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Im wondering what you guys wear while on the track, do you guys go as far as those protection jackets? Is it just personal preference to go with mx or street style clothes?
 

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if your riding on asphalt, especially a track, its a leather suit, no question. Thats what its made for. MX is for dirt.
 

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do beginners even buy full leathers? Those things arnt cheap
My first bike cost me about $1000, I spent more than that in gear and it was worth every penny when I wrecked the bike 3 weeks later and skidded almost 75 feet across asphalt, gravel, sand, and grass finally into a tree. Walked away with a sore knee and that was it, would have been a LOT worse had I not been wearing helmet, jacket, etc.

Unfortunately I still don't have the money for a full one peice suit :( So it winds up being a jacket and then a very thick pair of jeans (yes, I know asphalt will still go through it, I'm saving money right now to buy a one peice suite).
 

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Those of you saying that leathers have to be expensive aren't looking very hard at all. Cycle Gear recently released the new line of Frank Thomas suits. Retail is $500 for a one piece, and if you pick up a catalog there is a 20% off coupon in the back. That makes it $400 for a pretty nice suit.

I already have a 2-Piece and it saved my ass big time and sustained very minimal damage but I'm still planning to replace it with one of those Frank Thomas 1 pieces. I tried em on and they fit very nice, the leather is much softer and more flexible than the older stuff, and for the price you cant beat em.
 

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Look for used stuff if your on a tight budget. Try on some suits in dealerships and friends to figure out what size you need. I have had great success with ebay. You can easily find a full suit for around $300.
 

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I just got a 2 piece Joe Rocket Super Moto suit. It has lots of armour in it, weighs a fair bit but I like the protection. The only thing I don't like is the gloves don't have any gaunlets on them so the wrist zippers only stay down for about a lap or two.
 

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Now i like the look of that, if I eat it and mess up the jacket I can just replace the jacket and not the pants. MX jersey's also look sick.
a quality suit will hold up through a few offs atleast. in most cases you can if you have a two piece. If you like MX jersey's so much, just wear one over your jacket.
 
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