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post #1 of 16 Old 04-03-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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I need new riding pants!

I've only had 1 pr of riding pants and they suck. It's time to buy a new pr.
Here's what I'm after:
Cheap (on sale), mostly black (they can have other colors as well), pockets, over the boots pants, and some protection.
I'd REALLY like to be able to wear them (and not look like a goon) on my dual sports, naked street bike, and MX bike.
FYI - I recently got a DS helmet and have no problem wearing it while riding my street bike.

Anyone got some idea's and/or links?

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RE: New Riding Pants

Good Afternoon Savage,

I have the Sedici ACS, Air Control System Pants. I really like these as you can wear them over your boots or inside. They were about $140.00 at Cycle Gear. They have knee protection that works . I have tested them on a Spiderman Dismount. They have front leg vents and an interior removable liner. Plus they are water resistant or proof. I have never had water reach the inside.

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Spiderman dismount, lol, that's a nice visual.
I checked NE but didn't see anything in my price range and size...

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Limited income = Find a nice pair of used Olympia's on eBay.. I've got a pair of Moto X Transition pants and love them.. http://olympiamotosports.com/catalog...ansition-pant/ But mine were less than $100 on eBay..
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I'm in the same boat. I'm always looking for pants since mine are the "weak link" in my riding gear. I've been wearing the same pair of Carhartt double-denim overpants for the past three years. They're better than nothing, but I'd like to get some pants with some armor and also some leg zippers to get them on over my boots.

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post #7 of 16 Old 04-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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I ride with Carhartt pants, work great just make sure to get them on the long side to keep them from inching their way up your calf while seated.
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I also have ridden with Carhartt double front work dungaree but I am now looking for something with more protection. I had a fall late last season where I fell to the side while going up a single track trail that angled up a rock face. To avoid falling over the steep side I leaned to the uphill side....and hit a rock at the top of the rise...stopping me instantly and kicking me to the downhill side. Well, as it was single track and pretty steep, there was no ground there when I put my foot down and my faithfull (but heavy) steed threw me over and down the slope. Somewhere during my couple of rolls thru the bush and rocks I managed to hit something sharp. With my butt.

Tore my Carhartts horizontally across my entire butt.....and also the skin of my butt from the 'center area' across my left cheek....about 5 inches across. I was OK after the pain subsided (or when the shock took hold....I'm not sure) but had to ride down the the mountain with a broken front brake lever, a broke-off right footpeg and a bleeding butt cheek sitting on my seat. Not fun. But more fun than having my girlfriend clean up said area once I made it home! So now I am looking for a better alternative than my Carhartts.

I am tall at 6'5" and have a 40" waist. I can't find any dual sport pants that have a long inseam AND butt armour! Anyone have any suggestions on a brand for big guys?

Thanks in advance!

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I wear First Gear Kathmandu jacket and pants. Bought them because they offer tall sizes (I'm 6'3" with 34" inseam). They offer 40" tall for you Lizardrider. Decent armor, removable insulated liner, thigh vents, removable suspenders and it looks like the 2012 version has pockets which mine doesn't... Dang it! They are very comfortable in all but the warmest of weather and waterproof. Never heard of any britches with arse armor!

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I also have ridden with Carhartt double front work dungaree but I am now looking for something with more protection. I had a fall late last season where I fell to the side while going up a single track trail that angled up a rock face. To avoid falling over the steep side I leaned to the uphill side....and hit a rock at the top of the rise...stopping me instantly and kicking me to the downhill side. Well, as it was single track and pretty steep, there was no ground there when I put my foot down and my faithfull (but heavy) steed threw me over and down the slope. Somewhere during my couple of rolls thru the bush and rocks I managed to hit something sharp. With my butt.

Tore my Carhartts horizontally across my entire butt.....and also the skin of my butt from the 'center area' across my left cheek....about 5 inches across. I was OK after the pain subsided (or when the shock took hold....I'm not sure) but had to ride down the the mountain with a broken front brake lever, a broke-off right footpeg and a bleeding butt cheek sitting on my seat. Not fun. But more fun than having my girlfriend clean up said area once I made it home! So now I am looking for a better alternative than my Carhartts.

I am tall at 6'5" and have a 40" waist. I can't find any dual sport pants that have a long inseam AND butt armour! Anyone have any suggestions on a brand for big guys?

Thanks in advance!
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