Tread design uses small knobs that are able to penetrate harder soil, combined with paddle-type knob position for good traction on loose soil Reinforced shoulder knobs give excellent grip under full lean Soft center area of tire provides good damping properties and feedback Rear tire uses solid center knobs in a row and intersected knobs in shoulder area for good traction on loose soil or sand Reinforced shoulder knobs allow controllable slides This tire is part of a matching set, see the MC 5 Intermediate Terrain Front Tire
Used this tire on my CRF250R in Ocotillo Wells this past Thanksgiving holiday. After 4 full days of riding sand, medium-hard pack, rocky conditions and nearly everything in between, I can say the tire held up very well and gripped nicely. Allowed me to get into very controllable slides at high speed with little to no wear showing. Deep sand gets a bit hairy at speed but the tire itself is a compromise of different terrains. One other mention is hitting a couple decent size rocks at lower psi, for which no damage to either rim occurred. Given all this, I'd certainly recommend this product.
REV'IT! Curb Gloves The REV'IT! Curb Glove is designed for summer riding, offering the perfect combination of comfort and protection in a sport-style glove. The innovative dual-comp palm-slider and carbon hard-shell knuckle adds to the high level of protection this model is offering. The REV'IT! Curb Gloves outer shell at the backhand is fully perforated for maximum airflow, without compromising on safety. REVIT PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell goatskin, cowhide, Karvin cowhide (PU coated) Lining tri-fleece liner Composition outer shell 100 leather lining 100 polyester Protection carbon hard-shell finger knuckles and knuckle, TPU hard-shell little finger protector, Dual-comp palm slider, EVA foam at thumb, schoeller-keprotec at palm, PWRyarn ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit race fit Adjustability adjustment tab at cuff Ventilation fully perforated outer shell at backhand Features stretch lips at fingers and backhand, short cuff
I bought these gloves as a response to a 60+mph lowside that tore my previous gloves up, Alpinestars Windstoppers. To their credit, the leather palms held up fine, but the stitching came undone from the cloth material, leaving my hands mildly road rashed. I really wanted to find something that would offer top notch protection for a price that wouldn't break the bank. In addition, I wanted a short cuff, real leather material, real carbon knuckles, and usefulness year 'round, including cooler weather. The Curb fit the bill in nearly every regard. My usual size medium didn't fit, so I went with a size small (large palms, short fingers). The leather breaks in after a few days of wearing them around the house. My one knock against the gloves so far is that the stitching on one of the fingertips came out, making for a trip to the tailor to stitch back up. I'm hoping that this was just a fluke in workmanship. Overall, they look good, appear to offer excellent protection, fit comfortably and I'm happy with the purchase.
Bridgestone Battlax BT-003 RS Rear Tire Specially street-tuned sport tire derived from latest racing tire BT-003. Its Ultimate Grip Performance derived from MotoGP technology provides riders sporty riding enjoyment with confident grip on streets and dry-condition circuits. Street Sport Tire with Ultimate Grip Performance is derived from MotoGP technology Designed for Sporty Riding enjoyment with confident grip on streets and dry-condition circuits Specially street-turned tire developed from our latest racing tire BT-003 which has achieved many victories in production-class races (600cc-1000cc) BT-003RS is the successor to BT-002RS and BT-090 and covers various engine sizes and models (from middle sport class to super sport class) The 3LC (3 Layer Compound) provide regular wear and the optimized pattern design provides longer wear life than ex-models BT-002RS/BT-090 S shaped grooves across center of tread improve contact feeling, braking grip (for Front Tire) and traction grip (for Rear Tire) Reducing Negative Ratio in shoulder part of tread improves turning ability Longer Shoulder grooves than BT-003 Racing enhance WET grip and shock absorption on public roads Optimized angle and shape of grooves contribute to noise reduction and improved mileage 3LC + Ultraction Compound provides the necessary performance on street, with delightful handling and enhanced grip. The breaking and cornering capability on dry circuits has been improved dramatically. Center Compound consists of high grip compound which balances mileage and grip Shoulder Compound consists of Ultraction Compound which exerts stronger grip power in braking and cornering New Tread Pattern based on BT-003 Racing is tuned for increased WET grip and shock absorption on streets MS-BELT provides light handling, absorbs sudden input from bumps and enhances stability and good line-holding in corners
Alpinestars C-1 Windstopper Gloves Short cuff city commuting glove, constructed using Gore-Tex Windstopper outer shell fabric combined with hard knuckle protection. Leather palm construction keeps hands protected from the asphalt giving this glove excellent comfortable performance in wet and chilly conditions with ample riding protection. Features Lightweight, windproof, and water resistant city riding glove Two-piece construction with Windstopper, stretch Nylon fabric main outer for effective insulation One piece full-grain leather palm construction 3mm EVA padding on fingers Hard knuckle protection, covered by Windstopper fabric Knitted cuff for comfort and flexibility Printed logos
I was looking for a glove that could essentially do everything. I needed it to be small and streamlined, thick enough to protect against cold, breathable on hot days, and protect against rain. Seemed like an impossible combination until I stumbled on these. The Windstoppers fit the bill in every regard. I've worn on both hot, humid days and in cold, rainy weather. I've run them under water in a sink and they deflect no problem. The fabric is thin, but is great against windchill, which is really what you need to protect against, not temperature. I normally wear a size Medium, but interestingly enough wear a size Small in these. My one gripe so far is that the leather palm tends to pinch the skin a bit on the throttle grip, but this may differ between bikes and grip compounds. Overall, very satisfied with purchase..
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Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet
Designed for the adventure touring and dual sport market, the Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Helmet can be used in three configurations with visor and shield, with just shield, or with just visor A wide, 3-dimensionally curved shield completely seals against the eyeport beading Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) shell Visor includes a front air intake to channel air into top of helmet Shutter behind nose cover directs air flow to clear shield fogging Fully removable 3-D interior, with 5-layer cheekpads that are channeled for eyeglasses Breath guard and chin curtain included DOT and Snell 2005 Approved Helmet Weight 3 lbs. 6-3/8 oz. (1549g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights )
Great, quality helmet for a great price
PostedApril 7, 2011
From San Diego
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck
Protection & Durability
This helmet fits well, feels good, looks even better, and for the price, could not be passed up. My one gripe is that there is still quite a bit of wind buffeting from the visor at high speed. But MUCH improved over the MX helmet I was using. Shoei makes a quality product and I am happy with the purchase.
Alpinestars Polar Gore-Tex Gloves An all-weather touring and everyday riding glove, the Polar Gore-Tex is both 100 waterproof and highly breathable, offering comfort and high performance carbon fiber knuckle protection. Extensive accordion flex panels endow this mid-length glove with enhanced fit and riding feel. Features Goatskin leather and high abrasion resistant fabric construction for greater abrasion and tear resistance Suede reinforcements for added durability and grip Technical Gore-Tex glove designed to be worn under jacket sleeves Carbon knuckle protectors for high impact protection Advanced EVA inserts for increased impact absorption Alpinestars patented finger-bridge prevents finger separation and stops twisting around the little finger in the event of a slide TPR finger stylus for use with bike navigation systems Chamude wipe strip forms a quick, convenient helmet visor cleaner Accordion inserts on fingers and top of the hand for maximum flexibility Double wrist closure firmly secures the glove Reflective details