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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2008, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Alpinestars Racing Replica

Anyone own the Alpinestars Racing Replica full leather suits? Any comments? I am considering getting one soon. Thanks.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 10:42 AM
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I don't own one cuz they don't make one big enough for me.

Top of the line Alpinestars, can't go wrong. I know Marshall Skloss and Dustin Boyd rocked them on their way to their CCS National Championships. The suits held up to their crash tests from what I could tell. I think Chris Frye, Peter Drott, Garth Cloyd, and Tom Tiernan all sported them too as NESBA CRs.

If you can find one that fits you right, I say go for it.

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Thanks Nolan. They look like they get good reviews and I am, of course, most concerned with safety in case they are needed for what they are designed for They look cool, too, which is a nice little bonus. I am going to try some on and see how I do size-wise. I don't think it will be a problem.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2008, 02:29 PM
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I have an alpinestars suit and it held up great during my last pavement surfing escapade.
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I heard Vanson has some new standard sized suits in some new designs for this season, not sure it has been announced yet but those should be pretty sweet since Vanson makes top of the line stuff.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Hey Ron, don't you need to update your sponsor list?

As far as A* goes, there suits are good quality. I have an MX-1, and it held up to a 100 mph low side at Blackhawk (turn 2) and impact with the tire wall at a slightly lower speed. I guess I walked away (don't remember getting in the ambulance), and only had a broken arm (and a nice concussion). Thankfully the paramedics didn't cut my leathers off. I am told one of my friends helped me take them off...once again, I don't remember that part of it at all.

Long story short, as long as you fit in an A* suit, they are not a bad way to go. The thing to keep in mind is they are made for a Euro style body (not us chunky Americans). My suit is a bit tight, but the next size up would have had so much excess length in the legs and arms that it would not have been comfortable for me.
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I've crashed a few times in my A* RC-1. It's not the Race Replica, but it held up great. Wore them when I was rammed at a NESBA Road America event, when I decided to throw it into T6 harder that I ever had and was rewarded with no-expenses paid trip to the gravel trap at pretty high speed, and also when I was slide tackled going into T3 at BHF. Not a single injury to speak of.

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there should be a sticky with pics of people in their leathers listing their dimensions and the size of the suit and any other important info. considering there is no place to try them on this would help alot of people.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-04-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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They are an awesome suit. Lithium Motorsports is closing out the 2007 suits at a great price. Give Rob a call at1-800-894-7190 for great service and prices.
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Hey Ron, don't you need to update your sponsor list?
Yes I do.

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A* ..... good stuff...... if you are shaped like a European underwear model.


Vanson is better for us with UH-murican Physics.


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I've got the RC-1 suit.

It fits me well in the limbs, but is actually a little loose in the waist area, but it is a good fit for me.

size 46/56 and I'm 6' about 185-190 lbs. size 34-36 waist.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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Thanks Dave...oddly enough it just came to me when I first started posting on motorcycle boards a few years back.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 09:40 AM
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Love my A-Star Race Replica. My only initial gripe was how tight the stretchy material at the back of the knees was. A $12 pair of full length running tights solved this and made getting in and out a lot easier.

Never seen anyone with any type of gut in one of these suits. Being a Race Rep, I guess they are counting on buyers being thin.

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there should be a sticky with pics of people in their leathers listing their dimensions and the size of the suit and any other important info. considering there is no place to try them on this would help alot of people.


That is a great idea.
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