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post #4021 of 4527
Vanson has been making phenomenal racing leathers for decades.
post #4022 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

I don't understand what's so appealing about Dainese; so far as I can tell, most other brands offer better quality/construction/materials at a cheaper price.

 

Also, isn't ICON 1000 stuff all made in China?

 

A few dozen pages back I was asking for some gear rec's. Based on rec's here and my research, I like the following brands:

 

Jackets/Pants: Vanson, Fox Creek Leather

Boots: Sidi, Gaerne

Gloves: Furygan, Held

Helmet: Shoei, Bell, Arai, Schuberth

 

The fit and finish of Dainese puts other brands to shame.  About the only complaint I can think of is the relative weakness of the zipper pulls on their jackets.  Tug too much and I can see them breaking.  Spidi's gear seems almost as well made, then A*.  I group most other companies way down with Joe Rocket.

post #4023 of 4527
So here's my take on it - it really depends on what type of riding you plan on doing AND the budget you have for gear.

If you're only going to buy one jacket, one boot, one pair of gloves, etc - then get the pair that will work for the most aggressive/dangerous style of riding you may do, i..e highway riding, track, etc.

If you can get more than one set of gear, then you can tailor to your planned riding style.

If I'm doing low-speed city riding, I'm ok with armoured wax or textile jacket, jeans, knee protectors and Red wings as my primary concern is impact protection.

If I'm on the highway, I want impact protection but abrasion protection as well so I'm wearing leather jacket with armour, armoured kevlar jeans, tall boots, etc.
post #4024 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post
 

The fit and finish of Dainese puts other brands to shame.

 

I would take a Vanson jacket 10 outta 10 times over a Dainese. Held gloves over Dainese. SIDI boots over Dainese.

post #4025 of 4527
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

 

I would take a Vanson jacket 10 outta 10 times over a Dainese. Held gloves over Dainese. SIDI boots over Dainese.

 

Everyone has their preferences. 

Although they make quality gear, I'm not a big fan of Vanson.  They just fit me odd and I don't want (read: can't afford) to pay for custom fit. 

I've had a set of Held Phantoms and damn near gave them away. 

I like Dainese full metal and maybe one or 2 other gloves but that's about it. My hands seem to like Spidi and A* gloves.  I think I'm allergic to Rev'it gloves.

I've done A* and TCX and like those over Sidi.  I like the minimalist Axial Pro boots but that sole doesn't look very long lasting so I wouldn't recommend them as an only boot. 

post #4026 of 4527
Good, thought i'm the only one allergic to Rev'it gloves, now you are the other one.
post #4027 of 4527
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Originally Posted by epb View Post

. For footwear, I wear TCX Streets, which resemble athletic high tops. I'm also looking to add some Dianese Technical Sneakers simply because I like the look of them.

Hmm, I may skip the Technicl Sneakers and add the new Rev-It Ginzas:

revit_ginza_boots_titanium_detail.jpg
post #4028 of 4527
I'm liking the new Stylmartin Indian boots as well.

stylmartin_indian_motorcycle_boots_union_garage0017_1.jpg
Edited by TRINI - 1/2/14 at 8:32pm
post #4029 of 4527

This bike started off life as a Triumph Daytona 675 which is arguably the best middleweight bike available to the general public.  Some might love this build while others will spit at their computer screens at it but I bet we will be seeing more of this kind of conversion in the near future

 

http://www.blackberry-wallpapers.com/uploads/allimg/110707/2-110FG626440-L.jpg

 

 

Triumph 675 Daytona

 

Triumph 675 Daytona

 

Triumph 675 Daytona

Triumph 675 Daytona 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 1/2/14 at 10:54pm
post #4030 of 4527
I like the boots as well, but the price is a little high for $295

I wish they have black leather with red shoe lace.
post #4031 of 4527
god the headlight
post #4032 of 4527
Re: Cafe Daytona 675

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!
post #4033 of 4527
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Re: Cafe Daytona 675

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!

 

LOL :fonz:

 

The Daytona is such a damn fine bike as is.

post #4034 of 4527
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Originally Posted by epb View Post


Hmm, I may skip the Technicl Sneakers and add the new Rev-It Ginzas:

revit_ginza_boots_titanium_detail.jpg

holy shit must kop, had no idea moto books could look so good.

post #4035 of 4527
The Rev'it rodeo boot isn't bad looking either. Brown or black...


It doesn't have speed hooks up top which would annoy me, but I believe that is a fairly simple retrofit.
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