CWard
 
 
 
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    June 20, 2011
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    August 7, 2011
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Dainese 4 Stroke Gloves This short summer glove has been designed for the most demanding motorcycle riders in terms of ergonomics and performance, but also features technical content and assertive design. The 4-Stroke features a high technical level, thanks to stainless steel composite inserts and TPR on the knuckles and back of hand. Pinky finger construction reinforced with internal inserts in TPR, Distortion Control, and a reinforced palm with palm slider. Remarkable ergonomics and comfort are also guaranteed by inserts in elasticated fabric, Microelastic elasticated inserts, a tightening strap, precurved fingers with perforation at the sides, and perforated palm and back. Features Composite inserts in preformed stainless steel and thermoplastic resin on the knuckles and back Inserts in thermoplastic resin on the outside of the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic resin at the joints of the fingers Distortion Control on the little finger Inserts in thermoplastic polyurethane on the palm of the hand and the cuff Combination of cowhide leather and goatskin Stone PU Spandex fabric Reinforced palm Tightening strap Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Pre-curved fingers Perforated leather Perforated back, palm and inner side of finger Soft inserts Microplastic elasticated inserts (PCT Patent pending)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Overall Glove!
PostedAugust 7, 2011
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CWard
From Cordova
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
This is a great love. I have two pair of Dainese Hellracers(full gauntlet) and loved the fit. Well, when summertime weather arrived, I decided to go lighter due to the 100+ heat days we have been having for the past few months. So I bought the Alpinestar SMX-2 gloves. Great glove, good fit and offered decent protection in my opinion. After a two months of using them, I really missed having on leather for the added protection. I began looking at other Carbon Cover and Pro Carbon, both excellent gloves but I felt like they would be too hot to wear. That's when the 4-Stroke caught my attention. The glove had more features than both and was short cuffed.
Now, Dainese has always been an odd product, especially with gloves, on fit. I tried on both large and X-large with the Carbon Cover and Pro Carbon(4-stroke was not available at local Cycle Gear). The large in both was the perfect size, however, it's a chore getting into and out of. I have wide knuckles which makes it a pain. However, once I get into them, "it fits like a glove"(excuse the pun). X-Large as expected was bigger and it was easier to get into, however, the fingers were slightly bigger. My Hellracer is XL. In Alpinestar, I decided on the Large and the glove eventually stretched to accommodate my hand. So I assumed the 4-Stroke would do the same. As expected the 4-Stroke was very tight but once on, it was perfect. After using them for a solid month almost, they have broken in considerably.
Again, great gloves and I am now extra confident in case of an mishap on the road. You can't go wrong with these gloves on the street. Short-cuffed, reinforced knuckle and pinky protection, leather...what else can you ask for?
Oh, and I how can I not thank Revzilla for excellent customer service! My local Cycle Gear hates me! I go to the store and try on the gear and order EVERYTHING from RevZilla while walking out of the store!
Rides: 2011 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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The patented and trademarked Vertebra System protects the riders Achilles tendon Replaceable thermoplastic resin ankle ball protection cup Bolt on (no Velcro!) replaceable, adjustable and aerodynamic nylon scuff pads on the toe Composite inner sole Removable arch support Replaceable nylon shin deflector plate Lorica outer construction Closable air vent Double stitched in all high stress areas All bolt on parts are replaceable An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved fit Dual compound sole DuPont polymer toe shift pad Perforated Teflon treated nylon lining Shock absorbing heel cup Techno VR adjustable calf system Built around a lady specific foot mold Features a unique graphic appliqu to set the boot apart from the mens version
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boot! As long as it had pink in it, my girlfriend loves it... :-)
PostedJune 20, 2011
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CWard
From Cordova
State:TN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought these boots for my girlfriend who is just getting into riding. I honestly preferred the Alpinestar MX-2 Stella Boots for her but for some reason they were back ordered until sometime in July. The Alpinestar Stella would have been ideal for an entry level rider, especially for the money *groan*. Revzilla's sales staff, as always, gave great advice on these boots. It came down too...it wouldn't be right if I wear Dainese from head to toe and not have her in something comparable So, I had no choice but to bite the bullet....*groan groan*
From my girlfriend: The boots fit great and are easy to move around in. They are not too large or heavy but they feel tough enough to withstand a slide or other accidents. She does wear thick socks just to increase the comfort between her foot and boot. There are several options for comfort. Such as adjusting the tightness on the calf, very easy to do with the switch. Air vents are located on the outside of the boot and can be turned on or off. These boots have also reassured her confidence in riding(always a plus) by have one less thing to worry about.
If you are on the fence, get the boots. You can't go wrong. In my opinion, I have not seen any other boot that is technical and looks remotely acceptable to wear.
Oh and again...it has pink.
Rides: 2011 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
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