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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Magnum Sidewinder Combat Hpi MultiCam®

Magnum Sidewinder Combat Hpi MultiCam® has arrived. Snugly packed in a doubled layered box, the Magnum Sidewinder Combat Hpi MultiCam® is indeed a sight for sore eyes for boot users when you first set your eyes upon this beautiful boot. BTW Congratulations to Magnum Boots for winning the SATRA Award for the Magnum Sidewinder Combat Hpi MultiCam® Boots.
 Essential equipment indeed.....
 Quality of the exterior of the boot is impressive. I have owned several pairs of tactical & riding boots but I was impressed with the detailed MultiCam® print on the Magnum Sidewinder. Even the Vibram sole has the MultiCam® pattern imprinted. Even the eyelets follows the color scheme and is consistent with the MultiCam® pattern. Will make spotting me more difficult in the play field.

 The Vibram sole is nicely printed with the MultiCam® pattern and is super grippy.
 Can tell that Magnum is a company that prides itself with great products of exceptional quality when its Chairman Frank Van Wezel greets you with a personalized message and leaves his e-mail address on the cover of the box.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact

The Cyclops just got new shoes just as she clocks in at 31,700km on the odometer in a form of Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact for both front and back tires. The Z8 is a touring 3 zone 2 compound tire which is designed for mileage and traction in wet and dry conditions.

The Z8 boast of a new High Silica compound with Nano particles ensures performance and safety in all weather conditions.

 Rear tire looks similar to the M5 but with more grooves. With Multi Zone Tension Steel Belt features a higher stiffness than textile and this allows the reduction of the tire weight. Steel radial belt reduces the dynamic deformation of the tyre under centrifugal forces giving  the tyre an excellent high-speed stability. Thanks to the more uniform heat distribution, mileage is increased and wear characteristics are more uniform

Monday, December 2, 2013

Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact usage update...

Its been slightly more than a year after switching over to the Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact and 9000Km later. the M5 is still rock solidwith about 5% left on the threads.

Maximum wear within the 2 & 3 tire wear indicator areas as I have used the bike primarily for day to day work and where the roads are high in traffic and relatively straight with minimum chances for lean angles. Will need to change the M5 soon maybe to another more cost effective set of touring tires. Experience has been tip top throughout the 1 year span utilizing the M5 only reason why I will not be returning for another pair is the high price of the M5 in Malaysia.