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Exactly. But even more than that, is that they used to be the pinnacle of quality, and now are just selling their name. They're using past success to carry their current business, not putting out as good of a product, but selling at high-qual prices, it seems.

I would say teknic is on par with a* quality, but has much better pricing. For example... my teknic chicane pants were only 180 bucks. Full leather, full and partial circumference waist zippers, knee pucks, etc. Real nice. A bunch of other people I know have them too...
I got my one piece for $500. 180 for just pants isn't too bad of a price difference. It's not like I paid 1000 for my suit. New cheap suits usually run 300-500 and the suits that are worth a damn including the cheaper brands run 600-1000, then the bad ass race suits are in the 1000+ range.

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What are the pros and cons of 2piece versus 1 piece suits?
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What are the pros and cons of 2piece versus 1 piece suits?
Get a two piece, unless you plan to race you don't need a 1 piece. Seriously, I regret getting a 1 piece. While everyone is taking off their jackets to sit down and grab something to eat on a long ride, you look like a douche doing the leather dance and then walk around the restaurant with a big leather flap hanging off the back of you.

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Difference between 2 piece suit and leather jacket and pants?
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Difference between 2 piece suit and leather jacket and pants?
2 pc suit is just matching pants and jacket that are made to zip together. If you want to do a track day, you need something that zips together.

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I got my one piece for $500.
My opinions of alpinestars in this thread only pertain to MSRPs.... but if you can get them on a killer sale, you may be able to get what you pay for...
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My opinions of alpinestars in this thread only pertain to MSRPs.... but if you can get them on a killer sale, you may be able to get what you pay for...
MSRP on most name brand stuff is insane. I would never pay $700 for a helmet when I can get one that is comfortable enough and has just as good of tests as the top of the line ones like Arai RX-7s and Shoei X-11s for much much cheaper. Especially since helmets have a short life span as soon as you start wearing them.

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For those interested Newenough has some killer deals on 1 piece suits right now. Limited sizes.



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I love newenough and have bought a lot of gear from them. However, I have yet to see a women's leather jacket/pants that will turn into a trackable suit.

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I love newenough and have bought a lot of gear from them. However, I have yet to see a women's leather jacket/pants that will turn into a trackable suit.
Coulda swore they had a women's 1 piece A*.



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I love newenough and have bought a lot of gear from them. However, I have yet to see a women's leather jacket/pants that will turn into a trackable suit.
Joe Rocket has a separate jacket & sport pants (tapered tight at the ankle) that you can use as a track suit. I can't remember top of my head what it's called though.

Gears for women are unfortunately slim pickin'.

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Joe Rocket has a separate jacket & sport pants (tapered tight at the ankle) that you can use as a track suit. I can't remember top of my head what it's called though.

Gears for women are unfortunately slim pickin'.
GPX I think.
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Thanks for the tip. And most of my other gear is JR so I will definitely look into that more.

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MIght wanna try asking the ladies over at sporbikegurlz.com

i'm on sportbikegurls.com, already put in my ... teknic venom 2 piece

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GPX I think.
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When you think of important motorcycle gear what comes to mind. Jacket, gloves, helmet, boots but do you think of chaps? Leather chaps are very important for a motorcycle rider. Think about it, leather chaps have been around before the automotive technology even came into play. The horsemen wore leather chaps to help protect them against the rubbing on the horse and saddle as well as brushing up against objects of nature burs, trees, cattle and even man made material such as fences etc. To this day horse riders still wear chaps. This is because it is an important piece of protection.

Now when thinking of riding a horse or a motorcycle I would say riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous. So why wouldn't you wear chaps. Well, some people do not like the look. There are so many styles of chaps to choose from that this should not even come into play. Think about the old cowboy days like John Wayne (the Duke). Now that was a man and he wore chaps. Nobody made fun of him. And he wore them for protection.

With so many styles to choose from everyone should be able to find there individual style. Some have zippered sides, some have laces and buckles. You can get them snug fitting or with a little flair like the cowboys wore. These are called bat wings as they flair out to the side and the back is open. You can get shotgun chaps which wrap around the legs completely. These are a slimmer fit and worn all the time in the winter as they provide more warmth and insulation than the bat wings. There is also half chaps which just cover the bottom half of the leg. These are mostly worn in the hot summer months. You can get stylish with fringe and conchos. And you can even get them with patches already sewn on, to make a statement.
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