Scalku
 
 
 
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    September 20, 2011
  • Last review
    July 22, 2013
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You will note two colors are offered, red and yellow. These are not fashion statements but soles of two different compounds that react differently depending on the track's composition and temperature With the SMS sole system Sidi does not designate Supermoto soles as hard or soft. Sidi has found from testing with its World Championship Supermoto riders that the science of picking the correct boot sole for a race event is as important as picking the correct tire. The wrong sole for the day could slide too much or grip too much. Sidi recommends that its Supermoto riders purchase both soles and test each sole at each event, just as the rider should do with his tires and gearing, ultimately selecting the best sole for the days conditions.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
love em
PostedJuly 22, 2013
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
slide fine, don't know the difference between this compound and the yellow ones, but these ones work for me on asphalt, concrete, and dirt. hopefully revzilla has/will make these easier to find on their site. almost bought them somewhere else!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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100 Racecraft Goggle The premier 100 line of goggles represents their commitment to create an enhanced user experience, by providing riders with a higher level of functionality and accurate vision. The Racecraft is a synthesis of precision engineering and minimal design, which produces a goggle that performs and feels as great as it looks. Features Co-molding This feature allows the incorporation of patent pending technologies into the frame while still holding 100 performance and styling true Air intakes Patent pending technology channels air into the foam, aiding in moisture management Outriggers Helping to achieve perfect fit and balance Removable nose guard The attachment of the 100 nose guard is a unique incorporation of the frame co-molding to insure stability and protection in the most testing conditions Foam Thirsty triple layer moisture managing foam Lens Anti-fog coated Lexan lens for flawless vision Strap 45mm wide, Silicon coated strap eliminates slippage Box contents Mirrored Lens model includes 20 tear-offs and extra clear lens Clear Lens model includes 20 tear-offs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Good impressions
PostedJanuary 23, 2013
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
User submitted photo
Have yet to ride with these goggles on, as the roads are still covered in snow, but these goggles look and feel the business! They are a little bit more expensive than some others, but they are worth every penny. The selection of lenses you can get afterwards is pretty good too, including double walled lenses (for cold riding) is pretty flippin amazing! They are super comfortable and are way nicer than my Dragon MDX goggles, which are super nice too!
Check the picture with them on my helmet (Arai VX-Pro3) and a contour on the side.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai VXPro-3 Motion Helmet Fully removable/washable/replaceable Dry-Cool liner and cheek pads. Emergency-release cheek pads designed to allow easier medical technician's access to an unconscious or injured rider. 5 upper vents in crown, 2 visor-pressurized front intake vents, 2 side exhaust vents, and a neckroll exhaust port create the next best thing to air conditioning. Closable chinbar vent for dusty or cold conditions. Subtle shell recess to allow a better fit and seal of goggles on the face. Removable/flexible rubber roost guard. Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great helmet!
PostedJanuary 23, 2013
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
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*Note: Have not ridden in this domepiece yet, as it is still snowy on the roads*
I got this helmet on sale and I wasn't all that keen on the graphics, even though it was a pretty awesome match to my bike's graphics. The paint quality is outstanding and looks 100X better than the picture online, it looks way hot with all the flakes in it! Figured why not get it, as it was cheaper than a shoei vfx-w with graphics, and this one seems like it would be a lot better at speed (supermoto duty) due to the rounder head (look at how aggressive the shoei is, and you will see why the wind wants to rip your head off at speed) and shorter face/chin guard. The amount of air intakes is pretty impressive and additional venting of my dome-a-tron is the reason why I needed something to replace my Arai RX-Q.
My only gripes with the helmet are that the face/chin protector part of the shell is closer to your face, so my 100% Racecraft (goggles) barely fit with the rubber roost/breath guard barely lets my goggles fit in there with the rubber guard in place. The nose guard which attaches to the goggles will not work with this helmet. The other problem I have is that the two removable air cowls on the upper back portion of the helmet move rather easily, and even a slight spill on the dirt would probably cost me a new set, because they swivel rather easily. Probably won't be an issue except for when I carry my helmet when I am inside a store and I will probably lose one somehow.
check the picture to see how the helmet looks with 100% racecrafts and a contour camera on it
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Aimed at the Supermoto/Naked bike user, the S1 glove offers urban riders the best of both worlds extended cuffs offer addition protection around the wrist, whilst maintaining the flexibility and freedom of movement provided by a MX glove. Features Polyurethane knuckle protection which is complemented by three Polyurethane ridges position on the first three fingers, providing the ultimate in abrasion resistance External foam padding is provided around the wrist, thumb and over the fingers for additional impact absorption An accordion stretch panel on the thumb allows for an excellent range of motion whilst providing an extra layer of padding over the thumb joint Pre-curved fingers assist with grip while reducing muscle fatigue Featuring a MX style wrist closure system for ease of use, minimum detailing and the ultimate in urban styling External seam stitching has been used to improved feel and comfort
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Order a size larger
PostedNovember 13, 2012
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Scalku
From Bozeman
State:MT
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
I ride supermotos and I am moving into these gloves after various dirt gloves (when i rode dirt more) and the A* SMX-2 Air carbon gloves, which I needed to replace after an accident this past season. I was looking for a bit more protection (that I could use in a race which required wrist coverage), without the bulk normally found on gp-style gloves. These gloves fit the bill, but I wouldn't consider them to be breathable for summer riding standards. But maybe that's just because of the previous gloves I have been riding with.
I know A* products can tend to run a little smaller in size (gloves specifically#, and even coming off of the SMX-2's, these gloves definitely feel a little bit smaller. As I put more miles on these gloves, we will see if they continue to break in, but as of now, they still feel a little small.
I will probably buy another pair of the SMX-2 Air Carbon gloves, but for when I need the added protection, and don't mind the lack of airflow #in comparison, at least)... You can't go wrong with these gloves.
P.S. I also agree with other reviews that the velcro closure system is inadequate and the cuffs of my gloves can't decide whether or not they want to be on top of or under my jacket, and it gets annoying at times when cold air goes up my arm because of it.
Rides: 1996 Honda XR400R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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Thor MX Cool Socks Constructed of Cool Max, a special moisture wicking material that will keep your foot cooler and dryer longer. This lightweight yet durable material provides a more controlled feel. The best riders demand the best from head to toe, why should you be any different Sock length is 18 (6-9) and 23 (10-13) long and falls just below the knee on most riders.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Socks!
PostedApril 30, 2012
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Scalku
From Bozeman
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Like these socks quite a bit. They are a bit tight to get on, but they fit wonderfully once wrapped around your lower leg. I am 6'2" and a slimmer build, so I don't have mega huge power stomping calves (so I can't comment on fit from that), but these don't slip down my calves. Love the bang for your buck with Thor MX products
Rides: 2005 Honda CRF450R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Thor Motocross Force Knee Guard The Force Knee Guard offers extensive coverage, great comfort, and exceptional performance. Designed for riders who require more coverage than conventional kneeguards, but less support than expensive kneebraces, the Force Knee Guard is in a class by itself. Utilizing a floating, molded kneecup thats encapsulated in durable Aramid material our innovative dual-pivot system mimics the action of the knee without the bulky mechanics that can get hung up on your bike. So youll feel more like youre wearing standard knee guards, and less like a human robot. The Force Knee Guards are also anatomically correct, so theres a specific left and right side which match the contour of your legs for improved comfort and reduced chafing Features Perforated Airprene chassis for support and secure fit Extended thigh protection Impact resistant, polyethylene knee cup is encapsulated in durable Aramid fiber for maximum coverage Dual pivot system mimics anatomical action of the knee Custom inverted post latching system Asymmetrical design for comfort and fit S/M fits most riders up to 57 tall L/XL fits most riders taller than 57 2XL/3XL fits most riders with larger than average legs CE approved
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Supermoto use
PostedApril 30, 2012
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I am 167 lbs and 6'2" tall, and that forced me to buy the large/xl size for the length. Since I have a thinner build, I had to really cinch down the velcro straps in the back and the 3 other straps. The 3 straps are great, but the velcro on the two main straps can get digging into my skin, as these are meant for standing on your bike/ less bend in the knees.
For the price you pay, these are probably the best you can get, but they aren't meant for all situations, as bending your knee past 90 degrees is where it starts to get tricky. These are also meant to be worn under riding pants, but this summer I will probably throw on some boots, these knee guards, and some shorts for my lower body. Should provide ample protection and will keep me cool without being a squid
Oh and they look sweet!
Rides: 2005 Honda CRF450R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Strongarm 2 Enforcer Pants The Enforcer's conduct has been found to be unbecoming to that of a dungaree. Court marshalled by a polite society of lesser trousers, the Strongarm 2's only crime - being named after a jacket. Now serving twenty five to life, Enforcer does his time enjoying the new fish on the block. If there is a moral to this wicked story, it's that a monster is made one leg at a time. Icon relaxed fit Durable denim chassis Abrasion resistant Aramid reinforced knees Custom Icon graphics
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Jeans
PostedSeptember 25, 2011
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 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
True to Size
Large
These jeans are pretty good overall, I'm 6'2" and 165-170 and these are slightly looser fitting than a straight leg cut, which is probably as tight as you can go if you plan to go riding. these are not/will not be skinny jeans for most people, but if you REALLY like cheeseburgers *ahem* then these might be a bit too tight to you if you're trying to avoid the skinny jean look (the lower leg is loose enough for boots to fit underneath so i am only talking about the upper thigh area). They're probably a bit too long for most people (even if you're in the riding position). These pants are a great option if you wish to have a little more protection than normal jeans, but the reinforced areas are... the left knee... and the right knee... while the weight of the denim might be a tiny bit heavier... don't plan on these pants protecting you as much as some of the other jeans out there.
Rides: 2005 Honda CRF450R
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Arai SAI Face Shield Arais SAI shield is the latest generation of Super AdSis shield system, designed for the 10mm wider eye port Arai SAI face shield fits Arai Corsair V , Vector 2 , RX-Q and Arai Signet-Q Helmets Please Note Will not fit Vector helmets - Vector helmets use the SAQ Faceshield .
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Mirrored Lens
PostedSeptember 20, 2011
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I was looking for something darker to fit my RX-Q so I could:
1)Not have to wear sunglasses under the shield
2)make it so people can't see my hideous leprosy boils (not really, but we all know a bit of mystery on what's inside a motorcycle helmet is always good, especially when you're riding like a hooligan)
3)be able to see in the occasional nighttime ride without swapping lenses
I decided on the mirrored lens because it would be dark enough during the day (darker than the light smoke), and allow some more light at night (more than the dark smoke)
Rides: 2005 Honda CRF450R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai RX-Q Duetet Helmet Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Solid Package
PostedSeptember 20, 2011
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Scalku
From Bozeman, MT
State:MT
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I decided on the RQ-Q because I ride a supermoto setup... I didn't want a bill, and I wanted a upright to 3/4 upright position type of helmet to suit. I also live in Montana so I wanted something that would cope with some cold weather and I don't want to compensate for safety features and was willing to pay extra for something I know will keep my dome intact if I ever run myself into something.
The color scheme is awesome, and there are multiple layers of very high quality paints used in the mix. the shell has nearly zero flex to it and all of the vents are very sturdy and just have an overall quality -even if they are designed to break off in a crash? (I would have never guessed). All the vents are easy to use with gloves on and the locking of the faceshield was a bit to get used to, but I LOVE it. I upgraded to a mirrored faceshield and makes the helmet look even cooler. I have yet to pair this with my Leatt brace (offroad; not the weird street one), but I test fit a Leatt w/ other helmets with a larger "footprint" for the size and this shouldn't have any problems. very comfortable in my opinion so far and I'm looking forward to the years I'll be rocking this sweet helmet.
Rides: 2005 Honda CRF450R
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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