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Old 03-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Riding pants

I wear riding pants... and only have ridden without them maybe 8-9 times in the last year and half. I believe in full gear. BUT

1. How effective is that mesh overpants going to be against cement when not strapped extremely strong around my body against rash and the weak knee protectors to help? Does it just help us commuters to avoid dirty workpants, or do they really make a difference, even the lighter mesh/textile ones? Anyone have an experince that showed they helped a bit?

2. How come more riders, even those who consider ATGATT, don't wear riding pants?


Just curious as I'm the odd fluke when it comes to riding it seems, most like jeans.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ee-Guards.aspx

If your worried about your knees you can wear these under your jeans or over your work pants and under your overpants and take those flimsy knee protectors out
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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i actually have those, but the crease up the jeans, are harder to put on than the pants themselves and hurt the leg when strapped pretty tight...
i'd like to see the pants just have a securing velcro strap on the outside to tighten the fit.

good recommendation though
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:05 PM   #4
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I recommend the Fieldsheer jeans and the Alpinestar Reflex knee guards.
The jeans are double layered in the seat ahd knees as well as have a layer of kevlar.
We stock them both.

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