MB919
 
 
 
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    October 3, 2012
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    August 27, 2016
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TCX X-Blend Waterproof Boots Ditch those tired ol' Docs and get yourself a pair of real motorcycle boots. The TCX X-Blend Boots do just what its name infers blend style and protection into a comfortable all-rounder that can be worn on or off the bike. Full grain vintage leather combined with a waterproof lining and reinforcements in the ankles and heels gives you uncompromised comfort and safety, while retaining the vintage combat boot look that has been popular since, well....forever. Features: Full grain vintage leather upper Waterproof lining Reinforced toe and heel counter Anatomically correct and replaceable footbed High wear-resistant rubber sole with a unique vintage look
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent boot
PostedAugust 27, 2016
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I settled on this boot after giving another brand a try and being disappointed. I've owned the X-Square Sport for a couple years and was pleased with how they fit and was equally pleased with the X-Blend.
I typically wear a 9.5-10. With the X-Square I have the 43 and it's snug but comfortable with a typical gym sock. I went with the 44 on the X-Blend because I wanted to be able to wear thicker wool socks in the winter and it's perfect. I do like them better with my Superfeet in them and appreciate that the insole is replaceable.
I was a little bummed that the brown is not what is pictured; what I got is much darker, but I can already tell they'll patina nicely. The toe box and heel could stand to be sturdier, but as is they make for a comfortable boot that I can wear all day. Very happy.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RSD Mojave Boot With a round toe wedge sole style that blends street styling with moto functionality, the Roland Sands Mojave Boot is the perfect addition to any cafe race or cruiser. Comfortable enough to wear every day, yet packed with features like a waterproof Hipora liner and reinforced shank, toe box and ankles. Features: 100 top-grain cowhide outer construction Waterproof Hipora liner with gusseted tongue for superior performance Built for the motorcycle rider with reinforced shank, toe box, ankle and lateral support for added protection Vibram soles provide superior shock absorption and feature an aggressive tread for slip-resistance and stability Waxed laces and a RSD proprietary insole 3M Scotchlite reflective detail
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Disappointed
PostedAugust 27, 2016
Customer avatar
MB919
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have been looking forward to these boots for months. And while the anticipation raised my expectations high, it also left me looking for reasons to like it more than I did.
I received the Whiskey color and while I really wanted to love them I sent them back and moved on to another brand. Ultimately the pair I got had a stitching defect, some cosmetic blemishes, and the insole buckled at the heel on one foot, but I suspect (hope) a replacement pair and some new insoles could have remedied all that. It's not too surprising to find some issues on a brand's first boot, but for the price I'd expect better quality control and will be curious to see if others have issues too.
Style-wise these were just too bulky. They made my size 10 foot look like a 12 and I suspect the profile would have made shifting a little cumbersome. The leather had a very plasticky look to it and there was discoloration at a few of the seam edges that looked like glue residue that had stained the leather. I like that the sole and liner are from well-respected manufacturers, but in the end the boot as a full package left me disappointed.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
No, I do not recommend this product.
 
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REV'IT Roamer Leather Jacket Guaranteed not to fade from fashion, the REV'IT! Roamer Jacket stands out for its classic styling that begs to be worn. The soft yet durable black dyed cowhide gives the Roamer a heritage feel, but with Knox Flexiform CE certified armor this jacket is more than just a looker. Add a Seesoft back protector and you have a serious moto jacket that protects even better than it looks. The ideal jacket for retro riders looking for something to blend into their urban surroundings, the Roamer has a stylish silhouette whether you are on or off the bike. Protection Features: Outer Shell: Max cowhide Insulation: detachable thermal liner Composition: outer shell: 100 leather lining: 100 polyester thermal liner: 100 polyester (insulation 100 polyester) Protection: Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately): Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 03 fits 46-48 Type RV / Size 04 fits 50-54 Type RV / Size 05 fits 56-58 Type RV / Size 06 fits 60-62 Safety stitching Visibility: reflection at back Ergonomic Features: Fit: city fit, regular Adjustability: adjustment tab at collar, waist and cuffs Features: short connection zipper, jeans loop, V-flap at cuffs Pockets: slit pockets, document pocket, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice affordable leather jacket.
PostedNovember 16, 2015
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I tried on a bunch of jackets and couldn't find another that offered protection at a reasonable price point (subjective I know) and was minimally stylish (i.e. not plastered in logos and not a boxy cut). I'm 5'11" and 145lbs with an athletic build and the 48 fits me well, better than either the Redhook or Flatbush. It could stand to be a little slimmer through the midsection and it does bulge somewhat awkwardly at the elbow, but overall it looks good and the armor doesn't stand out obnoxiously.
My only complaints are 1) that one of the snaps at the wrist broke pretty early on and 2) that I kinda hate the liner. To clarify, the insulated liner is nice, and quite comfortable, but the mesh liner that resides under that is rough feeling and makes getting in and out of the jacket when the insulated liner is out more difficult. I wish it had more of a satin-feel inner liner as found inside the pockets, even if it came at the expense of airflow.
I do still think it's the best buy out there for what I wanted though.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Women's Air-Flux Textile Jacket (Size 42 Only)
Dainese Women's Air-Flux Textile Jacket (Size 42 Only)
Dainese Ladies Air-Flux Textile Jacket Focus Simplicity and functionality are the concepts behind this summer jacket that ensures ample ventilation even on the hottest city streets and country roads thanks to large-sized fabric inserts. Elevated comfort also in terms of ergonomics is ensured thanks to waist, collar and cuff adjustment possibilities and inserts in elasticated fabric. Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard and a pocket for a G-type back protector complete the profile of this jacket with an excellent quality/price ratio. Feature Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric XY Stum fabric D-Stone fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Perforated fabric Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 4 outer pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best one we tried.
PostedMarch 10, 2014
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've been trying to find a mesh jacket for my wife, something I can get her to put on when it's 95 degrees out and at the same time not look like a line-backer. We tried the Firstgear Contour, but it was unshapely and I could tell she hated it. So I waited for this Dainese to come back in stock and so far so good.
She's only worn it on one ride, but she liked the airflow and although it is still boxy in the shoulders (don't know that can be avoided with any armor), the fit is much more feminine than the Firstgear.
FYI, she's about 5'7, 120lbs.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Square Sport Shoes Building on the highly popular TCX X-Square, the TCX X-Square Sport Boots are designed to offer greater ankle coverage in a sleek and sporty package. Features: Soft Touch microfiber and suede leather construction Breathable Air Tech lining Polyurethane ankle support and toe sliders Fast lace system and VELCRO brand upper closure Reinforce heel counter Multi-purpose and high wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System) Note: Boots may have an integrated shift pad.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better than expected.
PostedFebruary 8, 2014
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
I ordered my first pair of motorcycle boots last month and settled on the Sidi Air Traffic as the right combination of safety and minimalism. I primarily wanted something that I wouldn't hate putting on in the summer. The Sidi turned out to be tight in the toe and really loose in the heel and ankle; i.e. uncomfortable and not secure enough to offer support.
John led me to a few other options and together we landed on these TCX X-Square Sport. I've only had them two days, but I wore them comfortably for about 6 hours yesterday (riding, sitting, and walking) and then again today for another 4 hours (riding and sitting around).
Pros:
-Stylish, if you like this styling. They're not moon or ski boots, but obviously you sacrifice shin/calf protection by not having a taller boot.
-Really comfortable, only felt a little stiff and warm after sitting in them for an extended period of time.
-More supportive in the ankle than I expected.
-Cool; I can feel the air when riding.
-Great grip with the soles.
Cons:
-I feel like the toe box could be harder/more protective. It's reinforced, but it could be stiffer without sacrificing comfort.
-The velcro strap gets in the way when trying to lace/tie.
Overall I'm very pleased with this purchase!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sena SMH5 Upgraded Speakers
Sena SMH5 Upgraded Speakers
Sena SMH5 Upgraded Speakers Replacement speakers for the Sena SMH5 with enhanced sound quality (similar to the SMH-10). These speakers are the non-locking type for early SMH5 communicators. SMH5-A0305
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice upgrade to SMH5
PostedDecember 17, 2012
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I was really disappointed in the sound quality of the SMH5 when listening to music; with the volume turned up the highs were piercing and distortion came on quickly. I upgraded to these speakers and it's now acceptable. They aren't any louder, but they allow you to turn up the volume a bit more without it being painful or completely over-driven.
I would recommend factoring in the cost of these when you buy the SMH5 and install them right off.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arctiva Thermolite Glove Liners Features: Extremely warm, ultralight fabric Snug-fitting layer next to the skin Ideal glove or mitt liner
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice liner glove
PostedDecember 17, 2012
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
They aren't quite as warm as I'd hoped, I think wool or silk might make a better option, but they fit very nicely and for the price I doubt there's a better option.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack - Boom Mic
Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack - Boom Mic
Sena SMH5 Bluetooth Headset Dual Pack with Boom Mic The SMH5 is a Bluetooth v3.0 Stereo Headset with Bluetooth Intercom designed specically for motorcycles. With the SMH5, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have two-way intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0 and the advanced digital processing technology, the SMH5 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH5 a perfect companion for motorcycles. General Features: Universal intercom allows allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Bluetooth specification v3.0 Bluetooth Intercom up to 400 meters (430 yards in open terrain) Multi-pair Bluetooth intercom Bluetooth stereo headset by A2DP Bluetooth music playback control by AVRCP: play, pause, track forward and track back Easy operation by versatile jog dial Sufficient sound level with integrated audio booster Bluetooth hands-free for Bluetooth mobile phones Bluetooth headset or stereo headset for Bluetooth Includes SMH5 Upgraded Speakers With Locking-Type Connector GPS navigation Water resistant for use in inclement weather Crystal clear and natural sound quality Up to 8 hours talk time, 7 days stand-by time Can be used while charging on road trips Individual volume control for each audio source CE, FCC, TELEC and IC Certified Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind thanks to the 2-year warranty Specifications: Talk time: 8 hours Standby time: 7 days Working distance (Intercom): up to 700 meters (760 yards) in open terrain Operating temperature: -10C 55 Headset dimensions: 69.9 mm x 45.0 mm x 30.6 mm Clamp unit dimensions: 49.2 mm x 38.9 mm x 22.1 mm Bluetooth Specifications: Profiles: Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0 Audio Specifications: Advanced Noise Control: Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone: Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate: 48kHz (DAC) Battery Specifications: Lithium polymer battery Charging time: 2.5 hours Package Contents: Communication unit x2 Clamp mount x2 Surface mount x2 Boom microphone x2 USB power cable x2 Microphone sponge x2 VELCRO brand fastener pads for speakers x2 VELCRO brand fastener pad for boom mic x2 Hex key Spacer x2 Note: Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH5D-01
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Okay, but was hoping for better.
PostedOctober 3, 2012
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MB919
From LA
State:CA
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sound Clarity 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I'm a new rider and when riding with my wife as pillion it became a real hassle to not be able to communicate. I also really like listening to music on solo pleasure cruises and liked the idea of bluetooth over a hardwire to my ipod. This Sena seemed to fit the bill, and won out over the U-CLEAR based entirely on price (I need a dual set).
First off, voice clarity is just fine, phone calls are acceptable if the need arises, but we do experience weird issues in intercom mode where it is broken up and we need to disconnect/reconnect to speak clearly to each other.
As for music, it's nice to be able to listen to music, but the sound quality is awful; it sounds like an overworked cell phone speaker where at volumes loud enough for higher speeds it really sounds terrible and as if it could damage the speaker.
Finally, the unit is pretty easy to use, and I like that it disconnects simply for when I'm leaving my helmet at the bike. However, the connection to the control unit is not very robust. It seems to take some finesse to line it up properly and then it is not a very confidence-inspiring connection when in there.
All said and done, I much preferred using ear buds, but they have their own problems (e.g. coming loose and necessitating that you pull over to fix, blocking out too much outside sound, etc.). The SMH5 doesn't accommodate earbuds so that's a moot point. I don't know if other systems sound better, but I'm not exactly thrilled with this one.
Rides: 2005 Honda CB900F 919
Yes, I recommend this product.
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