rhicks
 
 
 
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    December 6, 2010
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    December 2, 2011
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rhicks's Reviews
 
Klim Scramble Pak 1 elastic loop tool organization Zippered map sleeve Zippered mesh pocket 2 zippered hip pockets with internal mesh gathered pocket Quilted airmesh padding Reflective hits Oversized webbing on waist belt 4 deep x 10 wide x 6 tall
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Klim has a winner here
PostedDecember 2, 2011
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rhicks
From Golden, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a short review for the Klim Scramble pack. I am not a rally rider and do not expect to use this pack to it's full potential. Think of me as a regular touring rider and a non-technical off road enthusiast.
I love waist packs and am usually wearing one whether on or off the bike. When on the bike I try to avoid putting items in my jacket pockets unless they are small or flexible such as keys or a wallet. Anything hard goes in the pack. My current waist packs work well but there are times when I need more space and want the gear on my body and not in a tank bag or panniers. The two side pockets will carry everything I usually want with me. My wallet, phone, Canon S100 camera, my keys, earphones, and a small flashlight (Jetbeam PC10) fit perfectly in the two sides with room to spare. The back pocket which is designed to carry small tools has plenty of room for everything else I need to carry on my person. There is even a clear pocket for papers that runs the entire length of the back pocket and mesh pocket that is half the size of the back pocket.
What I really like about this pack is it's streamlined enough that I can have my Rallye 3 jacket over the Scramble or wear it outside the jacket. Either way it performs great. This pack isn't just for motorcycles either. I've worn it when mountain and road biking as well as just around town. For fifty bucks and free shipping this is a great buy!
Rides: 2010 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Everest GTX Jacket
REV'IT! Everest GTX Jacket
HI-RES Photos REV'IT! Everest GTX Photo Gallery IMAGE NOTE This jacket and pants combination comes in BLACK AND GREY/BLACK. We intentionally blew out the brightness / contrast on some of the black pictures to highlight the detail and design. We assure you the BLACK does not look faded in person. With the input of GORE, high attention to detail, GORE-TEX Pro Shell 3L, Armacor, SAS-TEC and LockOut zippers, the Everest GTX has been designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding riders. The Everest GTX can be combined with the Everest GTX trouser in a variety of mix and match sizes, for the perfect fit. Add a full connection zipper for warmth and safety, plus a detachable Exkin Air thermal liner for warmth, and you have one awesome suit, ready for every condition. This jacket forms a recommended combination with the EVEREST GTX Pants . PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell GORE-TEX Pro Shell Armacor 3L COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell Misano 3L TFL COOL, GORE-TEX Pro Shell stretch 3L, neoprene Insulation detachable Exkin Air thermal liner Waterproofing GORE-TEX Pro Shell Breathability GORE-TEX Pro Shell Composition outer shell 75 polyamide, 23 Gore-Tex membrane (ePTFE), 1 aramid, 1 elastane lining 70 polyester, 30 polyamide thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) Protection SaS Tec CE protection at shoulders and elbows, fully perforated EVA foam at back, CE prepared for Sas Tec CE or Seesoft Back Protector Visibility laminated reflection at upper arms and back ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation GORE-TEX LOCK-OUT zippers at chest, VCS I zipper at back Features stretch at elbows, collar hook, removable thermal collar, storm cuff, short and long connection zipper Pockets waterproof stash pockets, hand warmer pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Could be a great jacket
PostedOctober 17, 2011
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rhicks
From Golden, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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The styling is excellent. The quality is excellent. I believe the durability would be excellent. The technology is excellent. The waterproofing is excellent. The comfort, not so great.
I was very anxious to get this jacket. At the time Revzilla did not have stock so I purchased from a local dealer as a special order in early March 2011. I needed something waterproof and reliable. Past experience with Revit told me that this was the jacket to have. My issues are with sizing and comfort. I wear a XL in most of the Revit jackets I have looked at or own. The collar on the Everest is maybe a inch or half inch too small. It is extremely uncomfortable when closed and chaffs my neck when open or closed when worn without the removable neck liner. The collar when opened and hooked to the collar loop does not stay in place when removing or putting on the jacket. This has never been a problem with the Cayenne Pro. Trying to hook the collar loop when it comes unsecured while riding is almost impossible for me without two hands. Very annoying and never an issue with other jackets or the Cayenne Pro. The shoulder area is also a bit tight in the front. The lock out zippers are somewhat difficult to close when sitting on the bike in traffic. The pulls are easily found but because the zipper tracks "poof" out from the jacket they are hard to close unless you pull down on the front of the jacket so the zipper tracks are straight.
My biggest disappointment is with venting. Anything over 80F and the jacket is just too darn warm in the arms and there is noticeable moisture on my skin and shirt. In my opinion the venting could have been much better on such a high priced product. I believe this would be a excellent jacket for the Northwest or in areas where the temperature is usually below 85. Anything higher and it is just too uncomfortable for me. To compare, I wear the Cayenne Pro well into the high 90s and even 100s and have been very happy with the venting and overall comfort. I didn't expect the Everest to be as good as the Cayenne Pro for venting but did expect it to be somewhat comfortable to at least 90. I was wrong.
Rides: 2010 BMW F800GS
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Joe Rocket GPX 2.0 Gloves
Joe Rocket GPX 2.0 Gloves
Joe Rocket GPX 2.0 Gloves High performance engineering, style, and the most advanced materials on the planet are the ingredients in the JOE ROCKET GPX 2.0 PROFESSIONAL RACE GLOVE. Drum dyed leather construction with high-end PITTARDS CERAMIC INFUSED LEATHER ARMOR TAN palm provide the ultimate in protection. Impact defying high density padding is used on the fingers, wrist and cuff, while an injection molded vented knuckle keeps cool air flowing through the glove and provides excellent added impact protection. Features Drum dyed leather top Pittards Ceramic infused leather Armor Tan palm Injection molded, vented knuckle TPR reinforcements on leading edge of knuckles High density padding on fingers, cuff and wrist Double cuff closure
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
JR GPX
PostedJuly 30, 2011
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rhicks
From Golden, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I used to buy Joe Rocket apparel in the past but stopped and went Revit for the past few years. With Revit, the sizing, in my opinion, is just never perfect. There is always something off. I kept going back to my old JR gloves that are six years old because they fit and are comfortable. I sold all but two of my Revit gloves (Summit H20 and Bastion) and tried the GPX 2.0 gloves at a local shop and could have kicked myself for not doing this before buying another brand. Size XL fits perfectly (XL is what I would expect to fit). Because Revzilla's overall price (including Teamzilla cash that I had) would be $35 less than local I purchased from Revzilla. Shipping was fast. The gloves fit perfectly. Just last week I went on a ride that took me from 90F to 50F then back up to 95F (love that Colorado weather). My hands stayed comfortable. No sweat, no cold, just perfectly comfortable. I think for the price these gloves are incredible and are a great value. If I had to nitpick, there is a small section in one of the thumbs that can be irritating. It's not a seem but maybe a section of leather that is rough? I'm not sure but I have noticed it is becoming less and less noticeable over time so I'm not worried. Overall I'm giving them a 5
Rides: 2010 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Abus Granit Detecto Electronic Chain and Disc Lock
Abus Granit Detecto Electronic Chain and Disc Lock
Abus Granit Detecto Electronic Chain and Disc Lock Combines famous Abus disc brake lock with a hardened 47 x 12mm chain Electronic brake disc lock features 14mm special hardened bolt High quality steel lock can be used without chain 3D position control for immediate alarm when position changes or shocks are detected Abus X-Plus locking system Includes batteries
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
ABUS 8000 Granit and chain
PostedJuly 30, 2011
Customer avatar
rhicks
From Golden, CO
State:CO
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was in need of a good disk lock to not only secure the bike at home but more importantly when on the road. I wanted an lock that had a alarm when not at home and no alarm when at home. I'm in a HOA area so one of my concerns was false alarms. Because I also live in a low crime area I didn't feel the need to have an alarm activated while the bike is in the garage. I had originally looked at the Xena alarms but they appear to be very sensitive and give off false alarms more than they should (no direct knowledge, just reading online posts). It is important to me to avoid false alarms so when I do move away from the tightly packed condo and into a house that the alarm be as stable as possible. I decided on the ABUS 8000 but held of placing an order for months. Glad I did. I noticed the Youtube review from Revzilla and was very excited that they started carrying the exact lock I was looking for. I made the purchase a week later for the 8000 and chain. The first order was sent back. The screw that attached the battery compartment door would not come completely out. The door was not flush against the lock but the screw appeared to be perfectly aligned with the hole. My guess is it had a stripped thread. Because this was the first thing I did when opening the box the defect was caught really quickly. Had I waited six months or so to try and unscrew the battery compartment I may have been SOL so make sure to check this as soon as you open the package. Chris was great and issued a RMA for return and shipped a new one immediately . I had to return the entire package including chain and lock but Revzilla paid for the shipping back (thank goodness).
The second lock and chain arrived and everything works great. I haven't used the alarm function that much but have tested it out in the boonies and am happy with the results. All other times the batteries are removed and the lock is used without the alarm armed. The lock itself is excellent. I've had no problems with opening the lock now that I am used to it. On my F800GS the lock will only go into the first set of holes so you will have some of the slot in the lock free regardless of using the chain or not. So on this bike don't expect to push the lock all the way back with no space free in the slotted area of the lock. This means the disk lock can be moved up and down if the chain isn't used. Security wise and functionality it still performs fine. Other disk locks may do this as well but since this is my first I have no way to compare.
The chain is somewhat short and you should consider it only if there is something you could tether it to in front of the bike such as a tree or metal post. Do NOT expect the chain to wrap around the rear tire and connect to the front lock. It's not long enough. If you have a ground anchor or park the bike where the front tire can be secured to an object that's maybe a foot or two away then it should work perfectly. The chain is heavy but not so heavy you couldn't take with you around town in rear or side bags. A backpack perhaps but probably not for long trips. I think it's about 4 foot long end to end. The chain is also useless without the lock so don't expect to use this chain with another disk lock. It probably won't work.
Overall I think this is a great product and unless I see reports of the lock being picked, this is probably the most secure disk lock combo I have seen in the US. Revzilla is cheaper to-the-door than any other reseller so if you are going to purchase one, buy it here. If it weren't for the hassle with the first lock with poor quality control I would rate five stars but because of that, four stars. The finish is getting a GOOD because of the packaging the chain may come in contact with the disk lock and could cause some cosmetic rubs during shipping. My first lock did not have this problem, my second lock did.
Rides: 2010 BMW F800GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Excellerator Race Undersuit The lightweight EXCELLERATOR suit uses moisture-wicking and thermal-regulation technology to keep you comfortable in all seasons and under all conditions. Anatomically shaped to be worn under a leather one-piece suit, the EXCELLERATOR prevents overheating in summer and hypothermia in winter, with stretchable PE that offers comfortable support for the body and reduces muscle fatigue. For additional comfort, this under-suit features thumb and ankle straps to accommodate all types of racers. ERGONOMIC FEATURES Outer shell 4 way stretch Fit race fit, tight Features front fly, overlock seams, ankle straps, moisture wicking function, makes it easier to slide in and out of leathers, thumb straps
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great undersuit
PostedMarch 4, 2011
Customer avatar
rhicks
From Golden, CO
I usually wear an XL in Revit gear but went with a XXL in the Excellerator by recommendation from Anthony. I'm glad I went a size up. The XXL is still form fitting but not super snug like a muscle shirt. My guess is that for most riders it will be true to size. It's very comfortable with or without extra clothes over top and will be great on those hot summer rides. It is comfortable alone under the Cayenne Pro pants and jacket.
The stirrups and zippers took me a little to get used to but overall I believe it's a very well thought out undersuit. I use it for touring, not racing.
Pros Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Enduro/Mx Socks
REV'IT! Enduro/Mx Socks
The special knit of the socks allows the perspiration of the feet to be wicked away to the outside of the sock where it can evaporate, keeping the feet warm and dry. By trapping the air between the boot and the sock an insulation shield is created for warmth and comfort. The tight pressure fit of the socks encourages better circulation of the feet, keeping them warm and reducing fatigue. ERGONOMIC FEATURESFeatures anatomically shaped right and left footbed with integrated air conditioning channel
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable!
PostedMarch 4, 2011
Customer avatar
rhicks
From Golden, CO
The Enduro mx socks are incredibly comfortable socks in both hiking boots and motorcycle boots. I've not had a problem with them riding down nor does the band dig into my legs. The only negative I can say about the socks is the price. I wear a 11.5/12 and purchased the 45-47. They fit perfect.
The socks are great but I find it hard paying full price for them but will pick up a couple of more next time they are on sale.
Pros Rugged, Comfortable
Cons Price
Yes, I recommend this product.
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RevZilla Staff Premium T-Shirt Lovingly concocted in 2007 and named El Moto Diablo for its geared theme and devilish lines, the RevZilla Staff Tee Shirt has been part of our lineup from the beginning. It's also the same blue shirt in every video that Anthony has been rocking since Day One of RevZillaTV on Youtube. People love to point out that Anthony doesn't ever change his clothes. I guess when it works you stick with it. The tee is screen-printed on a high thread-count blank that is anything but one of those throw away tees you get free at the ball game. We wear tees a lot - almost every day - and we are very particular about how they fit, feel and hold up wash after wash. Sizing is true to size - if anything they run a hair on the small side. Show your love for TeamZilla. Make a statement. Boom.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome shirt
PostedDecember 6, 2010
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rhicks
From GOLDEN, CO
I'm lucky and can wear t-shirts to work and do every day. I ordered two (navy blue, charcoal) and they are very comfortable. Sizing is accurate. Graphics on the front and back are great. I have only one con for this shirt. Because I came to the game late there were only two colors left. I would have really liked to have had the entire color line. Yes, I like the shirt that much.
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable
Cons Limited Edition
Yes, I recommend this product.
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