Strappinglad
 
 
 
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    December 19, 2011
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    February 27, 2014
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Shark Speed-R Helmet - Solid Colors SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED-R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not worth the coin, don't spend it on Shark.
PostedFebruary 27, 2014
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Strappinglad
From Los Gatos
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've used this helmet daily since Nov. '13 and I'm not happy with it at all! I mean, it gets used A LOT in all weather conditions! Probably 4K miles since purchase.
- The neck roll doesn't stay in place, the chin spoiler always wants to pop out when taking the helmet on and off, the external visor won't stay up on its own weight (detents are a GOOD idea!) and quickly accumulates condensation on the inside (No, I'm not a slack-jawed-mouth-breather).
- The chin vent is garbage. It only works if your head is at the prefect angle. The internal visor was getting stuck for the first few weeks. I had to man-handle the slider to get it to move up and down. External visor seals really well but difficult to fully close or open. The internal visor blocks the air flow of the chin vent when down.
- The visor tab points downward and I hard to grab with gloves. I have to grab and pull the visor down from the top to close is properly. (Nothing like having to your hand over your face while riding...)
- This helmet is LOUD! From my experience the wind hits my shoulders and deflects up to my ears. There must be an open space in the helmet padding because all the wind goes there. Above 50mph it is a noisy racket without ear plugs. I've had helmets that cost substantially less *cough Scorpion EXO500* that make less noise and have similar fit and finish.
- The fit is pretty good for my head shape, but I've had other helmets fit just a little better. Material feels good on skin though. Cool looking helmet.
Your results may vary.
Rides: 2009 Yamaha FZ6
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-1100 Sixty Six 66 Helmet Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection AirFit permits a rider to personalize helmet fit through air adjustable cheek pads SpeedView an internal retractable dark smoke sun visor that eases eye strain instantly in varying light conditions without changing face shields, plus an EverClear coating on both sides for a fog free ride SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending) Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less EverClear no-fog faceshield Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating KwikWickII moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads Breathable, easily removable and washable Ventilation system Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet Breath-deflector Enhanced fog-free performance ECE 22.05/DOT Certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It will save your head in a crash. TESTED!
PostedDecember 16, 2013
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Strappinglad
From Los Gatos
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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I ended up going down on my bike after a couple months with the EXO1100... I still have my trusty EXO500 to use as back up. Even if it leaks air around the shield gasket. My main helmet is now a Shark though. The 1100 is well constructed and the shell is significantly small than the EXO500, BUT! the length from front to back is much smaller. My chin would easily touch the "chin bar" for lack of a better term where I could at least fit my fingers in front of my mouth on the EXO500. I don't have a monster chin so it is definitely an alteration in design shape. Just an observation between models. After going down the helmet got pretty banged up and the right side shield mechanism was completely useless. I came off the bike around 35mph and tumbled a few times with damage on both sides of the helmet. After checking the EPS liner I could only find a single hair line crack. Saved my noggin that's for sure! I'd feel safe crashing in this helmet again...
Stay safe boys and girls!
Rides: 2009 Yamaha FZ6
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Continental Trail Attack Dual Sport Front Tire Features Engineered to meet the demands of today's powerful, high-performance adventure touring/enduro bikes Designed for 80 on road 20 off road 0-steel-belt construction on the rear tire for a maximum stability and comfort even at high cruising speeds and high loads Great grip also in wet conditions combined with an excellent mileage due to an innovative touring-compound Please Note 110/80-19 size is OEM for 2011 BMW R1200GS and is not recommended for other bikes.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Trail attack!
PostedMay 13, 2013
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Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I haven't had a chance to attack any trails yet, but on the road they are great. They only have a few hundred miles on them. I went with a 100/90-19 front and 140/80-17 rear for my '03 Bonneville and I really like the handling. Pretty easy to drag the pegs with these bad boys.
An interesting observation...
The rear tire cost more than double the front, it is made in Germany, and when mounted it required no weight for balancing.
The front tire was VERY inexpensive, made in Korea, and required more weights than I've ever seen to balance a tire.
You decide how you want to interpret that info...
I can't comment on wet traction or tread life yet though.
Bang for the buck... Well the cost of the front tire made it a good deal as a combo, but they rear was SOOO expensive I'd probably try something new when they wear out.
Rides: 2003 Triumph Bonneville T100
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet - Solid Colors The Scorpion EXO-500 immediately catches the eye with its innovative design, enhanced by a superb sharp ridge on the underside of the shell. Inspired by its older brother, the Scorpion EXO-1000, the EXO 500 Helmet is based on GT philosophy and is fitted as standard with the latest generation face shield. The EXO-500 also integrates the SpeedView built-in retractable sunvisor treated with anti-fog coating on both sides. Comprising 3 shell sizes and a lighter, more durable shell than its predecessor, the Scorpion EXO-500 Helmets will drastically change your expectations of a standard full face helmet. Featuring a very soft KwikWick 2 inner liner and triple density foam cheek pads, the EXO500 is also equipped with the revolutionary Airfit technology and a state-of-the-art ventilation system. Chances are, this Scorpion will steal the show from much more expensive helmets. Features KwikWick 2 liner soft, moisture wicking, hypoallergenic, removable, and machine washable SpeedView retractable sunvisor treated with antifog on both sides AirFit technology inflate and deflate the cheek pads to make it fit perfectly for a better fit, greater safety and shock absorption SpeedShift visor system enables extremely quick visor changes EverClear no-fog visor optically-correct, aero-tuned shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating Advanced polycarbonate composite engineered shell quiet, aero-tuned designed and wind-tunnel tested EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection Triple density foam cheek pads 3 shell sizes 3 year warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Review after 1.5 years
PostedMarch 23, 2013
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Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
I've used this helmet for daily use and long trips. Probably logging 10-12K miles on it since purchase.
The good:
Great price for a new rider wanting a comfortable helmet.
This is the nicest liner I have ever felt on a helmet. It feels like it has been filled with clouds conforming to your face. More plush than those $400- 500 premium helmets.
The not so good things to know when buying a lower priced helmet:
Wind noise at high way speeds is loud! I've done day rides to 3000 mile trips. Invest in a good set of ear plugs. I used a set and helped a little. Don't even think about trying to listen to music...
Nike pump cheek pads. Cool idea, but mine began to deflate on their own after a few months of owning the helmet.
Anti-fog shield works pretty well. Sitting at traffic lights in the winter can create some "perspiration" on the inside.
Flip down visor mechanism broke a couple months ago. All the internal parts are made of plastic and wear quickly. I now have a broken screw jiggling around inside the helmet.
Since the internal visor broken the external visor doesn't create a good seal now causing air leaks around the top of the shield. By design these two are connected to the same mechanism causing this problem. Not fun in the winter.
The detent piece for the visor is made of plastic and has worn out considerably by now. The once defined grooves are rounded out and make the changing face shields more difficult.
Top intake ports create a whistle at speeds above 50 mph.
I hand washed the internal guts once and after air drying they had shrunk slightly.
I have never crashed in the helmet so I can't comment on impacts.
For the price paid, you won't find a better helmet, but be aware you get what you pay for. I have probably worn this thing beyond its life in less than a couple years, but definitely got every penny out of it. Now it's time to go for the good stuff.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Variant Construct Helmet Stripped of graphics and devoid of undue flair - the Construct wanders the earth in opaque minimalism. It is purity of form amongst the flamenco masses. It is truth of materials amid the technicolor hordes. In a world where no two helmets are created equal, the Variant Construct and its raw shell stand alone. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following dot fmvss 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (Europe), SAI AS1698 (Australia) and SG (Japan) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers. Fiberglass / Dyneema / Carbon Fiber Shell Industry leading multi-inlet ventilation system Wind tunnel tested and refined Antilife visor Integrated chin EPS Air Channels reduce shield fogging Distortion free precision optics Anti-fog shield Removable Hydra-Dry moisture wicking liner Removable chin curtain NOTE Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke faceshields.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not quite...
PostedMarch 22, 2013
Customer avatar
Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This helmet looks great. Very cool and I'm all for the aesthetics when it comes to riding my supermoto DR650, but this one didn't have the function I was hoping for.
Air flow is great and vision was very wide.
The shape is on the round-oval side and didn't really snug down on the crown of my head. I was hoping for an intermediate oval shape.
After taking the helmet off and on a few times the liner began to rub my cheeks raw. Not fun.
Riding around town, the noise level is OK not good or great. Above 50 mph it starts to get noisy. Lots of wind noise even with the chin curtain in and the peak doesn't help, but the peak did not whip my head around at higher speed. A quick look-back would cause air to seep in from the top vents and you could certainly tell the peak was there with wind coming at the side of your head.
Fit and finish could be better. The mesh intake and exhaust vents look a bit cheap and "unfinished."
This helmet would be a good deal if it cost a bit less.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Click for WebBikeWorld's NEXX X60 Helmet Review ATR Shell (Advanced Thermo Resin) Soft anti-sweat and anti-allergic fabric inner lining Removable and washable lining Micro-Metric buckle PC Lexan Shield ECE/22-05 and DOT approved Note Comes with 60 tint face shield not clear.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Save your money!
PostedApril 13, 2012
Customer avatar
Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Narrow
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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Don't waste your time.
Sizing- My noggin is 61cm exactly. Intermediate oval shape. On the recommendation from other Nexx users I went for a size up from my usual. XL to a XXL. I could barely get it on my head! When I did, it hurt. The liner felt cheap, pushed on my forehead, extra space in the back, I had to tuck my ears into the helmet. (I have small ears.) The liner is held in by velcro and the velcro strips didn't line up right on the helmet. Exposed insulation even with the liner in.
The style is cool but poorly executed. Some of the plastic bits were rough around the edges. They must not have been smoothed out when they came out of the molds. The "Nexx Helmet" logo on the back was not even set straight! How hard is it to get your own logo on straight when someone is paying a very premium price for an open face helmet.
I immediately returned it for a full refund and bought a better fitting, better made, and more comfortable helmet for 1/3 the price. I think the workers in the Portuguese factory were probably sippin' too much Port the day they made my helmet.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket
Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket
Ultra resistant and durable hemp fiber is longer, stronger, and more insulated than cotton. Rivals road race quality cowhide, Eco-friendly - easily organically grown, hemp cultivation often requires no herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp THC levels average below 0.3. Cannabis levels can surpass 20...smoking hemp results in a headache, not a high! Features Heavy duty hemp fabric CE rated protectors in shoulders elbows Removable spine pad with pocket for optional CE spine protector Big air ventilation system patent pending Removable insulated vest liner Sure fit adjustable waistband Elastic sleeve adjusters Snap loops for attaching jacket to belt 8 zipper for pant attachment Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Turn it into compost and grow another jacket.
PostedMarch 15, 2012
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Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I did my first ride with the polar-bear-conservation-jacket yesterday and I really like it. The first thing I noticed how much heat retention there is even with the liner taken out. There are no arm or chest vents, just the giant front central vent and two rear exhaust vents. It's not hot enough here to really to test the big front vent but I'll soon find out when it goes above 100+F. I would say it could keep a rider warm to the end of fall with a couple layers.
Style is great! I got the olive and it has a cool militant vibe to it.
Protection seems pretty good. I don't want to test it but hemp does have high tensile strength but I'm not sure it could hold up the same as 1.2mm thick leather. The shoulder and elbow armor are flexible and comfortable. Can't really tell they are there.
I like the little details on the jacket! Three adjustment sleeve for bicep and forearm. Velcro and zipper adjustment for the wrist. Four belt loops. A small elastic band for the collar flap to tuck into whilst the big vent is open. The bottom zipper flap will also wrap around the zipper and velcro to the jacket to keep it from scratching your tank while the big vent is open. Velcro adjustable waist band works well. Standard pocket setup. 4 I think and you get 1 more with the liner in. K-I-S-S.
Fit... It seems there are only two types of people who ride according to jacket designers, "American gut" sorry "American cut" and "European." What happened to the Athletic cut for those who have burly broad shoulders, pecks of steel, arms that make a boa constrictor whimper, and narrow waist? Not everyone has garbage bin of beer and bacon hanging off their torso or the shoulders, arms, and chest of a prepubescent.
This jacket definitely fits the "American gut" style with ample room in the mid section. I'm am 6"0, 190lb, 42 chest, 34 waist, no beer belly, and I could fit a small marsupial in there with me. While it is comfortable in the riding position, I like a slightly taught fit to keep the drag down. I know if I went with a Medium, the arms and torso would be too short and that is just no fun. If you are in between sizes like me... good luck.
Overall great jacket, love the style and comfort. Work on that fit!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Gasket Gloves (XS)
Dainese Gasket Gloves (XS)
Dainese Gasket Gloves Focus Ventilation and comfort during riding even when temperatures rise are the concept behind the development of this summer glove provided with mesh fabric on the back, mesh inside the fingers and perforated palm that let a flow of air caress the hands. The Neoprene cuff with cuff strap, inserts in elasticated fabric, and pre-curved fingers ensure ideal ergonomics and the greatest freedom of movement. A reinforced palm and soft inserts complete the features vaunted by this super-ventilated glove. Features Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the knuckles Cowhide leather Goatskin Stone PU Spandex fabric Reinforced palm Reinforcement on the line of the hand Tightening strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforation on inner side of finger Soft inserts Microplastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent pending)
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Dianese Gasket (made in Vietnam)
PostedDecember 19, 2011
Customer avatar
Strappinglad
From Las Vegas
State:NV
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
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Overall pretty good fit and feel. I bought an XL since I have wide palms but a few of my digits (thumb and pinky) are shorter than normal. They are snug to get on and the velcro straps stays down. The interior stitching on the ring, middle, and index finger occasionally poke under the nail while riding, but hey, it's not a custom fit glove.
I wish the padding for the out side of the palm was a bit thicker since it feels like it isn't even there after a half hour or so.
There was a bit of disappointment when I took them out of the box when I immediately noticed they were made in Vietnam and a couple stitches in the logo on the cuff were all ready pulled up. The other stitching and finish looked well done though.
When you want Dianese and pay the Dianese prices, you should expect unmatched quality and fit. If this glove was $20 cheaper it would be a great bang for the buck, but as it sits, I'm not overly impressed with cost vs quality.
I thought these gloves would be good for year round use in Las Vegas, but my hands get numb if it's below 50F outside. So... air circulation is good then! I was able to get some thin glove liners to hold me over until it stars to warm up. No sense in buying another set of gloves to only use for 2 months out of the year.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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