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*tto Man said: Hey guys, Been wanting to pick up a new suit for the upcoming riding season. I have been leaning towards a 2piece, as I always don't need the pants (99% street riding), but I won't overlook a 1 pc if the price is right. My question is, not being a track whore, would I notice much different between a 4-$500 suit compared to a 7-$800 suit? Besides the obvious "You get what you pay for", is the extra cost justfied for a guy who's gonna be mainly riding the streets? I don't care about the suit being reuseable, if it holds my body together for one crash, I definitely would have no problem buying another. I'm not expecting it to be bomb proof, just 10r resistant. :lol: Thanks for the opinions guys! :cool:
*lder Guy said: dude...it's all about comfort...you can't put a price on being more comfortable when riding.... (and protection) same goes for wetsuits...
wh*spering smith said: You find out the difference when you crash also the upgrades, ventilation, neck brace, back protector, armor. You can put a price on being comfortable. http://www.syedleathers.com/ Love these guys. I have 2 street jackets and a full race suit from them.
gl*ckt said: http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=FTL_FTL276-BZ-38_G
c*huba said: Look up a thread by daemon under "performance and tech", last updated a couple of days ago. I am an idiot that doesn't know how to link a thread. He asks the same question as you about suits.:mrgreen:
*tto Man said: Right on bro. Didn't know race suits are talked about in that section. Thanks!
d*emon said: it was a good find for me to find the frank thomas suit. went out of my way a couple weeks ago to try it on and had to wait for payday to nab it. took it for a "poser" ride around town yesterday and i am very pleased with it's fit and the aireation it supplies.
d*emon said: Look up a thread by daemon under "performance and tech", last updated a couple of days ago. I am an idiot that doesn't know how to link a thread. He asks the same question as you about suits.:mrgreen: find the thread amongst your "subscribed threads and right click. go down to "copy shortcut" and left click. go to your other window and and right click and "paste". wa la. http://zx-10r.net/forum/showthread.php?t=66945
c*huba said: Damn you smart young punks...technology here I come
d*emon said: Damn you smart young punks...technology here I come :lol:i'm in my mid-40's dude...LOL
c*huba said: Damn you old farts and your old tricks!
gl*ckt said: What size of suit did you order daemon? I'm 5'7 and 175 36 waist 30 inseem. That Frank Thomas suit looks cool in green,just wondering what size to order.
YB L*gal said: lots of differences. best to try on as many different suits as you can to get an idea of how they fit. most are differences in armor, and type of leather, and thickness. you have regular leather, kangaroo, etc. then you have differnt types and amounts of armor. thickness varies between manufacturers, and things such as materials used for the stretch panels. ventilation is also to be considered, removable liners, to keep you smellin fresh and aslo aids in comfort. when you start looking and comparing you will see the differences. best advice i can give you, buy the best you can afford. better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. crashing sucks!!!
d*emon said: i agree with legal. best to try one on. the suit i bought was from a local rider and i had to run down to morrison to try it on. once i knew it fit good i was happy to pay for it. i don't think it would help for me to tell you what size i got(UK48) as i am a long legged,long armed person at 6'1 and 190# "if the suit fit's,it most likely will not rip"
wh*spering smith said: Nothing like a custom fit. I would never buy one off the shelf. Just my opinion. Custom for the same price. I'd go with a custom suit. Just my 2cents.:heyyou::occasion1
YB L*gal said: true, suit off the shelf is not gonna fit the best. like me, i;m only 5'9 weigh 180+/-. i've been weigh training for about 12 going on 13 years. now fo rmy height i shoild wear like a 52 euro, i had to get a 56 just to get my shoulders in the suit, and its still tight and i cant hardly get my arms in the sleeves. its a little long but not too bad. but the 56 is for 6'0+. tis a bit big inthe waist cuz mines only like 32. but i know the leather will stretch some, and i can send it ot someone like barnacle bills leather, and have him take some length out of the sleeves, and legs.but i dont really want to cut them up too bad for resale. i got them used (never worn, still had stickers on the knee sliders) for a good price. i needed a set, these were the type i wanted, and colors were not bad. if i cant get these tailored how i want, i'll be giving syed a call for sure. my buddy recommended them before i found the used suit. but 450 for a 1k suit, good deal i thouht.
c*huba said: Agree that a custom suit should fit...well cutom. But some folks with regular/athletic builds should fit into a good percentage of off the shelf suits just fine. I am 5'10" 165 to 170 lbs, average to athletic build and a Frank Thomas 42/52 fits tight as shit, but stretched to perfection after 2 days of summer street riding, a Dianese 42/52 is horribly tight, so I wear 44/54 like a glove. If I were a big muscular dude or short and fat I would be pretty screwed. Just make sure you give everything a fair shake, and remember that leather gives and forgives alot. For guys buying suits, remember your balls will hurt standing and you should be unable to "raise the roof". Sit on a bike and then judge proper fit. My 2 cents.