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Old 06-24-2009, 05:58 PM
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New gear I'm gonna buy

I get bored easily with my stuff, so I made a list of the new stuff I'm buying next check.

Icon Americana Helmet:


Icon Pursuit Gloves:


TCX Boots:
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:23 AM
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Those gloves are nice but look a little fagile...
See if there is a local place where you could try them on and see them in person.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:22 PM
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Those gloves are nice but look a little fagile...
See if there is a local place where you could try them on and see them in person.
The seller says no q's asked returns, so I'll give em a try! No place around here even carries Icon gear, WI sucks...
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This is going to be my next helmet (which really takes me back to my old Army days):

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Old 06-25-2009, 07:09 PM
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This is going to be my next helmet (which really takes me back to my old Army days):

Definately unique, but I'm pretty sure they're not legal here in WI? At least that's what I've read on the cbr forums...?
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Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.

It's basically a 3/4 (covers the ears), has a cool sliding visor and is made by AGV (which I assume, can only sell legal DOT-approved helmets in the U.S.).

I'm also looking at Timberland-type boots like these, but in black:




(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know).
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(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know).
I'm sorry but if I saw a biker roll to a stop and then fall over I would lmao


Of course then I would go up to him and check on him, but I'd be holding back a snicker...
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Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.

It's basically a 3/4 (covers the ears), has a cool sliding visor and is made by AGV (which I assume, can only sell legal DOT-approved helmets in the U.S.).

I'm also looking at Timberland-type boots like these, but in black:




(And yes, I have to watch out for those laces. Wouldn't want to have them wrap up in the shift lever, because if they do and you roll into a stop, you might not be able to put your left foot down and keep the bike upright........don't ask me how I know).

1) I think it's ridiculous not to get a full face helmet

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2) I think it's ridiculous not to buy proper riding boots.
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Why is it not legal? Can't be any worse than those half-helmets.
My bad, I was thinking of another helmet I saw on some cbrforums, the helmet looked very similiar, but it was from Europe. Apparently it didn't have the same safety regulations...

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1) I think it's ridiculous not to get a full face helmet

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2) I think it's ridiculous not to buy proper riding boots.
I know you know a lot about gear, any recomendations on nice, breathable pants? I'm not going with a full body suit, I've already got the jacket and all other gear, but the pants are holding me back...
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I know you know a lot about gear, any recomendations on nice, breathable pants? I'm not going with a full body suit, I've already got the jacket and all other gear, but the pants are holding me back...
I don't have any specific recommendations on pants.. Go to www.webbikeworld.com and put 'pants' into the search box... read their reviews, I've always found them to be thorough and accurate.
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