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    July 25, 2011
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Arai Signet-Q Hi-Viz Neon Helmet The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape. Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side) Long Oval Fit SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield Clear Pinlock Max-Vision Brow Vent Pinlock lens included Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back Long-Oval shape helps prevent Hot-Spot Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner Removable, replaceable, washable interior Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not really "Hi-Viz" yellow
PostedJune 26, 2012
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GeeBee
From Tokyo
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is a great helmet in terms of fit (for us long-oval folks) and quality. Venting is good and visor operation is very smooth.
I want to talk about the color, though. It's a bright yellow, yes, but it's not really the kind of extreme fluorescent yellow that is commonly called "Hi-Viz". I have the Rev'It Tornado Hi-Viz jacket, which is a true Hi-Viz yellow, and this helmet clashes with it because it's a much more natural shade of yellow. If you're buying the Signet-Q to wear with a true Hi-Viz jacket, then I'd get it in a neutral color like white, silver, or black. If your jacket is black, then this yellow Signet will look fine with it.
Another complaint I have with the Signet-Q is all the big logo stickers all over it. There are THREE big "Arai" logos, (front, left rear, and right rear) a DOT logo and a Snell logo, and probably some other stuff I don't remember. It all clutters up what is fundamentally a good-looking helmet! I wish Arai could be a little more discreet and not slap so many big logos and whatnot all over the thing.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Five Plus Gore-Tex Boots A fresh perspective on TCX's global best-selling boot. Major styling improvements for 2011 make this a solid pick for the touring purist. Italian styled and manufactured of full grain leather with a full Gore-Tex membrane. The X-Five Plus Gore-Tex offers excellent shin and malleolus protection with unmatched fit and finish for 2011. Full grain leather upper GoreTex lining Inner thermo contoured shin plate AntiImpact malleolus protection Shift pad integrated in the sole Rear padded calf area Rear flex bellow Touring sole, with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant TCX X-5 GTX Boot
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Way too long for my foot, even in "my size"!
PostedMay 31, 2012
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GeeBee
From Tokyo
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I am a perfect size 43 in European shoes, 9.5 in US. And I have a wide foot. So I thought this TCX boot in size 9 US/ 43 Euro would be great for me. The width is fine, but it's way too long! Plenty of extra length ahead of my toes, that makes it hard to work the shifter on my bike. Maybe the next size down would fit... but I've never worn an 8.5 in any kind of shoe, ever, since my feet stopped growing! And then maybe the width would be too tight, anyway. Something is fishy about how TCX sizes their boots; how can a 43 be way too long for me in their boots when in other companies' footwear it's my perfect size?
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Sidi Vertigo Mega Gore-Tex Boots
Sidi Vertigo Mega Gore-Tex Boots
Shock Absorbing Heel Cup Three stage, shock absorbing heel cup molded in three different densities of plastic is one element that sets the Vertigo series apart from all other sport boots. This system offers a built in shock absorbing range of 3mm. The heel cups internal area is also fully lined with impact resistant thousand-air cell memory foam for and extra level of comfort and protection. Lining Each Vertigo series boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Vertigo series boots are flly lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. Tecno VR System The Vertigo series of boots are the only race boots to offer a patented Tecno VR adjustable calf system designed to accommodate calves of virtually any size in a clean, supportive and protective design. With a simple adjustment of the Tecno knob the internal onofilament line will evenly close and wrap the boot around the riders calf in micro adjustments for a perfect fit. A maximum adjustment of 5cm is provided. Replaceable Shin Deflector and Scuff Pad The Vertigo Series offers interchangeability with its front shin guard and toe scuff pads. Choose from carbon or nylon shin piece, and either a ceramic or nylon toe scuff. Air Vent System Both the Vertigo Corsa and Vertigo employ an air ventilation system that can be opened or closed with a touch of a button depending upon a riders needs. This Malleolus guard on the outer edge of each boot also protects the small and vulnerable foot bones. Composite Inner Sole The composite inner sole of Sidi boots resists side to side compression offering greater protection compared to the leather inner soles that our competitors use. The insole features a removable arch support and will never lose its dynamic characteristics, even after months of intense use it is water resistant and is designed to withstand high footpeg pressures. Replaceable Parts Every bolt on component of each Vertigo boot is available separately. Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash. Lorica Boots outer is fully constructed with Lorica, a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Features The patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon Replaceable thermoplastic resin ankle ball protection cup Bolt on (no Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe Removable arch support Double stitched in all high stress areas New elastic panels adjacent to the entry zipper allow a bind free zip and improved fit Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad Top grain leather construction Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Mega version offers an EE width as well as increased room all around the arch area
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
A good boot, but it runs MUCH bigger than size
PostedJuly 25, 2011
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GeeBee
From Tokyo
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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I wear a 43 in street shoes and a 44 in another company's boots. I went with a 43 in this boot based on the Sidi size chart. It fits all right in terms of width (since I have a very wide foot), but the length front-to-back is WAY too long. I get massive heel lift and my foot can slide forward and backward. Not a big deal when riding, but makes the boots less than ideal for walking around off the bike. The waterproofness, style, and quality is good, but I can't understand why it feels so much longer than a size 43 should be. This is a good boot, but you should really try it on to make sure you're getting the right size.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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