BolideRider
 
 
 
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    March 20, 2013
  • Last review
    September 22, 2013
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BolideRider's Reviews
 
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 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.
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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 strap for closure on the wrist Double Velcro 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.
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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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