Bjorn H.
 
 
 
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    October 26, 2009
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    February 21, 2014
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Pirelli Angel GT Rear Tires Pirelli dbuted the new Angel GT Tires on Basque soil in Bilbao, Spain accompanying the newest edition of the Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo. The new Angel GT Sport Touring tire will be standard equipment on the latest version of the Borgo Panigale model. The Angel GT boasts 15 percent more mileage than the Pirelli Angel ST without sacrificing performance. Pirelli has labeled this as Performance Mileage. The primary design was to provide regular wear and excellent water drainage guaranteed by both the front tires and by the new groove design on the rear. Pirelli is using a dual blend compound that allows for high mileage in the center with a higher percentage of silica on the sides offering maximum performance, even in wet conditions. In the end, the Pirelli Angel GT is a great option for long distance riders with a fully loaded bike, or for those who are looking to optimize performance on their short daily getaways. From sport bikes to touring and everything in between the Angel GT will not disappoint. Features (W)-rated for speeds of 168+ mph Ideal for sport riders looking for increased mileage without sacrificing grip and traction Extended Mileage Sport (EMS) tires provide best-in-class for mileage and grip Rear tires feature new Bi-compound formula that improves cornering traction A Spec rear tires feature a reinforced, 2-ply carcass Improved wet grip Tubeless
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best all around tire I've ever had
PostedFebruary 21, 2014
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Got these just before a trip from California to Maine through the northern states and Canada on my SV650. I put 8,200 miles on them for that trip and have put another 2,000 on them since. Mostly commuting in the Bay Area. They have been great in the canyons, back highways, interstates and even handled some dirt roads (barely!). Never push it in the wet but never had any problems aside from turning over painted road surfaces (cross walk lines and the such). After over 10,000 miles the rear has worn down to the softer layer in the center but still has ok tread. The fronts look fine besides some aging but should last through another rear or close to it. Just about to buy another rear now so we'll see how the front holds up!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Atlas Gloves An innovative, unobtrusive, low profile glove that has been designed to be ultra lightweight and provide the rider with a real feeling of freedom. Integrating supreme levels of protection with cutting edge styling and unsurpassed levels of grip, this glove provides real flexibility for the offroad/enduro rider. Features The glove provides excellent levels of protection through the use of foam backed Polyurethane knuckle protection which provides a solid structure protecting a critical part of your hand in the event of an incident External foam padding also provides additional protection Mesh panels over the first three fingers assist with freedom of movement and ventilation, whilst the low cut Motocross style wrist and secure closure ensures total user comfort Clarino padded palm reinforcement provide the ultimate in comfort and vibration absorption while silicone print on the fingers and palm provide the ultimate in grip and performance Pre-curved fingers aid in the assistance of grip and reduced fatigue NOTE The orange option is more like a KTM orange
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent summer glove.
PostedOctober 16, 2012
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ok air flow and pretty comfortable. Not sure how well it will hold up in a fall since it is just a single layer of synthetic suede on the palm. All web sites list the materials as synthetic but the tag in the glove lists 40% genuine leather. Upon further inspection it seems that there are a few top pieces made from leather. Not sure why they thought it was needed on the top of the glove rather than the palm.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi T-Winter H2OUT Gloves The Spidi T Winter H2Out is a winter glove with built-in waterproof and breathable H2OUT membrane, making it ideal for touring, urban use and commuting duties thanks to its great versatility. The sleeve is made of neoprene which provide ease of use and lightness, while the knuckle padding is Spidis own Powertech technology all these along with padding on the side of the small finger make this glove a versatile and very comfortable solution for any kind of biker.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome vegan winter glove
PostedDecember 12, 2011
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very comfortable and warm for my San Francisco commutes. I wear all my gloves with a kevlar liner but even without them these dont leave my hands super sweaty. Tough to find a durable quality glove without leather but this one is pretty much what I was looking for. So far no rain, but certainly warm and comfortable. Sizing seems to be pretty close to the alpinestars gloves i've had.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Axis Pants The REV'IT! AXIS was purpose-built to meet and exceed the needs of the daily commuter. You had a laundry list of requirements, and they listened. REVIT AXIS is a water resistant, wide-fitting overpant, which can be donned quickly over jeans without the need to remove your boots, thanks to a 2-way side zipper. The outer shell is constructed of a strong polyester fabric with CE-approved armor at the knees, which can be adjusted in height on the inside. AXIS is simple, strong, practical, and durable. Asked and answered. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell polyester 600D Water resistant Composition outer shell 100 polyester lining 98 polyamide, 2 polyester Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at knees Visibility laminated reflection at calves ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment tabs at waist and ankles Features elastic at waistband, two-way easy entrance zipper, belt loops
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
basic winter commuter
PostedDecember 12, 2011
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Besides being a little short (im 6'3'' and I ordered the med long) its a good winter overpant. I use it for commuting over the Bay Bridge into San Francisco every morning between 4 and 5am and wearing them is noticeably warmer and very comfortable. Getting them on and off with my shoes on is only possible if legs are completely unzipped but that feature certainly makes it happen. Although they dont have pockets, the zippers are right over the pockets of my work pants so no big deal. Hasn't rained yet since I got them so no word on that. Honestly my only complaint is the length but im sure that wont be so bad once I get some boots to wear with them.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar Gloves 2011
Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar Gloves 2011
Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar Gloves The striking design of Alpinestars Scheme Kevlar Glove combines style and safety in a short cuffed glove that is ideally suited to city riding. Internal Kevlar reinforcement and Carbon Fiber knuckle protection provide a formidable defense. Stylish design constructed using a Denim and 3D mesh upper. Clarino palm construction with denim reinforcements for superior abrasion resistance. A combination of padded Foam and Carbon Fiber knuckle protectors safeguard against impacts. Kevlar inner reinforcement provides an internal shield against abrasion while maintaining the light feel of the glove Airprene cuff with Velcro flap closure enables easy entry into the glove and secure fastening
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great cheap vegan summer glove
PostedJuly 11, 2011
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Not too many non leather alternatives out there that offer any protection at all. This is a great summer glove in general but seems like it might actually provide some protection. Plenty of air flow and pretty good fit and feel. Im sure the lack of lining helps in the ventilation department but feeling the seams, especially around the knuckles, makes it a little uncomfortable. Ill be adding a kevlar liner for comfort and improved protection and currently wear a windproof liner when it gets a little chilly at night. My fingers are a little long so I ordered a size larger than I normally do but it seems to fit about the same as a pair of leather alpine stars race gloves I had a few years ago.
Rides: 2003 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Helmet Features A large-size FX-39DS weighs 1.59 kg or 3.5 lb An aerodynamic shell design constructed using an advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy A flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release, single-turn screw face shield with side covers. The shield itself is optically correct, compound-curved, scratch-resistant and protects against UV-rays There are several tinted shields available for this model Shield can be removed to allow open face riding or goggle use A helmet liner and cheek pads made with a hypoallergenic and anti-microbial nylon, all of which are removable and washable 9 points of ventilation with chin, side, forehead, top and rear vents Retention system is quick release with sewn on ECE logo Provides ample ear cavity space for speakers A clear coat finish to protect paint and graphics Comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty Includes flat black side-covers and screw plug for shield use without the visor DOT approved for use in the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Worth every penny
PostedJune 13, 2011
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Bjorn H.
From Oakland
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Ive gone through a few cheap helmets and didnt mind settling for garbage padding and vents that were more show than function, but this one is on an entirely different level. Comfortable, stylish, chock full of vents to keep my head cool and for about the same price as previous helmets i've bought. Im sure if you're used to much more high end helmets you could nit pick this one all day but when it comes down to its value you just cant argue. Usually wear a medium and this medium fits a tiny bit snug when new.
Rides: 1977 Honda CB750F Super Sport
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Fieldsheer Corsair 2.0 Jacket
Fieldsheer Corsair 2.0 Jacket
Fieldsheer Corsair 2.0 Jacket Breathable 1000D Carboflex outer shell with Carbolex Lite along sides of torso and underarm Carboflex is lighter than leather and 90 of its strength YKK front zipper closure CE approved armor in shoulder and elbows with SP Memory Foam back pad Unique waterproof, breathable liner stretches with the outer shell Spring-loaded zippered cuff closures with neoprene Phoslite reflective piping for increased nighttime visibility Mandarin collar with microfiber padding Zippered chest pocket, two hand warmer pockets plus phone and cargo pockets on removable liner
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Cheap, light, and durable.
PostedApril 18, 2011
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Bjorn H.
From THOUSAND OAKS
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Went down on the freeway at about 65mph wearing this jacket and can attest to its durability. The only scratches I got were from the sleeve riding up slightly once I contacted the road surface. I slid almost entirely on my left shoulder and the jacket still had a little bit left in case I had been going a little faster. Not sure if the jacket is really reusable now but it certainly served its purpose. The fit of this jacket is great for an upright riding position but the chest tends to puff out in a more aggressive riding position such as on a sport bike. Without the liner or a sweater underneath the jacket is much looser and somewhat uncomfortable but is very breathable. Otherwise the jacket is fairly comfortable and very stretchy for freedom of movement.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
this jacket runs small...not!
PostedOctober 26, 2009
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Bjorn H.
From THOUSAND OAKS
Not sure what every one else is talking about when it comes to the size of this jacket. Ordered it one size larger than what I normally wear only to find that it was WAY too big. Returned it for a size smaller and still dont how large it is. Really bulky in the front where it bulges out when I ride. The neck bulges out to the point where I can tuck my chin inside it while riding. If I dont wear something soft underneath it, the collar and top of the zipper dig into my neck. Will be getting one size smaller than what I normally wear. Maybe its suggested one size up for the typically larger american.
Pros Comfortable, Great Value, Fashionable, Rugged
Yes, I recommend this product.
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