Yamabob
 
 
 
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    January 28, 2013
  • Last review
    February 19, 2013
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    4.2
 
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Alpinestars S-MX1 Boots A complete revamp of its predecessor, the Alpinestars S-MX 1 Boot is low profile, comfortable, and fuctional with a refreshed style in both black and white. It also has a toe slider, velcro adjustment strap and a styled TPU shift pad. This shoe will go up against any of the other sport riding shoes and boots in the 100 to 200 range. Look for the S-MX 1 Riding Shoes to be a perennial favorite for the casual enthusiast and hard core sport riders. Features Upper constructed from lightweight microfiber Breathable mesh inserts and perforated side panel for enhanced ventilation Foam backed, double density ankle protector on the medial side Reinforced toebox layered under the microfiber upper Plush 3D mesh inner liner Combination zipper and Velcro strap closure system Outsole constructed with the same advanced rubber compound as the S-MX 5 Boot External TPU protection on the outer ankle External TPU shift pad, slider and heel counter Integrated shank in the sole for extra rigidity Anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great boots
PostedFebruary 19, 2013
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Yamabob
From Morristown
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
On my previous bike, which was a small enduro, I used to just wear sneakers. Since I upgraded to a much bigger and faster sportsbike, I thought it was time to upgrade my riding gear.
I have never owned a riding boot, so I don't have anything to compare these to. But these boots are comfortable and are well ventilated. I was concerned about them not having laces and them being loose, but that's not the case, they fit securely and don't feel like they would come off in an accident.
Normally wear a size 11 in Nikes and 12 in Vans. After watching the video and reading other's reviews I went with size 45, which is a 10.5. They fit me perfectly.
Rides: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Atomic 3.0 Gloves Drum dyed leather and stretchable span/poly top Leather palm with padding and reinforcements High density knuckle protector High density padding on fingers Padded and reinforced thumb Breathable, perspiration wicking cuff
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Affordable glove that offers minimal protection
PostedFebruary 19, 2013
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Yamabob
From Morristown
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I recently purchased a blue Joe Rocket Alter Ego jacket and wanted gloves to match. I found these and they match pretty well.
The video and reviews said these are somewhat small and to order 1 size larger. I ordered the extra large. Although the gloves fit my hands well, the fingers are a bit long, especially the ring and pinky fingers. Other than that, not complaints.
Nice looking, affordable glove that offers minimal protection.
Rides: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket Drastic weather changes part of your daily ride Our authentic MetaSport II system is the all weather riding solution you've been waiting for. 100 waterproof treated outer layer that removes to reveal a fully armored high-flow FreeAir Mesh jacket beneath. 100 Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell Meta Sport II System Features a completely removable outer layer - That covers a complete mesh jacket underneath! Variable Flow Ventilation with waterproof zippers Sure Fit adjustable Waistband Pockets for optional C.E. Armor Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Outer Shell Folds into self contained Pouch Reflective Stripes FREE-AIR MESH JACKET - Inner Layer Heavy Duty Polyamide Free-Air Mesh Grade A C.E. Rated Protectors in Shoulders and Elbows Removable Spine Pad with Pocket for Optional C.E. Spine protector Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Removable Fleece Vest Warmth Liner Sure Fit adjustable Waist Reflective Stripes Pockets for Eye Glass and Face Shield Storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This jacket rocks!
PostedFebruary 4, 2013
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Yamabob
From Morristown
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm 6'1" and 215 lbs. I ordered a large and it fits perfectly. My only issue is the chest area bunches up a little while leaned forward on my sportsbike. Not sure if the slight bunching is actually a fitment issue or if the jacket's somewhat stiff material will eventually wear in and loosen up.
I have only had the chance to ride with the jacket 3-4 times. During my rides the temperature was 47-50 degrees and I have been happy with how warm the jacket keeps me while on the highway. Looking forward to seeing how cool it keeps me during the hot summer. Overall, very happy with this jacket so far.
Rides: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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GMAX GM54/GM67/GM78 LED Brake Light Kit LED brake light kit for the GMAX GM54, GM67 and GM78 helmets. Note For use with GMax GM67, BATTERY CASE KIT must also be purchased (sold separately).
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
It's ok.
PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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Yamabob
From Morristown
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased the GMAX GM78 Firestarter helmet and this light kit at the same time.
I was a bit nervous to start tearing into a brand new helmet to install the kit, but I took my time and used care not to damage anything while installing the kit.
Installation wasn't difficult. Took me about an hour from start to finish.
It's been working flawlessly for about 3 weeks with no issues. My only complaint is with the clips that hold the clear plastic light cover on; they don't really snap too firmly in place. It's never come loose, but I still don't trust it.
Rides: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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GMax GM78 Firestarter Helmet Features Lightweight DOT approved thermo-plastic ploy alloy shell New integtrated multi-function red LED rear light with three distinct settings steady on, slow flash, and rapid flash GMax adjustable Dual Exhaust Venting System top, side, and rear venting reduces fogging and sweating by allowing hot air to escape from the mouth area and top of head Adjustable chin vent directs air upward across the inside of the shield to help reduce fogging Interior and styro designed for controlled air flow New inner flip tint sun lens with the best anti-fog coating available today Inner flip shield is easily raised or lowered with a lever located on the exterior of the helmet Hard coated outer lens for longer lasting clear view Large eye-port for improved range of vision Removable, washable interior and cheek pads Deluxe ear pockets for better fit and comfort Built in speaker pockets for communication systems Excellent shield sealing reduces unwanted air and noise Optional wireless LED brake light available
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Decent helmet for the price.
PostedJanuary 28, 2013
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Yamabob
From Morristown
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Using the sizing chart, I ordered a small. It fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too loose.
It isn't as heavy as other helmets I have owned and the chin strap is pretty comfortable. It has a number of features found on much more expensive helmets. I am really digging the internal sun shield and the LED light on the back.
Overall, it's a pretty good helmet. The feel and finish is not what you'd find on the "expensive" helmets but if you are looking for an affordable, DOT approved helmet with great features, this ones a winner.
Rides: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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