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    June 19, 2013
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AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile pant for durability and comfort Knee area and the inside of the lower leg area are reinforced with highly abrasion resistant ballistic nylon Removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable quilted and warm liner zips in over a Reissa waterproof liner Pant may be worn with no lining for warmer days or with the waterproof liner for warm and wet days or with the waterproof liner and quilted liner for truly nasty days Zip open air vents are positioned on the front and rear of each leg Pleated textile panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great budget pants - hard to complain about them!
PostedFebruary 26, 2014
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Xpiotiavos
From Birmingham
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I've owned these pants for more than three years now, and have nothing bad to say about them. Not positive things include: the waterproofing is failing after lots of wear-and-tear for 3 years, they don't move as well as more expensive pants, and they fit pretty small (I normally wear a large, these are XLs and barely fit me). Speaking of non-positive things, Revzilla, why in the world are Protection and Durability the same category??? I would give these 5-star protection and 3-star durability. If you want pants that last 20 years, you're just going to have to spend more. Some things in life are simple.
But really, for $150, they're outstanding. Fit is super comfy on the bike, the armor stays in place great, they breathe like crazy in the summer and are very warm in winter with both liners. Until recently, they've kept me bone dry in up to 3 hours of riding in rain. What's to complain about?
Since I have a Rev'it jacket that I love, I'm going to get a Rev'it pair of pants now that these are no longer waterproof, but if I had an AGV jacket, I'd buy another pair in a heartbeat. (They won't zip into my jacket).
Again, in case you didn't get the picture, these are AWESOME pants for the price.
Rides: 2003 BMW F650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Michelin Anakee 3 Tires The replacement for the crowd favorite Anakee 2 tires has arrived! Michelin has vastly improved the Anakee in many ways including wear, feedback and wet weather performance. The Michelin Anakee 3 Tires are a further blend of long tread life, balance and rugged adventure. Features Performance that lasts mile after mile with a new silica tread compound yields even more mileage compared to MICHELIN Anakee 2 tires Innovative tread pattern inhibits irregular wear patterns, while evacuating water, dirt and mud Transverse grooves efficiently evacuate water for dependable wet-weather grip Beveled lateral grooves help shed mud and gravel when riding off-road Enhanced ride qualities and tire architecture engineered for easy maneuverability and precise handling Amazing stability and rider feedback, thanks to a new high-rigidity casing Indented tread grooves help to provide consistent lateral grip even as the tire wears Excellent wet traction and an innovative silica tread compounds offer the best balance between grip and durability Distinctive tread pattern pulls water away from the contact patch Note Anakee 3 tires are Bias Ply unless otherwise noted (e.g. 110/80R19 59H is a Radial Tire). TT indicates Tube Type Tire.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Couldn't be happier so far!
PostedOctober 30, 2013
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Xpiotiavos
From Birmingham
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I have had an Anakee 3 on the rear of my '03 BMW F650GS for about 2.5 months now, and have put a little over 3k miles on them so far. Most of these have been highway/interstate miles, but I have also ridden around town, on some very twisty roads in North Carolia (Cherohala Skyway!!), in the rain, and on some packed dirt/gravel roads.
Overall, this is a phenomenal tire. After 3k miles I can't see any wear at all (although I haven't bothered to bust out my micrometer to measure the treads). They're not knobbies, and I don't have engine/tank guards, so I haven't pushed it in loose dirt. But I have taken a few corners on packed dirt roads harder than I intended and the rear didn't slip even a little, which I find amazing for one that looks VERY street-focused.
On twisty mountain roads, it grips the pavement like glue, even when it's a little wet.
I'll update again with a long-term review, but suffice to say, it's time to replace my front (stock) tire now, and I didn't even bother considering anything but the Anakee 3.
Rides: 2003 BMW F650GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Joe Rocket Atomic 4.0 Jacket Rock Tex 600 outer shell 100 waterproof C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows Removable Spine Pad with pocket for optional C.E. Spine Protector Variable Flow ventilation system with waterproof zippers Cross Linked Ventilation with Wind Tunnel Cooling patent pending Sure Fit adjustable waistband Elastic sleeve adjusters Snap loops for attaching jacket to belt Removable insulated full sleeve liner Reflective stripe
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great jacket (if you get a great unit)
PostedJuly 9, 2013
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Xpiotiavos
From Birmingham
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I purchased this jacket for 4-season commuting between cities in the southeast, where sometimes rain is pretty unpredictable.
Good things first: the airflow is phenomenal for a welded-waterproof jacket. The clasp that holds open the front vents is ingenious and very effective. I wore this jacket in the dog days of summer in Alabama and Georgia and did not get overheated, and that's saying a LOT.
Style is style, but I loved it. I liked the blue shoulders and racing accents, which imho provide a great contrast for other drivers to see you. I also really liked the slim sleeves and cuffs, which went comfortably under the gauntlets on my Cortech GX-Air gloves (BRILLIANT summer gloves, fyi).
And now, for the deal breaker: mine was not waterproof. And I mean REALLY not waterproof. My left side was soaked within about 5 minutes of riding in medium-heavy rain, with water pouring in through several seams on that side.
Best I can tell, this is a manufacturing defect and I returned the jacket. I understand most people have used this jacket in heavier rain for longer and stayed dry, but my unit was faulty and Joe Rocket clearly has a QC issue to deal with.
So, bottom line, if you get a good example of the jacket, you can't go wrong. And with a manufacturer as established as Joe Rocket, it's a pretty safe bet and you can rely on them standing behind their product even when they make a mistake.
Rides: 2003 BMW F650GS
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Icon Airframe Helmet - Solid Colors The Airframe is equipped with multiple safety and comfort features, developed through exhaustive lab research and real world testing. When fitted properly, the precisely engineered Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon Fiber composite shell and energy absorbing dual-density EPS liner greatly reduce the possibility of head injuries in the event of an accident. To keep you focused on what's ahead of you the Icon Airframe is fitted with Icon's new Proshield. Not only is the Proshield available in a variety of tinted styles with side plates for more graphic real estate, it features the Prolock shield lock system to keep your shield locked down. Even during those 150mph head-checks. Additionally, the HydraDry moisture wicking material used throughout the interior comfort liner and extensive venting system combine to produce the industry's most ventilated and comfortable helmet. Features DOT and ECE22.05 approved Fiberglass, Carbon Fiber/Dyneema shell for strength Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Oversized intake and exhaust ports Removable chin curtain Quick-change fog-free proshield with sideplates Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Removable Hydradry moisture wicking liner Secure shield locking system
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Failed design!
PostedJune 23, 2013
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Xpiotiavos
From Birmingham
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I have had this helmet for over a year now, and cannot wait to replace it with a Shoei. The style, airflow, protection, and field of view are all on par, in my opinion, with $3-500 helmets. The GLARING design flaw is the eps foam shape and padding combo: The helmet presses against my forehead to the point of leaving an indention in my skin after 20 min rides. I would chalk it up to my headshape, but icon placed a big seam (i.e., an area of zero padding) exactly where the forehead contacts the helmet, which is a design flaw so ridiculous that it makes the helmet trash.
So, why keep it for so long? Well, like I said, I just assumed my head was the wrong shape. The final straw to me hating this helmet is that the padding in the helmet has degraded drastically over the past month and is now 10x less comfortable than before.
Overall, I think Icon did a poor job on their padding, which is (thankfully so far) the only aspect of the helmet Ive been able to really tesy out.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots Brand new for Fall 2011, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex XCR Boots offer motorcycle protection with hiking-boot style and comfort. They'll get you through the worst of weather conditions thanks to the Gore-Tex XCR waterproof and breathable membrane. Although it is quite a mouthful, the Alpinestars CR-4 Gore-Tex Boots deliver in performance what they lack in brevity. That is to say, we think the Alpinestars CR4 Boots will be some of the most popular motorcycle boots for Fall 2011. Features Upper constructed from a combination of PU coated leather, suede and textile Breathable mesh lining on the collar and tongue and features waterproof and highly breathable GORE-TEX XCR membrane Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the leather Hiking boot style lace system with metal eyelets and top hooks Wrap-around rubber outsole reinforced with metal shank in the heel and a TPU shank in the Plantar Arch for enhanced rigidity PU coated leather shift area Reflective inserts on the rear of the boot Shock absorbing EVA midsole Mesh lined, anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed Note Anthracite/Red colorway is more Orange than Red.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Riding boots for everyday life
PostedJune 19, 2013
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Xpiotiavos
From Birmingham
State:AL
Rider Type:Commuter
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
These are the first motorcycle boots I've ever owned, and could not be happier. I've always been an avid hiker and my wardrobe shows it, so these boots fit perfectly with my style and don't scream MOTORCYCLE when I walk into a room. But they're stiff, comfortable on 7-hour rides, and while I wouldn't take them into the backcountry of a National Park, they're perfectly good for light hiking.
I've stood in 4 inches of water and my feet stayed dry. If I ride in heavy rain, my feet do sometimes get wet but that's 100% a function of my riding pants being just-a-little too short for me and water gets in from the top of the boot. If I wore proper rain pants, my feet would stay bone dry.
I've had the boots for a year and a half now and they're not even the slightest bit worn-looking.
My feet sweat in the summer but I'm from Alabama so I'm used to it :). No boot in the world will keep your feet from sweating in 100 degrees and 80% humidity. I wear these boots year round.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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