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Old 08-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #1
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So, with the purchase of a new bike sometime soon here, I was also thinking of getting some new gear...

I got home and saw the new Cycle Gear mag...

I know some have said to get good gear you have to pay the price, but just how bad is it...or how big is the quality..

These prices are hard to just brush off!


Leather suit: 299.99 they throw in free boots

Two piece: Leather Jacket- 169.99 Leather pants - 129.99 and they'll throw in track leather gloves, a 59.99 pair...

Depending on the quality, the two piece would make the most sense to me, since I need new gloves and I ride street mostly, but I also plan on doing more track days...


Oh yeah, and the helmets are 59.99...

Have any of you guys here have had experience with the BiLT that could help me in deciding what to buy... I know this is in the same. Neighborhood as frank thomas, and I see a lot of those track suits out there.

Thanks in advance.
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I was thinking about the 1pc for the track since I'm not too worried about actual protection. I need it more because it is a requirement. Still on the fence myself. Saw a girl at gss with them on, they look nice
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Beats no gear. But go into the store some of it looks a lot different than in the magazine but a few things look decent. Like versatile said good inexpensive way to get a 1 piece track suit.
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So, with the purchase of a new bike sometime soon here, I was also thinking of getting some new gear...

I got home and saw the new Cycle Gear mag...

I know some have said to get good gear you have to pay the price, but just how bad is it...or how big is the quality..

These prices are hard to just brush off!


Leather suit: 299.99 they throw in free boots

Two piece: Leather Jacket- 169.99 Leather pants - 129.99 and they'll throw in track leather gloves, a 59.99 pair...

Depending on the quality, the two piece would make the most sense to me, since I need new gloves and I ride street mostly, but I also plan on doing more track days...


Oh yeah, and the helmets are 59.99...

Have any of you guys here have had experience with the BiLT that could help me in deciding what to buy... I know this is in the same. Neighborhood as frank thomas, and I see a lot of those track suits out there.

Thanks in advance.
The speeds you pull at the track...you should be able to just wear your panty hose


If it were me I wouldnt buy any of that
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:49 PM   #7
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I was thinking about the 1pc for the track since I'm not too worried about actual protection. I need it more because it is a requirement. Still on the fence myself. Saw a girl at gss with them on, they look nice
I'm kinda on the same boat here...I'm really not overly concern with an injury at the track, so the suit seems fitting

Now on the street, I think I'll still wear my AGV leather Jacket...

Though the built looks aight..
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The speeds you pull at the track...you should be able to just wear your panty hose


If it were me I wouldnt buy any of that
You shut your mouth, you're starting to sound like dinosaur


One day oldman, I'm gonna pass your at the track, even if it's in the pits as you're exitin...
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Their leathers aren't that bad, and I've seen them upclose, I have a pair of their gloves and they are actually quite good.

As for the helmets......I wouldn't buy one, they REALLY are cheap, the liner is actually quite abrasive, or maybe I've been pampered by my RPS-10.

I'd say get their suit and gloves, and hunt for a decent pair of boots (I have a pair for sale but they're 12 )

What size helmet do you wear?
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I was thinking about the 1pc for the track since I'm not too worried about actual protection. I need it more because it is a requirement. Still on the fence myself. Saw a girl at gss with them on, they look nice
wow, really


your not worried about actual protection


you will be if you go down....
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Their leathers aren't that bad, and I've seen them upclose, I have a pair of their gloves and they are actually quite good.

As for the helmets......I wouldn't buy one, they REALLY are cheap, the liner is actually quite abrasive, or maybe I've been pampered by my RPS-10.

I'd say get their suit and gloves, and hunt for a decent pair of boots (I have a pair for sale but they're 12 )

What size helmet do you wear?
I'm good on boots...My SiDi boots are still really good...I only mentioned the boots cuz they were giving them away with the purchase, so why not use them.

I'm more needing gloves and track suit or a newer leather jacket...Motorcycles Unlimited AGV is still holding good, but you've seen how ugly it is..

I figure since I'm getting something a little more shiny than what my other bike was I might aswell look slick too (slicker than the dude with the thing on his eye)
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wow, really


your not worried about actual protection


you will be if you go down....
I don't think he means it like you took it...he is concern, but feels at the track there is a bit more level of control and more times than others, people low side...Usually those are a little less painful...
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...hey bro, think about it for a ... i mean, a sec..

if they're cheap.. wouldn't you think they use cheap materials?.....

how about cheap labor..? and then... again... cheap materials, translate to not durable..

... me, i wouldn't trust that cheap stuff.. i mean, i am not talking about some dainese suit and .. but at least some more upscale.. like alpine (which i don't even like) or joe rocket stuff.. is not expensive, but you can tell when comparing quality...

they give you boots?? come on bro, how much is a pair of boots? what do they get from this? dont they want your money??

I sure as want my protection!

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I have dealt with this manufacturer a year ago, my idea was to have them make leather jackets for our riding group as a gift so i told them that I wanted kangaroo leather and double stitching on every part of the jacket, 4 months later they sent me 10 sample prototypes representative of the quality of the future runs.... needless to say, the leather (which i paid for in advance) is top notch but the stitching and the way these jackets are put together are really crappy. I opened the first box and didnt bother to open the rest of the boxes! I sure like to save money but when it comes to protection and safety i really cant put a price tag to that.

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I have dealt with this manufacturer a year ago, my idea was to have them make leather jackets for our riding group as a gift so i told them that I wanted kangaroo leather and double stitching on every part of the jacket, 4 months later they sent me 10 sample prototypes representative of the quality of the future runs.... needless to say, the leather (which i paid for in advance) is top notch but the stitching and the way these jackets are put together are really crappy. I opened the first box and didnt bother to open the rest of the boxes! I sure like to save money but when it comes to protection and safety i really cant put a price tag to that.

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, that sux... So the material is good the assembly sucks?
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, that sux... So the material is good the assembly sucks?
Yes, the leather is really good, thicker and softer than alpinestars, but really bad assembly!
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Yes, the leather is really good, thicker and softer than alpinestars, but really bad assembly!
If only....


Thanks for the info man
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i dont know exactly what model gloves they were, but i bought some bilt gauntlets for like $80 and they saved my hands. the knuckles were scratched up and some of the stitching did come apart so they are no good now but i have no road rash on my hands or broken bones/fingers.
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probly good one time use stuff.. not the helmet though..
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I don't think he means it like you took it...he is concern, but feels at the track there is a bit more level of control and more times than others, people low side...Usually those are a little less painful...

so if you low side its ok to be wearing a cheaper and less protective gear?


have you ever slid across the pavment before?
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so if you low side its ok to be wearing a cheaper and less protective gear?


have you ever slid across the pavment before?
it's not like wearing nothing. chances are you'll be off the pavement into the grass before there's a chance of the stitching coming apart and you still have your boots, helmet and gloves protecting you. Plus the suits are designed to have more armor on places likely to touch pavement. It's still a risk, that is understood, but a calculated risk.
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