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Good story to support the wearing of kevlar lined jeans.
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I agree some proper riding 'kevlar' jeans would be best, but damn it is the laziness factor changing in and out of pants all the time. We are our own worst enemies. Best safety factor is a 1/4 inch 'chicken strip' on the rear tire.
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Personally, I think it's crazy not to wear pants while riding. It seems like almost no one wears dedicated riding pants. When I went down on the highway, my legs took the brunt of the damage. I walked away a little sore, and that's it. No way I'll ever swing a let over a bike without riding pants on. It's just not worth it to me.
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what max said.

not only do they help to protect your ass (literally!)
but they also help your form, and help ya grip the tank with yer legs. leather holds against autobody paint so much better than denim.
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I was guilty of wearing only regular jeans for quite awhile on my rides, save for always having shin/knee armor underneath.

I didn't realize how many good kevlar jean options are out there, I chose these:
Dainese D6 Kevlar Jeans - RevZilla

They literally look like designer jeans but are kevlar all over. I feel swag as hell wearing them, and bonus that they'll help save my ass in a get off. I still wear the shin/knee armor underneath.
I've received compliments on how the jeans looked from girls who didn't even know they were riding jeans, ha!

They wont fit over a lot of racing boots, but they fit well over anything else.
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For that price you might as well buy some used leather though... Yeesh.
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I've received compliments on how the jeans looked from girls who didn't even know they were riding jeans, ha!
Probably just pleased to see an American wearing jeans that dont look like you have a daiper on underneath
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wranglers and carharts make you look like you-
wait, I'm not an american anyway.
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My buddy lowsided at about 45 mph on the freeway when he got cut off and grabbed too much front brake. In Jeans. He got lucky and only ended up with some rash on one knee and a sore hip.

I got hit going 25 mph when a guy moved into my lane, wearing over pants with knee armor and hip padding. My leg was bruised pretty badly from the impact, but nothing broken, nothing rashed up. The armor probably actually stopped my knee from getting broken.

I'll ride in Jeans around the immediate area or when I'm not planning on getting on the freeway. 99% of the time I'll wear my over pants when I'm on the freeway, such as when I commute. Today when I jammed to my mom's house to take care of some stuff for her, I wore jeans (at 80mph speeds on the freeway) I must admit that I don't much care for it at those speeds, and this is a good reminder of why I don't really like it.
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A good alternative to regular jeans.


$80 bucks...sliders
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I agree some proper riding 'kevlar' jeans would be best, but damn it is the laziness factor changing in and out of pants all the time. We are our own worst enemies. Best safety factor is a 1/4 inch 'chicken strip' on the rear tire.
I have to change almost every time I go somewhere- white collar job- the gym or dance class.

So literally it makes no difference if I wear real leathers or regular jeans or nothing at all.

I still have to change when I get there. In the super nice months- I'll wear my workout pants under my jeans- it's 5 miles and it's a terrible excuse- but stuffing leather pants into a tiny gym locker IS a pain in the ass.

but I can take two lockers if need be- it's just safer to wear the real shit. I have NO excuse because it's JUST as hard - or easy rather to put on jeans as it is to put on real riding pants when I know I have to change.
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I have to change almost every time I go somewhere- white collar job- the gym or dance class.

So literally it makes no difference if I wear real leathers or regular jeans or nothing at all.

I still have to change when I get there. In the super nice months- I'll wear my workout pants under my jeans- it's 5 miles and it's a terrible excuse- but stuffing leather pants into a tiny gym locker IS a pain in the ass.

but I can take two lockers if need be- it's just safer to wear the real shit. I have NO excuse because it's JUST as hard - or easy rather to put on jeans as it is to put on real riding pants when I know I have to change.
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