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tight leathers?

So just got my a* track pants in and they are TIGHT. I figure i can cut a couple beers/wendy's trips out to get the waist taken care of and the legs dont feel too bad. I think with some break in they will be more comfortable but there is definitely no room to wear a pair of pants under them.

just wanted to get the expert's opinions, are pants supposed to be this tight? I would think that if i went the next size up they would be falling off.

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They need to be fairly tight so that they don't bunch up in the event of an unplanned dismount. So yes, if it's a racesuit there is should be room at the small of you back when you're standing to allow for a racer crouch.

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they are just pants to zip into the a* jacket i already have. The jacket is no where near this tight cuz i sized it for street use taking into account the various layers i might be wearing under it.

now the pants are a different story. They are pretty much freakin painted on. They are not uncomfortable persay (well no more than any garment with armor sewn into it would be) and i think they will be ok in the race stance (gonna sit on the bike tonight and see). But dayum, they sure dont leave anyhting to the imagination.

I had seen a couple of pictures where the pants look about the same fit as the jacket for people and was wondering what the case is. I'm guessing that i'm probably just in between sizes and they are either gonna be on the tight side or way too lose. Since these will be just for track use i dont really care what i look like... was just curious

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Yea they are suppose to be tight, unless they are over tight. What size did you get?


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i got a 46 (30 US) ... my thinking was that since i wear a 32 in jeans and need a belt to hold them up 30 was gonna work just fine. I still think that if i went to a 48(32) they would be falling off, but i guess that with them zipped to my jacket that wouldnt be a prob.... i dont know....

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you should try to try on some 32s before you wear them riding to be sure, they should be tight but people shouldn't be able to tell what religion you are.

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you should try to try on some 32s before you wear them riding to be sure, they should be tight but people shouldn't be able to tell what religion you are.
+1 If you can try the next size up without taking a financial hit aside from shipping, do that. I'm about that size too, I usually just end up running a lot to try and zap a couple inches off my waist.

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+1 If you can try the next size up without taking a financial hit aside from shipping, do that. I'm about that size too, I usually just end up running a lot to try and zap a couple inches off my waist.

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I'm kinda thinking along the running lines too. Really the only place they feel "unnatural" persay is in the tummy area. That stretchy stuff used in place of the leather in strategic locations really makes the legs feel alright. I guess ill call they guy i bought them from and see what trying the next size up would take.

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The pants should be pretty snug, especially if they are new. Once you wear them a few times they'll stretch some and feel more comfortable. If you don't think they'll stretch anymore or are just too tight go another size up.

You want to be comfortable when crouching on the bike and moving around, and you don't want the leathers to impede your movement on the bike.

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yeah thats why im torn, they are tight but comfortable everywhere but the belly. I think i just need to lose the beer gut that has been slowly creeping into existance. I figure they will break in and i would rather too tight than too loose since they will only be used on the track (and maybe the oval haha). I guess the deciding factor is just gonna be when i try them on the bike. If they dont crush any vital organs im gonna keep em.



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Get spandex. No seriously, get something like Underarmor pants for your legs, and your upper body if you are so inclined, but I think it helps out a lot more for the legs. Something that is skintight and smooth and is moisture wicking. The suit will slide right on and off that way and feel better. I know that when I forget my underarmor, I have to fight to get the suit off at the end of the day because I sweat it in and it is tight enough that it's difficult to peel off.

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Get spandex............and is moisture wicking.
+1 on this it does make a difference, I even wear a wicking garment when I play ice hockey.

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+1 on this it does make a difference, I even wear a wicking garment when I play ice hockey.

+1 yeah, make sure you wear underarmour or something similar under your leathers. It'll make them easier to put them on and take them off. I always wear some under my leathers.

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I thought this thread would be much more entertaining

I mean, it's the internet. When I read "leather too tight" I wanna see bewbies fighting each other on the way out of a suit.
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I thought this thread would be much more entertaining

I mean, it's the internet. When I read "leather too tight" I wanna see bewbies fighting each other on the way out of a suit.
I am a newbie, and my idea is to rub vaseline all over my body (or preferably have one of those pit chicks do it) before I put the leathers on.

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I am a newbie, and my idea is to rub vaseline all over my body (or preferably have one of those pit chicks do it) before I put the leathers on.

a certain episode of friends comes to mind.... ross+leather pants+vasaline+baby powder


and just wait til i post a pic of my junk in the pants... this thread will get REAL entertaining

as for underarmor, that was the first thought that came to mind when i put em on last night... a definite purchase before the first trackday

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and just wait til i post a pic of my junk in the pants... this thread will get REAL entertaining
Please dont. I recently had a post deleted by the mods for having questionable pictures.......I would hope they would use the same grading scale if you were to post your "junk"

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I thought this thread would be much more entertaining

I mean, it's the internet.

here you go


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Welp rode for an hour in em last night (got too cold after that)

I was surprised to find that the torso area was not tight at all while riding, felt really comfortable actually. It was my knees that were the tight area. I could feel the leather stretch around my knees and bunch up behind them. My gut feeling though is that this will lessen with wear/breakin.

I found though that with the pants and race boots my legs felt a LOT less mobile. The first couple stoplights i about dropped the bike cuz the boots dont allow me to put my tip-toes down. Shifting felt weird too cuz i cant feel anything in those boots (i'm used to tennis shoes). I remember that when i started wearing my jacket after being used to a t-shirt it felt alot more restrictive as well. I'm guessing this is the same case and after a full day of riding on the track in this getup it will feel more natural.

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Yeah, it's a combination of breaking in the gear and getting used to wearing it. Once you gear up and get used to it you'll feel really exposed if your riding without it. I can't ride without gloves anymore, I remember being a kid and riding in shorts and gym shoes!

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Ive always at least ridden w/ street gloves purely for grip purposes (dont feel like i can hold on as well w/ bare hands).

But i know what your talking about w/ the tshirt to jacket conversion. I felt so restricted but now its pretty much second nature to throw on the jacket no matter where im going. Plus i look cooler

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I recently ordered a suit from SYED Leathers and it fits perfect everywhere but the legs are a little tight when I am on the bike. I feel it most around my knees just like you described.

I got some stuff that suppose to help leather stretch and break in quicker. I haven't tried it yet. Anybody got any experience with stuff like that? Just wanted to see if there was any known issues before I try it. It is in a little spray bottle and it says to just spray it on the leather and wear it.

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