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Updated February, 2018 In some areas of the country, riders are fortunate enough to never be facing temperatures in excess of 100 degrees when riding. But for the most part, those riders are also putting their bikes in storage for three or more months out of the year. So the trade-off still seems to favor …

Updated February, 2018 For decades, the strongest and most durable material available to make safety gear was leather. But technology has made some huge strides in the textile products which are now available. One of the most well known of these products is Kevlar. The product’s claim to fame is predominantly from its application in …

Updated February, 2018 Leather has been the material of choice for motorcycle riders since the early 1920’s when Irving Schott began creating a purpose built leather biker jackets in his lower East Side Manhattan factory. The material had survived nearly two decades of use in the jacket of choice of the early aviators and the …

Updated February, 2018 Motocross riders are a unique breed who seek the thrill of competition with other riders but also the invigoration of the purely philosophical battle of man versus nature. And this internal and external battle is played out from atop a lightweight, rugged bike with knobby tires, hard shocks, and an awesome little …

Updated February, 2018 For most riders, comfort is a big factor when selecting any gear. Most of us ride a bike to get someplace and not just out to experience the ride, so you want to be dressed in what appears to be everyday street clothes. You might be going to work, going out for …

Updated February, 2018 There are two main reasons that riders choose to wear a base layer when riding and both are related to the climate in which they will be riding. The most popular reason for a base layer is to fend off colder temperatures. This is a sign of a truly dedicated rider, as …