Cesare57
 
 
 
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    June 18, 2012
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    December 25, 2013
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TCX X-Action Boots Based on their extremely popular 2009 Synergy boot, the X-Action has been revamped for 2011. Fully waterproof, this boot is made of top grain leather with microfiber and polyurethane panels strategically placed in high wear areas for longevity and durability. UPPER leather and micro fibre, front and rear padded area for a better comfort, rear reflexing insert LINING waterproof PROTECTION new malleolus protection, shin plate, polyurethane shift pad integrated in the sole FOOT BED anatomic and replaceable SOLE new touring sole, bi-injected with specific grip area and superior stability
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Happy so far
PostedDecember 25, 2013
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I recently bought these to replace my 4 year old Icon Superduty 3s, which were very comfortable but not very durable. So far, I'm impressed with the safety features of the X-Actions. I like the fact that they're a few inches higher than my Icons, and have shin protection. I like the zipper and velcro closure. The main issue with my Icons were the upper lace loops wore out and I had to replace them with zip ties! Hopefully the zippers on the X-Actions will last and the boots will hold up better than the Icons did. I can already tell they're not as comfortable to walk in, but that may be because they're sturdier and provide better protection. As Anthony and others noted, ordering one size down is a good idea. I'll probably provide a follow-up review after I've had them 6-12 months.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Givi V46 Monokey Topcase The V46 is a top case set apart from the rest with its modern design, easy to open lock feature, wide lens, and replaceable color lid panels. The V46 case can hold 1-2 fullface helmets (varies by helmet model). Features Givi E105 Stoplight Kit available Designed for use as a topcase only Dimensions 17L x 22W x 13D. Capacity 46 liters. Max. load 22 lbs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good all around top case
PostedSeptember 1, 2013
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I commute on my Suzuki Bandit 1250S a lot, and the V46 is perfect since I can just squeeze in my backpack with lunch, shoes, laptop, etc. No room for anything else, but I think a larger case just wouldn't look right. I also love it for running errands, since I can fit a lot more stuff than I could using my backpack, plus it's way more comfortable. I pretty much just leave it on all the time since it's great to carry Gatorade and some snacks for longer rides, and if I stop in some town and see some smallish thing I want to buy, I've got a way to bring it home. I also think it provides an element of safety, since it just makes the bike that much more visible, especially since I installed reflective inserts in the lenses. Fits nice and snug - no movement or rattles so I feel comfortable cruising at high speed. My Bandit has several matte black surfaces, so it coordinates nicely too.
Rides: 2007 Ducati GT1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Phoenix 3.0 Pants FREE-AIR poly/mesh shell Height adjustable Grade A C.E. Rated knee protectors Rock Tex seat and knee reinforcements Full length Side zippers Sure Fit adjustable waistband, New Pattern! eliminating any unwanted bunching Removable High Density Hip Padding Two external pockets Melt Resistant Material on Lower Leg Area 8 zipper for jacket attachment Reflective stripes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Probably the best value in sub-$200 mesh pants
PostedJune 18, 2012
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Cesare57
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I looked long and hard, and tried on a bunch of different pants before settling on these. I wanted an overpant for my hot weather commutes, and these are perhaps the only sub-$200 mesh pants that have everything I wanted - full-length leg zippers, snap waist closure, adjustable waist, CE knee armor, and hip padding. While I've just had them a few days, I've already put 100+ miles on them in near-100 temps, and find them very comfortable, even over jeans. They're at least as cool as the kevlar jeans I had used for hot weather, but with better protection and ability to carry your small stuff. They breath and move extremely well - I don't even notice I'm wearing an overpant. My one minor complaint is that I wish they could cinch up at the lower leg for a snugger fit. If the wind is just right they will flap around some.
Like most everyone, I think going up a size is the way to go. I'm 6' and 170 or so, and wear 32W x 34L pants. According to Joe Rocket's size chart on their website, the Phoenix series is designed as an overpant, and therefore they recommend not going up a size. By their sizing, I should wear a M, but I tried on a pair in L locally, and they fit perfect. They were the only pants of perhaps the eight that I tried that fit perfect in both the waist and length. One final note - they don't have a liner so they're not really a 3-season pant since maybe 50-55 is about as cool as you'd want to wear these in. However, if you ride a lot in hot weather but don't have hundreds to spend on mesh pants, I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better value under $200.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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