Mike22
 
 
 
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    April 27, 2011
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    September 26, 2011
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 Alpinestars SP-X Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars SP-X Gloves Closeout
Replace by the 2012 Alpinestars SPX Gloves Alpinestars SP-X sport/multi-purpose, lightweight riding glove Full-grain leather and air mesh construction Synthetic suede palm with leather reinforcements for improved grip and protection Carbon fiber knuckle, side palm and finger protection Micro-injected knuckle protection Leather-reinforced thumb EVA padded wrist protection Silicone printing on fingertips for increased grip Street styled, glove design with extended wrist protection on external wrist area Velcro wrist closure with TPR logo on upper wrist Neoprene cuff for comfort TPR logos and details with printed palm logo
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love 'em.
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
My only issue is a slight one with the sizing. The general fit is fine but the thumb is a little short. I have a Medium hand with Large (length) fingers, and I ordered the large gloves. Once I fiddled with them a bit and they stretched I have stopped noticing the issue.
Aside from that, they are brilliant. Solid, protective, flow a ton of air, grip well, reasonable feel through the palms (compared to Dainese full metal pro gloves.. So probably very good feel compared to a normal glove).
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Hooligan 2 Threshold Mesh Jacket
Icon Hooligan 2 Threshold Mesh Jacket
Icon Hooligan 2 Threshold Mesh Jacket Some will tell you that you can never know your true limits until you exceed them. A simple mathematical equation that balances at the threshold. Until such point where desire exceeds skill and ambition outweighs ability. The sum of this equation is the negative integer we refer to as pain. No jacket will completely prevent the pain from an imbalanced equation, but the Hooligan2 can help put the balance back towards your favor. Features ICON relaxed fit Durable fighter mesh chassis for maximum venting Removable ICON CE field armor impact protector elbow and shoulder Removable ICON dual-density foam back pad Heavyweight ballistic impact panels Stretch panels for increased mobility Lined collar for comfort Internal zippered pocket for secure storage Removable insulated wind resistant liner Upgradable to stryker CE back protector Please note, white jacket features silver logos not red as pictured.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome. Summer. Jacket.
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sizing: 6' tall, 175lbs (78kg) fairly slim athletic build - bought the medium as with all other ICON jackets - perfect size.
Does exactly what it says. Full mesh constriction with surprisingly reinforced elbows (more padding on top of the armour - bonus). ICON's armour is brilliant, large and strong (I find the shoulders come down on the sides more than most premium brands).
The only discrepancy I can pick is that in the photo the white jacket has red ICON letters, but the ones on my jacket are grey - no biggie really.
I'm confident in the mesh construction too - I wouldn't buy this for smashing the twisties in as it might come unstuck in a big slide, but for getting around town, it feels more than up to the task.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Super Duty 4 Boots The fourth iteration of our industry defining Superduty boot pays direct homage to it's SD1 patriarch. The visually defining rubber nub interface and clean pattern lines keep the boot's appearance smooth while hidden ghillie laces reduce snag potential. The new bottom unit provides increased support, durability, and grip while layered foam increases comfort. The midfoot support strap, with upgraded aluminum buckle, provides increased foot retention. Finally, the reduced toebox height provides a greater range of fitment. The Superduty 4, the next step in motorcycle footwear. Durable leather upper Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Internal ankle protection Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap Aluminum positive-lock buckle Low profile lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic - love them
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Starting with sizing, I wear a 10.5 in Nike's and I ordered the 10.5 in these boots. There is room to move in these boots (I also have narrow feet) but to be honest the strap and laces combined with the solid structure lock my foot in so I don't notice the room at all.
Aside from this, they do everything they promise. Solid construction, and quite reasonable to walk around in - I always wear them when I don't wish to rock up somewhere with big old motorcycle boots on.
I was surprised at how much air they flow as well, my feet keep quite cool in them.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Overpants
Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Overpants
Icon Hooligan 2 Mesh Overpants Mesh overpant - the idea seems a bit odd at first - until you try them. The Fighter Mesh chassis provides excellent abrasion resistance while allowing complete freedom of movement and incredible ventilation. Integrated mechanical flex zones further increase the mobility and comfort of the pants. Worn over a set of normal pants this outfit provides a great riding experience in warmer weather climates while providing enhanced protection. Features Icon loose overpant fit pattern Removable knee impact protectors Durable breathable fighter mesh nylon chassis Adjustable waist straps Perforated panels for venting Ribbed flex panels on knees Zippered side pockets for secure storage Ratchet waist closure
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent product - will be great for commuting in the hot stuff
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
Customer avatar
Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Very happy with this product. Mesh that flows a ton of air, and stronger nylon panels on the impact areas. Knee armour stays in place quite well for an overpant. Being an overpant, they are quite baggy and sized to be large. I wear a 32 in Draggin Jeans and a 34 in most brands of jeans - I ordered a 34 in these but could have easily gone with a 32 as I tighten the sides up quite a bit. For that price I would be surprised if there was anything better out there for this purpose.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Contra Jacket From the shadowy realm of street-styled textile jackets, Icon again tapped their mx roots and tripled into the main. Contra is technically perfect - superior in fit and function to all that came before. Ultra durable nylons are strategically patterned into the industries finest no-bind fit. Fighter mesh panels allow intake and exhaust airflow dramatically reducing the chance of overheating. A full complement of Icon's internal CE approved Field Armor provide ample street insurance. Finally, ballistic rubber badging puts the classy in this chassis. Zip one up and become a believer, this is the ultimate in textile perfection. Durable nylon textile chassis Heavyweight ballistic impact panels Removable CE Field Armor impact protector elbow Removable CE Field Armor impact protector shoulder Removable dual-density foam back pad Removable insulated liner Internal zippered pocket for secure storage Relaxed Icon fit Imported
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great summer jacket
PostedJuly 18, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
First of all, I found this in Revzilla's winter gear guide. If you live anywhere where winter gets below 'cool' then THIS IS NOT A WINTER JACKET! It has alot of mesh and ventilation with only a thin thermal liner to back it up in cooler weather. Without a neck sock, air just gets down the collar and goes everywhere.
Apart from that, the fit is good, it is of very solid construction, the armour is placed well and it has great styling for a relativley plain jacket.
Another solid ICON product.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants 100 600-D polyester strengthened woven textile pant for durability and comfort Knee area and the inside of the lower leg area are reinforced with highly abrasion resistant ballistic nylon Removable waterproof and breathable Reissa liner zips in over a permanent mesh lining Removable quilted and warm liner zips in over a Reissa waterproof liner Pant may be worn with no lining for warmer days or with the waterproof liner for warm and wet days or with the waterproof liner and quilted liner for truly nasty days Zip open air vents are positioned on the front and rear of each leg Pleated textile panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible CE approved knee pads 10mm thick memory foam hips and lower back pad Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Zip open lower legs Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Velcro secured flap over the fly Two front hand warmer pockets Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Waist connection zipper for jacket attachment
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these pants!
PostedJuly 18, 2011
Customer avatar
Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Im a size 32 in jeans and I ordered the medium. Fit is perfect, and plenty of adjustability with the waist straps. They are comfortably form fitting (I'm fairly slim/athletic) with both liners in but the armour stays in place just fine without the liners. Very solid.
These are also very warm pants. I can ride around in cold weather quite comfortably with no liners in, so there is plenty in reserve. I have worn them on a cold day in light/medium rain and the waterproof liner held up well. Didn't even have the thermal liner in and I was quite comfortable.
Some of the reviews say the ventilation works well in summer, but I guess this depends on how closely they fit the leg and what type of bike you ride. On a fully faired sports bike (all tucked up) the ventilation doesn't work much if at all. I had the vents undone whilst walking around the house and didn't notice they were open when riding around in cold weather. On a tourer/cruiser however I guess it could be adequate for hot weather.
And for the price, I think you cant go past them if you're looking for a good set of winter pants.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Icon Airframe Claymore Chrome Helmet
Icon Airframe Claymore Chrome Helmet
The electroplating process leaves behind an energy that never truly dissipates. An energy best described as a soulless mercurial void. Both engaging and rebuking the envious stares of caged drivers, the Claymore Chrome glides through the jagged chasms of modern urbania. It passes no judgment, resigned to merely observe and note. It is the mirrored enabler - acknowledge and move on. Features All world standard, meets or exceeds the following DOT FMVSS 218(US), ECE 22-05(EUROPE), SAI AS1698(AUSTRALIA) and SG(JAPAN), safety and testing standards Fiberglass/Dyneema/Carbon fiber shell Wind tunnel tested and refined Imported
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great helmet
PostedJune 14, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
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
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Looks wise, its amazing. The chrome really shines and the whole helmet is sharp.
The fit is slightly small. It fits almost the same as my small Shoei.
The airflow is amazing and plentiful, it has a suprising low level of buffeting (even compared to my Shoei), and the liner is quite comfortable. The helmets features feel reasonably solid for a helmet of this price range, in my experience more expensive ones have the little details like a solid feeling chinstrap etc. The only feature that isn't so great is the visor clip on system, but once youre used to it it's not so bad.
Also, I dont know how they do it, but the anti-fog system deserves special mention. I'm used to having to buy attachments etc to keep the fog away but this helmet just does it. Somehow.
Get the right size and you can't go wrong with this bad boy. I look forward to crashing in it.
Rides: 1994 Honda CBR250RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Scout Gore-Tex Gloves FEATURES Techno inserts on the knuckles and the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on little finger Abrasion and Tear Resistance Goatskin Stone PU Reinforced palm COMFORT / ERGONOMICS Elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Tightening strap Adjustable cuff strap Pre-curved finger Temperature Regulation Breathable waterproof Gore-Tex membrane Thermal Dexfil padding OTHER FEATURES Soft inserts Reflective inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great winter glove
PostedJune 7, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
So for the guts of the review: After riding around in 40 degree weather for about 30 minutes these held up well. My hands were cool/cold, but not really to the point where I began to lose any dexterity, and they would warm up again quite quickly when I was stopped at the lights. I wasnt wearing the warmest gear either, and my hands weren't warm to start with as well, so if youre pairing these with a good jacket they will perform even better. Combining these with a simple glove liner would make a pretty mean combination. The glove is gore-tex lined and insulated with primaloft one (which is primaloft's warmest synthetic insulator) so you probably won't find a warmer glove out there that isn't heated.
Fit wise, I find they are quite snug. I have a pair of Dainese Full Metal Pro racing gloves in the same size (L) and the racing gloves have quite alot more room in the wrist and around the hand. Finger length is about the same. That being said, I can fit a glove liner underneath the Scout's without any discomfort at all.
Feature and protection wise, I haven't crashed in them or worn them in the rain, but as winter gloves go they have good protective features and they are gore-tex lined so no water will get in. Protection wise, they don't have armour on the back of the hand or on the wrist like the race gloves, but they do have some thick padding in these areas and alot of winter gloves don't anyway.
In terms of grip and feel they cant compare with racing gloves for obvious reasons. They do slide over the grips a bit and they are (obviously) thicker and prone to bunching a little. But you're buying a winter glove, and I got used to it very quickly, so these are probably as good as it gets.
A little pricy, but heck its Dainese. What do you expect.
Worth the money in my opinion and I'm very happy and confident these will last me through the 20-25 degree range for half an hour or so (with a liner). If these aren't warm enough, in my experience you should stop looking at gloves and start looking at heated grips.
Rides: 1994 Honda CBR250RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Full Metal Pro Gloves - 2011 Model All the technology and experience acquired by Dainese on the motorcycle racetrack with suggestions from the worlds best racers has been incorporated into the development of this racing glove with the highest safety levels and long-lasting riding comfort. The Dainese Full Metal Pro Gloves are constructed using the strongest and most sophisticated materials like titanium, carbon fiber, Kevlar yarn for the maximum resistance to abrasion and impact absorption, the technical solutions proposed are the result of extensive ergonomic research on the areas of the hand subject to greatest risk during fall. As of 2013 these gloves have been replaced by the Dainese Full Metal RS Gloves , a similar version of the glove which includes CE approval. Features Composite inserts in carbon and titanium on the knuckles and back Polyurethane insert on the palm Distortion Control on little finger Thermoplastic resin in inserts on outside of little finger Abrasion and tear resistance Abrasion And Tear Resistance Kevlar jersey Kevlar fiber stitching Cowhide leather Leather palm reinforcement Micro-injection reinforcement Ergonomics Adjustable cuff strap Tightening strap Elasticated inserts on the back of the hand Pre-curved finger Temperature Regulation Perforation on inner side of finger Other Features Soft inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it.
PostedApril 27, 2011
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Mike22
From Australia
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
My biggest issue with this glove is the fit. I had another pair of race gloves in M and they were a tight fit that stretched out to be fine, but were simply too short in the fingers by miles in the upright position on a supersport. I have the L size in the full metal pro and the finger length is fine, but the rest of the glove is large on me. I have noted that the general consensus is that these gloves are too tight in the wrist, but I must have thinner hands with long fingers because this glove doesnt tighten quite as much as I would like accross the wrist. At least I know I can put an underglove in there, but I think the glove needs more adjustability accross the wrist strap. The suprisingly effective solution for this is to tighten the wrist sinch and then just stick the velcro to the patch below it for the wrap around. That solves the problem just fine.
Aside from that, it is a very solid glove. My only observation is that it doesn't have a full wrist slider like you see on other top of the line gloves, however it does have that (i think its carbon fibre and TPU) plate on the outside of the wrist to protect the bone. Personally I don't like having the full wrist slider anyway. The protection accross the knuckles and back of the hand is incredible, these things should be classed as weapons, and they have essentially done all they can to protect the pinky without going as far as binding the 3rd and 4th fingers together which I dislike.
Overall: Decent fit if youre a little leaner (room for an underglove), good features, very comfortable and stylish
Rides: 1999 Honda CBR250RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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