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2/18/2013 6:53 PM

I used to like the simpson stuff but cant seen to find it anymore
roll with tld now

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2/18/2013 7:03 PM

The problem for us bigger guys (40+ waist) is only a few companies actually make highend gear that fits. Been on Thor Phase gear with mixed results. Looking to move to Oneal due to the history in the sport and the way the ass of the pants is constructed.

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2/18/2013 7:18 PM

MT MX wrote:

Is that your stab at sarcasm?
I was sponsored by Yoko back in the early 1990's and the gear was one of the best I've ever wore. It held up way better than Thor (for the day). Dave Coupe and the gang were a good bunch of guys and would bust their balls for you.

Relax dude... it's not like I just banged your wife or something. Glover, Yoko, and some of the other stuff was just "different". I always thought the Yoko stuff looked similar in quality to AXO and Fox but had some "Euro" things that made it a little ghey (like the padded elbows).

IMO, most of today''s gear is horrid looking. Too busy for my tastes. I like the looks of some of the TLD stuff and the Fox, JT, and O'Neal throwback stuff is good looking. But it's all about personal taste. As far as quality, if you want the best it's Klim or Sinisalo. From there, I'd say Fox and JT.

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2/18/2013 7:43 PM

AXO is still the best!

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2/18/2013 7:59 PM


I've had good luck with Fox gear their cheap stuff isn't bad and is pretty cheap.

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2/18/2013 9:08 PM

TLD gets my vote. I still have a set of Thor Core gear from 04. It's very well made, don't know about their new stuff.

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2/19/2013 12:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2013 12:12 AM

BigDaddyG wrote:

The problem for us bigger guys (40+ waist) is only a few companies actually make highend gear that fits. Been on Thor Phase gear with mixed results. Looking to move to Oneal due to the history in the sport and the way the ass of the pants is constructed.

Try fly kinetik, its my favorite so far. I went from tld to fly and was impressed. I wear a size 40 or sometimes 42 jeans and the fly pants in size 40 is very roomy and comfy.

I bought new fox and shift stuff this year in 38 and 40 and its definitely cut for skinnier guys. Less waist adjustment, more snug and very low cut.

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2/19/2013 12:35 AM

Shift have really stepped up their game the last couple of years, but i can't wait to try out the new seven mx gear!

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2/19/2013 1:19 AM

shiftmx_22 wrote:

I'm all about budget shopping, so I've tried:

Fly F-16 - garbage. Even at the price, not worth it. Cooked holes in both knees in less than 5 rides.

One Industries - Great quality, fits good on my 6' 150 lbs frame. But the past couple of years I've been hard pressed to find a pattern I really like for the price I want to pay.

Fly Kinetic - Decided to try Fly again this year, and so far I LOOVE this stuff. Fits perfect, looks great, and is super functional. It's got the leather inside the knees, unlike the F-16 stuff.

As far as gloves go, I've never worn a pair that fit better, held up longer, and was more comfortable than the Deft gloves. I've worn the same pair for two seasons, and they are still going strong. Fox gloves are a close second.

Wait until you see the 2014 One Industries......I've only seen line drawings of it but trust me, 10000% improvement over 2013 designs. A few little changes amongst the gear too.

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2/19/2013 3:04 AM

Seems we are answering "what do you wear" LOL

I always wore Thor. Then got no fear. Then fly. Love the fly.

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2/19/2013 3:47 AM

I have always worn Fox, so I can't comment on any of the other brands. I don't really have any complaints about it and have never come up with a good reason to change. I feel the gear is comfortable, functional and durable. I did have a few sets (around 2006) that wore out quickly, and I had a few pairs of Fox boots fall apart on me, but they seem to have their quality control sorted out now. They release a wide variety of colours and designs each year, so you can always find something in their line to suit you.

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2/19/2013 4:52 AM

shiftmx_22 wrote:

I'm all about budget shopping, so I've tried:

Fly F-16 - garbage. Even at the price, not worth it. Cooked holes in both knees in less than 5 rides.

One Industries - Great quality, fits good on my 6' 150 lbs frame. But the past couple of years I've been hard pressed to find a pattern I really like for the price I want to pay.

Fly Kinetic - Decided to try Fly again this year, and so far I LOOVE this stuff. Fits perfect, looks great, and is super functional. It's got the leather inside the knees, unlike the F-16 stuff.

As far as gloves go, I've never worn a pair that fit better, held up longer, and was more comfortable than the Deft gloves. I've worn the same pair for two seasons, and they are still going strong. Fox gloves are a close second.

Race-World.com wrote:

Wait until you see the 2014 One Industries......I've only seen line drawings of it but trust me, 10000% improvement over 2013 designs. A few little changes amongst the gear too.

i have a set of one ind and a set of tld...the one ind is really comphy and well made but its gotta be 5times heavier than the tld...i only wear it when its cold..

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2/19/2013 5:16 AM

Seven gear.

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2/19/2013 5:41 AM

No BS, i've been wearing Troy Lee gear for ages, and it is seriously the nicest stuff... Each person i've convinced to get some has been stoked...

Well made, fits well and of course looks bad ass...

However. I did also buy some of the Shift Camo gear.... had to.

Cheers, Crush

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2/19/2013 5:47 AM

Sinisalo

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2/19/2013 5:50 AM

I'm surprised about all the hate on Thor. I've worn the stuff for years and its held up incredibly well.

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2/19/2013 5:58 AM

Husqerdo wrote:

Wow, so this is what it's all about, what little newmie likes to wear, hilarious yet kinda sad.

WTF is that about? Or are you just being a dick?

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2/19/2013 6:16 AM
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I have five amateur riders I support here in Wisconsin. I have all of them in ALIAS gear. They range from 14 years old to early twenties. They previously wore Thor, Fox, and One Ind. The feedback I have heard from the riders is: they love the designs, light and comfortable, they wash/clean up very well, after almost 6 months of riding the stitching is all intact, but sizing runs just a little small compared to the other gear they previously owned. Very impressed with the ALIAS gear quality and longevity.

EDIT: They love the gloves because they don't "bunch up" like some of the other brands they have ridden with.

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2/19/2013 6:50 AM
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Fox...no questions asked. Looks killer and performs even better.

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2/19/2013 7:15 AM

86honda wrote:

TLD and then Fly. Thor blows because its cheap made and it has leather inside knee protection that gets very rough.

I'm w/ ya on your 1st sentence...

Dunno 'bout Thor.

Been in TLD & Fly for soooooo long that the only thing I can remember about Thor was that they had decent ("cool-max") sox.

"Doesn't mean that much to me, to mean that much to you"

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2/19/2013 7:16 AM

I've worn mostly of the brands and find them to be quite similar. Every brand seems to have their "budget" stuff and then their high end stuff but to be honest, i've been happy with gear on both ends of the spectrum!

I just received my Shift Assault gear, got the blacks/white set as well as the green/black, both look amazing, feel great and were a great deal for the money. Got them from BTO

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2/19/2013 7:51 AM

FOX IS JUNK.....I bought the black 360 gear lusk used in 2010. Looks great, leather on knees looks great.....paid a premium and the leather on both knees just shredded. This is after less than a year of wearing it every 4th weekend or so. The jersey looked nice and thick but the colors faded. If you ask me FOX and Alpinestars were the premium companies that sold out and sell China junk now. I have TLD Medusa GP gear that is two years old. It fits great and looks almost new. Twice the time on it as my fox gear had. I also bought the expensive FLY gear which is pretty awesome as well. Jersey is very thick/well made and pants and leather are top notch. I have about a year on those and they look new. The TLD and FLY gear fit great as well. Boots.....gotta go with GAERNE.....u buy Alpinestars u are buying a brand...

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2/19/2013 8:47 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Relax dude... it's not like I just banged your wife or something. Glover, Yoko, and some of the other stuff was just "different". I always thought the Yoko stuff looked similar in quality to AXO and Fox but had some "Euro" things that made it a little ghey (like the padded elbows).

IMO, most of today''s gear is horrid looking. Too busy for my tastes. I like the looks of some of the TLD stuff and the Fox, JT, and O'Neal throwback stuff is good looking. But it's all about personal taste. As far as quality, if you want the best it's Klim or Sinisalo. From there, I'd say Fox and JT.

Stay classy bro

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2/19/2013 8:59 AM

ga_pike wrote:

Relax dude... it's not like I just banged your wife or something. Glover, Yoko, and some of the other stuff was just "different". I always thought the Yoko stuff looked similar in quality to AXO and Fox but had some "Euro" things that made it a little ghey (like the padded elbows).

IMO, most of today''s gear is horrid looking. Too busy for my tastes. I like the looks of some of the TLD stuff and the Fox, JT, and O'Neal throwback stuff is good looking. But it's all about personal taste. As far as quality, if you want the best it's Klim or Sinisalo. From there, I'd say Fox and JT.

Don't lose sleep over this one, I got a light chuckle out of this one too. The Yoko stuff was different (regarless of quality) and seeing Vohland in that Yoko ad brought back some memories and made me laugh. The humor in your post was no different than me posting a pic of a Beiffe helmet from the same era in another thread, the only difference is that some saw the humor in it.

On-topic, I am surprised to see how many of you guys wear Fox gear. Every numb-nut out there has a Fox sticker on their car or truck and some don't even know what it means. I don't know if I would wear their stuff just for the principle of it. I understand you can't blame Fox for going as mainstream as they have, no doubt they are much more protiable, I would rather support a gear company that's primary focus is motocross though. Oakley isn't too far behind, and again, I can't blame them, but it doesn't mean that I can't be disappointed about it though.

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2/19/2013 9:54 AM

I bought alot of Alloy gear when they had closeouts, even though they are out of business, I still have 2 jerseys and 1 pair of pants that are new, I'm still trying to wear out the stuff, very durable, and quality, too bad they closed up, I've wore out Thor and Fox lines in less than half the time.

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2/19/2013 10:09 AM

I just bought two sets of Klim. I think there stuff is the highest quality, even if not the most mainstream in design and target marketing.

I just can't afford to buy pieces of gear quarterly or even a couple of times a year because yet again the stitching comes out of the shirt, my knee braces pierce through the pants, and my finger tips bust through the ends of gloves. This is after getting free gear for 15 years from the same company.

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2/19/2013 10:22 AM
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Titan1 wrote:

Klim...without a doubt. Makes all the other mainstream stuff (Fox, Thor, One, Oneil MSR, etc) look like crap.

Their ventilated gear is awesome! And way durable too.

wydopen wrote:

lol..it better be for $850 for a pair of pants..
http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/3284-660

dont forget your matching jacket for $1200!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/3291-660

people seriously pay that much for gear?

Yes, they do have some very expensive stuff (especially when you look at their cold weather stuff like you linked). But I just purchased this jersey (best ventilated Jersey I've ever used) for $45:

http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/3109-500



And these pants (best ventilated pants I've ever used) for $150 (though I'm pissed off I'm seeing in on their website for $99 now):

http://www.klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/men/pants/3183-200



I've paid similar prices for Fox 360 stuff, and it hasn't been half the quality of this stuff.

For some, it might not be "flashy" enough...but to each his own, I prefer the more "plain" gear anyway so its a win/win for me.

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2/19/2013 10:25 AM

pummel wrote:
I've had good luck with Fox gear their cheap stuff isn't bad and is pretty cheap.

Hmmmm, that track looks familiar?..........................

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2/19/2013 11:26 AM

I have been using FOX and Thor gear (not at the same time of course) and its been holding up well, but I don't ride as much as many of you.
Does anyone use the newer JT stuff?

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2/19/2013 11:54 AM

Klim.

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