AVAILABLE NOW! Masbou Signature Series EXO-R2000

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Our first Masbou EXO-R2000 has arrived! This bold and beautiful new race replica has been released as a limited-run Signature Series edition of Scorpion’s premium track helmet, the EXO-R2000. The Masbou replica features phoenix imagery, the symbol of French Moto3 rider Alexis Masbou, on the top and sides.

The EXO-R2000 is Scorpion’s premier, high-performance helmet, worn by riders that include Masbou, MotoGP riders Alvaro Bautista and Yonny Hernandez, and World Superbike rider Toni Elias, and was developed in part by feedback from these riders.

Scorpion EXO-R2000

  • Constructed with Scorpion’s strong and lightweight composite TCT® shell, made from a blend of fiberglass, aramid, and organic poly-resin fibers
  • Featuring an aerodynamic teardrop shape that reduces buffeting at race speeds
  • Ellip-Tec™ ratcheting shield system provides a secure, airtight seal
  • Scorpion’s AirFit® inflatable cheek pads provide a customizable fit
  • Optional Alexis Masbou logo sticker (seen on the back) is included in the box and can be applied by the rider or left off
  • Includes both a dark smoke visor and a standard clear visor

The Masbou Signature Series EXO-R2000 is available now. Visit us to see it in person and try on a EXO-R2000. Click here for more information about the EXO-R2000.

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NEW! Alpinestars Missile Leather Pants

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

New for fall 2014, Alpinestars Missile Leather Pants feature some exciting improvements and better fit options for riders, and are a perfect option for fall, winter, and spring rides.

2014 has been a year of better fit than ever from Alpinestars, and the Missile pants are no exception. They feature larger textile stretch panels in key zones and larger panels of accordion-stitched leather above the knees for improved mobility and movement. Stretch panels are breathable and lightweight, and provide a more comfortable fit for different shapes, especially around the thighs and calves. The Missile pants also come in a standard length, as well as much-needed short and long lengths. A light, mesh, full-length liner provides a soft feel and is fully removable for easy washing.

Though the textile stretch panels do provide some airflow, the Missile pants are not perforated, so they’re ideal for fall through spring months. For summertime track days, consider the Alpinestars Track Pants, also available at Road Rider.

Alpinestars Missile Leather Pants

  • Constructed with full grain leather and a multi-panel construction with reinforced, multiple stitching for optimum tear resistance in the event of an impact
  • Removable CE‐approved GPR knee and shin protectors for class-leading safety.
  • Replaceable foam hip pad inserts for comfort and additional impact performance (CE-certified hip protector available and sold separately)
  • Accordion leather stretch zones above the knee offer improved flexibility
  • Front snap button and hook waist closure for security, plus durable front zipper
  • Extensive stretch poly-fabric panels on the inside leg and crotch improve flex fit while reducing garment weight
  • Extended high rear waist construction provides greater overlap with the riding jacket to ensure maximum material coverage of the body at all times
  • Internal removable and washable mesh lining with stretch panel inserts work in conjunction with outer stretch zones for greater freedom of movement
  • Internally reinforced seat and knee area aids abrasion protection and helps prevent garment deformation as a result of high friction while sliding in an accident
  • Zippered calf expansion gusset for various lower leg sizes
  • Pre-curved leg construction helps prevent riding fatigue and aids performance fit
  • Waist circumference Velcro® and D-ring closure for secure and personalized closure
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to Alpinestars riding jackets
  • Reflective detailing on front and back for improved rider visibility.
  • Replaceable sport knee sliders for excellent impact and abrasion resistance

Options

  • Available in European pant sizes 44-60 (approximate US sizes 28″-44″)
  • Also available in short and long lengths in all sizes!

For more information visit Alpinestars.com.


Wear It With:

RX-Q Electric MSRP: $719.95

RX-Q
Electric

Kabuto Aeroblade Tricolor

Kabuto Aeroblade
Tricolor

Alpinestars Jaws MSRP: $449.95

Alpinestars
Jaws

Alpinestars GP Plus R Perf. MSRP: $399.95

Alpinestars
GP Plus R Perf.

Alpinestars Missile Pants MSRP: $399.95

Alpinestars
Missile Pants

Alpinestars Missile Pants MSRP: $399.95

Alpinestars
Missile Pants

Alpinestars S-MX Plus

Alpinestars
S-MX Plus

Sidi Cobra Air MSRP: $260.00

Sidi
Cobra Air

 


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NEW! Icon Overlord Jeans

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

The brand new Icon Overlord Jeans are highly protective and looking good for this fall. These dark blue riding jeans are lined with a Kevlar® aramid fabric around the thighs, butt, and knees for extreme abrasion resistance. They also feature adjustable D3o knee protection that is soft, flexible and highly impact absorbent, and held in place within interior pockets that can be easily accessed from the outside. Icon doubled down on the knee protection, and added polyurethane sliders to the knees’ exteriors.

The fit on these jeans is relaxed, with a slight boot cut to go around motorcycle boots. They are cut long to sit just below the ankle in a sportbike or cruiser riding position. They can also be folded or hemmed at the bottom for a customized fit for you. The elasticized panels above the knees ensure a comfortable, flexible fit on the bike and a bunch-free fit off.

The Icon Overlord Jeans are a brand new item, so some sizes may not be available immediately. Stop by or give us a call at (408) 227-6936 for size availability.

Icon Overlord Jeans

  • Relaxed fit
  • Constructed with 14 ounce denim with Kevlar aramid reinforcement at the knee and seat
  • Includes D3O® Impact Protectors at the knees
  • D3o protectors can be height adjusted for best fit
  • Zipper-entry pockets for armor at the knees for easy removal of D3o
  • External injected TPU knee plates
  • Stretch knee panels for flexibility

Options

  • Available in waist sizes 28″-44″

For more information visit RideIcon.com.


Wear It With:

Icon Alliance Dark

Icon Alliance
Dark

Qwest Resolute MSRP: $492.99

Shoei Qwest
Resolute

EXO-R2000 Dispatch MSRP: $389.95

EXO-R2000
Dispatch

Icon 1000  Vigilante MSRP: $285-$300

Icon 1000
Vigilante

Icon 1000 Oildale MSRP: $250-$260

Icon 1000
Oildale

Alpinestars Jaws MSRP: $449.95

Alpinestars
Jaws

Icon  Overlord Jeans MSRP: $160.00

Icon
Overlord Jeans

Icon  Overlord Jeans MSRP: $160.00

Icon
Overlord Jeans

Icon  Overlord Jeans MSRP: $160.00

Icon
Overlord Jeans

Icon Field Armor 2 MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Field Armor 2

Icon Truant MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Truant

Alpinestars S-MX 6 MSRP: $269.95

Alpinestars
S-MX 6

 


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NEW! Icon 1000 Vigilante Jacket

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

The Icon 1000 Vigilante jacket is a casual-fitting leather and textile jacket that will keep you rolling through the seasons in style.

The Vigilante features soft Brazilian cowhide sleeves and cowhide detailing around the neck, pockets, and zippers that give the Vigilante a refined look and some serious durability. A removable quilted vest liner can add a little warmth in the late afternoons and early mornings of spring and fall, while large zippered vents under the arms get the air flowing on hotter days. Icon even threw in full complement of flexible, soft D3o armor, including a CE-rated back protector, so you’re left with a safe, high-quality jacket that you will love to wear.

Icon 1000 Vigilante Jacket

  • Icon 1000 sport fit
  • Constructed with a herringbone nylon chassis and premium drum-dyed cowhide sleeves
  • D3O® CE certified impact protectors at the shoulders, elbows, and back
  • Insulated SatinCore™ vest liner
  • Underarm zippered vents
  • YKK® tactical oxide zippers
  • Internal zippered & cargo pockets
  • Headphone cable management

Options

  • Available in sizes S-4XL
  • Stocked at Road Rider in black; also available to order in brown (in most cases, Icon special orders are available for next business day in-store pickup at no additional cost to you)

For more information visit RideIcon.com.


Wear It With:

Defiant Base Orange MSRP: $749.95

Arai Defiant
Base Orange

RF-1200 Brigand MSRP: $589.99

Shoei RF-1200
Brigand

Icon 1000  Vigilante MSRP: $285-$300

Icon 1000
Vigilante

Icon 1000  Vigilante MSRP: $285-$300

Icon 1000
Vigilante

Icon  Overlord Jeans MSRP: $160.00

Icon
Overlord Jeans

First Classics Patch Pocket Chaps MSRP: $129-$139

First Classics
Chaps

Icon Truant MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Truant

Joe Rocket Big Bang MSRP: $99.99

Joe Rocket
Big Bang

 


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NEW! Icon Field Armor 2 Boots

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

Designed for motorcycling but tough enough for post-apocalyptic survival scenarios, the Icon Field Armor 2 boots are seriously substantial. These lugged boots offer a high-degree of ankle support, toe and heel protection, and reinforcement against twisting and crushing.

The sole is double stitched for durability, and houses a steel shank that provides a high level of rigidity to the foot. Injection-molded plastic protection panels wrap around the heel and lower calf and around the side of the foot. Two buckles provide a secure fit in seconds, and the outside buckle on the ankle is lined with an impact-absorbent D3o armor pad. This buckle strap wraps around the ankle and is also padded with D3o on the inner, medial ankle side. The interior is generously padded and provides excellent ankle support, as well as providing a snug, comfortable fit throughout for all-day riding.

Icon Field Armor 2 Boots

  • Constructed with leather and ballistic nylon upper
  • Goodyear welt construction
  • D30® ankle inserts
  • Slip resistant outsole
  • Cast metal heel plate
  • Rubber shifter interface
  • Injection molded heel and side overlays
  • Steel shank in sole
  • Dual buckle closure
  • CE Certified to EN 13634-2010 standard

Options

  • Available in size 8-14

For more information visit RideIcon.com.


Wear It With:

Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Red MSRP: $670.99

Shoei GT-Air
Wanderer Red

Arai XD-4 Diamante White MSRP: $729.95

Arai XD-4
Diamante White

Shoei Neotec

Shoei
Neotec

Dainese Laguna EVO MSRP: $499.95

Dainese
Laguna EVO

Rev'It! Sand 2

Rev’It!
Sand 2

Cortech GX Sport MSRP: $249.99

Cortech
GX Sport

Alpinestars AST-1 WP MSRP: $179.95

Alpinestars
AST-1 WP

Rev'It!  Sand 2 Trouser

Rev’It!
Sand 2 Trouser

Tour Master Overpant MSRP: $149.99

Tour Master
Overpant

Icon Field Armor 2 MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Field Armor 2

Icon Field Armor 2 MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Field Armor 2

Icon Field Armor 2 MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Field Armor 2


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NEW! Alpinestars Tech 5 Boots

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

Brand new for fall of 2014, Alpinestars Tech 5 boots offer excellent value and a high level of comfort, safety, and performance. The new Tech 5s inherited some of the excellent improvements and upgrades introduced last year in Alpinestars’ revamped Tech 7s and Tech 10s. And for just $50 more than the entry-level Tech 3s, the Tech 5s make it well, well worth leaping to the next level and new generation of offroad boot from Alpinestars.

The Tech 5s offer some significant advantages over the more junior Tech 3s, and a big deal riders will love and appreciate is the new and improved buckle design. Alpinestars’ new buckle system is ‘self-cleaning’, meaning they’ll still open and close easily after a muddy moto. The buckles are sturdy, durable, and secure, but are also much easier to flick open than previous buckles. Of course, all the buckles can be easily replaced if they do happen to fail a few years down the line. To further extend the life of your boots, the Tech 5s feature a replaceable sole, and Alpinestars offers inexpensive repair and sole replacement services.

The new Tech 5s also have a beefier shin plate and lower profile toe area. A bio-mechanical hinge above the medial ankle and a large accordion flex zone at the Achilles enhances their very comfortable and flexible feel.

Alpinestars Tech 5 Boots

  • Upper constructed from abrasion-resistant microfiber with durable synthetic polymer on toe box
  • Main microfiber material is offers high levels of water resistance, durability, and improved weight-saving, and ensures consistent fit for long term usage, is easy to maintain and clean
  • Redesigned instep and Achilles accordion flex zones made from lightweight microfiber for superior comfort, control and support
  • Contoured advanced polymer core structure envelopes upper boot for structural integrity and abrasion resistance while allowing excellent levels of controlled flex
  • Anatomically profiled, high modulus polymer shin plate for superior impact and abrasion resistance
  • Medial-facing pivot system links lower and upper parts of the boot and gives front and rear flexibility and structural support
  • Both the inward-facing upper and lower panels are constructed from specifically formulated polymer with grip sculpture patterning for maximum contact with bike and improved abrasion resistance
  • Innovative buckle closure system incorporates polymer and fiberglass buckle arms and high-impact aluminum bridge closures for durability and weight-saving
  • The TPU buckle straps are ergonomically profiled to promote high levels of front flexion
  • Innovative one-piece TPU injected dual compound foot shell is reinforced by a metal shank inside and toe reinforcement co-injected in harder compound
  • Replaceable sole offers superior durability, grip and feel while riding
  • Soft poly-foam surrounded the ankles and collar offer shock absorbing performance
  • CE certified

Options

  • Available at Road Rider in black; also available for special order in white/black and white/red/blue (in most cases, Alpinestars special orders are available for next business day in-store pickup at no additional cost to you)
  • Available in sizes 5-16

For more information visit Alpinestars.com.


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NEW! Icon Cloverleaf Knee Protectors

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

IN STOCK NOW!

Icon’s new Cloverleaf Knee Protectors are completely road-ready and ready to go at a moment’s notice; part knee sliders, part impact and abrasion protectors, they aren’t just for knee dragging.

The Cloverleaf protectors strap over your jeans or riding pants easily and stay in place securely, even during the most aggressive knee-down maneuvers. The hook and loop attachment straps are made long to fit around any pants, and can be cleanly cut to size to eliminate excess flapping material. They are constructed with an outer layer of Brazilian cowhide and lined with an inner sweat-wicking fabric. An accessible pocket encloses a removable, flexible, and soft D3o knee protector. The exterior nylon knee puck slider is removable and replaceable.

The Cloverleaves offer packable, comfortable, and practical protection for riders who like to lean in like they’re at the track, and, also, knee protection for the rest of us. Quickly strap the Cloverleaf protectors over your jeans on your way to work, or over your leather pants on a weekend ride. They offer a high degree of knee protection without the hassle of a separate pair of riding pants.

Icon Cloverleaf Knee Armor

  • Constructed with 1.2-1.4 millimeter TrackSpec™ Leather Chassis
  • D30® Impact Protectors are enclosed in accessible pockets
  • Nylon knee pucks are removable and replaceable
  • Cut-to-length hook & loop straps for a custom fit
  • Inside lined with wicking Hydradry™ material
  • Available at Road Rider in black in small/medium or large/x-large sizes
  • Also available to order in white with black detailing (in most cases, Icon special orders are available for next business day in-store pickup at no additional cost to you)
  • Replacement knee pucks available for special order in black/white, white/black, neon/black, and black/gray

For more information visit RideIcon.com.


Wear It With:

Cortech Adrenaline MSRP: $359.99

Cortech
Adrenaline

Icon Sanctuary MSRP: $300-$330

Icon
Sanctuary

Alpinestars Stella GP Plus R MSRP: $399.95

Alpinestars
Stella GP Plus R

Alpinestars Outcast Tech Jeans MSRP: $169.95

Alpinestars
Outcast Tech Jeans

Drayko Renegade MSRP: $149.95

Drayko
Renegade

Draggin' Jeans Modern MSRP: $109.99

Draggin’ Jeans
Modern

Icon Cloverleaf Knee MSRP: $120.00

Icon
Cloverleaf Knee

Icon Cloverleaf Knee MSRP: $120.00

Icon
Cloverleaf Knee

Icon Cloverleaf Knee MSRP: $120.00

Icon
Cloverleaf Knee

Alpinestars Ridge WP MSRP: $149.95

Alpinestars
Ridge WP

Icon Field Armor 2 MSRP: $200.00

Icon
Field Armor 2

Gaerne Black Rose MSRP: $209.95

Gaerne
Black Rose

 


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Getting Started: Motorcycle Maintenance Basics

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

So you’re licensed, geared up, and have some quality hours under your belt on your new bike. Now it’s time to start thinking about taking care of that new purchase so you can fill up the odometer with as many thousands of fun and safe miles as you want to. Motorcycle maintenance can require more vigilance and monitoring than your used to giving to your car, because every time you ride you want to be sure that every part of the system is operating as it should. You’ll probably put the first few thousand miles on your bike faster than you can imagine, so it’s important from the get-go to know about those basic parts of your bike that may need to be freshened up every once in a while.

If you’re up for it, most of these routine maintenance tasks are easy enough for anyone to do by themselves at home. If that’s not your style, we’ve included the names of some bike mechanics below that we trust with our own bikes and who have always taken good care of our customers. Either way you plan to take care of your bike, read on to familiarize yourself with the maintenance basics that every rider should know. Of course, the following is just a guide to help you get to know your bike a little better. Be sure to read your bike’s manual and refer to it for specific information, such as tire pressure guidelines and maintenance intervals.

Tires

Two small patches of rubber, each about the size of a half dollar, comprise the only contact points your bike makes with the road. Motorcycle tires must withstand incredible pressures, be sturdy, strong, and long lasting, but also provide enough grip and flexibility to allow you to fully enjoy the contours of the road. For this reason, monitoring and maintaining your tires is of the utmost importance.

Tire Pressure

One of the easiest and most important, but most frequently overlooked, maintenance tasks is checking tire air pressure. Check it routinely, every month or so, and always check it before long weekend rides. Keep your tires inflated at minimum to the levels listed in your motorcycle’s manual. If you ride two-up or fully loaded with luggage, you should consider inflating the tire closer to the maximum PSI indicated on the tire. Maintaining properly inflated tires is vital to getting the longest life and a safe ride out of your tires. Under-inflated tires wear unevenly, form cup-like and scallopy lumps, and then begin to break apart, significantly shortening the tire’s life and endangering the rider. Not only will under-inflating your tires ruin them before their time, but it will also hinder your bike’s handling and fuel efficiency. So if you only do one maintenance thing religiously and often, make it maintaining your tire pressure.

New Tires

When it does come time to replace your tires, you can head to Road Rider’s tire shop for mount and balance services. You’ll need to remove your wheels at home or remove them while you’re here (we’ll loan you our stands and tools). If you aren’t up for removing your own wheels, call one of our preferred local repair shops, Sporttech or Superbike (see below), and they’ll work with us that same day to get you back on the road ASAP and without any hassle.

Expect your new tires to be a bit slick until you’ve ridden on them for a little while and worn down the shine. It only takes about 100 miles to break in a new set of tires, so just go easy and don’t lean hard into turns for the first few days.

Nitrogen

Next time you visit our tire shop, ask your tire tech to refill your new tires with nitrogen. It’s free, and using pure nitrogen to fill up your tires instead of everyday compressed air will make your tire pressure more stable and lead to less air escaping through the rubber over time as it expands and contracts.

Battery

There are a few different kinds of batteries available for motorcycles, but Advanced Glass Mat, or AGM, type batteries are, by far, the most common. AGM batteries have an excellent lifespan and, with proper care, an AGM battery will last for three to five years, or often longer.

Get Charged Up

Ensure the life of your battery by maintaining a healthy charge. Use a battery charger (like a Yuasa Smartshot) regularly, and keep your bike on the charger during months when your bike is not in use. If you are using a gel-type or LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) battery, make sure your battery charger is compatible with that type of battery. Some batteries need to be filled with electrolyte and charged by you before first use. The initial charge is critical to the power and longevity of your battery, so be sure to be patient and wait for your battery to charge COMPLETELY that first time. When you visit Road Rider, our parts department associates will make sure you leave the store with the correct battery for your bike and with the information you need to care for it properly. If you aren’t sure about the correct kind of charger for your battery, ask us!

Brake Pads and Brake Fluids

Brake pads should typically be replaced when they are worn down to about 2 or 3 millimeters, but check your owners manual for specifics. You should also check for any loose bolts or screws. Regardless of how often you ride, brake fluid needs to be replaced every 1 to 2 years because it degrades and loses pressure naturally over time. It is very important that you use a brake fluid with the correct DOT rating for your bike. As always, check your manual before you start any project for indications specific to your bike. You can pick up brake pads, brake fluid , and a variety of different brake bleeding tools at Road Rider.

Oil

Check your manual for your bike’s correct oil weight and for recommended oil change intervals. Following the manufacturer’s service indications is especially important during a brand new bike’s first few thousand miles. When it’s time for an oil change, you’ll find about fifteen different brands of oil and many different formulations to choose from at Road Rider. Some oils are known as ‘mineral’ oils, which are usually derived from petroleum oil and are the least expensive. Some oils are fully synthetic, which means they are primarily made from man-made chemical lubricants, and some are ‘semi-synthetic’ blends of mineral and synthetic oils. Synthetic oils offer a lot of benefits, such as better friction management, more efficient heat dispersal, and longer life, but check with a Road Rider associate or your dealer before you switch to be sure synthetic is the best choice for your bike.

Oil Filters

Change your oil filter whenever you change your oil. K&N and HiFlo manufacture high-quality oil (and air) filters for thousands of bike models. There’s a good chance you’ll find the one you need in stock at Road Rider, but you can always call us at (408) 227-6936 to check before you make the trip.

Air

Air filters catch airborne particles, dust, and debris that would otherwise be heading towards your engine’s internals. When those unwanted elements build up, airflow is restricted and your engine’s performance and fuel efficiency suffers (click here to see what could be obstructing your bike’s airflow right now). Check your air filter for buildup as often as you change your oil and oil filter, or if your bike has been sitting idle for a long period of time. Consider upgrading to a K&N High-Flow Air Filter to save money in the long run – they can be washed, oiled, and reused over and over again.

Chain and Sprockets

Keep chain gunk to a minimum throughout the year by routinely cleaning and re-lubing. Make it easier on yourself and pick up a Simple Solutions Grunge Brush and some chain cleaner like Motorex Chain Clean. Chains can stretch out over time, while individual chain links can loosen or tighten. These inconsistencies will wear down your sprockets, so a worn sprocket is a good indication of a worn, irregular chain as well. You should also make sure that your chain is correctly aligned from front to back and has the correct tension throughout a full rotation. Your bike’s manual will indicate how to check if your chain is too loose. If it IS time for a new chain, save yourself some work down the line and change your sprockets at the same time.

Suspension

Don’t overlook suspension. Everyone from newbies to advanced riders can benefit from a suspension checkup and setup. Properly tuned suspension will make your riding smoother and safer, so it’s especially important to consider suspension tuning when you first get your bike. Check out our short interview with Jason Hauns of JPH Suspension for the lowdown. It is possible to study up and fine tune your suspension yourself, but for most people this is something best left to suspension experts.

Cables

Your bike’s cables do a lot of the heavy lifting on your daily ride and usually get little attention, but cables require occasional TLC just like everything else. Once a year, inspect your cables for damage. If they don’t need replacement, apply cable lube using an inexpensive lubing tool. You can pick up everything you’ll need at Road Rider.

LET THE PROS HANDLE IT

For many of us, it can be tough finding the time, space, or the confidence to do your own motorcycle maintenance. If getting greasy isn’t on your agenda, take your bike to the same pro mechanics we trust with our own bikes. Sporttech and Superbike are both less than a mile from Road Rider and routinely coordinate with our tire and parts departments to make sure you get back on the road as fast as possible after repairs, upgrades, tire replacement, or maintenance. DJ Cycles is located nearby in San Jose and owner Dave Jenks specializes in European and Japanese bikes. Paulie’s Shop specializes in Harley-Davidson and custom bikes and work is by appointment only. Please call the shops for more information or to schedule work.

Sporttech Cycles

408-225-9800
2744 Aiello Drive, Unit 110, San Jose
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Superbike Performance Center

408-227-6800
2845 Monterey Highway, Suite 19, San Jose
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DJ Cycles

408-294-2732
499 Orto Street, San Jose, CA 95125
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Paulie’s Shop

By appointment only
(925) 788-6333
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Alpinestars Ridge Boots

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Casual riders and commuters looking for a short and comfortable riding boot need to look no further than the Alpinestars Ridge.

The Ridge is a great all season boot for our moderate Bay Area climate. Its breathable and waterproof membrane will keep you dry on the occasionally rainy day, and the comfortable, short boot style gives you substantial protection without a lot of bulk or weight.

The Ridge has a rigid and sturdy sole, and features a shank for reinforcement. Ankles are protected by sewn-in ankle sliders on the inside and outside of the boot. But even with all of the protective features, the accordion flex stitching on the heel, plush padding, and shorter height of the Ridge make it a comfortable boot right out of the box. If you like the compact and comfortable appeal of popular shoe-style riding high-tops, but would like the protection afforded by the rigid sole, heel, and toe box of a traditional touring boot, then the Ridge was built for you.

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Alpinestars Ridge Boots

  • Updated shaping for superior fit and comfort
  • Synthetic upper lined with waterproof and breathable lining and durable microfiber front and rear accordion flex zones
  • Lightweight and protective shin plate
  • Dual density lateral and medial ankle cups
  • TPU shift pads
  • Internal insole with shank reinforcement integrated for added strength to arch area
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive vulcanized rubber compound sole
  • Double width adjustable Velcro® straps for secure closure and fit
  • CE certified

Options

  • Available in European sizes 36-48 (approximate US sizes 3.5-12.5)

Price

  • MSRP: $149.95

Prices and selection may vary. Please click here to learn more about our pricing and availability policies.


Men’s Footwear

Women’s Footwear

Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boot

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Safety and function are what the Web Gore-Tex boots are all about. These touring boots by Alpinestars will protect your feet and perform well in a variety of conditions, especially the rain. You’ll find them comfortable right out of the box, but more importantly, comfortable all year round thanks to their leather and Gore-Tex construction.

Many riders and experts agree, Gore-Tex is unrivaled in the consumer market for its waterproof and breathable attributes. This means that when you’re sporting your Webs, you will find your feet completely dry in a downpour, but also a lot less clammy and hot, even in the spring and summer months.

The rest of the story about these boots? They’re comfortable, even for wide feet and wide calves.

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Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex Boots

  • 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining
  • Zippered side entry
  • Double-density ankle shields mounted under and over medial leather surface
  • Plastic molded shin plate covered by a pressure stamped section of leather
  • Internal ankle support is provided by injection-molded plastic
  • Internal heel counter
  • Reinforced toe box and internal toe counter
  • Alpinestars’ exclusive grippy vulcanized compound sole with unique side-wrapping design
  • Injected PU shifter area
  • Soft micro-fiber instep flex zone
  • Contoured, injected high modulus polyamide insole includes embedded shank reinforcement
  • Velcro calf adjustment
  • Reflective panel above heel for increased visibility
  • CE certified

Options

  • Available in European sizes 36-50 (3.5-14 US)

Price

  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $299.99

Prices and selection may vary. Please click here to learn more about our pricing and availability policies.


Men’s Footwear

Women’s Footwear