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Old 06-30-2014, 12:52 PM   #1
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MX gear on the cheap

What websites do you guys normally find good deals on riding gear?

Pertinent background info:
-I will admit I'm frugal (a cheapass) and always try to get a smoking deal if I can help it.
-I really don't mind if it takes 2-3 weeks to receive it (cuz I refuse to pay for anything but the cheapest shipping option)
-Specifically I'm looking for mx pants and possibly a matching jersey however I'm not interested in paying $120-200 for the combo. I checked denniskirk, revzilla, bikebandit and egay but wasn't impressed by any of their selection or prices.
-I'm not picky about the brand name although I do have a soft-spot for Thor

Please help a FF out
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Rocky Mountain ATV has some good closeouts. I just bought a matching pant/jersey set that are vented for $92 and there were cheaper options but I try not to get the bottom of the barrel stuff.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #3
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I'm also cost effective

I just picked up Fox comp 5 boots (used 4x) on craigslist for $30.

Check this too: Closeouts.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:11 PM   #4
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I have a bleeding heart for supporting family owned businesses, which there are plenty of in the moto world.

I usually start at www.atomic-moto.com - no other retailer has ever suggested a phone call so that we can completely talk through a purchase to make sure I was getting the right gear for the job, in the right size, etc.

Brian, the owner over there, has even talked me down from a bigger purchase, because he knew I didn't need it. He even talked me through the upgrade path for some gear which I couldn't afford all of at the time. Unbelievable. He has definitely earned a loyal customer, and I will continue to promote him on this site.

If he doesn't have what I need and can't order it, that's usually when I start looking into other retailers.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #5
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I have a bleeding heart for supporting family owned businesses, which there are plenty of in the moto world.

I usually start at www.atomic-moto.com - no other retailer has ever suggested a phone call so that we can completely talk through a purchase to make sure I was getting the right gear for the job, in the right size, etc.

Brian, the owner over there, has even talked me down from a bigger purchase, because he knew I didn't need it. He even talked me through the upgrade path for some gear which I couldn't afford all of at the time. Unbelievable. He has definitely earned a loyal customer, and I will continue to promote him on this site.

If he doesn't have what I need and can't order it, that's usually when I start looking into other retailers.
Thanks for the link and I will keep them in mind, however they don't offer any Mx jerseys or pants
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:58 PM   #6
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I just picked up Fox comp 5 boots (used 4x) on craigslist for $30.

Check this too: Closeouts.

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/
they even have a customer classified section for used apparel..nice find
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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you sound like the kind of customer i would not want to hear from,,,, however http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/ might be up your alley.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
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you sound like the kind of customer i would not want to hear from,,,, however http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/ might be up your alley.
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you sound like the kind of customer i would not want to hear from,,,, however http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/ might be up your alley.
thanks for the link and kind words boss
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:04 AM   #10
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I just got into the hobby. I also recommend checking out craigslist. Look for like new condition. I bought like new A* Tech 8s for $100. Guy must've worn them once in his yard. Didn't have any scuffs or marks.

I also bought a new fox v1 helmet, new 100% goggles, and new fox gloves all from the same guy for $100.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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Iron Pony in Columbus Ohio has an absolute pile of riding gear, helmets etc. I have bought a lot of close out gear there - worth a look
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:11 PM   #12
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i've found that the key is to not wait until you actually need the gear. this, of course, doesn't help for buying your first set of gear, but can help down the road.

keep an eye on RMATV, DK, MSS, motosport, etc. etc. every now and then, one will have a great deal on something you use in your size on closeout. buy it then and just hang onto it until your current piece of gear wears out and you need a new one.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:59 PM   #13
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I think the best deal I've gotten on a jersey are the cheap $15 ones at cycle gear. If you're willing to buy used there are a lot of good deals, if you think about it how dirty MX gear is gonna get while riding, it doesn't make much sense to buy jerseys and pants new.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:10 AM   #14
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Seriously, Use a search engine & CL. Ebay has great buys but as said patience is key to real deals. Dealers often sell off end of season or single one left items cheap. Individuals that stop riding sell cheap both places. IBMWR Marketplace is good as is flea market of various MC clubs & brand forums. Takes some effort & time to score a deal-they don't typically fall in your lap!
See post #15???
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:14 PM   #15
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