Drudwn
 
 
 
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    December 2, 2011
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 Alpinestars Tech Touring Gore-Tex Boots
Alpinestars Tech Touring Gore-Tex Boots
Alpinestars Tech Touring Gore-Tex Boots The Tech Touring Gore-Tex boot provides the rider with a CE certified all weather riding boot that is robust, waterproof and secure for the toughest riding conditions. Utilizing a Gore-Tex membrane it provides the perfect year round boot for the touring or commuter rider looking for a product to cover all prevailing conditions. Features Constructed using full grain leather bonded with a Gore-Tex membrane for the ultimate in waterproof performance Fitted with instep and Achilles flex zones which work together to provide the rider with freedom of lateral movement The boot features a host of safety features including dual density ankle protection, internally molded shin, heel and toe reinforcements and a PU toe shifter panel which provides feel and protection around the fore-foot and prevents pinching when changing gear The Gore-Tex membrane provides a 100 waterproof lining whilst maintaining excellent levels of breathability, providing the perfect boot for year round riding Complex multi layer construction consists of full grain leather outer and a protective knit layer bonded above the main Gore-Tex membrane Under this a non-woven layer sits above the internal lining, ensuring that the foot stays dry and comfortable at all times The Gore-Tex membrane contains 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch, which are large enough to allow heat vapor out but, being 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet, makes the membrane completely waterproof from the outside A rear reflective insert provides extra visibility at nighttime Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized compound oil resistant sole provides a seamless connection to the boot and provides optimum grip, performance and durability
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Fit an Quality
PostedJanuary 24, 2012
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Drudwn
From Yokosuka Japan
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these Alpinestars to replace my 7 year old Alpinestar waterproof boots. I went with Gortex this time because I needed something really waterproof and I went with Alpinestars because they fit right. These boots breathe really well and fit my wide size 12 foot perfectly. I rode with these in the snow and rain for 2 hours and my feet stayed dry. Could be warmer but as it stands I can at least use these in the hot summer months without suffering too much. Overall these are great boots.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Schuberth SRC System for Schuberth C3 Helmets The SRC-System is a communication system which is integrated into the acoustic collar. You can install it in your helmet in just a few minutes according to the plug and play principle. Developed in partnership with Cardo Systems, the SRC is a fully integrated bluetooth communication system. Feature Summary Intercom between rider and pillion passenger Bike-to-bike intercom (up to 300m) Intercom conference mode for 3 bikers Mobile phone, MP3, GPS connection Integrated FM radio with RDS Sizing All Schuberth Women's C3W Helmets will take a size XXS - LG SRC system. Intercom Up to 3 motorcyclists can communicate simultaneously with the SRC-System. Under ideal conditions the range is up to 300 meters. range of up to 300 meters depending on the terrain and visual contact Automatic re-establishment of a connection when it is cut off Automatic connection set-up by speaking Automatic connection shut-down after 30 seconds silence, two-channel system for communication Phone+GPS The connection between a mobile phone with Bluetooth capability and SRCS is extremely simple to set up. Incoming calls can be accepted with a voice command and using the keys of the SRC-System. This also applies for navigation devices with Bluetooth capability. After the SRC-System has been connected to the GPS device, the rider can receive the voice instructions conveniently over the two ear-phones. Simple control possible by means of voice commands (VOX) MP3 Most commonly available MP3 players can be connected to the SRC-System via the multifunctional USB interface. If the MP3 device supports Bluetooth A2DP technology, no cable is required. Easy to connect thanks to USB Simple control using the SRC-System's control keys FM Radio The integrated FM radio now enables you to listen to your favorite station while you are travelling. Thanks to the RDS function the strongest signal for the selected frequency is always picked up, even at high speeds. Store up to six radio stations. RDS function for automatic station adjustment User-defined programming possible with SRCS software Please Note The SRC System is only compatible with Schuberth C3 and C3W Helmets. Click here for the SRC System PDF Manual (Scroll down for English)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pricey but well worth it
PostedDecember 29, 2011
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Drudwn
From Yokosuka Japan
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Easy to use. Buttons a bit difficult to get to with gloves. Sound is ok but it is plenty loud. Works great paired to an iphone complete with voice commands. I use this system everyday. No more missed phone calls.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves
Gerbing's T5 Heated Gloves The Gerbing's T5 Leather Gloves are exceptionally light, strong and pliable gloves. The gloves are constructed of a light supple leather to help reduce bulk but designed to keep your hands and fingers toasty warm. The T5's heat the entire length of each finger and thumb as well as the back of the hands. To keep the draft out and heat in, there is an adjustable wrist strap to seal the cuff. Other details include a non slip grip material on the palm, protective padding on the knuckles, reinforced palms, interior waterproofing and Thermolite insulation. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the Gerbing's T5 Gloves deliver exceptional performance. FEATURES Gerbing's Microwire technology heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand Gauntlet style glove Adjustable wrist fastener Hypora waterproof, breathable membrane (though the leather exterior is not waterproof and should be treated with Nikwax Glove Proof ) Thinsulate insulation for great warmth and dexterity Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability Incorporates Gerbing's Microwire heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth. Lifetime warranty on the Microwire heating elements Includes Gerbings Glove / Insole Y Harness (ACYH) SPECIFICATIONS Heat Microwire Source 12V DC Current 2.2A Watts 27 Surface Temp About 57C/135F FITMENT NOTES Slightly narrower fit than Gerbing's G3 Gloves makes these a good choice for women or men with narrower hands
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Great feeling gloves but not quite warm enough
PostedDecember 12, 2011
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Drudwn
From Yokosuka Japan
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I usually wear an XL glove but the large fit me slightly big. I have them connected directly to the battery and they get warm enough to keep my hands from hurting in 30 degree weather but I am worried that they may not be warm enough if it gets any colder. Maybe its just my gloves that do not work so well but after about a week I lost heat in 3 of the fingers on my left hand. The heat seemed to come back this week but they feel just barely warm. They do manage to keep me comfy in 30-40 degree 1 hour riding but I am scared that the left may fail again. Great investment if they hold up.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Check out our Schuberth Helmet Discussion and FAQ on ADVRider.com. Schuberth C3 Helmet The Schuberth C3 is the helmet of choice for the ultimate sporting adventure. Thanks to its compact dimensions, this new premium flip-up helmet from Schuberth has no serious rivals on the market. With its unique synthesis of sportiness and comfort, its previously unheard-of noise level of 84 dB(A) at 65 mph sets new benchmarks for the industry as a whole. The helmet is made of S.T.R.O.N.G fibre, a special glass-fibre reinforced Duroplast matrix and is available in two helmet shell sizes High Performance Aerodynamics The C3 is the new generation of flip-up helmets. It stands out from the crowd at all times through its advanced aerodynamics and agreeable riding characteristics. The integrated features make it ahead of its time. C3 - New generation flip-up technology from the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel makes your next touring journey a sheer riding pleasure. Aerodynamic shape Directionally stable No oscillatory tendency No buffeting Aeroacoustics of the Schuberth C3 Helmet All SCHUBERTH motorcycle and racing helmets are developed and optimized under scientific conditions in the SCHUBERTH wind tunnel. Owing to its outstanding aeroacoustic characteristics, the Schuberth C3 is the ideal helmet for your touring journeys. Extremely quiet (due to integrated acoustic collar and anti-noise pad) 84 dB(A) at 100 km per hour (with closed machines) Safety principle the reduced noise level assists the rider's concentration and attentiveness Pinlock Visor Guaranteed condensation-free thanks to its double glazing technology Selectable city position Ventilation system The C3 has an innovative ventilation system to keep your head cool and comfortable A.R.O.S (Anti-Roll-Off-System) The Anti-Roll-Off-System especially developed by SCHUBERTH is provided as a safety feature in every SCHUBERTH motorcycle helmet. It ensures that provided the chinstrap is closed and correctly adjusted the helmet cannot pivot off the head from behind the risk of contact between the chin section of the helmet and the chin or neck of the rider is minimized due to small angle of tilt the consequences of the helmet coming into contact with the chest as the result of an accident are reduced. the helmet is fastened by a micro-lock ratchet lock Outer shell The outer shell of the Schuberth C3 Helmet combines an aerodynamically optimal shape suitable for racing with excellent protection. Material S.T.R.O.N.G.-Fibre New helmet shell technology from SCHUBERTH permits low weight Glass fibre with a special resin added is compressed in a vacuum at a pressure of 6 bar to form a helmet shell which is exceptionally sturdy. Inner Lining The innovative interior lining of the C3 is outstanding due to its excellent fit and the optimized ventilation system. COOLMAX pad system, removable and washable Optimized fit thanks to MaxFit concept fitting Skin friendly, warm and breathable Techskin material Variable pad system ensures effective ventilation (see ventilation summer/winter) Allergen-free Antibacterial Hand washable at 30 C Removable cheek pads Chin guard The C3 is characterized by its strong and distortion-free chin guard. The extremely robust chin guard locking system resists very high drag loads. Other Features Sun Visor is tinted with anti-fog coating SRC-System (Schuberth-Rider-Communication-System) option available US DOT and ECE 22.05 certified Weight 1,570g including sun visor and acoustic collar (may vary depending on shell size) Made in Germany
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not perfect but pretty close
PostedDecember 2, 2011
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Drudwn
From Yokosuka Japan
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
It was time to replace my trusty Arai RX7. This helmet has served me well but it was over 5 years old and it was time for something different. I have never owned a modular and decided to try one out. After some internet research, the general consensus was that the best modular on the market was the Schuberth C3. So I ordered one in the same size as my XXL Arai. When it arrived the fit was snug but true. On the road it was noticeably quieter than my Aria and I actually felt air flowing through the front vent when I opened it. So far I feel that this is a great investment. There are only a few issues. The Pinlock system worked great for a little while but after about 1 hour of riding in 45 degree rainy weather it started to fog up on me. I made sure the silicon seal was pressed in but it still fogs up a little. Not a real big deal but I had to open the visor often to clear it up. The only other thing that really bothers me is that I cannot seem to close the helmet from its flipped-up position with only one hand. It takes one hand to swing the front section down and the other to hold the back of the helmet. I've been trying to close it with one hand when leaving a stop light but cannot seem to get the system to latch. I have to brace the helmet with one hand and close front with the other. Other than these two minor issues it is a very light, quiet, and functional helmet. So far I am pretty happy with this helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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