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    April 1, 2013
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    June 2, 2013
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Spidi Track Wind Perforated Leather Jacket The Spidi Track Wind is the lighter weight, Summer version of the Track jacket. It's made of 1.2mm cowhide leather, wide perforated leather panels for maximum ventilation and Tenax Flex joints on the shoulder blades. Features Full grain cowhide leather (1.2mm thickness) Perforations throughout make this a great summer leather jacket Mesh inner liner EN 1621-1 certified Force-Tech protectors on shoulders and elbows (Test Report 23.4 kN) Flex Tenax areas in shoulders, arms and chest for a perfect fit Straps for optimum volume adjustment on the sides 360 degree zipper for attaching to Spidi pants Clip system to join the trousers Accommodates a Warrior Back Protector Level 1 or Level 2 (sold separately) Compatible with Warrior Chest Protector (sold separately) Neoprene inserts on neck area Reflective areas for night riding Can accept the Spidi H2OUT Waterproof liner and the Thermo Liner (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
sweet jacket! you should get one!
PostedJune 2, 2013
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torquemaster
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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
This jacket is a great product. The leather looks wonderful and smooth. The perforation flows air nicely from front to back. I really feel the air flow! The arms don't get much air though. The jacket is definitely a slim fit. I do wish the coat tail was longer as it would cover more of my lower back to butt area when in the crouch position. Other than that, I love it. The price is on the higher side for a jacket but the quality and protective features make it worth it. It doesn't come with a back protector but I use my own. You can always buy their back protector insert. The airflow won't beat a mesh jacket but the looks and protection sure do! I am a size 40 in a dress suit and I bought a size 52. There is enough space for me to wear two long sleeve shirts and my back protector. There isn't enough space for a sweater or the optional chest protector. Plan ahead and buy a larger size if you want to wear more underneath. I highly recommend this jacket. You can't go wrong!
Rides: 2002 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
+4points
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 Dainese Knee V Guard
Dainese Knee V Guard
Protection Autonomous knee protector with support straps Homologation Knee and shin EN 1621-1 Sold as a pair Patent Chest and neck protector (Community Designs n 000528153) Biomechanical protector (PCT Patent Peding)
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
good protection. very uncomfortable.
PostedJune 2, 2013
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torquemaster
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The protection is great. Covers the whole shin and knee. I like the look but I wear them under jeans so no sees them anyway. The Velcro straps don't bother me but the top strap is a little uncomfortable because it it more narrow then the shin straps. It seems to dig in a little in my leg. The biggest problem is the fabric around the knee is sewn with the fabric straight. When I bend my knee to sit on my bike, the fabric folds and digs into my skin. Plus, it is a harder material and hurts as it leave marks. Kind of hard to focus on cornering when it hurts around my knees. Figment is fine and I am sure these will fit most people unless you have huge legs.
I do not recommend these guards as they are very uncomfortable to wear. I have only used them a few times and have yet to see if they soften up. But for now, I would suggest trying another guard instead.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki SV650
No, I do not recommend this product.
+3points
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 Dainese TRQ Race Out Boots
Dainese TRQ Race Out Boots
Dainese TRQ-Race Out Boots D-Axial jointed anti-ankle twist back system in TPU Nylon toe TPU rear shinguard's TPU heelcounter Nylon heel Shock absorption insert on the heel Lorica uppers D-Stone fabric Elasticated bellows Internal regulation with Velcro closing with the zipper at the back Double jersey airgap liner High grip TPU inserts Padded insert for gear shifter guard Soft inserts Setscrew wrench supplied Non-slip sole with differentiated design Replaceable plastic slider (1999885 Stainless Steel Boot Slider Kit, 1996252 Plastic Slider Kit. 08)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great product great style
PostedJune 2, 2013
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torquemaster
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
These boots are wonderful! I was looking for a boot with a hinge system which didn't break the bank. This fit the bill and the style is great. Everyone says these boots are too narrow but I think the are just fine. I wear a size 13 and ordered the 47. The fit is just right and not too narrow. I would rate the width as normal. The single zipper makes it a snap to put on. I ordered all black as I wanted something which didn't scream race boot. Looks great with jeans! These boot don't breathe at all. Kind of like wearing dress shoes. If you ride in high heat areas, you may want to consider a perforated boot instead. Otherwise, I highly recommend these boots!
Rides: 2002 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts Created to be worn under a pair of motocross pants to provide protection for offroad riding, skiing or downhill MTB, Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Short delivers performance, safety and comfort. Features Protective yet extremely comfortable and flexible under pants Lycra and mesh base construction Ventilated, Bio-foam padding on hip, thigh and tailbone area for provides comfortable yet highly effective impact protection Hard PU inserts reinforce the thigh and tailbone areas for additional impact and abrasion resistance
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great protection at a resonable cost
PostedJune 1, 2013
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torquemaster
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I wear jeans and wanted something to give me some impact protection. The shorts fit great and are comfortable enough to wear all day. I can't really comment on air flow as usually the bike blocks the crotch area and there isn't much air in that area. The legs openings are a tad tight but you get used to it. The silicone around the legs holds the pants well. The tailbone padding isn't noticeable if you sit on a padded seat. You do feel it when sitting on a hard seat.
Sizing, I wear a 36 jean and got the large. Fit is spot on and not tight or loose.
I highly recommend these shorts especially if you wear jeans to ride. No reason to end up with a hip injury.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki SV650
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Manis Back Protector The Manis Back Protector offers CE Level 2 Protection and the most advanced design characterizes this innovative back protector that breaks the classic design pattern and sets new ergonomic standards. Innovative construction solutions give the protector 3 more degrees of freedom than protectors of the past, thus allowing it to closely replicate all the shapes of the human back in typical motorcycle racing positions. The protector is capable of extending or retracting by bending, in this way following the movements of the torso. It is also able to bend and twist to follow the lateral bending movements of the body. The composite sandwich is the result of Dainese's 30 years of experience in the design of back protectors, the external plates with controlled elastic return movement are made of polypropylene and coupled to the Crash Absorb. A final layer of comfort material ensures precise coupling with the surface anatomy of the back. The protector is characterized by large perforations and very small surfaces in contact with the body to provide maximum thermal comfort, while the lightweight design completes the design harmony of this revolutionary back protection system. Protection Back protector certified according to the standard EN1621.2/2003 ( Level 2 ) Articulated external plates with controlled mobility, made of polypropylene with perforated and corrugated structure. Inner core in perforated Crash absorb Localized comfort padding Ergonomics and Comfort Back protector with 4 degrees of freedom 1 - Longitudinal stretch 2 - Longitudinal bending 3 - Torsion 4 - Lateral bending controlled by special tensioners External perforated plates Crash Absorb perforated absorption material Reduced contact area Sizing Sizing is dependent on both height and chest circumference. Height is measured from your shoulders to your natural waist, which will determine which Type is necessary. Chest circumference is measured at the widest point around your chest, usually just under the arm pits. Shoulder to waist length determines Type Type 49 14.75-16.5 (37.5cm-42cm) Type 55 16.15-17.75 (41cm - 45cm) Type 59 17.3-18.9 (44cm-48cm) Type 65 18.5-20.5 (47cm-52cm) Chest circumference determines Size Size SM 37 (94cm) Size MD 39.4 (100cm) Size LG 41.7 (106cm) Size XL 43.4 (110cm) Other Adjustable and removable straps Adjustable lumbar strip with double Velcro Note Depending on size, Back Protector will have more or fewer segments than image shown.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product and great protection!
PostedApril 23, 2013
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torquemaster
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This protector is a sandwich of different materials. The outside is hard plastic and inside uses firm foam then soft foam to touch the body. The joints connect together using some form of rubber. Only time will tell if it will last. This construction is different then their other back protectors which use an aluminium honeycomb to absorb impact. With the firm foam style, this may be usable with more than one impact assuming the unit holds together. The connectors across the chest and around the stomach are adjustable. The straps which go over the shoulders are not adjustable.
Sizing: I am 6'3 and 40" chest. I bought the type 59 size M. I could have gotten away with a large as well but the medium offers a ridiculously large waist size I guess if you have a gut. When worn, the length is perfect for me. It goes a little past the belt area of jeans.
I gave it a good rating for bang for the buck due to cost. Great product but lots of other options at this price point. If you have the funds, go for it. You won't regret it!
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Rear Tire The new Dunlop Q2 incorporates race-tested advancements that add up to a vastly superior tire equally at home on the street or the track. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear steering no matter what shape, speed or camber the corner, and at all lean angles Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially better grip and handling Dunlops advanced Multi-Tread technology combines the benefits of a tough, long-wearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for superior cornering traction New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response in the front tire and increase cornering stability in both tires Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlops Jointless Band (JLB) construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass distortion, plus stiffer overall construction to meet high-performance demands and provide a more consistent contact patch Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
incredible grip!
PostedApril 1, 2013
Customer avatar
torquemaster
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Wet Traction 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I have used 2 sets of these tires and the grip is unbelievable! They grip well when first riding and once heated, they are glue! I wouldn't recommend the q2 for sub 40 and below temps. They tend to get slippery when really cold. The tire wear is low for street at about 3000 miles. If you do street and track or lots of twisties this is the tire for you!
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great tire life, good grip
PostedApril 1, 2013
Customer avatar
torquemaster
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I recently switched from Dunlop q2 to the roadsmart 2. This tire offers good grip and great life. I ride a street fighter for spirited street riding and was looking for a longer lasting tire. The road smart looks like it will give me great life but still offers good grip. I have yet to lean it to the limit but from what I have done so far, the grip seems to be there especially on throttle out of corners. If you are looking for a street tire for spirited riding and want longer tire life, this is the tire for you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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