AlphaM796
 
 
 
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    February 5, 2013
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    May 26, 2015
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Dainese Axial Pro In Boots The Axial Pro In Boots is the maximum expression of the Dainese technology and experience applied to a boot that offers the rider the highest levels of safety, comfort and functionality. Constructed of Lorica, D-Stone fabric, and leather, inside it displays the D-Axial system in Carbon and Kevlar, developed to reduce the risk of twisting the ankle and provide greater protection in case of impact in synergy with the sole, the shock absorbing heel, and the steel insert at the heel. Stainless steel sliders and nylon toe and outsole offer the rider additional elements of safety. Equipped with an interior tightening strap that helps avoid fracture and sliding off of the boot, and with the possibility for fastening to the inside of the pants, the Dainese Axial Pro In Boots become a perfect whole with the suit in order to reduce the risk of getting caught on foreign objects in case of fall and to improve riding precision, thanks to reduced dimensions, lower weight, and better aerodynamics. Protection D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in Carbon and Kevlar Nylon toe Polypropylene insert behind the tibia TPU heel counter Nylon heel Metal inserts on the heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Strap on top of foot Ergonomics and Comfort Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Split leather inserts on the internal side Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with velcro Closing with zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner Other Suit to boot fastening system Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid boots and homemade velcro covers.
PostedMay 26, 2015
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
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These are solid in-boots. They do take a bit to break in but once you do they are comfy. All the features make this boot easy to get in and out of. They are a perfect match for my Dainese racing leathers but I also wear them with jeans and other riding pants. The velcro on the boots is always exposed so when you ride with pants that do not have the velcro to secure them you end up picking up all sorts of lint and having your pants getting stuck high on the boots. I made some velcro covers to place over the boot's velcro when not needing them(see photos) and now these boots are spot on..no issues at all. I used one-sided velcro with stick-on fasteners and fastened black leather straps to the outside, then cut to shape. Dainese should have provided these for us but it was a quick and cheap fix for me.
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese X-Strike Gloves Someone over at Dainese has been watching Terminator II Judgment Day a lot and we like it. The Dainese X Strike Gloves feature a T-1000 inspired Ergo-Tek knuckle, polyurethane inserts on the joints of the fingers and palm, as well as Daineses distortion control finger connection and TPU sliders. The XStrike also blends a cowhide leather construction with a reinforced Amica suede palm, making them terminator tough and ensuring you'll be back (insert Arnold voice) if you ever have to use this glove's protective features. Protection Ergo-Tek knuckles Polyurethane insert on the joints of the fingers and palm Distortion Control on little finger TPU inserts on side of little finger Gloves certified to CE - Cat. II - Pr-EN 13594/21 lev. 1 Main Materials Cowhide leather Amica suede palm Reinforced palm Ergonomics and Comfort Precurved fingers Microelastic elasticated inserts Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Super Comfort wrist Perforation on inner side of finger Perforated back Other Features Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Michael Jackson Bad...yes that good!
PostedMay 4, 2015
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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First I think it’s important to preface this by stating that I ride a Ducati Monster with Rizoma Sportline Billet grips. These X-Strike gloves are pretty sweet. They have met my 3 main criteria that I was looking for in my next short cuff glove. Comfort, protection and quality of leather.
The comfort and feel of these gloves has been amazing. In my experience, the pinky was the one area that needed some break-in but nothing a few rides didn’t cure. The suede palms with strategically reinforced/cushioned areas has been a ‘pampering’ experience. While the palm is super soft and comfy, I am concerned with the durability of the suede with regards to my grips. As you can see in the image, select areas of the palm and fingers are getting rougher than others. Over time, I hope the suede holds together with more usage.
The combination of the leather and suede is a nice touch for quality but I would have preferred a natural colored Kangaroo leather palm instead of suede. I do like how they are starting to mold to my hands.
The X-strike is so comfy that it’s easy to forget about the protection. The Ergo-Tek knuckles are light and the movement is natural that you forget they are there. Having the slider on the heel of the palm is reassuring if I ever need to test out friction.
My second concern would be the cuff/strap. Initially it’s a tight fit but does stretch out slightly with use. It would be nice to be able to have a thicker strap and more Velcro secure it with as mentioned in the original video.
Overall, these gloves met my criteria and more importantly give me peace of mind to focus on the ride and not my gear.
Just to tell you once again…
Who's bad?
Rides: 2013 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Run with the Bulls Jeans 12oz. Pre-Distressed Denim Premium DuPont Kevlar Reinforced Knee and Seat Knee Stretch Panel Relaxed Fit Boot Cut
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great pair of jeans, slightly longer than advertised
PostedFebruary 11, 2013
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Although these jeans are a little longer than advertised, I believe it's so that you can flip the bottom cuff up for style. I purchased the black pair. While the black denim image on this site appears like a very dark blue denim, it is truly black with a slight faded and khaki seams. As far as style these jeans are right up there with some of the higher branded "D's." The seated & knee areas have extra protection which thankfully don't stand out or add any weird bulk.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-20 Drypack The Kriega US-20 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 20 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack and courier bag. The Kriega US-20 motorcycle bag comes equipped with removable shoulder and waist straps. It can be carried courier style, on or off the bike. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Anti-slip mesh base also doubles as a pocket to store the shoulder waist straps, or other items, when the US-20 is attached to the motorcycle. The shoulder strap connects to the large D-rings at each end of the pack and the waist strap connects to 2 x tuck-away buckles at the corners of the mesh-pocket. The Kriega US-20 dry pack motorcycle tailpack is designed to work perfectly with pretty much any motorcycle, via a super secure attachment to the sub-frame. The pack is easily attached/removed by 4 x quick-release buckles, and no extra bungees or rain covers are required. The Kriega dry bag US-20 tail pack utilizes the latest generation of fitting straps. US Alloy Hook Straps allow tailpack combinations of up to 90-liters to be carried with confidence and convenience. Easy on/off with no loose straps remaining. Custom CNC milled, aircraft grade, 6061-T6 alloy hooks attach to the four discreet web loops located on the frame of the bike. Fitting method is particularly suitable for traditional one-piece motorcycle seats and bolt-on seat pads/racks, as well as standard seats. US packs can be mounted inline or across the seat. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Kriega US-20 dry pack features 100 waterproof main-body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam inner liner 420D nylon ripstop - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc quick-release buckles YKK water-resistant zip on side pocket Side access zip pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket Shoulder waist straps US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 20-liter capacity (H)15.7 x (W)10.2 x (D)7.5 inches
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Speaks for itself
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My only concern was how much "stuff" would i be able to fit in the US-20. After doing some research on tips&tricks to packing your stuff, I easily fit a weekend's worth of stuff and extra shoes. Vaccuming the air out of my Zip-Lock bags #by sitting on them# helped store more clothes than I could have imagined. I even included my Rainsuit in the pack. Quality of the material speaks for itself, and being able to add more bags later on, made this a no brainer buy. Installing on the Duc M796 was effortless.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Monster 796
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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 Dainese Sickle Gloves
Dainese Sickle Gloves
Dainese Sickle Gloves The colors of the landscape are blurred by speed, the road twists up a hill, and the sound of air sucking beneath the tank accompanies every turn of the accelerator. Designed for lovers of naked motorcycles with a careful eye to quality and technique, Sickle is constructed in goatskin with a reinforced palm in Pittards leather that ensures a superior grip on the handlebars thermoplastic resin inserts protect the knuckles. With perforation on the back of the hand and at the sides of the fingers, this summer glove ensures the correct flow of air to the hand for optimum ventilation. Protection Inserts in polyurethane on knuckles Ergonomics and Comfort Goatskin leather Palm reinforcement in Pittards leather Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Pre-curved finger Airprene cuff Perforated back Perforation on inner side of finger
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
When they say summer glove..they mean it!
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought this glove as I was looking for a short simple black glove. I made the mistake of riding with these at night as the temps dropped...unlike my other summer gloves, the air flow seems to start right through the seams of the fingertips. During the warm months that same air flow perfectly directs the air into my jacket sleeve and helps keeps me cool. Extra padding on the top of the palm would be nice, instead it has extra grip.
Rides: 2012 Ducati Monster 796
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 Optional Kriega 3 Liter Hydrapak + Tube avaliable (sold separately) 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
Are you sure it didn't fly off?
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I recently used this R25 backpack on a 4 hr cold and windy road trip. I loaded the R25, with my 15inch laptop, Ipad, external HD + case, power cords, over the head USB headset, notepad, pens, water/food, extra helment shield and a big BUCK Knife. I had plenty of room for more but the best thing about it was that I couldn't even feel it on my back when riding or walking around. The straps make it easy to put on even with a fully armored leather jacket. The securing snaps made it easy to lock and unlock while wearing gloves. The design really does keep the weight off your shoulders and back so much that I did have to check to see if it was still on my back in the dark. I did have to unsnap the bottom lock in order to get to the side pocket of my jacket but I didn't mind. One other aspect, was that it fit perfectly with the US-20 on the tail. It didnt interfere when sitting up or any other time. Great product overall!
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Arai Corsair V Solid Helmet The Arai Corsair V Helmet proves again that Arais main focus is the experienced rider who knows what a real helmet should do and have. It doesnt fling fashion at you it advanced the art of building better helmets for riders. Its improvements and innovations reach down to the smallest details. Why Partly obsession. Partly because Arai believes every part of a helmet is interrelated in both design and function. We dont believe in change for the sake of change, fad, or marketing shock value. Features Newly designed shell with Hyper-Ridge around the bottom enhances shell strength while providing a larger bottom opening Larger bottom opening promotes ease of putting on and taking off the helmet Peripheral belting across the forehead area of the shell enhances structural integrity while maintaining flexibility, low weight and shell size Larger upper vent tabs make operating the vents easier even with thick winter gloves New Arai SAI shield with Super AdSis shield system New SAI shield is 5mm longer in each side and provides a wider field of view New SAI shield and base plates are exclusive to Corsair V helmets Latest generation of Dry Cool line has a new silver-grey color Rear mounting straps are slightly re-positioned exclusively to the Corsair V Neckroll is removable and has additional exhaust channels to remove interior heat Cheek pads have the exclusive Emergency Release Tab feature Newly designed side exhaust cowls exhaust heat as well as add lateral stability at speed Enhanced air inlets of the new DF-9 diffuser increase airflow efficiency Brow vents now duct air into the temple area and out the side vents for maximum cooling Exclusive AirWing provides unprecedented aerodynamic performance with 5 distinct positions DOT approved Snell M2010 Certified
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Lighter in weight and more visibility
PostedFebruary 5, 2013
Customer avatar
AlphaM796
From Austin
State:TX
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Compared to my Arai RX-7RR4, this helmet is lighter, has a wider area of visibility and increased air flow. Again compared to the RX-7RR4, I find the Corsair-V has a more open area around the nose and mouth. This could be a good or bad thing depending on your personal preference. Like someone mentioned earlier, riding in colder weather did prove that the air flow and open area around the face can be an issue. I too had to resort to a face mask and keeping the head tilted down to minimize the cold air. Riding with the mask, made for a much more enjoyable ride with the helmet. Frost Black looks great!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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