stevets32
 
 
 
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    September 14, 2011
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    November 26, 2012
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Speed and Strength SS1700 Lock and Load HV Modular Helmet Features A.T.P.A. Advanced Thermo-Poly Alloy Shell Meets or Exceeds DOT and ECE 22-05 Standards Cool-Core Removable, Washable and Moisture Wicking Liner Airstrike Direct Course Ventilation System Lock N Load Plus Rapid Conversion Shield Replacement System All Clear! Sight System Optically Correct, Anti-Scratch, Anti-Fog and UV Resistant Face shield Speed Strap Quick Release Chin Strap DVD Drop Visor Design Note Helmet ships with clear face shield only
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
The weight is awesome, cold weather comfort...ummm No!
PostedNovember 26, 2012
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stevets32
From North Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Fit
Small
1 Size Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Very Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
This helmet fits way large unless you have a fat face although it doesn't wiggle around. I am a solid medium in most every helmet I've tried on, but this one has no pressure in the cheek pads and none in the cranium. To the good, it doesn't wiggle around, probably due to the light weight. To the bad, pulling down the chin bar is almost impossible without two hands. Again, maybe a small would have been a better choice. I love the lightness of this helmet. I find myself head checking way more and wind buffeting is greatly reduced. The noise is loud and turning your head puts a ton of air in through the modular seal. Now to the really horrendous part of this helmet...if you ride in cold weather, prepare to ride with the visor half up. It does not have the just cracked detent and it does NOT flow air in the upright riding on a 1200GS. You will fog over immediately. It takes a significant effort to open the shield, but it does provide a great rain seal. I live in Charleston and downpours don't phase this helmet. The last few mornings it has been down in the 30's and managing the air flow in the helmet has been an absolute nightmare (caveat...I do have my GS windscreen in the full upright position). If you pull your chin down to your chest, the helmet will flow a bit of air. To sum up? I love the weight, the ECE rating, the face shield is optically correct (no distortions) and it feels comfortable, although a size smaller would be more "motorcycle-y". When the helmet is all buttoned up, the road noise/engine noise is almost negligible. Wind noise is significant. To the bad? The drop down visor is extremely thin (almost like a film) and vibrates badly if you like to ride with the sun visor down and the face shield up. Air leakage is very noticeable when you turn your head side to side at speed. No air flow and a major fogging/venting problem in the upright riding style. Final Thoughts? You get what you pay for.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Held Air N Dry Gloves Truly innovative, warm weather, waterproof touring glove from Held features GORE-TEX 2in1 technology with two separate chambers. The first chamber is unlined and perforated for excellent breathability in warm weather. The second chamber is 100 waterproof, thanks to the GORE-TEX membrane. Molded knuckle guards and SUPERFABRIC for an extremely high level of abrasion-resistance make this glove as safe as it is comfortable. Features Highly abrasion-resistant kangaroo leather palm DuPont CORDURA (100 polyamide), leather detailed back lining Waterproof compartment with Pique-Push-Pull lining Unlined, non-waterproof compartment GORE-TEX membrane (100 polyester with 100 polyurethane coating) GORE-TEX 2in1 technology (1 waterproof chamber, 1 unlined non-waterproof chamber) Velcro adjustment at wrists cuffs Visor wipe on index finger Elasticated leather panels on back, thumb fingers (100 polyamide) Perforated leather back Perforated hand for maximum ventilation, feel and comfort Hard plastic knuckle protection SUPERFABRIC reinforcement on edge of hand 3M SCOTCHLITE reflectors
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One glove to rule them all!
PostedSeptember 3, 2012
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stevets32
From North Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I've been struggling to find waterproof, protective gloves that will work in Charleston, SC. I've had to carry multiple gloves for HOT weather, rainy weather and cold weather. Having to dig around in the top case is always a pain when the showers hit is not the best alternative. I originally purchased these mostly for the Gore-Tex, but have found they flow enough air to be fairly comfortable when it's 92 degrees with 90% humidity. I also rode in the pouring rain spun off from Hurricane Isaac with no wet hands! I was up to the cylinder heads in standing water escaping downtown Charleston and these gloves worked perfectly. We will see how far I can stretch them into the winter commuting season. Awesome idea and a well constructed glove, just fits a bit snug for me. I'm a large and the 9's are a bit tight, will definitely move up to the 10's for my next pair and there WILL be a next pair.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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TCX X-Cube Boots Italian styling, proprietary WaterProof membrane, and great over the ankle protection make this boot perfect for a quick afternoon session or an all-day ride. Dual compound sole makes peg grip a non-issue, while offering great traction off the bike. Features Upper composed of suede leather and Air Tech material Water resistant lining Malleolus protection and polyurethane ankle support Double closure system with laces and Velcro for a better fit Anatomic and replaceable footbed Wear-resistant sole CE Certified CFS (Comfort Fit System)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Commuter Boot!
PostedSeptember 14, 2011
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stevets32
From North Charleston
State:SC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I have a pair of Frank Thomas air mesh leather sport boots...really tall, great support but horrendous for walking around. Good for touring, bad for commuting. I just bought a pair of TCX x-cube boots. AWESOME. They have almost no traction on the soles, but for commuting...nothing better. Completely waterproof...I was riding in the remnants of Hurricane Irene and no problems. The one drawback is that the stupid laces are 400' long. Just what you want flopping around to get sucked up into your pegs. How many times can you tie overhand knots to tuck these under the ankle cuff? On the positive side, you can walk in these for hours...unlike the Frank Thomas boots. Good ankle support...a little problem getting to the rear brake until they are broken in. This is based on riding a R12GS...
Rides: 2009 BMW R1200GS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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