SPIDI gear for ADVrider (any doubt we are the best?)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Spidi - on track, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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  2. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Smonke,
    So, in your situation I would go with the pants in size L.
    If you want to use the pants over the offroad boots, which are usually very big on the shin I would definitely go with the ERGO Pro Pants, because they're a little moore roomy at the calf.

    Or maybe, you can look at both the Hard Track Pants or the Marathon pants.
    They are two layer pants, while the ERGO Pro Pants also feature the thermo lining inside.
    Of course they are fully waterproof, but you can always remove the H2Out membrane, if it's very hot during your ride

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  3. noelm

    noelm Been here awhile

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    Hello Matteo

    I was hoping to purchase a Defender Armor to fit my chest size 120cm, although the website says they are not available? Is this correct? I made an enquiry via the website, received a response requesting additional information, I replied, although have received no further contact? Can you assist. Thanks
  4. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Hi Noel,
    I forwarded your request to our Customer Service.
    Youìll be given a reply very soon. I believe that the Defender Armor is currently out of stock for the huge success worldwide. Will be coming back soon.

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    Matteo De Vito
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  5. noelm

    noelm Been here awhile

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  6. dragos

    dragos Belzebut

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    You have an awesome range, SPIDI, but the lack of hi-viz options for more models is disappointing (and for me, personally, hi-viz is a requirement for buying). It would be great if the Hard Track or Ergo 365 would offer the color options available for Voyager 3 and AirNet jackets.

    BTW, what is the reasoning behind this? Why a lower-end jacket has this option, and a higher-end one has not?
  7. CreatureCore

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    Going to guess the same reason high end cars almost all come in only grey or black. When making something that costs a lot of money to produce you do not want to stock up on something that will get a lukewarm buy rate because of color. While Hi-Viz is great, i use my olympia hi viz 1 piece all the time, it is not a popular color scheme with most people.
  8. dragos

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    A lot of the high end manufacturers go with hiviz: Klim, Clover, Richa, Macna to mention just some of them.

    I had no idea that Porsche or Ferrari only come in black or grey.
  9. moggi1964

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    Can you see this guy wearing High-Viz? (Actually the image is so small you can barely make him out :) )

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    So 'not Italian' :D
  10. dragos

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    Absolutely. Would suit him better than that late 90ies palette. :cool:
  11. CreatureCore

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    When talking about porsche or ferrari you are talking about exotic sports cars, those come in loud look at me colors. You look at high end bmws, mercedes, and audis, your choices are grey and black. Klim only recently finally added the hi-viz option. I believe it was last year when it came out? Clover does offer hi-vis, but when you go to their site and select hi-vis color scheme try and find one thats in stock. As for richa and macna i never heard of them but willing to bet same thing as the clover unless its made to order.
  12. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    Macna is a Dutch brand that we (Twisted Throttle) are bringing into North America now. http://www.twistedthrottle.com/brand/macna?product_type=526

    It is sold in 70 countries and counting. We do have a selection of hi-viz colors and they are selling better and better all of the time. People are riding more and taking visibility seriously. One thing that Macna does is build all of their gear to incorporate a hi-viz vest that does not have to be removed to take the jackets off. The accessory is called the Vision Vest.

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    The Vision Vest buckles in the front and zips into the back of the jacket. This way you can wear it when you feel the need and stow it when not needed.

    Kevin

    PS - Check out the Geo2 in the "Night Eye" color. All of the gray fields are retroreflective.

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    His manliness doesn't seem affected a bit. :D
  14. Spidi - on track

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    Thank you Dragos for you well-done work, we are trying to get you full membership to our design dept!
    And thanks everybody for your suggestions about high visibility motorcycle clothing. Well, as you maybe are aware, Spidi has been the first company to hit the market with hi-viz clothing, couple of years ago, with some milestones such as the H1 Life Vest (year 2007).
    Spidi Hi-Viz range is now more than complete, from Rain suits to H2Out waterproof jackets to small and useful accessories such as Stripes and CE certified vests.

    And of course our high-visibility motorcycle Airbag:

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  15. dragos

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    That vest is nice, but I still prefer the "built-in" approach like in your linked Voyager H2OUT.

    Thanks for the info.
  16. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Dragos,

    I agree: Voyager H2 is my suggestion too.


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    And don't even forget the new Voyager 3!


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  17. Hrimfaxi

    Hrimfaxi On/Off n00b

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    Hi Matteo
    The jacket did great. I did however not use the Spidi drinking system but used my own Camelbak with more volume. We stayed out for 3 weeks and had all kinds of weather. Specially Finland was VERY hot (33 degrees) and i was fond of the ventilation-system.
    The rain protection is however VERY warm in the summertime. We had severe rain and 15-16 degrees ... and using your system with the 2 layers inside u get rather warm when going off road/gravel-roads where u stand up/work a lot.
    Very happy with the jacket - but going for this one next time i think :)
    Hi Tait
    The jacket itself is not really 110% waterproof. But they made it in 3 detachable 3 layers, and if u use the middle layer (rain jacket/rubber-like) its waterproof.
    I think the jacket is too expensive, since u dont always use alle the layers. I am however very fond of it. It's a great allround jacket - even in the summertime in finland with around 30 degres celsius :) You can easilly do with one of the cheaper jackets - i woould prpably go for this instead if i was buying a new one:

    http://www.spidi.com/eu/eu_en/textile-motorcycle-jackets/hard-track-jacket.html

    here is the trip:
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  18. Spidi - on track

    Spidi - on track Been here awhile

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    Peter that was a great test for Ergo, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really appreciate if you post additional picture of the travel.



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  19. Hrimfaxi

    Hrimfaxi On/Off n00b

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    Hi Matteo
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  20. wizz

    wizz Up a creek......

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    Hi Matteo,
    Couple questions:
    What is the best way to clean the fabric on the ergo exp 365?
    What is the best way to patch a hole? Had an off in the dirt @ 20mph and the external 3 layers got a hole where the bottom of the elbow armor resides, I'm guessing due to impact from edge of protector against fabric. I guess I should tighten the forearm straps a bit as I got a nasty rugburn/bruise from armor shifting on impact I think.
    Have only had one reply regarding the level 2 back armor, can you get me an update?

    Thanks
    Matt