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Old 02-27-2012, 04:20 PM   #2821
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Was your date favourably impressed? Inquiring minds and all that.
She rides so it got into a discussion of proper riding gear, she isn't yet convinced about ATGATT despite road rash on her leg.
I think she learned a bit from me though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #2822
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ATGATT, GOOD, ROAD RASH, BAD!!!! Between you and the road rash, hopefully she will learn wisdom. And hopefully Ghazi will post soon about his big news.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #2823
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ATGATT, GOOD, ROAD RASH, BAD!!!! Between you and the road rash, hopefully she will learn wisdom. And hopefully Ghazi will post soon about his big news.

Its funny, when I first started riding and probably sucked, I would wear jeans/jacket/helmet/gloves.... now when I'm a better rider I wear an absurd amount of gear.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #2824
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Same here. But the longer I rode, the more I saw what the pavement could do to unprotected skin. Along with getting a bit (thankfully a little bit) of road rash myself.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #2825
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I just checked the Teiz Motorsports website and noticed that the Lombard specs and price has changed. It now lists for $399 and knee sliders are optional. The suit is now made of genuine Cordura and T-tex, whatever that is. Ghazi is probably still sorting out the website. I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a place to order the add on knee sliders yet.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #2826
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I just checked the Teiz Motorsports website and noticed that the Lombard specs and price has changed. It now lists for $399 and knee sliders are optional. The suit is now made of genuine Cordura and T-tex, whatever that is. Ghazi is probably still sorting out the website. I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a place to order the add on knee sliders yet.
Nice, I already have 2 V3's, but I've been eyeing down that mojave for the upcoming summer. I might have to treat myself soon.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #2827
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I just checked the Teiz Motorsports website and noticed that the Lombard specs and price has changed. It now lists for $399 and knee sliders are optional. The suit is now made of genuine Cordura and T-tex, whatever that is. Ghazi is probably still sorting out the website. I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a place to order the add on knee sliders yet.
Whew. I'm glad I got my order in before the price increase
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #2828
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zipper direction

Hey Ghazi,

I read earlier in this thread a request from another reader for the zipper to be flipped to start at the top instead of the bottom a la Roadcrafter. I'd like to echo the request as I feel it is a vastly superior means of getting into the suit. With the zipper as it is on the Power Shell you have to do all the fiddling while uncomfortably bent over and with material that is less "controlled" for lack of a better word. You have to "find" both ends of the zipper as the leg material is more free flowing at the bottom of the legs, then thread the zipper to get it started all while bent over. When the zipper is started from the top you already have the sleeves on and both sides of the zipper are always in an easily reachable and viewable location. Additionally, you are standing up comfortably while doing the most finicky part, threading the zipper. While getting out of the suit, again with the Roadcrafter style zipper, is also quite easy. Starting at the bottom of your leg grabbing the zipper doesn't require any attention, just bend over, do the easy zipper grab, pull up to the top, do the sometimes finicky zipper unhooking again while upright and comfortable with the zipper close to your face if you need to look at it. Getting out of a suit that undoes the other way again requires you do do the potentially finicky part of unhooking the zipper while bent over. The youtube video of the gentleman getting in an out of a Power Shell shows this dwell in the bent over position even in a presumably ideal situation when most things "line up" well.

I've have over 100,000 miles on a 15 year old Roadcrafter it is time for a switch. I've been doing my research with all other suits on the market. I had the opportunity to spend a month with an early Alpinestars 360 prototype as well. It too had a two way zipper arrangement. I like most things about your suits better ranging from price to, venting, to features, to aesthetics and beyond. Really, the biggest thing making me hesitate is the operation of the zipper. I fully understand that this would require a more expensive two way zipper vs the current one way zipper but is it really a significant design change? I'm not in the textile business so my ignorance here will shine through, but at first glance it would seem to me that you could just stitch in a two way zipper in place of the one way zipper using the same patterns and procedures? I guess that is provided you can get a two way zipper that is close enough to the same size (width?) as the one way. Maybe I answered my own question.

Anyhow, can you please confirm or deny that a two way zipper is not in the plan for any of your products?

thanks.

I do think you have a great thing going here and what seems like a great product (haven't actually ever got to see or touch one yet).
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #2829
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My Power Shell arrived this morning. I ordered custom colors:

Shell: Light Gray
Primary Trim: Hi-Viz
Secondary Trim: Black

My suit is a Large - Tall. I'm 6'2", 33" waist, 34" inseam and 175 lbs. Fit is very good for a standard size which is hard to do for me. All the armor is in the correct place while sitting on the bike. I'm not being choked when I sit down. Fit and finish appear to be excellent. Even the stitching on the Super Fabric sections is very straight which I wasn't expecting. All the zippers operate easily. I can open and close the back vents without removing the suit. The cuffs have enough adjustment to wear over or under the gauntlets on my gloves. The thermal liner attaches via zippers on the torso and strap / hoop fasteners in the cuffs and legs. The straps and hoops are red so they are easy to find against the black interior of the suit. Both sides of the collar snap to the torso of the suit to hold them open for ventilation. I can get in the suit and be zipped up in under a minute easy. So far I'm very pleased.

I haven't ridden in it yet. It's raining and I don't want to get my new suit dirty just yet. Yes, I'm a pansy. Here are some pics (taken with no flash):





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Old 02-29-2012, 09:44 AM   #2830
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Nice looking suit, I like the colors you picked.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #2831
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I like the look of that a lot. How would your suit get dirty in the rain, don't you wear rain gear?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:13 AM   #2832
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I will wear rain gear now. My old gear has rain liners so I used them. Ghazi is correct, even though the liners keep you dry, the shell still gets wet and installing / removing liners is a bit of a pain.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #2833
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I will wear rain gear now. My old gear has rain liners so I used them. Ghazi is correct, even though the liners keep you dry, the shell still gets wet and installing / removing liners is a bit of a pain.
yea, I've found the only way to really stay dry is to wear proper rain gear overtop your riding gear. I've got a nice wet commute ahead of me tonight. (people at the office most likely think I'm insane)
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #2834
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I've given up on anything other than an exterior rain shell. When I first got back into biking (2007) I bought a waterproof Teknic jacket. It was fine until the temperature climbed to 15 C (50 F), after that I cooked. It had vents, but no openings in the waterproof lining???? The next jacket was a Joe Rocket Alter Ego, with a zip in rain liner. PITA to use, and your outer gear ended up soaked and weighing ten kilos. Next was a Teknic convertible jacket with a waterproof cover and mesh inner. It wasn't bad, but I still had to take the jacket off to put the outer layer back on. This assumes I had the jacket taken down to the mesh layer. Even assembled, water got between the outer layer and the waterproof lining, and ran down into my gloves. Thank Gawd for heated grips, even in summer. The wife just ditched the waterproof liner in her Alter Ego and bought a rain jacket to match her rain pants. She keeps perfectly dry and snickers at me while I wring out my sopping gloves. I also would have bought a matching rain jacket to go with my pants, but Helly Hanson doesn't make one large enough to go over my 2XL jacket. I'm looking at getting a Frogg Toggs Horny Toad outfit to go with my new 2XL Tall Lombard.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #2835
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DAMN nice looking suit.

I still have a V3 in light grey I'm impressed with every single time I put it on. This is making me wish I could get a new one... don't get me wrong. There isn't a thing wrong with my V3, even after a solid year of commuting in NYC pretty much every single day, but who says I can't upgrade my fashion sense, right?

Really diggin it Ghazi, you've hit the grand-slam with this product line.



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My Power Shell arrived this morning. I ordered custom colors:

Shell: Light Gray
Primary Trim: Hi-Viz
Secondary Trim: Black

**snip**

I haven't ridden in it yet. It's raining and I don't want to get my new suit dirty just yet. Yes, I'm a pansy. Here are some pics (taken with no flash):


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