2010StreetTriple
 
 
 
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    February 20, 2012
  • Last review
    March 5, 2012
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Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof Boot Fall 2010 Model Full grain leather upper with lightweight fabric inserts. Dual density lateral and medial ankle cups. Internal toe and heel counter are layered under the full grain leather. Midsole contours to the foot and features a structured high modulus shank reinforcement. Waterproof and breathable Drystar lining.a Removable anatomic foot bed and multi-density EVA padding Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole with unique side wrapping design. Double width adjustable Velcro straps for secure closure and fit. Velcro adjuster strap on the instep and Achilles flex zones provide superior comfort. CE certified.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great fit. Mediocre quality.
PostedMarch 5, 2012
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2010StreetTriple
From St. Petersburg
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these boots a while ago. They were my first pair of motorcycling boots, so I really had nothing to compare them to. The fit was great and comfortable and Alpinestars has a great reputation, so I bought them.
They are hot because they are waterproof. Not thinking of 95 degree weather when I bought them, but rather the frequent summer showers we get here in Florida. It turns out that I really don't ride in the rain if I can avoid it, so my bad on that one. On the flipside, they are great for winter riding!
After a thousand miles or two, I noticed that the black is flaking off on the shift protection area. It leaves the gray material underneath exposed. I also have some minor toe wear, but that I can attribute to road wear. The flaking on top was caused by shifting gears. This isn't a huge issue, but I can't say how that affects the waterproof qualities of the material. I think that Alpinestars is great, but they may have missed the mark just a bit on this one.
Overall, my complaints are pretty minor. The boots fit great and offer great protection. If you do a lot of wet weather riding, you may want to consider another option.
Rides: 2010 Triumph Street Triple 675
No, I do not recommend this product.
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 Bell Drifter Helmet
Bell Drifter Helmet
Bell Drifter Helmet If ya gotta go DOT, might as well do it with some attitude. For you, theres the Bell Drifterthe lightest true DOT helmet available. Get it on your head and the Man off your back. Features Lightweight, composite fiberglass shell Removable ear pads for cold weather riding Rear goggle strap Five-year warranty Certification DOT Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL Weight 900g
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Bell Drifter
PostedFebruary 22, 2012
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2010StreetTriple
From St. Petersburg
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I used to have a cruiser before my striple and I had another Bell full face helmet. I wanted the feel of the wind in my face with some kind of protection so I bought the Drifter. I got this on sale, so it was hard to pass up.
It looks awesome, but it looked weird on my head. I have a narrow oval shaped head and it just looked weird on me. I've seen others rock it though, so I can't knock it on aesthetics. It just didn't fit my head right. I only wore it a couple of times before deciding that protecting my face was more important than a good looking helmet. You can't compare it to the safety of a full face helmet, but I suppose some protection is better than none at all.
It was comfortable, though I always felt like it was sitting on top of my head like a bicycle helmet would. At speed, the wind would pull on it (like a parachute), putting a real strain on my neck to keep my head forward. It has good looks for the cruiser crowd and inexpensive. Like the description says, "If ya gotta go DOT, might as well do it with some attitude."
Rides: 2010 Triumph Street Triple 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Mesh Tex Jacket Outer shell made of 250 denier polyester mesh for total ventilation Lightweight nylon perforated lining for maximum airflow Detachable, fully sleeved water-resistant wind liner with phone and patch pocket CE armor to protect shoulders and elbows in addition to 2 layers of mesh fabric on shoulders and elbows EVA dense foam back pad 2 exterior hand warmer pockets Jacket interior includes left side phone pocket, right side patch pocket Left side Napoleon pocket with red slider for easy visibility Adjustable side waist spring snaps Reflective piping on back 1-year limited warranty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Summer Jacket
PostedFebruary 20, 2012
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2010StreetTriple
From St. Petersburg
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Newb
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This was the first (and only) jacket I have purchased so far. I'm pretty new to riding, so the price was a big factor for me. I've had the jacket for about 2 years and it has held up exceptionally well.
I bought black, but I wish I hadn't. Sitting in the Florida sun in traffic is brutal. Once you are moving, even at 20 mph, you get excellent air flow. After riding for a couple of years, I'm more concerned with being seen, so if I could go back, I would have chosen either silver or hi-viz.
I only have two complaints about this jacket.
First is that it is a bit loose or baggy. With the liner in, it isn't so bad, but it still is really loos in the arms. Admittedly, I have lost about 15 lbs since I bought this jacket. I am 165 lbs, 5' 9", 40 inch chest. All of my other non-bike jackets and shirts are Medium. The jacket just feels a bit too loose for me.
Second, and this is pretty minor, is the elbow pads. They seem to get caught on things. If I put on a backpack, I am always fighting the strap to get it around the elbow pads. This is probably because of the loose fit. They feel bulky and loose. I would hate for that pad to slide around if I ever go down.
Overall, the price is hard to beat and the air flow is excellent. It is easy to clean the bugs off and I've never had any quality issues (tearing, stitching, etc).
Rides: 2010 Triumph Street Triple 675
Yes, I recommend this product.
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