JMR· Ride it like you stole it!!!
:iamwithst :yesnodDroog said:Anyone who says full leathers and a wheelchair preventer (back protector) is only for trackdays has either:
1) Never been down hard
2) A fool
I have a Spyke two piece suit, Sidi vertebra boots and Spidi gloves.
A while ago I came off my bike at about a buck forty, while I did fracture my left patella (kneecap), I didn't get a scratch on me. My patella was fractured because of the funny angle I hit the road NOT because the armour in my suit didn't do it's job.
My suit remained completely intact, apart from a bit of scuffing. My boots took a severe beating but saved my feet and ankles from any injuy. I still wear these boots, but I will replace them soon as they don't look that flash anymore. :lol
My Spidi gloves saved my hands, but fell apart in the process. The stitching came apart in many places and the leather actually tore at the top of the palm (where the fingers meet the palm). Although the gloves did save my hands, I am fairly unhappy with the way that they fell apart. It is somewhat understandable that the stitching failed where they impacted the road, but I think that the leather tearing is unacceptable. :rant
As a result I replaced these gloves with a pair of $300 Spyke racing gloves... hope that I never have to test them though.
I suppose I am an extreme case, I have a lot of money tied up in my gear, but I don't do things in halves... when I buy something, I buy something good.