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Old 3rd July 2017, 15:20   #3016
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Safety is not based on cc.
Guess only boots are based on CC . But i agree that this is "the" true BHPian riding with pride and style no matter what he is riding. Safety first...Looks secondary.

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It's remarkable, his riding gear is probably more expensive than his ride.
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Hi All,

It's time to replace my ageing riding boots. The Sidi Vertigo Air that I bought 6 years and 3 months ago finally gave in over the weekend, on my return ride to Bangalore from Thekkady.

The left boot heel part has torn off and owing to safety requirements, I don't even want to consider the option of trying to repair the boot. Earlier, a year or so ago, both the soles of the boots came off and they were stuck back with a mix of show glue and feviqwik.

Going by the fit, finish, comfort and life, I am considering the below two boots as a replacement:

Option 1 - Sidi Cobra Air US $ 250.00 (link)

Option 2 - Sifi Fusion US $ 195.00 (link)

Does anyone have any experiences or viewpoints to share on the Cobra Air? These will be bought in USA and carried down here.

Thanks.
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[quote=shyn;4200985]Just took delivery of my first pair of riding shoes!
Went for the TCX X-Ville mainly because this is the most sneakery yet functional shoe I could find. Ordered it on Motardinn.com and ended up paying a little more than what I would have liked (all thanks to 50% import duty) but the damage has been done so no point crying about it now!

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Could you please tell whether you opted for courier through india post or dhl???
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Could you please tell whether you opted for courier through india post or dhl???

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I opted for India Post.
Btw, if you are looking to buy these for the waterproof part, then I would advice against it. Just this week I wore them on a 300km Hyderabad-Vijaywada ride and my feet were as wet as they would be in normal sneakers after a 1hr ride in pouring rain.
They are good enough only for a short time in a passing shower like the one I encountered on my way back to Hyderabad from Bengaluru yesterday.
So choose wisely.
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I opted for India Post.
Btw, if you are looking to buy these for the waterproof part, then I would advice against it. Just this week I wore them on a 300km Hyderabad-Vijaywada ride and my feet were as wet as they would be in normal sneakers after a 1hr ride in pouring rain.
They are good enough only for a short time in a passing shower like the one I encountered on my way back to Hyderabad from Bengaluru yesterday.
So choose wisely.
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Thanks for the reply. How much was the transit time??
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Thanks for the reply. How much was the transit time??

You are welcome!
The transit time is roughly between 2-3 weeks. The tracking number takes a couple of days to get working and helps you keep track of the package.
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Hi BHPians, I am in the market for a pair of riding gloves and a jacket. My total budget as of now is 10k. Can anyone recommend me a decent pair of gloves and jacket which can give a basic level of protection? Please note that I live in Ahmedabad and the weather here can get extremely hot. Thanks!
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Hi BHPians, I am in the market for a pair of riding gloves and a jacket. My total budget as of now is 10k. Can anyone recommend me a decent pair of gloves and jacket which can give a basic level of protection? Please note that I live in Ahmedabad and the weather here can get extremely hot. Thanks!
For your budget:

Gloves, buy http://www.thebreedgear.com/tbg-street-gloves-black

Jacket: https://www.spartanprogear.com/colle..._price=%3A6000
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Hi BHPians, I am in the market for a pair of riding gloves and a jacket. My total budget as of now is 10k. Can anyone recommend me a decent pair of gloves and jacket which can give a basic level of protection? Please note that I live in Ahmedabad and the weather here can get extremely hot. Thanks!
For Jacket its always better to go with Level 2 and on that basis below is a good combo you can get in 10k budget. I am using Solace Jacket & riding pant and i recommend it.

Solace Defender Plus Jacket - 7500 - http://solaceintl.in/index.php?route...&product_id=97

Solace Bravo Gloves - 3000 - http://solaceintl.in/index.php?route...&product_id=84 OR

Solace Aspire short Gloves - 2800 - http://solaceintl.in/index.php?route...&product_id=71

It slightly exceeds your budget, but worth it.

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Been waiting to get my hands on them for a long time but they are never in stock! Ever!

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Solace Bravo Gloves - 3000 - http://solaceintl.in/index.php?route...&product_id=84 OR

Solace Aspire short Gloves - 2800 - http://solaceintl.in/index.php?route...&product_id=71

It slightly exceeds your budget, but worth it.

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Have you tried the gloves? Looks a little gawdy but seem to be good VFM. The issue with such brands is usually build quality.
Anyone here experienced these gloves? What other alternatives do I have in the 3k segment?
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For Jacket its always better to go with Level 2 and on that basis below is a good combo you can get in 10k budget. I am using Solace Jacket & riding pant and i recommend it.
Thank you KK and Mithun. I think I have decided to take a pick from both the recommendations. I am mostly ordering the TBG gloves and the Solace jacket!
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Is there any shop in Kolkata where I can buy riding gears (Jacket, knee/elbow armour etc.).

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There are a lot of shops actually. Two of the more popular ones are:

Gear Up
https://www.facebook.com/GearUpKolkata/

BP Roadies
https://www.facebook.com/BP-Roadies-1393967677579613/

Low end gear and accessories are easily available in Wellington area
http://www.thebeaconkolkata.co.in/we...et-at-kolkata/

You can also drop by any Royal Enfield & Triumph dealers for company branded gears.
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Anyone used these TBG Flair gloves?
They should have made an all-black murdered-out version!
http://www.thebreedgear.com/tbg-flai...es-fluro-green
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Have you tried the gloves? Looks a little gawdy but seem to be good VFM. The issue with such brands is usually build quality.
Anyone here experienced these gloves? What other alternatives do I have in the 3k segment?
I have not used their gloves so no first hand report, but this one obviously will not match TBG Sports gloves quality. On the solace quality I have been using Jacket for 4 months and Riding pant for a month and I vouch for them.

You can try these in 3k budget, again I don't own any of these, I am using TBG sports and pretty happy with it.

https://www.spartanprogear.com/colle...nt=11021069444

http://www.planetdsg.com/dsg-primal-...ck-p-1496.html

http://www.cramster.in/Gloves/TRG2--...d-2812054.html

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