First Ride New Impaktech Cage

Staring at me for months, shelved by priorities until now Before getting all into why I chose Impaktech or why a crash cage at all, let me tell you what’s changed about my bike. Noticeable changes on the first ride Having just installed the crash cage and completed the first 20 mile trip the bike itself rode slightly different….

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My sweet Alpinestars Anaheim Shoes

I really like my new Alpinestars Anaheim shoes! The Alpinestars Anaheim riding shoes look like stylish street shoes. While not track boots, these shoes offer up enough protection to inspire confidence on my commute to work. I also get the advantage of not needing a second pair of shoes at work. The Alpinestars Anaheim shoes look great with most…

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Leather vs Textile Abrasion Resistance

Ever wonder how well your riding gear would hold up in the event of a slide? The leather vs textile debate has been going strong for a long time and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. With the constant improvements in textiles it may eventually happen that textiles surpass leather in every category. For now…

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The Best Tether for your GoPro Hero5 Session

The tether options for the Hero5 Session are dismal The idea of flying down the highway and losing my pricey little camera always unsettled me. However the options out there for the new Session are somewhat dismal. The problem I found is that either they are made for the larger GoPros or attach in ways…

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Dainese MIG C2 Glove review

Dainese gear for under $100, MIG C2 offers good protection for the urban rider I upgraded my gloves to a pair of Dainese for under $100. I wore them inside, outside, cold, and warm, and here is what I think of them. At first glance, they are stylish black gloves with just the right amount…

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Icon Airmada review

AGV, Scorpion or Icon, why I picked an Airmada My helmet had passed the manufacturers use by date (five years from date of manufacture for most helmets). While I tried to find time in my schedule to go get it replaced with a new one, I researched the newest helmets after my kids went to…

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Is a more expensive motorcycle helmet safer?

Is my $100 dollar helmet as good as a $500 dollar helmet? This question is asked a lot, finding a clear answer however remains somewhat difficult. That’s because the relationship of safety to cost isn’t linear. Spending more money won’t guarantee you a safer helmet.  Confusing things more, there is no guarantee that less safe helmets won’t…

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