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Where to find helmet and jacket?

Hi,
Sorry for the first stupid question but where do you usually buy helmets, jackets and gloves?
I just cannot find a good local store. I went to CycleGear and they have a couple of leather jackets that look like **** and all of their helmets are Bilt, which I don't want. Other than that they had 1 Shoei for $400.
They are saying that they can order anything for me. So funny. If I knew what I wanted I would order it myself.
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Hi,
Sorry for the first stupid question but where do you usually buy helmets, jackets and gloves?
I just cannot find a good local store. I went to CycleGear and they have a couple of leather jackets that look like **** and all of their helmets are Bilt, which I don't want. Other than that they had 1 Shoei for $400.
They are saying that they can order anything for me. So funny. If I knew what I wanted I would order it myself.
Yeah, helmets are not like Women's Bra's. Need proper fit. Need to try on prior to purchase. LOL
Sounds like you need to get out of town to the next city. LOL
Helmet (standard Sm, Med, Lg, xLg) size's can vary between different brands.....

Best to find helmet desired (brand), decide proper size/fit by physically trying ON.

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Hi,
Sorry for the first stupid question but where do you usually buy helmets, jackets and gloves?
I just cannot find a good local store. I went to CycleGear and they have a couple of leather jackets that look like **** and all of their helmets are Bilt, which I don't want. Other than that they had 1 Shoei for $400.
They are saying that they can order anything for me. So funny. If I knew what I wanted I would order it myself.
For a jacket...
Try a Harley dealer. They might say Harley on them but they do sell good stuff.

Helmets I'd try them or another bike dealer. I don't know where you live so I can't be specfic. My Yamaha dealer had a good selection.

Always a good idea to try on a helmet rather than guessing your size and just ordering it online. A helmet should fit tightly, having a salesman that knows how to fit you is a big plus.
Once you find your size remember each maker is different. A "medium" from one company might not fit the same as a medium from another. Worse still is even diffrent models from the same maker can vary.

I have a Shoei RF 1100. Yes, it cost 300 bucks, but my head is worth more than that.

You can always buy online after trying one on at a shop. (If same model and maker)

After seeing a guy with no nose and half his jaw gone at an ER, I only wear a full face helmet now.....

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I got my jacket at the Salvation Army... brand new Icon Leather Jacket for 25 bucks... I got my helmet from a local independent dealer
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I've gotten a couple leather jackets there
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I'm in MA, and when I said local I meant about 70 miles radius. There are just not a lot of these shops around here. Or they are hiding from me...
And yes, of course I'm looking for a full face helmet. I'm planning on 80% highway riding and don't feel like catching bugs and rocks with my teeth
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Like I said any big dealer usually has a good selection. You weren't specfic enough with your locale, but you can call around after looking here:

https://www.google.com/search?site=&...41.OhBtqTZUK3w

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I found a good mesh jacket with armor on Ebay for $39. But then I wear a small so there were fewer bidders on it. Not many cyclists were a small.
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