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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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HJC CL-15 and joe rocket phoenix 4.0

I am just now getting around to collecting gear.
What do you all think of the HJC CL-15 Helmet?
http://hjchelmets.com/cl15.htm
I am thinking of the new Dragon graphic.



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What do you all think of the joe rocket phoenix 4.0 jackets?
http://joerocket.com/products/produc...roducts_id=786
I am thinking of going with one in red.

I have been told good things about each of these products, but that was just by sales people. I tried on a HJC CL-15 XL helmet and it felt great and gave good visibility, but I am interested in long distance riding comfort, and ventilation.
I also tried on a joe rocket jacket, it wasnít the phoenix, but it was the same style and was comfy but kind of tight in the chest. That was a medium, but the large made the pads feel too loose. Options? Opinions?
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my cl-15 is pretty nice. only reason I want a different one is that its way too big (the S is same as the XL in shell size), but since you are getting an XL that wont be a problem. how much are you paying for it?
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my cl-15 is pretty nice. only reason I want a different one is that its way too big (the S is same as the XL in shell size), but since you are getting an XL that wont be a problem. how much are you paying for it?
$140 for the helmet
$160 for the jacket
pluss 10% good customer discount (bought the bike through the shop)
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 11:30 PM
 
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I have a JR Phoenix I wear in the summer. Incredible ventilation with the mesh. Feels like a t-shirt with pads.



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I have a JR Phoenix I wear in the summer. Incredible ventilation with the mesh. Feels like a t-shirt with pads.
I liked the feel of their blaster3.0- not sure how the phoenix compares though.
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I liked the feel of their blaster3.0- not sure how the phoenix compares though.
The Blaster is leather. The Phoenix is mesh.



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I don't care for the CL-15. Looks like a decent helmet, but it doesn't fit my headshape. The AC-12 Carbon fits the same way, and it feels about the same weight. Shoei RF-1000 was slightly heavier, and the Suomy Vandal feels like it weighs the same as the Carbon.
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The mesh flys around like a parachute. Make sure you get a snug one, so it's not flying around all day.
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The mesh flys around like a parachute. Make sure you get a snug one, so it's not flying around all day.
Yeah Im a big little dude.
a medium is snug/tight. I would never buy a jacket that snug in the real world but the large was so loose that the pads sift around way too easy. So I think Im all good there
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Yeah Im a big little dude.
a medium is snug/tight. I would never buy a jacket that snug in the real world but the large was so loose that the pads sift around way too easy. So I think Im all good there
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Well my birth day has come and passed and left me sitting around with $95 in K&W cycle gift certificates (local bike shop). So after pay day I skipped on down, picked up my brain bucket, and ordered my jacket.

I decided that a tinted visor might just be a good idea, instead of wearing sun glasses under the helmet.

Today I went to TT cycles (a shop close to my work) and checked out the tinted visors. I donít know how it came up but they mentioned that some jackets come with visor pockets built in. I was very pleasantly surprised that my new phoenix 4.0 has one of those pockets.
I luck out again!

any way while I was at the shop I asked them about riding pants, something along the lines of mesh with pads in all the right places. They said they have something way better. They showed me these denim pants. I said big whoop, jeans. They then explained that they were 2 layers of denim with a layer of Kevlar between and mesh and 2 inch wide stripes of breathable material here and there. They said they were great, nice and cool and very protective.

I guess what Iím asking is are these good pants?
is there some thing else that I should look into instead of buying them?
I am basically looking for something a little cooler than regular jeans that I can wear in the summer over/instead of shorts?
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shorts = bad
gear =
if you want denim product, check out draggin jeans. There are a few on here that have some experience with them.
Way to go on the buy!!

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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Cool Ill check into them.
I kinda think the denim would be too hot but I dont all know how it will be with the vented sections.
Im basically trying to figgure out what would be better protection than shorts but cooler than leathers.
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if you want denim product, check out draggin jeans. There are a few on here that have some experience with them.
Way to go on the buy!!
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gear doesn't get too bad, it's all ventelated to breath as you ride.
many jackets, gloves, and helmets actually feel like you aren't wearing them, the air flow is that good.

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