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Alpinestars SP-X Leather Gloves Features Full-grain goatskin leather and air mesh main construction Carbon fiber protectors backed with EVA foam located on the knuckle and top of fingers Carbon fiber sliders located in key impact areas EVA foam padded wrist protection Extra leather reinforcement on fingers Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents excessive finger roll and separation during impacts Silicone printing on fingertips for increased grip
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So far so good...
PostedMay 20, 2013
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gjd9
From Moline
State:IL
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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These gloves are very comfortable for commuting; I haven't had a chance to take them on an extended ride yet so I can't comment on long duration comfort. The air flow through these gloves is excellent; on colder mornings you might want to choose a different pair of gloves. As noted in several other posts, the gloves are a bit tight so wearing a pair of liners underneath is not possible. The fingers are a bit long for me (I have short fingers) so there is a small amount of extra room at the fingertips; not a major problem. Overall I am really happy with these gloves and would recommend them for warm weather riding.
Rides: 2004 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Airframe Construct Helmet Some would have you believe beauty is only skin deep - the Airframe Construct begs to differ. With it's naked amber weave, drenched in a rich gloss coat, the Construct unabashedly flaunts it's form - an engineered matrix of Fiberglass, Dyneema and Carbon Fiber. Though already bordering on visual perfection, the Construct ships with an additional dark smoke shield to further enhance it's allure. All new, all natural and all Airframe. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(EUROPE), SAI AS1698(AUSTRALIA) SG(JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased in that country Special 'Naked' Finish Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell Wind tunnel tested and refined Imported Note Helmet ships with both Clear and Dark Smoke faceshields.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not as quiet as I hoped; wear earplugs with this one
PostedJuly 16, 2012
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gjd9
From Moline
State:IL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I purchased this helmet to replace a Shoei Qwest that was damaged in an accident. I had heard another rider that the Airframe as quieter than the Shoei Qwest; this is absolutely not the case. This helmet is at least as loud as an inexpensive Bell Apex; however there are some noteworthy positive features:
-the liner appears to be of a higher quality than the Shoei
-the helmet comes with a colorless shield and a smoke shield
-the styling looks pretty cool
Besides the noise, I also dislike:
-the awkward shield locking mechanism; it's really just a little metal sphere that sits in a small hole on the face shield. It is difficult to manipulate with gloved hands and you really just have to wrench the face shield up. I much preferred Shoie's helmet lock
-the chin strap is shorter than I am used to; you have to completely unlace the strap to take the helmet off
Long story short, this is not a bad helmet for the price; just don't expect it to be great.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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