PabloHoney
 
 
 
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    May 21, 2012
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    September 16, 2012
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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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Overall disappointed with this tire
PostedSeptember 16, 2012
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PabloHoney
From Round Rock
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Grip 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tread life 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Wet Traction 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I put a set of these tires on my '09 Aprilia Tuono. They felt good when I first put them on and the roll-in and initial feel was far better than the Metzlers that came stock on the bike but I was never completely comfortable pushing the bike on these tires as they could be inconsistent in the feedback they provided and they had a tendency to skitter in turns when pushed. The rear tire seemed more prone than the Metzler to break loose in corner exiting.
No real experience in the rain as it didn't rain in TX for the time I had these tires on the bike.
By 2200 miles I was down to the belts on the rear and even though the front was not heavily worn I replaced both tires with PR3's and so far the Michelin's have been an improvement in grip and I am confident they will be in wear as well.
Overall I WANTED to like this tire a lot more than I did. I had read lots of reviews but I am not entirely sure I would agree with everything said about these tires. For a little bit more the Michelin PR2's or PR3's have as good if not better grip and in a few fellow riders cases more than triple the tread life.
Pablo
No, I do not recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Tornado HV Jacket Commuters and serious touring enthusiasts from all over the world asked for it, so here it is REV'IT! has developed the REVIT Tornado HV as the high-visibility version of the immensely popular and multi-functional REVIT Tornado jacket. The only difference is that the high-vis variant's outer shell is made of 600D polyester CE-EN471 certified fabric and features additional reflection panels at critical areas. Now you can be safe and cool at the same time. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 750D , PWRshell mesh , Monaco Performance cowhide , polyester dull 450D , polyester 600D EN471 Insulation detachable 2-in-1 thermal liner membrane Waterproofing Breathability detachable hydratex G-liner Visibility 3M Scotchlite reflection at shoulders and upper arms , laminated reflection at chest and back Protection Knox Flexiform CE protection at shoulders and elbows Back Protector (sold separately) Seesoft Back Protector -Type KN Type KN / Size 106 fits 48-58 ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability adjustment straps at hips and upper arms, flexisnap, adjustment tab at cuffs Ventilation ventilation panels at chest, back and arms Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, double short connection zipper Pockets inner pockets, slit pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very good hi-viz summer jacket
PostedMay 21, 2012
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PabloHoney
From Round Rock
State:TX
Rider Type:Gear Geek
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 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
This is a very good hi-viz summer jacket.
Have not had a chance to use this jacket with the liner in as of yet so this review is simply on the jacket without the liner, although the liner seems to be of pretty good quality.
Highs - lightweight, stylish, bright, very good collar and collar fastener, airflow, color combo, material and build quality, LOTS of hi-viz
Not so highs - could use more pockets, European zipper on the wrong side, not enough adjustment in the waist, zipper could be larger (smallish zipper with a flap covering the bottom can be slightly awkward when in a hurry or with gloves on), strap on sleeve for keeping the elbow armor in place is not in the right location, OEM back protector is laughable and needs a bigger pocket to house a SAS-tech back protector, could use a waterproof pocket (no place to keep a cell phone dry if caught in an unexpected shower if you do not have the liner present), for $330 a couple of the features listed should be present.
Overall I really like the jacket and I am still happy I purchased it. I am coming from an Olympia Bonneville jacket that I really loved and think was the best sheer value in the catagory of a 3 season mesh jacket. I wish they still made the Bonneville as I lost weight and my old one no longer fit and I don't like the replacement as much because it has less hi-viz or else I would have purchased it. I also have a Rev'IT! Turbine jacket in silver and like it a lot too. If they made the Turbine in hi-viz I would have spent a little extra and purchased it but that jacket is going away as well.
This jacket is very comfortable is its light color does well in traffic under a hot sun, I am more comfortable than I would be in just a shirt. No issues with airflow.
I bought a size 54 and as a 46L in US jacket size the chest and arms fit me very well but the waist could use more adjustment. I can't get it quite tight enough in the waist before running out of adjustment for a size 36 waist.
I would recommend this jacket...but I would also tell someone to consider the Olympia Airglide 3 as well. For $40 less it is a very strong value.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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