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Thread: Alpinestars GPU vs. Kobe Talon vs Dainese Tobruk

  1. #1
    2bitsamile
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    Alpinestars GPU vs. Kobe Talon vs Dainese Tobruk

    Which suit is better: Alpinestars perforated GPU or Kobe Talon or Dainese Tobruk?

    My local shop has Alpinestars GPU 1 pc for $520 [1.2 to 1.4mm leather]
    1-888-fastlap has Kobe Talon 1 pc for $389 [1.5mm leather]
    ebay has Dainese Tobruk 2pc suit for $550 [D-Stone nylon]

    My priorities in order are:
    comfortable fit (size48US, 6'2", 220lbs)
    quality
    longevity
    protection
    good ventilation

    80% of my riding is crouched down on curvy roads for hours at a time. I might go to a track someday.

    I plan to use in summer (typically 75F to 85F here in Oregon), and i hate getting hot and sweaty. I figure if either leather suit is too hot, i can add some perforations myself.

    How well does the Dainese D-Stone material compare to leather w.r.t. abrasion and "hotness"?

    This would be my first suit, any other suggestions/guidance?

    thanks

  2. #2
    RaggedEdge
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    Re: Alpinestars GPU vs. Kobe Talon vs Dainese Tobruk

    Easy, and best, answer: get the Alpinestars GPU one-piece racesuit.

    You might also consider getting an undersuit (one or two-piece, your choice) made with Coolmax fabric, or something similar. It'll help tremendously with keeping you comfortable over a pretty broad range of temperatures. It'll also make it a whole lot easier to get into and out of your leathers. Here's a link to get you started.

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