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Old 12-28-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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entry level suit

was looking into getting a suit to have for rides and track days when i get all my gear together. wanted to know if agv sport suits are good quality. i found one new shipped for 413. what is you guys take on it. also i read that frank thomas gets mixed reviews. found one of those for 430 shipped from cyclegear. they seem pretty good deals to me but dont want to waste my money. i missed out on the track suit that was listed for 150 in the for sale section.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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I have used Frank Thomas suits before. My first one survived a 120mph crash without any problems except for the airlife crew cutting it off of me. I bought a second suit from Cycle gear and crashed in it also at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and it survived without any damage except for some scuff marks. Well worth the money in my book.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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I got lucky, by already knowing my size and everything. I found a teknic suit on ebay, owned previously for 5 years, worn twice, never down...$225 shipped.
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IMHO there is no reason to start with an entry level suit. As you gain experience your skin will not become more valuable.
Having already done this, my advice to you would be to get at least a midlevel suit. Then you won't be dissatisfied with the quality, you will be better protected and you won't end up with 2 suits later.
I went to see Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. I got to try suits on for size, I got advice about which one to buy, I got all my questions answered, I knew I would have service after the sale AND the price was as good as I could find anywhere (internet too).
I ended up with the Fieldsheer Flex which is fully perfed for those hot summer trackdays, check 'em out.
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midlevel and highend suit survive low speed crash much better than entry level. At high speed any suit will have a hole or broken stitch for sure. More money = better protection, better fitting (custom), ease of movement.
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I have used AGV products since I started racing CMRA in 2004 and they are by far well worth the money spent.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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I had the AGV Aegis suit for about 4-5 years and only one crash in it (turn 5 at TWS (Texas World Speedway)) and it held up with no burn throughs or stitch failures. My friend borrowed it and crashed it in turn 1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and it also held up in that crash (of course he bought the suit after that crash)
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Not sure what size you wear, but we have 3 sets of one-piece leathers we're selling (b/c we're moving). Two Vansons and one Kobe. Just giving you another option.
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5'10" 180lbs. my A* jacket is 54 euro. waist size 34 inseam 30. would prefer to get something preowned. dont have alot of money to play with. sold my sato rearsets to get some money. julie you have pm
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5'10" 180lbs. my A* jacket is 54 euro. waist size 34 inseam 30. would prefer to get something preowned. dont have alot of money to play with. sold my sato rearsets to get some money. julie you have pm
^^ did u ask ur gf to marry u today? Tryin to end it b4 it starts huh? lol
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not yet. asking her at dinner. and no. when we gonna go ride again. had fun last time
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FYI - Cycle Gear has a good sale going on right now. 40% of Dianese suits. I think Frank Thomas suits as well. You could spend a just little more and end up with a better suit than what you were looking at.

My Bro. crashed a Frank Thomas suit and it did ok. I've crashed my Dianese a few times and it's done well. The problem for me is fit. I have thick legs and Dianese seem to prefer a rider with thin legs...
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doesn't someone on here have a Sparten suit? those seems really good for the price. the guy who started it is a member over on svrider.com. the suits are getting good reveiws so far
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I'm getting a Spartan suit- custom suit for the price of off-the-rack suits. Very cool product!

For the record, I raced with an AGV Sport suit for 3 years, and it survived many crashes, only to be repaired once. The suit never failed or had ripped stitching during any crashes either.
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what sizes are they?
They're in the for sale section, and they're small! Julie and Stephen are not bigguns like us...
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I may be selling my leathers. Frank Thomas 2 piece well used for around 100 bucks. They should fit you.
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I'm looking for a new suit too. I loved my Komods but they were a 48 and I need a 46. yeah I could have made them work but they were pretty baggy on my upper body.
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