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 Alpinestars Bionic SX Knee Protector
Alpinestars Bionic SX Knee Protector
Alpinestars Bionic SX Knee Protector The Bionic SX Knee Protector is an advanced, streamlined guard that offers exceptional coverage to the knee, shin and lower thigh. The asymmetrical, anatomic design grants high levels of mobility while riding, while the use of lightweight, highly breathable construction materials ensure the knee guard remains comfortable, throughout a full day of riding. Features Super lightweight knee guard that provides exceptional impact protection Extensive protection zones fulfills CE standard EN 1621-1 (K+L Type B) Constructed with highly breathable materials in an efficient ventilation configuration for superior airflow Complete TPU protector coverage over the knee, shin lower thigh Inner medial kneecup features a sleek design for reduced material thickness between the knee and bike for greater control while riding Guard is backed with highly perforated, PU memory foam to keep you cool comfortableSlim, easy to adjust straps ensure a precise fit Sold as a pair
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
High hopes crushed
PostedJuly 19, 2012
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FinnFan
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Recently took a spill in which my cheapo EVS pads saved my bacon and I decided to upgrade to something even better that I'd be more likely to wear. I was really hoping that this would be a great product; it looked to have a good combination of thin profile (for wear under riding pants), good coverage of the side of the knee, flexibility, and a strap over the top of the knee. Most of this was true and the quality was typical A*, but the lack of flexibility was highly disappointing for how thin these are. If the shape of the pad happens to match your riding position, then great, but forget trying to walk or straighten your leg (the pad will arch between the pointy shin pad and the top of the knee, stretching painfully in the middle strap) or sit (the over-knee strap stretches uncomfortably and the little panels that provide lateral knee protection bulge outward). I tried flexing the knee joint to try to loosen it up but to no avail. I could see these being great for the track, but not for everyday use.
Frankly my cheap EVS pads appear to provide at least equal protection, are far more comfortable (if less secure), and are 10% of the price. I expect far more from A*.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Tech Aero Tank Bag
Alpinestars Tech Aero Tank Bag
Tech Aero Tankbag from Alpinestars Fully expandable from 20L to 30L (approx) Large expandable top bag with Clear Map holder Removable base with clear map holder and removable magnets Internal lap top sleeve fits most 15 Lap Top Computers Internal organizer pockets Side pockets Secure strapping system included for secure application for motorcycles with aluminum or plastic fuel tanks
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Bag, a little overpriced
PostedJuly 18, 2012
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FinnFan
From San Francisco
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was looking for a tankbag/backpack combo that didn't look ridiculous as a backpack, and this fit the bill well. Not a ton of organization inside, and the laptop sleeve seems pointless (no way I can actually finagle a 15" laptop in there without the bag being totally empty first, but the build quality and styling is typical A* and while smaller than a normal backpack, this is an actual backpack and I don't feel like I'm hauling a purse around. The fabric is rigid enough to work well as a tankbag, and although the magnets don't work well on my WeeStrom, there are plenty of strapping options. The zipper connection between the pack and base is a little awkward, but I think this will improve as I use the pack more and the fabric breaks in a bit. Vastly overpriced, but there isn't a lot of competition either. This is a fairly big tank bag and might interfere with tight, parking lot turns on some bikes with big tanks (i.e. the VStrom).
Rides: 2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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