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    June 6, 2011
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Fly Racing Aurora Gloves From night riding under the Aurora Borealis in Alaska to riding around Aurora, New York, these gloves will keep your hands warm. Features and Materials Fully insulated Thinsulate cold weather glove Hipora waterproof, windproof, breathable membrane keeps you dry and warm all day High grade genuine leather palm and wrapped finger tips for years of durability Unique silicone gripper print provides added control between the glove and handlebar Additional leather strip between thumb and index finger provides reinforcement in high-use area of glove Extended neoprene cuff eliminates open exposed area between gloves and jacket Cinch cord cuff may be tightened around jacket sleeve for additional protection from the elements Wrist strap offers additional adjustment to ensure a custom fit Reflective safety piping offers additional visibility for oncoming riders in dusk and nighttime riding Extra padded knuckles provide protection from tree branches, ice chunks, and flying debris Unique styling with a conservative look bundled with all these features help make this one of Fly Racings most technical cold weather gloves
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Winter Gloves at Great Price
PostedOctober 31, 2011
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OldSchoolBomber
From Sacramento
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I normally wear a small or medium size glove. I went with a medium and it feels a little big for me. I loved the features of this glove. It really keeps my hands warm in my morning commutes. My commute is about 45 minutes to 1 hour on country roads and highways. The average speed of my commute is 70mph at 35F to 45F. By the time I got to work, my hands tingled a bit, but it was nothing that was uncomfortable. The other set of winter gloves I have used were AlpineStar ST-1 Drystar. The Aurora gloves were much warmer!
Rides: 2010 Triumph Bonneville
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 SparX S07 Stryder Retro Helmet
SparX S07 Stryder Retro Helmet
5 Year limited warranty against manufacturer defects Crashed helmet program Meets or exceeds both DOT and ECE2205 standards Integrated ear plug storage devices Features Lightweight thermocomposite shell construction In-visor Anti-fog ventilation system Form fitted contour cheek pads True ventilation channels for optimum circulation around face Quick relase tool-less ratchet system 3 lbs. 7-3/8 oz. (1569g) This weight is +/- 50g, different shell sizes may be heavier / lighter. Helmet Weight ( View Motorcycle Helmet Weights ) Note Helmet shown with optional tinted shield. Clear shield included.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quality Helmet
PostedJune 6, 2011
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OldSchoolBomber
From Sacramento
State:CA
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
I've worn HJC, Gmax, and KBC in the past. A medium size helmet from those manufacturers fit me very well. However, with the Sparx, I had to go with a small. The medium was a good fit, but it wasn't snug. It felt more like how a helmet would fit after a couple years with the padding broken-in.
The narrow shape of the helmet worked very well for me. When wearing some of the helmets I had in the past, my lips could touch the inside of the chin-bar. With the Sparx, there was ample room around my mouth area. This makes me feel more secure in knowing that if I did a face plant, I probably won't get a heavily bruised lip.
The chin vent is large and very easy to operate even with a gloved hand. The wind flow is excellent! However, much of that wind seems to be coming from below my chin and under the helmet. As a result, this helmet had the loudest wind noise I've ever experienced. In addition, the brow vents on the visor would whistle when I turn my head to check the blind spot before switching lanes. I never felt the need to wear earplugs when riding, but I may consider it when using the Sparx. At least the helmet came with a set to start you off.
The quality of the graphics are amazing for a helmet at this price. The combination of white/ black/ orange also make me feel more conspicuous in traffic. I love the retro look of the lid. Lastly, since I haven't had this helmet for very long, I can't comment on the durability a whole lot. Whatever little hard plastic bits there are on this helmet, they all have a very solid feel to them. Having had a KBC Force RR for a few years, the plastics on the Sparx feel like they came off of a Shoei! The helmet feels sturdy to the touch. My KBC, full of cheap plastic, lasted me more than 2 years, and I ride just about everyday. I'm guessing the Sparx could go at least 3 years before things start falling apart, if they ever do.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Bonneville
Yes, I recommend this product.
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