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To anyone owning a Moto GP roo suit you might want to see this!

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=130268


I posted this in this section as I know alot of people might not do trackdays but still have there suits. I was going to buy one of these a while back and I seen this. I figure it would help save some people some skin.
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I've personally destroyed a few of these suits. I don't have a spot of road rash, but these 'roo suits are one time use items. They're very light and CHEAP. If you want light, disposable leathers they're OK. They did their job in each of my unintentional dismounts, but I'm a bit wary of them because of how poorly they held up.

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I don't think I could ever buy a 'roo suit as 'roo leather is known to be really soft leather. I remember having 'roo leather soccer shoes and they wouldn't last nearly as long as others and were better because of better feel.
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I don't think I could ever buy a 'roo suit as 'roo leather is known to be really soft leather. I remember having 'roo leather soccer shoes and they wouldn't last nearly as long as others and were better because of better feel.

roo is superior to cowhide in a few ways. The failure is a result of the seams, not the panels themselves.

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Justaguy ...bring the suit to a leather shop and have them throw another stitch on the seams ...problem solved
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roo is superior to cowhide in a few ways. The failure is a result of the seams, not the panels themselves.

Good post G

Justaguy ...bring the suit to a leather shop and have them throw another stitch on the seams ...problem solved
I always thought roo was superior in weight, but not strength. If I were sliding across pavement, I would rather go for strength in this instance.

It looks like the thread is ripping the leather around the seam, which would be a failure due to the leather, not the stitching. It's hard to tell from the pics though.
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roo is stronger then cowhide...i think it has 2x the abrasion resistance then cowhide

however the roo they use most of the time is not as thick as cowhide therfore its light, but may be just as strong as a thicker cowhide
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http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...t--601195.html

imo this is a much better suit...if you shop around you can get someone to budge on the price. i got mine for 950 shipped, and it comes with a back protector
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I will say I have been very pleased with my mgp roos. I think there was a supplier/manufacturing issue that led to those problems reported on the wera bbs. Spyder/ Alexa at one time called them a best buy. Mine have held up to many crashes so far. When I move on from the Mgp roos I'll get another set of roos. Maybe some of these..http://www.gimotocanada.com/eng/cs.htm
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Justaguy ...bring the suit to a leather shop and have them throw another stitch on the seams ...problem solved

The leather shop wants $90 to do just that. Screw that, I'm going to try exchanging it to SG 1 Alpinestar.
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I promised myself that when I trim down and start looking to track days I'm going to get a Wolf Roo suit. Supposed to be some nice stuff:

http://www.wolf-moto.com/

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