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post #1 of 29 Old 03-04-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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But this goes for if you are riding on the street because I want everyone to be safe...

I'm going to start to look at suits (I have a cheapass suit I had made and will wear for a bit this year), and I wanted to know what are your favorite suits...off the rack or custom made. Gloves/chest and back protectors/boots.

I am in need of the chest and back protector. I'm really short so if you are as well, that would help in my decision as to what to get.

Thanks ladies!
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But seriously get a 2 piece if your body doesn't fit well in suits.
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But this goes for if you are riding on the street because I want everyone to be safe...

I'm going to start to look at suits (I have a cheapass suit I had made and will wear for a bit this year), and I wanted to know what are your favorite suits...off the rack or customer. Gloves/chest and back protectors/boots.

I am in need of the chest and back protector. I'm really short so if you are as well, that would help in my decision as to what to get.

Thanks ladies!
I know there are a few manufacturers that have suits tailored specifically for women, I know Astars does but the other escape me.

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But seriously get a 2 piece if your body doesn't fit well in suits.
Don't resist the urge to give me your input...i'm looking at back protectors and chest protectors now. I want input from people who have used them and what they like and don't like about each one.

I want what you like and don't like about different brands of suits.

This is what I"m looking for. The general statements I already know, this ain't my first rodeo. LOL...i'm ready to put in the $$ for good equipment now that I know I'm staying in this game.
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Don't resist the urge to give me your input...i'm looking at back protectors and chest protectors now. I want input from people who have used them and what they like and don't like about each one.

I want what you like and don't like about different brands of suits.

This is what I"m looking for. The general statements I already know, this ain't my first rodeo. LOL...i'm ready to put in the $$ for good equipment now that I know I'm staying in this game.
Like nasty said astars is where its at if you really want some good stuff, im not familiar with all the different brands but I have had lots of astares, fox, thor, and icon gear(just gloves which I love) and astars out performs them all, but the problem is price.

My "input" was gonna be lingerie if you must know...
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Quality customs are the best bet. Off the shelve with alterations if needed is fine too. 1 piece all the way if you are serious about track riding and your safety.

A* is a good brand with good prices generally. Arlen Ness and Heroic are higher up and I am looking at those two for my next suit sometime this year.

When shopping around, look at the suits construction. In a crash, the seams blowing out is what will separate crap, good, and great suits. My A* Carver was good once broken in, but after one medium speed low side and one high speed throw off, it needs repair.

Boots, A* crash well. SIDI, Teknic, Dianese all crash well as well. My A* SP-1 are ok, probably give something else a go once this pair is done.
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Dainese does women's suits.
Look at the Tattoo suit, its a couple of years old and selling cheap.
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I will second Sidi's for boots. Good thing is all hard parts are replacable. I have the Sidi Vortices and they are fantastic
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astar & i believe arlen ness makes women specific suits. i may know some suits for sale for women on my local forum and can find out for u. i had some forcefield back & chest protector. they are soft & conforms to your body curves when hot. i recently bought impact armour which is similar to focefield stuff but custom cut to your body. i know they make women specific body armour: http://impactarmor.homestead.com/
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But this goes for if you are riding on the street because I want everyone to be safe...

I'm going to start to look at suits (I have a cheapass suit I had made and will wear for a bit this year), and I wanted to know what are your favorite suits...off the rack or custom made. Gloves/chest and back protectors/boots.

I am in need of the chest and back protector. I'm really short so if you are as well, that would help in my decision as to what to get.

Thanks ladies!
I am a huge fan of Spidi leathers and I would buy some in a heartbeat if I had that kind of dough. I have a short/petite frame (5'6" 36-28-36) and they fit nicely. The leather is always really good quality too. Kushitani makes some nice stuff, but if I remember correctly their women's stuff is all custom.

Aside from that I'd say Alpinestars is decent on a budget.

Chest protectors are another story. I haven't been able to find one that I like, although the Icon womens Stryker vest (I think it is) is pretty decent and I've been wanting to get one to wear under my leathers at the track. Right now I'm just wearing a Dainese back protector.

When it comes to boots I'm a Sidi girl. I love mine and I've had them for close to ten years now (track, canyons, adventure riding, etc) and they are still holding up like champs.
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Look at the Tattoo suit, its a couple of years old and selling cheap.
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I do love that suit and was looking at it today actually.
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I do love that suit and was looking at it today actually.
It is under a grand.

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I recently purchased an Alpinestars Stella Monza womens two piece suit. Got the white one. Also got the A* womens SMX-5 boots, which are super comfy. Complete the look with some A* SMX gloves. Super quality leathers. Spent around $1200 fo everthing. Sizing is off, had my measurements, ordered two sizes too big and it didn't fit. I am four sizes over my norm and am perfect. Looking for back protector now!


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My wife has been track riding for almost 10 years, she is a street rider/commuter/tourer too. she will not get on her bike (nor will I) without all the gear, all the time. here is her gear list now

shoei rf1100 divinity helmet
PsycleSkin under suit
spidi lady lizard suit (she has 2... one for the track, and one for touring)
alpinestars gp plus gloves
alpinestars smx plus boots
knox countour chest and back protectors.

these work well for her, she loves them and she is very picky about what she likes and doesnt like.

those saying sidi boots... most are men. sidi does not make super small sizes for ladies. i have the vortice and love them but,... they do not make them smaller than a 39 euro which is a about 6-7 men's. they do have leeser boots from sidi with good features, like the vertigo Lei but, you are limited to colors of black with pink stripes or back with white stripes. the other styles are not made small enough for ladies. but they do offer alot of color choices and boot styles for men.

the best piece of advice i can give you is find a retailer with items in stock and go try them on. find what you like, and what fits your frame and head. or find other ladies with the same stuff you are looking at, and ask them to try them on. most female riders are very proud, and happy to help other ladies along with their quest for better gear or learning to ride more.

if you think track riding is in your future, i would go right to the one piece suits. two pieces are ok for beginners, or street riding to start with but, when you get faster (and you will), you will want the most protection you can. a zippered 2 piece unit may be functional but, the zipper is the weak link in a crash. and the last thing you want exposed is your back or belly, when surfing the asphalt.

everyone goes down... EVERYONE! buy the best protection you can or cannot afford. it is the only thing between you, the ground, skin grafts, scars, and possibly death. this is not where you skimp.

i want to congratulate you on first off being a lady rider, and mostly want to thank you for being very intelligent, for seeing the need to protect yourself by seeking out and buying the PROPER gear for riding. GOOD ON YOU!!!!

here are some pics of her (and I, in one) she moved up and started riding the advanced group this last season with sportbiketracktime.com (before i did i might add). i am VERY PROUD of her. I see you are close by, to our region, you should check out the tracks in michigan (grattan, gingerman), illinois (autobahn, black hawk), putnam park in indy, mid ohio near columbus. and YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT DOWN TO BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK IN ALABAMA. that is THE BEST TRACK FACILITY EVER! check out sportbike track times forum, join in, and sign up to ride. you will learn more in one novice day of instruction than you can in 10 years of trial and error on your own, on the street.

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