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Hey all, I've decided to get away from textile and go leather, I've narrowed it down to either the JR 2pc Highside on New Enough for $420 or the Teknic 2pc Chicane also on NE for $330...I only ride street and I'm convinced either will serve me well. I'm looking for comfort, safety, features...just a little insight from you pros. Thanx

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I think I'd go with the teknic. I've just never been impressed with the Joe Rocket stuff, although lots of folks use it. Did you look into Spidi? They make a reasonably priced suit that's good quality.
 
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Teknic 'Chicane' line is made out of goatskin, from what I've heard it doesn't slide as well as cowskin. :idunno:
 
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I dont have a suit by either manufactors... but I do have leather jackets by both. Personally I like the Teknic. I've also heard that the leather in teknic suits are a lot softer than the leather they use in the cheaper joe rocket suit(so i've heard, but... I might be wrong). I'm going to be on the market for a damper this spring.... still undecided. Good Luck Chris
 

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Ive crash tested my JR Highside twice now and its held up very well. I have also seen two seperate incidences of a Tecnic suit splitting at the seams in under 30mph crashes. YMMV.
 
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I've crash tested my JR speedmaster 3 times now once over 100 and twice at about 40 and it's still in good shape. I still have one more time on the butt before I need to replace it. Knock on wood no more crashes.
 
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I just got a JR Rocket 88 jacket and am very happy with it. They seem to run small - had to get a 3X. The quality seems great to me - but this is my first leather bike jacket.

My $.02.
 
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I tried on Joe Rocket speedmaster suit and didn't like the fit. The teknic fits me perfect. I bought the violater for $635.00, nice suit for that price. :thumb:
 
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I have a Teknic Lightning 1-piece and a Joe Rocket jacket. The Teknic has pretty much fallen to pieces: lining has torn away from the stiching, crotch has come unstitched, etc. The Joe Rocket is going on 4 years and survived numerous rides in the rain and other tests.
I wont buy another item from Teknic but then again maybe my suit was just a fluke. My .02
 

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I've crash tested my JR speedmaster 3 times now once over 100 and twice at about 40 and it's still in good shape. I still have one more time on the butt before I need to replace it. Knock on wood no more crashes.
Note to self....don't let OTE ride my bike :eek:
 
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I tested my teknic violator 2 piece with a couple of low sides and it did not hold up well. The leather over the hard armor in the elbow disintegrated in several spots. My friend's highside suit has taken 2 pretty good slides and the only damage is a few scuff marks.:twofing:

Current suit is an AGV modena one piece. Fit's good, much thicker than the teknic, and at a reasonable price, IMHO.
 
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