zenworm
 
 
 
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    August 15, 2011
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Front Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction Michelins newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor High performance and environmentally sound 100 non-aromatic-oil rubber compound
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Confidence inspiring
PostedJune 12, 2012
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zenworm
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Riding in the rain? No problem. These are the stickiest tires I've ever had... just fantastic.
I lost a bit of turn-in on my Monster 696, so these aren't the tire for someone doing extreme sport riding or track days. But for every day riding or long-distance touring these are amazing. For the Monster, these tires actually helped the loose and floaty front-end a bit... a definite bonus for me!
I feel the price-point is right on. Not too expensive, a bit of a premium over some... once you have them on you'll see why.
Rides: 2011 Ducati Monster 696
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Michelin Pilot Road 3 Rear Tires Building on the tremendous reputation Michelin has built over the years, the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Tire is the successor to the award winning Pilot Road 2. With the Michelin Pilot Road 3 Motorcycle Tire you are really getting 2 tires in 1, by integrating a soft rubber compound on the tread shoulders with a wear-resistant compound down the middle, Michelin gives you the best of both worlds. The Pilot Road 3 is a dual compound sport-touring radial tire. Revolutionary X-Sipes technology maximizes wet traction Michelins newest technology delivers all-weather performance without compromising tread life or handling Patented innovation resulting from years of research and development Sipes increase the tread's drainage capacity Sipes generate pressure at the edges of the sipe blade, which helps to break through water film Two compound technology combines tread life and cornering grip 2CT incorporated into all tire sizes, front and rear Wider soft-compound shoulders on the front tire, compared to its predecessor High performance and environmentally sound 100 non-aromatic-oil rubber compound Note Sizes denoted by B are designed specifically for loaded sport touring bikes, or for riding two-up.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wow!
PostedJune 12, 2012
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zenworm
From Nashville, TN
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Grip 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wet Traction 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I replaced my stock Monster 696 tires with these, and boy what a difference. They were sticky from the beginning, excellent traction on normal and wet roads.
Just understand this is not a high performance sport tire. I lost a bit of turn-in on my Monster... it now requires more muscle to really get it into the corners. I'm about to go on a longer trip so the trade-off is fine for me.
Would recommend for normal, every day riding or touring, but obviously not the track!
Rides: 2011 Ducati Monster 696
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese SSC Bravo D-WP Shoe Fits like a glove. The Bravo Shoe is designed to envelop your foot like a sock thanks to the deconstructed upper in soft leather and inserts in elasticated fabric that bring fit and freedom of movement to new levels. This sneaker has been designed for daily use, and combines innovative design and styling with functional solutions for the greatest comfort even in the colder months thanks to the waterproof D-WP insert. Protection Nylon ankle guard Ergonomics and Comfort Cowhide leather Lace closure Velcro lace cover flap Inserts in elasticated fabric Waterproof D-WP interior Other Reflective inserts Soft inserts Non-slip rubber sole Gear shifter guard Please note Stitching is silver and red as in the video, not black and red as in photo.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't want to be a space man?
PostedMarch 29, 2012
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zenworm
From Nashville
State:TN
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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I was looking for a quality boot that wasn't huge and made it seem like I was going to be walking on the moon. I was previously wearing normal combat boots but knew I needed something with better protection.
I tried 3 different boots before trying these because they were listed under "shoes." I guess I saved the best for last because I LOVE these boots/shoes/things that go on my feet.
First off, this is classic Dainese styling. They are beautifully made. Love the inset part under the laces... nice touch. I'm already getting compliments from co-workers and my girlfriend (always a plus).
Fit is normal to a little tight. I usually wear a 42, and that size in these boots fit great. They feel a bit tight down at the tow, which could be due to being brand new or because of the reinforced toe box. I can walk around in them comfortably though, so I'm rating them high in overall Comfort.
By far my favorite feature of this boot, aside from being waterproof, is the velcro flap that wraps over the laces and around your ankle. This keeps the laces from coming untied and allows you to get a snug fit around your calf.
I rated them a little low in Protection/Durability because this isn't a full racing boot. It does have some reinforced areas around the ankles and toe, but if you're wanting great protection for serious riding this may not be the right choice for you.
Overall, I'm super happy with these and would order them again in a heartbeat.
Rides: 2011 Ducati Monster 696
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Jerico New Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Jerico New Gore-Tex Gloves
Dainese Jerico New Gore-Tex Gloves Designed for motorcycle touring under even the most adverse weather guaranteeing elevated active and passive safety levels at the same time, this glove comes with Techno inserts on the knuckles, resin inserts on the finger joints, Distorsion Control on the little finger, and tightening strap. Elevated comfort under all conditions is guaranteed thanks to technical solutions of the highest order Primaloft thermal padding, breathable, waterproof Gore-tex membrane, double zippered cuff, construction in elasticated fabric for the best fit and movement of the hand, and palm in laser-texturized leather. Materials Composite inserts in carbon on the knuckles CowhideClarino fabric Stretch fabric Abrasion and tear resistance Palm reinforcement in leather, Clarino and Digital SuedeSpandex fabric Ergonomics Distortion Control on little finger Cuff adjustment strap Tightening strap Temperature Adjustment Breathable waterproof GORE-TEX membrane Other Reflective Inserts Soft Inserts
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Oh that feels nice.
PostedNovember 7, 2011
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zenworm
From Nashville
State:TN
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
As the temperature drops here I knew it was time to get warmer gloves. My hands and feet are very sensitive to temperature changes, so even in 50 degree weather I was starting to get uncomfortable.
After owning a pair of Dainese Huge Air summer gloves I knew I'd stick with this brand. I'm glad I did because these gloves are awesome.
Even though I wear a medium in other Dainese gloves, I had to go to a small in these because with all the padding they are big. Even with a small I've lost a lot of mobility with my fingers. I don't feel as agile zipping through the city, but I sure do stay warm.
The best thing is how waterproof these things are. Last week I rode in a downpour but when I got to work my hands were completely dry. Because of the GoreTex, my hands weren't balmy when I took them off. Perfect balance of waterproof and breathability.
Are these expensive? Yes. Can you find cheaper waterproof gloves that will do a similar job keeping your digits dry? Yes. But Dainese makes quality gear, and I plan on using these gloves for many many years to come. I'll look stylish and keep completely dry, so for me it's worth the premium.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Dainese Portland 2 Textile Jacket
Dainese Portland 2 Textile Jacket
Sports design and safety matched with elevated comfort levels are the concepts at the heart of the new Portland 2 jacket developed for use in the warmer months thanks to the air inlets in Boomerang mesh and the built-in Shield Air G2 back protector, which together with the removable composite protectors ensures safety in case of fall. The ergonomic design is the result of construction in stretch Mugello fabric that guarantees a constantly tight fit and the possibility to fasten the jacket to the pants by zipper. The liner has been provided with silver ion treatment to keep hygiene levels constantly high. Protection From Shock Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Includes Shield Air G2 back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard(Lev. 1). Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Ergonomics Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustement. Waist adjustment. Jacket-trousers fastening system. Temperature Regulation Nanofeel liner with Silver ion treatment. Air vents. External fabric with water resistance treatment. Other Features Reflective inserts. 2 outside pockets. Internal pocket. NOTE Dainese made a change in production the zippers / buttons as pictured are red anodized. However, when the jacket went into production it was produced with black zippers / button pulls, so the pictures / video are inaccurate in this respect.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Expensive, but worth it
PostedAugust 15, 2011
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zenworm
From Nashville
State:TN
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:25-34
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 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Dainese stuff is expensive. You don't buy it because you're looking for a deal, you buy it because it's well made and looks amazing. The Portland 2 does not disappoint in these two areas.
I was looking for a good summer jacket, something light that still offers good protection. The summer in Tennessee has been blazing — mid 90s to low 100s, and very humid. What's great about this jacket is the mesh material lets a lot of air in, but the armor keeps you feeling safe. It even comes with a back protector, which most textile jackets don't offer out of the box.
Since the temperature has been so hot, I usually ride with the sleeve cuffs unzipped to let the most air in. It's true what other people have said: if you're moving you hardly notice you're wearing a jacket. I ride a Monster so I still get pretty toasty while I'm waiting at a stoplight, but that would be true even without a jacket.
While this is pricey compared to other textile jackets, and certainly isn't the lightest option, it was a great investment for me and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish and durable jacket for the summer seasons.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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