MDK210
 
 
 
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    January 17, 2012
  • Last review
    September 8, 2013
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    4.1
 
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Bell Star Matte Carbon Helmet From the ultra-light Carbon Composite Shell to the super stable aerodynamic profile, every form and function of the Star Carbon has been designed to make you lighter, faster, and stronger. The Bell Star Carbon also features a head form based on the popular RS-1 for superior comfort and fit. Bells Velocity Flow Ventilation system keeps you cool in the heat of battle while the Contour Cut Cheekpads cradle your head in comfort. And when youre looking for that extra edge, Bell provides a wide range of high-performance shields that allow you to stay focused on your next braking point, apex, and pass. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum ventilation and temperature control Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Super lightweight all-carbon fiber shell Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Removable and washable, Xtatic XT2 antibacterial/antimicrobial interior comfort liner Includes self-adhering TrackStrip for additional high-speed stabilization at track speeds Exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Five-year warranty Certification Snell M2010, DOT Note Bell Star Carbon Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Crash Tested as well
PostedSeptember 8, 2013
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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Low sided on the track at 80mph in a right hander, went off into a sand dune, flipped backwards, and my left arm/leg slammed into the ground. In relation to the helmet I sustained no injuries, not even a headache or sore neck. I did manage to keep my head held up throughout the slide and since I didn't have the visor locked it flew off but is still good. Helmet has a bunch of scratches and scuffs and in all honesty I could probably use it again.
The 2013 Star fits normal since they added shell sizes so if you wear a medium odds are good it's dead on or slightly bigger. Their 2011 model was horrible and ran a size too big but I digress. The magnetic strap is cool but if you ride a cruiser your jacket collar with probably pull it off. Because of how much air it flows the helmet is extremely loud so I would recommend ear plugs. The speaker cutouts are perfect and appreciated for street riding. Helmet is just way too expensive at the end of the day and would recommend Scorpions line, same features, and quieter helmet for half the price and if you get the 2000 series it looks like a Bell Star ha.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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The Vertigo was created after an arduous 2+ year development period with lofty goals in mind. The boot had to push the technology of the sport road boot segment to an even higher level than the legendary Vertebra series. They are designed to be the best, no matter the cost. The Vertigo series of boots has achieved all that and much more! Shock Absorbing Heel Cup Three stage, shock absorbing heel cup molded in three different densities of plastic is one element that sets the Vertigo series apart from all other sport boots. This system offers a built in shock absorbing range of 3mm. The heel cups internal area is also fully lined with impact resistant thousand-air cell memory foam for and extra level of comfort and protection. Lining Each Vertigo series boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Vertigo series boots are flly lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Tecno VR System The Vertigo series of boots are the only race boots to offer a patented Tecno VR adjustable calf system designed to accommodate calves of virtually any size in a clean, supportive and protective design. With a simple adjustment of the Tecno knob the internal onofilament line will evenly close and wrap the boot around the riders calf in micro adjustments for a perfect fit. A maximum adjustment of 5cm is provided. Replaceable Scuff Pad Option of either a ceramic or nylon toe scuff. Air Vent System Both the Vertigo Corsa and Vertigo employ an air ventilation system that can be opened or closed with a touch of a button depending upon a riders needs. This Malleolus guard on the outer edge of each boot also protects the small and vulnerable foot bones. Composite Inner Sole The composite inner sole of Sidi boots resists side to side compression offering greater protection compared to the leather inner soles that our competitors use. The insole features a removable arch support and will never lose its dynamic characteristics, even after months of intense use it is water resistant and is designed to withstand high footpeg pressures. Replaceable Parts Every bolt on component of each Vertigo boot is available separately. Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash. Lorica reg Boots outer is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion yet it still breathes with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Please Note The Vertigo boots no longer offer a replaceable shin plate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Crash Tested
PostedSeptember 8, 2013
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
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
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
User submitted photo
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Low sided on the track at 80mph in a right hander, went off into a sand dune, flipped backwards, and my left arm/leg slammed into the ground. In relation to the boots I sustained a fractured fibula in my leg where the beefier top part of the boot is located. Odds are good it would have been broken with a lesser style boot. Not to say that similar style boots wouldn't have protected me the same but the right boot I slid on for the majority of the "trip" has no major issues other than being scraped up. My feet and ankles have no injuries on either leg just the left fibula ha. No parts need to be replaced on the boots they are good to go.
I love the calf adjustments on the Vertigo and if the Vortice is considered the next level of boot then no thank you. Way to many adjustments and takes my buddy 10min to put the dang things on.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Tour Master Synergy 2.0 Textile Gloves The Synergy 2.0 Gloves include the Power Lead Wiring Harness, Single Control Rheostat and an extended V-Split Connector (Required when using Synergy Gloves with Synergy Pant or Vest liners). Features Comfort stretch fabric and goatskin palm construction with a Rainguard waterproof and breathable barrier Clarino palm panel resists glove wear 100gm Polyfill insulation increases warmth and heat retention Lightweight and flexible steel fiber heating elements provide instant and even heat A dual or single rheostat is available and easily and accurately adjusts through a range of temperatures and provides a constant temperature Action expansion panels help fine-tune the fit and increase comfort Soft Bemberg interior lining Designed to be worn individually or connected to other Synergy 2.0 garments 360 full circumference wrist closure Temp Setting Temp (F) Draw (W) Draw (A) Level 1 107.6 24 2 Level 2 122.0 24 2 Level 3 134.6 24 2 Level 4 149.0 24 2 Level 5 163.4 24 2
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good in cold, fits a little small, very comfortable
PostedNovember 16, 2012
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I have no hand guards, no heated grips. I rode in 45F weather for 90 miles and 75 of those miles were at a 70mph or more sustained so the wind chill was probably 35F for at least an hour. I had the gloves set 1 notch BEFORE max because the max setting got my thumbs a little too warm and although my hands were chilly they never got numb. I wear a medium but due to the bulkier nature a small fit better so I got those instead since heated products like this work better closer to the body.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Overlord Prime Jacket For many years Icon has led the charge to conquer the moto leather market. Our unending quest for leather perfection has brought us to this point - the Overlord Prime. A chassis crafted from the finest cuts of Brazilian cowhide. The aggressive fit is complemented with engineered flex zones for unparalleled function. Precurved arms are set in a forward attitude to place you in an attack position, while strategically located plastic armor helps defend against the asphalt adversary. Finally, perforations and mesh panels combine for optimum operational temperatures. The Overlord Prime, truly a garment crafted for the most hostile of engagements. Icon attack fit 1.2-1.4mm premium grade leather chassis Removable Icon CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder Icon external injected plastic protection on shoulders, elbows, and back Removable Icon dual-density foam back pad Gathered stretch panels for comfort and flexibility Strategically placed perforated leather for ventilation YKK autolock zippers Removable insulated wind resistant vest Upgradable to stryker CE back protector
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Got other folks complementing me on day 1
PostedJune 15, 2012
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
As the kids would say this jacket is baller. I'm 5'9" 175lbs somewhat athletic build with a 39in chest easy so I ordered the medium and this jacket is about as perfect as a jacket can fit. My old lady and I took a 2hr ride to a Denver mall in 75F weather and without the liner I was very comfortable. When we got there a few women commented on both of us in our gear and a couple of guys in 2 different stores stopped me to tell me how awesome mine looked. If you look halfway in shape and rock this jacket you'll get some people noticing that's for sure cause it will just accent your buffness lol. I haven't rode my sportbike with it but when I rode the cruiser that day the collar kind of scratched my throat a little irritating my freshly shaven skin so I would be curious to see what a large feels like but I may not have as much issue on my sportbike with it's forward angle. An added benefit is that the attack fit seems to reduce some arm fatigue with the way its precurved. I have the Stryker level II back protector and it fits a little tighter with it in as its bulkier than the one it comes with.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Phantom Race Gloves
Held Phantom Race Gloves
Palm and back in highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and color-fast kangaroo leather Unlined palm. Back and thumb fully padded with shock-absorbing SUPROTECT and 100 Kevlar One of the most common injuries is dislocation of the little finger. This happens because the little finger is inadequately protected. To avoid this Held has given the little and ring fingers additional Kevlar padding on the inside and outside Pre-formed, crumple-free palm Special flat seams reduce pressure points on the inner hand, and enhance feel GFC shells with 100 Kevlar ceramic polymer matrix coating give perfect protection to the side of the hand and knuckles Side of hands and knuckles protected with highly abrasion-resistant rayskin, (dasyatis bleekeri), a world first. This is underlaid with shock-absorbing gel, for unmatched impact protection. Protected Velcro straps on the cuff and wrist Visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Buy them!
PostedJanuary 17, 2012
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
As strictly a canyon rider I wanted more protection than a half glove most of the guys around here wear. The price is eye opening but the quality and material are top notch. This glove has almost every kind of animal hide imaginable even stingray which is one of the most abrasion resistant skins out there. I wear a size 8 which is a medium and have skinny fingers as well but they fit great for me. There is a break in process because when I first put them on and open/closed my fist it made my pinky knuckles pop. I soaked them in water, put my hand in them to get a good form, then removed them gently to keep the shape and let them air dry overnight which helped. I've used the finger wiper which is pretty decent but what I like most is the fact the the palm doesn't bunch up on the grips which gives you a better feel on the controls. Some folks seem to complain about some of the palm material coming off but that's just from you riding with them which is referred to as normal wear and tear. An interesting note with these gloves is that you can ride in these from 60-100+F temps with no issues which surprised me greatly. A very versatile glove with top notch protection and fit. You'll have these for a long time and won't have to worry about the leather blowing out if you stick your hand out on a crash with all quality material they've used to prevent that.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Speed Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Jacket
Speed Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Jacket
Speed and Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Textile Jacket Water Resistant AR-800 Frame Knox C.E. Approved Shoulder And Elbow Protectors Knox C.E. Approved Spine Protector Kevlar Thread Aerodynamic Speed Hump Low Restriction Collar Speed Zip Controlled Ventilation Dual Stage Kinetic Cuff Adjuster Molded Strong Arm Sleeve Adjuster Lockdown Waist Adjuster Removable Insulated Vest Liner Microfiber Lined Cuffs Belt Loops For Pant Attachment 8 Zipper For Pant Attachment TPR Logos Reflective Trim
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great overall but did have a slight issue
PostedJanuary 17, 2012
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I've owned this jacket for a complete season and more now so I wanted to share my thoughts. Overall the jacket is great with Knox armor including the back protector and for the price it's really hard to find another one like it and you prob can't. One of the minor complaints were the fit and durability. S&S recommends if you are between sizes go with the smaller one so with a 39in chest I went with a small which I never wear and it fit very, very snug. The chest area was fine but the arms were a little tight so when I tucked on the bike the arm snaps would pop of and flap around which I didn't like so I recommend if you are between sizes go with the bigger size. I wash my textile jackets on the "hand wash" setting in my washer then literally air dry it but if you buy the white color after awhile the zipper and some of the other white plastic/rubber items will develop a yellow look to them. The shoulder armor is not completely sewn in so my right one got ripped somehow (maybe the washer, ha) to the point when I was washed it the darn thing would pop out which leads me to my biggest issue. No removal pieces except the back protector! There is no way to get to the shoulder armor in easily so if they pop out you have to work with the outer mesh layer and figure out where the fabric pocket is to put it back in to which is a pain. So if you can't access the mesh pockets that hold the shoulder armor why wouldn't you sew the shoulder armor completely shut on the inside??? I emailed S&S to see if there was something I was missing and they just responded saying I should take it to an alterations place which is fine but kinda disappointed they didn't offer me an option to send it to them. It may still see the alterations place. Other than those its good in warm weather but would recommend a mesh option for really hot or really humid temps, it feels very secure, and has a deep internal pocket. I can't recommend it for winter because it doesn't have a full liner but with a thermal on you can take it to 40-50F temps as I've done on my sportbike.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Warm N Dry Gloves
Held Warm N Dry Gloves
The Held Warm N Dry Glove is the choice for cold and wet weather riding. With Superfabric, reinforced knuckles,and high quality leather these comfortable gloves do not compromise protection! The Warm N Dry Gloves also work great with heated grips! The palm is thin enough to allow good feel for the controls and allow the grip heaters to warm your hands, while the lightly insulated back helps to hold in the heat and protect your hands from cold rain and windchill. Glove Outershell Glove Lining Membrane Comfort/Features Safety Palm in goatskin Back in stretch fabric (75 polyamide, 15 polyurethane, 10 others) with leather detailing Pique push-pull lining (100 polyester) Upper part in GORE-TEX Thermoplush Fleece (100 polyester) GORE-TEX membrane, waterproof, windproof and breathable (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) Velcro adjustment at wrists and cuffs Stretch fabric parts (100 polamide) on back Visor wiper Hard plastic knuckle protection, covered with leather Side of hand and ball of the thumb reinforced Side of hand reinforced with SUPERFABRIC brand material Double leather at palm 3M-SCOTCHLITE reflector piping
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good to about 50F Temps
PostedJanuary 17, 2012
Customer avatar
MDK210
From Colorado Springs
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I like Held gloves especially my Phantoms so I sprung for these over my current hand me down Shift Torrent SS gloves. The fit is consistent with other Held gloves (size 8 = M) and the quality is there as well though Held appears to have different gloves made in different places since these are made in China and my Phantoms are made in Hungary but whatever. Your hands can get a little sweaty and in the 50's your fingers will feel the cold but mine never got numb after over an hour. I ride a sportbike so someone with heated grips/grip guards might get more temps out of them. In all honesty I feel like I'm paying for quality or brand name more than the gloves ability to handle colder temps but with a glove that isn't as bulky what can you expect. You could ride the better part of day in 50F temps in these but anything under I would say max is an hour ride without heated grips.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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