dainese.me.uk/uploaded_images/dainese_axial_regular.jpg) was meant to be worn under the pants, which is not the case.Not at all confused.
Take a closer look at the picture that is posted above of the AXIAL "IN"
THE VELCRO TABS are for attaching to the inside of the pants.
The other axial "OUT" pictured below is the one to be worn over the pants
Believe me I have two pairs of the axial IN's
And yes you can tuck the pants in to the AXIAL "IN" but 1) it does look a bit odd and 2) It is a tight fit and it hardly zips up
Pants should be worn over the boots as it was intended by design.
Yes these Axial "IN"'s are easier to put on and take off.
You may also want to look at the Torque In or the OUT as they are the replacement model for the Axial
another great choice is the Puma desmo or the Puma 1000
The 1000 is closer to the SIDI you have mentioned the Desmo is more like the Axial.
It takes me about 5 minutes per boot. But I've only worn them twice. They are magnificent though.I have a pair of Vortice's and I like them a lot. There has been discussion about the time required to put the boots on, but the difficulty is greatly exaggerated. I put my boots on in a minute or less.
The boots are comforatble and I really like the extra ankle protection. The vents work pretty well too.
I went through this debate (Dainese Axial Race vs Sidi Vortice) and ended up purchasing a pair of Sidi Vortice. I used it for one trackday and it was a major change for me (my old boots, for reference was the Dainese Torque Out). The Sidi Vortice was stiffer and felt bulkier.(it's my 2nd boot ever, so no experience with anything else besides my Torque Outs). I did catch part of the ankle brace on something (probably my heel guard on my rearsets) and found it a bit difficult to get my foot back on the peg "just right" after doing a shift while leaned over. I'm sure I will get used to it after 1-2 more days on the track (and it will likely get broken in also) but it's definitely not a trivial thing for me. I'd say the impact to my riding is very close to when I changed from standard shift to GP shift.Leathers over boots only looks good on Rossi. Even that is questionable. I rather replace boots after a crash than leathers.
I'm not sure what the fuss is about how long it takes to put them on? I might take my boots off for lunch break at a trackday. If your boots are so uncomforable that you have to take them off every time you are off the bike, you bought a wrong boot. Besides I kind of like all the strapping down as I get ready for a ride with the Rocky theme song in the background. Tech (robocop) look is a plus for me. Anyways, on my way to Motowheels to get a pair today.
The reason why Rossi wears his pants over us boot is not because of style.Leathers over boots only looks good on Rossi. Even that is questionable. I rather replace boots after a crash than leathers.