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Bilt riding gear

I found some gear for someone on a tight budget. Its on cycle gear. The jacket was 150, pants 100, boots 50, gloves 30. Everything is well armored and the sizes are on the spot. The quality of these items seems awesome for the price but not as good as the really expensive stuff. I would put these in the same category as agv sport stuff. Jacket has a full circumference zipper and zip out winter liner. I haven't received the pants yet.









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I've seen the stuff
Man who the hell is the guy behind their branding dept?? May be good stuff and I don't wanna seem rude to you personally but it just screams Kmart to me! Just a little too cheesy a label it throws me off bad. Just remember you get what you pay for. Keep us posted on how they hold up

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Man who the hell is the guy behind their branding dept?? May be good stuff and I don't wanna seem rude to you personally but it just screams Kmart to me! Just a little too cheesy a label it throws me off bad. Just remember you get what you pay for. Keep us posted on how they hold up

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You can't beat the warranty...I had the leather Bilt racing pants, and after almost one year the zipper broke...I went to cycle gear with the pants, and no questions asked..they gave me the opportunity to exchange it or to upgrade it...and thats what I did.

No one of the bigger name brand company's will stand like them behind there product.
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I agree but as I said its a great price for someone on a strict budget. Cheap leathers are better than none. Ill let you know how they feel on the road. After the damn rain stops.


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It looks like late '90's technology....which was safe back then, right?

I agree, some gear is better than none....except their helmets, hot trash they are.



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Another brand worth considering if money is tight or not is Spartan. I just received their one piece leather suit and back protector (on sale for 399 and 60) and its some of the better gear I've ever seen or tried on. Fit, armor, quality and aesthetics are all top notch.

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I've heard good things about spartan.

June '13 sport rider has a jacket buyers guide. Pg 62 the bilt trackstar is shown.

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I've heard good things about spartan.

June '13 sport rider has a jacket buyers guide. Pg 62 the bilt trackstar is shown.

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was that in the "what not to buy" section? haha jk.. 5yr warranty no questions asked is not a bad deal at all. i dont mind their leathers, but i still dont trust my head in their helmets.

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I hadn't even considered any Bilt gear. I noticed the Cycle Gear suddenly stocks more Bilt stuff than all the other stuff combined. I figured some head honcho at Cycle Gear hooked up with some chinese sweat shop (or maybe Kathy Lee Gifford) and started copying all the equipment that they already carry. I tried on a jacket and gloves. They felt substandard to me.
But cheap leathers are better than no leathers, and Bilt has a place for entry level riders. imo.

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I hadn't even considered any Bilt gear. I noticed the Cycle Gear suddenly stocks more Bilt stuff than all the other stuff combined. I figured some head honcho at Cycle Gear hooked up with some chinese sweat shop (or maybe Kathy Lee Gifford) and started copying all the equipment that they already carry. I tried on a jacket and gloves. They felt substandard to me.
But cheap leathers are better than no leathers, and Bilt has a place for entry level riders. imo.
It reminds me of the early Joe Rocket gear.....from the early '90s



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