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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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right on i'm all geared up!

placed an order with ridegear.com

got me an:

HRX cortech jacket
a* knee guards
sixsixone bomber shorts
a* SMX-plus vented boots
shift kevlar riding jeans.

ready to roll!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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what about the lid & gloves?
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i have a signet GT arai...yea forgot about the gloves, ill have to find some off ebay... just wearin some hand me down moto gloves right now that aren't that great.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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what do you all think, should I get some real pants too? probably the HRX cortech pants to go with my jacket eh? get them a lil big so I will just pull them over what i'm wearing.

if these riding jeans aren't good in a slide then theres no point imo to have em... i'll spend the $180 or so for the hrx pants!
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The riding jeans are not meant to replace proper riding pants. They may be beefed up over regular denim pants, but they're still denim pants. Good for a quick jaunt around town. But if you want additional protection then go with a riding pants; textile or leather. I have good luck with the First Gear Mesh-Tex overpants. I can wear it without regular pants underneath or I can wear it with pants underneath (as in going to work). I had a pretty good crash with it. Slid on the chest for a good way. The knees took some impact and abrasion but the textile didn't wear through. Cortech makes good stuff but I don't think that their pants are overpants.
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The riding jeans are not meant to replace proper riding pants. They may be beefed up over regular denim pants, but they're still denim pants. Good for a quick jaunt around town. But if you want additional protection then go with a riding pants; textile or leather. I have good luck with the First Gear Mesh-Tex overpants. I can wear it without regular pants underneath or I can wear it with pants underneath (as in going to work). I had a pretty good crash with it. Slid on the chest for a good way. The knees took some impact and abrasion but the textile didn't wear through. Cortech makes good stuff but I don't think that their pants are overpants.
If you wanna get serious you need some serious pants. Not jeans.



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If you wanna get serious you need some serious pants. Not jeans.
But the Kevlar is better than the Levis I'm rocking now. Next paycheck....

Fat paycheck is going to get real thin, real quick. I need gloves, pants, bars, and sliders. So: ~$80 + $120 + $170 + $190 = $560

That might not all happen!
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It doesn't hurt to have a couple of decent riding jeans. Yes, we do dress for the crash but at the same time, let's be reasonable. Why should you wear riding pants (textile or leather) when you just going to toot down the street a couple of miles for coffee (unless your idea of tooting down the street means redline in fourth gear)?

I can't speak for others but my pants wearing guide goes like this:

1. Just a few miles ride on the streets with no freeway traffic - riding jeans.

2. Everything else - riding pants (textile or leathers depending on the type of ride and weather).
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My ride to n from the college i wear my jeans and new age hiking boots (strings tucked in). Roughly 5 miles with speed limits of no more than 45 the way I go or 55 if I take the bybass. Of course I always wear my lid n gloves, and now I have a leather jacket so i wear it, th oit gets awfully hot when stopped. lol
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The riding jeans are not meant to replace proper riding pants. They may be beefed up over regular denim pants, but they're still denim pants. Good for a quick jaunt around town. But if you want additional protection then go with a riding pants; textile or leather. I have good luck with the First Gear Mesh-Tex overpants. I can wear it without regular pants underneath or I can wear it with pants underneath (as in going to work). I had a pretty good crash with it. Slid on the chest for a good way. The knees took some impact and abrasion but the textile didn't wear through. Cortech makes good stuff but I don't think that their pants are overpants.
As far as fit, how do those overpants run? Small, true to size or big?
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As far as fit, how do those overpants run? Small, true to size or big?
Since that they're overpants, they run big. You order your normal pants size and they're automatically sized larger. If you wear a 36 then get a 36 for your overpants, etc. But it doesn't hurt to try it out before handing out the cash.
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