gTow
 
 
 
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    9
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    March 30, 2013
  • Last review
    August 14, 2013
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gTow's Reviews
 
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Spools, NOT Kawi Green
PostedAugust 14, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not too much to say about a product with a specific function, bu t they went on to my Ninja 300 in about 5 minutes (allen wrench and some loctite). They sit clean and sturdy on the bike and work with pit-bull and some non-pit-bull stands.
One thing is I got the green one to go with the green of my bike, and its NOT Kawi green. I hardly care, but just be aware of that if you're looking to match with a Kawasaki.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speed and Strength Run with the Bulls Shoes Features PERFORATED LEATHER AND TEXTILE UPPER ENGINEERED EXTERNAL PU PROTECTORS ANTI-SLIP RUBBER OUTSOLE TOE AND ANKLE REINFORCEMENTS UNDER COVER LACING SYSTEM MOLDED ANKLE PROTECTORS
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic casual riding shoe
PostedJuly 27, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
You don't get this shoe to race on a track, you get this shoe for short commutes to work, friends houses, the store, etc. Anywhere where you (a) don't want a clunky full protection boot while off the bike and (b) you want protection and functionality specific to riding.
These shoes are like beefed up skate shoes. Stylish, comfy, but when you wear them you can feel how sturdy they are around your foot. Easy to feel controls in the, and your laces get kept out of the way by the velcro strap. The only "Con" i can think if is one might want slightly higher ankle protection. If you rea'ly lowsided it hard without leathers, your pants would probably ride up and expose a good portion of your leg.
That said, for 80 bucks, these are rock solid. I wear them into work every morning feeling safe, but not walking around like I'm wearing ski boots.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sidi Fusion Boots Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Value, Slightly Uncomfortable
PostedJuly 13, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
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The pros of these boots are they are super stylish, and for the price offer great protection. I lowsided wearing these and they held up great, just a little bit of damage to the toebox (pic attached). For the price, what you get is amazing.
The down side is that since they're made of Lorica (synthetic leather) they don't break in nearly as much. That combined with the fact that they jump from size 8.5 to 9.5 (you guessed it, I'm a size 9) means they fit a bit weird. I found my toes somewhat crunched and the rest of my foot a bit loose.
All in all though, if they fit you or you're ok with their fit, you can't go wrong with these boots. Definitely recommend.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector High performance, road and track protector, CE certified to the highest level of protection using Alpinestars DFD Tech (Dynamic Force Dispersion Technology) Ergonomic 5 plate construction contours to the natural curve of the back Plates lock to prevent overextension of the back Fits into Alpinestars 1pc suits or can be worn individually Special formulation Impact Absorber gives exceptional impact attenuation with minimum thickness and weight CE Level 2 Impact performance in accordance with EN 1621-2
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome back protector
PostedJune 27, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I ordered this back protector mainly because for a CE level 2 protector from Alpinestars, that's a pretty attractive offer. The back protector has good ventilation, fits against the body well, and most importantly feels very protective (while still actually moving quite well and not being intrusive).
The only downside to this is that if you dont have a snap at the top of the jacket, it's has a bit too much room to move with only the hip fastener. In my opinion if you have an older Alpinestars jacket without the button at the top or a model without one, I'd get something else with either a second set of securement over the shoulders. or just stick with an insert. Barring that condition though, I think you're hard pressed to find a better quality back protector at the same price point.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protection system features advanced airflow ventilation and thermoplastic PU for superior impact and abrasion resistance. Features Alpinestars race proven PU knuckle protection system features advanced airflow ventilation and thermoplastic PU for superior impact and abrasion resistance All leather construction with PU profile around vulnerable outer wrist Short glove design with extended cuff to protect external wrist area Reinforced external padding on thumb and re-enforced finger tops and sidewalls Patented 3rd and 4th finger bridge prevents finger separation and stops protection rolling off the fingers in the event of a slide Perforated leather fingers, finger gussets and palm for maximum cooling without compromising safety Innovative open back knuckle design with perforated top panel Accordion leather, stretch insert panel over thumb and on fingers for better flex and natural feel Synthetic suede palm with reinforcements for improved grip Velcro wrist closure TPR (thermoplastic rubber) detailing and printed logos
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good, but better out there
PostedMay 7, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I got these after a crash in a pair of Alpinestars GP Plus gloves. I wanted to save a few bucks so I opted for a shorter glove with no gauntlet, but still wanted a lot of protection. For the price point, the protection is pretty decent (TP knuckles, pinkie bridge, leather construction), but I'm left with the distinct impression the glove is just cutting some corners.
The glove fits a bit on the loose side, which I'm not a fan of since it moves around more and bunches easier. The pinkie finger also isn't very reinforced; like if you hit it in a lowside, it would tear right open. The micro adjuster lets you sinch up the wrist to you liking which is nice, but it still feels loose around the rest of the hand. Maybe a size down would fix some of these issues.
Again, I'll say that I sort of downgraded from a superior race glove to this so it may be bias, but given that this is about 120 bucks, I think you'd be better off spending a few more bucks on something like a Dainese Druid, Alpinestars SP1 or a Held Evo Thrux to feel better about how protected you are.
No, I do not recommend this product.
+2points
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Drayko Drift Riding Jeans The new Drift from Drayko are low-rise, relaxed fit riding jeans made with Military+ Grade Kevlar and Dyneema, The World's Strongest Fiber. Made to do one thing, keep up with you and your motorbike. Drayko Drift, keeping freedom extreme. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Note The Drift Jeans feature a large Drayko D logo on either rear pocket, not shown in product images. Features The world's only CE approved riding jean Hand distressed denim 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Matching stitching Loose fit with low waist Modern street style fashion jean Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Matching stitching Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Large coin pocket on left for easy access
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Do exactly what they're supposed to
PostedApril 21, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I got a pair of these and quickly got to put them to the test in a lowside around 45 mph. I don't remember exactly how long I slid, but the pants held up very well (see pic). The denim itself wore through quickly, but that's not the point. The Kevlar and Dyneema in the knee was virtually unscathed. The pants aren't padded or anything and my knee still took impact damage, but in terms of abrasion resistance I'd say these riding jeans are second to none.
Oh, and they're comfy and stylish too.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans The Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans are the first and only technical motorcycle jeans proven to protect riders for a minimum 4.4 seconds of road abrasion resistance, Renegade Jeans by Drayko. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Features The world's only CE approved riding jean 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Heavy liner constructed of Kevlar and Dyneema is placed in key for abrasion resistance Contrasting stitching Relaxed comfort fit, semi boot cut Heavy weight denim for durability Traditional waist for rider coverage Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Large coin pocket on left for easy access
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
WAY too big
PostedApril 5, 2013
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gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:25-34
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Nice pants, functionally. The drawback is that the pants are enormous. I wear a 34 or 36 in most jean manufacturers so I got a 36 from Drakyo. Other than the fact that the waist was closer to a 40, the legs extruded about another foot and a half below my ankle. Unless you're Dikembe Mutombo, be read to have to get these altered if you want them to fit.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars T-GP Plus Air Jacket The T-GP Plus Air jacket is an abrasion resistant summer mesh jacket constructed from 600 Denier Polyester Fabric and non-water absorbing mesh. This jacket has a Sport fit with pre curved sleeves for riding comfort, particularly suited for riders on a Sportbike. A tailored fit can be obtained through waist and wrist adjustments which include non aggressive micro-velcro tabs. A waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants. Protection features include removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors. As in all Alpinestars Jackets, there is a Chest pad compartment with PE padding (Bionic Chest Pads available for purchase separately) and Back protector compartment with PE padding (CE certified Bio Armor Back Protector available separately). Features Low profile neck with Velcro flap closure Multiple internal storage compartments YKK zippers NOTE The White/Black/Red jacket shown in the video has a red Alpinestars logo (small) at the neck. The actual jacket will ship as pictured on the website with a black logo.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Love it
PostedMarch 30, 2013
Customer avatar
gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fits nice and snug which is great when you're riding. The armor somewhat hinders eccentric movement like putting on a backpack or helmet, but since that's not really the point, hardly a complaint. The slim fitting, logos, and color look awesome. Probably my only legitimate complaint is that the cuffs have kind of a lot of fabric which bunches up when you sinch it down forcing you to have to coerce a gauntlet around it.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves The GP Plus is a high performance glove for racing, track and street use, combining high level protection with advanced materials and ergonomic construction to ensure enhanced fit and feel. Features Full grain bovine leather and goatskin leather construction Pittard digital leather reinforcement grip inserts Race proven DFS thermo injected finger and knuckle protection system to absorb and dissipate impact Molded knuckle protection air intakes and exhaust ports Side palm slider on landing zone for added impact and abrasion protection Internal Kevlar inner liner on top of hand and thumb for abrasion resistance Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops protection twisting around the fourth finger in the event of a slide External finger and palm seams for a close fit and superior feel Accordion inserts on thumb, index and middle fingers for maximum flexibility Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove ensuring improved protection
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Solid, Stylish.
PostedMarch 30, 2013
Customer avatar
gTow
From Boulder
State:CO
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Got these as street riding gloves. They feel super sturdy, have a lot of the high level protective features of high end race gauntlets but at a much saner price and more comfortable. The narrow point as your hand enters the glove is a bit tight and I have to sort of wiggle my hand to get it in, but once the glove is on, it fits wonderfully and breaths well.
Rides: 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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