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Old 05-15-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Hi,
I was hoping I could get a recommendation or two on a place in the Phoenix area to buy gear like, helmets, boots and also add ons for bike like bags, skids plates etc.
Thank You!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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Whatever you do, avoid RideNow… They suck the big suck. Fucking crooks.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:43 PM   #3
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Cycle Gear has a couple stores in Phoenix & Mesa. I've purchased a bunch of dirt & street gear from them over the years.

http://www.cyclegear.com/
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
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really dont have a good go to shop,,, you'll need to visit many of them. unfortunately its gonna cost as much in gas as it will in gear you buy.

go-az is worth a look, and screwie lewies is a nice small shop.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:19 PM   #5
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You could also go and see Josiah at Dirtball Customs in Mesa off of Broadway and Country Club. He doesn't stock very much but he is very dirtbike friendly and has really great pricing.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:30 PM   #6
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:50 PM   #7
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Whatever you do, avoid RideNow… They suck the big suck. Fucking crooks.
+100

Goaz has quite a bit of gear and they price match even internet competitors.

I'll also 2nd Josiah at Dirtball Customs. He's the only one I trust to work I my GSA and he usually can get part ordered much cheaper than the dealers.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:51 PM   #8
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Big fan of Helmet Centers at 18635 N. 35th Ave believe there's a store down south also

Not just Helmets but a fair amount of proper ridding gear
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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+1 for Helmet Center. I spent gobs of cash there when I was first getting my gear together. Great prices and excellent customer service.
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:29 AM   #10
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Go to RideNow to try on stuff to make sure what size you need and then buy it off the internet!

I wouldn't buy a bolt or washer from RideNow. They have poor customer business pratices.

GoAz has a lot of gear in stock to try out.

CycleGear as well depending upon your usage level. Cyclegear has a rep of less quality but they honor their warranty so that's not really an issue.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #11
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RideNow & Cyclegear have a bunch of entry level stuff. Not much higher end stuff. Cyclegear has gone pretty much to their in house brands. Though they have a few offerings, mainly boots/gloves or Dainese/Alpinestar jackets. I think they had a bunch of people come in to try stuff on then order online. Had they offered to price match (with shipping), they could have really had something. I suspect Alpinestars & Dainese have a price minimum, so Cyclegear can stay competitive.

The BMW shop in Chandler actually has a decent selection of nicer stuff. Mostly Klim & Olympia, along with some BMW gear.
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
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+1 on the Helmet Center - passed through there once and those guys really know their stuff. Good selection as well...
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:58 PM   #13
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thanks

Thanks everyone. I did drop in Helmet Center and spent a lot of time with the guys just getting some edu on current gear since it has been a while.
I thought GO AZ would be the most expensive since they are in N scottsdale but good to know they price match. I might be buying my F800 from as I cant find a decent used one. Ugh! $$$ Cheers!
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