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    May 9, 2012
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REVIT Striker Gloves Although it may look and feel like a dirt bike glove, the protection found in the REVIT Striker makes all the difference. The lightweight Striker gloves, is designed for touring and off-road use and offers an ideal mix of protection, ventilation, and comfort. The stretch areas make for a precise fit while the short cuff allows added mobility. The glove features a level of protection demanded by off-road and city riders alike. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Goatskin, PWRshell 500D stretch, heavy Spandex, 2-way stretch Lining Tri-fleece liner Composition Outer shell 54 leather, 38 Nylon, 6 polyester, 2 Spandex Lining 100 polyester Protection TPR Hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers, thumb and palm ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour fit Adjustability Adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation Ventilation panels at fingers and palm Features Connect finger tip, short cuff Note The contact patches on the index finger and thumb of the glove look slightly different that shown in product images (strips, not a solid patch).
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Attractive glove that fails to deliver.
PostedMay 19, 2014
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strbhnfhr
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Had these gloves given to me as a gift and, while initially impressed with the style, overall I would not recommend these for purchasing based on poor durability and lack of overall protection.
I used these gloves fairly regularly over the preceding summer and fall months and had been happy with the style and touchscreen features. Unfortunately, the gloves quickly broke down at the seams and the touch screen panels began to lose their conductive quality. Now they have no connectivity, and because of the lack of overall protection, there is no compelling reason to ride with them…I’ve switched back to my regular no-name leather gloves.
Pros:
- Stylish.
- Highly breathable.
- 2-way stretch spandex is comfortable and doesn’t bunch up.
Cons:
- Expensive
- Little to no protection! TPR hard shell knuckle appears cheap and thin. Breathable material offers no abrasion resistance. The EVA foam over the fingers and palms is thin and I doubt would hold up to any serious scraping.
- Fits extremely small
- Conductive material breaks down (? tarnishes) very rapidly and are not useable one year later.
- Conductive material not as shown in pictures. The panels are much smaller and located in the tips of the fingers instead.
Rides: 2005 Ducati 800 SS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Reevu MSX1 Helmet - Solid Colors The world's first rear-view helmet. Reevu has been the industry leader in rear view technology with their patented mirror system, manufactured from a reflective polycarbonate material rather than glass. The polycarbonate material is almost impossible to break, weighs less than glass and provides additional safety and comfort to the rider. The mirror system essentially bends the light around the shell of the helmet, offering a clear view of what's behind. The Reevu System works just like a car's rear view mirror offering awareness of the road ahead and behind without making a conscious effort as both are simultaneously in your field of view. Features Patented rear-view technology Tri-composite carbon fiberglass, Kevlar and synthetic hi-tenacity advanced fiber shell Fully removable and washable liner Anti-fog face shield The Reevu Mobility Program gives the rider an opportunity to replace their Reevu helmet that has been damaged in a crash with a new one at just 1/2 of the price Note Helmet ships with clear face shield.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Really great helmet overall - innovative safety features but needs improvement in a few key areas.
PostedNovember 16, 2012
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strbhnfhr
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
I’ve used this helmet for four months now and have had ample opportunity to test each of the major helmet components. I’ll start by saying the helmet is generally of superior construction and the rear mirror system provides the rider with a very valuable stream of additional information (Note: it does not replace the side mirrors or a safety shoulder check). There are things which work really well and some features that don’t (but hopefully the designers are listening).
***General Comments***
Despite the taller helmet (to allow for mirror optics running overhead), the helmet is surprisingly sleek and people frequently comment that it looks great. I ordered the Black finish which I am very happy with. Some of the other reviewers aren’t impressed by the Reevue logo on the side of the helmet and this doesn’t bother me too much. Of greater concern is that NONE of the logos or trim are of reflective material so this helmet is completely blacked out in the dark – if you’re going to slap logos on a helmet at least make them functional as well. In my mind, this is a critical design failure.
The helmet material is of high quality construction and super comfortable. It looks and feels well built. Incidentally, I use a SENA Bluetooth kit and the internal speakers and boom mike fit really well. Because the helmet comes included with a chin guard, the internal noise is also minimized and unless I’m on the freeway I can hear my speakers really well.
I agree with other reviewers that ventilation is average to poor and find I have to crack the visor to compensate. The helmet is hot in the summer and also a tad heavy, but in my mind this is acceptable given all the additional features.
One aspect that really stands out for me is the chin strap. The ratchet system is excellent and incredibly easily to operate with gloves on. It’s one of the big design pluses for me although I still wish there was some sort of D-ring attached to the strap so that I could feel more comfortable locking the helmet to the bike.
***Mirror System***
Incorporates a ground breaking and extremely innovative set of reflective angles to project an image to a small mirror above your eyebrows. The mirror is adjustable – it can be raised or lowered to bring it more into your direct field of vision, and can also be angled. It has a very wide field of vision which allows you to turn your head slightly in either direction and get a full 180 degree view of what’s happening around you. The downside is that the mirror distorts at the outer fringes. It took weeks to get used to it but I find it’s now become second nature to use.
The mirror performs well to monitor vehicle positions behind you so that you get a sense of where cars are moving. It also helps with lane splitting as well as my first check prior to switching lanes. I still use my mirrors, and will often shoulder check in heavier traffic to be triple sure.
If you are on a cruiser or less forward position bike, this helmet is probably ideal. However, I ride a Ducati Supersport and when I’m aggressively hunched over I get stuck with a lovely rear view of the sky. To compensate, I have to rotate my head backwards to bring the lanes into view….again, I’ve gotten used to this but it would seem that a next generation helmet would allow you adjust the optics to compensate for different bike positions. The mirror also loses its functionality at higher speeds (vibration), sunset, or when the sun is directly behind you. Surprisingly, I find it works as well at night as a regular car mirror – headlights are not bright and cars are easy to track. When my wife rides, I can also easily see the faces she makes behind my back. 
The point of the mirror is not to replace your side mirrors or eliminate shoulder checking, but rather to give you yet another source of data to base decisions on.
***Lens***
The helmet comes standard with a clear plastic lens, and I opted to purchase an additional black lens as well. I queried the manufacturer and there were no plans to develop a photochromatic lens which I think is highly unfortunate. Also, the black lens is not of the highest quality and seems to have a haze on it which is especially evident at dusk. The quick release mechanism is not well designed compared to something like the Bell system but at least I can swap lenses out within a few minutes.
Overall, a great helmet which I highly recommend. A few design changes and it would be nearing perfection.
Rides: 2005 Ducati 800 Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Kriega R35 Backpack The Kriega R35 has a 35-litre capacity with 6-point pack compression. Organizer pockets front mesh pocket with shock cord compression, top zip-mesh pocket, 2 x side access zip pockets, inner A4 sleeve key clip. Featuring the innovative QUADLOC harness system - once set - just zip in and out. Harness angled away from underarms for total freedom of movement and no shoulder pull. Chest panel includes 2 x zip pockets and a 3M Scotchlite reflective zip-cover. Features SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric Oversize YKK coil zips Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity 1000D Dupont Cordura on base and harness 420D nylon rip-stop Lightweight, yet extremely strong Unique QUADLOC harness CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles (patent protected) Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the perfect Kriega fit Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack 2 x outer zip-pockets Front mesh pocket with shock-cord Top zip-mesh pocket inner A4 sleeve pocket Reinforced carry handle 10-year guarantee 35-litre capacity Size 570mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 200(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Roomy, super comfortable riding pack with great features.
PostedNovember 12, 2012
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strbhnfhr
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I have several pieces of Kriega's collection already and am a big believer in their product. I purchased this pack a few weeks ago and am still putting it through it's paces.
Things I like:
It's a solid stylish pack, and I am generally happy with the build.
The shoulder harness and chest pad/pockets are beefy but super comfortable, especially riding down the freeway and being able to shoulder check with ease. I've had the 35L pack stuffed full but barely notice it when I'm riding.
The internal compartment is large enough to fit my monster Dell laptop.
The zippers are water tight and the pockets all seem well thought out.
Things I don't like:
The bag is advertised as having 3M Scotchlite reflectivity built in, which is a big reason I purchased this model. However, observers tell me the silver on the pack is barely noticeable and that I am still nearly blacked out from behind. Kriega could have gotten a lot more aggressive with reflective piping on the seams and reflective webbing/straps. In my mind, this is a critical design omission for such a specialized riding pack.
Rides: 2005 Ducati 800 Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 HelmetLok Helmet Lock
HelmetLok Helmet Lock
HelmetLok Helmet Lock Enjoy the security and freedom of HelmetLok. Lock it, dont lose it! Dont be weighed down carrying your helmet around anymore! Just use the simple-to-operate, carabiner-style HELMETLOK and you can secure your helmet using the outward opening lock mechanism which conveniently fits any model bike. Features Lock available in 2 styles Carabiner-style combination lock Outward opening mechanism Zinc alloy finish Designed to lock your helmet to ANY make of bike by using the handlebar or frame as an anchor point Thick nickel plated steel 220lb. load capacity! Use it to lock your helmet (use the D-Ring or chinbar)...or jacket (through the sleeve) to your bike (cable not included)
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Good concept. Comes with trade offs.
PostedMay 9, 2012
Customer avatar
strbhnfhr
From Los Angeles
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Finish 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Loved the concept and simplicity and bought the rubberized version with coiled sleeve lock. It's very convenient, but feels like it would only be a mild theft deterrent at best.
Biggest issue is the rear portion of the locking mechanism has a protrusion (the lever used to set the combination) which chafed against my bike and easily marked up the paint in several spots. The limited working space within the carabiner may cause this to happen often. I ended up buying a coated, braided steel cable which I hook around my frame instead and then secure the Helmet Lock to it to save the paint finish.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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