PeteFLUSA
 
 
 
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    December 21, 2011
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    January 3, 2012
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 AGV Sport Dragon Gloves (Large only)
AGV Sport Dragon Gloves (Large only)
AGV Sports Dragon Gloves A full length sport-racing glove Constructed of premium cowhide leather with high tear strength and abrasion resistance Soft and comfortable interior Leather reinforced palm, thumb and outer of little finger for maximum abrasion resistance Extra palm pads are positioned on the base and outside of the palm An extra impact pad is positioned on the outside of the hand before the wrist Genuine carbon fiber armor with shock absorbing memory foam on the knuckles for extra protection High tensile strength nylon thread stitching used throughout High impact or use areas are all double stitched Finger vents for maximum air-flow Pre-curved fingers for a snug and comfortable fit A pleated leather panel is used in the upper hand for the finest non-binding fit possible Wrist strap with protective cover Single cuff closure with shock absorbing foam padding in the wrist area Available in sizes S-XXL
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Value for Riding Gloves
PostedJanuary 3, 2012
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
When first receiving the AGV Dragon Gloves, I was amazed at how light and compact they were - they came in a slim zippered pouch.
Fit was excellent - the adjustable velcro above the wrist is a great idea, and made the fit even better! Because of this adjustability, I would recommend this "large" glove even for those who normally wear extra-large or medium.
These are great gloves for warmer weather riding - and perfect for me on the road. There does not seem to be much padding in these, or much wind resistance. These are not cold weather or track gloves, in my opinion, as they lack the padding and the weatherproofing. However, the extremely versatile sizing may make up for this as you could possibly layer these...
Excellent value overall.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Alliance Solid Helmet The Icon Alliance Solid Helmet is the spirited refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet, its predecessor. The new Icon Alliance Helmet improves upon the original design in some key ways making it a good option for a mid-price range sport helmet. Nothing beats a solid color to emphasize the styling of a helmet and the Icon Alliance is available in a variety of colors and a Rubatone matte or gloss finish that gives the rider choice in their simplicity. This kick ass helmet packs a lot of bang for your buck which is why it is one of our favorites. 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 unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great For Basic Needs
PostedDecember 30, 2011
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I've had this helmet for about a year and 7500 miles. I purchased a large for my 7 3/8 inch head - a decent fit. It's a good low-profile helmet for this street rider. The removable liner is a great plus and makes it easier to keep clean and relatively odor-free. Of course, the chin straps and some of the padding are not removable so these need separate cleaning. I purchased two face shields for this helmet, and changing these is a bit of a challenge. The top/bottom and peripheral visibility is OK, but not spectacular - you still need to turn pretty hard to check your blind spot. The closable vents on top and under the face shield are very nice for air flow, especially trying to keep the sweat from your eyes in hot weather. Colder weather breath still fogs the face shield, though, especially when not moving very quickly through AM rush hour traffic or at stoplights! I haven't had the opportunity to test this helmet's impact absorption - thank goodness! Vehicles in front of me have picked up rocks and small objects and flug them, and rather large bugs have smacked it - glad I was wearing this thing! There are now a few dings in it, which experts and retailers say weakens the integrity and makes it time for a new helmet. I'm not made of money, though! The problem with solid-color helmets is that you can really see dings and damage!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Willow One-Piece Leather Suit The Willow is a 1-piece Leather Suit for racing and high level street sport riding. Features 1.2mm (body) to 1.4mm (impact areas) premium leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort Full mesh liner CE approved knee, shoulder and elbow protectors 10mm thick memory foam back protector Extra padding is also provided via padded panels throughout the suit External plastic air intake vents on each shoulder Perforated chest, belly, armpit, upper and lower legs for maximum cooling on hot race days Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar and a portion of each cuff for maximum rider comfort Aerodynamic and protective back hump Pre curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort Reflective piping around the back hump for safety Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pull is used on the 2-way main zipper Teramid Kevlar fabric is used in the crotch and down to the knee as well as under and down the arms for maximum comfort Pleated leather panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible Equipped with replaceable knee pucks
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent for price
PostedDecember 29, 2011
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Preshape
Relaxed
Relaxed
Tight
This seems an excellent suit for the price. Since I am not a serious racer, I have tried/purchased suits on the low-end price range. I also have an Alpinestars CR ($600 sale price), size 42 fitting quite appropriately snug (see my review of this suit...).
Material and stitching seem top notch. Suit is also breathable, great in warmer-weather riding. Sizing chart is a size too large - I'm 6'1" very slim 32" waist, 165lb, 38" chest. I started with a 46 and had to return it for a 44. Pretty satisfied with it, except it looks a little funny from the back #as many race suits do#. There is a lot of extra material - suit fits very snug around the ankles up to the thigh, across the abs and chest, and zipped up around the neck. But it bulges huge in the back around the hips, waist, and up through the back hump. The material tents on the back, making me look like I'm wearing a backpack from my shoulders to just below my gluteus. It's a little amusing how much more exaggerated this is than other suits I have seen. As seen in the pictures, though, it is VERY sharp from the front. Make sure if you win races or take pictures that you face the camera!
This suit compares quite nicely with the aforementioned Alpinestars. The lack of removable liner is made up by extremely sharp frontal appearance, double zipper #from top and from bottom#, and lower price.
Please note that because the liner is not removable, you may wish to consider a riding suit to absorb sweat and/or body oils. The two piece MSR or one piece Alpinestars, RevIt, or Held suits are ideal, but a simple, snug-fitting cotton blend pant/shirt combination may work just great.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
Products related to my review
Alpinestars CR One-Piece Suit (Size 58)
4.7 out of 5(29)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Alpinestars CR One-Piece Suit (Size 58)
Alpinestars CR One-Piece Suit (Size 58)
Alpinestars CR leather suit offers the road and performance rider a multi colored, symmetrically styled, versatile suit. Influenced by Jake Zemkes race suit, the CR is vented and provides a close, comfortable fit to be worn and ridden with todays performance bikes on both street and track. Features 1.2-1.4 mm full-grain leather for excellent abrasion resistance Multi-paneled graphic design Multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance Removable CE certified GP protectors Ergonomically placed stretch panels for optimal flexibility Leather flex zones Low profile hump for improved aerodynamic performance Vented forward facing panels for improved riding comfort Soft neoprene, comfort cuff and collar construction Removable mesh liner Chest pad compartments with PE protection (Alpinestars Bionic chest guards available as accessory upgrade) Back Protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified RC back Protector available as accessory) YKK Semi Auto Lock zippers Replaceable PU Sport Sliders Die cut ventilation Micro injected logos Fully perforated version available in all black
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Riding Suit
PostedDecember 21, 2011
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Bought this suit back in February 2011 and have never been disappointed. I got a smaller size 42 US/52 Euro for my height - 6'1" 170lb based on a recommendation from a salesman at a local bike shop. The suit fit quite snug and was short, but with full length riding boots and full length gloves, the deficiency was/is hardly noticable. I appreciated the tighter fit as it seemed to improve the look and feel, though there is a very slight discomfort with full pads when performing certain maneuvers. The removable liner makes it easier to clean, and the removable pads make it so you can use this suit both on the track and on the road. The blue/white/black is almost a perfect match with my Suzuki GS500F Blue/White. I have not experienced any crashes with this suit, but am quite comfortable with the protection offered - especially with the pads inserted. Great job once again, Alpinestars, on a fine suit for a great price!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The lightweight EXCELLERATOR suit uses moisture-wicking and thermal-regulation technology to keep you comfortable in all seasons and under all conditions. Anatomically shaped to be worn under a leather one-piece suit, the EXCELLERATOR prevents overheating in summer and hypothermia in winter, with stretchable PE that offers comfortable support for the body and reduces muscle fatigue. For additional comfort, this under-suit features thumb and ankle straps to accommodate all types of racers. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell 4 way stretch ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit, tight Features front fly, overlock seams, ankle straps, moisture wicking function, makes it easier to slide in and out of leathers, thumb straps
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Extras!
PostedDecember 21, 2011
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The extras on this suit are innovative - side zipper, sturrups, thumb, crotch zipper. Great for protecting leathers, and the logos and red stitching make this thing look amazing - but the extra logos and markings make the suit a bit uncomfortable and take away a bit from the functionality. Who is going to see this suit - it's supposed to be UNDER the leathers! I would prefer more function and less pretty. Fit is great for me, and forgiving with the suit flexibility. I am tall and lanky 6'1" 165lbs. This may not be for you if you have unusually large legs or arms.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Summer Tech Race Undersuit Alpinestars Tech Race underwear keeps you cool and comfortable under your suit during warm weather racing and helps with getting in and out of your suit. Available as a 1-piece undersuit or as separate top and bottom. Features Designed for warm weather riding Coldtack fabric construction Micro perforated insert panel for comfort and breathability Ergonomic flat lock seam construction Compression fit design to reduce muscle fatigue Off-set main zipper closure Printed Astar logo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Idea to Protect Leathers!
PostedDecember 21, 2011
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PeteFLUSA
From Tampa
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This particular undersuit looks and feels great out of the box. Material is remarkably smooth and confortable. Fit was good for me to: I am tall and lanky at 6'1" 170lbs and the large was perfect. The stretchable fabric makes the fit forgiving, though if you have large arms or legs, this product may not be right for you. My only concern about the durability and cost-effectiveness. I don't believe this will hold up in too many washings - make sure you win a few races with this thing on to make up for the cost, especially if you tear up the outside of your leathers often with falls!
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GS500F
Yes, I recommend this product.
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