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    October 17, 2011
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Metzeler Tourance Rear Tire The Metzeler Tourance dual sport tires were developed and tuned for today's big, modern, street-oriented Enduro bikes. Features Lets you take your touring-configured enduro bike for longer rides Radial tires feature twin layer, 4-ply diagonal tire carcass construction 85 On / 15 Off Radial front and rear tires feature Metzeler's 0 Steel Radial belt technology Maximum mileage on the street and great traction also on light off-road surfaces thanks to the specific compound Tire compound provides long mileage, stable handling and touring comfort on road tread design also handles light off-road riding Optimized tread design reduces rolling noise MAW (Metzeler Advanced Winding) Technology
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
+70,000 miles on this brand and model
PostedAugust 6, 2012
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vicvfr
From ZIP 11747
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Since 2007 when my GS1200 was new, at first tire change I replaced the OEM with these and never looked back. I ride 90 street and 10 percent off road. Since then I reached 78,000 miles on same bike, all on these Tourances. Recently I returned from a 12,000 miles NY - AK round trip, fully loaded with camping gear for a month. Top of the world highway had a thin slippery wet clay/mud surface but was doable with some extra care. The front is still on, rear was replaced at approx 6K (although it had about another 1,000 left was just impractical to continue) due to extended highway riding, gravel and very abrasive roads in the North. They are probably still good for another 1,000 as of now. Usually I can get close to 10k on a rear tire and about twice for the front. I like spirited riding the twisties and these stick really well once warmed up, also in rain as others said. Highway wear is good, the rear doesn't square off so quickly if one keeps the pressure up to the max spec.
I am buying another set, that's how good they are.
Rides: 2007 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HI-RES Photos REV'IT! Everest GTX Photo Gallery IMAGE NOTE This jacket and pants combination comes in BLACK AND GREY/BLACK. We intentionally blew out the brightness / contrast on some of the black pictures to highlight the detail and design. We assure you the BLACK does not look faded in person. With the input of GORE, high attention to detail, GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L, Armacor, SAS-TEC and LockOut zippers, the Everest GTX has been designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding riders. The Everest GTX can be combined with the Everest GTX trouser in a variety of mix and match sizes, for the perfect fit. Add a full connection zipper for warmth and safety, plus a detachable Exkin Air thermal liner for warmth, and you have one awesome suit, ready for every condition. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the EVEREST GTX Pants . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell GORE-TEX Pro Shell Armacor 3L COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell Misano 3L TFL COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell stretch 3L, neoprene Insulation detachable Exkin Air thermal liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX Pro Shell Breathability GORE-TEX Pro Shell Composition outer shell 75 polyamide, 23 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE), 1 aramid, 1 elastane lining 70 polyester, 30 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) Protection SaS Tec CE protection at shoulders and elbows, fully perforated EVA foam at back, CE prepared for Sas Tec CE or Seesoft Back Protector Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation GORE-TEX LOCK-OUT zippers at chest, VCS I zipper at back Features stretch at elbows, collar hook, removable thermal collar, storm cuff, short and long connection zipper Pockets waterproof stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost perfect
PostedOctober 24, 2011
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vicvfr
From ZIP 1103
State:NY
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 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 bought this in my quest for a perfect fall/winter/spring weather jacket and it does meet the requirements. I bought and kept this in size 3XL as this was largest available that fits me without any room to spare but is not too tight. I still have room for my Gerbing jacket.
It has protected me from all day long Maine rain and cold in temperatures between 48 and 60 F without heated gear, just the Gerbing jacket not plugged in and not using the inner liner that came with it. After few hours of rain it developed a very small leak in the abdomen area, but nothing serious and maybe it could have been prevented with more attention when closing the main Velcro fasteners. I couldn't tell since the rain subsided to a drizzle.
Things I would have preferred better especially at this premium price are:
Main zipper seems not particularly solid and is more of average off the shelf item that can be damaged by prolonged use. I consider this unacceptable.
Velcro fasteners on main storm flap and hand cuffs will eventually wear, perhaps a more durable solution should have been built in.
Neck collar and flap closure is quite stiff at first, and only have certain adjustable room, so if you have a wrestler's neck may find yourself a bit strangled. I removed the included extra fabric internal collar to make more room and that just about provides me enough clearance to not be uncomfortable. It also gives in a bit after several days of wear.
No back protector??!
Although I recommended buying this, I kept i it since it was already worn on the bike and am generally OK with the jacket. But next time I will be either going back to a faithful crotch leaking Aerostich or looking for alternatives.that justify this price. I just don't wan to have to stop and put rain gear on and then take it off.
I wore the jacket in temperatures up to 90 F and with the vents open when stuck in traffic, the heat is quite acceptable, and no issues when actually moving.
I also have the Revit Sand in same size and like it much better except for it's lack of outer shell waterproofing, which is why I bought this one. I would wear the Sand jacket for any cross country summer trip but in cold and rainy weather this has much better features.
Rides: 2007 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear TPG Escape Pants
Firstgear TPG Escape Pants
Firstgear TPG Escape Pants Includes a removable, zip-out liner that is a standalone pant Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Hypertex Plus Waterproof/Breathable 600 denier nylon outer shell Articulated knee and seat for maximum riding comfort Featuring d3o T5 Pro intelligent armor in the hips and knees allows total freedom of movement and is CE approved Teramid reinforced Kevlar underlay at knees for skid protection 2 front thigh air intake vents (men's 9, women's 8) with YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out 2 front top pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out Men's also has 2 front cargo Dry Pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out Over-the-knee side zip for easy on/off, protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out, plus internal storm flap with rain gutter Internal storm cuff elasticized for a snug fit and silicone grip to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Adjustable waist using ratchet-style adjusters for a personal fit Side reflective panels for night time visibility Heat-resistant material on inner calf 10 conjunction zipper for jacket connection 5-year limited warranty Unparalleled 2-year crash protection policy Colors Available Black INNER PANT A standalone casual pant that can be worn as a destination pant Made of all nylon fabric 2 jean style front pockets 2/3 length side zip for easy on/off Adjustable waist using hook-and-loop tab Articulated knee and seat for maximum comfort Insulated from the cold with 2-ounce fiberfill Easily connect to the outer pant by a full circumference waist zipper and leg snaps
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A little more design thought would have made these great
PostedOctober 17, 2011
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vicvfr
From ZIP 1103
State:NY
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The pants hold up well in all day strong rain, there are no leaks. For the right waist/inseam size they fit well.
However for short size the knee protectors are impossible to place where they should be; highest adjustment still placed them lower than knee caps and that makes for very uncomfortable rubbing when standing/walking, and no protection in the right place should a crash occur. I ended up taking them out. Also there is no flap closure over the boot and they are too large down. Good product and new material is best compared to older FIrstgear I have but failed to accommodate proper sizing the right way. It is as if someone took the regular length and cut it without thinking where a shorter person's knee should be.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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