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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any advice on quality gear. What Brands are good? I'm looking into the JR Trixie.
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In the black/leopard color combo?

The Trixies looks to be a decent jacket. Has all the impartant armor, and both an 8" and 360 zipper for pants. MSRP is $350 but you should be able to get it for around $275.

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I recommend the JR Alter Ego. It's a jacket that changes for all weather conditions. From hot 90 degree days to 40 degree nights. My girlfriend has one and loves it. Good protection too.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-17-2006, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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So what about the Trixie heard anything on that?
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I suggest hitting a women specific board for that one. There's just not enough candidates to answer that one here Maybe new enough has a review? Did the JR website have any reviews? They usually put any positive reviews on their site. Also, what will you be using it for? You'll want something perf, it's easier to put extra stuff on to warm up if you need to.

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I tried it and didnt like it at all...I have a blaster that I really like though. I am actually looking in to an Arlen Ness jacket. I was not a huge fan but I am really really picky about gear. Just my .02. For good girl feedback try www.cycleangels.com

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I'd recommend leather or textile, and Alpinestars (they have some women's jackets, like the Dyno) over JR.

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Usually JR's not bad but if you can afford it ya may wanna look at Alpinestar.

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doesn't icon make some womens gear as well? maybe you could check out there selection as well...

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I have a few yrs old JR roxie that i love.

its comfortable and fits good........

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Personally, I'd go the custom route. Vanson, Vanson, Vanson. Twice the price, but you'll never need another jacket.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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So which is better quality JR or Alpinestar? Where can I go to actually try on the gear. Any local stores?
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