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Old 03-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me some good brands on gloves? I made a dumb move and bought some simple $20 ones (cortech) when I got my jacket, I figured they'd be adequate and in the summer my hands would get really hot in bigger ones... but riding at night my hands go numb, and they don't feel like they'd be much protection if i have a spill (knock on wood). Also I've been using my brothers old boots and the sole came off so I need new ones... if anyone has suggestions for those please help . Price range of what I'm gonna spend would be appreciated... not trying to be cheap, I just don't have a credit or debit card and need to know what it'll cost.
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I use Alpinestars, and Joe Rocket, both pairs were under $100 dollars each. They are both full-leather gauntlet-type. I like them both, but favor the A-stars.
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Get the Best ... Held Phantom Race Gloves abrasion-resistant sweat-proof and colourfast kangaroo leather ... these are the Top of the line


It really depends on what type of riding that you do Street Track and how much you value your hands .... Lots of people spend $700 or more on good helments and often neglect their hands ...

I wear Alpinestars
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I have some joerockets but those wernt as nice as the Astars that i had right now im rocking some roadgear thier ok for now.......what can i say they were free.
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any tips for boots? my brothers old ones were pretty much just tough leather with a strap to keep laces out of the way... so I'm pretty glad I'm replacing them (except I have no boots right now... so kind've mixed feelings)
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my boots are X-Element. Nobody I know has ever heard of them, make mostly cruiser boots, but they have held-up very well in all weather riding conditions. Haven't crashed yet, but the did get run over by a car going about 65mph. I found them on leatherup.com for like $45.

http://xelementgear.com/biker-boots/...er-biker-boot/

I found those WAY cheaper than the list price...
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On the gloves I wear these

Alpinestars Gp Pro Leather Motorcycle Gloves

what ever you get make sure that it fits and whatever it is it is better than nothing


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well, i don't do track, just riding point A to point B, but bandaged hands would leave me bored as ... no guitar, no computer, no cooking... I don't think I could stand it. thanks for all the feedback
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anything but frank thomas gloves the fall apart to easy
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Without a bit of doubt, get gauntlet style gloves with the carbon knuckles and foam padded palms. Trust me. I went down yesterday at triple digits and my gloves saved my hands and held up really well. I got MOTOGP brand gloves. No complaints
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WWW.Motorcyclecloseouts.com

Click on Sport
Then touring and track boots
In the second row are Oxtar TCS racing boots

I have had a pair I bought 5 years ago at Lagun Seca for $195. Still in good shape, even after 2 seasons of trackdays and plenty of street riding.
They are Italian made, good quality and have a feature many others don't, TCS stands for torsion control system. It is intended to prevent overextension of your ankle in any direction.

I have'nt crashed in them yet but they are very comfortable and I feel so confident in their safety that I bought another backup pair (for when my 1st pair wears out) as soon as I saw this deal.
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