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Old 05-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation Joe rocket?

I see a lot of joe rocket protective gear for sale on craigslist.... Does it have any quality to it at all? I want something really good but I can't spend 500 bucks just on a jacket!
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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I'm a BIG Joe Rocket fan.

Crashed in a set of leathers @ 100mph at the track that were about 10 years old, held up great and I had no injuries. Crashed in a hybrid mesh/leather jacket when I hit a deer head on at 70mph. Flew/slid 200 ft. I was fine there as well.
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I'm a BIG Joe Rocket fan.

Crashed in a set of leathers @ 100mph at the track that were about 10 years old, held up great and I had no injuries. Crashed in a hybrid mesh/leather jacket when I hit a deer head on at 70mph. Flew/slid 200 ft. I was fine there as well.
I like to hear that. It's so much cheaper then icon an a* although they look a lot better and I want a full blown track suit one day! But right now I just bought this bike and helmet and I gotta get the first oil change an riders saftey course but I really want some good protection!!
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Actually, the suit in my avatar is what I crashed. Still have it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:48 PM   #5
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Joe Rocket is a little like Bell. Some of what they put out is pretty shitty, some products are absolutely great.

Just check out the reviews for what you're buying.
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Actually, the suit in my avatar is what I crashed. Still have it.
1 piece or 2 piece suit,,,,, is that just personal preference or is there a protection difference?
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:45 AM   #7
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Crashed in a hybrid mesh/leather jacket when I hit a deer head on at 70mph. Flew/slid 200 ft. I was fine there as well.
Yeah, but it didn't help the deer any. Did it?
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1 piece or 2 piece suit,,,,, is that just personal preference or is there a protection difference?
One peiece, low level on their scale.
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This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth. . .Wearing lower priced gear is far superior to wearing no gear at all. Buy what you can afford, wear it religiously, maintain it well, and save for what you really want. When the time comes for you to upgrade your gear, you can possibly sell your old gear or gift it to someone else in your position.
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The Joe Rocket stuff Ive had was good quality
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The Joe Rocket leather jacket that I have is super well made, and the fit is way better than the other brands ladies jackets. They use all knox armor, too.
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Have Joe rocket mesh jacket and icon leather. Both well made. Never "tested" them...thankfully.
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This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth. . .Wearing lower priced gear is far superior to wearing no gear at all. Buy what you can afford, wear it religiously, maintain it well, and save for what you really want. When the time comes for you to upgrade your gear, you can possibly sell your old gear or gift it to someone else in your position.
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Joe Rocket = Good bang for buck. Not the best, not the worst.
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This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth. . .Wearing lower priced gear is far superior to wearing no gear at all. Buy what you can afford, wear it religiously, maintain it well, and save for what you really want. When the time comes for you to upgrade your gear, you can possibly sell your old gear or gift it to someone else in your position.
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I've only had a Rocket textile jacket, mesh jacket, helmets, and gloves, but what I've had so far has all held up pretty well. Their helmets are manufactured by HJC (and are priced accordingly), but fit me really well so I stick with them. The textile jacket held up well in a low-speed get-off, and the gloves are still holding up well 3 seasons in. My only complaint with these gloves is that the thumb length is just a little too short and can cause hand cramps if I'm not careful about keeping my grip relaxed.

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Yeah, but it didn't help the deer any. Did it?
That dear was wearing a 1-piece deer-leather suit. Sometimes not even wearing gear will save you.
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Sportbike track gear is having a sale on some Astar gear. I've bought from them before and just picked up some boots.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...+Closeout+Sale
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Sportbike track gear is having a sale on some Astar gear. I've bought from them before and just picked up some boots.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...+Closeout+Sale
thx for the heads-up. Just ordered a couple pair of back up gloves.
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"Best" is whatever gear you happen to be wearing when that inevitable "Oh t" moment hits and your whole life starts to flash before your eyes.

That fancy Dia-sneezy 1-piece suit hanging in your closet does not one bit of good.

Bear that in mind when you go shopping for our lovely Houston riding weather.
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