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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-03-2006, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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I need a new 1 piece leather suit...

Im in the market for a new one piece suite and was wondering what brands to steer clear from. Im trying to stay in the $1000-1500 range and want something fully perforated.

My previous suit was a Joe Rocket Speedmaster, but even their top of the line was mediocre in my opinion. I want the best protection available.

Im considering Barnacle Bills, Vanson, and Syed customs suits, but want to see what's available off the rack.

This Spidi caught my eye...
http://www.newenough.com/spidi_r2_wi..._suit_page.htm

How about Alpinestars, Taichi, Dainese, MotoGP? Im not really interested in Tecknic, JR, AGV, etc.

Do any of these manufacturers run small/large? I remember Alpinestars being sized a little small.
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I've only used Joe Rocket and Spidi off the rack suits so far (both 2 piece). My JR suit survived 3 lowsides at 70+mph. The 3rd one did it in to the point where it wouldn't be usable without repair. Never crash tested my Spidi though. It was a Spidi Norick. Spidi's Euro sizing seems to run slightly smaller than JR's.

I remember reading that Spyderworks (repairs lots of leather suits) recommends RS Taichi and MotoGP for the best quality and crash-worthy off the rack suits.

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So you're back in the market for one. Well Jon I really think you should go with a Syed suit. If you're going to spend that much you should get something custom fitted and not something off the rack.

You've seen my suit.... It was $1250 shipped.

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I have a buddy who just bought a tiger angel 1 piece suit and he loves it. I think it is a little higher in price but the quality is good. Check it out tigerangel.com They do custom fitting.
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Thanks Tim....Australia huh? I'll chek em out
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You can't go wrong with a custom suit from Barnacle Bill or Syed and both will be well within your price range. That said the MotoGP Kangaroo suit is very nice and also lightweight - I like it much better than my A'Star suit and it will be under $1K at www.helmetharbor.com

Also the guy (who was working for Komodo has gone into business for himself and he is making custom suits for about $1K with a 35% discount for racers. His suits have received excellent reviews from the WERA racers who wear them.

http://www.ovoracing.com/moto.html
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Vanson - custom fit - GREAT service in the US.

This applies to Bates, Syed and Barancle bill as well.

If you can get it fixed if you fall, what good is it ?

My Vanson crashed at 70MPH with no loss of function at all.

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Hmmm....Tom I see a familiar last name on that Vanson site. I can't be sure though because it always looks so blurry as I pass on by.
http://www.trophyleathers.com/custom1.html

What pricepoint are we at with a custom but plain old Vanson?
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I recently bought 2 sets of RS Taichi suits and that shit is top notch! You might have a bit of a hard time getting them now as the only US distributor died in a motocross accident early January and shit is still in shambles. What size do you wear normally?
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take a look at Komodogear.com

we can get the suits for you and custom is 1200.00 I believe it is what are racers are wearing instead of joe rocket.
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Sorry Whit...the Komodos just don't do it for me. Thanks though.
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Syed. I've crash tested them with good results.

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Kangaroo Moto GP suit and also te RS-tachi suits are very very nice. I have gone through 2 Spidis and I love them they fit like a glove. I am about 6,2 and wiegh 210. I wear a 46 in the spidi's.
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I got the Moto Gp suite for Christmas/Birthday Present.

It's pretty light weight, doesn't look bad at all, it has all rigid armor in it (no soft armor) and it has the speed hump thing on the back. I'm yet to Crash in it so I can't tell you how it hold up yet.

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Go with the RS Taichi suit. It has all the features you want and it's like wearing fucking pajamas. No kidding. I just happen to have a brand spanking new still in the wrapper, never even tried on set of Vegas Evo in yellow/black/silver size 46. I bought it as a spare suit but I will let you have it for the price I paid because I care about your saftey and I wouldnt be able to sleep at night knowing that a member of this board is riding on the track with an inferior set of leathers on.
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Nice Nick...that must be one hell of a strong mini-blind there.
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Nice Nick...that must be one hell of a strong mini-blind there.
The fucker mite have fallen down by now, I've been in Japan for over a week now.

The Moto Gp is best bang for the buck. It's 800 bucks.

Or bye Kwaks Suite, he cares about CLSB members Safety, he's a very caring fellow.

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Vanson custom is not that much more thatn the off the rack Vanson.

Does take more time.


Pick up the pace and you'll get a better look at the suit !


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Dainese T-age is what i have john, you should try it on, i think we are close to the same height and body style "except you got more of a gutt this winter"

i think i have crashed 2-3 times in it, only the last one needed a elbow repair. had sypder leatherwerks check it completely out. the whole suit was fine just needed a new elbow cover.


if i remember right by the time i was done it was like 1200-1300? to the door after duty fee's.


if i was to get another suit i would get the T-age 1 peice with the TI sliders.

looked freaking pimp.

i dunno if they make them anymore? i know "The Doctor" was sporting it for a ton of his races.



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