kaizen
 
 
 
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    March 26, 2012
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    February 18, 2013
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Alpinestars Vapor Elbow Guard The Alpinestars Vapor Elbow Guards are innovative, ergonomically-optimized and made from light, breathable materials while,robust outer protection structures to provide a close fit, superb articulation and greater impact performance. Features CE certified protection systems utilizing robust protective structures and impact absorption padding Thermo-formed polymer material construction offers improved impact performance Highly ergonomic design improves streamlining while providing crucial protection for MX and off-road riding Asymmetrical and lightweight ergonomic panel construction offers extended protection surfaces to reduce rotation
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
perfect for occasional use
PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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kaizen
From charlottesville
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
i just wanted something to protect my elbows for a two-day dirt bike class. (I normally ride street bike, but this was great practice in cornering, controlling slides, braking in slippery, etc.) I went down 15+ times, and these guards did their job well. For the novice or occasional dirt rider, they seem perfect. Easy on and off.
Rides: 2011 Yamaha FZ6R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Neotec Borealis Modular Helmet The Neotec Borealis graphic offers a high-vis option to the Neotec lineup. Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet's chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Note Helmet is gloss finish. Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
the ultimate modular
PostedDecember 10, 2012
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kaizen
From charlottesville
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
My last modular was the Shoei Multitec. I liked much about it, except that after a couple of hours of riding i developed a minor headache due to pressure on my forehead; it wasn't quite long enough for my head shape. After talking with Eric, i opted for the Neotec, and viola! No more headaches.
In addition, Shoei has made numerous upgrades for the Neotec, and they clearly listened to users. The flip-down sun visor I find a huge help for sunny days when riding through alternating heavy shade and bright sun. Ventilation is much improved (I can feel movement of air with vents fully open), and easy to adjust on the fly. Being able to remove the liner components makes hiding wires for the Sena headset simple (and will be easier to clean). And the hi-viz color is both cooler and i think more visible than the multitec yellow.
Overall, a very high quality helmet with lots of features that make for comfort and safety. The ultimate helmet!
Rides: 2011 Yamaha FZ6R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket
Olympia Airglide 3 Jacket Enhanced function and versatility are the key elements offered in our new Airglide 3 jacket. Heat, wind, rain and cold are no match for this cutting edge style. Constructed in authentic Dupont Cordura with ballistic nylon mesh panels, this jacket offers maximum airflow with superior abrasion resistance. For added safety, the Airglide offers double rows of 3M Scotchlite piping at the chest, back and sleeves. Equipped with a sporty two stage, wind and waterproof, Thermolite insulated liner jacket, this style delivers the ultimate in multi season riding comfort. Features Outer shell constructed in 500 denier Dupont Cordura with ballistic airflow mesh panels Waterproof, Thermolite insulated two stage liner jacket Removable CE approved Motion Flexarmor at elbows and shoulders Removable CE approved Motion Flexarticulated back protector Cool mesh airflow lining Custom Fit detailing at collar, cuffs,elbows and waist Comfort neoprene framed collar 3M Scotchlite reflective piping atfront, sides and back 8 connecting zipper for pants Five storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
perfect 3-season jacket (for VA, anyway)
PostedMarch 26, 2012
Customer avatar
kaizen
From charlottesville
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
the double inserts are really quick and easy to add or remove, making this a quick switch from cool to moderate to warm temps. With inserts removed the jacket breathes like a sieve, with large front, side and back vents. Good shoulder, elbow and back protection. 4 outside pockets, well-placed, and one inside for glasses. Easy to snug-up the collar, wrists and waist. Long arms so the wrists don't pull up.
what's not to like?! I love it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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