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post #1 of 22 Old 02-20-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Alpine star apparel

opinions on the quality of alpine star product...
i'm going to try these leathers on tomorrow
2 PC ALPINE STARS LEATHER RACE SUIT - Edmonton Motorcycle Parts, Accessories For Sale - Kijiji Edmonton Canada.

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The only A* product I own is my gloves. They are not armored (but padded like they are) my last pair lasted me about 2 years.

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just bought an Astar race jacket from Cycle Gear that I had lusted over for over a year, after a couple of 8 hour rides, I have found the lust was justified... pretty flippin' sweet, Napoleon.

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opinions on the quality of alpine star product...
i'm going to try these leathers on tomorrow
2 PC ALPINE STARS LEATHER RACE SUIT - Edmonton Motorcycle Parts, Accessories For Sale - Kijiji Edmonton Canada.
These appear to be the two piece version of the one piece set that I have now had for almost 4 years.
I would not hesitate to buy them again.
BUT
While the shin, knee, forearm, elbow and shoulder insert pads are decent, the hip area protection is poor for track useage if you are interested in that.
What I did was cut out all of crappy low density foam from the mesh liner and instead wear a pair of Forcefield armoured Pro shorts, which are extremely good.
There is no back protector, which in my book is good because I am really picky about that.
After doing research and trial fits, I found the Alpine Star back protector to be just the ticket. I later upgraded to the one they have that also has an an integrated chest protector, which I now use for the track only.
The simple back protector fits nicely under the leathers or a jacket, and is also a nice back "keep warmer" on cold rides.

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I have an A* full suit, gloves, bionic back protector, and another A* jacket.....and have been through several pairs of boots.

Excellent stuff.....especially the full suit. The armor is top notch.

The boots however wear out quick.

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Jacket and gloves and here, lasted years, love em...logo is just plain cool too... good for a few hp...

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I have a 2-piece set of A*'s, and they've held up surprisingly well in my 4 years and 40k miles of use. No stitching coming undone, everything holding up.

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^^^^ Nice picture!

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+1 on Astars. Had a not-so-serious whoopsie over the weekend in a trigger 1-pc suit. I got up like nothing happened after taking a short tumble on the pavement. Suit just has some scuffs on the shoulder and forearm. No stitching undone. I wear their boots too but found their gloves to be a tad narrow at the palm, prefer teknic for the gloves..

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I have a 2-piece set of A*'s, and they've held up surprisingly well in my 4 years and 40k miles of use. No stitching coming undone, everything holding up.
cool pic!

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+1 on Astars. I wear their boots too but found their gloves to be a tad narrow at the palm, prefer teknic for the gloves..
Interesting point of fit, and how personal it is.
Their boots fit you but their gloves don't.
For me, their gloves fit fine but no way can I wear A Star boots.
Meanwhile. Sidi boots fit my feet real well.
I guess my point is a caution for others - do NOT get all wrapped up about getting all of your gear in the same brand name !
Get stuff that fits you the best.
Just like hond ng has obviously done.

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I have a jacket, couple gloves and a boot.....I really like the quality

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thanks for the input guys, just went to try on the suit, pant are too short by like 3 inches.
looked like really good quality

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post #14 of 22 Old 02-21-2011, 02:34 PM
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Lots of Alpinestars are made in China. Not unusual nowadays, but global marketing can sure screw up sizes.

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thanks for the input guys, just went to try on the suit, pant are too short by like 3 inches.
looked like really good quality
You and I have the same problem, long arms and long legs. Kind of like a couple of chimps.

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You and I have the same problem, long arms and long legs. Kind of like a couple of chimps.
Always the same bull Back to the drawing board

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Thats a good suit at a good price. As long as the knee armor is in the right place when sitting on the bike, the pants should be good. They tuck in under your boots anyway.

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I still have my GP Plus boots that I bought back in '05. I don't wear them much any more that I have my Sidi Vertigo's, but they are still in great condition. Protection-wise, they look a lot beefier that my Sidis.

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I read thru all this wondering if anyone would have something bad to say. Aparently not.

So I'll add to the good. I got the same jacket as pictured in the wheelie pic. Its 8 years old and I have worn it exclusivly for 100k miles worth of riding, track days, SM, and even dual sporting. I don't recomend the dual sporting. Its still in great shape. Fits awsome. Of coarse its well broken in. Aside from the wrist snaps wearing out everything works as well as the day I bought it.

My wife bought me a new jacket. It will be tough to stop using the old one. I'm very attached. The new is another A* so I'm sure I'll grow to love it for all the same reasons.

Also have a full 1 piece. Itss very comfy. Fits me well and I have never had a problem with wear thru on falls after 3 seasons of racing. I do get it repaired at the end of each seaon to be safe.

I use A*'s cheapest road race boots as I can't bring myself to buy the expensive stuff knowing the soles will wear thru due to sharp rear sets. Gloves I race with the GPpros and had a pair of GPplus. Fit is awsome. Dexterity is very good and protection is great.

Can't say its better than anything else. Since I've been so saticified with them I never tried any other product. Except for the ocational glove (joe rocket). And have to say A*'s are better.

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I am disappointed with the one-o-one riding shoes. Feel great, look great, fit great, but left top is already wore out from shifting. In great condition other than the fact I have worn a hole in the toe after one one season. Still trying to figure out a way to patch it. Not wore all the way through to my sock but all the outer cover is gone in a quarter size spot on the my left foot. Sucks because they were made for motorcycles and cost a lot of money for something that shows that kind of wear in months not years.

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I am disappointed with the one-o-one riding shoes. Feel great, look great, fit great, but left top is already wore out from shifting. In great condition other than the fact I have worn a hole in the toe after one one season. Still trying to figure out a way to patch it. Not wore all the way through to my sock but all the outer cover is gone in a quarter size spot on the my left foot. Sucks because they were made for motorcycles and cost a lot of money for something that shows that kind of wear in months not years.
You could try something like this.
http://www.tufftoesports.com/index.p...7856627c45a515
Have their stuff on my work boots and it works great.

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Its right below the laces not on the actual toe. I got size 13s hehe

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