Dainese Norsorex Pants Incomparable comfort, combined with a high level of protection, characterize this protective under pant. Pro Shape structure integrates Crash Absorb material to protect knees in compliance with the requirements of the standard EN 1621.2/97. Elastic silicon bands at the ankles keep the pant in position, while elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities. Features Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97 Pro Shape and Crash Absorb paddings on the coccyx and thigh areas Removable coccyx pad Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the ankles Perforated Pro-Shape Breath-able Jersey material
Riding in San Francisco is not the issue, but when it comes to riding to and in the East Bay where temperatures range from 80s-100s wearing full leathers gets to be a problem. This pants offer the protection you need with good airflow and the ability to wear jeans. I purchased a size small and I wear a 29-30 waist line and 30-32 length in jeans and these pants fit just a little snug. I have ridden with them once and maybe it'll take some time to break it but right now they fit almost perfect (just a little tight around the calves, but nothing that causes me discomfort). I'm the type of rider that likes to wear as much protection as possible and when riding longer distances on the highway in hot temperatures, this is the solution. I can't say anything about the protection since I haven't crashed in them, but they offer protection in the knees and upper thighs (which is where most the impact will occur). Well worth the buy in my opinion.
Alpinestars SP-2 Leather Gloves - 2012 Features Palm and finger constructed from Goat skin leather for superior durability Knuckle area and finger forchettes made from bovine leather for enhanced comfort and feel Patented 3rd/4th finger bridge prevents finger roll and separation during impacts Perforated cuff, leather top panel and ventilated finger sidewalls keep the hands cool Pre-curved finger construction to reduce riding fatigue
Having ridden for a little more than a year now, I started out with the SP-8's because I needed a pair of gloves for my rider's training course. I didn't want to spend so much at first, but considering I have full leathers now, I was due for an upgrade. I have low sided once in the SP-8's going at about 35 mph and there was minor damage with no tears at all. Comparing the SP-8's to the SP-2's (this product), the SP-2 feels so much sturdier and it just feels like it provides so much more protection just putting it on. The knuckles definitely are stronger and the pinky finger is attached to the ring finger which prevents it from ripping off when crashing. The difference between the two pairs is only $40, and it is well worth it. The only thing is that the SP-2's fingers feel a bit longer, but that isn't much of a concern for me. Overall I feel that it provides the protection you need commuting or on twisties for the price. I definitely recommend these.
2011 Alpinestars SMX Plus Boots For superior safety and freedom of movement, the 2011 Alpinestars SMX Plus Boots feature an innovative Multi Link Control system and high modulus TPU protection integrated into the sleek profile of the boot. The inner Kevlar speed lacing closure and micro-adjustable ratchet fastener combine to ensure a comfortable, conforming fit on both the road and track. Forefoot laminated with shock absorbing open cell foam while the ankle area has a highly breathable lining for improved comfort. Alpinestars unique Multi Link Control System provides advanced support for the ankle, limiting hypertorsion, hyper-extension and hyper- flexion as well as providing additional impact protection to the ankle and Achilles. Wide, ventilated, heel counter extends to the ankle and is combined with a shock absorbing padded insert and self-molding foam ankle protectors. Replaceable heel slider and external side heel slider are positioned to dissipate shock and promote sliding during an accident. Newly designed, replaceable TPU toe slider with snap-in assembly provides more coverage around the toe area