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  1. As I'm closing in on the last things I need for my riding gear I'm doubting what I actually would need. As a newbie I'll be just doing single track most of the time. I'm looking to either combine an Alpinestars A1+ or Bionic Chest Protector with a BNS PRO neck brace or Leatt 4.5 with a GPX 3.5 neck brace. It's a tough decision because I'm obviously unsure how my experiences will be. Is the rib protection a must? What made you lean to the gear you now have? Enjoy your rides! 🤘
  2. Anyone have experience with ixs Hammer elbow guards? I'm looking for something that protects elbow and forearm but isn't too bulky or skimpy. These look like the right balance of protection, coverage and mobility. 3 strap fastening should provide nice secure/adjustable fit, preventing sliding down. https://www.bike24.com/p2349121.html
  3. I am currently completing my degree project at Autoliv in Sweden, where I will, among other things, find out what wishes/requirements the active in Enduro and Motocross have on protective equipment. Therefore, I have produced a survey on safety protection for the drivers in the relevant branches. I would appreciate if you who train or compete in any of the disciplines Enduro and Motocross answer the survey. Anyone who practices any of the branches is welcome to participate, regardless of level! The survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/gCnQLVQnsyvxoxiu8
  4. Has anybody used the Fox Racing Raptor Vest Roost Deflector for under the jersey? Should I just get the Alpinestars Bionic Roost Deflector its CE level 1 for shoulders, front, and back and the fox chest protector is CE level 2 for front and back but not the shoulders. I want an under the jersey chest protector that has the most protection but isn't to bulky.
  5. We brought the Leatt 6.5 Velocity along with us on our first trip to Moab. It was a great trip and we got in some great riding. We thought wearing the goggles all day in the heat & sun would give us a good feel for their performance. Just wanted to share some pictures from the trip and and what we liked & didn't like. 2018 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days ThumperTalk 20th Build we Rode in Moab Leatt 6.5 Goggle in Moab One of our favorite things: Safety. Like everything Leatt makes safety is a chief concern. They carried that over in the goggles and have the highest impact rating out of any goggle. They are actually bulletproof. Well, from a .22lr bullet, but it's still a bullet! They carry the Military Ballistic Impact Rating certification, actually. At least you know your eyes are safe from roost. Me hoping to see some carnage from the side by sides, no rollovers We were out in the sun riding for about 4 days straight. When you order the goggles you can choose how much light transmission you want to allow. AKA- how much tint on the lens do you want. You can transmit anywhere between 22-83% light transmission(VLT). The ones I wore all week were 28% light transmission. So, a decent amount of tint. I thought it was the perfect amount. I like little tint in my goggles anyway. Choose how much lens tint you want when ordering. These are 28% VLT If you've ever been to Moab you know it's mostly rock, at least the fun stuff for bikes to ride is. The goggles didn't seem to move on my face when bouncing along over the rocks. That was nice. Sometimes the face of the goggle will slip and slide with your helmet and that can be frustrating depending on when it happens. Im not sure if its the wide 50mm strap or the silicone coating doing the work but its nice not to have any movement. 50mm strap with anti-slip coating Triple layer foam was comfortable, even soaked in sweat I never felt like my field of view was restricted at all. I think the 170* field of vision is achieved by how rounded the goggles are coupled with how they cut the foam. The foam is cut out along your peripheral vision and opens your field of vision up. Thought that was a nice little differentiator from other goggles. We didn't need a roller system but for one section. There was a section that was non-stop riverbed crossings and me and the crew were all riding through throwing water and mud everywhere. We did manage to take come pictures of the system before we get everything filthy though! Roller system is additional $20 Pick your flavor One of the things we did not like was they are a bit heavier than some of the other goggles we have tested, like the Scott Prospect for example. Now, some people don't care about weight and it's never a concern and additional weight usually translates into additional structural strength. But we just know how they hold up long term just yet. All in all it was a good trip and we got some god use out of the goggles. Especially for the first generation of this goggle Leatt did a great job of understanding what consumer wants, like being able to wear glasses with the goggles, and strives to deliver that at a good price point. They are $79 retail & $99 with a roller system so not bad at all considering you can spend 2x that on other premium goggles. No real drama on the trip other than having a tire bead fail about 10 miles in on the first ride out! I put in mousses for Moab and the tire ended up failing on a mild rock face and would not hold the bead. Impromptu bike stand Had to put zip ties around tire so it would stay on the rim and then limped the bike back Not the best place for this to happen It was a great trip and we're already planning the next one! You can check these out on Leatt's website here. (We do not get anything if you order)
  6. Hey guys, Im wondering if any one is using stunt bars or wheelie bars over the rear fender and if so how do u like them or not like them. I'm thinking about using some for trail riding for fender and muffler protection, just wanted some thoughts. Thanks
  7. Do any of you wear arm guards when doing woods or trail riding? I had a minor slip up today that has me wanting a little more protection than the nothing I'm wearing now. Thankfully I got away with just some bruises and abrasions, but I'd like to avoid that in the future if I can. I suppose I should be looking for better knee/shin guards too as mine just pushed out of the way when I went over. Thanks.
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    Top bike! heaps of power but manageable for beginners(if your not scared), suspension is great on hard dirt, gravel, sand, mud and whatever you can throw at it.<br />real tuff bike, mines been dropped down hills, on rock, in deep mud so many times i just pick it up and its fine.<br />great trail bike, would recommend!
  9. Hey all, Been thinking about this post for a fair while now. On May 15th I received some new gear (boots and chest protector) in the mail. I geared up and drove down to my local xc/mx track to try out my new gear. I did not contact my buddies as as was going for an "easy" ride. VERY luckily there was other riders at the track and two of them took me through a new part of the xc track. I would estimate my skill level at basic to medium as I am just getting back to riding at 46. The accident: I was in between the two other guys when I came out of a corner and clipped (that's what I tell my wife and friends) I hit a small try tree that stopped the bike dead. I came off the bike and must have placed my left foot down first as it took all the force. I ended up with class VI tibia plateau fracture of my left leg. After 5 weeks I now know this was a pretty serious fracture. I am laid up for the whole summer. No weight bearing for 3 months. Spirits are good and always have a great attitude, thank god for a great family!!! The IMPORTANT lesson which we all know and I want to re-iterate is under NO reason never ride alone. (Period) For those concerned...the bike is fine 🙂 . It's driving me crazy that it is dirty and I can't wash it yet 🙂. Jeff in Ontario
  10. I would like to replace my Camelbak with a unit that allows carrying tools at the same time. I have always attached my hydration units to my chest protector and have a tool belt on at the same time which creates a sore back after a long trail ride. If you have one, I would appreciate your comments on the same (likes, dislikes, whatever). TIA Tom
  11. I mean really! The older I get the more gear I find necessary to save myself from permanent or severe injury. I've never timed how long it takes, but it takes so long to suit up with all the gear that sometimes I find myself not riding as planned just because its a pain to suit up! 🤦 I'm planning on going riding after work, but we'll see. 🙄 In no particular order: Polypropylene socks Boot socks Knee guards Boots Elbow protection Jockstrap Body armor Neck brace Riding pants Riding jersey Gloves Helmet Goggles Hydration pack or fanny pack Sheesh!🤣
  12. Finally wore out my EVS Burly elbow guards: /reviews/product/7343-evs-burly-elbow-guard/ So, on the hunt for something new. I could always get another pair, but wait... there's always something new/better, right? Looking for the following benefits: 1. stays in place. 2. doesn't squeeze my forearms too much. 3. straps that dig in or create pressure points. 4. breathes as much as possible (I live in central florida). 5. good coverage of both the elbow and forearm. Price is pretty much irrelevant. What do you LOVE that fits my needs? Basic protection is fine. The Burly's did a great job for a number of years.
  13. I mean, do you think they do make sense when you not racing? just trails and tracks recreationally? In what type of accidents they help?
  14. Hey guys I would like to share my testimony. At all cost protect your knees s i am older now I sold my 95 rm250 because both my knees were shot. I had my right knee scoped and was heading for a left knee replacement my riding days was over but 4 months ago had that new chicken fat gel injected In both knees and now im feeling great and looking to buy a another rm250..man do I miss the smell of a 2stroke..
  15. What do you guys do when you trail ride alone, my dad wants me to carry a phone but i can't with my jersey and rants and don't want a backpack.. i thought about a hydration pack and putting it in that but i don't have a chest protector, and most hook to that right? I don't like the bulk though either... any solutions?
  16. I recently got a fox titan sport jacket. It has front and back protection as well as full arm protection (forearm, elbow and shoulder). I'm wondering if anyone has the same thing or something similar and what do you wear over top of it? I tried on an xl jersey, which fit but was just a little snug over the armour(mostly on the arms). Should I just go to a bigger jersey? Or is there another option I haven't seen. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  17. I took a hard fall yesterday and my lower ribs are killing me. I have just a Thor chest protector. Does the body armor give more protection? Think I'm gonna go get some X-rays today
  18. Hey guys, Shopping around for some new body armor and need some suggestions. Im running the fox airframe and some cheap elbow pads right now but want something better. I also run a leatt neck brace. I race, trail ride, desert ride, track practice... so something light but protective would be awesome. I kind of like the leatt 3df airfit, but dont like how it has no rib pads at all. https://goo.gl/8pQppB So i looked at the troy lee 7855, and it seems nice https://goo.gl/jbXaph but i have always liked the thor sentinel; just dont like how it has 0 shoulder padding, obviously id run separate elbow pads https://goo.gl/78uLmt and then i saw the new fox raptor, which seems like the best option if i wanted to go for the hard outer shell, and id run separate elbow pads as well http://goo.gl/V5EFC6 any thoughts? recommendations? reviews? reason i want something new is that i dislocated my shoulder a year ago and i think its because of how the leatt and airframe lock into eachother, it created a lever point right at my shoulder where it came out. oh well live and learn. Thanks!
  19. Boots have shin guards, why are they doubled up? and does anyone know of a good pair of knee pads that don't have shin guards, or pants with good knee protection (even better!)? I ride trails, not mx. Just wondering, I did a search and seems most people tuck the shin guard into the boot. I've always rode with them outside the boot and my pants (probably to some laughter) but it feels weird to have shin guards inside my boots.
  20. Hey there, Recently got back into riding and have been gearing up. Replaced 2001 KDX200 w/ 2015 KTM 300cx. Old helmet with new Shoei VFX-W. Working on the rest... Was out this weekend and my knees paid a premium on some spills. My riding budget isn't exactly ready for the high end knee braces I have been reading about. Is there a budget pair of knee/elbows that the forums love? Right now I am riding with nothing and its getting risky. Looking to spend $150 for both to hold me over until ready for the fancy pantsy stuff. Thanks! Jim
  21. Anyone use the Leatt Fusion 3.0 Adult Chest/Neck protection yet? I dont ride with a neck protector, and have been thinking about getting this one. Any reviews out there? Isaac
  22. today we were on a 12person sm ride from 707 lake- legget - fort bragg - orr springs rd.ukiah - back to 707 lake well about 1.5 hrs from home, we just relaunched the ride after a quick break.. we were in 2 groups.. i was in the rear group, making my way to the front of the group..then i tried to catch the front group.. i do not know these roads at all.. i was doing 75mph..i dropped it into 4th. added lots front and some break..slowed to 60mph.added a little more rear break..it immediately locked up.. still slowing down i fly off the road at about 50mph.. i flew off the road..the rear tire hit something, n it bucked up & spun crazily ejecting me and throwing me down the hill id like to thank my rhok jeans, ce lvl 1 knees and hips.. alpinestars t-ast mesh jacket,, upgraded all armor with ce lvl 2 forcefield shoulders, back, elbows. held airstream 2 gloves hjc cl-17 helmet honestly my left butt cheek is killlllling me right now..but nothing is broke. and i was able to ride home 1.5 hours after the crash!!! so im really happy about the outcome! 👍
  23. I consider myself a safe rider, when I go out for a trail ride on my 200 xc-w I always have lots of Riding gear on. I'm currently saving money to get myself some good knee pads and a total chest protector, you know, one of those with the sleeve c/w elbow/forearm pads. I always have my helmet, pants, gloves, and alpine stars neck brace on. I never jump my bike, but I always have my neck brace on because all of our trails are 2-way trails frequently used by atv's and side-by-sides. I frequently ride on fire roads too and always use my neck brace in case of a collision with a vehicle. I like to play it safe, wether I'm going fast or slow. I get some flak from other riders about "looking cool", some people think I just want to look like a pro rider ( I'm far from it), I just want to be protected like one! Any thoughts on this? Is wearing a neck brace trail riding silly?
  24. Hi, I currently ( and always have run chest protector/ roost deflectors) run a fox pro frame. I was on Instagram recently and noticed that none of the pros, offroad or MX, seem to wear them. Are they worth wearing or not? On a side note, does anyone have an alternate method of the Leatt Hands free hydration connector? I don't want to spend $30 on it.
  25. After looking into proper and effective safety gear, I'm still not seeing the benefit of a chest protector. I see riders and pictures of riders with and without them. Are they helpful or is it more of a "the more protected I feel, the harder I'll push/faster I'll go" feeling kind of thing?
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