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Iím about to start a trip in south USA. Two weeks traveling from Miami to Smoky Mountains and back. Iíd like to use the trip also to buy some gears Iím in need. And I need almost all, from boots to helmet, pants, jackets, gloves, well everything.

Internet is fantastic and I can ďGoogle bike + clothes + FloridaĒ and get literally thousands of internet address to buy from. But very few from those stores have physical addresses to visit and try the clothes. It seems most of the stores are only virtual and donít have a physical address.

So, Iíd like to ask you for some help. I need to choose 3 or 4 good stores to visit. Places with a certain variability of items and good prices. I intend to stop at cities like Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charlotte and Gatlinburg.

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Cycle Gear is probably your best bet and you can look up what they have online before you go. They usually have a pretty good selection of half way decent stuff. But... somebody local to FL might have a better solution.
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it would be far better for you to gear up before the trip. but to asnwer your question, here are a some....

Tellico Plains, TN:
http://www.tellicomoto.com/
-- small shop owned by an ADV guy.

Hickory, NC:
http://www.dragginjeans.com/

Atlanta area:
http://www.wowmotorcycles.com/
http://www.mtn-motorsportsga.com/

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Aren't all of these suggestions "online" stores?
Also not physically located between Miami and the Smokeys. So he can't stop in and try the items on for sizing and fit.

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Aren't all of these suggestions "online" stores?
Also not physically located between Miami and the Smokeys. So he can't stop in and try the items on for sizing and fit.
you are correct, sir.

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You can get all you need for a reasonable amount at Cycle Gear, plus you get to try them on!

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I ordered from these guys after several recommendations. Very happy, they are a primarily I think a mail order company but have a large store selling only gear in Dallas.

http://www.motoliberty.com

Check out Olympia and Rev'It as they both make better quality gear IMO than the more common brands like Tourmaster, Joe Rocket, etc.


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Thanks for all the suggestions. Spent some time checking their websites and I think I can get all I need. Cycle Gear has large stores at Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. Also have tons of options.

Kevrider, Iím sure Iíll pay a visit to tellicomoto, wowmotorcycles and mtn. By the way, Iíll do this US trip with my family in a rented car. Iíll need the bike gear for my next trip to Argentina, Chile and Paraguay ( http://www.everlater.com/luisp/viage...-paraguay-2012 )

Again, thank you for the help.
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