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    Registered User Rawroo is on a distinguished road
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    Best places to buy gear?

    New, used, BC, Washington, online, etc.

    Any suggestions would be great thanks!

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    What type are you looking for

    Race

    Street

    Leather

    Textile
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    I'm not exactly sure what the differences are but most likely street.

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    New has the benefit of knowing someone has not sweated buckets in it. A down side is it is not broken in an the cost. I have purchased both. I prob would not buy brand new again. If you are buying for street you want a looser fit (shorts and shirt under). Racing you want it tight. Good luck!

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    You have many options, I would suggest that you check out your local motorcycle shop and see what they can offer you. Most shops should be able to give you expert advise on the fit and function of the riding gear that they stock.

    Your location says Richmond, check out Pacific and 5th gear since they are close. Carter granville, Burnaby Kawasaki and 2ndGear aren't that far away either.

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    The internet.

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    Burnaby Kawi and/or Modern are great places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyFire View Post
    The internet.
    +1 - don't be a mug buy on line!!
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    Here's a list of some online retailers I found on another forum. I've used some but not all hope it helps. My favourite is http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/ as they have video reviews of most products. If you want to shop local the others have listed some great places. The only canadian online store that I know of is http://www.baysideperformance.ca/ it's got very comparable prices compared to the following USA retailers.

    http://www.bikebandit.com/
    http://www.compacc.com/
    http://www.cyclegear.com/
    http://www.kneedraggers.com/
    http://www.leatherup.com/
    http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/
    http://www.motorcyclegear.com/
    http://www.motorhelmets.com/
    http://motowheels.com/
    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/
    http://www.revzilla.com/
    http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/
    http://www.ridersdiscount.com/
    http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/
    http://www.extremesupply.com/
    http://www.cyclesector.com
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    Many local bike shops have a good selection of quality gear and can help you get outfitted properly. Make sure that a comfortable, properly-fitting helmet is a top priority.

    Modern Motorcycling (Commercial and 12th, Vancouver) have a reputation for providing great deals, particularly if you get a full set of gear. www.modernmotorcycling.com

    East Side Re-Rides (Victoria and 55th, Vancouver) is a consignment shop with lots of quality used gear at good prices www.rerides.ca

    I've actually purchased most of my gear from eBay, but I know exactly what I'm looking for. Craigslist, and the For Sale forum on BCSB.com can also turn up some good deals occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyFire View Post
    The internet.
    Online retailers can be a great resource for close-out items. Discounts on new items are regularly available as well.

    Just keep a couple points in mind:

    1.Sizing charts are not always accurate, establish the procedure for exchange if the sizing is wrong. It would suck to find a great deal and lose all the discounting to shipping and/or re-stocking fees.

    2.Know how warranty is handled if you are buying new items. If that waterproof jacket isn't waterproof what step do you need to take to repair or replace it?

    (one small request though. If you decide to go to your local motorcycle shop only to try on sizes of products you are going to buy online, don't take up his/her time with questions/recommendations etc. That is a d-bag move, and has lead to certain retailers switching size tags on helmets/gear that they have in stock. sad but true)

    It is a world economy, if a dealer can't compete with an online shop too bad for them right? However if you do value in-person service and fitting, perhaps the local shop is competitive even with a higher retail price. IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Online retailers can be a great resource for close-out items. Discounts on new items are regularly available as well.

    Just keep a couple points in mind:

    1.Sizing charts are not always accurate, establish the procedure for exchange if the sizing is wrong. It would suck to find a great deal and lose all the discounting to shipping and/or re-stocking fees.

    2.Know how warranty is handled if you are buying new items. If that waterproof jacket isn't waterproof what step do you need to take to repair or replace it?

    (one small request though. If you decide to go to your local motorcycle shop only to try on sizes of products you are going to buy online, don't take up his/her time with questions/recommendations etc. That is a d-bag move, and has lead to certain retailers switching size tags on helmets/gear that they have in stock. sad but true)

    It is a world economy, if a dealer can't compete with an online shop too bad for them right? However if you do value in-person service and fitting, perhaps the local shop is competitive even with a higher retail price. IMHO

    That's why I like Revzilla, because they go a step further over SBTG and let users write reviews of the products they buy. SBTG says everything is amazing in their videos. Simply not true. I'm not the same size of Brian Van so also kind of pointless, but RZ user reviews make a big difference.

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    Revzilla is sick. Price match + 5$ back for every 100$. Insane customer service too. Cant go wrong with them.

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    Anyone ordered from http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/? Any reviews or comments?

    I have ordered a bunch of stuff from Revzilla. Their shipping is really fast and the videos and sizing charts have been right on the money. I would use them again but they don't carry what I am currently looking for.
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