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  1. 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
  2. Looking for some input on protective jackets. I sweat a ton when I ride, so something with good airflow is important...but I also crash a lot, so protection is equally important. In the past two years I've used the Thor Impact Rig, which was decent but didn't breathe all that well and both straps to the chest plates broke. Currently using the Fox Titan Sport Jacket and it also fails to really breathe well, also the extra support belt keeps coming undone, like the Velcro just isn't strong enough. On both, the zippers went to crap when riding without a jersey over top. Even if you spray them down very well. Any thoughts on the Alpinestars Bionic Pro Jacket? What do you wear and does it breathe well while still offering enough protection?
  3. 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?
  4. Hey guys, i'm in the market for some knee braces and i'm wondering what are you guys using? I've had EVS vision that I quickly sold. Tried some 5 years old asterisks and obviously they were not fitted for me but they were very unconfortable and I rode the last 2 years with some Thor force. Those last one lacks protection, the back velcro straps can hurt quickly and i'm pretty sure i can find a better protection and better comfort out there? So anyway i'm lost with all the brands, tech and reviews i've read around. I'm finally interested in the evs rs8/9 as a compromise. wise choice you think? Do you guys ride with braces or knee guard? It's not really a matter of budget as i could afford some high end braces on the second hand market, it's really a comfort issue (my experience, but maybe i'm wrong too) any help on that matter will be apreciated. thanks guys.
  5. High-tech Mobius X8 Knee Brace Uses Cable System Jul 30, 2014 By Beth Dolgner FRISCO, Texas – One of the most memorable new products at the Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice Brand Show was the Mobius X8 Brace, a very different approach to knee braces for motocross riders. Mobius inventor Darren Fleming developed the X8 Brace. The company says that it took seven years and an eventual collaboration with Supercross star Ryan Villopoto to arrive at this retail-ready design, which looks like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie. Selling Points: The design of the Mobius brace is intended to prevent three typical knee injuries: lateral bending, lateral rotation and hyperextension. The hard Nylon shell is supplemented by the Continuous Cable Routing System (CCRS). It is a continuous cable loop in a figure-eight configuration that loops around the knee joint. The CCRS tightens when forces are applied to the knee joint. In turn, the brace shells tighten, too, to keep the knee firmly in place. The cable’s beginning tension is adjustable with a dial large enough to turn easily, even through a pair of pants. The straps that hold the brace in place are also adjustable. Another notable feature of the Mobius X8 is that the front of the knee is never exposed. The brace’s panels are articulated, and even with the knee bent, the pieces overlap. Options: Color options include white and bright yellow or gray and red. Price: $599.95 per pair. Ordering: Mobius has their launch planned for mid-September.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!🤣
  8. I have never worn riding gear except for a good helmet....most of my past riding is local and street. Untill recently I would not wear a visor, let alone a shield on my bike. (I had a windshield on my truck and snow machine) Anyways that being said... its time for a little gear. I am most concerned about my knees and shins. What do you suggest for leg protection without compremising freedom of movement.... (baby steps)
  9. Hey Ladies, After breaking a rib this year, then injuring it again, I'm looking for an upgrade to my roost guard. I have a thor, which fits 'the girls' pretty well, but is like a front and back shell. No side protection. I'm looking at the leatt 5.5 or the alpinestar a-8. Those are the only two protectors of any style I've seen that look like they have rib protection. Has anyone tried one? I was able to try on the leatt, but I wasn't happy with the fit. Maybe if I spend some time adjusting it, but it seemed pretty tight on top. Any other suggestions? The stella bionic looks nice, but it looks like it doesn't have any rib protection either.
  10. Hello ya all!, just thinking of getting myself a set of elbow guards, does anyone know of any good ones? thanks Colin
  11. Curious what motorcycle gear others are wearing for different riding on the LRP. I'm in need of some summer gear and want a DS helmet too. I just started to look around, for now here is what I use... Spring/Fall Icon 1000 Chapter jacket in grey. Very high quality piece, love this jacket. Couple different pair of gloves depending on temps. Winter Firstgear Kilimanjaro Jacket, nice and warm. Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 heated gear: Jacket liner, pant liner and leather gloves. Firstgear Overpants, I only wear these on the longer rides. A few pair of fleece lined jeans and cargo pants. Summer I want to pick up a new textile/mesh jacket for those hot days. Since I ride 90% street anyway maybe just a mesh street jacket? I'm down to two helmets, an old Shoei RF800 and a new Bell Star Rally Red with monochromatic shield. Unless I'm going to leave my helmet on the bike then I will take the Bell, the auto tinting shield works perfectly, WAY better than some cheaper glasses that I have had that do that. Now am looking to add a DS helmet, maybe the Arai XD-4? Funny thing is I have been riding street for 22 years and had the same leather jacket until 2 years ago when I started to get better gear. I always got a new helmet every 5-6 years but that was it really. I have to say having nice gear really makes the ride for me, never really noticed it until recently though. Anyway, please share what you have or plan to get, and any advice on DS helmets would be good too. Thanks! 👍
  12. gday yesterday while riding i went over the bars and turns out iv broken my wrist im pretty sure it was due to the bar busters as thr plastic has broken aswsell has this happened to anyone else.
  13. I was riding yesterday & crossing a man-made river bed that was a little slimy I guess. The bike slid out when I hit power band & ate it on my left knee, & nothing else. Well my knee is swollen as a mother & I'm hoping it's not a fractured kneecap. So this puts into perspective for me, maybe I should get some riding protection gear. In everyone's opinion, what are some good knee guards that aren't really expensive (broke college kid problems). & what are some problems you have with wearing them. Pros & Cons. Thanks!
  14. I personaly have never worn a necbrace, so i was wondering who wears em' and who doesnt? Is it just ignorance that makes most people not wear them or is their other reasons? Ofcourse theirs pro's to wearing em' what are the cons?
  15. 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! 🤘
  16. I have taken a great liking to riding without anything covering my core. Am I tempting fate by doing so? Does anyone else ride without any chest protection? I was reading about Nathan Wood. Granted I am not jumping table tops, but it got me thinking about even slow moving falls and hits to the chest...
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. When it comes to knee guards, I found that an adult size elbow guard makes a great substitute for small children. We were able to save a weekend of riding by having my six year old son wear my size medium Fox Titans on his knees. He rode for hours over the course of two days with no comfort issues, and the smaller cups actually provided a better fit for his diminutive legs. The forearm and upper arm straps do a good job of keeping the guards in place, and they fit easily into his boots. His other knee guards, which were the smallest size available, were still a bit too big. It was difficult to get the top of the boot to completely close around them, and they just did not fit well. If you decide to try this idea, make sure the knee guards are the style that have detachable, wrap around straps - these can be adjusted to fit comfortably without cutting off circulation. I would be reluctant to try this with the pullover sleeve type elbow guard as they cannot be adjusted, and would have to fit perfectly in order to be comfortable.
  20. Knee Injuries and the Use of Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Off-road Motorcycling Results of a Large-Scale Epidemiological Study Mark S. Sanders,* MD, Robert A. Cates,y BA, Michael D. Baker,y BS, Sue D. Barber-Westin,z§ BS, Wesley M. Gladin,|| BS, and Martin S. Levy,{ PhD Investigation performed at the Sanders Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine,Houston, Texas Background: The effectiveness of prophylactic knee bracing in preventing knee injuries during sports has been evaluated; however, because of the variability in study conclusions, the topic remains controversial. Despite a paucity of data, the authors believe that prophylactic knee bracing is frequently used in off-road motorcycling. Hypothesis: No statistically significant difference exists in the frequency and types of knee injuries incurred between braced and nonbraced riders using commercially available knee braces in off-road motorcycling. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study. Methods: Data from 2115 off-road motorcycle riders was obtained using an Internet-based survey over a 1-year period. Participants were grouped by use or nonuse of prophylactic knee bracing, and an incidence rate ratio was used for injury rate comparison. Results: Participants recorded 39 611 riding hours over the study period. A total of 57 riders (2.7%) sustained at least 1 knee injury, for a total of 89 injuries. The most common injuries involved the anterior cruciate ligament, menisci, and medial collateral ligament. There was a significantly higher rate of overall injuries in the nonbraced group versus the braced group (3.675 vs 1.587 per 1000 rider hours, P\.001). Significantly higher incidence rates of anterior cruciate ligament rupture (1.518 vs 0.701 per 1000 rider hours, P = .0274) and medial collateral ligament injury (0.799 vs 0.111 per 1000 rider hours, P = .002) were found among nonbraced riders compared with braced riders. Conclusion: The most common knee injuries in off-road motorcycling involve the anterior cruciate ligament, menisci, and medial collateral ligament. The use of prophylactic knee bracing appears to have a beneficial effect in preventing medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament injuries as well as overall knee injury occurrence. These findings may be applicable to other sports that involve similar forces and mechanics. Keywords: motocross; knee brace; knee injury; medial collateral ligament injury; anterior cruciate ligament injury; off-road motorcycling This study is for your personal use only and may not be republished in any way without the written permission of the author. However, linking to this specific page is ok. Here's link to view the full report: http://cdn.thumperta...hed_2_4_111.pdf To read the full study, you must download the attached pdf file. If you don't have the software installed that reads .pdf documents, you can download it for FREE at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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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!
  22. 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
  23. 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.
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