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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

Second hand kit

Does anyone know of any decent sites to get second hand kit to, or should I just buy it new?


I want to get some leathers, a guy who I ride with said I can get decent kit online and doesn't mean forking out however much.

Only problem is, is that my height is a bit disproportionate, i'm about 5-10/11" but my legs are about 32W 28-30L so I doubt many people would be selling kit I like who are the same height. 

So if anyone knows a decent site which offers cheap variety of kit leather jacket/trousers, boots, gloves. Would be greatful.

Or should I just buy a kit outright? Was looking at Hein Gerike or RST.

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

If you're

an awkward shape / size, your best bet is to try gear on in a shop; bear in mind every manufacturer has their own ideas regarding size anyhow.

I personally prefer buying from a shop for that very reason (even though its more expensive).

A decent shop should be able to do you a decent price.

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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

AdieR

Do you have a preferred brand/shop? :biggrin:


I am trying to find something reasonably cheap but not of bad quality. Was looking at the RST Slice/Tractech Jacket/boots/gloves and the Shark S900 helmet because I like the style. However I will try one different helmets as different brands shape different heads. 

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

I usually

use my local bike shop 2 streets away, he tends to be pretty good with pricing / deals.

Haven't particularly got a preferred brand, but my advice is steer clear of the Rayven stuff; I've got some, and some of it doesn't seem all that well made.

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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

Okies

:laugh:

There is a store where I bought my bike from and they seem to be well equip. Also they gave me a card which I get money back on my purchase so if I did buy stuff new I get a bit of money back :sunglasses:

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

kit

I use Akito gear. It's very low priced. Also, consider SPADA kit. It's also low in price.

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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

I'll have a look!

I saw some people wearing akito, I've never heard of it so didn't really look into it.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Akito

Akito has been about for over 10 years now. My original jacket (10 years old) is so comfy, I just can't retire it. It's not fully waterproof any more, and probably not quite as warm as it was when new. But it cost £100 with a free pair of gloves (worth £40) when new. I believe the Akito model that replaces it (Python 2?) is approx £60.
SPADA is also inexpensive.

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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

I will have a look

I looked on the website and Akito has a supplier near me. I like the look of Spada too seeing as they go for in-expense but quality.


Also RST is apparently sturdy for their price so will just have to shop around. 

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