First of all I'd like to thank Joe from Riders Discount for spending the time with me on the phone. He was very efficient, and didn't make a single mistake in the spelling of my last name (a feat to be mentioned!).
Now to the suit, Ive had 2 suits before: AGV Sport one piece, and a two piece from the same brand. I started doing track days this past season and after a crash off T1 at thunderbolt on my third day, I decided I needed some better gear. My suit protected me just fine, but it was useless after it met the asphalt.
My goal was to find a top tier suit, from a reputable manufacturer that would fit my body and my budget of under $1000 for suit, boots and gloves.
I found a brand new set of A* SMX Plus boots for $160, A* GP Pro Gloves for $140, so that left me with $700 to get a suit and a back protector. I was looking at used items, at eBay, STG and some other vendors.
Cyber Monday I saw a thread by Riders Discount about the MX-1 being on sale and them having very limited quantities and sizes. I used Google to see what it was all about and was sold on it immediately. I made the call and after paying $599 shipped via Visa, the wait started.
Wednesday the package arrived, very well packaged and still in plastic, my suit was here. Two days after I ordered it, great shipping and handling!
The quality of the leather and construction is evident as soon as you touch the suit, it feels solid and flexible, very well padded and stitched with top quality thread.
The fit I was concerned with.. I am 6"1/2 tall and weigh 210-215 lbs. I wrestled in college, and keep in good shape, but have odd proportions, i wear a 46/48 suit jacket but 34/32 pants. Neck is 19" and thighs have me searching around for jeans way longer then I'd like to admit.
I was skeptical to say the least, about an off the rack suit fitting me right.
It fits like a glove!! In the pictures I am wearing Knox full coverage back protector ($60) and it works perfectly. Suit is filled out the right way, I can move freely, reach for controls, and bend my legs and back with no restrictions.
The neck is slightly on the tight side, but nothing to cry about.
Overall I would give this suit and Riders Discount a big thumbs up, for quality of product and the service.
So now I have $41 left from my budget to spend on dinner for my wife, that is very accepting and understanding of my addiction! I might have to stretch my budget on that one.