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    Hi everyone,

    Hopefully in the next few weeks I will be getting my first on-road bike, it will be an adventure bike. The bike will mainly be used for the odd Sunday ride, once or twice a week for commuting between JHB and PTA, and for some longer rides here and there.

    Before the bike arrives I would like to get my gear sorted out, the helmet, gloves and boots aren't a problem, but I'm having difficulty choosing the correct jacket and pants and finding them in a big enough size.

    Could you guys please advise what style jacket and pants would suit my riding and if you know of any places that stock large sizes (seems like jacket 5XL, normal jeans size 42) I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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    Get hold of Xculcha, I am sure they will be able to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Hopefully in the next few weeks I will be getting my first on-road bike, it will be an adventure bike. The bike will mainly be used for the odd Sunday ride, once or twice a week for commuting between JHB and PTA, and for some longer rides here and there.

    Before the bike arrives I would like to get my gear sorted out, the helmet, gloves and boots aren't a problem, but I'm having difficulty choosing the correct jacket and pants and finding them in a big enough size.

    Could you guys please advise what style jacket and pants would suit my riding and if you know of any places that stock large sizes (seems like jacket 5XL, normal jeans size 42) I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
    Full Throttle, Edenvale should have all you need. I am a normal jean size 44 and easily get what I need there.

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    +1 On what AMZ said, Full Throttle Edenvale, being abnormal sizes you should be able find something in the clearance section for a bargain.

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    Since you are in Randburg, Biker's Warehouse might be worth a try.

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    Thanks everyone. managed to come right at Guts and Gas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatDane View Post
    Thanks everyone. managed to come right at Guts and Gas!
    Those guys are really helpful. Also helps that they are in the Business Park next to where I work.

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    Always found larger sizes at Full Throttle and even in their discount section.
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