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Alpinestars Apex Drystar Gloves A mix of leather and textile provides a comfortable feel for the city commuter or easy touring rider. The Apex glove features an extra warm and cozy thermal velour liner combined with Alpinestars 100 waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane to keep cold and wet weather away from hands. Features Goatskin glove chassis with padded textile palm reinforcements Molded PU knuckle and foam padding on fingers Ultra-Flexible accordion textile on top of the hand and around the thumb Full-length wrist gauntlet with dual wrist adjustment and accordion panel on long wrist closure tab Soft, insulated velour lining Heat-molded, foam-injected Astars logo and Astar rivet on wrist strap Embroidered Astar logo on forefinger
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Winter Glove At Low Costs
PostedFebruary 9, 2014
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I live in the Bay Area of California, so weather RARELY hits below 45F during winter, even at night, unless you live near the mountains.
Comfort/Feel:
This glove surprisingly has very good feedback while gripping the controls! Compared to other winter gloves, this is a very slim glove, as in not bulky. Nothing bunches/scrunches in the glove so you don't get any pinches or pressure points.
Warmth:
This glove holds fairly well to temperatures as low as 55F or so. At around 55F, your fingers start to get a little chilly, but it's nothing excruciating. You could probably go below this temperature and still be fine but this is from what I experience. The temperature hasn't gone low enough for me to say anything else.
Waterproof:
I would say the glove is more water resistant that proof. But for sub $100 glove, it holds up just fine! It started storming here recently and my hands got slightly moist, but not soaked, I just kept it near the heater after I got home to dry it out.
Sizing:
This definitely fits 1 size small, most likely due to the fleece lining. I'm usually a small in almost every glove, I went with the Medium and the fit was spot on. Only complaint is the the index finger is a big too long so I have a bit of extra space there.
Conclusion:
If you need a pair of winter gloves but your area rarely hits lower than 45-50's and your winters are short, then this is definitely the glove to buy! It's probably the best sub $100 glove you could get that keeps your hands warm and gives you great feedback from controls. If your area hits lower than 45's and you have long winters, I would suggest something with a bit beefier.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Stellar Leather Jacket This sport-oriented jacket is an ideal pick for anyone looking for a stylish, durable design thats equally at home on the street or at the track, yet doesnt compromise comfort or safety. The REVIT Stellars protective properties start with its durable Monaco Performance cowhide outer shell, and continue with integrated CE-approved armor inserts at the elbows and shoulders. To extend its usable seasonal range it comes with a removable thermal body warmer, which can easily be zipped out when not needed. For a complete outfit, the Warrior trousers offer a great match for this jacket. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer Shell Monaco Performance cowhide, PWRshell 500D stretch, PWRwax 500D Insulation Detachable thermal bodywarmer Composition Outer shell 73 leather, 26 polyamide, 1 elastane Lining 100 polyester Thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100 polyester) Protection ProLife dual-comp CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type RV Type RV / Size 03 fits 46-48 Type RV / Size 04 fits 50-54 Type RV / Size 05 fits 56-58 Visibility Reflection at elbows ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Race fit, regular Adjustability Adjustment straps at waist Ventilation Ventilation panels at chest and back Features Comfort collar and cuffs, stretch lips at shoulders, upper arms and elbows, short and long connection zipper Pockets Slit pockets, inner pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome Aggressive Jacket!
PostedSeptember 3, 2013
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Chest: 35.5"
Weight: 125lbs
Height: 5'8"
Size Purchased: 36US/46EURO
Fitment:
Fits very snug, especially around my elbows/forearms, but loosened up after a bit of wearing. There is still plenty of room to stretch due to the mesh panels on the arms though. I'm a pretty slim/small guy and this jacket fit like a glove for me. It still has a little bit of room around the chest, so if you're about a 36 (+/- 1") it should still fit you fairly well. The waist is adjustable, so having a 29" waist, I was able to tighten lower part of the jacket to fit me better. This is a "race" jacket so your arms are going to be forced into a semi bent form when standing still. It doesn't bother me, but if you like your arms straight then might want to look elsewhere haha. Another note is that this jacket sits higher than your standard one, it will sit just a little above your waist so if you wear long shirts or "sag" your pants, then it's going to be exposing all that.
Airflow:
It's decent but not that great, but what else would you expect from a leather jacket? The center is perforated so some air comes through, but I do feel the wind seep through at freeway speeds around the arms where it's mesh.
Protection:
The armor that came with the jacket seems very sturdy and flexible to your movements. They don't feel cheap or light but more dense. I upgraded with the new Rev'It Seesoft backprotector and really love it! I got the RV-03 size for the 36US/46EURO but you can double check on their backprotector chart.
Overall, this is a great jacket! Especially if you're looking to make it a 2-piece suit for the occasional track or weekend canyon fun!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REVIT Seesoft Back Protector Insert The revolutionary new REVIT See Soft CE-Level 2 back protector is designed to absorb multiple impacts without compromising on comfort, ventilation or freedom of movement. The highly impact-resistant blend of Nitrille and Polynorbornene rubber results in a memory foam that is multi-impact rated and CE Certified to the highest level of prEN 1621-22010 level 2. In the case of severe angular impact, the individual Memory Foam layers will shift relative to one another, resulting in impact dispersion over a larger effective surface area and therefore minimizing the energy that is transmitted to the spine and back. The Seesoft back protector performs extremely consistently in all weather conditions and is unaffected by temperature ranges from -4 F to +104 F (-20 C to +40 C). Most REV'IT jackets are designed to accommodate a Seesoft CE Level 2 back protector insert. Newer jackets will have a marking on the protector pocket that indicates the matching type and size of the protector. For additional information, please see the Seesoft Back Protector Insert Fit Chart (pdf) .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great back protector insert!
PostedMay 27, 2013
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought the RV-03 for my Rev'It Stellar jacket in 46Euro. It was a bit tricky to get the insert in and the pocket in the jacket doesn't have much room for the insert to move around.
Easiest way I found was to insert the lower end first then try and fold the insert gently in half and put the upper end of the pocket over it. The pocket is literally an EXACT fit which is why it is difficult to place inside. However, once in, the insert does not move and is very secure!
It's very soft and has some decent size holes for perforation. It hasn't been very hot, so I haven't been able to test the "air flow" of it.
The insert is also very flexible, you don't even notice it once you start riding. I am confident that in the case I hit something, this will greatly reduce the damage I would receive without one. Definitely going to purchase another one for my Rev'it Airwave jacket!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shark Speed-R Helmet - Solid Colors SHARK is proud to present a new philosophy. Utilizing all SHARKs expertise in safety, innovation and function the SPEED-R is a helmet specifically designed to meet the passionate demands of un-faired motorcycle riders. Double blade air spoiler positioned at the rear of the Speed-R, it allows the air to flow above and below the blade, hence the dual venturi effect to extract warm air from the helmet. Spoiler/stabilizer at its rear base trim the Speed-R has a spoiler, which stabilizes the helmet and the cancels the buffering effect. The immediate benefit is no air turbulence running inside the helmet and greater stability at a steady speed. Features Includes Pinlock shield and lens Latest generation composite long fibre construction Integrated, drop down sun visor Extensive wind-tunnel testing to perfect aerodynamics and ventilation system for use with naked road bikes Double cavity rear spoiler creates faster air circulation to drastically reduce fogging Rear deflector stabilizer reduces helmet buffeting Faceshield varies in thickness and is optically correct, scratch resistant and anti-fog coated Completely remove and washable COOLMAX lining Shark Easy Fit glasses system offers wearers a comfort lining which has a pre-tted system to accommodate all types of glasses ECE 2205 and DOT approved Two shell sizes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome helmet! A little bit loud though
PostedOctober 29, 2012
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I bought this helmet recently and put about 500 miles on it so far, it's still being broken in as we speak but I have done some long distance riding with this helmet as well.
First off, the flip down sunglasses is awesome! Don't need a second visor anymore and when it gets dark, you can just flip it back up! The latch is very easy to find even with gloves on, nearly impossible to miss it. It covers a good portion when you pull it down so there's no awkward lighting coming in from the bottom of your face.
The faceshield itself is also very good. It's very sturdy and middle is pretty thick, and it thins out towards the end. This does not look cheap at all. If you take a good look at it, it seems very beefy and is very very durable unlike most faceshields that are just thin pieces of plastic (or whatever material they use). As far as I can tell, it's practically fog-free, though it hasn't gotten to cold here in Cali yet, lowest was about 50*F so far and as long as you keep moving it will stay clear!
Airflow is quite good! I noticed I get a lot of air flowing in from the bottom of my chin, not sure how they wind is getting there, could be because this helmet was made more on the naked bike style? It's not a problem for me though. The top vents are a slightly trickier to find, the button is a little small but you get use to it after a couple of tries.
Paint job on it is amazing. Very nice and smooth. No blemishes and you can tell it's a quality helmet! I got plain white and it's awesome! I normally don't like white helmets but this one was different, looked very good in white.
Spoiler is also very nice! Compared to my Bell Vortex and my brother's Arai Quantum II, it's a lot more stable! It's obviously louder than the Arai, but it's not as loud as the Bell Vortex which is notorious for being very loud. It's somewhere in between, but I always wear earplugs of some sort when I ride.
Comfort is on par, if not, better than the Arai's. Could be the headshape too (i'm not sure). My brother wore my helmet to give it a try (we're both smalls) and he said it's even more comfortable than his Arai. Given that the cheek area is slightly narrower than the Arai, but I haven't fully broken in the helmet yet!
Everything is very easier to take apart, the visor takes literally 5 seconds to take off and another 2-3 to put on. I haven't tried to take off the sunglasses yet, but from what I saw on the manual, it was pretty easy too. The liner is fully removable and very easy to take off. Some velcro, and some buttons and they're out!
All in all, I love this new helmet! Everything about it is amazing and took quite a lot of engineering involved as far as I could see. Only thing they could work on is the noise level of the helmet.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 REV'IT! Tarmac Race Suit
REV'IT! Tarmac Race Suit
REVIT Tarmac Race Suit REVIT starts with the best selection of safety-stitched Grade A leather, Kevlar stretch, and Pro-Life armor. Add MotoGP developed dual-comp shoulder and elbow hard parts, and a fitting shape that can only come from Engineered Skin. Throw in our new Hydra bag-ready speed hump, and a washable, removable liner. The result The REVIT Tarmac Suit. An aggressive and protective one-piece leather race suit built to fit like no other suit youve ever owned before. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell X-lite cowhide, Monaco Performance cowhide, PWRKevlar stretch, PWRshell 500D stretch, neoprene, Lorica Composition outer shell 83 leather, 15 polyamide, 1 aramid, 1 polyurethane lining 81 polyester, 17 polyamide, 2 elastane Protection Dual-comp protectors at shoulders and elbows, Dual-comp knee slider type A, ProLife CE protection at shoulders, elbows and knees, perforated EVA foam at back and hips, safety stitching, double leather seat ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit, tight Ventilation VCS I speed hump hydra bag prepared, fully perforated outer shell at chest and sleeves, ventilation panel at upper legs Features comfort collar and cuffs, stretch lips at shoulders, back, elbows and knees, removable lining Pockets inner pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing one-piece suit!!!
PostedOctober 23, 2012
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Preshape
Relaxed
Aggressive & Tight
Tight
I've probably worn this suit about a dozen times now, mainly for spirited canyon riding. Each ride is usually anywhere from 60-100 miles. Not too many miles on it, but enough to let me write a detailed review on this amazing suit.
Fit/Sizing: Race-Fit, slightly tight.
Compared to a normal jacket, this will be a little bit tighter around the body just because it's meant for racing. You can still go by normal sizing however. I am 5'8", 129lbs, slim built, I do go the gym but I'm not bulky or "buff", I bought a 46EU/36US and there is still a tiny bit of room around the waist area, the chest fits perfectly fine (35.5" chest roughly).
When you first put it on (depending on your built) it will feel tight, which is normal but make sure you can still fit a back protector in it because that 2cm thick piece of foam will not protect you much in a low or high side.
Features:
A good size speed hump, you don't need a huge one, unless you are going to professionally race in my opinion. Like the Revzilla says, you can fit a camo-pack bladder in it for water, it has the holes and everything. However I realized it's pretty hard to fit one into the speed hump without feeling a huge bulge against your back. I'm not sure if they make "speed-hump-specific" bladders but I bought a small 20oz one and it seemed to fit okay.
There are accordion-panels on the elbow, knees and back area for stretching and more comfort. This allows the suit to stay tight as well as allow you to go full tuck and hunch over at the same time. You don't feel any tugging on your neck or shoulders which is great.
A lot of breathable material around the crotch and armpits for stretching and airflow. The whole suit is practically perforated as well so you will never feel hot in it (as long as you are moving).
My favorite part of the suit is the aluminum protector! The shoulders and elbow both have them and it gives the suit a very aggressive look.
The neck has the neoprene material (I think that's what it's called) which is very soft against the skin and doesn't cause irritation or anything.
The inner liner is removable for washing and the back is very comfortable! It has this 3D look to it that creates airpockets supposedly to keep your warm/cool depending on the weather. I however did not notice anything since I wear an external back protector, the Forcefield T-Pro kevlar one (which i HIGHLY recommend).
If you care enough, they have a name tag location at the middle of the zipper area around the chest. A nice add-on for the aggressive track riders incase anything happens.
OVERALL: Suit is VERY VERY comfortable and I highly recommend it! Especially for the people on the slimmer side, Rev'It makes their fit more slim than most brands I know so it was great for me. The decals on the suit were great, color scheme is awesome and the aluminum protectors are an awesome feature as well. I just wish they would tell you what kind of "hydra-bag" would best fit in the speed-hump or make one themselves so it has perfect fitment.
If anyone is in need of a track suit or just a suit for the weekend carving, I definitely recommend this to everyone! Amazing suit.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese D6 Riding Jeans A casual, comfortable alternative to riding pants, the Dainese D6 offer a more incognito option to your waredrobe while still retaining excellent protection via the DuPont Kevlar reinforcements. Not only are the knees backed with Kevlar jersey, the entire fabric on the Dainese D6 Jeans is interwoven with Kevlar yarn making them a unique addition to today's selection of riding jeans. Features Denim fabric with woven with Kevlar yarn Internal reinforcements with Kevlar jersey by knees Belt loops 5 outer pockets Reflective details on rear of jeans and under back of cuffs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome pair of jeans and comfortable!!
PostedApril 24, 2012
Customer avatar
Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I got these as a birthday gift from my brother and these are awesome! At first, I was a bit confused because I didn't see any kevlar patches, besides at the knee, but then I read up on the jeans and turns out that the entire pair of jeans is sewed with kevlar stitching! The knee has extra reinforcement kevlar panel sewed in like the other jeans.
I use to own a Shift kevlar pair of jeans and those were really good too, especially for the price! However, these Dainese jeans really show you quality craftsmanship and even though it's more expensive than the others, you have to take into account that the entire pair of jeans has kevlar stitched in it rather than panels.
Airflow, I would say is like any other jeans. The jeans aren't really that thick and are actually pretty soft, even though it's thin I would not question it's ability to prevent/soften road rash damage. I also wear knee-armor under the jeans because it does not offer any impact protection, it also does not have pockets in the knee. I would ALWAYS recommend strap on knee armor because if you fall (unless your jeans are super skin tight like a suit) they will move around and probably won't be in the same location when you hit the ground.
There are reflective panels on the jeans! And these are BRIGHT when shined on. I really love the "Dainese" name under the cuffs of the legs when you flip it up. Also under the belt line has another one that's reflective.
I'm about a 5'8.5", slim build (125 lbs), normally wear a waist 29 and it was a bit loose for me even though all the other jeans i've had were snug around the waist. When these came, it came as a 29/34, I would say it fit more like a 30 for the waist. Even though it's a bit longer than standard, once you flip the cuff up by maybe 1"-1.5" it's fine because when you ride, the jeans will ride up a little. Feels a lot better to have pants that cover your ankles/shin when you ride compared to normal pants (won't feel like you stole a 12 year old's pair of pants).
Comfort is very good also. The inside is very soft, especially around the knees, thanks to the extra kevlar panel which seems to be covered with some really soft cotton. The pockets are a little tight though, especially when you try to pull your phone or wallet out while still sitting on your bike!
Style is more of a relaxed/baggy fit. It's not as bad as the shifts jeans but it's still a little bit more relaxed than most. I really like slim/tailored fit pants since I'm so skinny, a relaxed/baggy fit makes me look weird. I thought these were fine though! All in all, these are a great pair of jeans for when you want to commute, or just hit up the canyon roads but go at it at a relaxed pace but still have good protection.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Patrol Waterproof Gloves Eighty percent of the controls on a motorcycle are operated with your hands. The Patrol waterproof gloves were designed to keep you in control when the weather turns foul. The fully insulated and waterproof design provides maximum comfort and protection. The chassis is not only waterproof but features a mild precurve design to reduce hand fatigue. The palm is constructed of Battlehide goatskin for optimum feedback yet maintaining durability. Reinforced rubber knuckle armor covers the backhand along with a reflective graphics package. Finally, an integrated goggle wipe built into the thumb helps keep your shield clear. Waterproof textile chassis Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin palm Reinforced rubber knuckle armor Reflective graphics Goggle wipe on thumb Precurved palm and finger design
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome pair of gloves!
PostedDecember 23, 2011
Customer avatar
Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Came back from my tahoe trip and saw a UPS box on top of my desk. Opened it up and saw a nice pair of Icon Patrol gloves!
The knuckles are really cool looking also. It looks like carbon fiber, but the materials doesn't say anything about it so I guess it just looks like it. Nonetheless, it's a hardy piece of material with some flex in it for comfort.
So far it hasn't rained, so I haven't been able to use the shield wiper but my friend's are all jealous of it!
The micro velcro system is amazing! No scratching at all and it holds up real well. The wrist closure is awesome as well with the strap. The little buckle to hold the extra strap works well as well to prevent things from flying around while you ride.
I can't really say it has good airflow, because I think if it did, your hands would freeze up. I wore them today in the evening around 5pm, I think outside was about 47*F (I was too excited and really wanted to try them out). They really did keep my hands warm though! Took off the gloves and had a little sweat in them. Only complain though is that the fingers are a big long for me. It takes some getting use to, especially when transitioning between braking and throttle, the tips seem to graze the brake lever so it was a bit weird for me, but I got use to it after a while.
I later wore them around 9pm, when it dropped to 40*F or lower and they were amazing! My hands were warm and it was easy to feel the controls (not as easy as normal gloves of course because of it's thickness). I wear a small in everything and other than the slightly longer finger tips, the palm and everything else fit perfectly. Sometimes the palm can get a little uncomfortable because the inside liner seems to scrunch up a little but you just have to adjust your hand a little and it's fine afterwards.
These are definitely a great pair of gloves especially for the price! Haven't tested in rain but from the looks of other reviews they work fine as well! I'm going to enjoy my warm hands now =]
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Front Tire The new Q2 incorporates race-tested advancements that add up to a vastly superior tire equally at home on the street or the track. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear steering no matter what shape, speed or camber the corner, and at all lean angles Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially better grip and handling New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response in the front tire and increase cornering stability in both tires Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlops Jointless Band (JLB) construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass distortion, plus stiffer overall construction to meet high-performance demands and provide a more consistent contact patch Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome overall tire!
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tire as mentioned about the rear tire. Great traction and life so far! I noticed that these tires are harder to get rid of your "chicken strips." I've seen people at the track use these tires and they were dragging knee and getting the bike really low and they still had a small line of chicken strips which I think is good, think of it as an emergency life-line since you still have a little extra room for grip if needed.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dunlop Sportmax Q2 Rear Tire The new Dunlop Q2 incorporates race-tested advancements that add up to a vastly superior tire equally at home on the street or the track. Intuitive Response Profile (IRP) technology in the rear tire intuitively allows the rider greater latitude in line choice while cornering and provides amazingly linear steering no matter what shape, speed or camber the corner, and at all lean angles Radical new profile puts down a bigger footprint at extreme lean angles while also allowing greater lean angles and higher corner speeds to provide substantially better grip and handling Dunlops advanced Multi-Tread technology combines the benefits of a tough, long-wearing center compound for increased mileage with a special lateral-grip compound on each shoulder for superior cornering traction New carcass construction in both the front and rear tires includes newly designed continuous hex beads that are both lighter and stronger to enhance steering response in the front tire and increase cornering stability in both tires Q2 rear tire features a newly developed, stiffer version of Dunlops Jointless Band (JLB) construction that utilizes a continuously wound aramid belt for reduced carcass distortion, plus stiffer overall construction to meet high-performance demands and provide a more consistent contact patch Dunlop Tire Tips Guide (pdf)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome overall tire!
PostedOctober 17, 2011
Customer avatar
Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I've had these tires for about 1,500 miles and they have performed flawlessly! Tire life seems to be pretty good on these since I still have a lot of tread left! They grip really well around the twisties, which I go about 3-4 times a month and about 60-70 miles each time. The rest is usually for commuting to school and to work. I never had a tire slipped even when taking some quick turns and wet traction is also really good.
They warm up pretty quick for me and after a couple of turns you can go balls out! (Where legal! aka the Track). I have ridden a couple times at a quick pace with friends in the twisties and they held up well. NO complaints here!!
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth 3.0 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Universal Intercom allows pairing to another brands of Bluetooth headsets Ultra HD Voice Recording compatible with the Sena GP10 Bluetooth Back for GoPro and Sena Prism Bluetooth Action Camera Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Advanced Noise Control Improved wind and engine noise reduction Sidetone Now you can hear yourself talk similar to a Goldwing or Harley Davidson intercom Built-in SBC Codec Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery In the Box Headset Main Unit Speaker-Microphone Clamp Unit USB Power and Data Cable (Micro USB) Cigarette Lighter Charger (Micro USB) 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable Glued Surface Mounting Adaptor Microphone Sponge Velcro Pads for Speakers Allen Wrench Speaker Pads Microphone Cap Please Note Some of the above features require updating to the latest firmware version. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies . SMH10-10
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Bluetooth!
PostedSeptember 19, 2011
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Dann
From Burlingame
State:CA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I currently own a Bell Vortex and it fit very well on the helmet. Extremely easy to install, just 2 bolts and it comes with the allen wrench to install it as well. Setting up the bluetooth was easy like any other, and pairing them was also very easy, just need to look at the flashing blue/red light.
As reviewed by many, the Bell Vortex is a loud helmet so once you hit over 50-60mph, hearing clearly becomes quite challenging. Could also be because I wear earplugs all the time otherwise my ears will hurt. I became tired of only being able to use this while on local streets that have a maximum limit of 45mph so I searched their website and found new mounting system for it. Instead of having built in speakers, it comes with no speakers, but with an audio jack. I simply put on my skull candies (use them as ear plugs as well), slip on my helmet and plug the audio into the jack and it works like a charm! I can hear people on the phone or music even when I'm going 70mph+.
My brother on the other hand has a Arai Quantum II and he didn't need to replace the mount. He used the stock one and hasn't had any problems with hearing so it is probably just my helmet.
For either of the mounts, the mic is works very well. I have called people while riding or picked up calls and they thought i was in my room alone. They couldn't hear any ambient noises even though my helmet is loud and it's crystal clear to them!
OVerall, I have recommended this product to all my friends and told them that if they find it hard to hear on freeways, simply just buy a new mounting system. I believe it costs around $35-$40. Bluetooth still works the same, you don't need to plug the ear buds to your phone, just to the helmet. The life of the battery if also very good. I have gone on rides for multiple days for about 2 hours each time and it can last me about a week and that's with music playing all the time and occasional calls.
Rides: 2009 Honda CBR600RR ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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