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So i'm looking to buy my first leather suit and i found a good deal on a Alpinestars Octane One-Piece Suit, i know is not the top of the line but as a first suit and for the money...
what do you guys think? any reasons i shouldnt get it?
anyone has experience with this suit?
i couldnt find a dealer that cares A* to try the suit on me, so i dont know what is the perfect size for me
btw i'm a small guy 5' 7, 135 pounds(without clothes), i was thinking to order an 36(smallest A* makes) which still seems big for me
thanx in advance!!!:thumbsup:
 

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I would recommend you try a suit on first and figure out your size from there.

I got a great deal on a Rev'it suit from Moto Market in Acton (you can google him for the shop's addres). He has a great shop and only deals motorcycle gear. He is also an instructor at Penguin Racing and has his own track day. The shop also has a cafe/media room which is great for watching races.

I also highly recommend calling Superbike Supplies. Brad and Mary form a great team and I have been very satisfied with their prices and great service.

Good Luck,
 

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I would recommend you try a suit on first and figure out your size from there.

I got a great deal on a Rev'it suit from Moto Market in Acton (you can google him for the shop's addres). He has a great shop and only deals motorcycle gear. He is also an instructor at Penguin Racing and has his own track day. The shop also has a cafe/media room which is great for watching races.

I also highly recommend calling Superbike Supplies. Brad and Mary form a great team and I have been very satisfied with their prices and great service.

Good Luck,
thanx for the additional info but i was looking for more info about the suit
anyone?:popcorn2:
 

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I think for the 500 bucks they are going for right now, you won't be upset. I would agree about trying some one first. It will at least get you close. Check the return policy on the item (it's probably a close out and may be treated different) before order!
 

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I think for the 500 bucks they are going for right now, you won't be upset. I would agree about trying some one first. It will at least get you close. Check the return policy on the item (it's probably a close out and may be treated different) before order!
i tried to find someone that has one but nobody is my size :shoot:
thought about the return policy - 15 days to return it and is not a closeout so they i'll exchange it for another size, but for right now i'm still thinking if i should go for it or not:popcorn2:
 

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i tried to find someone that has one but nobody is my size :shoot:
thought about the return policy - 15 days to return it and is not a closeout so they i'll exchange it for another size, but for right now i'm still thinking if i should go for it or not:popcorn2:
Not sure if your just looking for the same suit to try on. If you have never had a one piece, trying on another brand is better than nothing. I would also buy a cloth tape to measure your chest. By the numbers you posted I would think that you will be trying to get that the tightest to keep the rest from getting to big. 36" chest is pretty small. Remember if you plan on wearing a back and or chest protector they should all be tried on at once.
 

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Not sure if your just looking for the same suit to try on. If you have never had a one piece, trying on another brand is better than nothing. I would also buy a cloth tape to measure your chest. By the numbers you posted I would think that you will be trying to get that the tightest to keep the rest from getting to big. 36" chest is pretty small. Remember if you plan on wearing a back and or chest protector they should all be tried on at once.
i did measure my chest and is not too big, haha, about 36"(maybe a bit less), the chart says 36 1/4, so i was thinking that there is room for a back protector also,
i dont know...
 

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I have A* Octane one and two piece suits. They are good quality for sure. Go for it. You will not be disappointed at all.
 

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What's up guys
so i ordered to A* 1 piece Octane suit, got it today and fits me perfect
for those who want to know, like it says above
I'm 5'7, 135-140lbs,
chest - 36 1/2"
inseam - 29"
i got the size 36US(46EUR) fits perfect
i might even squeeze a back protector underneath it:popcorn2:
 
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