How are the Bilt boots? I bought a pair of the Frank Thomas waterproof boots last year and I love them. Although, the header on my VFR cooked the leather on the right boot and cracked it across the top; luckily the waterproofing is on the inside. A rep at the Cycle Gear store in Allentown, PA told me Frank Thomas was sold, and Bilt was started by the same guy that started Frank Thomas, which is why Cycle Gear replaced FT with Bilt products. They seem to be of the same quality and pricing. I picked up a pair of their heavier waterproof gloves that were on sale, and I like them a lot.
Not on Wednesday.
It was a good ride on some good roads with a disappointing visit to Cycle Gear.
Frank picked up a tank bag for his daughter cheap enough but I will report on the Bilt gear as follows,
You do in fact get what you pay for.
Whoever asked me about the gloves,
Inexpensive yes but not a whole lot of comfort for a long trip. The seams are abundant.
The Storm Boots originally $100.00 on promotion for 50.00 on sale for 40.00 were just not built to what I would call American Specs. The workmanship is passable the materials are adequate but the construction is all wrong as far as the shape of a foot is concerned.
I wear a size 11/12.
I tried on the 12 the last time I was there and couldn't fit it over my ankle. I figured a 13 would be alright so I ordered a pair. They came in on Monday so off we went. They JUST fit over my ankles well enough but the shape is all wrong. The arch seemed to be to close to the heel. Just plain uncomfortable.
I will be ordering the Tourmasters from New Enough tonight.