The bike frame on this bike has acheived the highest EFBe rating
on the MTB Hardtail Tri Test. This means the frame has passed a
comprehensive evaluation of the frames durability. The frame
withstood five fatigue tests with 100,000 cycles each. These
correspond to the loading cases present in standard bike operation:
Cost efficient and amazingly affective. The Phase boots feature DCs Delta liner that will eliminate heel lift with 3d Molded J-Bars. They are made to inspire enhanced board feel with the Low Profile Rubber Cup Sole, and with a 5 flex its good to take you through the park, down the groomers and beyond.
My friend referred me to this boot and I was a little skeptical about owning my first DC product for snowboarding. However after a few runs I am MORE then impressed. I was nervous that the boots wouldn't fit well with my Burton Freestyle Bindings ('10 AND '11... tried both) However it fit like a glove, better then my previous boot in all honesty. Knowing how great this boot is now I would gladly pay $150 for it. Looks durable, extremely easy to navigate/grip/etc. Every aspect you look for in a boot this excels in. Unless this boot somehow ignites or explodes on my feet I will keep using DC boots. (Yes I know my feet would explode and I wouldn't be able to ride regardless.... You get the point tho hah).
I'm just your average rider, like most of you shoppers out there, but I back this product 100%!
I got these boots off a friend for like 55 bucks (not sure he knew what he was doing haha) but buying them here is still a great deal, i just got super lucky! They haven't leaked on me so far, lacing isn't really a big deal. They don't rub and give blisters like the crappy boots you rent at places. They aren't super stiff but not super loose, they are firm. Which is good, thats what i look for, and thats what you need. Sizes run like Nike's, and if they don't fit just return them. I'm sure they have a good return policy and it wouldn't be too much of a hassle. Overall, Highly recommend this quality product
for the price you really cant beat these things. i use them on my casual setup for cruising runs with friends but i will admit i have taken them to the park once or twice. the only thing i will say is that you need snowboard socks wen you ride with these. atleast in my case my feet were freaking freezing the first time i went out with these because i didnt feel like bringing snow socks. but other than that these are AMAZING
DC Phase were the first pair of boots I got back in the days after I decided to get my own snowboard gear. DC has always been related to park riding and freestyling. Bring the elements of skateshoes to snowboarding, the DC phase boot fits and feels softer than most of the entry level boots out there. It's a cheap basic freestyling boot for beginner/intermediate level riding. But once you start hitting larger kickers. The cushion might not enough for you. I once landed flat once with it and even though I manage to stomp it, it was just bad :( I used it as not only for park riding but also for all mountain. Starting off slow and progress. I spent my newbie stage with this pair boots. It is great boots to start with especially with cheap discount prices you can find online. I got one for my brother this year as well who's just started snowboarding and he loves it.
These are really good boots. Warm, comfortable, flexible. But they gave me blisters on the balls of my feet. its normal for snowboard boots to do that but my other salomon boots don't give me any troubles. They aren't too tight. The boots are so warm, my feet get sweaty. But i wear thick socks. They are good for the park but im not sure if they are stiff enough for back-country. But all around good boots
I liked these a lot, a pretty simple looking boot that has a nice feel to it, it also has J-bars which are exactly what i need. My biggest complaint was losing circulation in my toes and it was painful, but it might have been my bindings fault.
I found a good sales at $60 for this model, but sadly picked a wrong size. Because my Flow Lotus 8.5 fitted perfectly on my 9.5W feet, I got size 9, and was too short!! Width seemed OK. Have to choose your true shoe size or perhaps half size up on this one for length. Because I am happy with Lotus, I really don't need but thought not a bad pair as a backup - and with the price is too good to pass on. On the other hand, I am not sure the gum accent on black, maybe I should get white with bigger size instead...