Quadrant

by admin on April 21, 2010

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The Quadrant boot by Thor is specially engineered to have the proper balance between flex, fit, and protection. The Quadrant is ergonomically curved for a comfortable wrap of the foot, ankle, and leg to provide the support needed while riding for the best performance. The medial abrasion plate combined with the shin plates allows for excellent protection against the wear and tear on the boots and bike. The buckles have been re-designed for balance with the action-pivot buckle bases so that the hold is comfortable and secure without compromising the performance potential.

This mid-level boot is not for all riders due to the large toe-end which does not fit underneath the shift lever on many bikes. If there is less than 3” – 4” under your shift lever, these boots will not perform properly and could cause shifting problems and even crashes.

The Quadrant boot by Thor is available in colors black, white, and red in adult sizes 6 – 13. The elastic gaiter helps keep dirt and debris at bay while the pre-curved injection molded shin plate provides lower leg protection. The Quadrant split grain leather heat shield and injection molded medial abrasion plate with integrated shift provide protection for both the rider and the bike. The Quadrant also features a uni-directional outsole with a steel shank insert and fully adjustable positive lock buckle feature and action-pivot base.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Danny Graves April 27, 2010 at 4:48 pm

These were the first brand new mx boots i have owned. They were very good beginner boots at a very reasonable price. They offered great protection and decent comfort for the price. I never got an injury while wearing these boots so i have nothing bad to say.

Misty H April 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I am wearing thor quadrents now and they are very comfy but i really think that my previous tech 8′s where the best boot i have ever owned, because i never broke anything in them and the thors i actually broke my toe once so imma going to have to say that tech 8′s rocked for me

paul ronaldson April 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm

wasnt to happy with these boots at all nice looking boot, but just couldnt get into the feel of them they were solid and took ages to break in plus got lot of blisters on tops of toes and that was wearing quality mx socks.

Julia C April 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I really like how the Thor Quadrant feels! Their solid and do the job well! =)

Tyson Mauchley April 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm

These boots have been great. They were the first MX boots I have owned. I have had them for about two years and they are still going strong. They are comfortable boots; I haven’t had any blisters and my feet aren’t sore after I ride. The steel tips on the toes have saved my toes numerous times from rocks and logs. They are a great deal for the price and I recommend these boots to anyone looking for a great all-around boot.

Jacob Kent April 28, 2010 at 2:39 am

I was only able to wear this boots for 1 race season and I was disappointed! The straps broke and I had a very time hard finding replacements. The metal on the boots also rusted as well as the boot tips. The velcro didn’t last at all and they were not very comfortable. My feet would be killing me after a day at the track.

Adam Holthaus April 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Great boots. I picked them up at a great price, and am glad I did.

They are very sturdy. After 2 years of riding, they are still in good condition, and now my younger brother will be using them.

These boots seem conform to the size of your foot for quite some time. I bought them in size 8. I now wear size 10, and they are just somewhat too tight.

I find them very comfortable. I raced a trail bike, and pretty much every double I took bottomed out my suspension. But my feet never got sore.

The protection on these are great as well. As I said, I raced a trail bike, and my suspension bottomed out all the time. I have only sustained one injury, after overshooting a double by 15 feet.

I would definitely recommend these boots. My only complaint is that one of the steel tips fell off, but the boot still held up great.

shane leighton April 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I have had my boots for 2 years they are still in great shape, I would buy them again. I would recommed them to others.

dylan_adom@msn.com April 28, 2010 at 10:04 pm

The Quadrant boot by Thor is specially engineered to have the proper balance between flex, fit, and protection. The Quadrant is ergonomically curved for a comfortable wrap of the foot, ankle, and leg to provide the support needed while riding for the best performance.

landon dennis April 29, 2010 at 1:10 am

the thor quadrant is an ausome boot with great protection on the inside good price kids 100 adult 150!broken in in just a couple of rides and very comfterable! they are a little on the big side but lighter than you would think!overall great boots!

Michael Stuemky May 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I’ve now ridden with my pair of Thor Quadrants for just over two years. I’d say that over all I’m only neutral with my review on them and I’ll point out the reasons why.

Pro’s: *They’re affordable
*not overly heavy
*they look good
*held up fair
*somewhat comfortable, if you put in an aftermarket insole

Con’s: *When you hit water, you’ll know it.
*The buckles come undone all of the time and the ratcheting you use to adjust the straps to correct length lets loose almost just about the time you hit the very first set of whoops,
*They don’t offer that great of protection because you cannot get them to fit your foot very well (they’re clunky and large in all the wrong spots).
*Good luck shifting or having any braking feel, whatsoever. Just like most boots, they get better once you break them in, but still subpar.
*No replaceable sole equals throwing boots away too soon (although I’m happy enough to be getting rid of these boots, and going with a better pair).

In summary, the Thor Quadrants are a good boot to get started with but will fail you once you begin to ride more aggressively. I’d recommend these boots to a friend if they were only interested in casual trail or cross country riding where they will not be riding aggressively, or if you are someone who lives to ride the sand dunes, where the surface is soft! :)

I WOULD NOT recommend these boots to anyone who will be RACING enduros, hare scrambles, cross country, or especially motocross for a few reasons: The buckles coming undone and the straps loosening make for an awfully loose boot that bothers you the whole race, there is little to no shifting or braking feel, and the protection of your ankles on big hits is not good enough for the big jumps, cases, and square edges.

Jackim May 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Good boots for novices riders.
A very reasonable price for the protection it offer.
Could be a little more tough because I used to loose the little steel cap, +, a lot of friction where you snap the boots.
however, I loved the brown leather on the side for the heat of the pipe very useful and durable.
I also liked the rigidity of the boots.

Jerry Sproviero May 24, 2010 at 5:44 am

I am 18 years old and I have owned these boots for just over a year now. They are my forth pair of actual motocross boots and I couldn’t be more pleased. At first, I wasn’t sure because of the over-tight feeling around my ankles and the buckles didn’t hold very well. But after a few weeks of riding, they fit on like a glove without discomfort and grip my legs with a snug fit. The buckles just needed some adjusting and a few good bangs on the top to keep them from popping out. After getting used to them, they are as comfortable and protective as any other boot on the market. They seem to have pretty thick padding, but not enough to be bulky or in the way. The white is a great color and is fairly easy to keep clean. I haven’t had very many problems shifting after I had gotten used to the size of the boots. All in all, I believe this boot is a great choice and I would recommend it.

dale Stang May 27, 2010 at 5:42 am

worst boot i ever bought! I WILL NEVER BUY ANY THOR GARBAGE AGAIN! OVER PRICE TRASH!

Manbear May 30, 2010 at 3:21 am

I only rode with these boots for about 15 min!!! I took them off and went back to my brahama work boots and now my brahamas are tore to nothing!!! I out grew my boots and sold them to my best friend for dirt cheap and they were brand new still in the box!!! Im now getting into the hill climbn and motocross racin and really need a set of boots!!! plz and thank you!!!Very much appreciated!!!

Dylan Lord July 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

i think these boots are pretty good i have had mine for two years already and i seem to love them. there a good boot for motocross lots of protection and vary durable.

brandon August 24, 2010 at 7:27 pm

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I have had them for one year and not one complaint. they are light flexible comfortable and cheap. best boot I’ve owned.

Clinton Penner September 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

The Quadrant Boots have a low”ish” price, but for obvious reasons, The first day of riding with them the left boot buckle broke. Ive had them for almost a year and I can see rips and tears in the side from just regular wear and tear…. I have badly sprained both ankles comming short on an 80 foot tabletop, so not very good protection. On the plus side they look great, and fit comfortably. Would recomend to a begginer, but no pro.

Nathan September 28, 2010 at 1:54 am

i have used these boots for 2 years and will never buy anything else. these boots have saved me at least 20+ broken feet and ankles, and allowed me more practice and more confidence that i will be safe when riding. love these boots. 6 out of 5 stars.

taylor self October 27, 2010 at 2:16 am

ive been riding with these boots for a year, bought them when i was fifteen because they looked cool and were cheap. when i first bought them they were stiff and hard to walk in, pinched my calf muscle and felt like skii boots. but after a few hard rides they broke in and felt amazing. the boot straps are quality and havnt broken yet. these boots look so cool and fit well with any jersey and pant combo. the only thing i would change is making them softer and easier to break in and make the toe thinner so its easier to shift, but after riding a little bit you get used to the shifting and the boots break in nicely. i would recomend these boots to anyone that is looking for a low priced quality boot.

NAEM213 October 27, 2010 at 9:39 am

Quadrant
Hey guys…Im one of the kids that play’s motocross but we cant join motocross competition because I have no boots the reason that we cant have a boots its because we cant buy it i wish you could pick me… Tnx

mark October 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

Im one of those big kids who loves motocross but really doesnt have any money to afford gear and all that. I really could use a new pair of boots cause mine are really old and nasty. I would be very grateful to get these.
Thanks guys

Ryan M November 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

hi everyone, well these boots are set at a really good price (i got mine for £130) and i got them form dirtbikebitz.com. if you are thinking about buying these boots then read this because, when i first saw these boots i was very intrigued cause there thor and they are really cheap, so i bought them. i first used the boots on my kx 85 and i struggled with braking and changing gear. after wearing them in they were still really num and for some reason they didnt tighten enough around your lower shin and ankle well enough and were always horribly uncomfortable.
and now i have a ktm 125 and it’s honestly nearly impossible to change gear with these boots on. i’ve tryed moving the lever about but its still crap . SERIOUSLY IF YOU WANT TO LOOK LIKE AN ASTRONAUT AND HAVE MAJOR PROBLEMS CHANGING GEAR THEN THESE BOOTS WILL BE IDEAL FOR YOUR YOU. just trying to help.

Ron January 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I have two pairs of these boots, the new style and the the 2008 model. The old ones are a good starter boot for the price, but once they started to go they went fast!! I ride alot of single track, and I nail rocks that come out of know where, I ripped off both toe guards in the same ride and hyperextended my ankle. The old’r boots are comfortable but as far as protection, not great.
The new style boots… SUCK they are comfortable but thats the only thing good about them. I had them for about two months and there is nothing left my buckels all came off well riding, the plastic cracked all over, when you hit any kind of water, it all ends up in your boot!! I broke a snap on my buckle right out of the store!!
50/50′s are the only good boots THOR makes!!

Zach M.#6 February 7, 2011 at 10:44 pm

There a good boot but after about 1 year and a half they won’t protect you as well. The buckles on the bottom on mine broke on both boots and the steel shank on the toebox has a couple teeth missing for the money there a great boot and if you arn’t wanting to spend 500$ on Gearne’s or Alpinestar’s than this is a great boot and I highly recommend it. In comparison to the higher end boots I honestly have no idea because they are way out of my price range.

Jacob Drain February 24, 2011 at 2:11 am

overall a great boot for the price a little bulky but have held up well could fit a bit more snug around the ankle would recomend this boot to someone getting into riding started to tear up a bit on the bottom soul after a year of riding everyday have done the job though no messed up ankles or shins very durable and the buckles are better than most.

bossmanps420 September 11, 2012 at 6:57 am

I purchased these boots about a year ago and have probably put 60hrs on them. They are both torn and completely worn in multiple places also the straps seem to keep breaking. protection weise the boots are garbage thorns easily penetrate threw and they also seem to feel soft and very flexible in every direction. I have broken my fibula and foot in seperate occasions. GARBAGE

dirt bike May 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

These type of boot specially made for the racers and also with a new design. The buckles have been re-designed for balance with the action-pivot buckle bases so that the hold is comfortable and secure without compromising the performance potential. It has also some good feature that can protect the bike and the rider, there are also some good features of the boots that can help the rider.

Nige September 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Just bought a pair of these boots today. Put them on and walked around in them for a couple minutes to stretch them out a bit. Came back after my ride and noticed that the plastic on the inner left and right of the boots had cracked right through. Very disappointed.

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