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    February 26, 2013
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Held Titan Race Gloves Features Outer shell is highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and colorfast kangaroo leather Unlined Pre-formed with curved palm no folds or pressure points where your hands grip the bars Adjustable Velcro closure and tunnel strap Fingerbridge between ring and little finger Knuckle shell of Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid covered with titanium Thumb bend and side of hand protected by Carbon-Aramid-Kohlehybrid shell Back and thumb fully protected by Kevlar over Suprotect foam padding Ball of thumb and fingers protected by highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather Side-of-hand shell covered in stingray leather Elasticated leather on back, thumb and fingers Visor wipe
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Poor craftmanship, cheaply made and overpriced.
PostedSeptember 21, 2013
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gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Overall protection is outstanding. Extremely comfortable. Not the prettiest of them all, but should do the job for specific unforeseen accidents.
After wearing these gloves for close to a month now, there are many things I do not like about this glove. The quality looks great at first, but after owning the Titans for a month, the cheap quality is starting show.
The craftsmanship is horrible. The seams are starting to come undone. At this rate, the gloves will need to be replaced in five months. The excessive amount of glue that holds the "titanium" that protects the knuckles makes the gloves look extremely cheap. The palm gets quickly dirty, with no instructions on how to "properly" clean and maintain the gloves. The visor wiper is completely useless and just smears the dirt and oil all over the windscreen. The dye is starting to fade quicker than my cheap $50 Joe Rocket gloves I got as a gift. Thumbs are a little too long.
If you are looking for protection, these are the gloves you want. If you're looking for long term use, look elsewhere.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Sidi Vortice Air Boots It was thought that the award winning Sidi Vertigo Corsa boot was the pinnacle of sport boot technology. Until today that is as Sidi is proud to introduce the next step in the evolutionary chain The Vortice. The latest in technology combined with the great skill and workmanship of Sidis Italian based factory technicians blend in a whirl of fresh solutions to satisfy a riders desire for safety and comfort. Features Constructed of Lorica and is lined with Teflon vented mesh. Only Sidi goes to trouble and expense of creating a multiple liner boot system in its racing boots. Lorica reg is a composite micro fiber material created from strands that are so fine, each one is less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Sidi has added a small elastic panel to aid in a smooth zipper operation as it allows a bit of movement via the elastic as the zipper passes over the riders ankle ball. The rear upper part of the boot is made up of the following mechanisms A) The TECNO CALF TENSIONER mechanism adjusts the leg circumference. Placed in the back of the boots upper, it works through a nylon wire that hooks directly to the shin plate B) The TECNO SHIN TENSIONER mechanism helps the TECNO CALF TENSIONER close the leg upper on the front part of the boot. The two lateral nylon braces join the ankle joint with two screws that are protected by nylon caps. This system is reinforced with fiberglass, supports the ankle and is easy to replace. This system allows excellent flex movement front-to-back while being firm side-to-side. Air Ventilation System a third brace is positioned on the outer-lower part of the boot and features an air intake that can be operated by an aerodynamic shaped button. Tecno Instep Tensioner, a fastening system on the front part of the foot, on the instep. Shock Absorbing Heel Cup Fully vented Shin Plate Gear Change Pad Vortice Slider toe slider is made in nylon reinforced with fiberglass. It is fitted with a new air intake and an innovative alloy insert. Racing SRS Sole all new sole is constructed of a polyurethane and rubber blend. Please Note Both colors feature Sidi's calf tensioner mechanism, though the Black/White boot image excludes it.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Could be a little better
PostedSeptember 21, 2013
Customer avatar
gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boots overall. Should have ordered a half size smaller, but was already scratched in the box, so I could not get it exchanged.
Tons of support and protection, but lots of room for improvement. Somewhat disappointed that Sidi didn't add more protection for the price. Under $400 would seem more reasonable for the boots. Very little break-in required. The boot is a bit larger, so I would have to wear thick socks so my feet do not swim around in the boot, but the ventilation provides enough airflow to keep the feet cool and dry.
Pros: Great air flow. Comfortable even when walking around. Protects many of the important areas of the leg, foot and ankle. Fairly lightweight. Soles extremely grippy. Tons of cool stickers included. Tons of compliments.
Cons: Expected more protection for the price. Tensioners seem cheaply made. Soles too grippy for the first couple rides. Somewhat complicated and confusing when putting on the first couple times. So expensive, I am afraid to scratch them.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Atem 1 Piece Racesuit The Alpinestars Atem is a high performance, fully CE Certified, one-piece leather race suit offering class leading protection suitable both for the street and track. With advanced technology derived from Alpinestars extensive track testing in MotoGP and WSB, new technological advances in materials and safety features have been developed to give the Atem Suit a supremely high level of security and comfort. Features 1.3 mm perforated premium grade leather for high performance impact and abrasion protection Critical displacement perforated panels on upper and lower body for improved ventilation External Alpinestars exclusive Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) technology shoulder, elbow and knee protectors Bio Armor hip protectors MotoGP profile Aero hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance 3DTech mesh removable liner is completely removable 3DTech mesh at wrists and ankles 3DTech mesh at collar and back of neck to improve ventilation Volume adjustment wrist strap Volume adjustment ankle strap Aramidic stretch panel at chest, crotch and calf Full sleeve length Aramidic stretch panel Lumbar accordion leather stretch panel Shoulder accordion leather stretch panel Whole suit, not just armor is CE Certified and conforms to EN 13595-1
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nothing else is better.
PostedSeptember 15, 2013
Customer avatar
gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Preshape
Relaxed
Aggressive & Tight
Tight
I am extremely impressed and more than satisfied with how the entire suit is designed and created. Purchased the black/white version. The pictures that you see online does not justify the craftsmanship, quality and beautiful the suit truly is.
The Atem is full of CE-certified protection. You get hard armor for the shoulders, elbows, forearms, knees and shins, but unfortunately, the chest, back and hip areas are protected with "cheap" high density foam, that can be replaced with Alpinestars hard and durable polymer padding for extra protection.
The breath-ability is fairly decent especially when traveling at low speeds. Be prepared to sweat though when it gets anything hotter than 90 degrees. The Atem is fairly flexible and surprisingly comfortable when off the bike.
Snug fit, with little break in time required. I'm 6'1, now at 200lbs, but usually at 185 and the size 54 is almost dead on, with almost no fitment issues at all. Only issue I had was that the inner liner made it almost impossible for my body to get into the suit. But its easily removable and only takes a couple minutes to get it back in.
This suit truly delivers, especially compared to the Race Replica suit that runs for just under $3,000 from RevZilla.
Keep in mind to also purchase a undersuit. It does allow getting in and out of the suit much more easier than normal clothing. Getting out of the suit in normal clothes is nearly impossible with all the sweat sticking to the suit. I did notice that underarmor clothing works very well as well.
Rides: 2007 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Celer Leather Jacket With a MotoGP-derived, perforated back hump and Alpinestars Dynamic Flow Control zippered ventilation intakes, the Alpinestar Celer Leather Jacket offers an aggressively styled, technical jacket for street and track riders. By incorporating strategically placed stretch paneling and superb interior climate control, the Celer affords a superior performance fit as good as a second skin. Safety Features Removable CE-certified Bio-Armor shoulder and elbow protection Chest compartments with PE padding (Alpinestars Bionic chest pads available as accessory upgrade) Multiple snap button system to integrate the Level 2 CE-certified Alpinestars Bionic Back protector External, dual-density TPU shoulder sliders Construction Features Durable 1.3 mm leather construction Flexible aramidic leather stretch panels on back, waist and elbows Extensive microfiber stretch inserts positioned on sleeves Pre-contoured sleeves Comfort Features Alpinestars Dynamic Flow Control system featuring zippered air in-takes and exhausts MotoGP profiled, perforated back hump for improved aerodynamic and ventilation performance Full mesh lining with Velcro-securing internal pockets External perforated leather panels on chest and back include protector foam inserts Adjustable zippered cuffs Combined D-ring and Velcro waist adjusters Collar and cuffs feature padded 3D mesh plus a Neoprene comfort edge External zipped hand pockets witrh leather zip garage Internal wallet pocket features red pull tab for improved visibility Reflective detailing on chest, arms and back Full circumference waist zipper to allow attachment of Alpinestars riding pants
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Alpinestars Celer Leather Jacket Review
PostedApril 27, 2013
Customer avatar
gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Overall the jacket exceeded my expectations like usual, especially when purchasing from Alpinestars product line. Owned another Alpinestars jacket, with the same size and was surprised that the jacket was smaller when I put it on and even after breaking it in, but realized that the back hump caused the jacket to feel smaller. Material is thin enough to wear during hot, summer days, especially in the high desert regions of Arizona, but with the great protection that Alpinestars has. Great airflow and does keep you fairly cool.
Funny part about the jacket was the zipper that closes the chest area is flipped compared to the standard zippers that I am used to on all the clothing I buy.
Only downside I do not like about the jacket is that because it is smaller because of the hump, I can't wear a thin hoody underneath during the colder days and nights.
The protection that you get from the padding for the shoulders and elbows are excellent. Enough room where the elbows and shoulders fit firmly and comfortably. The jacket has a reflective patch in certain areas, but I highly doubt that it will be enough for other motorists to see it.
The price is a little excessive in my opinion, but you do get amazing quality and the sense of security with the perfect amount protection Alpinestars has to offer to their customers when riding spirited and city.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega R25 Backpack The Kriega R25 motorcycle backpack has a quick release QUADLOC harness, which is Kriega's own tried, tested and highly recommended system, unique to the rucksack industry. An innovative extremely efficient load-carrying system designed for motorcycle riders. Unlike conventional harness systems the load is carried on the hips chest, transferring the majority of the load away from the shoulders and thereby preventing the neck strain experienced with regular rucksacks. Ergonomically designed with no arm restriction for long distance comfort on a motorcycle. Features Main compartment - YKK oversize zip Side access pocket with 4-point load compression Internal magazine sleeve, which can accommodate a 14 laptop Internal key-clip SUPERSPACE 5mm airspace fabric Oversize YKK coil zips Upgraded harness to enable a wider range of rider to get the perfect Kriega fit Fully hydration compatible - reservoir relocated from outer pocket to main compartment Hydration tube routes out and over the shoulder through a covered duct located top, center of the main compartment Reflective web loops on sides of pack to facilitate easier fastening of US-10 expansion pack Schoeller DYNATECH with integrated 3M Scotchlite reflectivity 1000D Dupont Cordura base harness 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC 6061-T6 alloy buckles Expanding outer pocket 10 year guarantee 25-liter capacity 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Multi purpose backpack
PostedMarch 18, 2013
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gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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
I love the bag. The design is extremely ergonomically fit for both riding short to long distance rides, as well as hiking.
The design of the backpack evenly distributes all the weight, keeping the center of gravity on balance, allowing myself to stay in a comfortable and in a safe position without being thrown off balance in turns.
I am able to fit my 17 inch laptop, school books and school supplies, and still have room for more.
A bit pricey, but overall well worth it especially with the 10 year warranty that you get.
Rides: 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset
Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset
Cardo Scala Rider G9 Powerset The newest addition to the Cardo headset lineup and touting major upgrades over the G4 system, the brand new Cardo Systems Scala Rider G9 powerset is utilizing the most advanced technology and represents one of the most innovative bluetooth communicators we've seen to date. Some of the new features are as follows One + 8 Pairing Communicate with up to eight other riders in full-duplex toggling mode Voice Recognition Allows communication with all eight riders by simply speaking their names Full Duplex Full Duplex communication with up to 4 riders Group Signaling Allows you to send a signal to everyone in your group at once as an alert Social Networking Set up a social group based on physical location, riding groups and find other G9 users Flash Pairing Quick pairing of devices, simply touch the two G9 units and in less than 1 second they are paired Mobile Phone Conference Calls Full duplex telephone calls between a caller and both the rider and passenger Larger Buttons Easier to navigate the device with gloves Two microphone options Includes both boom mic and wired microphone The G9 headset retains all the features of the very popular G4 including A2DP and MP3 connectivity to stream stereo music Built in FM radio with RDS smart scan Noise cancelling microphone Weather and dust resistant design Up to 1.6km range in ideal terrain Upgradeable firmware Download the latest version Cardo G9 firmware here .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best investment ever
PostedMarch 16, 2013
Customer avatar
gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Be aware, the G9 is quite difficult and a challenge when trying to use it straight out of the box, but after a week of getting familiarized with it, everything becomes second nature and the ease of use dramatically increases.
By properly setting the microphone and speakers in the correct area, the sound clarity is simply amazing when using a full faced helmet compared to my Chatterbox I used to own.
The sound volume adjusts according to wind noise that enters the helmet, which is a huge plus. So the need for constantly having to adjust the volume is nonexistent.
A big plus that I love about the G9 is how quickly it connects via Bluetooth on my Galaxy Note II. Just turn the Bluetooth feature on your phone and within a few seconds, a confirmation from the G9 will notify you that the phone and unit has been connected.
The range is superior when riding through the city/town. Communication between riders do cut out when passing around mountain bends, but that's also expected.
Battery life is simply amazing. With the unit being continuously paired with my phone, GPS, the music playing, plus talking with my buddies. Lasts roughly between 8-10 hours.
Lastly, I feel that having this unit is one of the best investments I have ever made. When riding in groups, having the ability to stay constantly in communication with everyone makes riding so much easier and safer. There has been numerous occasions when a fellow rider or myself would encounter an emergency and everyone would be notified of the situation.
Rides: 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Highly recommended for all sport bike riders
PostedFebruary 26, 2013
Customer avatar
gregv
From Prescott
State:AZ
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
Spent a few weeks researching on a set of tires for my 2006 Yamaha R1 and came to the final decision that the ideal set would be the Michelin Pilot Power 2CT Tires.
I needed something that I could use both for the longevity of the freeway/city riding as well as something that could take the abuse and handle when riding through the twisties.
These tires will definitely boost your confidence level in yourself and your ride. With these tires, I have been able to push the bike faster through the corners and still feel comfortable pushing the bike more. The bike definitely has been improved.
I do have to add that these tires also do extremely well in the cold. I will ride the bike when its relatively close to freezing, and the tires still hold its grip.
Rides: 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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