Marine57
 
 
 
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    February 14, 2013
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    December 5, 2014
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Alpinestars WR3 Gore-Tex Gloves The Alpinestars WR-3 Glove is an all-weather touring glove and is both 100 waterproof and highly breathable, featuring advanced TPU molded knuckle protection housed within the leather main body construction for robust and durable performance. Double wrist closure and accordion flex panels give the rider enhanced fit, security and feel. Features Technical Gore-Tex glove designed to be worn over jacket sleeves Full Leather main body construction TPU knuckle protector housed within leather construction Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around little finger in the event of a slide New easy in/out lining with thermal backhand and reduced palm for improved grip and comfort TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems Retro reflective areas for greater night visibility Helmet visor wipe s trip mounted on left thumb Note TPR finger stylus works with pressure-sensitive touch screens and will not work with heat-sensitive touch screens, such as those on iPhone and Android phones.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Warmest Alpinestars gloves for me
PostedDecember 5, 2014
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I upgraded my gear this fall to make my 20 - 25 commutes for comfortable in the 40s. My fingers and toes get cold quickly. I got the Alpinestars Sierra Gore-Tex XCR Boots to make my feet happy so I wanted Alpinestars winter gloves to match. I tried the Apex Drystar, Polar Gore-Tex and WR-3 Gore-Tex. Apex look and feel great but being fabric have far too much ventilation to be considered a winter glove. I upgraded to the Polar and again too much fabric on the fingers providing too much air flow. The Apex were little cold when I tried them shoveling snow. The WR-3 have full leather fingers and I really should have bought them instead of the Polar but I tried to save some money.
I did a 25 minute test ride, 37 degree F air temp and it started to rain the last few minutes. This was a good test because it's colder than I usually ride and was getting up 50 mph which is faster than my usual commute speed of around 30. Between 15 to 20 minutes I could feel the chill and by the time I got home my fingers were colder than I like but bearable.
As for what size to get, the reviews all say Astars glove are a size too small. For me they are at least two. North Face ski gloves, I wear XL and they are perfect. My Teknic street gloves are XXL and are perfect. I tried the Apex and Polar in XXL and they are far too tight. The fingers were not long enough and the palm too narrow. I went with XXXL for the WR-3. The XXXL provides the air grab you need to trap warm air and don't feel I lost any dexterity over the XXL Polar.
In summary, if you want the right Astars glove to keep your hands warm into the 30 degree weather the WR-3 are a good choice. I suggest going up two sizes to taken advantage of the Gore-Tex shell and added lining. And get them before they are gone with the close out prices!!!!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei RF-1200 Dominance Helmet Dominating the sport helmet market, the Shoei RF 1200 Dominance Helmet represents years of development and evolution of the Shoei RF Helmet series, distilled into one of the most advanced sport helmets available. The RF1200 has evolved through both wind tunnel testing and on-track rider feedback into a helmet that is light-weight, quiet and most of all extremely safe. Slim And Light Weight Design One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know its there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup. Shell Construction The new slim design of the Shoei RF-1200, with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the helmet on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell. Quietness Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example. Shield System The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the helmet help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments. Ventilation A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner. Features Four shell sizes Dual density EPS liner Superior ventilation 3D Max-Dry System II Liner E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System Neatly secure chin strap Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert Includes breath guard and chin curtain Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the RF-1200 Dominance Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Small shell, light, and comfortable.
PostedJuly 13, 2014
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Very Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Narrow
Wide
Switched to the RF1200 after using Bell RS-1 and Stars the past few seasons. Why? I looked like a bobble head because the shells are so large, even in a medium helmet. Also the Bell Star is painfully loud and too large for a medium. After buying my Bells I watched all video reviews and get the impression they are more for the track and I'm basically a commuter. The video reviews for the RF1200 are pretty much dead. Smaller shell, nice snug fit, very quiet, and great field of vision. I think there could be more or better ventilation. Also, getting the visor to open up just a crack is harder than it should be. Bell has a better feature for that. If you have a long oval head like mine you may find your jaw brushing the inside of the helmet and you may need to remove the nose guard. The helmet does come with one pinlock lens which wasn't advertised when I bought it.
Rides: 2013 Honda CBR 500 R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Ready Faceshield for RF-1200 Helmets The CWR-1 Pinlock Face Shield provides a vast field of vision that rivals other face shields. In addition to protecting against 99 of the suns damaging UV rays, the CWR-1 face shield offers a distortion-free view throughout the entire range thanks to Shoei's 3D injection-molding process. Additionally, innovative new ribs on the top and bottom edge of the shield improve rigidity and eliminate the bending that may occur from wind pressure and during the opening and closing process, and an improved shield locking mechanism rounds out Shoei's most advanced shield system to date. Optional Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Lens available . Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
You may not need Photochromic shield.
PostedJuly 13, 2014
Customer avatar
Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I'm mostly a commuter and get to drive into the sun too and from work. I switched from Bell to Shoei helmets. With my Bell and their transitions shield I still needed sunglasses when going into direct sunlight so I needed a tinted visor for my new RF1200 until the Photochromic. At Revzilla's suggestion I got a Dark Smoke and now I don't think I need the Photochromic. If the Dark Smoke visor is dark as the Photochromic then I can't do any better. The visor isn't too dark on cloudy days but haven't ridden at dusk yet. For pure night riding I still have my clear visor.
Rides: 2013 Honda CBR 500 R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Rear Tires Sport-touring riders constitute a very experienced and savvy sector of the motorcycling scene, and they continue to place a premium on multiple tire expectations Outstanding wet-weather performance, linear and responsive handling traits, traction characteristics on par with sport tires and extended tread life - all in one tire. All of these qualities were present in the popular first-generation Roadsmart, and now these virtues have been elevated in the new Roadsmart II to create a higher level of performance for the long-haul crowd. Immediately evident is the new tread pattern on both front and rear Dunlop Roadsmart 2 Tires. The front tire still incorporates Dunlops readily recognized cosecant-curve groove pattern. The shape and placement of these grooves are newly designed to promote even tire wear up front, and they also stiffen the pattern for reduced tire squirm and extended tire life. Additional grooves also help improve wet-weather performance thanks to a greater sea-to-land ratio that helps promote water dispersion. Features New tread rubber compounds include silica to help deliver impressive performance in wet conditions while also extending wear New cosecant-curve tread pattern helps promote even tire wear and stiffens the pattern for reduced tire squirm and extended tire longevity Increased tread depth further promotes water channeling while also extending tire mileage MT Multi-Tread rear tire incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire tread and a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder to enhance cornering performance and provide class-leading grip and feel Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) intuitively allows greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides remarkably linear steering at various lean angles, and puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles, for enhanced grip and handling
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Replacement for Honda OEM tire
PostedJuly 9, 2013
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have a Honda CBR500R with a Dunlop D222. Pickup a 1 1/4" bolt dead center in the tread. Moto only had 500 miles and I wasn't going to ride around with a plugged tire. The D222 is the OEM model for Honda. Research found the Roadsmart II as the best replacement for the D222. I have about 50 miles on the Roadsmart, 10 in the rain, and don't have any complaintments. I don't notice a difference. Nice ride, good grip. Time will tell on the treadlife. If you're looking to replace your Honda or Kawi NInja 650 OEMs this is the tire.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell Star Spirit Helmet Designed and developed for maximum performance on the track, the Star Helmet also comes with a myriad of features which make it a perfect choice for any rider with sporting intentions. Constructed with a lightweight TriMatrix Composite Shell, the Star comes equipped with premium features like Bells Velocity Flow Ventilation with FlowAdjust which offers exceptional vent and temperature control, and Contour Cut Cheekpads that provide superior fit and comfort. Add in Bells easy-to-use and change 3Mode Shield with ClickRelease and youre looking at a winner, on or off the track. Features Velocity Flow Ventilation system with FlowAdjust for maximum Ventilation and temperature control Super stable aerodynamic signature resists buffeting and lift Lightweight TriMatrix Composite Shell- Kevlar/Carbon/Fiberglass blend Contour Cut Cheekpads for superior fit and comfort 3Mode Shield for instant on-bike shield adjustments, and ClickRelease for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever Integrated speaker pockets for audio speakers NutraFog II superior anti-fog, anti-scratch and UV protected shield Removable and washable interior for maximum comfort Exclusive Magnefusion magnetic strap keeper (Patent Pending) Padded chin strap with D-ring closure Five-year warranty Snell M2010 and DOT Certified Note Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Excellent upgrade over RS-1
PostedJune 10, 2013
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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I got the Star Spirit blue, white, and red in medium to upgrade over my medium RS-1 basically cause I wanted a helmet to match my new CBR. The video review is very concise so I'll just add to it. Size is the biggest thing to think about. My RS-1 has 40mm cheek pads and it's very snug. I had to get the 55mm Bell Star X-Static Cheek Pads for the Spirit and it's as close as I can get it to snug. You have to see the helmet to really appreicate the angular and aerodynamics compared to the smoother shape of a RS-1. It's loud like everyone has said and good airflow. I was pulling up my visor often to scratch my nose due to the airflow. There is a lot of room in the chin area. If tucked my chin doesn't hit the inside of the helmet, the chin is low to give more protection and the chin skirt comes close to my throat. I rode 100 miles and I didn't feel anything in my neck until about the last 15 miles. No pain after the ride. I'm very happy with the Star and I think you will be too, just make sure it's the right fit for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Bell RS-1 Cataclysm Helmet
4.7 out of 5(10)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Teknic Chicane Textile Jacket
Teknic Chicane Textile Jacket
Teknic Chicane Textile Jacket Garment Type Sport style short jacket with 15 degree forward arm rotation New Features Increased night time visibility Bicep snap arm adjusters Fore-arm snap adjusters Rear vent adjuster Waterproofing Powerskin II, Waterproof / Breathable Z Liner System Outer Shell Materials 600D Cordura Inner Materials Taffeta Lining. (bonded to the Powerskin II material) Venting 2x 10 Underarm zipper vents 1x Large Upper Back Exhaust Vent Removable Liner Vest zip out, quilted taffeta liner with 5oz polyfill insulation Armour / Fitment type Knox CE elbow protectors fitted in Lining Pockets Knox CE shoulder protectors in lining pockets Spine Guard included Armorshield Spine Guard Specific Details Safety stitch system Snap belt loop connector All zips are genuine Japanese YKK Reflective 3M detail Snap adjustment cuffs Snap secured collar 2x Hand-warmer pockets 1x Baseball cap pocket 1x Interior pocket with earphone entry
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very good two season jacket
PostedMay 1, 2013
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had this jacket for a year, it's my first riding jacket. Was suggested to me as a three season jacket. I have a 44" which is perfect for my wide shoulders and long arms but at 6' and thin it's baggy in the abs and waist, but I'm not complaining. It has a removable liner and zipper vents on the back and under the arms. The jacket is great for Spring and Fall from the mid 40s F to high 70s low 80s F. The 40s you'll be needing two layers, I usually have a t-shirt and an Under Amour type shirt. In the 60s to 70s you'll be opening the vents and removing the liner. Higher 70s to 80s you'll start sweating, especially if it's humid. The material in the forearms is kind of slick so it will get damp in warm weather and I suggest airing it out. I've been caught in the rain and it didn't bother me. For this summer I got a Teknic Super Mesh. Worn it a couple times and I highly suggest that for the summer. I'm really happy with Teknic gear and one of the best things about their jackets is your not stuck with S, M, L, etc...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Spidi X-Ultra Shoe A high top, technical sport-style riding shoe with vented microfiber construction - great for warm weather riding. Features External vented microfiber 3D inner mesh for easier transpiration Composite insole Reinforced areas made of polyurethane on heel, malleolus and shift padding Shock absorber heel protection Rubber slider Lace and Velcro closure Vulcanized rubber sole Reflective zones
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for three season riding and more
PostedApril 20, 2013
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is my first pair of boots and I love them. I've had them for a year. I have wide feet and they fit perfectly, very snug and lots of support around the ankles. They took almost no time to break in. I'm lucky enough to wear jeans to work so I leave my boots because they're so comfortable. I've even worn them for driving on a cross country because the rounded heel is great for resting your foot.
Even though the boots are vented they are great for Spring and Fall. Around the low 40s they get a bit chilly. I also don't experience my feet slipping on the pegs at all.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Teknic Supervent Mesh Jacket
Teknic Supervent Mesh Jacket
Teknic Supervent Mesh Jacket Shell Material Nylon mesh and 600D Cordura Inner materials Removable Hydroguard waterproof liner Airtex anti-bacterial, non-allergenic nylon mesh Protection Knox Lite CE elbow armor in exterior armor pockets Knox Lite CE shoulder armor in lining pockets Foam padding in clavicles, ribcage, upper and lower spine and upper arm Armorshield spine guard in lining pocket Additional Features 8 zipper and snap belt loop connectors All zips are genuine Japanese YKK Soft touch tricot lined collar with neoprene rolled edge Low profile sport style collar Reflective 3M rear piping detail Snap adjustable, upper and lower arm cinch systems Hook n loop adjustment on hem and cuffs Hook n loop secured collar Two hand warmer pockets Interior mesh document pocket Please Note Jacket features a Velcro zipper flap as opposed to the snap zipper flap pictured in product photos.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Can't wait for warm weather
PostedFebruary 14, 2013
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Marine57
From Philadelphia
State:PA
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Last summer was my first one riding. I wanted a 3 season jacket and I got the Teknic textile Chicane on my shops suggestion. I have a 44, it fits me perfect at 6', 180 lbs, 44" chest, 17/18" neck, and 34/35" arm for all my specs. I like the jacket a lot but it's too hot for my in the summer, it doesn't let enough air through. So while shopping around I found Revzilla had the mesh version for a good price and an incredibily helpful video review that was spot on to the jacket I received. I like the lighter padding and it has a removalable rain liner. The fits is nearly identical to the textile. The length over the jacket to my waste is maybe an inch shorter than the textile. The only thing I'm concerned about is the velcro enclosures are the wrist. They should be longer because my option is to have the wrist closed all the way. I have thin wrists, around 8" so someone with thicker wrists may not be able to close the wrist all the way. I haven't been able to try it yet, way too cold in PA, but I have hopes.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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