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Old 16th October 2013, 13:11   #1291
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Yeah Shubz, Thanks that was news to me ( that revzilla ships to india) .

One of the websites which does that is ViaAddress.com. If they can take care of customs duty its good.
Websites as these do care of it all, bro. Cost is something that you need to be wary of. Dont want you to be ending up paying shipping cost more than the product cost
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thanks to all for their suggestions.

im looking for breathable wears.
boots don't have to be too showy since il be using on a daily basis.

gloves can be leather or not as long as it keeps my palms fresh.

another doubt is,my shoe size in India is size 10,what would be the corresponding US size?
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another doubt is,my shoe size in India is size 10,what would be the corresponding US size?
India 10
UK 10
US 10.5 - 11
EU 43/44
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Old 19th October 2013, 00:25   #1294
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You could try Motosport and FC-Moto. Both ship to India

http://www.motosport.com

http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...8%2FCategories
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thanks to all for their suggestions.

im looking for breathable wears.
boots don't have to be too showy since il be using on a daily basis.

gloves can be leather or not as long as it keeps my palms fresh.

another doubt is,my shoe size in India is size 10,what would be the corresponding US size?
Do you have a budget for the boots and gloves?

I think you should check Alpinestars SMX1 boots, they are good riding boots and goes well with your casual wear also.

For gloves Alpinestars SMX2 is a nice everyday wear, its a textile glove, breathes well. If you need more protection go in for the leather gauntlets, there are tons of choices starting from $100 upwards, like you can get a basic Alpinestars SP2 for around $110. I also like the Knox Handroid gloves, they are made of kangaroo leather, offers high protection, easy to wear and looks super cool too. But they are pretty pricey.

I'm not much of a Dianese person, so my suggestion are based on my experience
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For gloves Alpinestars SMX2 is a nice everyday wear, its a textile glove, breathes well.
I have quite a bad experience with this pair of gloves. The gloves got torn within 6 months/ 8000Km use. I found the leather used, to be so thin that its getting torn easily. More embarrassing is that my left hand thumb is having a hole.
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I have quite a bad experience with this pair of gloves. The gloves got torn within 6 months/ 8000Km use. I found the leather used, to be so thin that its getting torn easily. More embarrassing is that my left hand thumb is having a hole.
Thats not a good experience. But did you reach out to Alpinestars they usually repair or replace within warranty period?
I have mine for over a year now and had no issues(so far)
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Do you have a budget for the boots and gloves?

i have a budget of $200 for boots and $100 for gloves.

the SMX1 is under consideration.
hows the alpinestars fastback?

any other choices which could be used as daily wear?

in the gloves segment, i was considering teknic chicane gloves!opinions?

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i have a budget of $200 for boots and $100 for gloves.

the SMX1 is under consideration.
hows the alpinestars fastback?

any other choices which could be used as daily wear?

in the gloves segment, i was considering teknic chicane gloves!opinions?
For a $200 I would also look at SMX2. There is a shoe from Sidi also for that range, forgot its name but its very light and super comfortable. Haven't see Fastback, but the best advantage is its waterproof and looks damn cool!
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Planning to buy a DSG revive gloves in Bangalore .I had read in a old post that they cost1900rs. But the planet dsg website has listed it as 2500rs
Should I bargain hard ?
Planning to pick it up from helmet paradise. Do they stock them ?
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Planning to buy a DSG revive gloves in Bangalore .I had read in a old post that they cost1900rs. But the planet dsg website has listed it as 2500rs
Not sure if Helmet Paradise stocks them. You could also try Orion Motors, which is a Yamaha dealer near the Forum Mall.

1900 bucks is the old price and i guess the new prices are a bit higher now.

You could also consider the Spartan gloves alternatively. They are very good too.
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Quick question after checking the posts here -

Background : I booked a bike as a place holder to get back to riding after 15 years -

(felt uncomfortable with the tall gearing of ktm 390 - so booked a 200 ns )

Question -

what are the basic gear for safety that i need -

Looking at helmet ( mandatory in chennai atleast )
Knee guard
Gloves

any thing that i am missing in the basics ? in blr this week so planning to check a few outlets here , thought would ask the Gurus before I am guided into buying by the show owner

Thanks in advance for your response !
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Question -

what are the basic gear for safety that i need -

Looking at helmet ( mandatory in chennai atleast )
Knee guard
Gloves

any thing that i am missing in the basics ? in blr this week so planning to check a few outlets here , thought would ask the Gurus before I am guided into buying by the show owner

Thanks in advance for your response !
Would suggest,
Helmet
Gloves
Riding Jacket

Always better to invest in riding jacket then feel sorry at later stage.

Places in bangalore to check out.
1. Lets Gear Up, HSR Layout
2. Biking Spirit, Church Street
3. Xtorque, Old Airport Road.
4. Helmet Paradise, JC Road.

Better avoid any other place for riding gears in bangalore.

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thought would ask the Gurus before I am guided into buying by the show owner
In addition to what rk_sans has suggested, you can check out Spartan riding gear in Chennai. Details here. They have 2 shops in Chennai and the products are very durable and reliable.

Please buy a helmet that has DOT, SNELL or ECE certification.
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Planning to buy a DSG revive gloves in Bangalore .I had read in a old post that they cost1900rs. But the planet dsg website has listed it as 2500rs
Should I bargain hard ?
Planning to pick it up from helmet paradise. Do they stock them ?
The fingertips are stitched so that excess material is tucked inside for revive gloves, i expect the same for all other gloves also. But on my revives atleast, the way in which it is tucked inside is so that it digs into my fingernails. It hasnt gone away even after a year of use, so look out for such issues when purchasing gloves. Odd that the primal gloves of same size were a better fit for me than the revive and had no such problems.
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