3rdLeg
 
 
 
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    August 27, 2012
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    November 29, 2013
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Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protection system features advanced airflow ventilation and thermoplastic PU for superior impact and abrasion resistance. Features Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protection system features advanced airflow ventilation and thermoplastic PU for superior impact and abrasion resistance All leather construction with PU profile around vulnerable outer wrist Short glove design with extended cuff to protect external wrist area Reinforced external padding on thumb and re-enforced finger tops and sidewalls Patented 3rd and 4th finger bridge prevents finger separation and stops protection rolling off the fingers in the event of a slide Perforated leather fingers, finger gussets and palm for maximum cooling without compromising safety Innovative open back knuckle design with perforated top panel Accordion leather, stretch insert panel over thumb and on fingers for better flex and natural feel Synthetic suede palm with reinforcements for improved grip Velcro wrist closure TPR (thermoplastic rubber) detailing and printed logos
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Synthetic Suede Palm Stretches and Falls Apart
PostedNovember 29, 2013
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3rdLeg
From Vancovuer
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I don't have much to say about this glove other than don't buy it.
The synthetic suede palm stretches and stretches as it crumbles to pieces (and no I never got them wet).
There are many other excellent short cuff gloves out there for similar price that are full leather and with better protection. Well obviously since the synthetic leather on the palm and fingers of the A*s will shred in a get-off.
As far as a different short cuff glove to check out, the Rev'it Curb is pretty good. Not perfect, but at the top of the pack.
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT! Curb Gloves The REV'IT! Curb Glove is designed for summer riding, offering the perfect combination of comfort and protection in a sport-style glove. The innovative dual-comp palm-slider and carbon hard-shell knuckle adds to the high level of protection this model is offering. The REV'IT! Curb Gloves outer shell at the backhand is fully perforated for maximum airflow, without compromising on safety. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, cowhide, Karvin cowhide (PU coated) Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection carbon hard-shell finger knuckles and knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb, schoeller-keprotec at palm, PWRyarn ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation fully perforated outer shell at backhand Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, short cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Protective Short Cuff Glove
PostedNovember 29, 2013
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3rdLeg
From Vancouver
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grabbed these for $100 during a 15% off sale that Revzilla was having on Rev'it gear.
I had my eye on them as I have been extremely happy with my Rev'it Jerez gloves that I got a while back.
Overall the Curb is an excellent glove for it's price and probably some of the best protection you can get for a short cuff.
Ideally I would like the same unlined kangaroo palm that the Jerez has but that would obviously drive the cost up. Funny thing is that the Curb actually has a thin fleece lining so I don't know if I'd recommend it for really hot days. Another area that the glove could be improved is that I found the cuff to be much too large which makes it awkward to close.
Even with it's downfalls I would still purchase it again as it's the best I've found so far for street sport riding. (my previous short cuff gloves were both Alpinestars which both stretched way out and fell apart due to having synthetic suede palms).
A few notes on Fit:
I purchased a size large in the Rev'it Curb short cuff which is definitely the correct size for my hand (8.75" palm), however, I would have preferred a bit tighter fit to start and then to stretch it out with wear. The way it is right now I'm a little concerned that they could stretch out and be looser than I'd prefer. I did first try the size medium but it was way, way too small.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Doesn't fit
PostedJuly 21, 2013
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3rdLeg
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wanted so badly for this screen to work but unfortunately it was way too far out of spec to fit my 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R. On top of that, the screen is just too thin which makes it fragile on bikes like mine where a large portion of the screen is just floating without any mounting points.
Zero Gravity customer service was excellent in helping me with the issue but unfortunately the shop I ordered it in from loses money if a screen from ZG is defective as they have to pay $50 to ship it back to ZG. Shop was worried that a replacement would again have the same issue so they just returned by money.
As this is the only screen I know of with this type of shape I may give it another shot again next season in the hopes that ZG have sorted out the fitment.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves - Closeout
Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves - Closeout
Alpinestars New GP Plus glove builds on the attributes of this already very successful product with an updated design. The new glove features an enhancement of the 3rd and 4th finger bridge, additional polyurethane security sliders and a new Velcro closure system for ease of use, providing riders with the ultimate in security, functionality and style. Features PU knuckle and finger sliders for superior impact and abrasion resistance Patented 3rd and 4th finger-bridge protects against finger roll and separation during impacts TPR details Internal Schoeller Keprotec reinforcements Internal Kevlar lining External seams on the fingers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another Solid Glove From Alpinestars
PostedSeptember 17, 2012
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3rdLeg
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Good glove with good protection.
Couple of notes:
- The glove fits real snug new and takes more than just a quick ride to work in. I wore them off the bike for a while first until they were comfortable. These gloves do stretch out though for a real nice custom fit.
- The Velcro is designed to fit over top of sport style jackets that are slim at the wrist: fits great over top of one of my jackets but it's awkward with my Shift Octane jacket which has a rolled leather cuff an is a bit thicker.
Rides: 2007 Suzuki GSX-R600
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Synthetic PU and mesh fabric combination upper construction. Synthetic PU and suede palm main construction with Clarino reinforcements. Carbon fiber knuckle protectors. TPR protectors on fingers and top of the hand. Wrist foam padding insert. Thumb foam padding inserts. Pre-curved finger construction to reduce riding fatigue. Silicone print on first two fingertips for improved lever grip. Synthetic PU and suede over-wrapped fingertip construction for durability. Stretch relief on the thumb for ease of flex. TPR wrist flap closure with non aggressive microvelcro and puller flap for easy entry. TPR over spoiler with split top panel construction. Sonic welded TPR Astar logos. Picture of the White-Black glove is a preproduction version and is different from the actual product. The area around the knuckle protector is all black instead of white. Please refer to the video.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Started falling apart on the first day
PostedAugust 27, 2012
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3rdLeg
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I do not recommend this glove at all.
*Before I start I will mention that these gloves were used in normal riding conditions in fair weather only and never got wet.
- My first day out with these gloves I noticed an unusual amount of wear and pilling on the palms.
- A few more times out and the mesh on the backs of the fingers started to unravel and stick out like cobwebby hair strands.
- About 1,500km of riding in, the velcro wrist strap came apart as it is glued not stitched.
I ended up sticking with these gloves for a total of 4,000km before I had enough.
- I kept trimming the woven mesh that was coming undone but I'm sure if I were to ride another 4,000km you would soon be able to see my fingers.
- The synthetic sued palms continued to wear heavily and now feel very thin in areas.
- The wrist straps now get in the way of my jacket since they stick straight up.
I have used multiple pairs of gloves from Alpinestars GP line and have had great experiences. The GP line are excellent quality, real leather, and incorporate sliders into the design. I shouldn't have bought this cheap synthetic pair. Really not sure what I was thinking because even if these gloves did stand up to normal use they definitely would not provide much protection in a crash.
If you like to have a short cuff glove for street riding then I would recommend the Alpinestars GPX glove. In my opinion their GP line of gloves is still the best out there and the GPX appears to do a good job of incorporating many of the safety features from the full gauntlet GP gloves into a short cuff glove.
**I did however just get off the phone with Alpinestars warranty support and they are going to replace my Thunder gloves with the GPX. This was my first time dealing with Alpinestars aftersales and I am definitely very impressed.
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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