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Old 05-23-2008, 08:45 AM   #61
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you guys mentioned the weight of the komodo's, the set of komodos I picked up are pretty heavy, but breath really well at speed (even low speeds)
no track days in them yet for me, but they did protect the guy I bought them from (atizzle) in a low side with very little damage to the suit. just the logo is scratched up
they fit me great, but again I haven't had them on the track yet
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:59 AM   #62
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They're a really nice tailored fit but have you crash tested them yet??
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I have a Kangaroo MotoGp 1-piece and an Alpinestars 2-piece. The Motogp survived a 120mph get off, but the seam in the knee ripped apart a little. The suit is a great fit for me. I'm 5'11", 185, 33-34" waist, normal legs, bigger upper body (no body builder, just in shape). The Alpinestars fits about the same in the legs but is much tighter upper body. Seems to be made for people with less "athletic" build. I like both suits about the same, they're ok. I've never put on a suit that felt great. They all feel tight and restricting, but I guess that's the point. They DO fit well enough that I never think about them when i'm on the track.
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are leathers one of those things you just have to get use to?
they feel weird until you get use to them, and then you prefer to have them on?
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are leathers one of those things you just have to get use to?
they feel weird until you get use to them, and then you prefer to have them on?
Must have IMO. When I road on the street after getting them I could never go on a ride w/o them no matter what the temp was. + knowing that if you need to drag knee you stll can is comforting
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Must have IMO. When I road on the street after getting them I could never go on a ride w/o them no matter what the temp was. + knowing that if you need to drag knee you stll can is comforting

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Same for me. When I got my 2pc, you wouldn't find me riding my bike without the full get-up on. I got weird looks walking into TacoBell and other places wearing a full racing suit.(I wasn't the only one wearing one though most of the time) But after you wear it a few times, wearing jeans or anything short of the suit just doesn't feel right and you'll hate not having it on. Plus, having the 3rd point of contact with the road (knee slider) boosts the confidence when you start getting that fast.

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Same for me. When I got my 2pc, you wouldn't find me riding my bike without the full get-up on. I got weird looks walking into TacoBell and other places wearing a full racing suit.(I wasn't the only one wearing one though most of the time) But after you wear it a few times, wearing jeans or anything short of the suit just doesn't feel right and you'll hate not having it on. Plus, having the 3rd point of contact with the road (knee slider) boosts the confidence when you start getting that fast.

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I guess thats the advantage of a suit that fits properly. Going back to jeans for me is liberating. I finally feel like I can move around on the bike.
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I guess thats the advantage of a suit that fits properly. Going back to jeans for me is liberating. I finally feel like I can move around on the bike.
Get some UA(under armor) it helps a ton
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Get some UA(under armor) it helps a ton
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It does take some getting used to. But you shouldn't feel like it's hard to move around on the bike. It eventually got to the point where I felt like my body was more stable while wearing the suit, and thus felt more natural.

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Old 05-23-2008, 12:23 PM   #70
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I have 2 dainese 1 piece's and just acquired a jacket to make a dainese 2 piece. I've worn both 1 piece's on the track days I've done, and they feel like youre not wearing antyhing at all when on the bike. If it pinches the shoulders and crotch when standing and walking, then it's fitting right. If you feel any sinching up on you when you're one the bike, then it's not the right size. Both suits are size 50 EUR which is 40 US. Dainese, if you have the means, is worth the $$$$ imho. Very good quality. And yes, I ride on the streets with my one piece suits too.

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I had an UA shirt, but finally bought some compression shorts on my last TD. It definetly helped.
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I plan on wearing my cycling shorts under my suit
but don't you guys get really hot wearing long sleeve UA under your suit? I've got a nike version of UA but had planned on just wearing t-shirt
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Get a one piece under suit. It won't shift around and is MUCH more comfortable. I wear psycleskins but i'm sure there are many other options.
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but don't you guys get really hot wearing long sleeve UA under your suit? I've got a nike version of UA but had planned on just wearing t-shirt
Nope! It is not any hotter and it sure makes it easier to get out of your leathers!
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Nope! It is not any hotter and it sure makes it easier to get out of your leathers!
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Since when are trackdays a flipping fashion show? Be comfy not fashionable pimp
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Yea! Well me too, but it is not a fashion show!!

JK! Unless your t shrit is rather tight it will bunch in your leathers and it can be uncomfortable! And the pants are a must have unless you have someone there to pull your leathers off fot ya!
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don't you guys get really hot wearing long sleeve UA under your suit?

If you get the right stuff, UA actually makes it cooler as it transports the sweat to its outer layer as opposed to a t-shirt which will just absorb it.

When its hotter than , I can just drop my pants around my knees for 20-30 seconds wearing UA compression shorts, and I'm cool again.
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I don't know if you like Spidi, but they make a kangaroo leather one piece also.

They got crash tested in the June '08 Sportrider magazine.

The article starts:

"Said to be four times more resistant to tearing and with almost twice the abrasion resistance of typical cow leather, kangaroo leather also has the advantage of being substantially thinner (and thus lighter) as well as supple and nearly impervious to sweat."

YIKES!!! They are $1,999.99.
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recomend me what type of long sleeve UA shirt to buy. Is there a particular UA line for keeping you cool? and does academy carry it?
the nike UA wanna-be I have is more for insulation, I got it for cycling in the winter
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