SaintTiki
 
 
 
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    May 9, 2012
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    July 18, 2012
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Dainese Avro Textile Jacket Focus Self-assertion and sports passion come together in this jacket designed with an eye to the new Dainese suits and dedicated to riders in search of lightweight, technical gear with a close eye on price as well. Safety is guaranteed by homologated composite protectors, a pocket for the type-G back protector, and reflective inserts. The ergonomic cut, elasticated inserts, side, collar, and cuff adjustment possibilities, and the jacket-pants fastening zip on the Dainese Avro Textile all permit the widest range of fit and freedom of movement combined with a removable thermal lining and ventilation zips to offer remarkable riding comfort. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Cordura Comfort fabric Neck adjustment Wrist adjustement Waist adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Inserts in elasticated fabric Sanitized lining Removable thermal liner Air vents Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket Pocket on removable liner
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome jacket, good fit
PostedJuly 18, 2012
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SaintTiki
From Germany
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I'm 5'8", 140lbs, 36in/92cm chest. I ordered the size 46 and it fits amazingly. With the thermal liner out, I can wear the jacket over a t-shirt, or a thicker long-sleeve no problem. With the liner in, I can fit it over a thicker long-sleeve shirt but it is snug. Armor is in the perfect position at this size. The should armor is also somewhat adjustable via velcro if you need to reposition.
Features-wise, the jacket is great. The pockets are very useable, the armor is substantial, the vents on the back work pretty well, and I love that it zips into my Dainese Pants (New Drake Air) so it doesn't ride up when you lean forward. The style on it is sick. It's pricey like all Dainese gear but the zip-out full-sleeve liner alone would run you $50-60 (had one installed on a different jacket...).
It has a nice slim look and isn't baggy. Air flow wise, it's decent. You get more if you wear your gloves under the sleeves and have the vents open. It's no mesh though. I've been riding in 60F-75F temps and it's perfect with a t-shirt underneath at 30-50mph. Probably not your best bet if your in the 90's unless you're cruising at a decent speed. And with long-sleeves and/or the liner, this could easily take you down to some colder temps, mid to high 40s (again speed dependent).
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese New Drake Air Textile Pants Drake pants will surely interest anyone who loves to ride his or her bike especially in the warmer months without wearing a suit or leather pants in order to obtain the protection required. These previously contrasting needs have now been perfectly reconciled by Drake fabric pants. Ample air vents in fretted fabric with closing on the thighs permit fresh air to enter during riding for cooling relief on even the hottest days. When temperatures begin to drop, the air vents can be closed. Safety is guaranteed by removable composite protections in the knee and shins, while extra-strength Cordura 750 fabric offers protection in case of fall. The elastic inserts in the knee optimize the wearability of the article, which is equally suited to metropolitan motorcycle use. Features Removable composite protectors. Cordura fabric 750. Suretta fabric. Perforated fabric. Insert in elasticated fabric. Soft inserts. Calf zip. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Adjustable waist. Sanitized lining.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great pants, very slim
PostedJuly 18, 2012
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SaintTiki
From Germany
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I have about a 30" waste or so (jean size 30/30) and originally ordered size 46. They fit very snug, no chance of wearing pants underneath. They would have fit perfectly if I went commando... but I wanted to be able to wear athletic shorts or jeans underneath so I sent them back for size 48. They fit much better. I wear them over jeans, and it's a bit snug but it works. I would not go another size up because they would be too long in the legs and the armor wouldn't be position properly.
Features wise, these pants are great. Very heavy duty, great fastener at the top, built in waist adjustment, boot zippers, etc. Good stuff. Best part is that they interface/zip-up with my Dainese Jacket (Avro textile). Air flow wise, with the vents up you can get some pretty good airflow by "opening" your legs a little from the tank. If you are wearing pants, you aren't going to get that much but with shorts you can feel it. The armor padding in these is awesome, lots of protection, and there's a thin foam like padding around the hip and butt area that would help in a spill.
Overall, slim look is great, they don't look like ski pants, and you can still fit them over pants (get a size up).
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Puma Roadster V3 Boots The Roadster V3 is a performance boot specifically designed for aggressive roadster riders. Features Maximum Stability Thanks to the 360 degree ankle protection cockpit, which combines TPU molds and inner foam inserts, this boot offers improved stability as well as lateral impact protection. Impact Protection Using TPU inserts on the medial and lateral ankle level and toe box inserts in the forefoot, for increased protection in the event of a crash. Improved Traction Due to the outsole being derived from the PUMA 1000 V3 Racing boot, the traction has been improved for maximum grip.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great puma style
PostedJuly 18, 2012
Customer avatar
SaintTiki
From Germany
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
This is my first pair of riding specific boots and I can definitely feel the difference between these and combat-style boots. The ankle protection is awesome, lots of shin protection, and the toes feel very reinforced as well. The stiff sole gives great feel of the bike. They are flexible enough to walk in still though. I wouldn't mind wearing riding to lunch and wearing them around for a bit. And they don't have a bunch of metal and plastic sliders hanging off everywhere to make you look like a robot. The style on them is awesome. Fit wise, I usually wear a 10.5/44 in Puma and these fit spot on (the tag is marked US 11/Euro 44). Puma's tend to run a bit small, so do yourself a favor and try on a pair of Puma sneakers at the mall before you order the boots. The toe area of the boot does fit a bit snug top-to-bottom but I can still wiggle my toes fine, they don't go numb or anything just a little bit of pressure. Not a lot of airflow so expect warm feet on a warm day. The closure is quick and convenient for easy on off and allows you to wear them over your pants or under.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! RSR Gloves If you're looking for a high quality sports glove that gives you ultimate comfort and good protection, without all the bells and whistles of professional models, the REVIT RSR is for you. The RSR features the dual comp palm slider, Kevlar insert at the palm, and a carbon knuckle hardshell protector. Made of supple yet strong grades of cowhide and goatskin, with ample stretch panels at the required positions, the REV'IT! RSR is bound to be your favorite companion on the road. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell cowhide, goatskin Lining tri-fleece liner Composition Outer shell 100 leather Lining 100 polyester Protection Dual-comp palm slider, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, carbon hard-shell knuckle, EVA foam at fingers and thumb, PWRaramid at palm, PWRyarn ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Race fit Adjustability adjustment strap at wrist, adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation ventilation panels at fingers Features stretch lips at fingers, thumb and backhand, elastic at wrist, regular cuff
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ample protection
PostedJuly 18, 2012
Customer avatar
SaintTiki
From Germany
Rider Type:Commuter
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
Fit
Small
Small
Large
This is my first pair of "riding" gloves and I could immediately feel the difference in dexterity they offered to the non-riding specific gloves I had been using. Great feel on the controls. Been riding around at about 60-75 and hands felt comfortable, maybe a touch on the warm side at 75. In higher temps they seem to have decent air flow so you'd be alright and I think you could take them down to the high 40's and be alright depending on your speed and tolerance. Tons of padding, and I like the two closures, can wear over my sleeves or under (I prefer under). Style-wise, they look fantastic, and the new leather feel and smell is awesome.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet
Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet
Shark Speed-R Sauer Helmet SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED -R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet ans the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes Approximate weight size M 1450 g (+/ 50 g)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet
PostedJune 24, 2012
Customer avatar
SaintTiki
From Germany
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Picked this up from a local shop here in Germany (sorry RevZilla!) in the anthracite/white/red color. My experience with it so far is about 12 hours on my dome for the motorcycle safety course.
The helmet was very comfortable to wear all day. The liner is very comfortable, as well as the padding on the strap.
It had pretty decent venting considering I never went faster than about 25mph. The vent mechanisms are quite sturdy, high-quality, and fairly easy to manipulate with a glove. The top one might be a bit more challenging in winter gloves.
It has a good amount of peripheral vision. The visor locks down well when the friction is adjusted to be a bit tighter. The visor has no detents and smoothly slides from up to down. There was no distortion through the lens, or through the sun-visor. The sun-visor has good coverage with just a small gap at the bottom of your vision, similar to most sunglasses. I did not find it at all distracting. It's very easy to deploy/retract the sun-visor as well.
The helmet felt light and well balanced on my head all day. May be just a touch forward heavy if you're sitting still but that would probably be counteracted by drag while moving (I did a lot of sitting still so...).
I can't comment on noise due to the slow speeds I've used the helmet.
I measured out to right at 58cm but after having worn the medium and the large in the local store, ended up buying the large. I just felt too much pressure on my head from the medium. (I also tried on several other models of Shark helmets in the store and was comfortable in the medium for all other models except the Speed-R). So I'd recommend sizing up if you are at the upper-end of a size on the chart.
Lastly, the graphics on this helmet are SICK. The finish is very high-quality. Glad I forked out the extra bucks.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Vision-R Helmet - Solid Colors SHARK RD engineers have created a helmet that offers the panoramic eyeport of an open-face helmet, for one of the widest view angles currently on the market, combined with the safety of the latest generation of full-face fiber-composite shells. The SHARK patented faceshield mechanism ensures a perfect seal which equates to better soundproofing, less draft and an improved water-tight seal. The Rapid Anti-Fog System slightly opens the shield in anti-mist position. This has been designed to operate smoothly with the use of gloves. Features Integrated drop-down sun visor Two composite-fiber shell sizes Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses New Anti-Scratch/Anti-Fog coating Removable and interchangeable 3 piece liner Neckroll is PVC free and features reective material at rear Included chin curtain Two upper vents and 1 lower vents with optimized venturi effect Double D ring strap closure Sharktooth-ready ECE 2205 and DOT Certified Approximate Weight from 1725 g + / 50 g in size Large
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Riding, now available in IMAX 3D
PostedMay 9, 2012
Customer avatar
SaintTiki
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I'll preface my review by saying that I'm a bit of a newb, and I haven't bike tested this helmet. I live in Germany and this helmet just came in the local shop, yesterday I think, along with the Speed-R. I played with them both for about an hour and thought I'd throw up a review to help out everyone back in the States since they haven't seem to hit the U.S. yet.
So imagine you're at the movie theater watching a movie on a standard screen. Put your motorcycle helmet on and you can probably see most of the screen. Now, put on the Vision-R, go to an IMAX movie and you can see the WHOLE THING. The field of vision is huge. You can barely see the left and right edges of the helmet out of your peripheral and the top to bottom view is equally as big. It was pretty awesome. I did a couple swaps between the Vision-R and the Speed-R just to see the difference and it was hugely noticeable. Huge plus for the Vision-R. The Speed-R has a lot of style points but I'm leaning back towards the Vision-R after looking out of it...
The sun visor on the Vision-R has decent coverage but could stand to lower a touch more. The mechanism is a cam-lever behind the face-shield hinge that you flip up/down. Technically you can stop the sun visor half-way down, 3/4, etc, but the cam-lever favors full up or full down.
The wind visor has several detents that it clicks through when opening/closing and locks pretty firmly up and down. It also has a neat lever on the left side that allows you to lock it "cracked" open for defog purposes without letting in bugs/debris.
The venting seemed high quality but not as large as on the Speed-R, but it also has the crack-open feature so who knows. The liner also incorporated some air channels to help with venting.
The strap was a ratchet style one, so if that's your preference, there you go. I think I prefer the D-D-ring.
Weight and balance was excellent. Felt very light and balanced well.
Fit was true to size. I'm in the upper edge of medium and the Vision-R in a medium felt great. Snug without any uncomfortable pressure on the head. The large was too big for me.
If you have any questions, I'm glad to help. Ride safe.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Speed-R Helmet - Solid Colors SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED-R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome style
PostedMay 9, 2012
Customer avatar
SaintTiki
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
I'll preface my review by saying I'm a bit of a riding newb and I ground-tested this helmet only (that is to say, I don't own it and haven't ridden with it), so take my review FWIW.
I live in Germany and this helmet just got in to the local shop this week so I thought I'd write a review since Revzilla hasn't gotten any yet for other people to review.
Style wise, this helmet looks awesome. The blade/spoiler/vents in the back look sweet and seem like they'd do a great job of pulling hot air out the back of the helmet. They are pretty durable feeling as well but probably wouldn't hold up if you dropped the helmet on them. The Sauer graphic was in stock as well and looks great. The vents looked good and opening and closing them felt very high quality.
Internally the liner seemed to have good ventilation as well and there was a channel at the top for air to flow into the front scoop and out the exhaust blades.
Weight and balance were great. I think the sticker said 1550g for a L. Felt light on the head.
Fit wise, I tried on the Speed-R, Vision-R, and S700 and a medium fit me very well in both the 700 and the Vision, but was too small in the Speed-R. I just felt a lot of pressure on all sides of my head in the medium. The large felt much better in the Speed-R but too large in the other models. I'm on the upper end of medium on Shark's size chart. I tried two different large Speed-R's just to rule out the lemon factor. So if you're close on the size chart, I'd recommend going up a size.
The sun visor has a lot of coverage. This is what drew my attention to begin with. The actuator is a slider on the top that stays via friction and can be left in full-close, full-open, and anywhere between. It was dark enough to probably be useful in a wide variety of lighting but not dark enough that I'd want to be staring at the sun very long. There's only a small crack between the bottom of the sun visor and the top of the top curtain. No visual distortion from it either.
The wind visor has no detents and uses only friction. There's no uplock detent. The downlock detent was a bit lacking in my opinion, being just a small tab on the left side that locks over a small metal nub. Should hold up to decent airflow but I wouldn't want to be going warp speed with it. Not sure if the visor friction is adjustable but that would mitigate this negative aspect. The other Shark models had a more confidence inspiring downlock.
So that's what I think. I spent over an hour messing with the Shark helmets on the shelf and mostly the Speed-R. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help. Ride safe.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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