Gear for wife?
Posted March 08, 2002 - 07:19 AM
ANYWAY...She asked me about WOMEN SPECIFIC PANTS AND GEAR and I'm like...???...daaa...Idunno. Any sites out there you know about?????
Thanks for the help.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 09:30 AM
I know of one co. that makes women stuff. Vixen. Ok I'm out.
Oh Oh!!!! IMHO you have made a grave error. Now you have to load 4 to 5 times as much stuff every time you ride. Take it from a man who knows. When the wife rides we fill my truck with useless crap. When I go alone I have a bike and tool box in the back.
Posted March 08, 2002 - 10:41 PM
The Fox seems to be better for normal sized and larger women; the smallest size they make will be baggy on the petite gals. It is very pretty in bright yellow and blue. Pants about $140, jersey $40-50
The MSR seems to fit better, and is more subtle in grey and black with yellow stripes. It is also cheaper--the pants are $89, no specific jersey to match.
The MC Gear fit very well and looked great, plainer design in either blue and white or red and black, matching gloves also in ladies' sizes, and had a pretty wide range of sizes. Not for the hippy--it is pretty short from the bottom of the zipper to the waist band.
The Vixen was the most comfortable to wear, with a liner in the pants that was very very nice. You wouldn't need to wear shorts under it. The jersey runs pretty small though, and (after asking all my moto friends) the design was a love-hate thing.
Here are some links:
Posted March 08, 2002 - 10:44 PM
DM Sports: 949-837-2206
Vixen: www.vixenoffroad.com (I think)
I've worn the Fox pants and they are really comfy.
ACERBIS will be coming out with some soon too.
As far as her fear of riding, etc. Get her to the Dirtbike School asap!! I know a ton of people who have taken it (even experienced riders) and they all report having a total blast and learning way more than they realized they needed to. It's geared for total beginners and they will even supply bikes, etc. It's a one day school, super fun.
Hope that helps!
Posted March 08, 2002 - 11:14 AM
Posted March 11, 2002 - 06:41 AM
Sorry Boxsterboy, no trade.