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Old 10-26-2007, 02:25 PM   #21
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:39 AM   #22
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only thing i've bought from icon are my street boots, and those i bought mostly for the style. they've held up well enough, but i've only had them for 2 months. haven't seen anything else of theirs that i'd buy though.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:47 AM   #23
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:55 PM   #24
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I wear an Icon leather jacket and boots. Went down wearing both and they held up incredibly well....as for their helmets though...from what I've seen your almost safer wearing a bicycle helmet....things tend to come off and break extra easy.....makes me nervous.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:45 PM   #25
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what about their gloves are they any better or what?
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #26
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:48 PM   #27
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:49 PM   #28
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what about their gloves are they any better or what?
I had some Icon textile gloves, they were about $40 and lasted about 40 days.

Don't know about their leather stuffs.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:22 PM   #29
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:28 PM   #30
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what about their gloves are they any better or what?
Ive got a pair of their first generation timax titanium gloves. They allright.
Dont know how they crash, but they are just what you need for whacking drunks in the teeth.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:09 PM   #31
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Ive got a pair of their first generation timax titanium gloves. They allright.
Dont know how they crash, but they are just what you need for whacking drunks in the teeth.

I also have the first gen. ICON Timax Titanium gloves. They last 4 years before the left hand glove started ripping apart (due to the clutch use??), I think if I have take care of the leather, it will still be good, the quality at least of these gloves is very good. The jackets look nice but I think they are over priced. My favorite brand is Alpinestarts and is my only brand gear for everything. Good quality an affordable.

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Old 11-05-2007, 10:21 PM   #32
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I have an Icon helmet that i have had for over a year and boots for atleast a month now. Havent had any problems with either!
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:06 PM   #33
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i'm gonna get flamed here,but from working in the e.r. and working ems,it doesn't matter what brand you have on,as long as you have something on!!! i don't think it will be much difference if you have a shoei on or a walmart special. now i plan on buying the icon tough luck helmet(the one with the red 13 on each side)next month. it's a domain model with a rubber like finish. i own a first gen icon timax and love it compared to my joe rocket,which makes me feel like a freakin linebacker!!! i have a theory. if cool looking gear gets you to wear gear,i'm down with that. better than trying to look cool with no gear. imo icon is allright by me. my kbc dark zombie is another story
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:02 PM   #34
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I dont wanna steal the thread but I've been contemplating buying one of the icon vests...not to replace my jacket mind you but to wear under...anyone have any feedback good/bad?
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:12 PM   #35
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To me Icon is like buying a hjc helment ! I just wouldn't do it !
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:29 PM   #36
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You should look into the Scorpion Helmets! they compare in quality to top brands like Aria and Shoei and they retail for half the price! Not to mention they have some sweet designs!!!

as far as gloves, I would look at the AlpineStars, I just got me a pair of the octanes, and man, i can totally tell a big difference in quality from my old joe rockets that started ripping after 6 months of use!

jackets i dont have much experience with ... still riding around in my joe rocket mesh, which is still holding up ok. but im in the market for an alpinestars leather now for the winter
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #37
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I have Icon boots. 2 years and holding up well. They will be replaced soon, but are still in good condition (other than they are not white anymore). Have never been down in them, but so far 11000 miles of riding and countless hours of hanging out in them and not a stitch, loose thread, broken clasp, nothing.

Cannot say too much about their other stuff as I have had no experience with it.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:03 PM   #38
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To me Icon is like buying a hjc helment ! I just wouldn't do it !
But I must admit I really like the HJC AC-12 Carbon, I would actually purchase it. I also like the graphics on Icons "death from above" scheme...but I wouldn't buy it.
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