Good Chest Protector for Taller Riders

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11/29/2017 7:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/29/2017 12:19 PM

What are you taller riders happy with? I want full back protection that can be worn under the jersey. I know sometimes the front can small for taller guys. Ex. Old Thor sentinel.

Alpinestar's A-4 is what i am looking at right now. Anybody own one and have thoughts? The A-1 model seems like it would be too short in the back. Open to all suggestions! Thanks!

A-4 $179
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A-1 $119
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11/29/2017 7:49 AM

I am 6'2" . The tld 5900 fits great. It has lots of adjustment and back protection.

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11/29/2017 8:11 AM

im 6'3' 200lbs. The A1 in XL fits pretty well as an under jersey protector. Your arms won't be able to get to tuck into your sides but that is how 95% of the protectors are anyways. The Fox Proform works very well for me.

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11/29/2017 8:58 AM

I am also 6'3 200lbs and really like the A1. I don't even know its on when riding.

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11/29/2017 9:12 AM

I wear a Bilt roost guard from Cycle Gear. $50 and it does exactly what I need it to and its adjustable.

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11/29/2017 9:51 AM

I'm 6'2. I'll see if we have the A-4 or A-1 in the shop tomorrow and take some photos if we do.

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11/29/2017 11:53 AM

r.sal923 wrote:

I am 6'2" . The tld 5900 fits great. It has lots of adjustment and back protection.

Thanks. Thats one i didn't really consider but everything about it looks great.

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11/29/2017 11:54 AM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I wear a Bilt roost guard from Cycle Gear. $50 and it does exactly what I need it to and its adjustable.

Down to small details the bilt looks like very similar to the fox Proframe. Possibly a rebrand of the same thing for 50 bucks less.

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11/29/2017 12:03 PM

seth419 wrote:

I am also 6'3 200lbs and really like the A1. I don't even know its on when riding.

How far down your back does it go?

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11/29/2017 3:01 PM

seth419 wrote:

I am also 6'3 200lbs and really like the A1. I don't even know its on when riding.

phatfi20 wrote:

How far down your back does it go?

Ill get some pics with it on tonight.

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11/29/2017 3:10 PM

r.sal923 wrote:

I am 6'2" . The tld 5900 fits great. It has lots of adjustment and back protection.

phatfi20 wrote:

Thanks. Thats one i didn't really consider but everything about it looks great.

I'm 6'3" and also have the Troy Lee 5900 and really like it. Order both the Troy Lee and the A-stars and try on in the comfort of your own home and send the one back you like less?

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11/29/2017 3:16 PM

mattyhamz2 wrote:

I wear a Bilt roost guard from Cycle Gear. $50 and it does exactly what I need it to and its adjustable.

phatfi20 wrote:

Down to small details the bilt looks like very similar to the fox Proframe. Possibly a rebrand of the same thing for 50 bucks less.

That's why I bought it. Fits exactly the same

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2005 YZ250-sold :,(
1998 YZ250
2005 KX250F

80% of the time it works every time
IG @hamdaddyof2 & @2HRacing
Thanks to : Factory Effex, N2Dirt, Acerbis, DT1, Fasthouse, Matix, FMF, ASV, 100% & Mika Metals

11/29/2017 3:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/29/2017 3:45 PM

The added protection from the a-1 to the a-4 is minimal, and not worth $60. I would go with the a-1.

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11/29/2017 3:53 PM

bunch O line backers on vital, who knew.

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11/29/2017 4:21 PM

6' I use the A-1. Back ends before it hits my pants. Very comfy and I forget it's on.

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12/1/2017 9:12 AM

Front and back photos of A1. I have the upper back piece removed because I wear a neck brace. They also fail to highlight that they are using the patent pending NIPS technology, which is similar to MIPS but its for your nips.

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2/18/2018 7:47 AM

im looking for alpinestars A-4 protector im at 200 punds and 6"2 what size should i have ? medium/large or xlarge/xxlarge

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2/18/2018 8:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/18/2018 8:27 AM

Both of those a stars protectors are kinda junk. The minute you have a getoff the shoulder straps rip at the stitching and the protector is shot. Expensive for a disposable CP. The TLD one and their TLD under jersey are better.

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2/18/2018 8:53 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/18/2018 9:00 AM

Dudes......the new fox chest protecter is pretty badass and comfortable for tall guys (6’3” 200Lbs). It has a new gel like thing in the back that forms to your body. Check it out. I striggle with most chest protectors with my build. The troy lee one is good also. https://www.foxracing.com/store/product/TITAN-RACE-SUBFRAME/_/A-product-20872..catalog10001.en__US.plist20002__plist20001.464?cc=464

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