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Sometimes the best way forward is back. Craftsmanship and technologies, once abandoned, can be reexamined and repurposed. The Icon 1000 Turnbuckle uses such refound tech to its advantage. Custom knit forchettes, circa-OG MX gloves, provide uncompromised fit & feel. When paired with a French cowhide chassis and fingertips, the Turnbuckle provides a handheld barricade against asphalt intrusion. D3O armor integrated into the main knuckle furthers the riding legitimacy of the Turnbuckle platform. What’s old is new again.
D3O Armor in knuckles
Abrasion resistant premium grade French cowhide chassis
Soft and Beautiful Glory
I Ordered the 1000 Turnbuckle in the Glory colour-way to go with my 1000 Elsinore Glory boots, and what a winning combo that turned out to be! I have had a couple different pairs of Icon gloves and liked them a lot, but the Turnbuckle took Icon gloves to a whole other level for me. The colour and design is so classic yet the quality and fit are cutting edge.
The leather in the glove is beautiful and incredibly supple; I felt confident at the controls the second I laid hands on the grips. Then, once at speed, my typically sweaty hands were greeted with refreshing airflow down the sides of my fingers, keeping me dry and comfortable. One feature I really like is how the wristband on the Turnbuckle pinches in a little. This feature, added to the adjustable wrist strap, makes the gloves feel very tailored and premium - they fit like a dream.
I consider myself to have slightly below average palm size so I tend to not order gloves online. Of course, Revzilla eases any worries about sizing with their return policies so I ordered without any hesitation. When I tried on the glove for the first time however, I was very very happy. The fit is incredible (and feels tailored, like I said), the materials feel so nice against your skin, there aren't any seams threads tags folds or anything on the inside of the fingers or anywhere else that could bother you or make wearing them a pain. This is a fantastic glove.
In terms of protection, well I'd only be speculating. The D30 on the top is unobtrusive even when gripping your bars, but since the whole glove feels so soft and form-fitting, it's hard to imagine how much protection they actually have. Maybe this isn't a criticism towards the gloves but a nod to Icon's ability to marry the protection we need and the premium fit and style that we want more and more... If the 1000 Turnbuckle is still available in the future in new, trendy and classic colour-ways, I don't think I'll be able to resist!
June 18, 2013
Very soft. Style is matching my Americana style bike.
June 3, 2013
Good with minor flaws.
These gloves are good. The design/color of these are great. Comfort is good, and feel is okay. There are two things that annoy me a little. 1. The gloves are not true white, they are more of a light grey. 2. The gloves aren't as easy to take off as my other Icons.
February 15, 2013
comfortable, well built glove
The glove is very well made. I particularly like the design of the finger tips. I think they feel a tad tight in the fingers, but I expect the knit finger gussets will loosen up a bit with more wear. Some more padding in the palm would be nice, but overall I am satisfied with the purchase. I bought the "Glory" version and I have definitely had a lot of comments on them - some positive, but most not-so-much...but I don't care, I think they look pretty cool. Though I would like to see Icon produce a brown version to match my Elsinore boots which I also purchased from Revzilla.
October 15, 2012
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