BolideRider
 
 
 
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    March 20, 2013
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    July 16, 2015
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AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants F eatures 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile pant for durability and comfort Knee area and the inside of the lower leg area are reinforced with highly abrasion resistant ballistic nylon Removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable quilted and warm liner zips in over a Reissa waterproof liner Pant may be worn with no lining for warmer days or with the waterproof liner for warm and wet days or with the waterproof liner and quilted liner for truly nasty days Zip open air vents are positioned on the front and rear of each leg Pleated textile panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers VELCRO brand closures secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable VELCRO brand closures waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment Inseam on Regular pants 32 Inseam on Short pants is 30
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Satisfied But Not Recommended
PostedJuly 16, 2015
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
These come barely recommended because they have some flaws to it. On paper these pants seem like an excellent deal. I like the clip on the front instead of the buttons. I had tourmaster pants before and the button broke. With these pants you get a nice comfortable mesh material inside with front and back vents for hot days, an extra layer for rain, plus another extra layer for winter. Add in knee and hip padding and you've got one heck of a deal right?
Well, it would be if the execution was better. The first unfortunate fail are the front pockets. They are very tight front pockets, and why they didn't decide go with larger side pockets I have no idea. Next is the knee pads. They fit terribly like a lot of others have stated, falling a bit too low. I tested them on an all day ride and I was getting sore at the end due to the uncomfortable fit of them. I wanted to send them back but then decided to get shop for a good set of knee pads instead, and not risk getting other pants with bad knee pads.
So I bought the Leatt 3DF Foam Knee Guards and it made a big difference. Those knee guards are outstanding and much better then the stuff you'll find that comes with a lot of these pants. Plus they fit comfortably underneath.
So after that adjustment things feel better but now the price is a little over $200, so the bang for buck deal on these pants is no longer there. They're okay, but to be honest everything I own from AlpineStars and Spidi are much better quality.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
No, I do not recommend this product.
+1point
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Tour Master Caliber Pants Features 600 Denier Carbolex shell with 600 Denier Ballistic polyester knee panels for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance Rainguard waterproof/breathable barrier Phoslite reflective material panels and piping for increased nighttime visibility Durable, 600 Denier Ballistic Polyester seat panel to minimize slipping Doublestitched construction throughout Dualelastic panel waistband with adjustable waist belts Accordionstyle expansion panels at the rear waist and above knees for increased flexibility Two zippered hand pockets with waterproof lining Removable, CEapproved knee armor with TourMaster's 3Position Knee Armor Alignment System as well as removable soft hip armor External, 600 Denier Ballistic Polyester EVA padded hip and waist panels Stretch materials in the calf and inseam provide a performance fit Removable insulated liner with rib knit stretch inseam and knee area Waterproof sideentry leg zippers and zippered insulated liner allow for ease of dressing Features 8 pant/jacket zipper attachment with the jacket sides included
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
3-4 Years Of Use
PostedJune 17, 2015
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
So I've had these for a while and both of the two buttons popped off the front of the pants above the zipper, as if to tell me I got fat. I didn't get fat. They're just low quality buttons.
Air flow is okay when you open the side zippers, but there are definitely much better options for warm conditions than these. I have a lot of different gear and I would say this is probably one of the lowest quality products I own.
The added protection in the knee area is nice. The knee pads are also adjustable in height, but I'm sure you'd get better protection from a brand like AlpineStars.
Since they haven't held up as much as I'd like, and I've never crashed in them, or really had them on enough to wear them out, I wouldn't purchase them again.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
No, I do not recommend this product.
+2points
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Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Rear Tires Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires add two-compound technology to the already renowned Pilot Power range. While 2CT technology originated in MotoGP racing, Pilot Power 2CT tires are intended for the most demanding sportbike riders, who use their bikes both on the road and for track days. Its tread surface is divided into three separate areas, incorporating two different rubber compounds. This helps provide numerous benefits in terms of dry grip, lean angle, handling and progressive acceleration and braking on wet surfaces. Features Real Moto GP technology from the tire company that has won 15 consecutive GPWorld Championships 20 softer rubber mix on the edges of the tread yields phenomenal cornering grip Unprecedented lean angles 51.2 degrees in the dry on Michelin's test track Precise handling and feedback Lap times within 7 of Michelin Moto GP slicks when fitted on Colin Edward's Yamaha Moto GP bike at Malaysia's Sepang circuit in February 2006 Track Day tire that is equally at home on the road
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Worst Dual Compound Tyre I've Ever Used
PostedMay 23, 2014
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Grip 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I had these tires a while ago and figure I should review them because surprisingly they are still selling. As far as dual compound tyres go I've run on Michelin Power Pures, Bridgestone BT-016's, an Dunlop Q2's, and the 2ct's. I like to buy different and compare. The 2ct's fall dead last in terms of grip, warm up time, and high speed stability (and all very noticeable).
The major set back was the high speed stability coming from the front tyre. I had my suspension properly set and tried multiple tyre pressures in order to fix this problem, but nothing worked. I wondered if it was just a bad set, but then when I researched reviews online and found the same results stated on motorcycle-usa's website. As a matter of fact I had the same review as them. I liked the feedback from the front tyre and wet traction wasn't bad at all, but the dry grip, warm up times, and stability fell short.
I would not recommend this tyre to any friend. If you're wondering the best tyre I've run are the Dunlop Q2's (Q3's are out now!). They warm up very quick and eat bumps with no problem. I also loved the BT016's which were replaced by the newer Hypersport 20's.
Happy riding and please avoid these.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
No, I do not recommend this product.
-2points
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Shark Speed-R Avenger Helmet SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED -R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Includes Pinlock shield and lens Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Highly Recommended
PostedSeptember 22, 2013
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pros:
Feels very well built
Excellent quality interior liner. Better than my Shoei RF1100
Easy to use visor
I purchased the version from the UK and it came with the pinlock visor
Graphics look amazing, like a fighter pilot. I have received numerous compliments.
Lightweight, feels lighter than my other 3 full face helmets
Very comfortable and good fit
Very good air ventilation
Cons:
The visor stiffness is adjustable but doesn't seem to stay were you set it over time, and needs to be tweaked a little bit.
The front air ventilation can accidentally be closed easily. I wish it would snap open and closed more like my Shoei. That one part feels cheap to me.
Overall I love this helmet, and it is my favorite of the 4 I own from Shark, Shoei, HJC, and Scorpion. I would highly recommend this helmet to my friends. I just wish the US version came with the pinlock like the european version does.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Yes, I recommend this product.
0points
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 Scorpion EXO-400 Lilly Helmet
Scorpion EXO-400 Lilly Helmet
Scorpion EXO-400 Lilly Helmet POLYCARBONATE composite shell SPEEDSHIFT quick change shield system EVERCLEAR face shield locking device KWIKWICK washable moisture wicking liner AERO-TUNED ventilation system BREATH nose shield SNELL / DOT rated 3XL is DOT only
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Stay Away
PostedSeptember 18, 2013
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Weight
Light
Heavy
Heavy
My girlfriend uses this helmet and has experienced very bad issues with fogging. I had the same issue with my exo 1000 and I immediately replaced that helmet with a much better Shoei RF1100. Another common issue with the Scorpion's is they are overweight. They must make some of the heaviest helmets I've come across. Cheap helmets always seem to have just one shell size, just like this helmet. In my opinion it is worth spending a couple hundred dollars extra to protect the brain, so I am currently looking to replace her helmet. She still likes it because it is pretty and matches her Scorpion gear (which offers a terribly low amount of protection btw), but I prefer her to ride safely so I will find a better helmet with a pinlock visor.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Spidi Carbo Track Gloves Carbo Track represents Spidi's excellence in the field of racing gloves. The result of 35 years of evolution, Carbo Track combines excellent fit and riding sensitivity with the highest levels of protection. This is the glove chosen by Spidi's riders competing in the major World Championships. Features Full-grain leather, thickness 0.8 mm Areas in perforated leather Cowhide palm with Clarino reinforcements Keramide lining for maximum abrasion and heat resistance Kevlar stitching Double stitching on key areas Reinforcements with Warrior technology applied on the entire side and over pinkie finger Carbon fiber shields on the knuckles, phalanges and metacarpus Special construction on the shield area for a better fitting and higher protection Knuckle protector with Dumper siliconic shock absorber insert Shock-absorbing padding VELCRO brand closures strap for closure on the wrist Double VELCRO brand closures closure on the forearm
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Glove
PostedJune 8, 2013
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Pros:
Great carbon fiber protection on the hand and fingers.
Very attractive feature packed look. I got the all black.
I feel more protected with the warrior tech, and it's flexible.
I broke them in within 24hrs just by using them when driving my car.
Very comfortable glove.
Air flow is decent. I live in Seattle so it rarely gets that hot, but I have been happy with them in close to 80 degrees.
I've gotten lots of compliments on them.
I see GP riders wearing them.
The velcro on the gauntlet portion is nice and strong and it wraps around my leather jacket very comfortably.
Cons:
On one glove there is a portion where it says "Spidi" in white going down the index finger that has already rubbed off after 6 weeks of use.
The pinky finger seems a little too short and tight.
The warrior tech also feels funny on the side of the pinky.
Having a lot of velcro sometimes causes it to stick to each other where you don't want it when you take them off.
I'd prefer titanium plates over carbon fiber.
Overall I am very happy with these gloves and have been wearing them for about 2 months now. I should mention that I gravitate towards Spidi because of how well they fit my odd hands. I can't say they are actually better than AlpineStars or Dainese, but they do feel better than any AlpineStars I've tried. It's hard for me to find a great fitting glove, and I was very tempted to try the Dainese with titanium plates instead, but I decided to just go with the brand that fits me well.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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Spidi STR-2 H2OUT Gloves The STR-2 glove is a winter-specific, insulated glove that still maintains an aggressive, sporty design. The STR-2 features full grain cowhide coupled with a high tenacity Tenax Flex and soft microfleece lining, Powertech shields over the knuckles coupled with leather padding to protect the little finger and a shock absorber over the whole back of the hand. The glove also has an H2OUT membrane (waterproof, windproof, breathable) and anti-water intrusion gaiter for going over sleeves. Features Padding on back of hand and palm H2OUT waterproof membrane Top-performing Clarino microfiber 0.6-0.8mm Cowhide construction Variable-density polyurethane shield Stretch material inserts to improve fit Keramide reinforced palm Micro fleece for extra comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very Happy
PostedMarch 20, 2013
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BolideRider
From Seattle
State:WA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I've worn these several times now and they have been very comfortable. The stitching overall is very good and I get very good feedback for a winter glove. I would say these gloves are really good for 40-60 degree weather. I've been in a little rain but no downpours and they performed well. I live in Seattle so these gloves are perfect for these climate conditions. I have owned other gloves such as Alpinestars, Joe Rockets, and Tourmasters (all in the same category of glove), and overall I'd have to say these are the best pair I've had. For me the most important thing is fitment and every manufacturer fits a little bit different. Spidi just happens to be the best for me.
Rides: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14
Yes, I recommend this product.
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