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Old June 30th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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One Piece suit

No, not swimming apparel for the significant other... Leather race suit.

So, I walk in to my local Cycle Gear just to try on suits as they have them in stock. The ONLY suit they had within 5 sizes of me happened to be the one I thought would fit. And I was right! Mostly...

Alpinestars Motegi in size 48 Euro sizing (yes, I'm a little guy) Fit was near perfect, only being slightly tight in the forearms and biceps, more snug than strangling.

Only issue... I couldn't zip the leg bottoms. At all. Too many years on a bicycle doing 60-80 miles a day 6 days a week have apparently gifted me with monstrous T-Rex calves. They are seriously a full 2 inches too big for the suit.



So, the question is this: is there an off the shelf suit with more loose fitting calves? Or am I looking at a custom suit? If so, is there anywhere I can get one in the under $900 range?

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Old June 30th, 2015, 09:58 AM   #2
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Even though it's a less than spectacular brand, my old Frank Thomas XTI 1 piece had huge knee and calf area. I aint saying to go get one of them, I am saying that some manufactures do cut them that way off in off the shelf sizes.

Good luck in your search.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 11:23 AM   #3
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If you do go custom, you're lucky. You're a 2:47 drive from Pilot Leathers, which is reputed to be one of the better custom shops.

Also... cut varies within brands. The Motegi might not fit you but a different A* suit might. The only real way is to try as many on as you can. When I bought my suit I drove to Philly and visited the Revzilla retail store. Glad I did... wound up buying a different suit than I had in mind. Saved me a lot of hassle.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 02:45 PM   #4
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seconded on the frank thomas having more room for calf muscles. Though the knee area feels like sandpaper while riding (feels much better than sandpaper while sliding though)
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Old June 30th, 2015, 06:31 PM   #5
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Dainese have 2 zippers in the lower leg to allow for their boots that go in the suit. This could also work for your Godzilla calves.
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:46 PM   #6
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I second Max's comment above....having the dual zippers should allow you to fit the suit over your calves.

Rev'it suits also have the same option. I LOVE their new Replica suit: http://www.mototude.com/REV-IT-Repli...t-p/fol021.htm
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Old July 4th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #7
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^^ Good god that suit is sexy.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:54 AM   #8
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may have to look at a two piece suit where the pants maybe more straight legged than the one piece. Also take a look at the pants the flat track pros wear. Straight legged and I have no doubt that they would fit.
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