Racerhead2
 
 
 
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    April 8, 2013
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    August 6, 2015
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet The Arai RX-Q (the round-oval shaped cousin to the Signet-Q) is the product of a racing lineage going back to the late 1970s. Since Arais inception, their RX Line of helmets has set an international standard for rider comfort and safety. The RX-Q is perfection incarnate, blending modern materials and safety features with decades of knowledge and racing heritage. The result are features like an eyeport designed to maximize peripheral vision, an aerodynamically tuned outer shell and a beautifully crafted and ultra comfortable liner. All these features, combined with industry-leading protection, provide riders with an unmatched level of safety and comfort. Features Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Weight 1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz) The Arai RX-Q DNA Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love the graphic!
PostedAugust 6, 2015
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I just got my RX-Q DNA Graphic helmet and went for a ride right away. I like the ease of putting on and pulling off the helmet, very comfortable. The vision is very good and venting is good too. I notice that the helmet is slightly loud at speeds above 60 mph. I know the helmet is for upright riding, but during head checks at speed there is slight buffeting.
Love the clean graphic of the DNA and the build quality and safety of Arai is top notch.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Nucleon KR-Ci Chest Protectors The Nucleon KR-Ci features an easy-to-use divided chest protector insert for men, certified to prEN 1621-32013. It is highly ventilating, very lightweight and the ergonomically designed protector is excellent for everyday riding. Compatible with all Alpinestars jackets and race suits equipped with chest protector pockets (most Alpinestars products). The Nucleon replaces its predecessor the Bionic Chest Pad and fits any product that the Bionic Chest Pad would have fit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great addition to the jacket
PostedJune 15, 2015
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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
wearing leather jacket with back, shoulder, forearm protection is great, adding the chest protection fills out the overall armor needs to keep safe and a peace of mind.
Great product, true to size, I got the bigger one to fill out the chest area of the jacket. Easy to insert and feels comfortable when out on rides.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Race-R Pro and Speed-R Faceshield Replacement face shields for Shark Race-R Pro and Speed-R helmets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great visor for day riding ONLY
PostedMay 4, 2015
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great visor and the thicker material for Shark helmet visors can be seen. The fit and finish is great. Slight adjustment for the side hinges to fit onto the helmet.
The dark shade is for sure too dark for night riding.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Race-R Pro Cheekpads New style replacement cheek pads for Shark Race-R Pro helmets constructed from natural bamboo fibers. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. All size cheekpads fit all size helmets. OEM Cheekpads Sizes XS - 30MM SM - 40MM MD - 30MM LG - 35MM XL - 30MM
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better fit for face
PostedMay 4, 2015
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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
I got these cheek pads for my face because my M sized Shark helmet was too tight. After putting them in and trying it on. It is better. I'm sure it will break in too, to conform to my face shape.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Race-R Pro Carbon Race Helmet The new, high-end SHARK Race-R Pro Carbon is constructed from carbon/aramid fibers, was initially developed for Shark's top level racers Moto GP, WSBK, Moto 2. Can you imagine the level of requirement these riders have Shark therefore had to ensure top level performance, giving the utmost importance to functionality and ergonomics lightness, stability, comfort, precision and aerodynamics. Because the requirement from top racers is two-fold safety and leading-edge technology. Shark must protect in critical situations, and must also contribute to their riding performance. The Shark Race-R Pro Carbon gives you the same level of excellence as it does to elite riders. Shark's mantra is simple, Just race! We care about the rest. The Race Pro-R is Shark's new high end composite fiber helmet. Totally designed through a reverse engineering process, the Race-R Pro Carbon has been developed from technical data as close as possible from human head specifications. Shark has therefore taken into account your own constraints before considering its own. From the very first track tests, riders have acknowledged its stability, even above 300 km/h, its comfort and the precision of the wide angle vision field as well as its optical distortion-free shield. The Race R PRO concentrates all what I am looking for in a helmet when riding my bike. In fact, it contributes to my riding performance. Randy de Puniet, June 22nd, 2012. Thanks to wind tunnel testing, Shark has minimized unpleasant cyclonic airflows on the Race R Pro by adding a double blade spoiler. Result Stability. The Race R Pro ventilation system is a synthesis of the most efficient ventilation 4 air scoops chin (with integrated anti-pollution air filter) + front + 2 top vents 7 extractors 3 possible positions closed, intermediate, fully open Optimization of venturi effect thanks to Formula1 wind tunnel testing Features Super Light Weight Carbon/Aramid Fiber shell 4.5 dB(A) quieter than the standard Race-R Pro in wind tunnel testing Sharktooth-ready Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses Spoiler CFD 2 shell sizes Double D chin strap Magnetic chin strap end 4 anchor points for main shield 4 air flow points with optimized venturi efficiency Shield has variable density minimum thickness 3mm, maximum thickness 4.25mm, with new anti-scratch/anti-fog coating Thermo shaped comfort lining Removable and washable antibacterial liner Cheek pads are interchangeable for custom fit Neck roll with neoprene sections for elasticity and water resistance Breath guard with new attachment system Chin curtain ECE 22.05 and DOT approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet but watch your ears
PostedApril 18, 2015
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I got the Race R Pro Carbon Race helmet and love the build quality of it. Everything is well made.
The size is right for my head but is a bit tight around the cheeks. (Bought some smaller cheek pads to see if it fit better) I know this is a race fit helmet but to put in on and off, the narrow opening scrapes my ears every time. I'm hoping that the material or foam will break in?
Once the helmet is on, it is comfortable. The noise is slightly quieter than my Shoei Qwest. I thought the weight might be lighter but I think it is about the same.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Alpinestars Celer Gloves An extremely supple leather main shell, excellent protective capabilities and flexibility combine to make the Alpinestars Celer Glove a leader in its class. Critical reinforcements and strategic perforation zones ramp up the comfort features on this stylish street riding glove. Features Durable, multi-panel main shell construction incorporating a supple full-grain goat leather for high levels of comfort, abrasion resistance and breathability Leather palm construction incorporates leather and EVA foam reinforcements on landing zone for excellent durability and comfort Highly durable synthetic leather and suede reinforcements on side of hand, thumb and palm Alpinestars race proven hard PU knuckle protection system for superior impact and abrasion resistance Knuckle guard incorporates a polymer flex insert for an optimized volume fit that follows the curvature of different hand shapes to improve grip and comfort on the bikes controls Protector is backed by foam for comfort and additional shock absorption capabilities Ergonomic TPR sliders on first two fingers for additional abrasion resistance Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents finger roll and separation during impacts Perforated leather finger surfaces, finger sidewalls and top hand for cooling performance Accordion leather flex panels on fingers and thumb promote excellent riding flexibility Pre-curved finger construction to reduce riding fatigue Leather wrist cuff with EVA foam padding plus Velcroand TPR closure for secure and personalized closure Wrist cuff extended and reinforced with TPR on the outside to offer protection to wrist bone Touch screen compatible index fingertip for use with smartphones and GPS systems
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great short gloves with protection
PostedDecember 31, 2014
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Great pair of gloves from Alpinestar. Very comfortable.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert Features The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design. CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-22010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. Slips in to your jackets back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort. Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy Note Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller and XS-MD. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52 and larger and LG-4XL. See specific Women's jackets for sizing recommendations. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Medium 16.5 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point Large 19 Height 10 Widest Point 9 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have for your jacket
PostedDecember 25, 2014
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:45-54
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 have a Bionic Back Protector in Medium and I bought the new one in Large, It fits perfectly to my Alpinestar leather jacket. I wear a size 52. Which is 42 in U.S. size.
Definitely a must have for anyone that wears a leather jacket for riding.
Rides: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector
Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector
Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector Features Direct replacement for Alpinestars RC Back Protector which has been discontinued Optimized for insertion into the latest Alpinestars technical jackets. Slimline profile. Conformable impact absorbing compound mold easily to the body. Perforated to improve the breathability. CE certified level 1 to latest prEN1621-22010. Please see below chart for protector measurements Size Measurements Small 14.5 Height 9.75 Widest Point 6.5 Narrowest Point Medium 16.25 Height 9.5 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point Large 18.5 Height 10 Widest Point 6.75 Narrowest Point (function() var cycle true ('table.sizechart tbody tr').each(function(row) classname (cycle !cycle) 'light' 'dark' row.addClassName(classname) ) )()
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must have for your jacket, but look for size
PostedJune 19, 2014
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I bought my back protector together with my jacket because I don't want to mess around with my spine if I happen to be in a crash. I slipped the back protector into my jacket together with the thin padding that came with the jacket. I got a medium size one for my size 50 European Size A Star jacket, it slips down to my mid, lower back because there is no dedicated pocket for the protector to keep it in place.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars A10 Sport Leather / Textile Pants 600D polyester fabric and leather construction GP protectors Embroidered logos Pre curved construction for riding comfort Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance Removable leather knee slider covers Knee sliders sold separately
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice pants!
PostedJune 19, 2014
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I was looking for a pair of leather pants to accompany my A Star leather jacket. Looking for something that I can zip up to make a whole suit. I was thinking of going for full leather but settled on the textile/leather combo for air flow and price point.
I am quite happy with the look of the pants and the lack of pucks on the side because for daily riding or spirited riding there is no need for it.
When I tried it on the first time I notice the pants were snug/tight. I know they are suppose to be a bit snug, but wondered if other people will have issues because I do not have muscular legs and they are snug already?
Went for a ride with them and overall the leg area felt great, the crotch area was a bit tight, not sure in time if it will loosen up or? Looking at the sizing chart I bought the 50, the formula of Waist+18 = AStar size applies.
Not sure if I should have gotten the next size up? but might be too big??
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest / RF-1100 Cheekpads Replacement Cheek Pads for Shoei RF-1100 and Qwest Helmets. 39MM XXS OEM 35MM XS-2XL OEM 31MM 3XL OEM 33MM Optional 37MM Optional 41MM Optional Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Yes for big helmet
PostedMay 19, 2014
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Racerhead2
From Irvine
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
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
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
I bought my Shoei helmet in a L size because after trying it in the store the L fits more comfortable than a M. But after riding for a year with the helmet I notice that it can be a bit more snug. I found this and bought one size bigger for the cheek pads. After installing the new pads in, it fits snug and tighter around the cheeks and the back of my head. I'm sure it will break in and be more to my face/ head shape the more I use it.
Great alternative for sizing up or down helmet sizes instead of buying a new helmet.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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