Motts
 
 
 
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    March 14, 2013
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Icon Alliance Solid Helmet The Icon Alliance Solid Helmet is the spirited refinement of the original Alliance SSR Helmet, its predecessor. The new Icon Alliance Helmet improves upon the original design in some key ways making it a good option for a mid-price range sport helmet. Nothing beats a solid color to emphasize the styling of a helmet and the Icon Alliance is available in a variety of colors and a Rubatone matte or gloss finish that gives the rider choice in their simplicity. This kick ass helmet packs a lot of bang for your buck which is why it is one of our favorites. All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN) safety and testing standards. Does not ship with SAI OR SG Certification stickers unless purchased from an authorized dealer in that country. Wind tunnel tested and refined Molded twin channel supervent for increased cooling Rear exhaust ports prevent heat buildup Injection molded polycarbonate shell for strength Long oval headform Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Chin venting system reduces shield fogging Fully removable/washable Hydradry interior Quick-change for-free proshield with sideplates Prolock shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Inexpensive and comfortable
PostedSeptember 17, 2013
Customer avatar
Motts
From SLC
State:UT
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is my second helmet ever, previously had an ugly, second hand Shoei X-12 size large. I bought a white Alliance in medium. I've been wearing it nearly everyday commuting all summer on my Suzuki SV650S. Fit is great for my oval head and liner is super comfy.
I can't feel the airflow directly, but stay pretty cool, even in 100 degree weather. Internal chin vent adjusters are a joke, but the whole piece pulls out of chin bar, providing more airflow and easily goes back in.
I bought a dark tint shield so I can skip sunglasses. Both shields seem pretty fog free, though it hasn't been too cold yet. Switching shields is pretty straightforward, but the side plates are difficult and seem like they may break pins. I just run clear shield without side plates.
Drawbacks - pretty loud at speed, even though the neck rolll fits better than my old helmet. It seems like noise comes through shell. Occasionally whistles, maybe because side wind? The shield lock is pretty stiff. I don't lock it in traffic where I'll be opening and closing frequently. There seems to be a lot of air that comes up under chin bar.
All in all, it's good buy for a solid helmet.
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 Schoeller DYNATECH with intergrated 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-litre capacity 520mm(H) x 300mm(W) x 160(D) mm
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Quality bag, but not perfect.
PostedJune 17, 2013
Customer avatar
Motts
From SLC
State:UT
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought this bag mainly for carrying lunch and a change of clothes to work.
Pros: It's very high quality and looks great. I expect it should last a long time.
Lunch and a change of clothes fit easily and the compression straps keep everything tight.
Cons: Access to the pockets requires unclipping the compression straps.
Straps are comfy, but cover a lot of your chest and block airflow.
Remember to zip your jacket up, because once harness is buckled, you won't be able to zip up or down your jacket.
Bag is also on the heavy side.
In case you care, it does fit into a rather small rectangular locker, but just barely.
All in all, I like this bag, but for short trips and just around town, a cheaper bag would do just as well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Anfibio Cafe Boots The challenges on the North Circular, trips down to the beach in Brighton, nights in the clubs where rockers hang out in their leather jackets, badges, and grease. This heavy-duty boot with the unmistakable style of the boots of the time is dedicated to the magic of the 60s and the Cafe Racer world and has been revised with modern technical solutions. Made in cowhide with split leather inserts, the Cafe Boot features nylon inserts over the ankle and a breathable double jersey mesh liner under a vintage look to satisfy even the most technical and demanding rockers. Protection Nylon ankle guard Polyurethane inserts on heel and toebox Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide upper Split leather inserts with rubber finishing Closing with laces Temperature adjustment Double jersey airgap liner Other Non-slip rubber sole Gear shift guard
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tons of style
PostedMarch 14, 2013
Customer avatar
Motts
From SLC
State:UT
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought these boots for commuting around town and to go out without looking like a superhero. These are great looking boots. They're not quite all day comfortable yet, but should break in. Soles are made for protection, not walking comfort. The laces are inconvenient for switching shoes when I get to work so I'll probably still buy some standard boots for commuting and weekend rides. The only other moto boots I've used were MX boots and these are not that protective, but far more protective than any low boot or non-moto specific boot.
Pros: well made, very stylish, enough protection for around town.
Cons: laces take forever, stock insole is pretty crummy
Yes, I recommend this product.
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