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    Kevlar degrades in sunlight, I wonder if that might be an issue for garments that have been worn for a few years

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    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    Kevlar degrades in sunlight, I wonder if that might be an issue for garments that have been worn for a few years
    So do fluorescent dyes. This 'safety' equipment is all a bit shit really

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    Hideout Leathers do a thin, unlined textile suit that has better abrasion resistance should you crash. My mate had one on test for them and loved it. Light and cooler to ride in during the summer than leathers.

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    Default Re: Kevlar suits for road use

    Quote Originally Posted by whysub View Post
    Hideout Leathers do a thin, unlined textile suit that has better abrasion resistance should you crash. My mate had one on test for them and loved it. Light and cooler to ride in during the summer than leathers.
    If that's the Metropole suit, I looked at that last year when I was after new riding kit... it's a bit eye-wateringly expensive at 1400. The site doesn't seem to have been updated for CE approval, and not a lot of info about the 'highly abrasion-resistant material' either.

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    Perhaps because you have to be daft* to even consider getting aboard one, so they're doing their upmost to protect you?

    * No offence to any passengers, but I heard, at an uncle's wake, that "He gave up trials sidecars when he ran out of people who would passenger with him".
    Oi, i did F1 sidecar passenger duties

    The kevlar suits were a thing for a while as they were more flexible for moving about on the tray for the passengers so quite a few tried them

    Once a few outfits flipped or passengers got lobbed out at speed they realised that the abrasion resistance wasnt as good as leather and the heat generated in a high speed slide was an issue so reverted back to leathers with stretch panels ...speedway still use them as speeds are lower, surface isnt as abrasive and they like the freedom of movement

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