Archive for June, 2013

Avon Gripster

Avon’s Gripster (AM24) tires are an excellent tire option for part-time trail riders on dual sport and light adventure bikes. Offering an optimal balance between smoothness on the street and off-road capability, the Gripsters are pegged as 60% on-road, 40% off-road tires. They’ve been the go-to choice for the likes of DRZ, KLR, and GS […]

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TechNiche HyperKewl Cooling Vest

The HyperKewl Cooling Vest by TechNiche as an active solution to extreme summertime temperatures that’s simple, inexpensive, yet very effective. Soak your HyperKewl Vest in water, wring it out, and wear it under your jacket. The special material sewn in to the HyperKewl Vest absorbs and retains water like a sponge for extended periods of time. As […]

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Rev’It! Axis Trousers

The Rev’It! Axis Pants are no-nonsense, utilitarian overpants that make prepping for a comfortable and safe commute quick and painless. These textile pants are cut to be worn over jeans or work pants. They are roomy and comfortable, but don’t have the bulky excess material and gadgetry of a multi-season, multi-functional touring pant. A favorite […]

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Dunlop Sportmax Q3

The Dunlop Sportmax Q3 takes over where the class favorite Sportmax Q2 left off, as Dunlop’s high-performance street and track tire. The excellent Q2’s seemed to have limitless cornering ability and grip, and offered impressive levels of performance overall. Even so, Dunlop has taken five years of experience as the official provider of tires to the […]

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Rev’It! Men’s and Women’s Tornado Trousers

Rev’It! Tornado Trousers are refined yet rugged, multi-season, mesh touring pants. True to what we’ve come to expect from Rev’It! adventure gear, the Tornado Trousers are as rich in functionality and hardiness as they are in style and aesthetic appeal. The Tornado Pants bring together the key features required by determined tourers, adventurers, and commuters […]

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The Leatherworks Tool Bags

A tool bag is a cruiser essential, and Leatherworks Tool Bags are all locally hand crafted in Stockton, California. Pack one up with a multi-tool, zip ties, allen and socket wrenches, and a flashlight, or your own top five tools for the road. The Leatherworks Tool Bags are small enough to fit cleanly between your […]

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Held Agadir Gloves

The Held Agadir Gloves are supremely comfortable and breathable. The Agadirs are a sane choice for the insane temperatures at the track and on the streets. A highly ventilated glove, the leather on the fingers and wrist gauntlet of the Agadir is perforated, and the palm has subtle perforations throughout as well. Summertime comfort doesn’t […]

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Wolfman Luggage

Whether you favor fire roads, highways, or single-track, Wolfman Luggage has a soft luggage combination to suit your voyage. Wolfman is well known and trusted by enduro and adventure riders, and world travellers have been slinging their Wolfman bags across their tanks and tails for years. Their bags are tough and rugged, made in the […]

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Mehran Shares His Recipe For Great GroupRides: An Interview With Mehran Teymourtash

Last Saturday I joined up with about thirty other motorcyclists for a GroupRides backroads tour of some of the South Bay’s best terrain. Starting in CalMoto in Mountain View, we rode from La Honda to Corralitos, over Mount Madonna and back to Los Gatos via Uvas Road. Though the beaten roads that cut across our […]

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Progrips

Progrip is the go-to grip choice for racers all over the world, and recreational riders find themselves coming back to their favorite Progrip model time after time. The origins of the Progrip company started small in 1925 in the Italian town of Cassano Magnago. The founder crafted handlebar grips out of buffalo horn. Today, the Plastiche […]

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