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Getting a new suit...but what?

Aight, it's time to get a new suit. It'll be a track only suit.

Budget is definitely up there. With as much time I spend at the track, I'll go down eventually. I'd rather have an expensive suit and no doctor bill than a cheap suit and an expensive doctor's bill. At the same time, the cheaper the better.

Some of the ones I'm looking at:
RS Taichi NXL303 GP-WRX R303 Leather Race Suit
RS Taichi NXL064 Blast Viper Evo Leather Race Suit
RS Taichi NXL100 GP-Max R100 Leather Suit
Arlen Ness K11 Kangaroo Suit - KneeDraggers.com
HEROIC TRAXXION ROAD RACING / MOTARD SUIT
CUSTOM - HEROIC TRAXXION ROAD RACING / MOTARD SUIT

Any other suggestions? I will not buy A*. But if there's any other suggestions for a high quality track suit, I'm definitely open to suggestions!

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-Cody

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post #2 of 118 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 02:16 PM
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Look at BKS. I have the leopard suite. I tired in on at cycle gear and really liked it. I ordered my suite right from BKS. It's the same price as a off the rack suite, but its hand made in England. It's inner rolled leather that is triple stitched I believe. The padding is all adjustable on the inside as well. Over all the suite is a major step up from my teknic suite.
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i'd say go with the heroic suit but their price is hefty. well worth it's price imo.

the bks stuff looks just as good; was going to buy a bks jacket but no monies.

also, idk what size you are or if you're willing to buy next to new but

Heroic Traxxion Racing 1pc Suit size 52 : Honda CBR 600RR Sportbike Forum : 600RR.Net save you a good chuck on dolla dolla bills

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thanks for looking out. I'd be very interested if it was a little bigger (or i was about 2" shorter).

Does BKS sell in the states?
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Yes BKS does ship to the US. They have very standard sizing, so it is easy to get the right suite the first time.

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Here's a guy who makes custom (and has standard) suits.

Have seen the name around here, and I believe JDgun (2nd from the top, and maybe more people) from this site has one of the customs .

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if youre willing to shell out for a really nice suit, go for the t-raps version of the gpmax r100 you got listed up there, thatd be my dream suit
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=8164

thaaaat or you definately cant go wrong with heroics!

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We have all 2011 Arlen Ness suits on close out. I would put their suits against any suit at twice the price and we have free shipping in the
U.S. If you put the code word "xmas" you will get an extra 10% off. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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I emailed Todd at Heroic early Tuesday. Hopefully I'll hear back from him soon.

I will not be buying the air bag suit...haha. I can guarantee I'd forget about that damn cord. And that's a little more than I want to spend anyway.
-Cody

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I emailed Todd at Heroic early Tuesday. Hopefully I'll hear back from him soon.

I will not be buying the air bag suit...haha. I can guarantee I'd forget about that damn cord. And that's a little more than I want to spend anyway.
-Cody
he is also a member here now too.
altho, i havent seen him post much recently.
he stays pretty busy.

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