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Indianapolis, Indiana – Indianapolis is one of those American cities that has a long and loving relationship with racing. In fact, some would say Indianapolis was the birthplace of American motorsports. Sanctioned motorcycle racing in the city dates back to 1909, and if you fast-forward about 83 years, AMA Supercross makes its debut in the American Motorsports hub.
Similarly to Indianapolis, Alpinestars has a rich heritage in motorsports and more specifically in motocross. The company was founded in 1963 and shortly thereafter went on to make the world’s first motocross specific boot. Just 9 years later, Alpinestars entered their revolutionary motocross boot in a prestigious competition held by the Fashion Academy in Turin, Italy. Alpinestars won the monumental award that year, and went on for a repeat win from the Academy again in 1973. Understandably proud of this achievement, the Oscar by Alpinestars logo was born. Since then, innumerable champions have proudly sported the Oscar by Alpinestars logo emblazoned across their chest.
Since the early 1990s, countless podiums and bar-banging battles have transpired in Indy. With supercross headed back to Indianapolis this weekend, Alpinestars has decided to dedicate a Limited Edition ‘Indianapolis’ boot that features the iconic Oscar by Alpinestars logo to the city for its long and rich dedication to motorsports.
The ‘Indianapolis’ Tech 10 offers unrivalled race-winning performance to motocross riders who demand nothing less than the best. The Limited Edition ‘Indianapolis’ Tech 10 fuses all the performance innovations of the iconic Tech 10 with an exclusive color combination. The result, a premium performance motocross boot with timelessly designed aesthetics.
Boise, ID – When it starts to get hot, it’s time to break out Fly Racing’s Kinetic Mesh Racewear. The superior breathability of the durable mesh-tech panel design allows massive airflow that will keep you cool and comfortable.
Available in three distinct styles, the Crux graphic is inspired by low-poly art to achieve a clean tech look, while the Relapse graphic pulls inspiration from hand-drawn concert posters from some of the Fly Racing design department’s favorite bands. The third graphic is the newest version of Fly Racing’s Rockstar Mesh Racewear and is one of the most ambitious and artistic efforts put forth yet.
This gear was inspired by our respect and appreciation for rock and roll legends, old school tattoo styles, and good ol’ days race culture. No matter which graphic you choose, Fly Kinetic Mesh Racewear is designed to keep you cool and comfortable. Available now at Fly Racing dealers nationwide.
For more information, visit FlyRacing.com.
Encinitas, CA – Blending the best technical features of a pure moto boot with the more specialized needs of an enduro rider or a dual-sporter, TCX elevates the off-road arena with the 2017 X-Helium. From the trick top buckle to the bottom of its exclusive Michelin® MX Hybrid sole, the X-Helium lives up to the company’s “Focus On Boots” motto. And unlike its predecessor, the X-Helium 2.0 is available in more than just black and white as Fluorescent Yellow joins the colorways.
“Of course we had to add some Italian-style to our proven design,” says TCX Research and Development head Marco Poloni. “While we may have made a concession to the style-conscious with the addition of Fluorescent Yellow scheme, it is still the performance that counts. A more fitted toe box, narrower sole, and the breathable Air Tech microfiber padded liners make the X-Helium feel as good as it looks.”
To elevate the boot, TCX focused on the best selling 1.1 Pro and upped the spec while keeping the price down. Building on the best features of the earlier Pro model, the X-Helium gets what have been referred to as “the best buckles in the business”—the same ones found on the top-of-the-line TCX Comp EVO. The Helium also benefits from the same exclusive Michelin® MX Hybrid sole found on the EVO.
The buckles are ergonomically designed for easier opening, even with gloves on. Micro-adjustability means the boots fit like they were tailor made for each rider. Should anything ever happen, the aluminum buckles are also fully interchangeable.
Heart and soul of any TCX competition boot is their Michelin sole. The “X” benefits from a Michelin MX Hybrid sole specifically designed to combine grip, traction, and stability. Michelin’s engineers were inspired by their Multiway 3D Tire combining micro-grooves for water evacuation with macro-wipes in the rear for multi-directional traction.
Meanwhile, the red portion is made of the same incredibly long-wearing high-durometer material used on the TCX Comp EVO. “My TCX X-Helium dirt boots have taken a year of abuse and keep coming back for more,” said RevZilla’s Spurgeon Dunbar in naming the TCX X-Helium a 2016 ZLA Awards winner for dirt boots. “They saved me from a broken ankle or foot twice while riding the Tiger off-road. I really like their Michelin sole for off-road riding.”
Bottom line: Top-shelf features, mid-point price, and a great sole on the bottom make for the best all-around off-road boot on the market top to bottom. It also represents the best bang for the buck, priced nearly $300 less than the moto-focused Comp EVO at just $289.99. For more information, visit RideTCXBoots.com