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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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My Alpinestars MX-1 Made in China

Hi guys, I got an 08 MX-1, inside says made in China. My previous Alpinestars, an 04 SMX was made in Italy. And I'm considering the race replica, but to be honest, at that price, I don't want to read that the suit is made in China. So I called Alpinestars USA. to ask the question. The answer was "is made in Europe" , so I asked about the MX-1, and the answer was "It's also made in Europe". So I realized, the guy was just lying to me. I told him that I have one of the MX-1 made in China in my hands. His comment, was that some are made in China, others in Italy , some others in Rumania, etc, but the quality is the same. I really don't believe so. Any thoughts, comments or experiences? Thanks
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The ones in China probably also have asbestos or lead in them. Look for a recall (like everything else made in China) soon.
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I sure becomes a problem that nothing from China can be trusted anymore.
Biggest problem I think is the replica stuff, it seem ok but then............

But most stuff come from China or Taiwan and these these problems are maybe 0.000001% of the total market.

I would just call alpinestar and ask them.
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Vanson is made here in the US.

Well sort of. They are actually made in Massachusetts, which is a socialist commonwealth, but close enough.
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I like Dainese too, but my body fits better in Alpinestars. I heard about Gimoto, but haven't seen one yet. They look ok in pics, but the reality could be different. Not easy to buy a good suit in this days anymore...
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Twist the Throttle went through an entire show taking you through the process Alpinestars stuff is made, and they said everything is made in Italy. I think i would be pretty curious as well, if not pissed b/c that stuff ain't cheap

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I think the professional racer stuff on the show is made in Italy, but the everyday off the rack stuff is made in China. I have a pair of GP plus gloves that are made in China.
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post #8 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 07:22 PM
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I'd return it. No way I'd pay top dollar for Chinese quality (or lack thereof). Especially for safety equipment!
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post #9 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 07:39 PM
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I have an Alpinestar Tracksuit made in China a pair of their SMX-plus boots made in Croatia and a pair of their track pants made in China. So where ever labor is cheapest for that month is where it will be made!
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Yes if the suit says made in China, I won't pay that kind of money.
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