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  • Offline Beemah   us

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    What kind of gear are you using for protection?
    on: July 26, 2022, 12:07:41 am
    July 26, 2022, 12:07:41 am
    I'd like to get some protective gear, more than just pants and hiking boots. I'm looking for gear that will slide in the event the bike goes over. I need knee and hip protection in the pants, and elbow/forearm protection in the pants. But I don't want a full track suit. What is the next step below?

    I like these short boots. They have ankle reinforcement and a steel toe. But I don't think I need the heel, I'd like to get something comfortable enough to walk around the pub.

    https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/alpinestars-smx-1-r-v2-boots

    No heel - https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/alpinestars-centre-shoes

    I am thinking about pairing the boots with these dirtbike pants

    https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/fox-racing-legion-lt-pants-20

    And I definetally need a leather jacket with protection. I already have a $1,000 Shoei X14 helmet.
    Last Edit: July 26, 2022, 12:37:25 am by Beemah

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    Re: What kind of gear are you using for protection?
    Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 08:43:24 am
    July 26, 2022, 08:43:24 am
    If you are riding in the heat - I'd recommend a good pair of loose-fit bike jeans (with full kevlar lining and pockets in the hip for protection to slide in)  Knee armour - I'd recommend the 'knee-stocking' type, which won't displace if you end up in the dirt. 

    For jacket - a decent air-jacket in textile with armour in elbows, shoulder and back.   Dainese, Alpinestars, Rukka etc.  On cool mornings - simply wear the lining or a light fleece under.

    The latest textiles with Cordura and Armacor are possibly better in a tumble than leather, too.

    Leather is all fine and dandy - but not if it cooks you.

    Gloves too  -   a pair of midlength gloves with vent-holes.   

    And on the XR - remove the handguards.   That helps a lot.

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    Re: What kind of gear are you using for protection?
    Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 01:25:13 pm
    July 26, 2022, 01:25:13 pm
    For most of the year here in the UK\ European trips, I have a B-spoke Gore-tex suit from Hideout, Alpinestars Gore-tex Boots for the winter and SMX-6 V2 for the summer. Winter gloves Vernon Gore-tex and summer a very old pair of Triumph leather gloves “which I will mourning the loss of when they go”! 

    In the heat like we just had I have a pair of Road rash Jeans and an Dainese air-tex jacket and he summer boot and gloves.


    I do have an RST Textual suite as well which is ok it it’s light rain which I uses for work and back and weekends when I'm teaching.

    Don't tell the other half but I must have five or six jackets as well tucked away in the cupboard along with four lids or so and five other old pairs of boots and I don't want to count the gloves :164:
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