Where do people buy their Kit?

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Pete A
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Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Pete A » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:51 am

I'm in the market for some winter kit (jacket and trousers mainly) but it seems unless you want to spend a fortune, most sites have limited sizes & colours of matching kit or makes I've never heard of.

Just when I think I've found the right kit for the right price I find the website is actually based in the US so charges import duty.

I have a budget of of about £250 for a decent wet weather enduro jacket and trousers (OTB type) combo. To suit both enduro and trail riding.

Any suggestions welcome.

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Suzuki-Stumpy
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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Suzuki-Stumpy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:56 am

I've used these places in the past for getting various items of kit:

http://www.dirtbikebitz.com
http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.com

... easiest is to go search Google, then expand the 'Search tools' option and select 'Country: UK' .. this will at least filter out all the foreign sites.

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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby stevent » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:49 am

I can recommend Thor Range jacket and trousers, widely available, eBay etc, and roughly in your price range.
I gave the predecessor Thor Ride stuff and it has lasted since I started trail riding.

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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Beerbelly » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:11 pm

Suzuki-Stumpy wrote:I've used these places in the past for getting various items of kit:

http://www.dirtbikebitz.com
http://www.adventurebikewarehouse.com



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Pete A
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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Pete A » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:22 pm

I've taken your advice Steven, Thor Range it is... Fits nicely, just need to get out in it now.

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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Fleegle » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:53 am

Just taken delivery of some Thor Range trousers. Jeez...they make me look like MC Hammer

Is there anywhere local'ish I can actually go try stuff on? I'm getting pee'd off with poor descriptions and ambitious sizing from the internet suppliers

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Re: Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby Muzzman » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:24 pm

I bought my jacket and trousers from Freestyle Motorcycles, Marks Cross, E Sussex purely because you can try it on. It's a bit of a run out but they have a lot of stuff to look at, bikes, clothing etc and a decent coffee shop/cafe on site. Also got 10% off by asking.
Good idea to call first and check they have what you are looking for in stock as their website always says everything is in stock, not always the case.

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Where do people buy their Kit?

Postby mudeevee » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:30 pm

+1 for Freestyle
I bought my Gaerne MX and trials boots from there. Purely because they have stock and you can try things on
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