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Old 02-21-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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Spartan Charge 2.0 Custom leathers

So Jeff (Pyrogenic) and I are doing our first track day this year. I know they rent leathers at the track but I also know that I have an odd shaped body. My legs are that of a 5'5" man while my torso is that of a 6'2" man. There is nothing over the counter in the way of a one piece suite that will ever fit me. So I have decided to go the custom route with Spartan Leathers.

Spartan Leathers Web Site: http://www.spartanleathers.com

I decided to go with their NEW ( I am the first to get this version ) entry level suit named Spartan Charge v2.0 introduces Jan. 1, 2011. These are made of 1.4mm premium grade cowhide leather. This suit is $699 all inclusive. What does all inclusive mean? Well... Are you 350 pounds and need a suit custom designed to fit you? That is included. Want your name on the back? That is included. Want perforated (large or small) leather? That is included. Want a back hump? Big or small? That is included. Want to custom design the colors on your suit? That is included. $699 no mater what you decide to do to it. Armor is the only thing that can increase price. I ordered a T-Pro CE Lvl 2 back protector as an add-on for $100.

They have a worksheet of measurements you need to take. They build the suit based on your measurements. My wife and I ended up taking all the measurements ourselves..

I have heard nothing but great reviews on these and Dave, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. He noticed a few odd measurements on my order and encouraged me to re-check them. Sure enough , initial measurements were off.

I ordered mine all black, with a large back hump, small perforations and my forum name on the back. I could not be happier with the results. The suit looks great and is exactly how I imagined it. The leather is soft and supple and almost already feels broken in. Only tight part is on my forearms but that will not take any time to break in.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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I'm suprised they makes suits that fit people who are 11' 7" tall.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #5
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I'm suprised they makes suits that fit people who are 11' 7" tall.
They use the extra large cows for that. Fortunately I am only 5'10 but have Fred Flinstone legs.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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so you can design the colors too!
You got it. Go nuts with the colors.
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How is the stitching done?
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:38 PM   #10
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How is the stitching done?
Multiple stitch using Coats high strength bonded nylon thread. The high end suits use a rolled triple stitch.

Complete description for the suit I ordered is here:
http://www.spartanleathers.com/main/...44f46gfreoma71
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #11
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Spartan Leathers Charge 2.0 2 piece suit was just featured on Web Bike World....
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/spart...-race-suit.htm

They do make a great suit!
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #12
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I've heard nothing but great things about these suits. Congrats.
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