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Alpinestar RC-1 Leather Jacket
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Alpinestar RC-1 Leather Jacket - March 31, 2009, 12:21 PM

Does anyone have one? I've been thinking of getting one but I can't find them in any stores to try on. I've never had a jacket with the hump on the back. Is it uncomfortable when you're walking around?


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March 31, 2009, 12:31 PM

I don't know any stores that carry the RC-1, but Coleman's in falls church has the SP-1, which also has a hump on the back. Just try that one on and see if the hump is uncomfortable. But before you order it, make sure you order from a place with a lenient return policy in case you don't like the fit.


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March 31, 2009, 12:34 PM

I got an RC-1 it's an awesome Jacket, hump took about an hour to get used to.


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I got an RC-1 it's an awesome Jacket, hump took about an hour to get used to.
That hump is just for improved aerodynamics, right?

Did you notice any benefit from it?


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That hump is just for improved aerodynamics, right?

Did you notice any benefit from it?
yes mainly, but it does give some protection I would assume (I haven't tested that part out) the biggest benefit I've noticed is I rode in the rain with it on friday night and my phones didn't get wet and neither did my upper body I was nice and cozy. It does feel better when you are tucked in the bike.


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March 31, 2009, 01:52 PM

I tried the SP-1 on at coleman's and it feels really nice. Really thinking about getting it. What are the difference between those two? It looks like the RC-1 has less venting than the SP. I also notice the RC is about $70 more.

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I don't know any stores that carry the RC-1, but Coleman's in falls church has the SP-1, which also has a hump on the back. Just try that one on and see if the hump is uncomfortable. But before you order it, make sure you order from a place with a lenient return policy in case you don't like the fit.
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I have one also, many thanks to Sree, Mike and company! It is a great jacket that flows air very well for small vents stratigically placed. The hump was a bit to get used to since it isn't curved like most race suits.

The hump flows air down your back decently but, if you wear a back protector it's design goes unnoticed. It's a racecut but not uncomfy for short periods having it on off the bike.

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I love my Rc-1


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How do you feel about wearing it throughout the summer? I've had people tell me that if you're in stop and go traffic, it will get really hot in the summer.
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It's hot as shot unless u take the liner out and it's below 75 degree. Wouldn't wear it all summer


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Well, that being said, would it be stupid for me to buy the SP-1 now? They are very similar jackets. I have the money, and I like it. The only thing thats been holding me back is I don't want to pay 430 bucks for a jacket, and not even wear it until fall or something.
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Well, that being said, would it be stupid for me to buy the SP-1 now? They are very similar jackets. I have the money, and I like it. The only thing thats been holding me back is I don't want to pay 430 bucks for a jacket, and not even wear it until fall or something.
you can wear it all around, if you ride at night in the summer time it will not fry you, the vents are very strategically placed and comfy without the liner


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Ebay.

I got the s-mx air-flo for $350 brand new (pretty much half price).


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I saw the smx air flow for 229 on motostrano:
http://www.motostrano.com/smxairflo.html

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