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Old 04-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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That gear sucks, but at 50% off I find myself tempted.
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BILT gear is better than no gear at all...

No excuse for the Squids anymore
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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that, I would rather buy a used AlpineStars for the same priced as a used cheap one. Actually what I did.


If its anything like FT , I will pass.

I let a friend borrow a brand new set of FT leahters and he went down on turn 10 going like 40. Those leathers came apart like paper mache in water.

And I suspect they are very similar.
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I might not love dem hoes... but even my cheap would feel bad slipping a bilt helmet on a girl.
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yeah i was a noob when i buy my bilt helmet and lethe first to say me be they FCUKIN SUCK FOGG UP EVERYTIME YOU STOP I CAN WAIT TO GET A NEW LID
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yeah i was a noob when i buy my bilt helmet and lethe first to say me be they FCUKIN SUCK FOGG UP EVERYTIME YOU STOP I CAN WAIT TO GET A NEW LID
Lol stop heavy breathing everytime you see a girl at a light.

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+1, and for $70 pair of boots beat tennis shoes or Converse any day.

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I let a friend borrow a brand new set of FT leahters and he went down on turn 10 going like 40. Those leathers came apart like paper mache in water.
This has also happened to a $1,000 Dainese suit.
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has anyone riding the talking wagon worn any of this gear other than the guy with the visor that fogs up? Some of these uneducated posts remind me of the early hyosung talk around here. Cali gets a hyosung and posts educated, hands on, fact based reviews and suddenly hyosungs are ok with the threadbashing groupies(and some of us with industry knowledge supported them from the start)? I could be mistaken but I thought I read that the BILT gear has lifetime guarantee? BILT might not be top tier merchandise but it definitely has a place in the market.

Better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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has anyone riding the talking wagon worn any of this gear other than the guy with the visor that fogs up? Some of these uneducated posts remind me of the early hyosung talk around here. Cali gets a hyosung and posts educated, hands on, fact based reviews and suddenly hyosungs are ok with the threadbashing groupies(and some of us with industry knowledge supported them from the start)? I could be mistaken but I thought I read that the BILT gear has lifetime guarantee? BILT might not be top tier merchandise but it definitely has a place in the market.

Better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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has anyone riding the talking wagon worn any of this gear other than the guy with the visor that fogs up? Some of these uneducated posts remind me of the early hyosung talk around here. Cali gets a hyosung and posts educated, hands on, fact based reviews and suddenly hyosungs are ok with the threadbashing groupies(and some of us with industry knowledge supported them from the start)? I could be mistaken but I thought I read that the BILT gear has lifetime guarantee? BILT might not be top tier merchandise but it definitely has a place in the market.

Better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
yeah yeah yeah, you and your logical thinking.
No place for that here, buddy!
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has anyone riding the talking wagon worn any of this gear other than the guy with the visor that fogs up? Some of these uneducated posts remind me of the early hyosung talk around here. Cali gets a hyosung and posts educated, hands on, fact based reviews and suddenly hyosungs are ok with the threadbashing groupies(and some of us with industry knowledge supported them from the start)? I could be mistaken but I thought I read that the BILT gear has lifetime guarantee? BILT might not be top tier merchandise but it definitely has a place in the market.

Better to remain quiet and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
NO on both accounts.

Those who were talking about hyosung are only hanging off of Calis' nuts because he is a popular member on MH. Remember this site is all about popularity and like high school everyone follows the popular crowd hoping for an "in".

Sorry Cali you're a cool guy, but it's the truth. Some of those may only respect you because of your popularity, others (like myself) respect you because you are an individual and we were raised to repect others. It doesn't hurt that you are an aimable (that's french btw) person who always takes time out to help others, furthering the respect the latter have for you.

Lower quality gear is better than no gear.

And used gear is better than none. But it is pretty gross because some gear cannot be properly sanitized without compromising the integrity of the materials.
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The stuff doesnt appear too bad. Granted, it isnt top quality, but it is decent low-end gear. Made well enough to do its job one time, and cheap enough that it wont cost much to replace it.

Hey - if its all someone can afford, I'd rather see him in that then nothing at all. For the infrequent rider, or the guy who only commutes, its just fine.

The high end stuff is made to be more comfortable and to help you survive high speed track crashes. For street use, at street speeds, for a 20-30 minute commute? Yeah - I'd wear it.
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Most people who wear only A*, or Dianese, or whomever, are usually seriously over-doing it, or just want to show off that they have the cash for the label. Some of the best gear in the world is from makers most of you have never heard of (anyone here even heard about Rukka?). Some of the best value gear is from brands a lot of you consider garbage.

Is Frank Thomas great? No - not really - but its on par with Tourmaster, Cortech and First Gear. Not as many features, not as well designed for comfort, but a good compromise. Same with BiLT. Its about in line with Tourmaster, Cortech, First Gear, and Shift in terms of quality, but priced less than FT.

Stuff doesn't need to be all that pricey. Think about it. The exterior shells are cordura - a relatively cheap fabric. Double or triple stitching doesn't cost that much more than single, and CE armor is CE armor. Where the real money comes from is marketing, design and comfort features - much like a helmet.
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NO on both accounts.

Those who were talking about hyosung are only hanging off of Calis' nuts because he is a popular member on MH. Remember this site is all about popularity and like high school everyone follows the popular crowd hoping for an "in".

Sorry Cali you're a cool guy, but it's the truth. Some of those may only respect you because of your popularity, others (like myself) respect you because you are an individual and we were raised to repect others. It doesn't hurt that you are an aimable (that's french btw) person who always takes time out to help others, furthering the respect the latter have for you.

Lower quality gear is better than no gear.

And used gear is better than none. But it is pretty gross because some gear cannot be properly sanitized without compromising the integrity of the materials.
I'm pretty sure you fukcin nailed it!!!!! It seems as if the ignorant (or would some of you prefer the term uneducated) people seem to simply regurgitate what others say just to raise their post count, even if the material they are regurgitating isn't based on solid evidence. What's that old saying about the power of stupid people in large numbers? nevermind. . .
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