XMas Countdown: Day 26+2

XMas Countdown: Day 26+2

November 27, 2012 12:00pm

Welcome to Day 26+2 of the Xmas Countdown, presented by O'Neal.



The latest incarnation of the Tech 8 uses premium materials and innovative design features to create a lightweight boot with unrivalled levels of safety and performance. A unique inner ankle sleeve enhances comfort and fit when riding, while integrated high modulus TPU plates protect you from whatever the trail can throw at you.

Evolution improves the breed

• Innovative design and the use of advanced material compounds have resulted in a 15% weight reduction from the previous version.

• Upper constructed with a combination of lightweight, Hi-tech Microfiber and leather for the optimum combination of durability, abrasion and tear resistance.

• Alpinestars unique inner ankle sleeve is constructed from leather with 3D mesh panels and incorporates adjustable shock absorbing gel inserts on the ankles and a removable anatomic footbed for enhanced comfort, fit and protection on the ankle and lower leg.

• Alpinestars exclusive fully replaceable, high grip, dual-density rubber outsole.

Class leading protection and performance

• Contoured shin and calf plate is injected with high modulus TPU for superior impact resistance and is perforated to increase ventilation.

• Extended, internal protection plates are also made of injected TPU and guard the ankle and lower foot, as well as the toe-box area.

• Contoured tempered steel shank is over injected inside the mid-sole assembly for rider safety and support.

• Stamped steel toe and heel guard.

Precision and comfort

• Dual sliding blade mechanisms on the front and rear of the boot offer progressive resistance to fore and aft movement for enhanced comfort and control straight out of the box.

• Low profile toe for improved control and sensitiveness in the shift area.

• New ergonomic ankle construction means no break-in is required for comfortable riding.

• Full-length, sculpted rubber panel on the inner side of the boot gives superb grip against the bike and is insulated with aluminum foil for improved heat resistance.

• Instep and Achilles flex zones for superior comfort, control and support.

• Revised closure system features 4 new self-aligning, quick release aluminum buckles with memory adjustment for precise closure.

• Top and bottom reverse closure design provides superior impact security and improved fit.

• Replaceable kick starter protection insert located on the right boot.

• Soft, TPU gaiter provides an effective seal around the top of the boot, preventing excessive water and dirt entry.

• Breathable 3D tech mesh lining reduces heat buildup and improves comfort.

• The TECH 8 Light boot is CE certified.

For more information visit: www.alpinestars.com



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