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Old 08-30-2011, 12:12 PM   #21
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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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just got a cycle gear catalog in the mail yesterday....$40 for a LArge gear bag...normally $100. I think I'm ordering it.
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Instead of buying that cheap gopher skin, go for some decent used kit.

Just a thought.

I have gone down a few times at the track and faired ok in the skin department. In the bone department, not so much. I can vouch for Berik.
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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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Old 08-30-2011, 02:10 PM   #26
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just got a cycle gear catalog in the mail yesterday....$40 for a LArge gear bag...normally $100. I think I'm ordering it.
To carry your knee brace in? lol
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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.

why take a any risk, just buy some good used gear
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Its better than nothing, and probably worth the cost if you're not sure you want to do a lot of track riding.

Wouldn't want to count on it too much though.
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why take a any risk, just buy some good used gear
Easier said than done. I am also leaning towards the BiLT to tide me over until I'm able to upgrade.
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YOU FUGGER!!!! I'll be back in the saddle soon enough.
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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.
I slid and wore a big hole right through the back side of my spidy leathers. They have been crashen more times than I know.
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I have had nothing but used leather gear cept for my a-star gloves. They have a hole in the nuckle and wear on the palm.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #34
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I had to buy a spare helmet this weekend. ( i got a bilt $59) I can say is that
-it feels very light.
-fits snug.
-the visor kinda sucks.. something about it just doesnt feel right.
-ventilation is good but not great.
- I read (reviews) they fog up quick. (prob ventilation problem as well)
- it feels cheap (what do you expect...)

bottom line for $59 is better than no gear at all. but i feel safer in my Scorpion EXO. too early to make further comment. you can borrow it anytime if you want to test ( size XL)

I believe your best bet is to make an educated purchase and buy the best you can afford. used gear is a good idea too.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:45 PM   #35
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any gear is better than no gear....but.. uh. no I would not buy those leathers or their helmet or their gloves....I think I would wait and save up some, and be checking on used leathers in the mean time.. you never know when something will come up....
you can always rent leathers for track day until you can get a good quality set...(not the same as super expensive)
I like cycle gear and like some of their employees and i do spend some money there... but not on their store brand stuff....
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I look at their stuff as equivelant to the older joe Rocket mesh stuff. It will work...once.

If you are ok with it, then go for it.

I would recommend buying used good gear if price is the main limiting factor. Take a look at teknic gear

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=7609

Non perf, but good stuff with a good price point.

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I have a used sock, normal price is 19.99

i am selling it for 75% off, only 4.99

STOCK UP NOW

ok really, obviously this is the old frank thomas mfg, so what happens to the 5 year warantee when they change their name again next year?

on that note, I bought the track boots for $69 or whatever, and they feel totally flimsy, especially in the ankle.

I feel like my leather hiking boots protect way better then those Built boots

and the velcro on the built gloves I got is falling off after just a few months.

but hay, if you couldn't afford all that gear otherwise, it's better than nothing
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I bought 2, seems decent....5yr warranty
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:09 PM   #39
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If you're just commuting and no aggressive riding id buy their stuff. If you ride hard and need quality protection id stay away. I would only think about using their suit at a track like GSS which isnt very fast. MSRH and TWS (Texas World Speedway) id be wearing something that'll hold at high speeds.
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How does Cortech suits compare to others? I think the price is reasonable.

It says it is dbl & trpl stitched. Don't know exactly what to look for in a suit.

http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/cata...-p-296_67.html

Cheaper @ C.T.
http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...8991-0135-04_G
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