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Old 06-14-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Opinions on "Bionic" gear for street duty

In my quest to look more like a strom trooper on my motard Im thinkin of getting this...that and its scorching outside

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...m=EVS_G5NC-S_G


Whats your opinions on wearing this on the street. It would be used to and from work (25miles each way on I-45) and on hooligan street/dirt rides.

You think it would hold up in a concrete fall/slide? To me it seems like it would take an impact and slide pretty well like "body sliders" for lack of a better term


Also gonna pick up this Helmet

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Oh and compare the jacket to a cheap $99 Frank Thomas mesh jacket im wearing now in this heat....
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My opinion is it leaves too much skin exposed. Sure there's armor on the big pointy areas (elbows, shoulders, etc.) but lots of skin protected by a T-shirt doesn't seem like a good idea.
One thing I like to point out is..

When it's 95deg and 90% humidity you could ride NAKED and still be hot. Better to cool off when you get there than spend a couple weeks getting skin grafts, then healing for 6 months.
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true there is a lot of skin exposed, BUT. the skin that is exposed is not necessarily points that would easily be in contact with pavement. Looks to me that most of the key/vital areas are protected. I dig the helmet, reminds me of master chief on Halo,lol.
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My opinion is it leaves too much skin exposed. Sure there's armor on the big pointy areas (elbows, shoulders, etc.) but lots of skin protected by a T-shirt doesn't seem like a good idea.
One thing I like to point out is..

When it's 95deg and 90% humidity you could ride NAKED and still be hot. Better to cool off when you get there than spend a couple weeks getting skin grafts, then healing for 6 months.
I see what your saying but my thinking is with this guy below

I wouldnt wanna find out the truth though

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true there is a lot of skin exposed, BUT. the skin that is exposed is not necessarily points that would easily be in contact with pavement. Looks to me that most of the key/vital areas are protected. I dig the helmet, reminds me of master chief on Halo,lol.
Thats my kind of thinking really.....And Im comparing this to my lamo Frank Thomas Mesh jacket thats kind of loose and would prbably just come right off my body anyway
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I don't see any skin exposed... Am I looking at the same armor? It has mesh on everywhere other than the protective pads...
I don't think that's mesh, I believe the model/mannequin has a long sleeved shirt under the armor.
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that shirt comes with the armor.

holds up great. usually under a jersey. when i crashed the other day it was in just that. it held up excellent.
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I don't think that's mesh, I believe the model/mannequin has a long sleeved shirt under the armor.
Yea its mesh...almost like a sweat whicking jersey mesh material
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what if i were trying to pat my head and rub my belly in a circle?
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what if i were trying to pat my head and rub my belly in a circle?
you'd fall over because of centrifical gravity..... duh!!!
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Then your would be exposed and Azylum would be in the picture... in a bad way.
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Yea its mesh...almost like a sweat whicking jersey mesh material
I stand corrected but the point remains, it leaves a lot of skin available for concrete removal.
It's not a bad choice, I'm just giving my humble opinion.
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One of the things I posted was fact, the rest were just opinions.
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Before you read my opinion on the OPs suggestion I should say that I wear Olympia motorsports AST-2 (eye violating atomic yellow) and ranger over pants whenever I ride.

As for the impact rigs; the primary survivability problems of most incidents is usually blunt force trauma or hyper extension (primarily of the neck). Impact rigs will reduce the felt loads on the body and reduce permanent debilitating injuries. Although road rash will be the most painful experience you may ever enjoy it is not usually life threatening. If the impact rig is held in place only by the mesh jersey it's junk for the street. If it has its own harness that is not made from flimsy mesh then It could keep you alive in an unfortunate incident.

Still if we were really concerned with safety we would never leave the house.

My .02c? Man up and take the heat with some real gear. Armor plus abrasion resistance. I do agree that it would look cool; well unless you have the body of tron man.
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btw, that's a really good price on that G5...I was just looking up dealer cost for this, and this is below normal dealer cost.
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