MR52
 
 
 
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    June 9, 2011
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The Vertigo was created after an arduous 2+ year development period with lofty goals in mind. The boot had to push the technology of the sport road boot segment to an even higher level than the legendary Vertebra series. They are designed to be the best, no matter the cost. The Vertigo series of boots has achieved all that and much more! Shock Absorbing Heel Cup Three stage, shock absorbing heel cup molded in three different densities of plastic is one element that sets the Vertigo series apart from all other sport boots. This system offers a built in shock absorbing range of 3mm. The heel cups internal area is also fully lined with impact resistant thousand-air cell memory foam for and extra level of comfort and protection. Lining Each Vertigo series boot is lined throughout with lightweight perforated Teflon treated fabric in order to allow moisture to breath out to the Lorica outer and dry quickly with no mold build up in the long term. Additionally the inner ankle area of all Vertigo series boots are flly lined with Sidis own formula of perforated closed thousand-air cell memory foam. A totally breathable lining system. Tecno VR System The Vertigo series of boots are the only race boots to offer a patented Tecno VR adjustable calf system designed to accommodate calves of virtually any size in a clean, supportive and protective design. With a simple adjustment of the Tecno knob the internal onofilament line will evenly close and wrap the boot around the riders calf in micro adjustments for a perfect fit. A maximum adjustment of 5cm is provided. Replaceable Scuff Pad Option of either a ceramic or nylon toe scuff. Air Vent System Both the Vertigo Corsa and Vertigo employ an air ventilation system that can be opened or closed with a touch of a button depending upon a riders needs. This Malleolus guard on the outer edge of each boot also protects the small and vulnerable foot bones. Composite Inner Sole The composite inner sole of Sidi boots resists side to side compression offering greater protection compared to the leather inner soles that our competitors use. The insole features a removable arch support and will never lose its dynamic characteristics, even after months of intense use it is water resistant and is designed to withstand high footpeg pressures. Replaceable Parts Every bolt on component of each Vertigo boot is available separately. Riders can change the various components to replace items that have worn or have been damaged in a crash. Lorica reg Boots outer is fully constructed with Lorica a composite micro fiber material created from strands less than one thousandth the thickness of silk. When injected with special resins, these fibers act like natural leather skin, but with the addition of better strength, softer texture, lighter weight and better moisture protection. Lorica is also highly resistant to abrasion yet it still breathes with more than three million pores per square centimeter. Easy to maintain, Lorica doesnt stain and cant be scratched and offers, reduced weight, more flexibility and more feel than leather racing boots. Please Note The Vertigo boots no longer offer a replaceable shin plate.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great boot
PostedJune 3, 2012
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MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Large
Footbed
Narrow
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Wide
Love these boots overall but there are a few imperfections.
First off from a protection standpoint they are great.. unfortunately I tested this first hand. Had a lowside thanks to pavement markings at about 30 MPH nothing horrible but glad I had good gear on. Despite the bike landing on my foot and sliding a good 20 feet before seperating I had no foot or ankle injuries. Boots held up great and are still completely usable.
Now as far as the less than perfect.
The vents flow very little if any air but are comfortable. Thee calf adjustment is nice but if you have normal to small calf's and wear over the boot pants they will never be snug.
Sizing is consistently inconsistent like my other siding boots. This pare came marked 9.5/44 and others 10/44 either way I find them a bit loose without an insert but a bit narrow and my feet are not wide.
They are comfortable but do squeek a little. I wouldn't want to walk to far in them but they are not bad. Very comfortable with good feel on the bike.
Great overall and since I was bruised all over after my lowside except where my boots covered I will happily recommend them tto anyone looking for boots in this price point.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Jumping through hoops to get that new bike onto base While Icon cant help you bypass military regulations, they can help you meet them without looking like a construction worker The Mil Spec vest was designed to pass all military requirements for a mandatory reflective vest No bright orange reflective vest is ever going to win you fashion awards, but if you have to wear one, and you do, it might as well have the style and features that wont make you cringe Removable I.D. holder Adjustable fit Reflective taping (front and back) Storage pockets
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good if you want / need hiviz
PostedMay 11, 2012
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MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
(click to see the video)
I bought this since I need it for a charity event in which I will be riding moto-escort. I just couldn't bring myself to wear a construction vest or have one of those flapping around. I may wear it from time to time when riding in poor weather or at night. Generally speaking neon yellow is supposed to be better in poor lighting and orange is better in daylight. The ID pocket which I don't need is nice but if you are in the military and you have to take your ID out of the cover its going to be a pain, the holder is a sticky rubberized material that will be a pain to remove the ID from. I see a bunch of reviews where they complain about size but none say what size they are, real helpful right? So here is the deal on sizing, I wear medium jackets (apx 40 euro, 38" chest) this vest in XS-L fits fine but if I was wearing a large jacket I would up it to the larger size. The mesh is a medium weave so not as open as some of the joe rocket stuff or speed and strength but not as tight as some of the scorpion and A* stuff pretty close to olympia's mesh weave. You cannot easily access your jackets pockets through this vest so keep that in mind. Visibility and reflectiveness is pretty good and the reflective panels are in various places so you should remain visible no matter what angle people are approaching from, although they will probably still fail to see us motorcyclists.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector Replacement CE Level 2 D30 Back Pad for Klim Jackets. D3O's Viper back protector benefits from Airwave Technology and is extremely flexible, low profile and lightweight, whilst offering incredible protection. Measures 17 Tall by 11 at widest point.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding
PostedMay 11, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
(click to see the video)
I have been trying to upgrade some of my armor lately and this is by far the best upgrade I have purchased. Aside from stock foam back protectors I have also tried sas-tech and although it seems protective it is heavy, less flexible and thick, it also is very stiff and flows little air. This back protector is pretty light and after clearing the air holes seems to flow as good or better than any other back protectors I have tried. The best part is the flexibility, thanks to the grooves and material it is extremely flexible and you barely notice it is there. I tested this on several jackets and it fit in the insert without modification. All medium jackets but fit in two different scorpion jackets (hellion and hat trick) as well as my speed and strength. Although it is a slightly different shape it seems to fit and not slip around at all. I may have to buy these in bulk and add them to all my jackets.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SAS-TEC Back Protector Cutting edge SAS-TEC material is intelligent armor constructed from visco elastic soft foam smart molecules. It has earned the highest CE rating available (CE level 2), during an impact, the armor freezes and hardens, absorbing the shock and distributing its force over a large area to reduce the risk of fractures. The protector is not destroyed by impact, but reverts back to its original state and maintains its capability to protect from multiple impacts. SAS-TEC Armor has a soft and pliable exterior (as opposed to rigid KNOX armor) which offers a great deal of comfort and mobility. This protector is anatomically designed and fitted to provide superior spine and back protection as well as the base of the neck /between the shoulder blades. SC-1/11 fits Women's Turbine Jacket SC-1/12 fits REV'IT! Cayenne Pro Jacket and Turbine Jacket REV'IT Gore-Tex Jackets have different shaped back protector pockets depending on the size of jacket, see the size chart for fitment information SC-1/16 should only be used for XYL or larger Gore-Tex Jackets SC-1/11 Measurements (approximate) Height 15 3/4 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/12 Measurements (approximate) Height 19 Width (at widest point) 13 Thickness 3/4 SC-1/16 Measurements (approximate) Height 21 3/8 Width (at widest point) 13 3/8 Thickness 3/4
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very Nice, Hope to never test
PostedApril 21, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I wish they made this in more preformed shapes but the don't. I thought the shape and size would fit in some of my SS jackets as well as my leathers since they all seemed to have the same dimensions. I missed two issues though: 1. this protector is far thicker than any memory foam you will ever find in most jackets, 2. the placement of Velcro in most jackets makes it a PIA to replace a back protector.
Fortunately I was able to cut this down to fit in my leathers in about two minutes and at this price (compared to over 2X for similar protection from other companies CE2-1 or CE2-2). The protector at 70 degrees is not as flexible as in the video (it must of been darn toasty in the studio or under their lights) but it is still flexible.
Once cut and placed in my leather what I love is the fact that the heat from your body and pressure from the jacket just molds this thing to you. I wish the hip versions were a little longer so they would fit in the GP style armor pockets of my leathers. may still get them for my touring mesh pants though... heck at the price of this stuff I may buy enough for all my jackets (which is more than I should have lol)
The holes in the back do not allow much air flow but I don't believe any back protector helps in this area. I was out yesterday in perforated leather and although it covered about 90% of the perforated portion of my back and it was 80 degrees and partial sunny I felt fine.
The shape does not seem very conducive to cutting for my scorpion jacket unless I ordered a huge size and sliced it into the almost basic rectangle shape I notice scorpion uses. and any tourmaster/cortech/fieldsheer that you have make sure it isn't the kidney belt/spine style cheapo protector kind of this shape ..||.. I don't think you could cut it or ever get it in their pocket. I wish CE would standardize shapes so this would start to become less of an issue. I suppose I could just but a stand alone back protector but I don't need any more hassle when getting geared up for a quick street ride and still wanting to feel protected.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves - Closeout
Alpinestars GP Plus Gloves - Closeout
Alpinestars New GP Plus glove builds on the attributes of this already very successful product with an updated design. The new glove features an enhancement of the 3rd and 4th finger bridge, additional polyurethane security sliders and a new Velcro closure system for ease of use, providing riders with the ultimate in security, functionality and style. Features PU knuckle and finger sliders for superior impact and abrasion resistance Patented 3rd and 4th finger-bridge protects against finger roll and separation during impacts TPR details Internal Schoeller Keprotec reinforcements Internal Kevlar lining External seams on the fingers
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Glove with a few issues
PostedApril 21, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
Okay so the good first:
This glove is nice and has quite a few protective features. It is very flexible and fits both under or over the sleeves of most of my jackets. The pinky web is nice to have on a glove of this price. Leather is soft and the addition of PU and Kevlar is nice. A* has somewhat tapered fingers which fit me well. Seams on the outside of some finger = good
The Not so good:
The glove runs very small. I have generally worn A* in medium and even have one pair in small (i think it was marked wrong) these I had to go up to a large. Once I got the large it fits very well. The right index finger PU nub seems just a little off and while gripping the throttle it starts to create a kind of pinch point or pressure that becomes down right painful after about 20 min (this may just be my fingers though). I think this glove may be a bit over priced, if your paying this much and you want a true track glove you may just want to drop the extra few bucks and go with a handroid or spartan SP-1.
The Bad:
First pair I got had half the seam missing along the stretch panel on the wrist. Was hard to tell but I am betting one good pull to get the glove on and I would have been out of a glove. Also could be bad in a get off situation.
The weird:
I don't see this anywhere in the product info and cannot see why it would be good on the track but it is interesting as I cannot do this with any other glove I own and found this totally by accident. While picking up my cell phone with a capacitive touch screen I bumped the screen with the thumb and low and behold I could use the phones touch screen. I found this to be true on both sets of gloves and both thumbs. Odder yet is it is ONLY the thumb, doesn't work on any other finger and you would think if A*'s put a conductive thread in the glove for this purpose it would be on the index finger. Since this is not documented I cannot say if it will work on the gloves you get but kind of cool.
Other info:
My gloves do not appear to have Kevlar brand as they do not have the tag but do list aramid fabric which is the non branded name for what we all call kevlar. These gloves are not truly perforated they have some on the wrist and some fake perf on the memory foam knuckle covers, there are no vents. The do breath and flow a tiny bit of air but I would by no means call these vented gloves. I had them on in 80 degree sunny weather yesterday and they were not to bad but it was a short 20 min rush to beat the rain.
Overall I do like them and would buy them again if needed and if I got a good deal again. at close to 200 a pop I am not sure. The price is inline with other big names for features and quality though.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Air Tex Gloves Aerated summer glove with original sports design for touring or city use even in the hottest weather. Net mesh on the back provides the best ventilation. Reinforced goatskin palm ensures a better feel during riding. Soft inserts on the knuckles. Cuff adjustment drawstring.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good fit and finish, not much protection
PostedApril 14, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
like other mesh gloves without actual vents these flow less air than one might expect. As you would expect finish is good and sizing is consistent with other major manufacturers. After really seeing these I just don't think they offer enough protection for anything but really low speed activities but I suppose they are better than no gloves at all.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Sidi Fusion Rain Boots
Sidi Fusion Rain Boots
SIDI Fusion Rain Boots Vertebra system Achilles and rear calf protection panel. Replaceable nylon toe scuff pad. Replaceable outer ankle protective cap. Nylon shin deector plate. Fully encapsulated heel cup. DuPont polymer toe shift pad. An elastic panel adjacent to the entry zipper allows a bind free zip and improved t. Removable arch support. Double stitched in all high stress areas. Zipper and Velcro closure system. Lorica outer construction. Perforated Teon treated nylon lining. Membrane equipped to add a water resistant yet breathable barrier between the elements and the riders feet. Black only
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seem good
PostedApril 13, 2012
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MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
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 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Narrow
Wide
I have not had these to long but the seem like a good boot. More protective features than many other options out there while being waterproof. Note that I have not tested them in the rain yet but like to have the knowledge that if I am caught in a shower I wont have soaked feet all day. These are not as stiff as a race boot but the sole is a good medium in terms of flexibility. I could probably walk around work all day in these and not be to uncomfortable (and they don't squeak), although the sole will squeak when new on slick floors. Fit for me is a bit loose without pants tucked in and street socks but I find this to be the case with most euro shoes in 44 for me. I am a 9.5-10 in US sizes and some 44's fit me fine others I need a 43 and have had some 43's be to tight. So sizing seems fairly accurate but it is narrow, if you have wide feet it may be an issue. Overall pleased that they are a nice mix of protective and if I need to I can get away with wearing them at work since they are quiet subdued and everyone is used to me wearing boots.
Airflow rated low because it is a rain boot... I don't feel much if any air flow although my feet don't usually get hot in much of anything so I usually have found no need for venting ... guess I am lucky.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cortech Sport Tail Bag
Cortech Sport Tail Bag
8.5H x 15W x 13L (16 liter) Use Tailbag or Saddlebag separately or as a single unit 1680 Denier ballistic nylon construction for durability Soft tricot interior lining Builtin bungee cord hooks hide away when not in use Bottom Velcro flap and quickrelease buckles for Cortech Sport Saddlebag attachment Easy access, top loading main compartment Accommodates laptop computers with displays up to 17 Top flap, internal organizer pocket Scotchlite 3M reflective striping and logo Comfortable rubberized carrying handle TourMaster Jacquard shoulder strap Rain Cover included TPR zipper pulls
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good with nice options
PostedApril 5, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Decent enough tail bag and the fact that it attaches to the saddle bag set is very nice. On its own I am not a big fan of the bungee system for mounting (cross under pillon seat or try to find hook points on the bike). Will not quite fit my 15.4" laptop unless I expand the sides then it will fit the laptop and more. Nice handle and carry strap. I have not tried the rain cover yet.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cortech Sport Saddlebags
Cortech Sport Saddlebags
12H x 15W x 7D (17 Liters per Side) 12H x 15W x 10D (Expanded) 1680 Denier ballistic nylon construction for durability Protective heat shield on lower section of bags helps to prevent pipe burn (minimum clearance of 2 required) Neoprene strap and side pads help to protect the motorcycle's finish New expandable main compartment increases carrying capacity Zippered side pocket on each bag Scotchlite 3M Reflective TourMaster logo and striping Internal support panels Quick release mounting system Rain Covers included Convenient carrying handles TPR zipper pulls
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good Value
PostedApril 5, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Finish 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fits very well on my bike and pretty easy on off. The quality seems good but some of the finishing details are a bit rough. I do like that when you have the tail bag for the same series it can simply click on with the straps rather than a separate complex or annoying mounting system. I have not tried the rain covers. One point is that with the tail bag in place and expanded it is hard to get into the saddlebags but not that bad. I think you would have trouble with these if you have a fender eliminator kit or flush mount rear signals.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Scorpion's Cool Hand premium nylon mesh glove flows lots of air, provides excellent protection and fits great too Four-box panel precurved fingers are expensive but worth it Powerstretch knuckles and an articulated back make for a great-fitting, comfortable glove, and silicon traction pads in the palm help you keep your grip
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Weird fit
PostedApril 4, 2012
Customer avatar
MR52
From Dublin
State:OH
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
I am usually a medium in most gloves. I went to a local store and tried small medium and large. I ended up with a medium but in retrospect I see these are right but cut really weird. The thumb does not seem long enough on these gloves and even with time and break in does not improve. The width in the palm is also wierd and a bit odd. The airflow is okay but would be better if there were vents cut between the fingers. Protection is minimal. The durability is not so good, I have a few hundred miles of local riding in these and they are developing little rips in the finger tips and the gripping stuff added by scorpion to the leather is falling off, still functional but not a good sign. Although not a bad price I don't think I will try scorpion again for mesh gloves.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki SV650S
No, I do not recommend this product.
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