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 😀


Living In The UK And Buying Gear From New Enough In The States

September 11, 2010

I’m on NewEnough.Com‘s mailing list even though I live here in the UK and was wondering how the cost of buying something from them and getting it shipped here to the UK would pan out.. So I’ve just checked and these are my findings with one style of ladies jacket.

The jacket in question is this one..  Click on the photos to be taken to their website

Joe Rocket Yamaha Branded Gear Women’s Luv Textile Jacket


Here are the specs on it..

  • Hitena® textile shell
  • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
  • Variable Flow™ ventilation system
  • Removable insulated vest liner
  • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
  • 8” zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripe
  • Official licensed Yamaha® product
The retail price for the jacket is $229.99 but it’s on sale at $149.99 at the moment which works out at about £98!  ($/£ conversion rates will of course be subject to change) Shipping to the UK would be $59.58 (£38.81) which isn’t bad considering what’s being sent.  So for approximately £140 you can get one shipped here.
Why am I doing this?  Well, I like to be an individual and not have the same gear as anyone else, and condsidering Joe Rocket gear is barely sold in the UK what better way of standing out from the crowd than wearing something which isn’t seen about much here..
There’s one other consideration for me though….. I rather like that jacket 😉

My Birthday Pressie Arrived Today!

May 28, 2009

camo_moltenYaaaayyyyy…

My birthday pressie arrived today, a pair of Draggin Jeans Camos in the Molten Red 🙂 and I absolutely love them!

Fit wise (size 10/28″ waist) they are spot on for me, they are really comfortable when riding and I definitely felt a lot cooler in them on the way back from the bike shop after picking them up.

Ermm… Just in case you were wondering I did wear my leather trousers on my bike to the shop (tehehe!) but just had to wear the new trousers home! I couldn’t wait and kept them on after trying them on to make sure they fitted ok 🙂

Oh, by the way, that isn’t me in the photo, I’m more of a girl type shape 🙂 Mind you, I wouldn’t mind having that bike though!

They cost £89.99 at one of my local bike shops, Brackley Yamaha

Here is a bit about them from Draggin Jeans’ website.

Features & Benefits

  • Permanently lined with soft Kevlar® lining.
  • Made from the best quality heavy weight drill fabric – very comfortable to wear.
  • Designed from the most popular fitting styles for men and women.
  • Cut long in the legs.
  • Fully breathable.
  • Fully machine washable.
  • Extra strong zip used.
  • Our own precision engineered button.
  • Large Velcro fastened pockets at knees, 2 pockets at waist, 2 pockets on backside.

They come in a range of colours as well, so there is plenty to choose from and you will probably find a pair which will go with your bike, or at least not clash with it.  Maybe that’s a girl thing but you never know, it may be important to guys too!

  • Flame Orange
  • Arctic Blue
  • Urban
  • Desert
  • Jungle Green
  • Candy
  • Stingers Yellow
  • and of course my Molten Red!

I hope I never have to really ‘test’ how good they are, but if you want to check out how they stand up to tarmac check this out!

Product Testing

That’s a pretty fair product test, don’t you think!!!

I’m one very happy lady this evening..


Joe Rocket Gear For Girls In The UK

May 24, 2009

CLEO 2.0 JACKET

This is one great looking Joe Rocket Textile Jacket for us girls in the summer..

It is available from TopGear Superstore, here in the UK, and is currently on offer at £121.49, reduced from £134.99, with free delivery.  Click on the images to be taken to the pages on their website.

I particularly like the black one, with the purple running a very close second, although the purple would be out of the question with my current bike as the colour would clash!! 🙂

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Black

I particularly like the design on the sleeve, adding that touch of individuality.

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Paste

The jacket has a Free-Air poly/mesh outer shell which gives maximum ventilation and has a removable spine pad as well as CE rated armour in the shoulders and elbows.  The jacket has a removable waterproof liner, which helps to make a stunning looking jacket a very versatile piece of kit.

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Blue

Features

  • Free-air™ poly/mesh shell
  • C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
  • Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
  • Removable waterproof liner
  • Sure Fit™ adjustable waistband
  • 8″ zipper for pant attachment
  • Reflective stripe
  • Available in sizes from XS – XL

Joe Rocket Cleo 2.0 Motorcycle Textile Jacket Ladies - Back


Alpinestars Stella Breeze Air-Flow Jacket

May 15, 2009

If you are looking for a new textile jacket in time for the hopefully good summer weather then you can’t go far wrong with the Alpinestats Stella Breeze Air-Flo jacket for women.  With it’s retro look, clean lines and appealing design it is sure to attract plenty of buyers.

Stella Breeze Airflow Blue

The jacket is designed to keep you cool on those long hot days of summer, if we actually have some of course, and is made of non-water absorbing fabric which means you won’t get wet if caught out in the rain.

Stella Breeze Airflow Silver

The jacket’s features include the following –

  • Hard wearing nylon fabric for abrasion resistance
  • Non-water absorbing mesh construction
  • Multiple stitched seam construction for maximum tear resistance
  • Highly ventilated for maximum airflow

Stella Breeze Airflow Red

  • Shaped sport fit specifically designed with a womans curves in mind
  • Pre-curved sleeves for maximum rider comfort
  • Removble CE protectors in the shoulders and elbows
  • Additional compartments for armour on the chest and back areas (not supplied)
  • Adjustable tabs on the sleeves and waist to help ensure a perfect fit
  • Removable water and wind resistant full-sleeve thermal liner
  • Waist zip so you can attach it to leather and textile trousers

Stella Breeze Airflow Black

It is available in  Black, Blue, Red and Silver and the sizes start at XS and go through to XXL

I’ve just had a quick search online for prices and I’ve seen it priced at £139.95 on the Girlsbike2 website


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*

kbc-vr2-reaper-helmet

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.

arashi-turboarashi-turbo

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

shark-s650-frame

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

shoei-rf-1000-diabolic-2

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

alpinestars-sps-gloves

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

frank-thomas-urban-warrior-glove

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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Alpinestars Black Label T-Magnum Mesh Jacket On Closeout at New Enough

March 18, 2009

Yep.. Another fantastic bargain from New Enough!

The Alpinestars Black Label T-Magnum Mesh Jacket is on closeout for just an amazing $96

Just click on the photo to be taken right to their site

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Read below the info on the jacket

  • 600 denier polyester fabric with PU coating for excellent abrasion resistance
  • Multiple stitched main-seam construction for maximum tear resistance
  • Removable CE-approved shoulder and elbow protectors
  • Non-water-absorbing heavy mesh main panels
  • Removable water/wind-resistant full sleeve liner
  • YKK semi Auto Lock zippers
  • Front embroidered nylon twill appliqu© logo
  • Rear embroidered reflective appliqu© logo for night time visibility
  • Back protector compartment with a foam back pad