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Old 02-04-08, 05:50 AM
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Gaerne Downhill Boots

My roommate keeps talking about an old pair of Gaerne clipless DH boots, but they're not made anymore and I can't seem to find any info. Anyone with some information, maybe a model name would be great. And no **** I saw some girl riding with 'em for Stuporbowl....weird. Think they haven't been around for 10+ years.
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Gaerne was a Valencia Sport Group brand (SixSixOne) that was phased out. I know the boots you're talking about; I can probably find them in one of my old catalogs. Interesting boot - - almost a mini-MX boot.

Edit: I stand corrected - - Gaerne is still a valid brand; Valencia Sport Group just divested themselves of handling the cycling shoe line and are only carrying Gaerne's moto stuff now. The full text of an article about it is here:

http://www.allbusiness.com/retail-tr...4141045-1.html

Gaerne still makes an SPD boot; but it's a cold-weather one rather than a DH boot. It resembles an XC ski boot in appearance and is called the Eskimo:
http://www.gaernecycling.com/2008mountain_shoes.php

...Oh, and the DH boot I was thinking of was a Sidi Avalanche that no longer is made; it was way-cool looking - - almost like a set of AlpineStars MX boots:



I lusted after these badly for a while.
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...Oh, and the DH boot I was thinking of was a Sidi Avalanche that no longer is made; it was way-cool looking - - almost like a set of AlpineStars MX boots:



I lusted after these badly for a while.
D, those are bad-ass!
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Is this the one you are thinking of? (from EuroBike 2002):

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...CC100-0063_IMG

That's a Gaerne Polar, which is actually a winter boot too. The Sangho is waterproof and billed as a freeride boot:



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D, those are bad-ass!
Indeed! This is what my last pair of Hi-Point/Alpinestars look like:

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and here's the Eskimos

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Hmmm....no they're really close to the Sidis you posted, pretty much clipless MX boots. I'm using a pair of Gaerne Polars, it's not those. Sam

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Originally Posted by seitenryu View Post
My roommate keeps talking about an old pair of Gaerne clipless DH boots, but they're not made anymore and I can't seem to find any info. Anyone with some information, maybe a model name would be great. And no **** I saw some girl riding with 'em for Stuporbowl....weird. Think they haven't been around for 10+ years.
Sam
gaerne is a kick-ass company. i have used them for many, many years. sorry i can't help you with your immediate dilemma. sadly, they do not make a wide cycling shoe so i have a pair of barely used ones....
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Kinda looks like those would be worn in the Blue Oyster Club.

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I didn't know Doug was in the Kiss Army.
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I didn't know Doug was in the Kiss Army.
Naw, just the Ancient, Washed-Up Motocrossers Brigade.

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Naw, just the Ancient, Washed-Up Motocrossers Brigade.

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Those boots look MUCH better coverd in some dirt. I really thought they were a joke, looked kinda Goth all shiney and new.
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Those boots look MUCH better coverd in some dirt. I really thought they were a joke, looked kinda Goth all shiney and new.
. . . And not nearly as punk as the lineman's boots I wore most of my formative years racing.
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