Aug 28, 2014 4:54:00 AM
Topics: motorcycle gear
Aug 27, 2014 10:49:00 AM
Experienced riders know that you "dress for the ride, not for the slide".
But staying protected is definitely a challenge for riders on a budget. You can find gloves at all price ranges --
-- from under $50, to over $200, and everything in between.
Here's how to save a little green next time you go glove shopping!
Topics: motorcycle gear
Jun 17, 2014 7:39:00 PM
We love the cool breezes and lazy days of summer, but sometime riding on 90 degree days can feel like you're being blasted by a hair dryer!
Here's a round-up of rider suggestions for keeping cool when riding in extreme heat.
When riding this summer, don't be tempted to go without protective gear.
it sounds counter-intuitive, but in the summer, riders really need to cover up.
Why? Besides exposure to road rash, riders who ride uncovered dehydrate MORE quickly as sweat evaporates. That can cause heat exhaustion -- and it's totally unnecessary.
Apr 17, 2014 11:41:00 AM
If you ride, sooner or later you'll get caught in the rain.
To avoid getting soaked, and feel more confident while riding in the rain -- it's a good idea to prepare for wet weather well ahead of time.
There are two aspects to this:
Here are steps you can take to ride safe and stay dry.
Apr 10, 2014 4:39:00 PM
THE RAIN is inevitable --
As some or our favorite classic rock 'n roll reminds us ...
"Looks Like Rain" ... The Grateful Dead
"Let It Rain" ... Eric Clapton
"Who'll Stop The Rain?" ... Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Here Comes The Rain Again"... the Eurythmics...
Whether the forecast gets it right, or not -- if you ride, you're going to ride in rain.
We need to be prepared for the unexpected downpour. To stay comfortable and dry, the right motorcycle gear makes a big difference.
Mar 1, 2014 2:53:00 PM
Since hands are one of the most exposed body parts for a motorcycle rider, we make many styles of windproof gloves. But there are several non-glove options to block wind, such as hand covers and wind muffs, that are also worth considering.
While they DO NOT provide the warming layering effect of air trapped within textiles on your hands, these additions to your bike DO block wind and rain:
Some riders say that the combination of muffs plus electric bars is a nice recipe for warm hands … others say that it is a sure recipe for warm palms and freezing hands. With or without electric grip warmers or hand covers, protect hands from exposure to wind using a competent glove.
What about the gloves you already have in your gearbox? While not technically windproof, some gloves naturally have features that add wind protection, and should not be discounted -- such as:
What does it mean for a glove to be windproof?
A special film is laminated to either the exterior shell of the glove, or the interior lining, that adds wind blocking qualities and stops your body from feeling the chilling effects of wind.
This type of membrane goes by several names, such as WindTex and Windstopper.
Of note, Windstopper is known for total windproofness and optimized breathability, which maximizes comfort as it lets moisture vapor to easily escape and prevents overheating and perspiration build-up.
For a short guide to some of our Windproof glove styles, scroll down below!