Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,

 

Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com

 

Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

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Specials At CycleGear.Com – Shoei Helmets,Suits, Jackets, Helmets & Gloves!

April 10, 2009


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I thought I would have a wander through Cycle Gears website today and see what sort of offers they have on at the moment.. I found quite a few 🙂

See all the motorcycle items on sale at www.cyclegear.com - up to 75% off!

So thought I would post a selection for you to peruse! Please take a look at their website as this is only a tiny selection of the deals on offer 🙂

It might be an idea for those who are not aware of the SHARP Helmet Safety Rating Scheme to read the post about it, so you know what I am referring to when looking at the helmets on offer.

As always, just click on the images to be taken to Cycle Gears website 🙂

Jackets & Suits

First here is the Frank Thomas XTi One Piece suit  🙂

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This item is part of a package deal!
Buy the Frank Thomas XTi Leather One-Piece Motorcycle Suit with the XTi Leather Motorcycle Gloves and the Frank Thomas SP Sport Tech Boots – all for $599.99.

Available in Black/Black, Red/Black, Blue/Black, Green/Black and White/Black.
All Frank Thomas leather suits, jackets, and pants are meticulously designed and crafted using high-quality, full-leather construction. They strive to provide you with safe, practical, and stylish motorcycle gear.

The XTI race suit boasts improved armor, upgraded detailing, and a fresh look.

Features and Benefits

  • Premium-quality, 1.2-1.4mm full-grain matte leather
  • Flexible stretch panels for a precurved race fit
  • 100% antibacterial mesh lining
  • Multiple-stitching throughout with triple- and quad-stitching on all major seams for maximum tear and abrasion resistance
  • Thermo-set carbon-leather and titanium shoulder pieces
  • Perforated-leather panels for optimum rider comfort
  • CE-approved, form-fitting Arma-Flex armor at shoulders, elbows, and knees
  • Hip pockets for optional armor (sold separately)
  • Accommodates additional back protection (sold separately)
  • Woven carbon-composite materials
  • Aerodynamic race hump with airflow channels
  • Stylish, replaceable knee sliders
  • Heavy-duty, genuine YKK zippers

Next is the Alpinestars Rhoma Drystar Textile Jacket 🙂

This is currently on offer at $119.99

Distinct, stylish and packed with safety features, Alpinestars’ Rhoma Drystar offers high quality protection with simple yet distinctive style, making it the comfortable and smart choice for all occasions.

alpinestars-rhoma-drystar-jacketAvailable in Black/Black, Black/Blue and Black Red

Features and Benefits

  • Water-resistant 600-denier fabric.
  • CE certified protectors on elbows and shoulders.
  • 100% waterproof and breathable.
  • Drystar membrane.
  • Zip operated ventilation.
  • Removable thermal liner.
  • 3D embroidered logos.
  • Waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather

Helmets

First up the KBC VR-2R Reaper full face helmet – On offer at just $99.99

This has a UK SHARP safety rating of 2*

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With a high-performance design ready for street and track alike, the flagship KBC VR-2R is a true racer’s helmet.

Engineered for aerodynamic airflow and stability at high speeds, the KBC VR-2R platform features reduced shell dimensions and overall size. The eye aperture, strap positions, and shell ergonomics have been fine tuned to increase peripheral vision, improve head maneuverability, reduce neck strain, and dampen wind noise.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, sturdy TriComp shell is constructed with advanced Vacuum Lamination System
  • Dual-Intake Ventilation System (DIVS) provides efficient airflow draw, circulation, venting, and control for ultimate comfort
  • Tool-free, anti-fog Quick-Release Visor Plus (QRV+) is optically correct and scratch-resistant
  • Faceshield seals securely when closed to the helmets RIB system
  • Removable, washable Ultralux liner in genuine Savoire Suede with customizable padding system
  • Secure retention system with double D-ring chinstrap
  • Certifications: DOT; Snell

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Next up is the the Arashi Turbo on offer at $49.99.

Now I know that some people look down on cheaper helmets like these, as they feel that there is no way they are going to be as good as something which costs $500.  But here in the UK we have the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating scheme which puts helmets through a series of tests and rates them according to their performance.  These tests rate how well the helmets perform over and above the minimum safety levels and these scored 3* out of a possible 5*, which for a cheaper helmet really isn’t bad at all, especially when you consider that a lot of the more expensive helmets are not scoring as high.

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Arashi combines superb design, outstanding features, and world-class quality in each and every helmet. Engineered and crafted to provide all-day comfort and protection.

Features and Benefits

  • High-Impact Polycarbonate (HIP) outer shell is strong and lightweight
  • Computer-Aided Design profile for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and minimal high-speed buffeting
  • Simple and easy shield-removal system Adjustable multi-venting system allows optimal airflow through internal EPS shell channels
  • Padded comfort liner is fully removable for easy washing
  • Textured microfiber liner covering is comfortable against skin, wicks moisture, and dries quickly
  • Classic, and proven, double D-ring retention system
  • Certifications: Meets or exceeds DOT, European ECE 22-05, and Gold ACU
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs. / 1478 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

The next helmet is the Shark S650 Frame on offer at $99, saving you $120 on the list price of $229!

This helmet scored 4* in the Sharp Helmet Safety Rating tests

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The Shark S650, one of the helmets in the Shark Performance collection, is an indisputable success.

Thanks to numerous technical qualities – fluid lines, ease of use, comfort, safety – it has converted a lot of bikers.

Features and Benefits

  • Injected thermoplastic-resin shell
  • Multi-element internal polystyrene shock-absorber with differentiated densities
  • Air-circulation channels in inner shell for improved ventilation
  • Anti-scratch 2.2mm faceshield
  • Patented SlideLock quick-release shield system
  • Multi-point air intake with Venturi-deflector ventilation
  • Microfiber-fabric interior
  • Secure, double D-ring chinstrap
  • External anti-UV lacquer finish
  • Weight: 3.09 lbs. (+/- 0.11 lbs.) / 1400 g (+/- 50 g)
  • Certifications: DOT; ECE 2205

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Lastly in the helmet selection is the Shoei RF1000 range.

These are currently on offer starting at $349.99 depending on the style you choose. This model has yet to be tested for a Sharp rating.

RF-1000 Solid starting at just $349.99

RF-1000 Diabolic 2 priced at $427.99

RF-1000 Artifact, Badge 2, Caster, Cutless, Diabolic 1, Diabolic 3, Diabolic Zero, Flutter, Gobert, Joust, Pincotte 3, Sever, Strike, Voyager are all priced at starting at $449.99

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One of the most technologically advanced helmets for street riders – and clearly one of the best-looking helmets on the market. Shoei’s innovation and cutting-edge design makes the RF-1000 a premium motorcycle helmet.

Aerodynamically superior, the RF-1000 full-face helmet delivers high-speed performance and ventilation that is wind-tunnel proven. A perfect fit is achieved through removable, adjustable cheekpads and a 3D comfort-liner system that won’t shift during high-speed riding.

The legendary Shoei fit is developed from 3 shell sizes and 4 sizes of EPS liners. The RF-1000’s shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+) multifiber technology, which embeds ultrastrong organic fibers into fiberglass. The result is a lightweight yet strong outer shell that is better able to absorb and disperse the force of an impact.

Features and Benefits

Aerodynamic Shell Design

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel and rider testing
  • The Aero Stabilizer dramatically reduces drag and lift coefficients, thus diminishing rider fatigue and increasing performance

Two-Layer EPS Liner System

  • Two-layer liner offers unmatched ventilation with internal channels and exhaust ports throughout the helmet
  • Integrated Upper Air Intake minimizes air turbulence and maximizes air stream in all riding positions
  • Outlet holes in the Aero Stabilizer allow warm air to be exhausted
  • The lower air intake provides an additional source of air flow
  • The neck outlet vent allows for effective air exhaust

Lightweight, Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+)

  • High-performance-fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid, and resilient

Anti-Fog System

  • The lower air intake provides air flow that helps to diminish shield fogging

3D Interior Liner

  • Removable interior cheekpads available in optional sizes for a custom fit
  • Chinstrap cover can easily be removed to allow for cleaning or replacement

Standard Chinstrap Clip

  • Neatly secures chinstrap

CX-1V Faceshield and Lock System

  • Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System allows tool-free shield removal
  • A wide, 3-dimensionally-curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 100% protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays

Specifications

  • Certifications: DOT 218; Snell M2005
  • Weight (approx.): 3.28 lbs. / 1490 grams

Unless otherwise noted, helmet comes standard with clear faceshield.

Gloves

First in my glove selection is the Alpinestars SPS set.  On offer at the moment for just $69.95

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The Alpinestars SPS unites the best features of a sport-riding glove with a short-cuff street style.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-grain leather construction for abrasion resistance
  • Double-layered leather palm with Kevlar for additional impact protection
  • Clarino and leather palm reinforcements for superior grip
  • Dual carbon-fiber knuckle protectors
  • Extra layer of full-grain leather on the fingers
  • Short-cuffed length with easy, secure Velcro closure

Next up are the Dainese Hellracer Leather Gloves.

These are currently reduced from £139.99, down to $109.99

dainese-hellracer-gloveAvailable in Men’s and Women’s sizes

The Dainese Hellracer moderates the technical and stylistic language found in the Duel glove, toning down some features to make it more accessible to the racing – but not ultra-racing – user.
In fact, although the Hellracer has less armoring compared with the Duel, it still maintains a high level of protection.
By adding streetriding comforts, the Hellracer’s undoubtedly aggressive origins are delicately balanced, making it suitable for road and racetrack alike.

The Dainese Hellracer: Dedicated to those who want the best of both worlds.

Features and Benefits

  • Constructed of Kevlar jersey and cattle leather
  • Elasticated inserts on the fingers, wrist, and back of hand for articulation
  • Carbon-fiber inserts on knuckles and select finger joints
  • Soft inserts on fingers, index-finger knuckle, back of hand, and palm
  • Leather palm reinforcement
  • Tightening strap for a perfect fit
  • Adjustable cuff strap

Lastly in the gloves selection are the Frank Thomas Urban Warrior Gloves

These are currently on off for £39.99, saving you $10 on the list price

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Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight airflow mesh & leather combination
  • 3D injection rubber moldings
  • Thermo-set airflow ventilation knuckles
  • Ribbed palm for extra grip & comfort

The following Frank Thomas gloves are also on offer –

Stealth Aqua Roo – $69.99

Air Rage – $79.99

Urban Shadow – $39.99

XTi Leather – $109.99

SP Tech Leather Glove – $69.99


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Hein Gericke Giving Away Vouchers Worth 20% On One And Two-Piece Suits

March 5, 2009

If you go into your local Hein Gericke store this weekend and purchase a one or two-piece leather suit*, they will give you a voucher worth a massive 20% of the price which you can spend on ANYTHING in the store!

You could end up with freebies worth up to £160!!

For example:

Buy the Alpinestars Octane gear and you will receive a voucher worth £106!

Buy the Arlen Ness Magnesium Suit and your voucher will be worth a wopping £160!

Buy the HG Tricky III Cool Gear and your voucher will be worth £88!

These kind of offers are definitely not to be sneezed at, especially if you are in the market for new leathers anyway

* Offer valid from Friday 6th March 2009 to Sunday 8th March 2009. Offer excludes previously discounted items.  No cash alternative available. Offer not valid online or via mail order. Vouchers can be redeemed against any HG stock item.

Teknic Freestyle Textile Jacket – Just $59.99 From New Enough

February 27, 2009

The Teknic Freestyle Jacket is on closeout at New Enough for the absolutely amazing price of

$59.99!!!

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At almost 75% off MSRP, these jackets are an absolute bargain!

The shoulders and elbows of the jacket have built-in heavy-duty “GP” type armour. The armour is comprised of a hard outer shell with softer padding underneath. This type armour is commonly used in racing suits. The lower back and kidneys are protected by an external back protector.

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Nearly any rider could make good use of a jacket like this, and at this price, consider these for gifts, passenger gear or back-up gear.

Good grief, the armour system alone is worth the price!

Use the drop down menu on the product page to view the sizes and colours remaining. Most all sizes in five colours remain.

Just click on the photos to be taken to their site for more details.

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The jacket features are as follows

  • 600D soft touch Cordura® short jacket with 15º forward arm rotation
  • Powerskin II™ waterproof/breathable Z liner
  • Labyrinth waterproof entry system™
  • Exterior Airblade™ shoulder system
  • Exterior CE approved elbow armour and kidney belt
  • Memory foam chest inserts

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  • Taffeta interior lining
  • Underarm zipper vents, upper chest vents and rear exhaust vent for maximum airflow
  • Zip-out polyfil quilted vest liner
  • TASC (Teknic® advanced seam construction). Rows of hidden stitching providing maximum seam strength
  • YKk® Japanese nylon zippers
  • Airmesh-lined collar
  • Soft neoprene edge collar
  • Reflective 3M™ anthracite piping
  • Adjustable arm cinch straps
  • Snap adjustment waist belts, cuffs and collar
  • 2 large cotton lined pockets with waterproof tri-fold entry
  • 1 baseball cap pocket
  • 1 interior mesh pocket

New Hein Gericke Catalogue Out Now

February 21, 2009

To help celebrate the launch of their new 2009 catalogue each Hein Gericke store is holding a special open day on Saturday 28th February where you can grab a copy of the new catalogue and possibly a whole lot more!!

There are several £1000 GOLD TICKETS hidden in catalogues around the country and if you are lucky enough to find one you can spend the £1000 on the HG stock item or items of your choice.  How cool is that?

PLUS…

If you take your old catalogue along with you and swap it for one of their lovely shiny new ones they will give you a fiver off any purchase over £30 on the day*!!

So if you are in the market for some new kit, pop into their stores and if you are really lucky you may just get it for free with the £1000 voucher!

For a full list of the New Catalogue Launch Promotions check out this link

Catalogue Launch Events

* valid against purchases of £30 and over, cannot be used on previously discounted items or in conjunction with any other offer.


Massive Savings At CycleGear.com

January 23, 2009
At cyclegear.com there are absolutely massive savings to be had in their ’09 Midwinter clearance Sale at the moment 🙂

For example, this Frank Thomas Sprint 2 Aqua jacket has $100 off.

The list price is $199.99 but you can grab it for just $99.99!
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Frank Thomas Sprint 2 Aqua Motorcycle Jacket

Features and Benefits

  • Sportier, short-waist length
  • Hypertec nylon outer shell is abrasion resistant for long-lasting durability and protection
  • Aquapore waterproof/breathable membrane provides complete weather protection while allowing internal evaporation for all-conditions comfort
  • Full-size 100% polyester liner is removable for maximum temperature flexibility
  • Double-zipper storm flap seals out wind and water
  • Compression straps on arms have two snaps to prevent the sleeve from rotating in the event of use
  • Internal pocket great for cell phone or mp3 player
  • Keyring fob with mesh pocket
  • CE-approved armor in the shoulders and elbows for superior impact protection
  • Quarter zipper to attach jacket to leather or textile pants 
  • Available in Men’s and Women’s sizes!
  • Choice of 5 colours; Black, Grey, Blue, Red and Yellow

And as well as that great offer there are a whole host of others available until 10th March 2009

  • ALL Hoodies and Fleece, 30% OFF!
  • ALL FIRSTGEAR Heated Apparel, 10% OFF!
  • ALL Backpacks Under $80, 20% OFF!
  • STREET FX ElectroPods Power Distribution Module, FREE! with purchase of STREET FX ElectroPods LED Complete Motorcycle Kit
  • ALL Toys, 40% OFF!
  • ALL Back to School Products, 20% OFF! ALL 2009 Calendars, 50% OFF!

Just click on the image below to be taken to their website and see what is on offer for yourself.. Don’t miss out on some great bargains 🙂


Shop Cycle Gear's Mid-Winter Clearance Sale

Huge Discounts At Motorcycle Superstore

January 19, 2009

Just click on either the photos or the Motorcycle Superstore.Com logos to be taken to their online store where you will find lots of fantastic money saving deals 🙂

Happy Shopping!

Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet 

MSRP $250-280 NOW $119.99

Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet
Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

The Mainframe helmet from Icon was designed with the rider’s safety, fit and function in mind The shell is constructed of a fiberglass/dyneema blend and is lined with a dual density styrene liner for incredible strength without unnecessary weight Features include a Venturi super-vent system for the ultimate in airflow A three forehead switch acts as an additional ram-air vent to significantly increase the overall cooling of the helmet Internal on/off chin exhaust switch offers control of escaping air Removable molded breath deflector reduces shield fogging Positive-lock chin venting system helps prevent fogging Removable/washable cheek pads with formed ear pockets that can accept communication or audio speakers Removable anti-fog breath deflector Optically correct polycarbonate, 7-position shield offers safe, clear vision and easy no-tool replacement system Exceeds all DOT and Snell standards **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**

Icon Women's Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

Ladies Icon Mainframe Hooligan Helmet

 Teknic Supervent Gloves

Was $39.99 NOW $14.99

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Teknic Supervent Gloves

With sizes starting at small they are suitable for us female riders as well 🙂

I have a pair of these, in black, and for the summer they are an excellent riding glove.  My hands feel so cool wearing them and I would definately recommend them to anyone 🙂

Teknic Supervent Gloves Anatomical pre-curved cut fingers and palm. Airmesh outershell for excellent breathability and airflow with a leather palm. Cuff strap safety wrap system wraps over the outside of the glove to protect glove seams, and allow cuff adjustment. Little finger safety wrap system wraps over the outside of the little finger and glove side to protect glove seams. Heavy elastic cuff for better glove retention. Leather overlay panels on all dingers for added abrasion resistance. Scholler Keprotec lined palm 6 mm foam padding in palm, fingers and in knuckles. Stretch Keprotec thumb for better fit and feel. Rubber grip clarion overlay on thumb for better grip **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**

 Arlen Ness Womens Charolette Leather Jacket

Was $399.99 NOW $240.00

Arlen Ness Women's Charolette Leather Jacket
Arlen Ness Women’s Charolette Leather Jacket

Arlen Ness Women’s Charolette Leather Jacket Made of high-quality cowhide leather Drum-dyed all the way through for excellent color Washed for a distressed look Pre-curved arms and perforation along inner arms provides extra comfort when riding raised ribbed panels along shoulder and lower back Pink lining is make of breathable fleece Two side zippers and two sets of pockets in the inside and outside Technical embroidery and pink accent stitching Available in women sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL **Closeouts are limited to stock on hand**