VanBeidaRiffer
 
 
 
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    December 31, 2012
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    December 30, 2013
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Dainese Alien Leather Pants Long rides require high comfort ensured at no expense to safety Dainese offers these pants made with highly resistant and soft D-Skin leather to touring riders who demand quality and comfort. Elasticated inserts, elasticated fabric in the lower back area combined with a revised fit and a double zip on the calf let these pants provide optimum ergonomics with the possibility for either fastening to the jacket or using the belt loops. The homologated composite protectors on the knees complement the homologated soft protectors at the sides derived from F1 racing technology. FEATURES Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides D-Skin leather S1 fabric Abrasion and tear resistance Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Jacket-trousers fastening system Double calf zip Belt loops NanoFeel liner 2 outside pockets Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't hesitate purchasing, give sizing some thought
PostedDecember 30, 2013
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VanBeidaRiffer
From MN
State:MN
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've only had these for a fortnight now. I did get a few days of riding on them while in AZ. So far, they are exemplary. I doubt they will be the coolest things when mid-summer comes around. The protection seems well thought-out and the quality feels great, but honestly those had to be givens for me at this price point. I got these for how darn good they look. I didn't want or need sliders, but I like good armour. These fit that ideal.
Sizing: Get a tape measure, and mind the sizing charts. Don't be afraid to get a size that seems small according to all your bench racing buddies on forums. That means tight!
I am (per Dainese measuring guide methods):
178 cm (70.1") height
81.5 kg (180 lb) mass
86.0 cm (33.9") waist
98.0 cm (38.6") hips (use this measurement!!!)
81.5 cm (32.1") inseam
The 48's fit spot on for me. By this, I mean they were pert near impossible to get into the first time. Give leather some time to mold over you and they will feel tailored. I did end up appreciating the adjustable calves, too. I run them open to fit my legs. A 50 might be ok for a guy my size, but I'd be swimming in the waist.
FYI: my jean size is usually 32"x32". I can't rock skinny jeans, either.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei VFX-W Helmet - Solid Shoeis extensive experience in off-road helmet design and manufacturing has led to the creation of a new standard in off-road helmets, the Shoei VFX-W . The aggressive shell design allows for a lightweight off-road helmet that offers incredible protection, form-fitting comfort, cooling ventilation and components that are easy to care for. Features Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) construction combines high performance fibers with organic fibers to create a shell structure that is lightweight, rigid and resilient Four shell and five liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and rider testing Front intake vents combine with rear vents and a neck outlet vent to maximize flow-through ventilation Cool air passes through the front intake vents, cools the helmet interior and is exhausted through the rear vents by the force of negative air pressure The helmet interior is constructed with a comfortable, Max-Dry material that absorbs and discharges moisture two times faster than traditional nylon The 3D Max-Dry removable liner system is thermomolded to match the liner perfectly to the helmet interior The cheek pads, upper liner and chinstrap covers are easily removed for cleaning and/or replacement The removable cheek pads are available in optional sizes so that each rider can personalize their fit Aggressively shaped Sleek Visor provides incredible airflow for reduced drag Sleek visor is easily installed or removed with the use of three external screws for ease of access to center screw and tightening by hand No-clog Sleek Mouthpiece for enhanced flow-through ventilation Removable, washable and replaceable Sleek Mouthpiece filter Matte black anti-reflection for underside of visor is included (white and graphic models only) Unique chin strap clip keeps strap from flapping in the wind Ergonomically shaped mud guard Helmet sack constructed of soft, velvety fabric with drawstring closure Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Maybe 2nd best ever? Indeed, the best I know!
PostedDecember 31, 2012
Customer avatar
VanBeidaRiffer
State:MN
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I can't say this helmet is the best ever. However, it is the best I've owned.
It feels like it shouldn't be a dirt helmet. I would sometimes rather wear this than my street helmets in their own application.
Any size goggle will fit this helmet. For snow/ice racing use, I have some large snowboard style googles that nest nicely in the eyeport, too.
The only legitimate reasons not to get this helmet is if it doesn't align with your budget (others will protect just as well, methinks) or if it does not fit your head (there are other very good brands that will work in that case). The fit, lack of noise, and airflow is what you will be paying for, amongst other things.
Good stuff.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet The AGV AX-8 DS EVO Helmet has taken one of the most high-end and lightweight dualsport helmets on the market (AX-8 DS) and has made some significant upgrades. Additional technical features like the visor and visor mechanism, a chin air vent that can be opened, and an open-able supplementary ventilation on the top of the AGV AX-8 EVO guarantee all the performance and comfort of a road model. The AX-DS EVO features new internal padding with increased thickness for improved comfort and greater stability. A new shape for the outer shell in the chin area combined with a wider and softer base edge compared to the previous model, reduces interference with any back protector used and decreases risks of impact traumas, thanks to its shock-absorber function. Features SSL (Super Super Light) carbon, Kevlar and fiberglass shell construction IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) funnels air though channels in the outer shell New flat dual face shield in non-scratch, antifog polycarbonate Dry-Lex internal padding with sanitized treatment Removable and washable cheekpads and internal lining Outer aluminum peak screws 3 shell sizes DOT and ECE 22.05 Certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
light, cool, great lines
PostedDecember 31, 2012
Customer avatar
VanBeidaRiffer
From MN
State:MN
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Great helmet for DS/supermoto. It actually looks great without the visor, too, if you want to run it on something less dirtbikeish.
It is loud but I wear earplugs. It flows air very well, but it can be closed-off in several ways. There are none of the usual cutouts for your ears inside but once I have them tucked up inside, it does not cross my mind during a ride.
It fits my oval head securely and comfortably, but the large's fit is slightly bigger when compared to other brands. This is mostly in the cheekpads, I believe. It is not so great a difference that I could go down to a medium. If your cheeks/jaw are small for your head, this may not work for you.
The character of this helmet is what makes me love it, though. Being a dirt guy, I feel very much at home looking out the eyeport.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket Constructed with 600 Denier Polyester Fabric and hydrophobic mesh panels Removable, long-sleeved water resistant liner Removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors Chest pad compartments with PE foam padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads available as accessory upgrade) Back compartment with PE foam padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) 270 waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Waist and wrist adjustment with non aggressive micro-velcro tabs Integrated reflective detailing on the sleeves
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great airflow, acceptable protection for street use
PostedDecember 31, 2012
Customer avatar
VanBeidaRiffer
State:MN
Rider Type:Dirt Maven
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I expected something that flowed air well, offered some protection for the street (one might want to add a back protector), and looked good doing it (flouro looks neat-o). This jacket delivered all that for a good price.
The liner can be used surprisingly well to extend the seasonal capability of this jacket. 2 seasons maybe?
I did have a gripe with the collar rubbing one side of my neck raw after a day of riding, but I shaved down that part and it is not an issue anymore.
1.80m, 81.6kg, I wear 46 in normal euro jacket sizes and the MED fit well (snug) in this jacket, naturally coaxing your arms toward the controls on a sport/standard bike. Think your t-shirt sizing for this jacket.
It was good for my budget at the time of purchase, but I would advise getting something more robust if you can swing it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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