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Old 11-16-2012, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i can get a dainese laguna seca pro p. 1 piece suit for $500 in excellent condition, hardly used...

now i don't track so i am thinking why get it...but i do twisties and canyons here in socal...

so guys, should i or shouldn't i?....i am so
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great deal! Go for it, all of my buddies wear one piece suits on our weekend rides


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Old 11-16-2012, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks flboarder...i already have a 2 piece that is more practical and convenient...

i guess the price is so good that i can't pass it up and it will be good for posing and give me added protection...
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahh you didn't mention you had a two piece, still that's a great price


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I wear a one piece and haven't done a track day yet. To me 2 pieces just aren't as "good" as 1 pieces. Take that how ever you want.
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so guys, do you ever go to a cafe, store, etc., in a 1 piece?...how weird does it get?...
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I always wear a one piece on track or off. You just get used to it and then nothing else makes you feel protected.
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I one piece, never tracked. I've worn it into a little restaurant type of deal once, you know the one on ortega that overlooks lake elsinore. Not a big deal there, just bikers. Wouldn't wear it if I was going to the store or movies though.
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I used to have a 2 piece and held onto it after getting my 1-piece thinking that I'd wear it for some trips. After not using it for 3 years I finally just got rid of it. 1 piece is the way to go for sure. Doesn't matter if you track or not, if you ride any kind of twisties you want good protection. Shit, the canyons are a lot more dangerous than the track, why wouldn't you want the best gear possible?
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so guys, do you ever go to a cafe, store, etc., in a 1 piece?...how weird does it get?...
I'll go to the gas station or the normal "biker" diner. But I won't throw on the 1 piece if I'm running to buy some milk.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The question is: Do you like Starbucks?

I would never get a one-piece suit unless I were doing a lot of "serious" trackdays, and probably not even then. That's a great price, and I might be tempted IF, and only if, the suit fit me *perfectly*.

Two-piece is much handier for street use, and a lot easier to get a good fit by mixing/matching bottoms and tops.

To Dallas' point, "better" is fine, but I've literally NEVER seen a crash report talking about injury from a full-zip suit coming apart. Presumably it can happen, but I don't see grounds for thinking one-piece is better from a safety perspective.

Yeah, yeah, pro racers all use one-piece - different requirements. They have to be able to move around on the bike with as little extra drag/bulk as possible. They spend *days* in their suits. And they are custom tailored for each rider. That's not what you are describing as your scenario.

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two piece suits just look lame.
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Not only do I feel the most safe in a one piece suit, it's also the most comfortable to ride in. I feel that I get the most freedom of movement over my leather jacket/pants combo. The only issue is the weather. If it's too cold, I can't wear it.
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The question is: Do you like Starbucks?

I would never get a one-piece suit unless I were doing a lot of "serious" trackdays, and probably not even then. That's a great price, and I might be tempted IF, and only if, the suit fit me *perfectly*.

Two-piece is much handier for street use, and a lot easier to get a good fit by mixing/matching bottoms and tops.

To Dallas' point, "better" is fine, but I've literally NEVER seen a crash report talking about injury from a full-zip suit coming apart. Presumably it can happen, but I don't see grounds for thinking one-piece is better from a safety perspective.

Yeah, yeah, pro racers all use one-piece - different requirements. They have to be able to move around on the bike with as little extra drag/bulk as possible. They spend *days* in their suits. And they are custom tailored for each rider. That's not what you are describing as your scenario.

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I mostly agree with this. I had a one piece and I used it on the street- but I am most of the the gear all the time kind of person (like running to the gym- might sub out jeans or whatever but mostly it's full gear) and if you don't have real commuting gear- then you wear your leathers and a one piece is ridiculous to commute in.

I use my two piece all the time- even to commute to work in- it's safer than my textile rig- because I don't have proper textile pants.


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so says you- mine looks really good.



if you are doing a lot of heavy canyon riding then yeah a 1 piece is perfectly acceptable- I use mine to go on group rides in the mountains.
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Lots of folks I ride with in the mountains wear 1 piece suits, and may or may not track


I just did a 2 piece custom fit, but frankly I'm not seeing much advantage over a 1 piece


The waist is very very high, almost to my ribs. So the pants will look ridiculous without the jacket. I can't mix and match with other gear I own.

Now, while on the bike, the high waist rocks, - it puts the bulky area up high enough it doesn't crunch your stomache and become uncomfortable


The fit is very snug, and comfortable on the bike. I really feel protected, my other gear is loose enough and moves around enough I got some skin burns from it moving during crashes. Nothing severe, but I felt and could see the burns on elbows and knees

That same tight fit makes it fun to get in and out of, takes a little practice, and sucks for standing around for a long time.

For a street suit, I may specify a lower waistline and looser fit for my next one.


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