Latest Product Reviews


Galfer SKW Oversize Front Rotor Kit

Vital Review

“Tested: Galfer SKW 270mm Front Rotor Kit”


Over the past few years, larger front brake rotors have become more popular, especially on modern 450s. An aside to this trend has been the increased frequency of floating rotors, which have taken away attention from the good ol' solid-mounted rotor. Until recently, I'll proclaim that I was dead-set on riding the floating rotor train...until I had the chance to test a couple bikes with larger solid-mounted rotors. To give this my best comparison, I grabbed a 270mm SKW solid-mounted rotor from Galfer to test on our 2015 Kawasaki KX450F, which comes stock with a 270mm floating rotor. Galfer SKW 270mm Front Read More »

Polisport Folding Bike Stand

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“Tested: Polisport Fold up Bike Stand”


Whether they're constructed from metal or plastic, and are tall or small, we all have bike stands. Aluminum stands are sturdy, but take up a bit of space. The size of your stand may not be a big deal if you're going for a solo ride in your pickup, but if you're hauling a few bikes, then every bit of space becomes important. If you're like me and need the extra space, a folding stand could be quite helpful, like this one from Polisport we've been using recently. Polisport Fold Up Bike Stand Features: Supports up to 550 pounds. Crafted through injection-molded rubber and polypropylene. Weighs just over nine Read More »

Fly Racing F2 Carbon Helmet

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“Tested: Fly Racing F2 Carbon Helmet”


Fly Racing has been around just short of 20 years and in that time, they've gone from selling handlebars and low-end helmets, to being a top-of-the-line gear manufacturer. Over the past couple of years, Fly has really stepped up with their helmet development; focusing on creating a safe, comfortable, durable, and reasonably affordable level helmet. Considering that Trey Canard, Andrew Short and many more of their top athletes regularly wear and race in the F2 Carbon, I thought this mid-range helmet had to be worth a try. Fly F2 Carbon Helmet Features: Composite construction shell - aircraft-grade woven carbon fiber and Read More »

Race Tech 19mm Shock Shaft Kit

Vital Review

“Tested: Race Tech 19mm Shock Shaft Kit”


At the top level of the sport, suspension with larger sizes and more adjustment are all the rage. But for the average joe, most of these parts wouldn't make a large enough difference to make up for their even larger price tags. To help trim a pro's racing costs, Race Tech developed a 19mm Shock Shaft Kit to give their Supercross/Arenacross riders a bit more safety and the added adjustment found in kit suspension. Recently however, Race Tech contacted us to try this kit on an application that could be beneficial to the public. Race Tech 19mm Shock Shaft Kit: Eight clicks per revolution rebound adjuster allows Read More »

EVS Sports Axis Pro Knee Brace

“Not so good on long term ”


The Good:

They are really comfortable at first , not so bulky , nice range of movement and have a good patella protection

The Bad:

The straps are good for a couple months then they start to loose grip. The patella plastic can't take s couple of hits to the ground before separate from the bottom fix point

Overall Review: <p>These were my first high budget knee braces , I was expecting more durability from them ,know after more than a year using them they unstrap every ride and became uncomfortable so I guess I would look for some asterisk or the new möbius for my next ones </p>

EVS Sports Web Pro Knee Braces

Vital Review

“Tested: EVS Sports Web Pro Knee Brace”


EVS started their motocross adventure about 30 years ago with the first-ever MX-specific knee brace, the AMX-5. Since then, they've expanded their line of safety equipment to include helmets, neck support, chest/back protection and more. During this time, they've continued their focus on knee braces and currently offer more than six different options to keep your knees in one piece. For the past few months we've had their newest top-of-the-line model, the Web Pro, on for some long-term testing. EVS Web Pro Knee Brace Features: Utilizes a dual-defense patella cup. Upper and lower frames constructed from Read More »

Hammerhead Designs CNC Shift Lever

“make sure it fits within the 30 day return window”


The Good:

Looks nice

The Bad:

Doesn't fit

Overall Review:

I bought it for my 2008 Yamaha WR250R. I purchased the +10 version. I bought it in January. Just got the bike from storage 4/2 and tried to install it only to find it doesn't fit. It doesn't clear the motor. The bolt is also nearly impossible to get a wrench on. It would have been better to use an allen head. The alignment of the bolt is also such that it only fits in one position because of interference with the frame. I bought the +10 because the OEM version is a little tight for my size 12 boots. This lever is actually about a inch shorter than the OEM lever and would have never worked. If you buy Read More »

Fox Racing Proframe LC Chest Protector

Vital Review

“Tested: Fox Racing Proframe LC Chest Protector”


There was a time when chest protectors were just as much a part of moto fashion as the gear itself. Frankly, you weren't cool if you didn't wear a chest protector. But since that time, moto fashion has evolved and chest protectors maybe don't get the love that they once did. But I believe their need has only increased. Love them or hate them, the modern four-stroke is here to stay, and I think one thing we can all agree upon is that the roost off of those thumpers really hurts. That, coupled with the desire to limit injuries in the event of a crash, causes many riders to look for some sort of protection. Today's Read More »

ProTaper Fuzion Handlebars

Vital Review

“Tested: Pro Taper Fuzion Handlebar”


For some, handlebars are just a hunk of metal that they hang onto and use to turn the bike. Picky people, such as myself, find that every millimeter difference in the bend, or how the bars flex, can greatly affect how you ride. For the longest time, I'd been a part of the crossbar clan. Whether it was reality or just a mental thing, I seemed to be more comfortable with a crossbar in front of me. But at the same time, I do value the extra flex that comes from an oversized bar without a crossbar. Apparently someone at Pro Taper had the same conundrum. That's where the Fuzion comes in which has a cool feature found Read More »

Dubya Talon EVO Wheelset

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“Tested: Dubya Talon EVO Wheelset”


Having a spare set of aftermarket wheels is a bit of a luxury, due to the somewhat extreme prices of the top-of-the-line sets. Quite honestly, though, these were the only option I would have seriously considered, since entry-level wheelsets often seemed to be not only heavier than stock, but also quite a bit weaker. What's the point of buying a shiny new set of wheels, if they're just going to change shape when you come up short on a double? The crew at Dubya recognized that not everyone has the budget to go after the same wheels they build for the likes of JGR or Red Bull KTM. That's why they teamed up with one of the Read More »