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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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so i want to start hittin the track after a trackday and dont want to wear the rented digs or try to zip my textile jacket into a pair of pants. SO, i need some leathers. i like the idea of a 2 piece in case i just want to grab the jacket when i go around town, but also have the pants when it comes down to go fast time. Is a 2 piece suit a good buy, or should i be looking at 1 piece suits. Also some good names of makers would be a big help.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-27-2006, 08:59 AM
 
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Depends on your budjet.

Vanson makes the best suits imo. Dainse stuff is really good too.

Teknic makes decent suits for reasonable prices, and so does J.R.

Two pices suits work fine, but there is always a chance that the zipper will come apart and leave you more vulnerable in a crash.

Good luck trackin'
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Two pices suits work fine, but there is always a chance that the zipper will come apart and leave you more vulnerable in a crash.

Good luck trackin'
I've also heard that the two-pieces tend to bunch more at the midsection. Since I'm shooting for the Keith's school at MidOhio next year, I'm contemplating the one-piece thing too.

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so i want to start hittin the track after a trackday and dont want to wear the rented digs or try to zip my textile jacket into a pair of pants. SO, i need some leathers. i like the idea of a 2 piece in case i just want to grab the jacket when i go around town, but also have the pants when it comes down to go fast time. Is a 2 piece suit a good buy, or should i be looking at 1 piece suits. Also some good names of makers would be a big help.
I'm also considering a 2-piece J.R. GPX. I sort of get the feeling that I might be going overboard - not really sure. I don't want to mix and match a jacket with a pair of pants with only the small patch in the back. Anyone want to comment?

I'm also looking at a pair of SIDI Vertigo's since they seem to rate better than most everyone out there. Is this going way too far? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated. I would like to think that once I get more accustomed to my bike that I could dabble in some entry-level race training and see what the "hoopla" is all about.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 04:49 AM
 
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Nah, you're not going over board. You can never be too careful when it comes to track gear.
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Vertigo's are on my list of new gear as well and they'll be used extensively on the street. Generally you should get the best quality you can afford regardless of where you're riding.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 12:37 AM
 
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i have the alpine stars track pants and the (forgets name) alpine jaket to go along with them. doest bunch up on me at all, very comfortable. kinda pricey though. i think i spent 350 on the pants, and 450 on the jacket. i also like the ability to easily take my jacket off between sessions. get something the fits well, otherwise it will bunch up, and thats never fun.
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I'm also considering a 2-piece J.R. GPX. I sort of get the feeling that I might be going overboard - not really sure. I don't want to mix and match a jacket with a pair of pants with only the small patch in the back. Anyone want to comment?

I'm also looking at a pair of SIDI Vertigo's since they seem to rate better than most everyone out there. Is this going way too far? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated. I would like to think that once I get more accustomed to my bike that I could dabble in some entry-level race training and see what the "hoopla" is all about.

Thanks in advance,

SD
I have the GPX 2 peice suit and veritgo boots.. lovem both.. i really havent had time to get to the track but on the street they are great.. i would highly suggest goin with both.. i also use the jacket just around town when i dont want the pants on.. Just make sure you go to a shop and get fitted right.. that is the key!
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