Chris L.
 
 
 
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    September 17, 2010
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    July 9, 2011
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Pirelli Angel ST Sport Touring Front Tire New generation of sport touring compound maximum safety feeling on wet / cold conditions without compromising dry grip EMS (Extended Milage Sport) tires are tailored for the latest sport and supersport touring bikes The perfect tires for performance, style and comfort Creative and functional tread design Patented 0steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior in the wet and dry Innovative tread design offers mileage while maintaining an appealing tread design Visual appearance of the tread changes in the first stage of tire life to reflect the double soul of the product
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing transitions
PostedJuly 9, 2011
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Chris L.
From Glendale, Arizona
State:AZ
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What I really LOVE about this set of tires is the transitions from full left lean to full left lean while in the "twisties". The tires are made with one compound instead of two, and uses different belt tensions. This, IMHO makes the transitions from left to right and back again, and again, very EFFORTLESS. I have ridden several tires, i.e. Metzlers, Conti's, and Bridgestones, but have never felt so confident as I do with the Pirelli Angel ST's. I cannot speak to the traction in wet conditions. I live in Arizona and can speak of traction in dry, sandy, rough pavement conditions, and could not be happier with the performance of these tires in those conditions.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pirelli Angel ST Sport Touring Rear Tire New generation of sport touring compound maximum safety feeling on wet / cold conditions without compromising dry grip EMS (Extended Milage Sport) tires are tailored for the latest sport and supersport touring bikes The perfect tires for performance, style and comfort Creative and functional tread design Patented 0steel belt radial structure and advanced compounding technology provides balanced behavior in the wet and dry Innovative tread design offers mileage while maintaining an appealing tread design Visual appearance of the tread changes in the first stage of tire life to reflect the double soul of the product Note E Spec tires are OE on Buell XB12T, BMW R 1200R, R 1200RT, R 1200ST, F 800ST K 1200GT and Yamaha FJR 1300 and is reinforced for heavier sport touring bikes.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome!
PostedMay 12, 2011
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Chris L.
From Glendale, Arizona
State:AZ
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I love this tire. I like the idea of the tire having two different steel belts in the carcass instead of two different rubber compounds on the tire. The tire handles amazingly well in dry situations. I live in Arizona, so wet performance will have to wait for quite awhile to critique. Pirelli is the parent company of Metzeler and the tire technology on the Metzeler Roadtec Interact (Z6 & Z8) are the same as the Pirelli ST. Only the tire tread is different. I have the Metzeler Z6 interact on the front, and the Angel ST on the rear, and the handling is amazing for a BMW R1200RT. I am sure the tire life will exceed my expectations.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Firstgear Hiprotec Comfort Armor
Firstgear Hiprotec Comfort Armor
Slimmest CE-approved armor available (6mm) Patented snap fastening system Large size for shoulders, elbows and knees Medium size for smaller men and women Can be used in apparel from any manufacturer Sold individually, ordering one of these units gets you one piece of armor
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Light weight to be sure
PostedMay 4, 2011
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Chris L.
From Glendale, Arizona
State:AZ
Rider Type:Hyper Miler
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I received my order today and found that there is no documentation for this product included in the shipping package. I called Revzilla and spoke with a customer service agent who helped me orient the armor. Apparently, the smooth side of the armor goes toward your knee, and the bumpy side faces out. That being said, the armor is very light and very thin. I have seen demonstrations on how this armor works and I have no fears about the armor being protective and safe for riding.
I replaced the foam knee protection in my Firstgear Mesh tec 2.0 pants, which felt a bit flimsy to me and did not inspire much confidence.
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200RT
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei CW-1 Faceshield The Shoei CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest , Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets Features Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back into contact with the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional racing shields with tear-off posts are available Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Mellow Smoke refers to a tint that is lighter than the Light Smoke shield Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Not too dark
PostedSeptember 20, 2010
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Chris L.
From Glendale, Arizona
The shield appears to be quite dark from the outside, but surprisingly light when looking out. At first I was disappointed, but later, I was coming back from a late afternoon ride, and it started to get dark. I did not carry a clear shield, but found I did not need one as this shield allowed plenty of light in at dusk.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
An awesome helmet!
PostedSeptember 17, 2010
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Chris L.
From Glendale, Arizona
This is my first review, so be gentle, lol. This helmet is amazing. I have owned at least 50 helmets in my time riding. Some more expensive than the Qwest, some less. But, I must say, none of them impressed me right out of the box like the Qwest.
One of my biggest peeves about full face helmets is that they can be terribly noisy. With vents here, there, everywhere, some added on, some look like they were poorly glued on, but always adding to noise inside the helmet. So, let's start with first impressions: Right out of the box, I noticed a beautiful finish on the helmet, and the perfect fit of all plastic vent controls. I observed that the front vent, nicely incorporated into the brow of the helmet, was glove friendly, and simple to open and close. As I viewed the rear vents, I was amazed and pleased to see that you can open and close the exhaust vents easily. They are nicely incorporated into the rear of the helmet, and, as state previously, easy to operate with gloves.
Next, is fit. Snug at first, not tight, just snug. But it makes you feel "at home" and safe. No kidding, I mean exactly what I say. The shield closes with an authoritative snap, and I have great confidence that this helmet will, in fact, be much quieter than the HJC AC-12 Carbon that I am replacing.
Last but not least...WEIGHT!. Coming from a full carbon helmet, I expected more weight. This is light and neutral on my head.
I like this helmet a great deal. It is designed for those of us who do not ride in a tucked position, and therefore, the ventilation will work for Sport Touring, Touring, and naked bike riders. Oh and let's not forget the price line. This, is perfect in price. A great, mid range, quiet, full featured helmet for less than $350.00 [Shoei Qwest Solid Color - Light Silver Helmet]. Can you say BARGAIN!
My review of Revizilla will be much more positive than this, lol.
Pros Great Value, Comfortable, Fashionable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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