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Old 04-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Gear choices for Summer time?

Summer is coming up fast (temp wise it feels like its on us) and I was wondering what your gear preferences are? Let me know what you plan on running this summer, I would like a better idea of summer gear that is out there.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Ive got Joe Rocket Textile Gloves, and a Joe Rocket Textiles Jacket, Joe Rocket Street Boots and I stay pretty cool while riding. A little hot at the lights. No way I can wear my alpinestar leather anymore
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I've used a black leather non perforated jacket the past few summers, but it's been . Going to pick up either an Ride Smart Taichi GMX Motion or one of two fully perf'ed A* jackets soon. I'm one of those people that believe if it's too hot for leather then it's too hot to ride though. Everything else like my gauntlet gloves, helmet, boots, and knee protection stay the same.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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I use my Arai Sinister helmet and specially designed "flow thru" clothing

this special gear is only recommended for the Experienced rider...

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Old 04-12-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Something to keep in mind when shopping for gear...
There is not a type of jacket that will be "cool" in Texas heat.
You could ride naked and it would still be hot.
That said, some perforation can help but the point is protecting your hide.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
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A good quality mesh jacket with an Under Armour t shirt amd some perforated leather gloves.
RPS 10 or Arai RXQ helmet and Sidi Cobra Air boots with Under Armour socks.
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Sparx helmet (eye brow vents rock) or HJC FS15
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Non-freeway/local rides, Joe Rocket mesh jacket with perfed leather arms and no shin/knee gaurds.

I did just buy an ICON totally perfed leather jacket, so we'll see how that compares to the scorpion textile.
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I just picked up the new Dainese Air-Flux jacket ($199 at cyclegear... i'm sure the site sponsors can get it for you cheaper or for the same)... its one of the lightest meshes I've ever worn and it flows air as well as physically possible... I've had the joe rocket mesh and currently have the scorpion mesh and this flows better...
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you are going to be hot in texas... like patrick suggested the under armor does help.. i have the shirt and padded shorts as well as the one piece that i wear under my leathers at the track. what ever you put on, on top, use the under armor, it will keep you cooler and drier feeling.
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you are going to be hot in texas... like patrick suggested the under armor does help.. i have the shirt and padded shorts as well as the one piece that i wear under my leathers at the track. what ever you put on, on top, use the under armor, it will keep you cooler and drier feeling.
Is there under armor underwear? Cause the worst thing about summers in Texas is the ball gravy!
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Is there under armor underwear? Cause the worst thing about summers in Texas is the ball gravy!
Yep. You can also use something like gold bond powder or anti monkeybutt to absorb a lot of the moisture.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #13
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A good base that wicks your sweat will make the biggest difference as others have said. You can have the best ventilation possible, but if your base doesn't allow your sweat to evaporate you'll be hotter than you could be.
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Joe Rocket makes a great textile jacket, never makes me hot. And has a zip in liner that keeps me warm at night.
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I have a vented Z1R textile jacked, but the top half of my Teknic one piece leather suit vents better. Planning on getting a vented leather jacket. Maybe Teknic as the suit vents so well. Also wear Teknic Chicane gloves - always.
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Is there under armor underwear? Cause the worst thing about summers in Texas is the ball gravy!
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they are cooler than regular underware and give added protection
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I've used a black leather non perforated jacket the past few summers, but it's been . Going to pick up either an Ride Smart Taichi GMX Motion or one of two fully perf'ed A* jackets soon. I'm one of those people that believe if it's too hot for leather then it's too hot to ride though. Everything else like my gauntlet gloves, helmet, boots, and knee protection stay the same.
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I have a vented Z1R textile jacked, but the top half of my Teknic one piece leather suit vents better. Planning on getting a vented leather jacket. Maybe Teknic as the suit vents so well. Also wear Teknic Chicane gloves - always.
I have a Teknic Violator jacket that is perforated. It is amazing at venting. I have had this jacket for about four years now! It's great.

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