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Old 06-06-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Proper fitting suit?

So I just picked up my first suit, (used and broken in ) and now I'm thinking it might fit me too big? Suit feels perfect for my torso but maybe a little baggy around my knees when walking around. In riding posture I think it'd be fine. Is that how it's supposed to be?

Suit is A* SP-1 One piece 40/50
I'm 5'8 135lbs.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:12 PM   #2
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The way it feels while on the bike is what matters.

Unless you have a high dollar fitted suit, they aren't very flattering
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:32 PM   #3
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The tighter it is, the less likely it will rash you or have armor shift in a get off. As tight as possible without restricting your movement on the bike.
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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You want it tight to the point where is it uncomfortable. I get like Arlen Ness suits and get them custom tailored by a lady named Jol with Catwalk leathers in Conroe. She'll make it fit like it was a custom suit for like $100-150 (I forget). So worth it. Wait until you've had a half dozen crashes or so...

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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If your suit is too tight, you're losing mobility on the bike. Not a good thing. If it's too loose it will bunch up especially in critical areas like where the leather meets the kevlar in the seat and will wear through should you wreck.
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