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Question Icon or Joe Rocket..

Gloves that is!!

Was out at Action Motorsports this morning, stopped in to pick up a couple plastic pop rivets for my underfairing that I've been needing..and we were looking at gloves. I was going to pick up a pair of icon street gloves, but they didnt have xxl, and the larege was just alittle too snug..on sale for 25.00 ..then I saw the joe rockets for like um 39.99 I think it was. they had them in my size, but not the color I wanted. I just couldnt win today in there..

what would you choose icon or joe rocket ?..I like the icons alot, and the price is better than the rockets..will probably go back on monday and see if they have any more...








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You know what ones I like. Go with the Rocket. Thoses gloves kick arse. Very comfortable. I may have to pick up a pair soon.

However, and I am sure everyone will agree with this. Get the gloves that are going to feel the best on you and the most comfortable. No need to get something that looks good but you are not comfortable wearing.
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trying to find the right combination of fit/price/protection...




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trying to find the right combination of fit/price/protection...

Lets put it in this order... Protection being the most inportant. Fit and comfort second. And then Price. You need your hands so best to get the best overall for them. If not, who else is going to slap me in the back of the head when I do something stupid.


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, who else is going to slap me in the back of the head when I do something stupid.


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I'd stick with the rockets but only because that is what all of my stuff is... er will be. When I first decided to start riding I bought a jacket right away and it was Joe Rocket. Now that I really like riding I put in my order for pants, jacket, shoes, gloves, and a tank bag. The jacket I originally bought won't match the new bike, so I'm passing it down to my mom.

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I've got the Joe Rocket Phoenix gloves and they're great. They fit well, offer good protection and keep my cool in the summer.
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I always go with Rocket stuff. Everything I have is Rocket. But I know Twisty will dis-agree!!




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UUUMMM Rocket saved my skin many time. I bought a SpeedRag today for florida.

http://www.speedrag.com

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I like my Rocket stuff. The gloves are killer. I almost bought a speedrag at the beginning of this year.. They look pretty cool.. Twisty let me know how that works out..

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hhmm..im liking these speedrags...closest dealer is in gettysburg..looks like a ride may be in order this coming week!! Let's go!

I know protection comes first, thats a given when your riding...just gotta decide now what I like.. I like the rockets alot, no doubt...but heard alot of good things about icon too....eh, maybe I'll go against the grain and get the icons, just to be different..

will have to go try these on again and see what I can find out...




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UUUMMM Rocket saved my skin many time. I bought a SpeedRag today for florida.

http://www.speedrag.com

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SpeedRags look nice and all but I am going to have to stick with the jacket I am getting. Joe Rocket has some nice gear. What do you think of it??

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SpeedRags look nice and all but I am going to have to stick with the jacket I am getting. Joe Rocket has some nice gear. What do you think of it??

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you're turning into one of those wannabe's...all the gear & stickers..but no track time...




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you're turning into one of those wannabe's...all the gear & stickers..but no track time...

Well. I am going to have to strongly disagree with you on this one. I would love to get to the track but before I do, I want to be sure i have the right gear. I know Twisty would agree with me on this and anyone else who rides at a track. If I fall and need to slide, I want to have something to save the skin on my arse.

And isn't it a requirement to have full gear before they will let you on the track?? I think YES.

FYI there are no stickers on my bike that weren't there when it was made.


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You can add a "Type R" sticker to any bike to gain at least 5 HP. Everyone knows that?! I don't believe anyone that says they have no aftermarket stickers.
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Well. I am going to have to strongly disagree with you on this one. I would love to get to the track but before I do, I want to be sure i have the right gear. I know Twisty would agree with me on this and anyone else who rides at a track. If I fall and need to slide, I want to have something to save the skin on my arse.

And isn't it a requirement to have full gear before they will let you on the track?? I think YES.

FYI there are no stickers on my bike that weren't there when it was made.


you just take everything out of context dont you...sheesh!!!..




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No. I just don't need being labeled as something I'm not. Thats all.

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No. I just don't need being labeled as something I'm not. Thats all.
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OK, maybe I'll just pick these up....... ummm..yeah ok, I can get a new can for my bike for the cost of these gloves!!!!



Icon
Bling Gloves
part # 3402587L
Price: $250.00

Same great features as Icon's TiMAX glove:

13 genuine 24k gold-plated metal plates riveted to each hand on long cuff
Segmented titanium panels across each knuckle allow for flexibility without vulnerability
Superior protection features, including titanium finger armor and Pittards Armor-Tan ceramic-infused leather palm that has a Nomex heat-resistant backing
High-tech fitting with expansion panels and pre-curved palm and fingers
Secure hook-and-loop closure on cuff


________________________

**** FYI

New Enough has some great closeout prices on gloves right now..




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