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Alpinestars Race Replica Suit The Alpinestars Racing Replica Suit is the highest-level Alpinestars suit available. Derived and developed from MotoGP technology, the Race Replica Suit can be retrofitted with Alpinestars advanced active protection technology the Tech Air Airbag system to provide the ultimate in rider safety. Constructed from extremely supple, super-premium 1.3mm full-grain leather for exceptional abrasion resistance and durability, with multiple-stitched main seams for maximum tear resistance and ultra-vented front panels for unsurpassed cooling while riding. Features Tech-Air Bag system compatible Speed hump is removable and is replaced by the Tech-Air Bag system when equipped New larger expansion panels on neck, shoulders and laterally on arms Elbow and arms feature a unique, seamless construction PU external forearm protection for enhanced structural strength and abrasion resistance Alpinestars exclusive, patented, high modulus thermoplastic external shoulder protection combines with a unique external one-piece 90 TPU knee and tibia protection for improved protection and reduced drag A soft grip area on inner surface of the knee/leg protection enhances contact with the bike and race-derived, CE certified elbow, knee and tibia protectors Suit comes with Tech Race Back Protector and Tech Chest Protector Tech Race Back Protector is height adjustable PE foam padding at chest and coccyx Auto Lock YKK zippers Comfort suede on collar and cuffs Removable, washable, 100 anti-bacterial inner lining with strategically placed soft foam padding New segmented perforation scheme for added strength Perforated stretch panels Bi-elasticated panels at back of calf provide a custom fit with no compromise to protection Reflective Lumidex piping on White/Red and Black/Yellow/White colorways
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
baller. just absolutely awesome. best suit i've ever worn.
PostedSeptember 5, 2012
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showerfan
From bronxville
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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Slightly Small
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full disclosure: i did not pay for this suit yet. i am using it for a video and will pay for it after if i decide to keep it. which i will! it is incredible, but the financial pain and bang-for-the-buck truth may rear it's ugly head later.
so it is a tad on the toight side, but that's the deal with race leathers, right? the sleeves and legs weren't unbelievably short, as i have experienced in the past with my alpinestars jacket gp-r jacket and dainese race suits. the other italians make race suits for people with stunted limb growth (to be fair, i have freakishly long extremities, even for a 6'3" man with no muscle tone). in any case, the US 46 fit me like a glove -- except in the booty area, of course, while standing.
the protection is unreal, it even caused me to ride around the local highways like a hooligan, at ridiculous speeds, in the rain. with the chest and back protectors in, you feel indestructible. the tech-air system probably takes that one step further, and i may purchase and add that before hitting the track. i will need to hit the gym before that, though, to fill out the calf and thigh areas of the suit, and so that i can try and grind down the knee sliders a little bit.
suit is mad comfy though, really. will be interesting to see how it holds up in real heat, all day long. i'll check back in after a two-day track session at the end of the month.
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
+1point
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Alpinestars Supertech-R Boots The Alpinestars Supertech R boot is the newest high performance/racing boot, constructed with hi-tech micro-fiber and designed to meet light weight and performance requirements in top level racing. The front flex area is constructed with a soft TPU mesh with shaped reliefs for abrasion resistance and natural forward and back movements. Flexible accordion synthetic leather at Achilles allows natural movement. Top gaiter follows leg contour and is made of flexible high-grade synthetic leather reinforced with rubber for maintaining shape. Full length micro-fiber panel on inner side of the boot provides a smooth surface for excellent grip and feel against the bike and protects from abrasion and heat. A lightweight rubber compound sole offers excellent grip and feel and allows for natural flex as the rider changes position and pressure on the foot-peg. Strategically positioned ventilation in heel and shin TPU, and soft TPU mesh on forefoot guides air through the boot. The separate inner boot works with outer boot to form a protective system and external TPU shin protection wraps around to outer calf and is engineered to spread and dissipate impact energy across the entire surface while remaining compact. Clip-on toe-slider provides excellent feedback and protects the outer toe box structure from abrasion. (Upgradeable to a magnesium slider). Replaceable TPU heel plate slider protects from impact and reduces friction in the event of an off. Outside entry/exit has stretch accordion panel for a close fit and ease of entrance and removal. Bio-mechanical ankle bracing boot has double hinged inner and outer torsion bars to progressively absorb flex and rotation stress on the ankle and reduce pressure and hyper extension injury to lower leg joints. Inner ankle brace constructed with fiberglass charged polyamide and ergonomically designed closed cell padding for protection and comfort. Features Extremely protective, flexible and comfortable with excellent aerodynamics Flexible, lightweight toe shifter allows feel for changing gears Zip mounted on accordion stretch panel gives easy closure with excellent fit Velcro tab lock the zip pull closed, keeping it flat and secure Micro adjustable ratchet top closure stows tab end inside calf TPU Polyamide compound moldings around foot bed provide impact protection Removable anatomic footbed is sculpted for precision fit SUPERTECH R is CE certified
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
seem expensive for not much
PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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showerfan
From bronxville
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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1 Size Large
Large
just got these and could not ride in them because they are huge on my. i have an old pair (seven years old?) of SMX boots that i LOVE in a size 44. they fit well, are comfortable, easy to put on and take off. but they are all black, and i'm really trying to get away from that, so when i needed new boots with more protection for the track i decided to give these a try. what happened? they are at least an inch too long. the little booty in the boot is a pain to put on and take off separately, and they don't feel like they offer a heck of a lot more protection than my old cheapies. plus they don't seem to flow that much air. ouch
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars GPR Leather Jacket Designed to let you feel as cool as you look, the Alpinestars GPR Perforated Leather Jacket features ventilated inserts in its supple, full-grain leather construction for enhanced airflow. 1.3mm full-grain leather provides the optimum combination of durability, comfort and abrasion resistance. Integrated Aramidic stretch panels in the shoulders allow full range of movement for extra comfort and control while riding. Removable and adjustable CE certified Bio Armor protectors in the elbows and shoulders. Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars CE certified Bio Armor back protector insert and Bionic Chest Guards available as accessory upgrade). Snap connection system allows integration with Alpinestars CE level 2 certified Bionic Race Back Protector (optional accessory). Internal waist connection zipper allows attachment to selected Alpinestars leather and textile pants Perforated leather for ventialtion and use in warm weather
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
awesome jacket, just SHORT of perfect
PostedSeptember 4, 2012
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showerfan
From bronxville
State:NY
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Small
Large
this is obviously a top-quality leather jacket -- great construction, great protection, flows air well for full leather (perf in all the right places) and looks cool as 4377. i got green!
my only complaints are the following:
1. the protection in the shoulders and elbows moves around a little too much when putting the jacket on. not enough to be annoying when riding (yet), but enough to let you know this is not a dainese jacket. why don't they connect these pieces more securely to the jacket? it's something that, frankly, annoys me on most jackets.
2. the arms are cut so short i'm pretty sure the designers at alpinestars are dwarves. i realize race jackets have shorter sleeves than dinner jackets. and yes, i know that gauntlet gloves cover some of the gap. but i had to have three full inches added at the cuff. i do have long arms -- i'm 6'3" -- but i did order a US 46, or an XL. are sport riders typically big in the chest and tiny, little people? that said, all-around fit is way better than dainese.
those two nit-picking complaints aside (because, honestly, all italian companies seem to make stuff for men with shorter arms than me -- maybe i'm the freak?), i am now a total A* convert. got a full GP-Tech suit (that fits better but still will necessitate cuffs at the wrists AND ANKLES) and i'm looking into the track pants. if only they would make talls like rev'it (which makes great stuff but apparently thinks all bikers only wear black leather like harley riders and greenwich village goths).
too much sarcasm?
Rides: 2012 BMW S1000RR
Yes, I recommend this product.
+2points
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