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    What kind of riding gear should I invest in? I probably won’t get a one piece, since I am not doing track days – just street riding.

    Please come with opinions and tips to what kind of gear I should get.
    For starters, which helmet brand do you recommend? And what type of gloves, jackets, pants etc…

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    Get an ARAI helmet. Best hands down in my opinion.

    Then get a 3 stage jacket, heavy jeans, and some good gloves.

    At the very least.

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    Difference between an Arai vs. Shoei vs. AGV etc?

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    check revzilla.com. they have video reviews on allmost every helmet (and anything else) you can think of and go into great detail. I wish I could afford an Arai or Shoei but I’m stuck deciding between the bell vortex flying tiger and a silver Icon alliance. My current helmet is Bilt by cycle gear and I do not recoment it as it is a piece of crap.

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    I’ll try to avoid your helmet then, hehe.

    What about other gear, any recommendations of brands or types of gear?

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    For now I just have a jacket and helmet. I plan on getting gloves and riding shoes along with a better helmet and maybe some riding jeans or protective undergarments. I’m not big into brands to be honest. I just try to find things that fit my budget and style.

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    Brands do not matter, as long as they are good quality and offer good protection. I do not care to get something for $XXXX when I can get an equivalent thing in terms of protection etc for $XXX instead.

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    Do anyone of you have an opinion on the Shoei RF-1100?

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    Icon makes nice jackets that breath really well I’m the summer so you can ride with protection and not be extremely hot

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    Is ICON the only brand who has this? Please come w/ other suggestions on gear as well.

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    I have a scorpion Exo-1100 and I love it…a bit heavy but a very good helmet w/o spending 600 bones

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    I like arai and shoei due to their 5 shell sizes (big head, little body lol so I fit nicely with size L. I don’t know who else make 5 shell sizes) but whatever you choose, make sure it fits comfortably. I like racing jacket cos it fits tight. Im looking to get a leather jacket too, but the one i like costs a fortune lol. Like ATX said revzilla is prob the best place for u to shop. free shipping, no restock fee.

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    I got a Icon Contra Jacket and love it, Its comfy breathes well, and has a removable insert to cool it down some more, just ordered new glloves and I ride with a Icon Alliance Threshold helmet

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    Nguyen: I have not tried an Arai helmet yet. I might do that to see how it is compared to the Shoei, as I am in the game for a new racing helmet.

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    why do you need a helmet when you dont have a bike?

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    Mac: Check your Wall.

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    nothing on it bud.

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    okay okay okay.. removed more threads.. let’s keep it friendly. If you guys have problems, don’t post in the forums, message each other. If it becomes a bigger issue, include me.

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    Haha idk what’s up with these two. U can see them on almost every thread fighting. Admin should create a debate corner lol.

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    Both have been talked to and will (should) keep it in private messaging… Don’t want to see the site filled with bashing posts.. we’ll leave that garbage for other forums to deal with.

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