Spyderturbo007
 
 
 
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    March 5, 2012
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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
Still Undecided
PostedMarch 5, 2012
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Spyderturbo007
From New Cumberland
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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
I'm not really sure what to say about these boots. They are sturdy and offer a ton of protection. They seem to flow a good bit of air, but it hasn't been warm enough out yet to determine if it's enough to keep your feet cool on those hot days. They are easy to get on / off and the zipper feels sturdy.
Keep in mind that these are made to wear with leathers, so if you don't have a calf the size of a weightlifter you aren't going to fill them up without shoving your pants in there. I almost wish I would have saved some money and gotten the ones without the adjustable calf system since I'm not wearing leathers.
When you don't have your pants in the boots, they "flop" around at the top and after awhile the liner starts to scratch your skin. You almost need knee high socks with these things. I wanted the protection offered by a race boot, but didn't want to have to tuck my pants inside them.
Anyway, they seem comfortable enough to wear while on the bike and when running into the store. But I wouldn't wear them for an extended period of walking. Also, if you tuck in your pants, be aware that the plastic on the inside of the boot will most likely come in contact with your bike. This left a residue on mine from the plastic rubbing on the bike. It came off, but your bike finish / paint might be different.
I guess in a nutshell, I'm not convinced one way or the other. I think the additional protection offered by these boots will outweigh the issues in the long run.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars SP-1 Gloves Strong and supple leather main chassis and palm Palm and outer edge of hand reinforced with Clarino panel Perforated cuff, leather top panel and ventilated finger sidewalls keep the hands cool Molded carbon fiber knuckle and finger sliders provide impact and abrasion protection Anatomical pre-curved fingers Thumb, fingers, top of hand and wrist are padded for impact protection Accordion flex leather paneling on first three fingers, outer thumb circumference and top of wrist Triple adjusting wrist closure with stretch Lycra expansion panel for easy glove entry TPR Astars logo on top of wrist, TPR SP-1 logo on wrist closure tab
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Need some break-in time
PostedMarch 5, 2012
Customer avatar
Spyderturbo007
From New Cumberland
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've ridden with these gloves about 5 or 6 times since arrival. They are nice looking and have a ton of protection compared to my old gloves. The leather seems to be high quality and provide a very nice grip on the controls. The seams are well stitched and I don't really feel them while wearing the gloves. They offer an aggressive pre-curve and the XL fits my hand well.
I do have some issues with the gloves which will hopefully be fixed as they break-in. The knuckle sliders put a lot of pressure on my knuckles when riding for an extended period of time. Enough that my hands want to go numb after awhile. It takes some force to wrap your hand around the grips because of the stiffness over the back of the hand.
The gauntlet isn't very large, so if you have a jacket with thick sleeves you're going to have a hard time jamming it in there. I picked up the Icon Suzuki Leather Jacket that's on close out and I really have to struggle to get the cuffs in there. There almost isn't enough strap on the glove to get it closed.
I like them enough to keep them and I'm hoping they break-in more with time. I would recommend them to someone that doesn't have bulky / thick cuffs on their jacket.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Victory Suzuki Leather Jacket
Icon Victory Suzuki Leather Jacket
For us it was roached Slab-Siders and factory fresh Slingshots. Twin headlight perimeter alloy-framed beasts. The origin of a species. The Victory Suzuki Jacket is our payment of homage to the king. Inline four domination for over two decades. Long live the king. 1.2-1.4mm premium cowhide leather chassis Removable CE field armor impact protector elbow Removable CE field armor impact protector shoulder Removable dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner Zippered intake and exhaust vents for cooling Icon relaxed fit Imported
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Jacket
PostedMarch 5, 2012
Customer avatar
Spyderturbo007
From New Cumberland
State:PA
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I just couldn't pass this jacket up for the price. It's sturdy and has significantly more armor than my old JR Textile jacket. It's very heavy and kept me nice and warm riding to work the other day when it was 35 degrees outside. It also looks good and I have gotten a few comments on the jacket. The only thing I could complain about would be the collar. If I were to zip up the jacket all the way it chokes you because of how stiff the collar is at the neck. I wore it around the house and it's getting better as it breaks in, so I think that issue will go away with time.
I would highly recommend this jacket to anyone that is looking to upgrade or want a really nice, affordable leather jacket.
Rides: 2005 Suzuki GSX600F Katana
Yes, I recommend this product.
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