The Sidi Crossfire 2 TA dirt bike boots are Sidi’s latest evolution of their premium off-road and enduro boot line. Since we spend all of our time riding singletrack, and enduro trails in the high deserts and forests of Central Oregon, we felt the advantages of the TA boot would be a better fit for us compared to the Sidi Crossfire 2 SRS boots. Let’s get into what these boots share with their SRS siblings and what makes them different. Over the last few months we’ve grown to love these boots, and the Crossfire 2 TA boot is now one of the best enduro and off road motorcycle boots we’ve ridden yet.
As you could imagine, the Crossfire 2 TA boots share more than a name with their SRS sibling but we’re going to focus on some of the differences first. Despite Sidi’s reputation, the Sidi Crossfire 2 TA boots fit wide. Especially in the toe box, which is wider than the SRS boots. The Crossfire TA boots also use a stitched-on rubber, welt sole. If you’ve ever ridden a welt sole then you know the difference in comfort and traction, on and off the motorcycle.
Not only does the system offer better traction while walking over challenging obstacles and terrain, but welt soles also reduce price and can extend the life of the boots as a cobbler can easily replace the sole. Another one of our favorite advantages of welt sole boots is the lip on the edge of the toe. The lip has a protective metal cap and offers just enough purchase to shift easily without having to put your whole foot/toe under the shifter.
The Crossfire 2 TA boots are slim, cool and don’t use an inner bootie. Sidi claims the new boots will fit rider’s with much larger calves than earlier models, so bigger riders and those who use knee braces shouldn’t have any concerns with comfort here. Sidi’s exclusive and patented adjustable calf system will accommodate riders with up to a 22-inch calf diameter.
Sidi’s Dual Flex system is another highlight that broke in rather quickly. The hinged, dual position upper is free from stitches and is made from injection-molded plastic. The combination of the rubber sole, Dual Flex upper and slim heel all worked together to make this boot comfortable and impressive in terms of on-bike feel.