CharlesYY
 
 
 
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    October 11, 2014
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    August 3, 2015
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Dainese Anfibio Cafe Boots The challenges on the North Circular, trips down to the beach in Brighton, nights in the clubs where rockers hang out in their leather jackets, badges, and grease. This heavy-duty boot with the unmistakable style of the boots of the time is dedicated to the magic of the 60s and the Cafe Racer world and has been revised with modern technical solutions. Made in cowhide with split leather inserts, the Cafe Boot features nylon inserts over the ankle and a breathable double jersey mesh liner under a vintage look to satisfy even the most technical and demanding rockers. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane inserts on heel and toebox Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide upper Split leather inserts with rubber finishing Closing with laces Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Non-slip rubber sole Gear shift guard
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After 3 years- I am very surprised how durable these boots are
PostedAugust 3, 2015
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CharlesYY
From boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I own the black version of these boots, which, as it appears, are sold out. But I expect the brown ones to be the same in most profiles.
I bought these on March 21, 2012, from Revzilla- I checked my order receipt for the date. I wore these boots very often- roughly 1/3 of the year, most of the riding season- to work, around the city. I wore them on cross country trips, to Canada, to Mexico and back. I've traveled almost 20,000 miles on these boots.
I only came back to this page today because I wanted to get another pair again, more than 3 years later (Aug 2015 now). Then I saw some of what the other folks are saying, thought I write something.
Don't listen to them. These boots are durable. They're very water resistant (not completely waterproof under long periods of thunderstorms), they look good, are comfortable to walk around, and you can travel cross country with them.
I've worn many boots before. When it comes to Dainese products, you really get what you are paying for. Don't complain about the price!
After 3 years of heavy usage, the soles are now worn out and need to be replaced. Some holes start to show and it's going through to the insoles. I wore these boots to the very very bitter end.
Seeing I cannot get another, exact same pair, I'm going to take my current pair to the cobbler and have the soles replaced. The top of the boots are still in fine condition, and I expect it to last for a lifetime. They're just very well made.
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(After over 3 years!)
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(The top of the boots still look great!)
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Corsa Helmet The AGV Corsa Helmet combines the performance of the Pista GP with road-riding features such as adjustable ventilation and improved comfort, without sacrificing the performance standards of the GP model. The AGV Corsa Helmet has been awarded a Five Star SHARP certification. SHARP (Safety Helmet and Assessment Rating Programme) is the UK Department of Transportation's independent helmet evaluation system and a 5 Star Rating represents the highest echelon of protection, the Corsa is now listed among the safest helmets in the world. Built in conjunction with Valentino Rossi and tested at the highest levels. The Corsa is not a full carbon fiber shell but the shell shape, aerodynamics, ventilation and eye-port improvements will be shared cross platform with the Pista GP Helmet. Key improvements of the Corsa compared to the GP Tech Weight savings over the GP-Tech to be announced 193 more ventilation surface area 71 smaller visor movement area 48 less HIC index standard (Head Injury Criterion) 44 less lift 36 less g-force transmitted to the head (compared to the ECE regulation) Features Shell SSL (Super Super Light) in composite fiber, aramid Carbon Fiber Number of Shells 4 shell sizes Ventilation System IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with wide ducts hollowed into the shell Interior Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric with sanitizing treatment Interior Fully removable and washable inner liners of CoolMax fabric Face shield RACE 2 flat, non-scratch shield with wide field of vision and suitable for tear-offs Shield Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) in metal with roto-translation opening Quick Release Shield For tool-free removal and replacement of the visor in seconds Retention System Double D Safety Certification DOT and SHARP 5 Star Note Primer Color is not painted, buy this helmet only if you intend to get it custom painted. Black Color has a glossy finish. Note Helmet face shield does not come with Pinlock-ready pins however, replacement face shields do have the Pinlock-ready pins.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent enough for a top dog
PostedJune 4, 2015
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CharlesYY
From boston
State:MA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I have been riding with my Corsa from Revzilla for 5 months so far. Did long distance through Nova Scotia, NYC Boston, Boston Montreal in it. Around 3.5k miles tops.
I am overall happy with the product. It's very stylish compared to my many previous helmets- Bell Revolver, AGV Skyline, Schuberth S2 or C2,... The Corsa is by far the best looking, most aggressive helmet on the road. With my Ducati we're a head-turner.
A few things to take note- There is a lot of noise on this helmet. Mostly wind noise, if you wear silicone ear plugs you should be okay. BTW, for noise reduction, get Schuberth. In general the Corsa annoys you with less noise than the majority of Bell helmets.
It's fairly light, not the lightest I've had, but on long distances you can really appreciate the fact this helmet is lighter than just about 80-85% of the helmets out there.
There are some fitting issues, as you can read from other reviews here. Mine happens to be that the cheek inserts were way too tight. Since they were not adjustable, I had to take a knife and cut out most of the foam insert on each side so I don't get bruises or suffocate after every ride. I am not fat btw- 6 ft 175 lbs I don't have bloated cheeks. This helmet is tight. My size is XXL (I have a big head).
It was not easy fitting my Sena bluetooth into this but it is possible.
Conclusion- buy it if you want a light, racy and aggressive looking helmet. It's not an all round helmet, there are some fatal, or otherwise annoying shortcomings, but if you're rich and going for the looks, stop looking- this is your helmet, period.
PS: And you can do long tours with it. It's not so bad just sometimes annoying. see above
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Contact Gore-Tex Gloves Raindrops pounding against your visor, your tires are slipping on the wet asphalt, but your wrist is steady and keeps the bike under control. Driving over a mountain pass in the pouring rain takes no little concentration and an excellent grip on the handlebars, especially with a sports bike between your legs. The Contact gloves are designed for the most athletic riders who need waterproof gloves capable of an incomparably guaranteed grip on the handlebars. X-TRAFIT technology with its a GORE-TEX membrane glued directly to the outside of the glove, helps to avoid the slipping over the internal padding on the palm whenever the hand turns. This is an excellent choice as a waterproof warm and cool (spring / fall) weather glove. It does not have a thermal lining. Protection Composite inserts in carbon on the knuckles Distortion Control on little finger Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Reinforced palm Elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane with X-TRAFIT product technology Other Reflective inserts Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I'm sorry, dubious waterproofing quality, currently trying to contact Gore Tex
PostedOctober 11, 2014
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CharlesYY
State:MA
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
I've own these gloves for over a year by now, bought it for winter, and wet weather riding through Revzilla (always great service)
They looked decent and felt comfy at first.
I took them on two cross-country trips, encountered snowstorm on top of Brian Head and Gunnison Black Canyon, both in mid August. The gloves were soaked and I suffered from hypothermia to get to my destination.
I wrote to Dainese but they ignored me. I forgot about the issue for a while, until I had to do a ride with a bunch of people in Boston this morning. In the rain, again the gloves had moderate water proof ability, but after 20 min and more than just a drizzle they were soaked. The problem with a weighty glove like these is that there's a lot of textile underneath that takes the water and retains it, which means it never dries out during a ride once the water penetrates. This again was another miserable experience.
One guy on the ride told me I should seriously discuss with Gore Tex directly, as Dainese and Revzilla probably have nothing to do with it, so I wrote them a letter. Will keep this thread updated.
The gloves look decent, has nice protections against impact, and aren't too heavy or clumsy on the controls. It just isn't waterproof. Maybe I got a bad specimen, some defect somewhere- I doubt this because it happened to both hands. If it were a defect it would only happen to one hand.
In any case, I'd be happy to show anybody these gloves and verify my claims.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848
No, I do not recommend this product.
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