Speed & Strength: Speed Shop Gear

SS600 Helmet


Speed Shop is a graphic from Speed & Strength that they have incorporated on several new pieces of gear, including: the Speed and Strength SS600 helmet, Speed Shop Jacket, and Speed Shop Boots. We’ve already reviewed the SS600 Helmet, and we dig the vintage look and feel that Speed and Strength has incorporated into it’s design. The Speed Shop Jacket and Boots are definitely no exception.



The Speed Shop Jacket has the same ‘distressed’ look as the helmet, with its worn, classic looking leather and waist adjustment buckles. Made with a 1.0-1.1mm premium cowhide leather frame and a removable, insulated vest liner for colder rides, this jacket is durable and can be altered to accommodate personal comfort and fit. Removable Vault CE approved armor has been placed in the shoulders, elbows, and spine area. Belt loops have been included to allow for pants attachment, and reflective trim will help increase nighttime visibility.


The Speed & Strength Speed Shop Boots have been constructed with a synthetic leather PU upper, anti-slip rubber out-sole, and molded toe and ankle reinforcements for safety. The Lockdown adjusters will allow you to have the best fit, and have been decorated with metal buckles. The side zip entry makes the boots easy to remove, or put on.

The Speed & Strength Speed Shop gear set is for the rider who likes the appeal of vintage apparel with a contemporary edge. For more information about the Speed Shop gear, Speed and Strength, or to see our wide selection of motorcycle helmets, jackets, and boots, check out our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!


Speed & Strength Moto Mercenary Gear

The definition of ‘Mercenary’ is: “ A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army”, and with the all new Moto Mercenary gear from Speed & Strength, you’re sure to feel like a warrior thanks to this edgy apparel and tough graphic. The Moto Mercenary gear consists of two helmet models (SS300 & SS1100), Riding shoes, T-shirt, and an Armored hoody.


Speed & Strength SS300 Moto Mercenary Helmet


The SS300 is a shorty style helmet; built with Speed and Strength’s A.T.P.A. (Advanced Thermo-poly Alloy Shell). This helmet meets/exceeds DOT standards. There is a double D-ring chin strap which provides a secure closure, and an ear protector has been included for colder rides. A three snap shorty visor has also been included for a little extra sun protection. This helmet has been emblazoned with the formidable “Moto Mercenary” graphic; stars and devious, grinning skulls over a matte black base.

Speed & Strength SS1100 Moto Mercenary Helmet


The SS1100 is a full face helmet model, also made with an A.T.P.A. shell that is both lightweight and supplies increased impact resistance. The helmet meets/exceeds both DOT and ECE 22-05 standards. Helmets that have both certifications tend to offer an exceptional level of realistic protection. The interior of the SS1100 Moto Mercenary has been lined with ‘Cool-Core’ material; a removable, washable, moisture-wicking fabric that will help riders stay dry and comfortable. The SS1100 has an AirStrike Direct Course Ventilation System with adjustable, and strategically placed intake vents and integrated cooling channels in the EPS liner, and provides maximum airflow through the helmet. The helmet also has a Lock N’ Load shield replacement system, which is a quick release lever that allows for quick and easy, tool-less shield changes. The faceshield has been made with Speed & Strength’s ‘All Clear Sight System’ which is optically correct, anti-scratch, anti-fog, and UV resistant. This system allows for both clear vision and eye protection. For security, there is a Speed Strap Quick Release Chin Strap for a fast and convenient way to securely fasten and unfasten the chin strap.

Side View


Speed & Strength Moto mercenary T-Shirt


For casual wear, Speed & Strength has added the Moto Mercenary T-Shirt. Made from 100% cotton, this short sleeve shirt is perfect for any casual occasion. It’s comfortable fit and stylish, flat screen logos, make this t-shirt look and feel great.

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Speed & Strength Moto mercenary Shoes


The Moto Mercenary Riding Shoes have been made to look like a casual sneaker; and while these shoes have been given the same amount of comfort as your favorite sneaks, they also have some premium protective features. Made with perforated leather and suede upper, the perforation will allow for air circulation. Engineered external PU protectors, and molded internal toe & ankle reinforcements will keep you covered in the event of an accident. Some other convenience features include: an anti-slip rubber sole that will allow for excellent grip; and an undercover lacing system, to keep your laces tucked and out of the way.


Speed & Strength Moto Mercenary Armored Hoody


Probably one of my favorite items in this gear line up is the Moto Mercenary Armored Hoody. This casual jacket has the look and feel of your favorite hoody, but still provides protection on the road. Its been made with an enzyme washed cotton poly-blend frame, and removable Vault CE approved armor has been placed in the shoulders and elbows, and a spine protector has been included as well. It’s raw edge seams give the jacket a rugged look, and the logos are premium 3D embroidered.

There are plenty of items to choose from in this gear line up that can be worn separately, or altogether depending on your personal style and preference. Whichever way you choose, when you wear a Moto Mercenary logo, people will know you’re a soldier for the road. For more information about the Moto Mercenary gear line up, Speed and Strength, and other riding jackets, riding shoes, and motorcycle helmet options, check out our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

Forma Ivory Waterproof Womens Touring Boots: Class & Style

These boots are for the woman who wants to ride in style. The Forma Ivory Waterproof Womens Touring Boots have been made with a specific ‘lady/touring’ compound, high heel rubber sole. With their ornamental bukles and classic design, these boots have a vintage flair that you’re sure to love. The interior of the boots have a personalized Forma Drytex tubular lining that is both waterproof and breathable. For protection, there are shin and ankle TPU molded plastic protectors, as well as a TPU Duel Flex midsole with anti-shock EVA foam, and soft polymer padding with memory foam. The footbed is replaceable, antibacterial, and has been incorporated with an Air Pump System; this will allow you to customize the fit and give you optimal, personalized comfort. The design of the Forma Ivory Waterproof Womens Touring Boots have been dedicated exclusively to women’s fit; guaranteed to look and feel great. For information about these boots, other Forma Boots, or to look at our wide selection of riding boots, check out our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

Icon Mens Super Duty 4 Boots

There are just some riders who prefer not to wear things that scream out ‘MOTORCYCLE GEAR’, but instead, prefer their gear to be comfortable, with a subtle design; and provide protection. If this sounds like you, then take a look at the Icon Mens Super Duty 4 Boots. At first glance, these might look like your typical work-boot, but with advanced protection features, The Super Duty 4 Boots are anything but typical. The Super Duty 4 have been made with a durable leather upper, an axial metric steel shank, as well as internal ankle protection. The slip resistant rubber sole will give you secure footing on the road, and the rubber interface shifter nubs make shifting a breeze. These boots have a secure closure , complete with a low profile lacing system. The laces are held in place by an aluminum positive lock buckle and an adjustable mid-foot stabilizer strap. Not only will these boots keep you safe on the road, but they look great both on and off the bike. To learn more about the Icon Mens Super Duty 4 Boots, Icon gear, and other motorcycle boot options, check out our website: CompetitionAccessories.com!

Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Boots are Stylin’ and Low-Profilin’

Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Mens Boots
Joe Rocket Velocity Boots

New from Joe Rocket for 2013:  The Joe Rocket Velocity Boots.  The Velocity V2X Boots own many characteristics of your everyday mid-top shoe.  This type of boot is geared more towards the street rider that needs some sportbike boot protection,  but nothing too bulky.  With these motorcycle boots,  you will have decent protection from abrasion for this type of ankle high construction.  Injection molded polymeric reinforcements,  replaceable toe sliders,  and an integrated injection molded heel armor will be the bulk of the safety measures.  It is obvious the ankle support will be minimal,  although,  the tradeoff will be for more comfort with easy shifting (low-pro toe box) and off the bike maneuverability.

The construction of the Joe Rocket Velocity boot is very unique.  These boots have a look that LeBron James might wear on the B-Ball court–  not recommended for the hardwood,  though.  Joe Rocket has given the Velocity V2X a low-profile toe box,  Joe Rocket Velocity V2X Shoeswhich should give you no trouble shifting gears.  I wish I had these in hand so I could let you know how they feel,  but we will have to keep you updated.  For 2013,  the Velocity V2X is joined by the Joe Rocket Big Bang 2.0 Boots.  Joe Rocket continues to produce nice motorcycle apparel at affordable prices.  The Joe Rocket V2X Boots retail for $139.99, which is fairly comparable to the Joe Rocket Super Street Boots that retail for $179.99.  If these are not your style,  maybe the work boot design of the Big Bang 2.0 will be more up your alley.  Check it out.  If you have any questions about anything motorcycle related,  drop us a comment.  Give us a call.  Send us an email.  Facebook us or Tweet us.  Send a letter.  We don’t mind.  We are here and willing  to help answer any of your motorcycle accessory questions.  For our full review,  click the video review below!