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Old 2nd July 2012, 12:35   #946
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Looks interesting. Did a google search, looks like they're the ProBiker MCS01? Where in Pune? I might be heading to DSG on MG Road for the Revive gloves, on n_aditya's recommendation, and might pick up these as well. I hope they come in plain black too though

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They come in red, blue, and black, but my size (XXL) was only in blue. Plus mine has the "Monster Energy" graphics all over instead of the Probiker metal tag/graphics.

Its a small shop in Nana Peth which also sells motocross mudguards etc. (had gone there to pick one such up when I saw these, so picked them up as well). Don't remember the name.
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Glad I've been able to help Tejus.

I'd recommend the DSG revive in lieu of the Cramster. I've been using the Revive for over 2 years now (~22,000 kms) and they have performed very well.

Can vouch DSG Revive anywhere; 29K kms on my CBR & some 6-7K on my Rx in one year & 2-3 months & my revive has been soaked in water twice & I'm quite confident it can with stand for another 3K very easily. .
Thanks guys. My friend and I have been using Cramster MX-3 for over a year now. Mine are in a pretty bad shape after around 16,000 kms. We'll give the DSG Revive a try today and most probably pick up a pair each

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But did the "rain" test in the shower. Pants work great - not a drop of water seeped in.
@naveenroy - Did you get a chance to try out pants in actual rain? Would appreciate if you can share your experience.

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Agree 100%, but textile ones can be used in the wet without becoming a squidgy mass, and they also dry quickly, which is a big advantage in the monsoons (now we just need some rain ....).

For city riding, I prefer these over the bulky leather ones. Good air flow and knuckle protection. Easy to put on and take off. Not bulky so can keep wearing them at fuel stops, get wallet/credit card out of pockets, use the mobile. Anti-slip palm with mount of venus protection pad. And got them for just 300 bucks.
I have the same gloves. Has been serving me well for nearly a year now.
It fits pretty ok and is comfortable enough for long rides. I have had good experience with them in the Mumbai rains last year too.
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Could someone let me know where one can purchase helmets, riding jackets and knee guards in Goa ?
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I have the same gloves. Has been serving me well for nearly a year now.
It fits pretty ok and is comfortable enough for long rides. I have had good experience with them in the Mumbai rains last year too.
A little more padding/inserts on the palm would have been nice. But they are very neat for the price. In the city, at those speeds, you hope you will not come off, and the traffic means that you need something you will not sweat in. Once you get used to wearing any gloves, you feel very odd not wearing anything on your hands while riding. The grip on the handlebar just does not feel right. So these gloves are perfect for that in terms of having something on, if for nothing more than just the grip rather than the protection per se.

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@naveenroy - Did you get a chance to try out pants in actual rain? Would appreciate if you can share your experience.

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Nope. No rains in Bangalore yet! Will keep you guys posted
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Could someone let me know where one can purchase helmets, riding jackets and knee guards in Goa ?
Dream Sporting Gear (DSG) has an outlet in Goa. The address as quoted on their website, is:

Performance Stroke, G/11, Alice Apartments, Near RTO, Arlem, Margao. Telephone: 96370 92520.

Hope this helps.

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With the monsoons around the corner, my office commute will become a messy squelchy affair unless I purchase proper rain gear for biking, not only in the city but also on the highway.

I tried various unbranded raincoats in one and two pieces but they either wear out too fast or are not comfortable.

Can someone suggest a good quality rain gear for the upper and lower body please? Most posts here either suggest something for the upper body and something else for the lower. Is it not possible to get something which is a pair? Also, I ride a bullet so would prefer something which is sedate and goes with the bike, if possible.

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But did the "rain" test in the shower. Pants work great - not a drop of water seeped in.
Naveen, I too am thinking of ordering a pair of those pants for myself but want to know how to protect my upper body from the rain? What do you use?

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With the monsoons around the corner, my office commute will become a messy squelchy affair unless I purchase proper rain gear for biking, not only in the city but also on the highway.

I tried various unbranded raincoats in one and two pieces but they either wear out too fast or are not comfortable.

Can someone suggest a good quality rain gear for the upper and lower body please? Most posts here either suggest something for the upper body and something else for the lower. Is it not possible to get something which is a pair? Also, I ride a bullet so would prefer something which is sedate and goes with the bike, if possible.
Duckback rain suits. They have really nice lightweight modern ones now. Pretty pricey though.
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Duckback rain suits. They have really nice lightweight modern ones now. Pretty pricey though.
Are they available online? Tried to search but in vain.

Price is ok if they last long and are really water proof.
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Are they available online? Tried to search but in vain.

Price is ok if they last long and are really water proof.
No idea bro. Its Duckback. Generic for raincoats like Bata is to shoes. Available all over India. Small shops and big.
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Naveen, I too am thinking of ordering a pair of those pants for myself but want to know how to protect my upper body from the rain? What do you use?
I have the rain coat from a set that I had bought years back. I also wear a regular cloth jacket to office so that will save me from the rain. But guess you can get a jacket from the same material as the pants. Looked around in the same site?

How about these - they look perfect - Buy Btwin Cycling Rain gear RAIN JACKET Online
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Are they available online? Tried to search but in vain.

Price is ok if they last long and are really water proof.
I guess you can try to contact them here
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I have the rain coat from a set that I had bought years back. I also wear a regular cloth jacket to office so that will save me from the rain. But guess you can get a jacket from the same material as the pants. Looked around in the same site?

How about these - they look perfect - Buy Btwin Cycling Rain gear RAIN JACKET Online
They do look good but they are only for the upper body, how to I protect my lower body, especially the ankles and shoes that are prone to slush and water from my bike's tires?

The pants that you purchased, are they effective?

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I guess you can try to contact them here
Thanks, I tried their website but the rain suits they have are not Duckback. I will go to their store this weekend and try it out though.
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