Stuart K.
 
 
 
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    February 26, 2011
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    April 1, 2014
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Held Phantom 2 Gloves The Held Phantom Glove has been a favorite in the Held range for years, and has been been improved in the new Phantom II. Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather and rayskin trim, real titanium knuckle shell and impact-absorbing special foam provide top notch protection. Outer Shell Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather Colorfast sweat-proof Unlined Fit and Features Pre-formed, crease-free palm Special step seam avoids pressure points on inner hand enhances feel Tunnel strap Visor wipe Perforated finger side walls Protection Titanium knuckle protectors GFK protectors on edge of hand, covered with Superfabric brand material Highly abrasion-resistant stingray leather, underlaid with shock-absorbing gel on ball of thumb SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on fingers SUPROTECT shock-absorbing special foam on and over back of hand ball of thumb Kevlar protection on back of hand
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great glove
PostedApril 1, 2014
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I have been wearing the Phantom since Held first released them, the original Phantom is my favorite glove, I have owned a least 4 pairs of them for my racing seasons, currently still have 2 that I wear.
Figured I would give these a shot since they were on sale for a while when the original distributor dropped them. I have only done a track weekend in them, but so far they are OK, the fit in the hand seems to be just as good as the originals, but like some others on here the thumb for some reason is a little long. Then my biggest complaint is the new knuckle system, I know it is supposed to help move air, but really it is just a little too big compared to the old style, which fits over my knuckles perfectly.
I have not crashed in these so I can not comment on that, but they seem to be built just as well as the OGs. Still has the sting ray in the palm and their new material on the forearm and pinky. It does feel like they added a bit more foam on the inside which is nice also, and the kangaroo leather still allows plenty of feel. These gloves will last a lifetime if taken care of. One of my OG pairs have gone down at least 3 times since owning and still have barely any sign of the damage done to the rest of my body and the bike. :D
So all around the glove is a great glove if it fits your hand properly. I just do not get why the thumb is so long and why the knuckle protection has to be so big, other than that I trust this glove to do its job and hopefully I will just get used to the thumb part over this coming season.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Puma 1000 v3 Boots The 1000v3 boot was developed with the help of Grand Prix riders and is a pro-level boot suited for any kind of road-racing activity due to its improved safety components. Features Intelligent Safety The Ghost Doctor protection device has been designed after the medically defined angles of no return, beyond which you would suffer from serious ankle injury. It limits the movement range in all four directions and becomes active when the ankle reaches a dangerous angle, making it an intelligent protection device thats there only when you need it most Increased Protection The Exo Low has a 360 degree cockpit construction that wraps under the heel, maximizing stability and increasing lateral impact protection Improved Cushioning A small cushioning structure is built into the lower portion of the Exo Low to provide vertical impact protection in the event of a high-speed crash The third generation 1000v3 benefits from ongoing evolutional change. The 1000v3 features flexible nylon toe sliders, a Bifit footbed with cut outs to improve flexibility in the forefoot, more flexible lining for easy step in/out, and modifications to the exo-low and calf protector to make the boot more able to withstand the rigors of competition
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not a bad boot
PostedNovember 29, 2013
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I have now had these for a full season. They are a good boot, they have been wrecked in and I walked away everytime. I am kind of disappointed in the support for these boots though. One of my lowsides grinded off the latch up top and it took me a while to find someone to get me parts for them. Also the tightening system in the back is not the best, my right boot has already broke and actually broke pretty quickly, but my feet fit in these pretty well so I dont really use it anyways, but even if I did they dont seem to stay tight anyways, so they are kind of a waste.
These are good boots if they fit your feet, they have great feeling, and of course look good, but I will be buying Sidi STs for next season.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Kriega US-10 Drypack The Kriega US-10 is an award-winning, high quality piece of motorcycle luggage, offering 10 liters of capacity. Like all Kriega US bags, it is a 100 waterproof Drypack with innovative design which attaches to the sub-frame, via included buckle loops and Alloy Hook Straps, for use as a motorcycle tail pack. It can also be used as a tank bag (with addition of US Tank adaptor ) or in combination with other US packs to create a supremely adaptable, modular, soft luggage system. Like the US-5, the US-10 can also be attached to any Kriega motorcycle backpack (Hydro-3, R15, R20, R25, R30 and R35) to increase capacity by 10 liters. The Kriega US-10 is a unique piece of motorcycle luggage is designed to fit most race-rep style seat pads (attachment straps included).The pack is easily attached / removed by 4 x quick-release buckles. No extra bungees or covers are needed. It can be combined with other Kriega motorcycle tail packs in various configurations to suit your motorcycle and type of riding. The base of the Kriega US-10 tailpack has an anti-slip coated-mesh pocket for storage of D-locks / chains etc. For use as a tankbag, Kriega US Tank Adaptor must be purchased. Features 100 waterproof main body RHINOTEK abrasion resistant fabric HYPALON abrasion resistant reinforcement DRYPACK removable taped-seam liner (white) 420D ripstop nylon - lightweight yet extremely strong CNC milled, 6061-T6 alloy fitting hooks Acetal ITW Airloc buckles YKK water-resistant side pocket zip Side access zip-pocket (water-resistant) Coated-mesh pocket US Alloy Hook Straps included 10-year guarantee 10-litre capacity 13.0 (L) x 8.7 (W) x 4.9 (D) inches Note The US-10 subframe loops are reflective, not black as shown. This will help to ensure a secure connection to the frame of your motorcycle, and to differentiate between the subframe loops and the connection straps.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tail Pack
PostedMay 31, 2012
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I own this US10 and a US20, they work great. Rode to northern Arkansas this spring and got caught in some rain. They performed great, I had both bags filled to their max, maybe even passed it a bit but they held up great, and I never questioned them to begin with. When you get these you can just tell from the beginning they are quality.
I have even talked several of my buddies into buying these. they work great for trips, and I use the US20 and US10 for commuting. US20 typically so I can get gym clothes and my work laptop all in one bag.
I say the only con like everyone else I have talked it would be nice for some kind of handle, does not have to be anything major, just a little handle or even one that snaps into the buckles already on the bag would work.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV GP-Tech Rossi Elements Helmet GP-Tech, the top of the AGV helmet line, was conceived, designed, and developed with the one precise objective of being the benchmark for helmets primarily destined to racing use. Made on the basis of the best of AGV racing experience, the GP-Tech combines safety, ventilation, and perfect comfort with an extremely innovative and aerodynamic design. GP-Techs design is the most innovative in the market today, and its assertively modern lines clearly distinguish it from its competitors. Aesthetics is not merely an end in itself, however the slender and streamlined chin guard, the lines at the sides, the top air vents and the back tail all make the helmet extremely aerodynamic, ensure excellent ventilation, and guarantee perfect safety performance in case of impact. Features 2-piece dual-density carbon Kevlar construction Ventilated by the IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) which features channels hollowed directly into the shell of the helmet Features a fully removable and washable Cool Max liner Comes with an anti-fog and anti-scratch polycarbonate clear Racer-X visor with tear-off system Replace the shield within seconds without the use of tools Double D-ring chin strap 3 Shell Sizes (XXS, XS, S, M),(L, XL),(XXL, XXXL) DOT and ECE-2205 certified Includes clear faceshield, tinted shields sold separately
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet
PostedJanuary 9, 2012
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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
Noise Level
Quiet
Average
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Love everything about this helmet. I have many helmets I seem to collect them like a woman collects shoes. This has to be my favorite so far. Fits my head perfectly, colors of the element helmet are amazing. They definitely take pride in their work and it shows. Quality is top notch.
If anyone complains about price it is because they either one do not know what its like being in a wreck and seeing what a helmet can do for you or they are those straight line guys that only have a helmet because its law.
AGV has a new customer for life if they keep this type of quality up.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact Rear Tires Offers high level of grip on both wet and dry conditions, while providing excellent mileage Features Metzeler's Interact Technology 0 Steel Radial Five tension zones for maximum control, confidence and agility - superior performance for city riding and/or canyon carving on supersport or naked motorcycles D-Spec tires feature Metzeler's Multi-Zone Compound Technology New tension layout ensures a high level of confidence and control while leaning with the best progressive feedback of the supersport segment on the street as well as the track New Dura Sil high silica formula with dedicated resin compounds sets a new benchmark of the segment in terms of wet traction Effective Pi shaped tread pattern with optimized land/sea ratio engineered for better performance in all conditions Quick warm up and wet traction High steel tension/low compound flexibility in the crown center area for mileage and stability low steel tension/high compound flexibility in the shoulder for better handling and grip W-rated for speeds of 168+ mph Note 190/50ZR17 E tires are designed specifically as OEM replacement for the 2012 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Tire
PostedAugust 22, 2011
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tread life 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I just got these, but have already put 1000 plus miles on them.
I must say what a great tire, first time going with Metzeler, and definitely will not be the last.
These tires warm up quickly, have great traction dry and wet. Lean in feels great, nice and neutral, yet very confident in everything you throw at these tires. Tread life so far seems to be holding up very well, with a little over 1000 miles on these tires it is hard to say what they will do, but they are not showing any sign of wear thus far.
Also the wet traction on these is great, I was caught in a big rain storm going home from work and while I got soaked I never felt like my tires were going to cause me any problems. They felt just as good as they do on the dry
Definitely recommend these tires. Will be buying them again when the time comes.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Held Phantom Race Gloves
Held Phantom Race Gloves
Palm and back in highly abrasion-resistant sweat-resistant and color-fast kangaroo leather Unlined palm. Back and thumb fully padded with shock-absorbing SUPROTECT and 100 Kevlar One of the most common injuries is dislocation of the little finger. This happens because the little finger is inadequately protected. To avoid this Held has given the little and ring fingers additional Kevlar padding on the inside and outside Pre-formed, crumple-free palm Special flat seams reduce pressure points on the inner hand, and enhance feel GFC shells with 100 Kevlar ceramic polymer matrix coating give perfect protection to the side of the hand and knuckles Side of hands and knuckles protected with highly abrasion-resistant rayskin, (dasyatis bleekeri), a world first. This is underlaid with shock-absorbing gel, for unmatched impact protection. Protected Velcro straps on the cuff and wrist Visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best glove you can get that isnt custom made
PostedMay 19, 2011
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Kneedragger
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Held Phantoms are the best thing you can put on your hands for protection on the track or street.
Measured across my hand like the Held site says and when I got my size 8 they fit perfectly. The fingers are narrow which so are mine so they fit perfectly minus the thumb being just a little bit to long but nothing major there.
The quality on these gloves is top notch and you can tell they pay attention to detail. The roo leather feels great and the protection is amazing. The wrist adjustments are nicely placed and help keep the gloves from going anywhere.
Also like how the left hand has a rubber stripe to help get bugs and water off your shield, very nice little addition.
If you are serious about protecting yourself then I would buy these gloves. A broken hand will cost more than 300 dollars.
For the guy that says order a size larger I would disagree and say he either didn't measure or measured wrong.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Daytona 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars S-1 Gloves Aimed at the Supermoto/Naked bike user, the S1 glove offers urban riders the best of both worlds extended cuffs offer addition protection around the wrist, while maintaining the flexibility and freedom of movement provided by a MX glove. Features Polyurethane knuckle protection which is complemented by three polyurethane ridges position on the first three fingers, providing the ultimate in abrasion resistance External foam padding is provided around the wrist, thumb and over the fingers for additional impact absorption Accordion stretch panel on the thumb allows for an excellent range of motion whilst providing an extra layer of padding over the thumb joint Pre-curved fingers assist with grip while reducing muscle fatigue Featuring a MX style wrist closure system for ease of use, minimum detailing and the ultimate in urban styling External seam stitching has been used to improved feel and comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Gloves
PostedApril 22, 2011
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 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
True to Size
Large
I have owned these for a few months now and are pretty good gloves. I got these because I wanted a short glove but didn't want crazy short for the summer time. These are the perfect length and really wish more companies would make a 3/4 glove like this.
For air flow the vents are functional, but the flap they are attached to has another layer under it so they are not really moving any air in the actual part that your hand goes in which is kind of a bummer.
Quality wise they seem to be holding up pretty good, I have seen people complain about the velcro system which does seem like it would be a pain if you had bigger wrists or skinnier, but I always wear a jacket and with the jacket on they gloves go over the cuffs and takes away the little extra room I have without a jacket on.
Other than that they are the typical quality glove you get from Alpinestar. I am hoping they last me a few season, but we will see after this summer.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Puma Desmo GTX Boots The Desmo GTX is a performance boot that focuses on versatility, specifically designed for sports riders. Features The Desmo GTX is lined with high quality Gore-Tex material An unparalleled protection/comfort combination The Desmo GTX offers advanced impact protection due to a vast array of features, such as the internal nylon ankle bone protection, it's TPU shin plate, the molded TPU heal counter, the forefoot and heal zinc sliders, and it's additional TPU sliders for maximum protection on the shaft It's comfort level far exceeds what protective sports boots typically offer, with flexible inserts at the heal and forefoot for an easy in-step feel, a rubber gear shifter and pre-molded sockliner to absorb vibration, a water resistant zipper system, and breathable fabric lining In addition to superior protection, the upgraded Desmo GTX boot also has a high-density rubber outsole that provides extra stability, grip and abrasion resistance on the outsole, so you feel at ease when you're hitting high speed maneuvers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good boot, and comfortable
PostedApril 2, 2011
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
Just got these boots and been wearing them around. So far I love them I got them for my commuting boots and I definitely think they will be great for that.
For the sizing chart watch out because its a size off. I got 44s thinking they would be 10.5 US and they are 11s. The socks I wear with my boots luckily make these fit ok. I am tempted to send them back for a second time since the first time I mistakenly put 45 instead of 44, but I really don't want to wait for them to be shipped back since riding season is finally here.
All around build quality is great and the style is great old Puma styling. Comfort is top notch also, nice comfortable lining. They are a narrow boot which suits me good because my fit are narrow, but for someone like my buddy who has a wider foot he said they were not as comfortable and prefers his Sidi boots.
All in all I am glad I bought these and hoping they last me a while.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bell RS-1 Helmet - Solid Colors The all-new Bell RS-1 Solid Helmet bridges the gap between the top-of-the-line Bell Star and the value-minded Vortex with an amazing blend of mid-line price and high-end performance. Starting with a lightweight Kevlar/fiberglass composite shell, the RS-1 brings it with Bells vaunted Velocity Flow Ventilation system providing cool comfort, a super stable aerodynamic profile keeping the helmet still at speed, and the versatile Click Release shield system for fast, easy shield swapsnot to mention an amazing variety of tint and coating choices. The Bell RS-1 Helmet should be a game changer in the mid-high end helmet assortment. The RS-1 Helmet will prove its worth on track and street alike. Contour Cut Cheekpads and a plush, removable, washable liner cradle the head in comfort while Bells exclusive Magnafusion magnetic strap keeper makes flapping strap ends a thing of the past. All told, its one great helmet at a modest price. Need help with the sizing Watch our sizing video or give our Gear Geeks a call! Features Snell M2010 Certification Velocity Flow Ventilation Super Stable Aerodynamic Signature 3Mode Shield - Lock, Ratchet, Crack ClickRelease Shield Mechanism NutraFog II Anti Fog Coating Contour Cut Cheekpads Removable/Washable Liner Agion (R) Antibacterial Liner Kevlar/Fiberglass Shell MagnaFusion Strap Keeper Five-year Warranty Comes with clear faceshield
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Helmet.
PostedFebruary 26, 2011
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Stuart K.
From KANSAS CITY
Just got mine in the mail today. Of course being like a little kid on Xmas I had to put it on. I wear a Med in every other helmet that I own and this one is no different. I went off Bell's size ratings on their site and it fits great. Super comfy so far.
I love the quick shield release, just hope it lasts, but again the helmet does have a nice 5 year warranty on it so if anything starts to junk out after a year or two I will just get it replaced.
For air flow I have yet to get to ride with it since it just snowed here in KC, but from the looks of the vents it should move plenty of air.
The liner feels great and super soft. Just hope it stays that way over many hot summer days, but after taking the liner out it does seem to be very good quality. I do wish it had the new quick release for the cheek pads in case of emergency. Not that I plan on using it, but you never know.
All around the quality of this helmet seems great, pretty light weight and the non fog shield works great. The 3Mode is pretty nice little feature to.
So to end I am very happy with this buy. For the money you are getting a great, well made helmet and cannot wait for some nice weather so I can see how she does on the street.
Pros Fashionable, Comfortable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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