Ladies, my friend Todd from Heroic Racing is dedicated to making the best 1-piece and 2-piece suits, as well as race gloves and boots for women who live to race or ride motorcycles. Todd designs suits and gloves for many women who race professionally in the US and all over the world. I've seen his work and it's quite amazing. He's selling boots and gloves on closeout at some of the best prices you'll see for comparable race boots/gloves. Or if you're simply looking for a stronger boot and/or glove for road riding, you'll want to consider a pair of Heroics. A comparable glove would be the Held Phantoms. And a comparable boot would be the Sidi Vertigo Lei without the pink. :) And for my environmentally friendly friends, both the Vertigos and the HRAs are made of Lorica, so you can be happy wearing them knowing that no cows were harmed in the creation of your boots.
Model: Heroic HRA/180
Retail $220, Sale $180
Colors: black or white
Sizes: 36-42 (roughly US Womens 6 - 10)
Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to try them on, but Todd told me they run small with a very Euro fit, so you want to order a size larger than you normally would. I'm a 37 and a US7 so I'd order a 38.
- Non slip sole
- Comfortable foot bed
- Forward flexing ankle chassis
- Shifter guard
- Heel slider protection
- Removable toe slider
- TPU surround for upper boot protection
- Air injection ports
- Fully perforated Lorica (synthetic leather, fully vegan!)
Model: Heroic SP-R Gloves
Msrp $265, Sale $160!
Colors: black or white
Sizes: 7 - 9 (small - large). I fit a 7 perfectly and I'm generally a small in women's gloves, as well as a 6.5 in Held.
-Full kangaroo hide
-Stingray fish buckles, hand sliders, palm sliders
-GP Pinkie - finger protection during crash
-HEROIC Articulated Fingers - Keeps fingers in Racecurl
-Kangaroo Thumb deflector - keeps hand buckle from getting damaged in wreck
-Fully stitched with Kevlar and bonded Nylon - ultimate threading
-HEROIC Logo with shock protection memory foam.
-Extra inch of gauntlet from predecessor
-These gloves received 2WheelTuner Editors Choice in their 2009 Glove Guide.
Featuring Kangaroo leather and Stingray hyde. Stingray is supposedly stronger than leather. I say supposedly because I haven't crashed in a pair. But, based on what I"ve seen of post crash leathers, it's one of the best options available. I've tried these on and they're very different from similar race gloves in that the seams on the palms are sewn so that it feels extra articulated for riding position. As soon as you put your hand in, your fingers have nowhere to go except down around your handgrip. Generally speaking, any real protective glove should fit the best around the handgrip and it should be really really uncomfortable do make a high five or a fist.
The wrist protection is fully covered and you can be sure that your hands are going to be safe and sound, surrounded by the heavenly feel of kangaroo leather and stingray hide. Oooo. Aaaa. Ohhhh.
How to Buy: If you're interested in ordering either of these you can only get this price by emailing sales at heroicracing dot com and telling them I sent you. :-)