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Don't Be a Squid

By Maddie (Knowles) Johnson on Feb 20, 2024

If you’ve ever cringed as a gearless rider whizzes past you on the highway, you’ve witnessed a squid. Brought to you by the colorful world of motorcycle slang, the term “squid” refers to a particular type of...

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Motorcycle Therapy is Real

By Meghan Stark on Dec 27, 2023

Motorcyclists have long expressed that going for a ride is a stress reducing experience and essential for their mental wellness. But, when you’re vulnerably propelling yourself along the street ...

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Why Do We Wear Leather Riding Gloves?

By Maddie (Knowles) Johnson on Dec 18, 2023

As motorcyclists, we already know that safety is paramount. Our hands deserve no less protection than any other part of our bodies, which is why a high-quality pair of leather gloves is essential to every ri...

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How Your Motorcycle Gear is Actually Tested

By Maddie (Knowles) Johnson on Nov 20, 2023

Responsible motorcyclists know that safety has to be the top priority out on the road. While we can’t control how everyone else drives, we have control over how we ride and what we wear to protect ourselves....

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CORDURA® DENIM: The Perfect Blend for Riding in Safety & Style

By Maddie (Knowles) Johnson on Nov 07, 2023

Safety and comfort are paramount when it comes to riding gear. As motorcycle enthusiasts, we want apparel that not only looks and feels good but also offers us durability and protection out there on the road...

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Motocross Vs. Commuter Gear & Urban Protection

By Maddie Knowles on Aug 26, 2023

Riding a motorcycle demands the right gear for both safety and style. Whether you're zipping through city streets as a daily commuter or tearing up off-road tracks in motocross, choosing the right gear is just as important as the ride.

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Kevlar vs. UHMWPE: What's the Difference?

By Meghan Stark on Jun 01, 2023

Kevlar and UHMWPE (Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) are both high-performance synthetic fibers widely recognized for their exceptional strength-to-weight ratios and amazing resistance to impact and ...

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Motorcycle Safety Gear at Brewtown Rumble 2023

By Meghan Stark on May 30, 2023

We're excited to announce that Great Lake Supply Co. will be vending at Milwaukee's free motorcycle street festival Brewtown Rumble. The event is put on to raise funds for the BUILD Moto mentorship program a...

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What Are Moc-Toe Shoes?

By Maddie Knowles on Mar 30, 2023

If you’ve ever been in the market for a new pair of durable, long-lasting footwear, you’ve likely come across “moc-toe” shoes without even knowing it! Short for “moccasin toe,” moc-toes are typically made of...

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The History of Motorcycle Armor & How It Works

By Maddie Knowles on Mar 17, 2023

Motorcycle armor is a fundamental part of riding, but it hasn’t always been as protective as it is today. While motorcycle gear is almost as old as motorcycling itself, the CE Level 1 and 2 armor we’ve come ...

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What does EN 1621-1:2012 mean?

By Meghan Stark on Feb 28, 2023

This combination of letters and numbers might seem like nonsense, but it references important information relating to a product's CE rating. In this case, certified EN 1621-1:2012 means the product is design...

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What are the Most Common Motorcycle Accidents?

By Maddie Knowles on Dec 16, 2022

How to avoid the most common motorcycle injuries and fatal crashes As a motorcyclist, the last thing you want to have to think about is being injured in an accident. Thinking about the many ways in which you...

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