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    December 17, 2012
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Dainese 2 Stroke Gloves Modern and refined style, but also practicality and comfort, all distinguish the Dainese 2 Stroke glove with carbon fiber inserts and pad on the knuckles, conceived for summer touring. Neoprene cuff, pre-curved fingers ensure luxurious comfort during riding thanks as well to the ventilation granted by fabric mesh inserts on the back and perforation on the palm and at the sides of the fingers. Attention to detail, like the natural finish of the cowhide on the reinforced palm and the double reinforcement on the little finger complete the gloves features. Features Carbon fiber inserts on the knuckles, ring finger, and little finger Cowhide leather Stone PU Reinforced palm Adjustable cuff strap Neoprene cuff Pre-curved finger Perforated mesh fabric on the back of the hand Perforated palm Perforation on inner side of finger Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice gloves at a reasonable price
PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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Upright
From Melbourne
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I should come out and say that I use to ride without gloves. I have seen my errors so I started off riding with "Dainese Huge Air Gloves". 'Large' in the Air Gloves fitted me 100%. I expected all Dainese 'large' gloves to be the same but this one is slightly bigger (or Air Gloves are slightly smaller than 2 Stroke Gloves). It is not a whole size too big but big enough to want to try the 'Medium'. Unfortunately I ordered by mail so I didn't get to try 'medium' size so I'm guessing about the size difference.
It is a nice looking gloves. Like all new gloves, it was little stiff at the start (especially the pinky finger reinforcement) but it feels pretty good.
Just incase you have not purchased gloves before, you do need to get gloves that feels 'slightly big' or longer then your actual index finger. The reason is, when you ride, your handle bar push up against the gap between your thumb and your index finger so if the gloves were exactly the right size when you are not riding, it will be fraction too short and it will put pressure on the tip of your index finger (which will irritate you and it will become uncomfortable). Having said that, you don't want lots of fabric left over at the tips of your finger either. So, slightly large is better then exact fit when choosing riding gloves.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech Aero Backpack Fully expandable from 16L to 26L (approx) Water resistant fleece lined audio pocket with headphone exit port Hidden helmet carrier Sternum Map panel holder Internal Lap Top sleeve which fits most 15 Lap Top Computers Internal organizer pockets Internal sleeve for Bionic Back Protector application Built in Rain Cover Available in black
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not all backpacks are the same - this rocks!
PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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Upright
From Melbourne
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I have been using a standard backpack thinking, "Backpack is backpack. There are no difference between 'motorcycle' backpack and normal, everyday backpacks. Wrong! For starters, Alpinestars Tech Aero has helmet carrier (see my picture). But most fundamentally, they are slimmer. Meaning more aerodynamic on the road. But it also means limited carrying capacity.
I have added some pictures to illustrate the size of these backpacks. It is approximately 45cm (17.7") long, 30cm (11.8") wide and 18cm (7") thick at the thickest point. If you look at my pictures, you will see that it tapers off towards the top and bottom of the pack.
This backpack does NOT expand, other then to carry a helmet. Which, also can carry a large lettuce! (Grocery shopping and bought one too many things!)
I'm 6'2" and it is tall enough on my back. But surprisingly, my wife 5'8" also says it is comfortable.
I don't really use any of the internal compartments.
The push button clip on left shoulder strap is pretty cool but after couple of times, I stopped using them. I kept forgetting to clip it back on so I was fishing for straps much longer then if I never unclipped them at all (personal thing - you might love it!)
I'm not sure why this backpack has mesh screen inserts - maybe just for design-thing but it look pretty neat without going overboard with multi colour, glow in the dark, radioactive this and that!
Like other reviews have mentioned, zips are stiff. I guess its the water resistant zipper thing.
Like Anthony (in his video), I am using this backpack for most, everyday use. Except when I have to carry more then my old, expandable backpack comes back in to service.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Forcefield Back Protector Insert Pro The Forcefield Back Inserts are designed to replace existing back inserts and are approved to EN1621-22003 CE Level 2 (Pro) protection. Using Nitrex a unique high-tech triangular shock absorbing material, energy can be dispersed evenly over their surface whilst remaining flexible and comfortable. Features CE Level 2 Performance Soft and Flexible Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) Comfortable non-restrictive Breathable Lightweight Insert Measurements 001 385mm Height 285mm Widest Point 002 445mm Height 340mm Widest Point 003 425mm Height 270mm Widest Point 005 580mm Height 290mm Widest Point 011 500mm Height 265mm Widest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Type B (Medium) perfect for Triumph jacket
PostedFebruary 6, 2013
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Upright
From Melbourne
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered Forcefield BackPad insert Pro (Type B, Medium size) for my Triumph leather jacket. I was little worried that it might be 0.5" too long but the fabric pouch attached to the jacket accommodated without any issues.
However, due to the thickness of the insert (twice as thick as standard foam one that comes with the jacket), it will make the jacket little tight to wear. So, if your jacket is a snug fit right now, you might find it hard to zip up. I wear size 44(UK)/54(US) Triumph Hawk #2 jacket. I could fit in 42/52 jacket and zip up but I couldn't move my arms. Knowing that leather stretches fair bit, I could have bought the smaller size but if I did that, there would have been no room to put this backpad insert.
The forcefield backpad is what you would expect from Anthony's video product review. Pretty heavy so it will make your jacket noticeably heavier. But also protects you better too (I assume and hope).
We all going to come off at some point, I rather have the best protection I can so I highly recommend it. I'm going to order another one for my textile jacket too.
Rides: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Huge Air Gloves Features Reinforced palm Adjustable cuff strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Neoprene cuff Perforated mesh fabric on the back of the hand Knuckles reinforced with high-frequency microinjection insert Silicon print on the palm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
If you don't like to wear gloves, these are perfect!
PostedDecember 17, 2012
Customer avatar
Upright
From Melbourne
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Let me start by saying that I use to ride on the road for 10+ years without gloves... even in winter. Main reason is that I don't like thick gloves, even many summer gloves I find too thick.
These Dainese Huge Air gloves are perfect for me. They are very comfortable and very thin. There are minimal 'extra' protections like kevlar knuckle protectors or any such fancy technology. In fact, I am not sure (thankfully) how much protection they will offer me, but I figured it will have to be better than riding glove-less.
Also, it comes down to the shape of your hands. I have reasonably large palm area and my fingers are short-ish. As these gloves are fabric gloves (rather then leather gloves), they are more flexible and therefore comfortable and fits me perfectly.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable boots!
PostedDecember 17, 2012
Customer avatar
Upright
From Melbourne
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Like others have stated before me, TCX X-Cube is a comfortable boots. Only after about a week of wearing (daily), it already feels comfortable.
And just FYI, the coloured bit on the boots are red (as you see in the video), photos make it appear orange in colour).
Negatives are as follows:
- The red fabric dye on the boots are not set. Several of my sox now have pinkish colour rubbed on and I cannot get it off even after washing my sox.
- Shoe laces are extremely long. I tie a bow and make a really big loops and stuff the loop inside the boots so that the loop does not get caught on the pegs.
- That's it! All the negatives are minor and these boots are worth owning if you want comfortable boots that does not look like boots under your jeans.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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