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Icon Super Duty 4 Boots The fourth iteration of our industry defining Superduty boot pays direct homage to it's SD1 patriarch. The visually defining rubber nub interface and clean pattern lines keep the boot's appearance smooth while hidden ghillie laces reduce snag potential. The new bottom unit provides increased support, durability, and grip while layered foam increases comfort. The midfoot support strap, with upgraded aluminum buckle, provides increased foot retention. Finally, the reduced toebox height provides a greater range of fitment. The Superduty 4, the next step in motorcycle footwear. Durable leather upper Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Internal ankle protection Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap Aluminum positive-lock buckle Low profile lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Uncomfortable, but Correctable
PostedJune 8, 2013
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zanfar
From Boise, ID
State:ID
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've now been wearing these boots for 10-14 hours per day, 6 days a week, for four weeks--I love them, but there are a few flaws that need fixing:
The insole of this shoe feels like a metal plate--no arch support--and if you use them for something other than riding for more than an hour, they will kill your feet. Some of this goes away after the break-in period, but what really helped is adding a good pair of insoles. I put a pair of 3/4 length arch supports underneath the 'stock' insole, and they feel like completely different shoes. I still get fatigue when I wear them as everyday shoes for 14 hours, but it is general soreness now instead of crushing pain on the ball and heel of my foot.
In stock configuration, the buckles are worthless for support--they only serve to keep your laces in place, but with insoles, the bridge of my foot was high enough that the buckles actually tighten down and keep my foot from moving around (a problem as I explain below).
The uppers of these boots are VERY stiff, and I have found it almost impossible to tighten them sufficiently with the laces after loosening them enough to get my foot in. Again, the arch supports helped allow the buckles to snug the lower half of my foot, while the laces now only need to keep the upper tight. I would still recommend the purchase of a shoe horn if you don't already have one.
Contrary to some of the reviews here, I did not find these boots stylish enough to pass for 'business-casual' attire--the toe box is far to large, and the toe reinforcement and 'nubs' are far too noticeable even on the black shoe. However, if your workplace has a looser dress code, where nice casual shoes are acceptable, these will work fine. They're more stylish than sneakers.
Don't let the above scare you, I love these boots. They make shifting a dream, and the protection is both substantial and obvious. T\hey don't have vents, but at about 50 mph, I can start to feel air working its way in through the laces and into the toe box. At $120, you get exactly what you are paying for.
I ordered a half size smaller than my average shoe size (across all shoe types) and they fit perfectly. They are wide, so if you have a choice in insoles, get a wider size.
Rides: 1994 Suzuki VS800GL Intruder
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Knox Advance X CE Back Protector CE approved armor incorporates trauma lite honeycomb protection Comfortable energy absorbing armor retro fits many products The Knox TP2 is a standard shape that fits any mens REV'IT or Teknic jacket and may fit other brands as well The Knox TP2 will fit in Women's REV'IT Turbine and Women's REV'IT Ignition Jackets Measures approximately 15 in length, 11 at its widest part, and 1 in thickness.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Functional and Inexpensive
PostedMay 28, 2013
Customer avatar
zanfar
From Boise, ID
State:ID
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fits great in my Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 jacket. It's a little hot at stops, but worth it to upgrade the worthless foam the jacket shipped with.
Rides: 1994 Suzuki VS800GL Intruder
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Joe Rocket Alter Ego 3.0 Jacket Drastic weather changes part of your daily ride Our authentic MetaSport II system is the all weather riding solution you've been waiting for. 100 waterproof treated outer layer that removes to reveal a fully armored high-flow FreeAir Mesh jacket beneath. 100 Waterproof Rock-Tex 660 outer shell Meta Sport II System Features a completely removable outer layer - That covers a complete mesh jacket underneath! Variable Flow Ventilation with waterproof zippers Sure Fit adjustable Waistband Pockets for optional C.E. Armor Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Outer Shell Folds into self contained Pouch Reflective Stripes FREE-AIR MESH JACKET - Inner Layer Heavy Duty Polyamide Free-Air Mesh Grade A C.E. Rated Protectors in Shoulders and Elbows Removable Spine Pad with Pocket for Optional C.E. Spine protector Elastic Sleeve Adjusters Removable Fleece Vest Warmth Liner Sure Fit adjustable Waist Reflective Stripes Pockets for Eye Glass and Face Shield Storage
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Jacket
PostedMay 28, 2013
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zanfar
From Boise, ID
State:ID
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
The Bad:
- Back protector it ships with is worthless, buy the Knox TP2.
The Annoying:
- Zippers are two-way, and so tend to get hung up. You have to figure out the knack of how to pull them
- Internal visor pocket is too big to be usable, would be much better with a smaller pocket for a phone or keys.
- The outer windproof/waterproof layer changes all your pocket layouts and makes accessing the mesh layer pockets difficult
The Good:
- An outer windproof/waterproof layer means the jacket doesn't change its fit when you change the configuration
- Mesh layer is super breathable
- Good adjustability in all areas, armor doesn't move around too much
- Stylish
The Awesome-Sauce:
- Super reflective and visible at every layer
- Windproof/waterproof layer is easy to throw on for a quick ride, or can be fastened more securely if you will be taking it on and off
- Windproof/waterproof layer and fleece vest roll up into integrated pocket in outer layer--fits easily in a small saddlebag
- Bulletproof construction on all layers
Overall, I love this jacket. It's a little pricey, but it is the only jacket I will need to purchase. I've ridden in 20 mph winds, heavy rain, 85 °F summer afternoon, and 40 °F spring mornings, and the jacket (when configured correctly) has performed well in all cases
My friend has a similar modular jacket where the windproof/waterproof layer fits on the inside, and he is regularly annoyed that he has to readjust the jacket every time he reconfigures it. To me, the small annoyances above far outweigh the regular frustration of another brand of jacket.
Rides: 1994 Suzuki VS800GL Intruder
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Icon 29er Gloves Announcing the latest in Icons line of MX inspired street-specific, lightweight riding gloves. All our standard performance amenities are here such as a pre-curved palm and finger design, thermoplastic rubber knuckle armor, and a secure wrist closure system. Of course a street motorcycle glove isnt really a glove without a leather palm. The Twenty-Niner glove features an abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm capable of hand to hand combat with gravel choked asphalt. With its hi-flow mesh backhand the Twenty-Niner glove is perfect for spring and summer riding. Features Abrasion resistant premium grade goatskin palm Synthetic leather finger gussets Hi-flow backhand mesh Hook and loop wrist closure Pre-curved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
You Get What You Pay For
PostedMay 28, 2013
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zanfar
From Boise, ID
State:ID
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Do not let the rest of this review confuse you--I love these gloves. However, this is definitely a case of "you get what you pay for."
The Icon Twenty-Niner Gloves are a few steps up in features and comfort from a pair of Wal-Mart Mechanix gloves, while only being one step up in price. They fit well, and the mesh top with the 'ducted' vents do a very good job of providing airflow and keeping my hands cool on hot days. The wrist straps are easy to fasten and unfasten, and the heel padding certainly reduces vibration and fatigue.
Comfort-wise, the seams on the Twenty-Niners are internal. Although not a huge issue, as the seems seem to be well trimmed, the tip of my right index finger is constantly annoyed. The synthetic palm gets a little tacky when damp and tends to stick to my throttle grip.
The gloves fit true-to-size, and are excellent for the $35 I paid for them, but don't expect any cold-weather performance, or features of a $80+ glove.
Rides: 1994 Suzuki VS800GL Intruder
Yes, I recommend this product.
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