Roland Sands Design Bar Fly Jacket Inspired by vintage dirt track racing shirts, the RSD Barfly Jacket is constructed from 1.1 - 1.3mm top grain cowhide. Features Hand finished, washed and oiled top grain cowhide Relaxed riding fit with rotated, pre-curved sleeves, straight bottom hem, and rolled collar opening Perforated leather interior trim Perforated under arm venting Sleeve zip pocket Zip hand warmer pockets Zip close cuffs Satin poly lining with custom RSD repeat numbers heat emboss Soft lined electronics interior pocket Stretch mesh cargo stuff interior pockets Zip close interior chest pocket Armor-ready shoulder, elbow and back protector pockets
First off, the jacket is meant to be simple and classic in style, this is why the airflow and features is rated so low for me. This jacket wasn't meant to be super-perforated and flow a ton of air.
I am 5'11'' 150 lbs with 40 inch chest, the small fits perfectly, people think the jacket is custom tailored. Along with this, the style is excellent; very classic and simple design with great lines and the leather selected fits the curvature perfectly.
As well as having a great fit and style, this jacket is very durable and protective. The leather is not too thin, and not too thick and stiff; The thickness of the leather along with the tanning process has created a great mix of strength and flexibility. I have been wearing the jacket for nearly two months now and its breaking in very nicely.
Although this jacket is meant for cruisers and cafe riders, I find this jacket to be extremely versatile. I use it for commuting to university, long distance rides, aggressive road riding and even nights off the bike. The jacket performs in all these circumstances and never limits my movement or restricts me, even leaning over the tank and hanging off.
The parts of this jacket I don't like is the sleeve girth and the lack of airflow. Although the forearms are very tight, the upper arm of the jacket is very lose, almost too lose, but I suppose it increases mobility and movement. Also, as I previously mentioned, the air flow is non-existent, I have to pin my shoulders back to scoop air in from the back of the collar.
All in all, the jacket is an excellent understated riding jacket, that will get you looks and protect your skin if you don't mind being a bit hot and are willing to forfeit some of the more technical features offered by other jackets.
Upper Material Goatskin Palm Material Supple and Durable, Aniline, Goatskin palm Lining Material Palm Unlined Palm Anterior Breathable, Nylex Protectors / Type Dual compound molded, nylon knuckle Soft micro injected inserts Closed cell foam inserts Kevlar palm lined, overlay and pinkie area Closed Cell foam for metacarpal, ulna, anterior, carpal and wrist Specific Details Silicone injected suede grip panel Fully Perforated. Precurved fingers and palm Double layered leather in palm and critical areas Please Note White glove has Black Knuckle guard, not White as shown.
I bought these gloves last august, and have rode about 7,000 miles with them. Although they are not cold weather gloves, nor waterproof gloves, they have stood up well to winter/wet riding as well as sweltering heat. They have also been through a low-side crash. Through all of this, the gloves are still together and working great.
The durability, fit, and style is excellent. I see some of the reviews saying that the fit is too large, but I don't have any problem with it, the knuckle protector and finger length/girth is perfect and fits true to size.
With the additional low price, you can't go wrong. I would buy myself another pair while they're here, but I expect to get many many more miles out of these gloves.
Michelin Pilot Power Tires You don't have to be world champion to get your hands on Michelin racing tire technology. Pilot Power tires use a rubber mix that was originally developed for MotoGP racing, and a tread pattern that covers less than 12 of the tire's surface. The result is a maximum lean angle of 50.6 degrees on dry pavement and 41.9 degrees in the wet, achieved with a stock sportbike. MotoGPderived rubber compound requires minimal warmup time The softest rubber mix in its class for remarkable grip, yet maintains tire performance even at advanced stages of wear Unprecedented lean angles 50.6 degrees in the dry, 41.9 degrees in the wet Rubber mix remains soft even at lower temperatures providing excellent grip from the start of your ride Grooved area that's less than 12 of the tread pattern for phenomenal cornering adhesion These are the best street tires I've ever ridden in my life. Steve Atlas, Roadracing World
With only 1000 miles on these tires so far, I can't say much about the tread life. However, the grip and wet traction of these tires is fantastic. Going into turns I felt much more confident and could get knee down without even worrying about losing traction. The wet traction gives you the same confidence; commuting in the rain and in cold, slippery weather has become far less stressful. although wet tar-snakes still make the bike squirely, everything else is dealt with fine.
AGV Horizon Helmet - Solid Colors The design of the AGV Horizon largely reflects that of the Stealth SV, which it replaces in the line. Inspired by the lines that have characterized the innovations by AGV for several years now, it features a narrow, streamlined chin guard, the channels in the shell (derived from the IVS used in the RACE helmets), evident lines and edges on the sides. The spoiler adds an aggressive and dynamic touch to the design and improves the ventilation, aerodynamics and stability of the helmet. The removal of the holes and lateral grids not only gives the helmet a more compact look, but has made it possible to reduce turbulence and improve the aerodynamics. Features Shell Carbonglass (Fiberglass and carbon shell) Shell Sizes 2 EPS Liner Multi-density Ventilation System IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with channels formed directly in the outer shell and dynamic system with air vents and rear extractors Interior Dry-Lex with sanitizing treatment Internal Padding Completely removable and washable Removable chin curtain and breath deflector included Faceshield GT2 clear visor in optical class 1 Faceshield Non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate with 100 protection from UV radiation Visor Mechanism XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) visor removal and replacement without tools in just a few seconds Internal Sunshield Drop down ISV (Internal Sun Visor) is non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate Retention System Double D Safety Certification DOT and ECE 22.05