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Old 08-20-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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Ok so i have been reading a few threads on here about gear and its been useful however what about those of us that cant afford the top of the line products? I have been checking out a few things by joe rocket for myself. This is the jacket i like
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...20-Jacket.aspx
heres the helmet to match
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and the gloves
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...20-Gloves.aspx
What are some thoughts on this? Are those prices reasonable or has anyone seen it cheaper? Just like to shop for a deal. comments/ suggestions welcome. Thanx
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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try ebay auctions. look for gear new with tags. also try newenough.com.
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Here are some of the places I buy stuff.

http://sportbiketrackgear2.homestead...ghomepage.html
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http://www.ridedirect.com/
http://www.newenough.com/
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Get what gear you like and what you want. Your choices are not the cheapest, by far, and they are not the most expensive. As long as you're in gear and you're comfortable, it's the right gear for you! Everybody on here is going to give you different advice on what is the best, anyway- because they are going to tell you to get what they have.

I just bought the KBC Gunslinger helmet from that site- and I've purchased from them before with no problems.
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Look in their closeout section and wait for the 25% off closeout coupon (they post it every other week). In most cases that will put you at more than 50% off. Beware - some people have said they had bad experiences with this place. I ordered almost all my expensive gear from them and haven't had any problem yet.

Also google for reviews of the exact model item you are looking at purchasing. I did extensive research when I ordered my gear. I highly recommend a perforated leather jacket, it makes a world of difference and will last a lot longer.
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thanx for all the info very much appreciated. i did do some researching and found several places that offer everything mentioned above cheaper than what i found it at. Helmet for 194, jacket for 200, gloves for 40. So soon as i figure out sizes i will get them ordered. Thanx again everyone
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:15 AM   #8
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ok so i have been shopping around more and found a cheaper jacket that i really liked. Can someone tell me the difference between them. this is the first one i was looking at.
http://www.powersports4less.com/deta...%20%20751-2002
this is the one i found and liked but whats the difference
http://www.powersports4less.com/deta...=SU%20851-4002
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The cut is the same on both jackets. Both Joe Rocket both with CE rated armour. The CE is middle of the road as far as durability. I like it just fine. They both have the adjustable waist and sleeves for a "custom fit." Also, both have a zipper for Joe Rocket pants such as the Ballistic line. Both seem like good summer jackets, and have pros and cons. They also come with liners that you will most likely zip out as the first thing, but save it, as it will come in handy during the winter months.

The Alter Ego is both mesh and textile. The textile shell unzips and there is mesh under that. Thus the double aspect (alter ego). I also noticed it has loops to connect to a belt which is an added cool feature.

If you want to go with straight mesh, The Pheniox jacket can "zip in" the sahara vest.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/joe-rocket/sahara-vest/

One thing I DID notice is the Ego jacket has a high colar which could be a problem on longer rides. I have had issues with neck chaffing, and you want to be comfortable turning your head.
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pfft. gear who needs it you only need it if u gunna crash lol jk
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Way to much for a mesh jacket, I have an old Joe rocket I paid $130 for and the protection is amazing. keep shoppin

and as for the gloves and lid, not a bad deal
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^^^ Agreed found the ego jacket for $99. Check this site they have both models you are looking at. You will have to have them send you a price, but it is safe (no spam) and the prices are killer.

http://www.sandhillspowersports.com/...&PCR=1:5:50004
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Thanks for the input. I was more comfortable in the Phoenix 5.0. Now the ultimate question is...... Will i get the same protection with it and is it fully waterproof as well. A lot of noob questions I know but I want something affordable for me, comfortable to me and i know it will last me a while. Thanx again
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It will be wateresistant if you keep the liner zipped in. If not, you will be very wet when caught in a rain storm. The mesh is relatively durable to regular wear. I HAVE had some problems with the Joe Rocket zippers, they kind of suck. As long as you don't go down in it, it will last at least two seasons.

Also it is machine washable!!
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my only recommendation is that you get something with some good solid armor on your elbows and your knees....not just some padding, but some honest to impact protection, if not built in, then buy something from joe rocket or icon or something......
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+ 1 on armour. Just remember you're buying for protection and not just for looks. But if the jacket isn't comfortable you'll be more apt to not wear it. I have crashed the Joe Rocket mesh and it held up great for me.
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