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Silver Dalbello ID liners vs. which Intuition Liner

post #1 of 7
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After as really painful day of skiing in my old boots I went boot shopping up in Ludlow, VT last week. I ended up with a pair of Dalbello Krypton Cross ID's. Everything is great so far.

However, when the tech heated the left liner he toasted it. As in, looks like a toasted marshmallow in a couple of spots. Burned all the way thru above the shell in one spot. He apoligized and went to look for another liner. Of course they were the only 28's in stock. Said I could try the Pros (ugly) and not as comfortable or he could give me a "killer deal" on these.  It was getting late and I really didn't want to finish the week in my old boots. I opted for plan B.

So I've skied in these for a couple of days with no ill effects. However I'm thinking maybe I should try to replace that liner.  I'm not sure if I can get the Dalbello liner alone, and these are made by intuition.

Does anyone know which Intuition liner would be as comfortable as these?  I'm not looking to make the boot any stiffer and I have no hot spots as is.

Thanks

For those who are curious, it was a highly recomended shop with Master Bootfitters, etc. though I don't think this was the top guy  there.

 

post #2 of 7
You should get him to order you a replacement liner for the one he ruined!

If this isn't possible then contact dalbello and see where you can get a replacement pair of silver liners.

I have Krypton Pros (non-Intuition stock liners) and put Intuition Powerwraps into them and have no complaints.  Very comfy and warm.

Mike
post #3 of 7
I'm going the other way----with reservations.  If the liner remains comfortable and servicable and you are satisfied with the 'killer deal' I'd say (to quote George W Sr) stay the course.

If any or aLL of the above don;t fit the situation, then go for a replacement on the shops dime as a first choice but recognizing that you got compensated for the error in the form of a "killer deal" I'd not be pushing too hard for free.---- reduced costs maybe, but hey you already accepted some compensation.
post #4 of 7
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I am not going to push it with the shop since I did get what I paid for. I'm in NJ and the shop is in VT. For what they charged me I can pick up a pair of Intuitions at full retail and still be ahead money wise.

I'm not sure if I can get the Silver liners alone. I'll have to check with a shop down here.  I'd prefer the Dalbello liner since it seems softer than the Intuitions that I have had in the past.
post #5 of 7
Ok, I understand your thinking now.  If you can't find the silver liner around you, I'd contact Dalbello directly and see if you can get one from them.

Mike

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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post

I am not going to push it with the shop since I did get what I paid for. I'm in NJ and the shop is in VT. For what they charged me I can pick up a pair of Intuitions at full retail and still be ahead money wise.

I'm not sure if I can get the Silver liners alone. I'll have to check with a shop down here.  I'd prefer the Dalbello liner since it seems softer than the Intuitions that I have had in the past.
post #6 of 7
wow!  that IS a killer deal! 

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Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork View Post

I am not going to push it with the shop since I did get what I paid for. I'm in NJ and the shop is in VT. For what they charged me I can pick up a pair of Intuitions at full retail and still be ahead money wise.

I'm not sure if I can get the Silver liners alone. I'll have to check with a shop down here.  I'd prefer the Dalbello liner since it seems softer than the Intuitions that I have had in the past.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
He was really apoligetic, to both me and his manager.  I overheard him tell the manager that if the price was too much below their cost, he would pay the difference. The manager told him that wasn't necessary. No one  made me buy the boots in that condition, I wanted them.

I own a retail bicycle shop, so I know that sometimes shit just happens. My mechanics have screwed things up plenty at my expense. 

I've given big discounts to customers when selling a bike that came thru scratched. I'd be really upset if they then later tried to get me to fix it at my cost. Sometimes a good deal requires some compromise.

I still need to know which Intuition Liner is closest to the Silver Dalbellos?
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