Parakalien
 
 
 
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    5
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    June 26, 2013
  • Last review
    January 10, 2014
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    4.4
 
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Parakalien's Reviews
 
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The clear choice for cbr250r/ninja300
PostedJanuary 10, 2014
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Parakalien
From Hamilton
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finally the big companies are taking notice of the smaller bikes on the market and producing quality aftermarket parts for us.
This is the first tire available that is designed specifically for the cbr250r/ninja300 and it doesn't disappoint.
Even just a few minutes after putting them on I could tell the difference.
They are stickier than the stock IRC tires found on both bikes.
Before when aggressively downshifting into 2nd gear I would hear the rear wheel chirp and loose traction. Not anymore. The pilot street radial doesn't loose traction even when aggressively downshifting into a corner.
Also the braking performance has increased substantially. There is more feel and I can apply the brakes with quite a bit more pressure before the wheel starts to break loose.
The ride is smoother and bumps are less noticeable thanks to the radial design.
Also the wet performance is important to me as an all season commuter, and this tire is the best there is. Michelin released a press release where they tested the stopping distance in wet and dry and in the wet the stopping distance was only 3" longer than in the dry!
All thats left to see is how long they last. As long as I get decent mileage I would 100% recommend these to owners of small displacement sport bikes as the go to tire for any type of riding.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
+3points
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Dainese Carbon Cover ST Gloves Protection Composite inserts in carbon fiber and joints of the fingers Polyurethane insert on the palm and joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger TPU inserts on side of little finger Certified as PPE to EN 13594 Standard cat. II level 1 Main Materials Cowhide leather Palm in goatskin Kevlar fiber stitching Spandura fabric Amica Suede leather reinforcement between thumb and index on the left hand Digital Suede leather reinforcement between thumb and index and fingertips of index and middle finger of right hand One single leather panel to the size of the hand Ergonomics and Comfort Precurved fingers Microelastic elasticated inserts Elasticated inserts Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Perforation on inner side of fingers Other Features Soft inserts Cover on the tightening strap
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great looking and feeling glove
PostedOctober 3, 2013
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Parakalien
From Hamilton
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
My hand measurement is 8 1/4" I got the medium and it's just ever so slightly large, but I'm worried a small would be too small so I didn't exchange.
The gloves are beautiful! I got the high viz yellow and in sunlight it's almost glowing. I'm willing to trade some color coordination to be seen.
The gloves are very supple and feel great on your hands. The control feel is amazing, much better than I expected.
I feel very protected with all the sliders. You'd need a race glove to have better protection than this.
It's closed off with no perforation so don't expect great airflow in the warm months. The trade off is you can use this glove year round, especially if you add a warm or heated liner in the winter.
I totally recommend this glove, it checks all the boxes.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Andes Drystar Jacket Features 600D Polyester Fabric with PU coating 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar lining Removable thermal liner Dynamic stretch panels on sleeves and waist areas to further improve fit and feel Upper sleeve volume adjustment Pre-curved sleeve construction for improved riding performance Waist adjustment belt for precision fit Zippered shoulder air intakes for adjustable ventilation and rear air exhaust zippers to enhance riding comfort 2 upper chest zippered hand pockets 2 large front waterproof cargo pockets Large, external, utility pocket on lower back of jacket Internal pockets and wallet pocket Impact protection provided by removable CE certified Bio Armor elbow and shoulder protectors Chest and back pad compartments with PE comfort Padding (CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert available as accessory) Reinforced TPU print texture in critical elbow and lower arm areas Integrated high visibility reflective graphic details and logos improve rider visibility in varying light conditions Internal waist connection zipper for Alpinestars riding pants Integrated soft edge collar construction Premium YKK zipper with double slider s for main font closure
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great value, seems very well made
PostedOctober 2, 2013
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Parakalien
From Hamilton
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
I am 5' 10" 130lb. I ordered the small and with all the adjustments cinched down as much as they will go it fits well. The arms are very baggy as is the rest of it. Definitely a touring cut and not a sport cut.
That said it's very comfortable.
I ordered the high vis and it's brilliant! Very visible and looks awesome!
The build quality seems very high and I didn't find any loose seems etc...
The "airflow" is pretty much a joke. But that's ok because I ordered this for the colder months as I have a dainese air flux for the summer. Between putting a base layer under the air flux and being able to take in/out the thermal liner on this I am going to be comfortable no matter the conditions.
I haven't got a chance to test the waterproofing yet. But I will get many opportunities here in Alabama.
Revzilla is great as always.
Rides: 2012 Honda CBR250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket Focus Simplicity and functionality are the concepts behind this summer jacket that ensures ample ventilation even on the hottest city streets and country roads thanks to large-sized fabric inserts. Elevated comfort also in terms of ergonomics is ensured thanks to waist, collar and cuff adjustment possibilities and inserts in elasticated fabric. Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard and a pocket for a G-type back protector complete the profile of this jacket with an excellent quality/price ratio. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric XY Stum fabric D-Stone fabric Adjustment strap on neck Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Perforated fabric Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 4 Outer pockets Note Video shows pre-production jacket without reflective stripes on sleeves, but jacket does include the reflective stripes.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Good jacket, but workmanship could be higher.
PostedJune 26, 2013
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Parakalien
From Hamilton
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
My chest measured 32, my waist 28, my sleve 22.
By their size chart this would put me even smaller than the size 42 but with longer arms...
I purchased the size 44 in grey since it was the only one in stock at the time and it is large in the chest but only by a bit.
The waist fits perfectly. The sleeves are a little too short.
The torso is *way* too short. It is a good 1" above my belt line and rides up.
I didn't want it any looser in the chest so I didn't return it and get a larger size but I am a little dissapointed at how high the lower waist hem rides up.
Aside from fit the jacket looks good and flow a lot of air. It's been over 95F here with a heat index close to 107F and it's still comfterable riding with this jacket.
I do have an issue with the quality. There are more than a few seems with threads coming out.
At this price I would expect better quality.
The price should be lower for a jacket of this quailty in my opinion.
To sum it up in one sentence, The style and comfort are great, but the sizing is not right for my tall, slender body type. and I expected highter quality from Dainese.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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From its Fiberlgass/Kevlar Matrix Shell to its wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics and breathable, removable and washable KwikWick Liner The feature and construction of the EXO-700 rival much more expensive helmets on the market Its unique EverClear faceshield delivers state-of-the-art fog-free performance along with a unique anti-scratch hardened coating The SpeedShift quick-change shield system provides easy faceshield changes in ten seconds or less Developed in real world conditions, the EXO-700 is ready for a ride across town or across the continent Snell 2005/DOT Certified
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent helmet for the price
PostedJune 26, 2013
Customer avatar
Parakalien
From Hamilton
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 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
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
I picked this up a few months ago at a great clearence price.
The helmet looks good, the fit and finish are excellent.
It has a lot of vents but doesn't seem to flow much air. On hot days I find myself opening the visior to cool down.
The noise level is pretty average as it gets loud above 60 mph.
The thing that is very nice about this helmet is the weight. I have yet to find a lighter helmet under $300.
For the price, this is a steal. Highly recomended.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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