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Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves The Alpinestars GP Pro Gloves combine supremely high performance, protection, comfort and flexibility into a sleek, ergonomic and lightweight design, tested to the limit in Alpinestars MotoGP and WSB race program. Nicky Hayden and Carlos Checa are just a couple of the world-class riders that have provided direct input into the design and development of the Alpinestars GP Pro Leather Racing Gloves. They accept nothing less than the best and neither should you. Features: Full grain bovine leather and goatskin leather construction Kangaroo leather palm Reinforced bovine leather side panel Race-proven DFS thermo injected knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact DFS thermo injected finger and wrist inserts Palm slider landing zone Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove ensuring improved protection Abrasion resistant molded soft wrist vent inserts Internal Kevlar liner on top of hand and thumb Internal K-Tech Kevlar little finger lining for superior impact and abrasion resistance K-Tech Kevlar consists of 2 layers of Kevlar layered with 2 layers of leather and a layer EVA foam padding for protection from both impact and abrasion Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel Accordion stretch panels on thumb, index, middle and ring fingers for reduced flex-resistance
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
best track glove i've worn so far
PostedMay 22, 2016
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canyonkid
From Corvallis
State:OR
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Ok. First off they run snug so go a size up. I measure an 8 - 8.5 in the palm and I got a large and they fit the best because medium gp pro's were painfully too tight. I wear a medium in dainese short cuff and a large in dainese gauntlets.
Vs. Dainese Carbon long D1: the GP Pro's finger boxes 100x more comfy. the elasticated stretch panel on back of the dainese's back of hand/wrist flex zone is cheap/cheesy. only thing the dainese's have going for them is their wrist strap closure and their floating knuckle panel moves more freely *take notes A*s...
VS- Dainese Druid D1 long: good thumb flex zone elastication but the carbon fiber hard part on the back of the hand on every pair i tried on was out of place like the glove was twisted. foam wrist padding is a joke I want hard parts!
VS- Knox handroid- the boa system is AMAZING but even in a size large the finger boxes were super tight about to rip the stitches it felt. killed my pinky and painful in the webbing between my index and middle finger. pinky protector cable thing would pop out of its guide. cool idea still needs refining.
THE GP PRO: i wish there were hard parts on the pinky lateral zone and i wish the wrist strap metal loop wasnt on the inside of the wrist because it bites down and hurts my wrist bone when cinched down (dainese does that part right)
Overall the gp pro is the winner of the pack. comfy *for a track gauntlet* easy to get in and out of, sturdy design in terms of the quality of leather used throughout the glove, the huge wrap around hard part used for the wrist closure is awesome and the elasticated panel they use for the thumb is great. 4.5 out of 5 on this bad boy.
p.s. dont buy the dainese's dont buy the knox.
Rides: 1996 Honda CBR600F F3
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Knox Handroid Gloves The Knox Handroid Gloves exoskeletal flexible finger spines cover the knuckles, fingers and thumb and give full unrestricted movement. The spines link to a comfortable gel-lined metapod that covers the back of the hand. On the palm, the patented Scaphoid Protection System (SPS), is enhanced by additional sliding systems on all sides which ensure that in the event of an accident the majority of contact with the ground is with the SPS and not leather. An additional inner cuff slider works to support and enhance the SPS sliding effect. Super strong and tear resistant Kangaroo leather covers the inside palm and fingers. The Handroid Motorcycle Gloves utilize a technical Knox BOA lacing system that allows precision adjustment around the whole cuff. The wrist system tightens equally from all sides, just dial in the right torque for you. To release, simply pull the dial. Putting gloves on and off has never been smarter or easier. Features: Knox Handroid flexible exoskeleton finger and knuckle sliders on all fingers and thumb Knox gel metapod that covers the back of the hand Dual Compound Sport Scaphoid protection system on the palm Wrist slider Cuff slider Dialed-in BOA closure system at the wrist Kangaroo leather palm Amara grip pad with silicon print for improved control
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Awesome concept, still needs fine tuning...
PostedMay 7, 2016
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canyonkid
From Corvallis
State:OR
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
This is a 5-7-16 review unlike reviews I've seen from 2012 when the first few batches were released and having issues.
1st. Shipping: Ordered on a Tuesday showed up Friday and I live in southern Oregon. Super fast A+
FITMENT: My hand measured an 8 to 8.5 throughout the palm so according to the size chart I fall between a SM or MD. According to other reviews they run small so they say go a size up. I ended up ordering a LRG and I'm glad I did because they fit tight. Obviously they fit tight initially because they needed broken in and they are leather. For comparison I've owned a pair of short cuff Dainese Scythe gloves in size medium and they fit PERFECT zero complaints I just wish there was a full cuff version I wouldn't have bought these...
After two days of hard riding some areas of discomfort remained.
1. The middle strap wrist closer dug into my wrist bone to the point where I had to leave it unstrapped.
2. *disclaimer* this might have to do with everyone's hand configuration being different. but my left pinky got rubbed hella raw because of the hard plastic piece on top and the length was too short and jamming the end really hard.
3. Webbing on left hand between my middle and index finger the stitching dug in hard between the knuckle.
In general the glove fit weird and wasn't very flexible the cool moving hard parts don't limit movement as much as the plastic pieces they use to anchor them to the glove make the glove blocky. The slider on the pinky if you make a tight fist will pop out of the sliding grove and wont retract back not allowing my to uncurl my pinky finger. *KNOX IMPROVE ON THIS!!!* make the pinky slider cord thing 1/4 of an inch longer... Also I'm not sure if this is because they are meant to be like this but it feels almost like there isn't enough material on the palm in between the index finger and the thumb for the glove to feel seated in you palm. And unless I was death gripping the bars pushing that area of palm material down all the way was the only way my thumb would seat properly all the way in the thumb box. 1/2 the time id go for my controls and have floppy thumb, other times id get lucky and my thumb was fully at the end of the thumb pocket and I could feel the controls perfectly. Glove fits 'weird'.
Pros: The boa system is AMAZING!!!! super super easy to take on and off with gloves on. I wish every glove was like this. The flex zone in the wrist is very "free" feeling which I like a lot of mobility there. I live in a cold area on the coast line so the lack of perf was a selling point for me. They cover your jacket very well.
Overall: I can't recommend these gloves sadly. I didn't feel safe riding my bike because the mobility of these gloves hindered my ability to grip the handle bars and operate the controls properly. This is still even after two days of hard knee dragging canyon riding. I was still left feeling unsatisfied by the restricted hand articulation and the funny little spots that hurt my hand.
Rides: 1996 Honda CBR600F F3
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Dainese Scythe Gloves
Dainese Scythe Gloves
Dainese Scythe Gloves The colors of the landscape are blurred by speed, the road twists up a hill, and the sound of air sucking beneath the tank accompanies every twist of the accelerator. Designed for lovers of naked motorcycles with a careful eye to quality and technique, the Scythe is constructed in goatskin with a reinforced palm in Pittards leather that ensures a superior grip on the handlebars Thermoplastic resin inserts protect the knuckles and perforation on the back of the hand and at the sides of the fingers ensures the correct flow of air to the hand for optimum ventilation. Protection Inserts in polyurethane on knuckles, palm and joints of the fingers and on the outside of the little finger Distortion Control on little finger Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Palm reinforcement in Pittards leather Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Airprene cuff Perforated back Perforated palm Perforation on inner side of finger
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Brilliant gloves.
PostedJune 19, 2012
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canyonkid
From Corvallis
State:OR
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Of all my gear, this is my favorite piece. They ooze Italian quality. I hug these things like a teddy bear when I go to sleep at night I love them so much.
I had a pair of the Alpinestars MX-2 Air Carbon gloves. They fit VERY well as if they were already broken in but they had this 3D mesh on the tops of the fingers that velcro just chewed up and frayed. Not to mention they reminded me too much of motocross gloves they were really lightweight, I didn't feel safe in them.
Next I had a pair of Icon Pursuit gloves and they were not as sleek as pictured they actually looked like you had this poofy pillow covering your nuckles.
Literally worth every penny in how these gloves are just better than anything I've put on before. Night and day difference. I feel safe now. They hold up well in a crash too btw so I tested that aspect already. No rips no tears. Just grinded the knuckles down a tad and scratched my thumb up a little. Beautiful gloves, I adore them.
Rides: 1996 Honda CBR600F F3
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 SparX S07 Helmet - Solid
SparX S07 Helmet - Solid
5 Year limited warranty against manufacturer defects Crashed helmet program Meets or exceeds both DOT and ECE2205 standards Features Lightweight thermocomposite shell construction In-visor Anti-fog ventilation system Form fitted contour cheek pads True ventilation channels for optimum circulation around face Quick release tool-less ratchet system for easy shield removal Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 7-3/8 oz. (1569g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights ) Note Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
best bang for the buck lower 100$ price bracket helmet
PostedMay 12, 2012
Customer avatar
canyonkid
From Corvallis
State:OR
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
When I was first looking at helmets my options were:
HJC CL-16 117$
Icon Alliance 170$
Bell Vortex 180$
I had an agenda: Protect my noggin, look good and not break the bank. The HJC had a removable sticker and for 20$ more I could solidly murder the whole thing thing out, except it was a little too round, made me look like a lollipop and the single vent reminded me of a cyclops. NEXT, the Icon Alliance. Great liner was the first thing that jumped out at me, solid helmet, good looking, except nothing made me "have to have it" for the extra 70$ and lastly Bell Vortex (room mates current brain bucket) SO MUCH R&D! Just so many features, bells (haha pun) and whistles that you see on 300$+ helmets. Looks sharp, excellent quality, DOT & SNELL, yada yada. My only gripe is the vents are a little too elaborate for my taste and the Bell stickers are under the clear coat. No bueno for me and a smoked out face shield is another 45$ so that puts you at 225$ which leaves me to the SparX....
Simple, yet edgy, DOT, ECE 22-05 and a grand total of 130$ shipped for all black with a black face shield, honestly nothing can beat it. Fit true to my hat size I wear a 7 3/8 comfortably and a large fit me just right, it's not large and bulky making me feel like sputnik, the chin vent is very low profile. I love it. My only gripe was the "x" logo is under the clear coat, GRRRR! For sale sign permanent marker quickly fixed that. Looks mean, fits good, lighter than the HJC helmet all for 130$ shipped. Only other helmet I'd consider (and I have no reason too because I ride canyons) is the Bell Vortex if you plan on tracking your bike that requires DOT and SNELL rated helmet.
Conclusion: BUY IT!!! :)
Rides: 1996 Honda CBR600F F3
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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