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Hey so I dont know much about gear but I was pointed in the direction of Alpinestar so I looked around and found a $400 2-piece suit. What do you look for in a suit to make sure its good? It seems like its a good buy but Id like to get some experienced opinions on it first before I buy. Thanks.

http://www.ridersdiscount.com/street-gear/suits-two-piece/31171.php
 

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If they had that in women's sizes I would buy it right now...in fact I am tempted to buy the men's one just to see if it will fit me.

The women's equivalent to that suit is almost $700 on the a* website.

BTW - my husband is on his third down in his a* suit and is still wearing it. Has held up (and done its job) nicely! :cheers
 

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If they had that in women's sizes I would buy it right now...in fact I am tempted to buy the men's one just to see if it will fit me.

The women's equivalent to that suit is almost $700 on the a* website.

BTW - my husband is on his third down in his a* suit and is still wearing it. Has held up (and done its job) nicely! :cheers
good to hear i mightve finally found my suit. Its too bad there arent as many women suits for women to choose from, they really should make the same suit for both genders. Thanks!
 

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Alpinestars doesn't really make bad stuff. It's a good (but not necessarily the best**) brand to go with.


**IMO, the best would be Dainese... but you pay for that chit.
 

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Alpinestars doesn't really make bad stuff. It's a good (but not necessarily the best**) brand to go with.


**IMO, the best would be Dainese... but you pay for that chit.
The prices for some of those top suits is almost what I paid for my R6 :thumbdown
 

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The prices for some of those top suits is almost what I paid for my R6 :thumbdown

It's all about smart shopping... I bought a used (in brand new condition) Dainese Zen jacket (retail is $500) for less than $200. Used is where it's at.



What I really would recommend to you is to go to a stealership and get fitted for a suit then check out the WERA FORUM CLASSIFIEDS and find a used suit in your size.. They've got some REALLY good stuff over there, so don't shop drunk. ;)
 

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I am also one of those who has picked up not just one but TWO of those very expensive used (but barely worn) suits. If you can get your hands on one of those suits and for that cheap... GET IT.!
 

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good to hear i mightve finally found my suit. Its too bad there arent as many women suits for women to choose from, they really should make the same suit for both genders. Thanks!
That would be a dream come true. :laugh But I wont hold my breath. :(
 

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The will sell it to you even cheaper if you email TJ. I get everything cheaper than the website says by calling or emailing him.

Check it: http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110072

$25 less!! Get it. The A*gear is really really good. For that price it's a no brainer.
thanks a lot, gotta love discounts :toocool: in addition to the suit, I was planning on getting gloves and boots to match. heres what I came up with. the gloves are alpinestar so im not gonig to ask about quality but the boots are $100 which is really cheap for a high boot like this. anyone have these boots? any comments to make on them?

Gloves:
http://www.alpinestars.com/SP2_Glove/pd/c/141/np/141/p/355828.html
Boots:
http://www.cyclesector.com/TEKNIC_CHICANE_BOOTS_p/teknic-boots-chicane.htm
 

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thanks a lot, gotta love discounts :toocool: in addition to the suit, I was planning on getting gloves and boots to match. heres what I came up with. the gloves are alpinestar so im not gonig to ask about quality but the boots are $100 which is really cheap for a high boot like this. anyone have these boots? any comments to make on them?

Gloves:
http://www.alpinestars.com/SP2_Glove/pd/c/141/np/141/p/355828.html
Boots:
http://www.cyclesector.com/TEKNIC_CHICANE_BOOTS_p/teknic-boots-chicane.htm
Anytime!

Those gloves are very good. My friend had my SP1's on last night, which is the older version of what you are looking at.. 100 MPH let off, and no broken seams or anything..

I'd see if sportbiketrackgear has a review on the boots. They have that meathead who does all the video reviews for them. They are very informative. I bet those boots are great tho. Anything is better than work boots, or anything with laces on it.
 

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My husband and I also both have the SP1 a* gloves. Mine are over 3 years old and still look brand new. My husband is on his second pair and has had the current ones for about 3 1/2 years. He finally got a hole in them last weekend at Buttonwillow when he went flying over his bike and tumbling in the dirt. :screwy Well worth it IMO. :cheers
 

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Anything is better than work boots, or anything with laces on it.
My bike chain decided to eat my lace one day about a month ago, havent worn laced boots since. Thank god the lace tore off without pulling my leg in. I watched the review for the gloves and they look excellent. Ive heard good reviews about the SP1's as well. Now the only problem is the shade of blue on the boots and the suit, hopefully theyre close :D

Found a review, they seem to size slightly smaller. Entry level which is all I need for the street.
 
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