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Old 04-23-2011, 09:35 PM
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anyone seen these before? any review?

i ride my bike to school and work(each within 10-15 miles) and its not really practical for me to wear my jacket there. im hoping something like this could be a practical replacement for short trips(no highway riding either way, about 45-55 tops)

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Old 04-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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Shoulder and elbow pads bit what if you come off the bike. Will it not rip and tear just like regular clothing? A bike jacket is made to withstand coming down on pavement
 
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:04 PM
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Gimmick. Like Ls1 said the hoodie would shred on contact with the pavement, leaving the armor 200' behind your body.
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:40 AM
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ok thanks.

anyone know a cheap, good, good looking, and kind of 'low key' jacket?
 
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They do make summer jackets that aren't as heavy or thick
 
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ganzey View Post
anyone seen these before? any review?

i ride my bike to school and work(each within 10-15 miles) and its not really practical for me to wear my jacket there. im hoping something like this could be a practical replacement for short trips(no highway riding either way, about 45-55 tops)

Speed And Strength The Power & The Glory Armored Hoody - RidersDiscount.com
Consideing most crashes occur within that range id say thats silly. I ride 4 miles to work and wear my jacket all the time.

45-55 will hurt like hell in a crash as well. I recently had a lay down about 2 miles from my house at 15-20mph and my knee got ugly fast. Get a good mesh/textile jacket with built in armor. If you dont wanna carry it/wear it all day go to Home depot and buy 5-6ft of coated steel cable and a lock. You clamp the ends close to make a loop and then you can run it through your gear and through your bike so people cant eff with it. Thats what i do.
 

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