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Old 06-14-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Troy Lee CP5900 Chest Protector



So this thing is technically a roost protector. But it's light, super modular and can be worn very minimal.

I especially like that the front piece is actually three triangles so it can be run quite streamlined.


The shoulder pieces are optional and there are two levels of Leatt integration possible: one where the brace fits into the slot, the other where the slot is removed, making running the protector under a jersey more feasible.

Anyone ever tried one of these in real life? Like most significant protection it seems like a lot until you need it.

How many people are still running some type of roost/Dainese/pressure suit?

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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I like mine. It is really just a chest protector though. Get a kidney belt with it if you want more of a dainese like coverage. It is the lowest profile i have come across. Fits great.

Leatt fits pretty good on top of it. It sits a bit higher so with my moto helmet is reduces the range of motion a bit.
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I like mine. It is really just a chest protector though. Get a kidney belt with it if you want more of a dainese like coverage. It is the lowest profile i have come across. Fits great.

Leatt fits pretty good on top of it. It sits a bit higher so with my moto helmet is reduces the range of motion a bit.
I'm not particularly looking for a Dainese-style fit. What I want is for it to be light, streamlined, not limit mobility and offer over some protection against major impact to the upper body.

So you run it with your Leatt fitting into the rear of the back plate like so? Could you run it like this with the jersey over the protector?


Or do you take that overlapping piece off the back plate, wear the protector under your jersey, with the Leatt loose on top like so?
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under jersey with the leatt over top. the one i got did not have have the shoulders or the extra lock piece to hold the leatt down.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:39 AM   #5
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I love mine but also this is nice for mtb'r who want lighter...

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What do those actually protect you from? other than sticks n thinks poking your chest.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
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umm the ground when you land on it....
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thats nice...def more than roost gear. I like the shoulder cups too.I would wear one at the park or on a moto fersure.
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As a tall person with the knowledge that TLD stuff tends to fit small I can safely say that this suit (or any other for that matter) will almost certainly not fit. Looks nice though.
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I bought the TLD suit a few weeks ago and I'm really happy with it. I ride with an EVOC backpack for the extra back protetion as this doesn't have a hard plastic spine like most upper body armour. It is light and keeps cool. Very easy to wash as well.
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I bought the TLD suit a few weeks ago and I'm really happy with it. I ride with an EVOC backpack for the extra back protetion as this doesn't have a hard plastic spine like most upper body armour. It is light and keeps cool. Very easy to wash as well.
So you're running a TLD suit AND an EVOC spinal protector pack? Which TLD suit? Are you running a neck brace?
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