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Old 05-29-2013, 10:10 AM   #21
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Several reviewers on CG's website have reported zipper failures
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The zipper on mine broke after about 10 trackdays, but CG replaced the suit. I avoid taking it off and putting it back on again as much as possible during a trackday to avoid breaking it again, but I've done about 20 trackdays (without crashing, I'm slow) and they're ok for the price I guess.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #22
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Why not buy a used suit?
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Used doesn't mean wrecked. I've purchased a couple very nice suits "used" but in almost new condition. Save over 50% from new price and feel much safer
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:59 AM   #23
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Guess Ill chime in then. I was attracted to the bilt leathers due to the cheap price. I did a little research and the bilt leathers are something like .2 mm thinner than, say, an a* suit (1.2 mm vs 1.4 mm leather or something) Not sure how big of a deal it is. Umayrs suit (a*) feels sturdier than my bilt leathers - not a night and day difference, but still sturdier. If you can, save and get something better. If you're on a budget, I would say they will be fine until you upgrade. Overall the quality is not horrible and nothing has fallen apart yet. The zippers are not great quality. All stitching is still intact. Leather feels sturdy enough to survive a few crashes. However, I have not crashed in them so this is just my opinion. Overall I would give them a 3/5 rating. Fine for the street rider and novice track rider - again, just my opinion.

Edit: I posted without reading all the responses bc I'm lazy. Read them all and agree with what everyone above says too.
I bought Bilts leathers because of price. zippers are a major problem. I was crashed out at msrh sunday and the suit did its job. They are cheap and not as good as others. would not recommend them once you start moving into the upper classes. if i was going any faster than fast novice slow intermediate i think i would have been worse off. going to get better leather now.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Thanks for the replies.

I was looking at getting some leathers for track days, but I have realized I should probably wear something on weekend rides as well.

I mean on the SMR's it's not like I'm going 140 through a bend, but if I hit the road doing those speeds in my mesh jacket.......yeah that aint good.


I guess I'll look for a used suit or wait for a decent one to go on sale. My first track day I'll probably just take advantage of the free leathers and boots for first timers with ridesmart.

After that I know I'm going to be hooked (pretty much already am from the parade lap at MSRH) and I will invest in leathers.
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Thanks for the replies.

I was looking at getting some leathers for track days, but I have realized I should probably wear something on weekend rides as well.

I mean on the SMR's it's not like I'm going 140 through a bend, but if I hit the road doing those speeds in my mesh jacket.......yeah that aint good.


I guess I'll look for a used suit or wait for a decent one to go on sale. My first track day I'll probably just take advantage of the free leathers and boots for first timers with ridesmart.

After that I know I'm going to be hooked (pretty much already am from the parade lap at MSRH) and I will invest in leathers.
i can not express how much fun the track is. i went 3 times this weekend
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I had Frank Thomas and they did the job. Bilt would certainly be better than a mesh jacket and jeans
I guess I shouldnt believe what the guys said. sorry bud. I hope all is well.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #27
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Thanks for the replies.

I was looking at getting some leathers for track days, but I have realized I should probably wear something on weekend rides as well.

I mean on the SMR's it's not like I'm going 140 through a bend, but if I hit the road doing those speeds in my mesh jacket.......yeah that aint good.


I guess I'll look for a used suit or wait for a decent one to go on sale. My first track day I'll probably just take advantage of the free leathers and boots for first timers with ridesmart.

After that I know I'm going to be hooked (pretty much already am from the parade lap at MSRH) and I will invest in leathers.
try this:

Spend what you can afford..now. You will upgrade later when you find out what works for your comfort as time goes on, just as you did with bikes.

My experience with textile gear dependability is that of wearing the knees out checking over the bike and lubing chains while on the road. I have seen a LOT of AARs on others crashes, and they look like 100mph get off will save the skin.....but the gear is toast.

If Bilt is what you need now, go get it, who gives a about status when bleeding out on the side of the track is the option.

Whats the worse that would happen, you give it away to a track n00b on a later date? Good Karma will follow that.

Just my 2 cents worth
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #28
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I guess I shouldnt believe what the guys said. sorry bud. I hope all is well.
Exactly, unless they were the two riders that were with me
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