WHAT IS IT? The Sector boot is Fly Racing’s new entry
into the premium boot market, but after peeling back the
layers, we found that a majority of this boot has already
been through the test of time with the TCX boot
WHAT’S IT COST? $439.95.
CONTACT? www.flyracing.com or (208) 376-8400.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Fly Racing Sector boot.
(1) Sector or TCX 2.1. When the Fly Sector boot
arrived at MXA headquarters, we ripped opened the box
and instantly had a case of déjà vu. The Sector reminded
us of a boot that Nick Wey raced in a few years ago. We
were intrigued, so we started looking for clues, and, soon
enough, we found a TCX logo right on the Sector boot.
The Sector boot is a replica of the TCX 2.1 boot (save for
the Fly and Sector logos). This isn’t a bad thing. The TCX
has gone through many revisions to get to the tried-and-true 2.1 version. Fly was able to jump-start its high-end
boot project without having to work through all of the
pitfalls of new boot development. Smart, if you ask us.
( 2) Torsion Control System. The key feature that
makes the Fly Sector boot stand out is the Torsion Control
System. It is comprised of three rigid elements that are
joined together by lugs that slide inside pockets on the
ankle of the boot. The fore and aft movement is metered
by two rear flexion points, while the side-to-side motion
is regulated by two points that prevent excessive torsion
beyond natural limits.
( 3) Features. The Sector has a traditional, single-
compound, replaceable, sewn-in rubber sole with a steel
toe cap. Like the Alpinestars Tech 8s, this boot also has
an inner bootie that provides added comfort. The Sector’s
buckles are aluminum and are easily adjustable. The
boot is reinforced in high-wear areas like the shin plate,
toe box, ankle and rear heel. A rubber heat guard
protects the boot from extensive damage from abrasion
( 4) Performance. The Fly Racing Sector boot is on
the heavier side in the premium boot lineup thanks to
its complex Torsion Control System. But, even with the
moving parts, it’s only 1/10th of a pound heavier than
the Alpinestars Tech 10. Every MXA test rider loved
the Sector’s inner bootie. It is one of the most comfortable boots that we have stepped into. Additionally, the
buckles were easy to use and stayed in place. The initial
break-in of the boot was a breeze; it took just a few
short motos to feel completely comfortable. The middle
to rear of the sole feels rigid compared to other boots,
but most test riders liked it. Test riders with small or
narrow feet did have one hiccup: the Sector’s heel is
very tall. And when riders went to use the rear brake
or shift, the tall heel would raise their feet up on the
pegs, making their weight go forward. These riders
simply took a box-cutter and tapered off the steep,
forward edge of the heel.
( 5) Options. The Fly Racing Sector boot comes in
black or white and is offered in sizes 7 through 13.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We have two issues.
(1) The boot could lose a few ounces. ( 2) The heel of
the boot is tall and steep and should be tapered off.
The Fly Sector boot is extremely
FLY RACING SECTOR BOOT
comfortable and offers good protection.
MXA TEAM TESTED