The folks at Sidi and Bell were kind enough to send us some motocross gear this season, and we can hardly wait to test it out. Sadly, the 2-stroke bikes we’re planning to ride this year are locked in a garage far away, so we’ve had to be content stomping around in the gear—sans bike—and freaking out our neighbors.
After spraining a street-booted ankle in an enduro last year, we started to take motocross gear more seriously. Our research into the finest motocross boots led us straight to SIDI’s Crossfire SRS. The thought that went into this boot is evident as soon as you take it out of the box. It feels tough. The buckles feel robust. It’s made in Italy.
It doesn’t end there. The boot is super-easy to put on since it opens very wide when completely unbuckled. There is a hinge in the angle to make walking comfortable, but it only goes so far. Your ankle will bend but never too far. Sidi will see to that. We are so, so excited to give this boot a go out in the woods.
Bell sent us their MOTO-9 DOT-legal motorcross helmet, and the quality is fantastic. The matte black finish looks the business and the pads inside are easily removable while the helmet is on to facilitate helmet removal in the event of an emergency. We’ll bring you more info on this helmet as soon as we have a chance to take it off road. We do know, however, that wearing it on-road will instantly bring out your inner-hooligan.