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post #1 of 11 Old 12-24-2011, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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cyclegear Bilt merchandise

Has anyone tried the bilt gear from cyclegear yet? I just got a leather jacket (came with a free pair of gloves) yesterday..I went riding in the 40 degree rain today and stayed warm and dry, I was wondering if anyone else has bilt gear and how durable it is?

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-24-2011, 12:21 PM
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I bought my daughter a Bilt helmet and Bilt summer jacket. I'd describe both of them as ok, but not great. I'm not sure the jacket would survive daily abuse. The zippers and stitching don't impress me.


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well, i hope i can get my moneys worth ($170) out of it

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is the jacket textile or leather?

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Its a ladies mesh textile jacket. I didn't pay too much for it, and it keeps her protected when we go out. So I feel like I'm getting my money's worth.


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thats good, thanks for your input!

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Its CG's house brand, so I wouldn't expect superior quality. My Frank Thomas jacket is still wearable, but obviously not of top-quality construction.

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i've got at frank thomas(pre-bilt but the same)leather jacket, a bilt adventure jacket, f/t 2 leather pants and some gloves. i like the stuff.
btw i bought the adv. jacket from the discount rack for $29. very warm and dry.

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i didnt think it would be anywhere near top of the line, the quality turned out to be better than my expectations...and it sure as hell beats the carhartt i was riding in lol

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-25-2011, 03:42 PM
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I have their Frank Thomas cold weather layered jacket and pants.

Is it anything like the top-of-the line materials? No. However, for the money, they are a good value. They keep me warm, have some padded protection, and they fit. I also like how you can zip the jacket to the pants. The layers allow me to adjust one set of gear to different temps. I'd buy it again on sale, like I did the first time.

If you are a fashionista, or, really like well-made, very durable, top-of-the-line quality outfits...well, you probably would prefer to look elsewhere.

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my frank thomas waterproof boots lasted 2 and a half long and hard daily use/abuse before the upper part of the boots cracked and started leaking water. they've just recently been replaced with a set of bilt waterproof boots. if i was to buy them, i wouldn't have but they were a christmas present thus, free to me. therefore i'll rock em and see how they do. hopefully they hold up well. lucky for me, my inlaws ordered one set and got 2 shipped to them. if they didnt get charged for the 2nd set i'll take em that way i have a spare to boot (no pun intended).

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