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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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are there any specific gear companies that are really good and somewhat cheap and what gear do you recommend?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 07:35 PM
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are there any specific gear companies that are really good and somewhat cheap and what gear do you recommend?
I recomend what ever fits 2 things.
1. your body
2. your budget

Any gear is better than no gear, different brands will give you different options, but most are quite similar.

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I recomend what ever fits 2 things.
1. your body
2. your budget

Any gear is better than no gear, different brands will give you different options, but most are quite similar.

One salesman told me he would only buy Alpinestars, and that's all he would recommend. Granted, they make good stuff (I have a Spinner Jacket) but AGV or Icon or even Joe Rocket have good stuff too. Go for the look you like, but more importantly, WHAT FITS YOU!!
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 10:27 PM
 
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You can find gear for almost any budget. The more expensive stuff will have a better fit and finish and more options. Most importantly...any gear you get must fit properly.



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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I should hopefully get my bike over summer so this site really helps.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 01:17 PM
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Just one thing about your helmet...99% are these days, but make sure that your helmet is certified. (DOT etc..depending on where you are from) If for some reason you get a used helmet...make sure to find out if there are any cracks in it (check yourself) and ask if the helmet has/had ever been in a crash.

Just an FYI Lookin out for your safety

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 02:54 PM
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Gears, like most things in life, belong to the category of get-what-you-pay-for type.

However, like others have said, some gears is better than no gears. So what if you're on a budget and can't afford AlpineStar or Dainese? The lesser brands are a lot better than T-shirt and shorts.

Price out some brands and models to make sure that they fit your budget and then go try out for size to make sure they fit your physique.

I personally will not recommend used helmets because simply you don't know what happened to the damn helmet? Was it dropped? Was it hung on the side of the bike while the dude went 100-MPH and have it bouncing against the frame? Maybe some bad chemicals spilled into the liner and destroyed the shock absorbing foam? Those are the kinds of things that you can't tell just from looking at a helmet.

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Gears, like most things in life, belong to the category of get-what-you-pay-for type.

However, like others have said, some gears is better than no gears. So what if you're on a budget and can't afford AlpineStar or Dainese? The lesser brands are a lot better than T-shirt and shorts.

Price out some brands and models to make sure that they fit your budget and then go try out for size to make sure they fit your physique.

I personally will not recommend used helmets because simply you don't know what happened to the damn helmet? Was it dropped? Was it hung on the side of the bike while the dude went 100-MPH and have it bouncing against the frame? Maybe some bad chemicals spilled into the liner and destroyed the shock absorbing foam? Those are the kinds of things that you can't tell just from looking at a helmet.

Nothing wrong with used gear....except for helmets. Spend the cash and get new.



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