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Old 14th August 2014, 16:48   #1831
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I did not find anything so great about the KNOX armor versus the regular CE armor in the lower 2 versions. I am talking physically. Don't know the molecular level structural science .....
Knox really rocks!! Trust me on that; I've seen how bad (or standard) are the other shoulder, elbow protectors compared to Knox. That's why I went ahead to buy additional knee protection with Knox armor, though it dented my wallet to a great extent. Didn't want to trust the knee guards in the pants anymore.
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Old 14th August 2014, 17:08   #1832
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Knox really rocks!! Trust me on that; I've seen how bad (or standard) are the other shoulder, elbow protectors compared to Knox. That's why I went ahead to buy additional knee protection with Knox armor, though it dented my wallet to a great extent. Didn't want to trust the knee guards in the pants anymore.
Which other shoulder, elbow protectors are you referring to as bad? I've checked all (or most of the major ones at least).

Incidentally my current short riding jacket (RST Pro) has Knox armor and my long touring jacket (DriRider Apex) has CE rated PU armor. The Knox armor is better, but the CE rated armor is definitely not bad.

The knee protectors you bought extra cost how much for a set?

I'd like something for the hips, but my riding pants don't have hip armor pockets so wondering how to fit them .....
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How did you find a motorcycle gear shop in Boston???
Looks like an ex-Bostonite doesnt know much about the riding gear scene and a yearly visitor like me knows more....Hope you atleast visited Cycle Gear in Woburn...Look what I spotted there (pics below)

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Yes you can return it as long as you have the barcode tag on. What was the name of the shop, I can call them and check as well.
I drove south of Boston to Brockton and bought it from a place called Motorcyle508 ( http://www.motorcycles508.com/)

Unfortunately, I dont have even the barcode tag. Could you please check with them and see if they still take it back? If yes, then can get it physically returned

Thanks much for your help
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Knox really rocks!! Trust me on that; I've seen how bad (or standard) are the other shoulder, elbow protectors compared to Knox. That's why I went ahead to buy additional knee protection with Knox armor, though it dented my wallet to a great extent. Didn't want to trust the knee guards in the pants anymore.
Did you buy Knox flexiform armor? Like the soft one that comes in SPG perzeus knee socks?
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Looks like an ex-Bostonite doesnt know much about the riding gear scene and a yearly visitor like me knows more....Hope you atleast visited Cycle Gear in Woburn...Look what I spotted there (pics below)


Unfortunately, I dont have even the barcode tag. Could you please check with them and see if they still take it back? If yes, then can get it physically returned

Thanks much for your help
No way, I used to live in Woburn must be a new shop wasn't there a year ago.
Cycle gear is good, they have good deals on many stuff during bike nights.
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Excellent video. Do watch n please pass it along

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Got my uner armor gear from Decathlon yesterday.

The top is nice and I look forward to wearing it.

The bottom is definitely a bit on the warmish sid but thankfully not poky.

Quality of both garments is good for the price.
Happy to report that the dri-fit under garments worked like a charm over 1200 kms of some pretty heavy rains and some muggy weather as well.

@Shubz the "warm" pants are super comfortable. And the top dries in minutes. My best ride to date in terms of undergear wetness.
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Tried on all 3 jackets of Spartan yesterday - sizes L and XL of each.
I was in the lookout for a decent daily riding jacket.Thanks for the short review.I am kind of new to pune.Could you please guide me to some good stores from where I can buy a good jacket (Spartan or cramster).In which store did you go to try out the jackets?
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I was in the lookout for a decent daily riding jacket.Thanks for the short review.I am kind of new to pune.Could you please guide me to some good stores from where I can buy a good jacket (Spartan or cramster).In which store did you go to try out the jackets?
Glad to help Rakesh .....

CRAMSTER
Breezer 4.0/RS/4S (5.5/5.5/6) , K2K (6.5)

Xlimitz/Adventure World
6/5 Shri Daulat Society, Near McDonalds, Karve Road, Kothrud, Pune 411029
Phone: 020-64000482/25450230

RED PILLAR
Shop No 3, Sr No 1973, Gulmohar Manor, Near IBM, Pune Nagar Road, Pune 411006
020-64000482/25450230

Concord
# 7, Ruturang Society, Off Pune Satara Road, Arayneshwar, Pune - 411009
Phone : 8446782200

SPARTAN
Atlas (4) , Icarus (4.8) , Helios (6.8)

MOTO 101
NO.9, Nalini Chambers,
Opp. Kapila Hotel,
Dhole Patil Road,
Pune – 411 001.
Tel: +91 020 – 26160135 Mob: +91 9850089258 Contact: Mr. Manish Lakshmanan

Probiker Helmets & Accessories
Shop No.7 Akbars Radiant Plaza,
Next to RBS Bank (Old Abn-Amro),
M.G.Road,
Pune - 1
Tel: +91 020 - 30497777

RJAYS
Swift (6)

Motoverse (Bachoo Motors)
Shop No.3, Surya building, Opposite Sunshree Kangan, NIBM Road, Kondhwa, Pune - 411 048
Contact : Sohail + 91 9970717867 / performanceone@live.com

RYNOX
Stealth (6.7) , Tornado (6.2)

Behind German Bakery, Ground Floor (Bharat Gas Office) 020-30586552
( Mumbai – 8655262729 , 9920712369 , 022-64550191 )

Hope this helps. You must be knowing where DSG is of course? Can help you out with Zeus as well. Let me know if you need further directions. Would be glad to help out.

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I was in the lookout for a decent daily riding jacket.Thanks for the short review.I am kind of new to pune.Could you please guide me to some good stores from where I can buy a good jacket (Spartan or cramster).In which store did you go to try out the jackets?
You can try not just this, but almost all the riding gears in one location without hopping from place to place...

Moto 101
Shop 9 Maliki Chambers
Dhole Patil Road
Pune phone 020-261-60135

More info - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3430655 (The Riding Gear thread)
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TVS giving away riding jackets ("Racing jackets" as in their advertisements) with Appache RTRs as an offer. It is all in the local dailies.
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Any reviews about the DSG Primal Gloves?

I am looking for a riding gloves with proper wrist protection as well. Any other better options at around the same price range?
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Any reviews about the DSG Primal Gloves?

I am looking for a riding gloves with proper wrist protection as well. Any other better options at around the same price range?
I use one and I'd recommend it.
It's been two happy years and not a single stitch has loosened.
You'd have to use rubber( ) on top, during rains but that's about it.
Check out SPG products too.(newer DSG customers complain of bad quality)
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Any reviews about the DSG Primal Gloves?

I am looking for a riding gloves with proper wrist protection as well. Any other better options at around the same price range?
Great gloves. Comfortable. Been using daily for nearly an year. Protection in right places.

Only drawback is the velcro. Loses the holding effect after 6 months. You will have to get it re stitched from a cobbler
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Any one use the Joe Rocket Reactor 3.0 jacket? It's a mesh jacket with leather lining and I'm wondering how it will hold up in Indian heat.
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