GlobeWarmer
 
 
 
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    November 25, 2012
  • Last review
    July 8, 2013
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    4.6
 
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 Dainese Superior Gear T-Shirt
Dainese Superior Gear T-Shirt
Dainese Superior Gear T Shirt
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very nice - very, very small.
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 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
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I'm 6'3" 175, so I usually get XL shirts primarily for length. Knowing that these are European I ordered XXL. These shirts are shorter in sleeve length than my size Large undershirts and barely longer in torso length.
Big disappointment as far as sizing goes. I'm sure most people don't mind or like the European or "vintage" cut, but for me, when the sleeves are shorter than half of my biceps, I don't like it.
Great quality shirts though, unbelievably comfortable and breathe great. So now I have very nice pajama shirts!
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great shirt...incredibly too small.
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I'm 6'3" 175, so I usually get XL shirts primarily for length. Knowing that these are European I ordered XXL. These shirts are shorter in sleeve length than my size Large undershirts and barely longer in torso length.
Big disappointment as far as sizing goes. I'm sure most people don't mind or like the European or "vintage" cut, but for me, when the sleeves are shorter than half of my biceps, I don't like it.
Great quality shirts though, unbelievably comfortable and breathe great. So now I have very nice pajama shirts!
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
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 Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Kawasaki ZX10R 2011-2012
Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Kawasaki ZX10R 2011-2012
Leo Vince Linkage Pipe Kawasaki ZX-10R 2011-2012 (Eliminates The Kat)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pricey, but high quality.
PostedJuly 8, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought this for my buddy's bike. Easy to install, high quality - as to be expected from Leo Vince. He kept the stock can, but getting rid of the cat and replacing it with this mid-pipe made a big difference in sound and he said he could feel a little bit of a power increase; felt opened-up.
With something like the ZX-10R, which already has titanium headers, adding this and your choice of a slip-on pretty much equals a full exhaust system at a fraction of the cost.
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi X-Ultra Shoe A high top, technical sport-style riding shoe with vented microfiber construction - great for warm weather riding. Features External vented microfiber 3D inner mesh for easier transpiration Composite insole Reinforced areas made of polyurethane on heel, malleolus and shift padding Shock absorber heel protection Rubber slider Lace and Velcro closure Vulcanized rubber sole Reflective zones
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best riding shoe for me yet.
PostedJuly 3, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had a few different riding shoes, Alpinestars Fastlanes, Aplinestars S-MX 2, Dianese Asphalt. These X-Ultras are the best yet. The Fastlanes scuffed easily, had a flat treadless bottom, but had great ankle support. The S-MX 2s scuffed easily, had poor ankle support, and the buckle broke on one. The Asphalts had no ankle support and were tight.
The X-Ultras have great ankle support, are built sturdy, have good tread to grip rear sets, flow incredible air, and have hold up very well, minimal signs of wear. They are more comfortable than most; when I wear them it is usually all day with no complaints.
In comparison to a couple riding shoes, these are the best I've found yet.
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi RV Coupe Gloves Short and aggressive sport glove for summer use. Its design and performances come directly from racing experience and the Race Vent glove. Features Vented cowhide Vents Titanium fibre shields Keramide over palm area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best fitting Euro glove for me.
PostedApril 10, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have a hard time with European brand leather gloves, I usually can't open my hand enough/stretch out /articulate my thumb as much as I need to without the fingers being too big. These let me move my hand around comfortably. They gave me a little bit of a blister on the palm near my middle finger at first, but after they broke in everything is pretty comfortable.
Alpinestars Large, Dianese Large, Icon Medium.
They flow a surprising amount of air for being a full leather glove and have held up well. Great amount of protection. A little up in price, but quality and craftsmanship is there.
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
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 Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes
Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes
Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes The Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes are going to be a huge hit with their F1-inspired design and construction. We cannot stress how truly lightweight the Alpinestars Fastlanes are, while still offering ample protection. The Alpinestars Fastlane Boots are protective and high-performance, and will treat your foot well both on and off the bike. Features Constructed from lightweight Microfiber upper with plush 3D Mesh on the collar and tongue TPR toe and ankle protectors Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the microfiber Shift pad with debossed texture for added grip Extremely lightweight rubber sole with laser-ablated textured grip Integrated metal shank for enhanced sole rigidity Lace closure system with adjustable Velcro strap Breathable mesh liner Anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed PU midsole on the heel for added comfort Reflective stripes on heel
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
$100 Ankle-High Riding Shoes
PostedFebruary 18, 2013
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
These shoes fit surprisingly well. I wear an 11 in Nike Air Max, 10.5 Timberland boots and 10 in Converse All Stars - I ordered an 11 for these shoes and they fit great. They are slightly more narrow feeling because they really wrap around your foot.
There isn't a whole lot for protection, the toe slider is nice, they fit snug around the ankles and you can adjust with the loop-n-pull Velcro strap, which is nice.
Not the most comfortable to walk around in all day, but not the worst either. They are perfect for riding days where you might be stopping into eat, hit a bike shop or two - not something to wear for the ride to work, and then keep on the whole day.
For $100 these shoes are great - they aren't for the track, they aren't for working on your feet all day, they're just good solid shoes for riding.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket
Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Jacket
Lightweight, protective, comfortable - the mesh jacket that redefined warm weather riding gear returns. The latest model Hooligan 2 sports improved materials, patterns, and construction all combining to up the ante in this classic Icon garment. Padded ballistic nylon elbow overlays provide improved abrasion protection while integrated spandex flex panels allow increased mobility. Beneath the Fighter mesh chassis lies the newest generation of Icon's CE approved Field Armor elbow and shoulder impact protectors. For even greater protection, the included dual density Field Armor back protector can be replaced with the CE approved Field Armor Stryker back protector (available separately). The Hooligan 2 mesh jacket-your ideal choice when the mercury rises. Durable fighter mesh chassis for maximum venting Heavyweight ballistic impact panels Stretch panels for increased mobility Removable CE field armor impact protector elbow Removable CE field armor impact protector shoulder Custom molded dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner Lined collar for comfort Internal zippered pocket for secure storage Relaxed Icon fit Imported
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great versatile jacket for the price.
PostedNovember 25, 2012
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 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'm 6'3" 170 lbs; I'm a slim build, the Medium fits me perfectly in the chest, but the arms could be an inch longer and waist could drop like 2-3" and it would be perfect, but without paying the premium for Euro-brands, this is a great jacket option.
I was able to wear this jacket during the end of summer in Phoenix, and still am now in November. Anything above 90* and it's too hot, but that's mainly due to the fact that mine is black, I'm sure white would be fine. The mesh cuts air nicely and cools you down very fast once you're moving. The full-sleeve liner works well, even better with a long sleeve shirt underneath - it's been good down to about 60* at night, 55* during the day.
Not much in the way of storage, but that's what backpacks are for. Two pockets up front fit my phone, cash, wallet, cigarettes and lighter...when I'm not chewing Nicorette...small pocket inside holds my keys and earphones.
A couple of seams came loose after a couple months, but nothing serious. The zippers and buttons at cuffs are nice in comparison to Velcro.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Justice Touch Screen Gloves Operating a touch screen device while fully gloved used to be in the realm solely of Tom Cruise...no longer. The Justice Touchscreen Glove not only sees the future but can finger the past. Equipped with a revolutionary nanotech leather unique to the Icon glove line, Justice Touchscreen allows complete command over any and all touch sensitive screens. The future is at your fingers - hit play. Features Touchtec leather palm allows you to use your touchscreen device with your gloves on Leather finger gussets Expansion panels in critical areas Pre-curved palm and finger design Injected thermoplastic knuckle Pittards Microvent Goatskin on fingers, back of hand and thumb
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great function with the touchscreen ability.
PostedNovember 25, 2012
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
The ability to use your phone with your gloves on is nice, you don't realize how handy it is until you get a text after you get your gloves on and remember you can still respond.
There's a little too much room width-wise in the fingers for my liking. The length of the fingers of the gloves are perfect though. Lots of unused room in the palm of the hand, which is sometimes uncomfortable on the grips. Alpinestars fit much better overall in my opinion. For reference, I wear a Medium in Icon, and a Large in Alpinestars.
The gloves have held up extremely well though, had these for about 5,000 miles and there's no stitch undone. The leather broke in nicely at first and after washing and conditioning them at 3,000 miles they are extremely flexible and comfortable.
Not much in the way of airflow even though there are vents and what not for cooling and ventilation. I live in Phoenix, so during 80+ weather your hands get sweaty pretty quick with these.
The metal Icon badge on the top is good looking and provides some added protection - scraped my handed against a block wall and it didn't faze me or the badge/glove.
Selling point is obviously the touchscreen feature - which is great, but beyond that, I'd go with something like the Alpinestars Octane-S Moto or SP-X instead. I won't buy them again (or another Icon glove) because of the loose feeling fit.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R25 Backpack The Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack has a quick release QUADLOC harness, which is Kriega's own tried, tested and highly recommended system, unique to the rucksack industry. An innovative extremely efficient load-carrying system designed for motorcycle riders. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks. Ergonomically designed with no arm restriction for long distance comfort on a motorcycle. Features Main compartment - YKK oversize zip Side access pocket with 4-point load compression Internal magazine sleeve, which can accommodate a 14 laptop Internal key-clip SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric Oversize YKK coil zips Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the perfect Kriega fit Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity 1000D Dupont Cordura base harness 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles Expanding outer pocket 10 year guarantee 25-liter capacity 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall a great backpack
PostedNovember 25, 2012
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GlobeWarmer
From Phoenix
State:AZ
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This backpack is incredibly well made and extremely comfortable. Just like the video review says, it takes pressure off of the shoulders and doesn't make you feel like you're being choked. There's a hard back-plate so you can slide papers right up against and they won't get wrinkled and still have enough room for other stuff - I managed to fit a small floor jack into it. Pads on the back give great airflow and added comfort. The fasteners are very easy to use with gloves on, and adjusts are simple once you get the hang of it...which took me a few minutes...It has a large compartment in it, and still a couple small ones for easy-to-lose stuff. The reflective stripes finish it off well with a safety touch. It's a little up in price, but it shows in the quality, most likely the last backpack you'll ever buy unless you need to up-size.
Rides: 2009 Suzuki GSX-R750
Yes, I recommend this product.
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