doubleJ
 
 
 
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Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots An ambitious new design with Top Grain leather and a Gore-Tex waterproof / breathable membrane these boots are Guaranteed To Keep You Dry . These will be one of the most comfortable and protective on road boots you can purchase. Features Top grain leather construction Equipped with a GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable membrane Secure multi Velcro closure system Full length inner gaiter Rigid nylon innersole Composite inner sole Removable arch support Internal heel protection Internal ankle protection Internal toe protection Leather toe shift-brake pad Padded shin plate Double stitched in all high stress areas Ankle cup Bonded non-slip lug type sole
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hopefully Worth The Price
PostedApril 29, 2013
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doubleJ
From Branson
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
So, my Tour Master Solutions were pretty much destroyed after a year of daily use (wear to work, play drums, walk the mall, etc...).
I bought the On Roads since they had Gore-Tex, really good reviews, and real leather.
Right off the bat, I will say that I wear a 10 1/2 street shoe and I ordered the 44 boot.
A size down seems to fit very well.
The description says that there isn't a booty and I think it's noticeable.
It basically feels like my foot and the boot (no real cushioning#.
It's not bad, at all #probably lighter because of it#
And I will say that the footbed is pretty hard.
I think gel inserts will be appreciated.
The boot feels quite tall #a couple of inches taller than my Solutions).
I'm kind of surprised that they just put a pad for the shin instead of actual armor.
I'm also surprised that there is armor for the inside ankle, but not the outside ankle.
I would think that the outside would be more likely to need the protection.
I like that there isn't a zipper, but I think I would rather have the Velcro between my legs than on the outside.
My Solutions were on the inside and it just seems a little more cumbersome to put on and take off.
At the end of the day, I'm sure these will be great boots.
I just hope that they last long enough to be worth the price.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tour Master Solution 2.0 WP Boots Water-repellent leather and PU upper HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane 3M ScotchLite on rear area for night time safety VR single density compound sole for reliable grip Auto lock zipper covered with adjustable Velcro flap Leather stretch panels for better comfort and durability Molded nylon shin and ankle guard backed with shock absorbing material Shock absorbing latex foam on flex panels Leather shift pad TecnoGI thermoplastic heel cup and toe cap Preformed orthopedic vibration absorbing foot bed Please Note the Solution 2.0 Boots are available in wide sizes indicated by a W.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not An "Every Day" Boot
PostedApril 14, 2013
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doubleJ
From Branson
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
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Let me preface this with the admission that I'm not sure if I own the Solution 2.0 or the original Solutions (a friend bought them for me as a present).
I have had them for a little over a year and I have pretty much destroyed them.
I wear them almost every day.
I ride to work, most days (I usually don't ride under 32 degrees, unless I just have to).
I don't change into shoes when I get to work and I wear them playing drums (if I wear them to where I'm playing).
Basically, I wear them all the time.
As such, I've put these boots through what a lot of motorcycle riders (that I know) would do in 10+ years.
I will say that a general rider that only wears them on the bike and rides a couple times a month will probably get years and years of use out of them.
I wouldn't have reservations recommending these to someone, especially if they are looking for a $100ish pair of boots.
They are leather (I refuse to wear fake leather boots, regardless of the advantages people say it has), have the protection I want in a motorcycle boot, and still look somewhat professional (I want a boot that I can wear in an office environment).
I would like to point out that I normally wear a 10-10.5.
I have the 45s and they feel a bit big.
They aren't uncomfortable, but I can definitely tell that they favor the 11 side.
I don't think the 44s would have been too small.
I've worn them, without issue, for over a year.
I always wear my pants on the outside of the boot and I just wear normal socks.
Even though I think these are a good boot, I won't buy another pair (for me - I would buy a pair for someone else if deemed appropriate).
I'm looking at the Sidi On Road Gore-Tex Boots for my next pair.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Pursuit Perforated Gloves Fits like a glove... Youve heard it a thousand times, so have we. What actually defines how a glove should fit We think the new standard is Icons Pursuit glove. Supple sheepskin leather conforms to your hand. Plastic knuckle armor for protection, but hidden for a refined look. All over perforation for all day comfort. Reinforced goatskin palm to combat those nasty encounters with the asphalt. Try it on for yourself and then decide. This is what a glove was meant to be. Pittards sheepskin chassis for great fit Goatskin leather palm overlay for durability Integrated knuckle armor for protection Secure wrist closure keeps the glove in place Expansion gussets to improve overall flexibility Snap to keep gloves together while not in use
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fits Like A Glove
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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doubleJ
From Branson
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is my second pair of white perforated Pursuits (white FTW!).
They fit snugly and feel very soft on the inside.
To be honest, I don't recall my first pair feeling as soft as this pair.
Also, my first pair had a tighter right hand (not sure if my hand shrank or what).
They are great gloves.
I just wish they were $50 instead of $65.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 Helmet
Nolan N90 N-Com Modular Helmet The new Nolan N90 Helmet has both full face and jet-helmet style capability. The chin bar can be opened or closed with the external shell made from polycarbon. The visor part has a rapid release function, and features solar tinting and anti-scratch material. The internal lining of the Nolan N90 can be removed and washed, and is made from Clima-Comfort material with antibacterial treatment. VPS (Vision Protection System) Short dark shield mounted on the inside of the shell and moving independently from the clear shield. As thick as a regular faceshield, it provides real eye protection when used independently from the clear shield. Also available in Light Blue, Smoke, and Amber. Easily operated by a slider on the side of the helmet. Ready for NCOM Communication System Aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with built-in spoiler for improved stability Safety dual-action Centromatic release system Fully removable and washable Clima-Comfort liner on snaps with extra neck roll for wind-noise reduction Reflective panels on the back of the liner and the chin curtain Dual top vent with exhaust grid in the rear spoiler and chinbar vents Optically correct, push-button quick-change Lexan faceshield, offers UV 400 protection Multi-position anti-scratch shield accepts NFR antifog insert Chin curtain included Microlock (adjustable) retention system Sanitized anti-microbial hypoallergenic interior Velour chin-strap padding DOT Approved Antifog Insert Included Read more about the Nolan N-COM Bluetooth Communication System
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Many Features
PostedJune 1, 2011
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doubleJ
From Branson
State:MO
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
Wide
First of all, keep in mind that my knowledge of an array of helmets is limited. My ratings and comparisons may not be as qualified as someone elses.
The best fitting helmet that I've ever tried on was an Agv Miglia. I didn't buy it, though, for two main reasons. I hated it's quick-release chin strap and I wanted an internal sun visor (internal is important to me so I can cruise around town with the sun visor down and the face up).
I won't go into the differences in fitment as they are covered in the Q/A section. I will go into the features, though.
I've been wearing full-face helmets for years and have always toyed with the idea of a flip-up helmet. I hated yelling a conversation at a stop-light, needing to fish my way through the helmet to scratch my nose, and sneezing on the inside of my helmet. I also wanted the internal sun visor to replace carring sunglasses around all the time. I've already broken the arm on one of my pairs by carring them in my pocket off the bike. I wanted a quick-release chin strap.
Every time I would get off the bike, I would have to go through a routine. Open the visor, take my sunglasses off, put the sunglasses in my pocket, take my gloves off, loosen the d-ring, and finally take the helmet off.
It was really getting old. I figured the appropriate features of a new helmet would alleviate some of those steps, and they have. Now I just get off the bike and flip the front up. I can take the gloves and helmet off while I'm walking.
Now on to the features:
The sun visor works well. It isn't as dark as I would like (not like sunglasses). I did ride to work this morning without squinting. I have the joy of riding right into the sun on the way to work and then riding right into the sun on the way home. This was the first squint-free morning since breaking my sunglasses. I feel there is a problem with the shape and placement of the sun visor, though. The cutout for the nose seems a bit pointless and too big, in my opinion. The bottom also angles up to the outside. The latter may be required for the mounting, but the bottom of the visor is very visible. I wouldn't go so far as to call it distracting, but it's one of those "why did they do it that way" things. There is another helmet with a nose cutout where you can flip the visor upside down and use the straight-bottomed side instead of the cutout side. I'm not sure if that's an option on this helmet, but it would be welcomed.
The quick-release chin strap isn't quite what I expected. I was really wanting more of a belt-buckle style where I could adjust the strap to my length and then just snap it in and out. The miglia was like that, but I really had to fumble around to get it in and out (even without gloves on). I will say that this one is much easier to work with. I can connect/disconnect with my gloves on, just fine. It does take two hands to release as you kind of have to pull them apart. The strap is a very hard plastic, though, and it feels very bulky on my neck. It pushes right above my adam's apple. I would say that the convenience of it outweighs the little bit of discomfort. In the first day of wearing, though, I have had thoughts of just not fastening it. It's another one of those "why did they do it that way" things.
I don't think the ventilation is all that good. It was about 70 degrees, this morning. I started the ride with all 4 vents open and didn't really feel any air flow. I closed them for a couple mintues and didn't notice any less. I opened them for the rest of the trip and it still wasn't noticable. I'll ride with them open, but I don't think it makes much of a difference. The chin vents are blocked from the chin so the air can only go to the visor. I do feel a very slight breeze coming from under the helmet. I imagine that the chin curtain blocks that. I'm sure it will be appreciated in the colder weather. The visor does open too far at the first position. There should just barely be a crack to let air through. At it's first position, air is blowing right to my eyes. Even with the sun visor down, it's still too much air.
I haven't installed the pinlock anti-fog insert as my full-face only fogged up on cold mornings. My visor started fogging up at a stop sign on a 70 degree morning. It's appreciated that they included the insert, but it would have been better if it wasn't necessary.
I would consider this to be a quiet helmet and a very quiet helmet compared to my old one. I can still hear plenty of wind, but none of it is irritating. It does a good job of filtering the low boomy wind and high whistley wind. My old helmet seemed to direct the air right across my ear and it was really getting old. There is one major problem with the quietness of the helmet, though. I've lost connection with the bike, itself. I no longer hear what the bike is doing. I want to be able to hear the engine, tires, etc... On the way to work, this morning, I had to clamp on the brakes because of a guy that was turning around in the road. I'm pretty sure I locked the rear brakes and slid the tire a bit but I didn't hear it. I must say that it's a little disconcerting. If something was wrong with the bike, I don't know if I'd realize it until something happened.
The build quality looks pretty good. Things pop into place well and I don't hear any creaking. There were a couple small blemishes in the coating but it is a good looking helmet. It feels pretty stable on the road. I didn't notice any buffetting when looking side to side, but it may not have been very windy.
After spending nearly $250 on the helmet, I must question how much better it is than a $150-$175 flip-up. I will say that it fits better than most other helmets that I've tried on. I guess some people would think that $250 is a great deal on a helmet with all these options. If you're used to spending $400 on a helmet, then it would be a deal. I don't have enough helmet experience to judge. I'd have to wear a lot more helmets to compare options, but I'm pleased with the purchase. I am a bit surprised that this is the top flip-up on webbikeworld, though.
Rides: 2008 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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