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Right, I posted on here a while back about what kit to get for my DAS. I ended up using the schools kit as I didnt want to spend the money before I knew that I liked riding.


Fast forward and i've got a cbr600fs that I picked up at the weekend and no kit to ride it... I always do things the wrong way round. I've just been and picked up some Sidi vertigo boots that I got off ebay for cheap and I know what lid I want.


So that leaves leathers/textiles. I have no idea what to go for, I am generally only going to be riding the bike as a hobby, may commute when weather is nice in the summer here and there. I was originally looking at textiles, then changed my mind to two piece leathers. I've then read that the jackets on a two piece are too short to be worn with jeans anyways. So then I thought might as well go the whole hog and get 1 piece.


My problem with the 1 piece is that it seems full on race style. Im only gonna be riding round the local roads this summer, though my mates will push me to do a track day.


Anyone got any advice as to what to go for? What do I need to look for in terms of fit?

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Guest philgale

after coming off twice i would say 1 piece.....


and poss a textile jacket and some dragging deans if you really want to wear jeans


oh and get on a track day :lol:

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I bought my textiles in a hurry before i sat my CBT and regret going for the cheapest. I bought the RST jacket and jeans and you can tell they are cheap, bits have fallen off and my jeans ripped on the seam down the back as I have a big arse. The guy replaced them no problem but within a couple of weeks they too were on their way out so i replaced them today for a more expensive pair. Again the guy was great and replaced them no problem and let me pay the extra for the more expensive ones. These seem much better and I wish I'd gone for them when I first bought them. I've also bought a pair of actual red route denim jeans and a frank thomas cheapo jacket for shorter runs. But go for the best you can afford. I don't see a problem with two piece stuff though, jackets aren't any shorter than normal jackets and a lot have the zips that you can connect the two together.

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Thanks for the quick response. Are there any brands to avoid, looking at alpinestars you seem to be paying for the brand. Saw these http://helmetcity.co.uk/Spyke_B224UY.aspx that look quite nice. Think i've just gotta go out on sat morn and try em all on, see what fits best. Im just against looking like a power ranger and having a lack of riding ability, but then again I should know better as i've fallen of bikes too much already (DH mtb/bmx) to care.

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Guest philgale

spyke are good ones, i paid 400 for my frank thomas ones which have done two spills and still good for a few more :lol:


alpinstars you are paying for the name but then thats with a lot of them....

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I`d have a look at some RST gear as well. Reasonably priced and good quality. Two piece, one piece, do what you feel safest in. Phils right, one piece will provide slighty more protection in that they cannot come apart and ride up exposing the body to the tar. You`ve got the idea though, go and try em all on. Great news to hear you did like the biking scene

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