Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes The Alpinestars Fastlane Shoes are going to be a huge hit with their F1-inspired design and construction. We cannot stress how truly lightweight the Alpinestars Fastlanes are, while still offering ample protection. The Alpinestars Fastlane Boots are protective and high-performance, and will treat your foot well both on and off the bike. Features Constructed from lightweight Microfiber upper with plush 3D Mesh on the collar and tongue TPR toe and ankle protectors Foam backed, double density impact protector on the both sides of the ankle Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the microfiber Shift pad with debossed texture for added grip Extremely lightweight rubber sole with laser-ablated textured grip Integrated metal shank for enhanced sole rigidity Lace closure system with adjustable Velcro strap Breathable mesh liner Anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed PU midsole on the heel for added comfort Reflective stripes on heel
Got these for commuting to and from work, but they're just not what I was looking for. The sizing is weird. Saw a lot of reviews that said they run small, but I got my normal size and they were big. Even being to big, the shoes were also narrow, so my feet felt cramped.
Beyond that, as a commuter, these aren't ideal. They're awkward to even get my foot into the shoes. The velcro over the laces has a hook and loop system... so it has to be undone every time you're putting them on.
These look good, but they are definitely motorcycle styling. I got the all black thinking they would be more subtle. They're not.
If I was getting these to just ride the streets, I might make them work. But, for my purposes, no dice.
Hardline Deluxe Black Rollastand Designed for bikes without centerstands Wheel positioned in Rollastand or Deluxe Rollastand turns easily for cleaning, chain adjustment and other maintenance jobs Easy one-person operation No danger of dropping bike Sealed bearings,Nonslip backing Deluxe billet aluminum Rollastand has a black finish
Seat is definitely more comfortable than the stock plank of wood that came with the bike. Price is definitely better than other aftermarket seats. But, there are a couple of issues:
1. Shipping- no padding or styrofoam around the seat in the cardboard box. Very scary, especially seeing how beat up the box was. Fortunately, the seat looks to have made it without any damage.
2. Fit- the seat is not exactly easy to get on the bike. Really have to give it some oomph to get it into place. Then, once in place, there is a sizable gap between the front of the seat and the faux gas tank. Not pleased. I ride year round and I'm really afraid of what this will mean when it rains. Anybody ever poured water under their seat to see what happens? If so, please let me know.
3. Features- it would be nice if there was a place to attach the tools that came with under the stock seat. Also, the sides of the pillion cushion have hidden loops, underneath flaps that are held down with velcro. The loops are meant to be used if you need to tie something down. Interesting. But not something I'll probably ever use... so I would prefer the seat to just look "normal", without these extra flaps of material.
So, as the title says, I'm on the fence... would I buy this seat again? Probably not. Probably should have gone for the Comfort Seat from the Germans... .
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves Closeout
Alpinestars Tech Road Gore-Tex Gloves Full-grain leather main construction Leather palm construction with Stone PU reinforcement PU knuckle protection system for superior impact and abrasion resistance 4mm EVA foam padding on top of fingers and thumb High finger bridge Gore-Tex membrane insert Velour insulated lining Micro-fleece palm insulation inner lining Micro-Velcro wrist closure strap Water resistant zippered cuff closure Dual wrist adjustment Flat gauntlet is designed to fit under jackets sleeves
Bought these for this winter. I'm really looking forward to riding in the rain with them. I've only tried them on and worn them around the house so far... they seem like they'll be very warm with the faux fur liner.
They're a little thicker than I was hoping, particularly in the palms and fingers. Still, I think they're a lot less bulky than cheaper gloves.
Also, the zippers on the gauntlets aren't the easiest to open when taking the gloves back off. I had to use my teeth to hold the fabric in place while I pulled the zipper with my free hand. Hopefully the zippers will break in.
Shoei Qwest Solid Helmet Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and professional riders feedback Dual Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation Five shell and six EPS liner sizes present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes Molded air spoiler to reduce drag and lift as well as diminish weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate (U.S. patent pending 11/799935) pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal Scratch-resistant coating 99.9 protection from harmful UV A and B rays Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow Additional Specs Construction AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) Weight 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) Standards Snell-M2010, DOT Please Note The vents on the Brilliant Yellow helmet are black, not yellow as shown in product photo. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
Good helmet. The quietest I've ever tried. A lot of people say that the Qwest is wicked loud. Not for me. The first time I rode with it, I didn't realize any helmet could be that quiet! (I do wear earplugs, but have with every helmet I've tried)
The field of vision seems narrow. I definitely have to turn more for head checks than I had to with my last helmet (an HJC AC-11). But, the clarity of the visor is awesome. Maybe it's just because it's new... don't know.
Airflow is great. With the HJC, I assumed the vents were just for look. I could turn my head, lift my head, duck, whatever, and I never felt air. With the Qwest, the top vents flow tremendous air over your head. Very nice.
Fogging... does seem to be more of a problem with past helmets. But, the little lever on the visor to prop it open only slightly seems to help.
Good helmet. Good quality. If it fits your head, go for it.
REV'IT! Sand Jacket The Sand Jacket is an excellent option for all-weather riding, it is extremely versatile, helping riders deal with whatever comes their way. The Sand Jacket features a unique zipper on its removable waterproof membrane, which completely blocks out water. It also has increased numbers of ventilation zippers (including 2-way zippers for ventilation at the arms), a PU coating to prevent soaking, and a multitude of storage options. PROTECTION FEATURES Outer shell PWRshell 500D, PWRshell 750D, PWRwax 1200D, Lorica Insulation detachable thermal liner Waterproofing detachable hydratex 3L (5000mm H2O) Breathability detachable hydratex 3L (7000g/m2/24hrs) Composition outer shell 100 polyamide lining 100 polyester thermal liner 100 polyamide (insulation 100polyester) membrane 100 polyurethane (tricot 100 polyamide) Protection Prolife CE protection at shoulders and elbows, ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit tour fit, regular Adjustability UTA tab at cuffs, flexisnap, double adjustment straps at waist, adjustment strap at upper arms, adjustment tab at under arms, adjustment drawcord at hips Ventilation VCS I zippers at back and under arms, VCS I panels at the chest Features collar hook, stretch lips at elbows, long connection zipper and double short connection zipper Pockets stash pockets,
It's a nice jacket, and I've only had it for about a month... but, I'm not sure that it's any better than some of the jackets out there that cost a couple of hundred less. For the price, it really should come with a quality back pad. That's really disappointing.
That said, I haven't worn it in warm temps yet, only in the cold so far. With the thermal liner in and the rain liner out, I've worn it for 36-40 degree mornings on the way to work. Mind you, the ride is only 25 minutes... but, the jacket was warm enough for the short period.
SIZE: I ordered based on the size chart, and it is right on. I am 5'11" and about 170 lbs. I ordered a medium. Usually I prefer a large because I like clothes to be a little loose and comfortable. A large would not have worked for this jacket. With both liners out, the medium feels roomy and I have to tighten all of the adjustable straps. Granted, with both liners in, it feels pretty snug, and I was a little afraid I would look like the kid in A Christmas Story. My wife said she couldn't tell, though.
CONS: The left arm zipper has to be completely closed or the wind at 70mph forces the zipper open. And by completely, I mean I left only about a quarter of an inch unzipped, if even that. That's happened a couple of times now so now I'm very aware when zipping up.
Another con is that the velcro on my gloves catches the fabric of the inside of the sleeves when the liners are out. These are short cuff gloves that fit inside the sleeves, rather than full gauntlet gloves. I think eventually they'll tear holes in the fabric.
Pros: If you can afford it, the quality seems very good. The style is what I wanted, and even though not a single person has commented on or complimented the jacket, I think it looks sharp. It has lots of features that might not be found on a cheaper jacket... but, I'm not sure the features are necessities (e.g. the pocket on the back to hold the waterproof liner).
All in all, it's a very nice jacket. Based on my first month with it, I think it's well over priced... but depending on how it does in the summer months and how long it lasts, I might change my mind.
Hardline Rollastand Designed for bikes without center-stands Easily clean front and back wheels Easy one person operation No danger of dropping bike Powder coated finish Sealed bearings Works great for bearing and shim alignment Please note Not for use with Harley Davidson or metric cruiser. Please see Deluxe Rollastand .