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    best bombproof FR pants & jacket?

    I have a pair of Roach pants and jacket that have held up to years of carnage over my armour. we ride in rain, mud & snow . Whistler, Post Canyon, Black Rock. Roach clothing seems to be unavailable now, or I'm looking in the wrong places. whats the best bomb proof FR pants and jacket out there??

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    dickies

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    Closed out MX or BMX gear.

    Also military pants if you can find them.
    Last edited by DiRt DeViL; 12-07-2007 at 08:19 AM.

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    Im a big fan of Azonic.

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    DIckies! or jeans!

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    Don't know why, but Race Face dropped the Roach name. Roach was always a line of goods from Race Face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCSinCO
    Don't know why, but Race Face dropped the Roach name. Roach was always a line of goods from Race Face.
    Roach was an independent manufacturer, which was then bought out by Raceface. Raceface kept the Roach name for a while, then cut it a year or so ago. Both are/were based in BC.

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    Both have been or where at the same address and the same phone number. Where did you hear they were independent...maybe a independent team of Race Face designing Roach Protection and Clothing.

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    I'm probably wrong about always Race Face, they probably changed the Roach Web Site after they purchased them so people could contract Race Face for CS. But Roach is now Race Face, so their clothes should be similar.

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    Roach has been around since the very early '90s or so, starting out making courier targeted gear, stem and top tube pads, then clothing etc. Truly one of the original "core" North Shore rider companies.

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    Cool. .Just read that Roach owner/designer wanted more time to design while Race Face could take over the distribution part; so the sale was good for both parties

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    Try Adidas Ride pants. I have a pair and they are holding up well.

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    I'll have to checkout the raceface and adidas. I like my dickies and carharts too, but they weigh a ton when soaked. I usually ride 4-5 hrs out in the crappy weather.

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    Get yourself some Carhartt double knee pants... They'll hold up years beyond anything that a bike clothing manufacturer will produce. Course they weigh a lot tho

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    Fox MX gear on closeout. Just got the Access set for winter riding. Fcuking rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackLovr
    Im a big fan of Azonic.
    Me too! I sport the Azonic pant/short combo they have held up very well for several seasons. I put them over long johns and sweats (when its real cold) and use them all winter on the ski-bike as well.
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