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Gear

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:15 pm
by BuzZz
What kind of gear do you wear when riding?

I wear a helmet(obviously) and one of 3 pairs of gloves, depending on what pair is cleanest and dryest. I also wear a pair of HighPiont boots, Now made by Alpinestar, and a pair of army fatigues with the padding from an old pair of MX pants sewn in. Love the pockets!!!

I also wear a pair of knee and shin quards, a Fox chest protector and a Fox kidney belt. The chest protector is the greatest invention since the helmet, I my view. I can't believe I rode so long without one.

How do you guys dress for battle?

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:41 pm
by Ladymx
Helmet, snowboots and jacket is all I ever wore until I did a jump that didnt land the way I wanted. I will wear full protctive gear if doing jumps.

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:01 pm
by High_Side
er, rubber boots, a yellow rainsuit and an old helmet. I'm the class act of the trails... :laughing:

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:35 pm
by BuzZz
High_Side wrote:er, rubber boots, a yellow rainsuit and an old helmet. I'm the class act of the trails... :laughing:
So that was you!!! Sorry about the faceful of roost as I went by, rubberboots bring out the worst in me(and that's pretty bad). :lol:

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:13 pm
by High_Side
BuzZz wrote:rubberboots bring out the worst in me(and that's pretty bad). :lol:
Ask any northern Alberta sheep :shock: :laughing:

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:15 pm
by BuzZz
Speaking of which, do you want your velcro gloves back yet? :lol:

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:54 pm
by emperorjordan
I have a cheapo HJC MX helmet, Oakley O Frame MX goggles, Troy Lee Designs Moto over the boot pants, and jersey, combat boots, BMW GS Dual Sport gloves, and Thor knee and shin guards.

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:28 am
by CentralOzzy
MAN....Back when I rode trail bikes, GEAR was a pair of Jeans, Helmet, Goggles, Gloves, some Alpine-Star boots a 'Honda' sweater & a Kidney belt.
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So glad I never fell off very hard! Could've been messy.

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:31 pm
by emperorjordan
Yeah, my dad says he always wore a kidney belt..... tried to get me one too but I said no..... I think modern suspention eliminates the need for one.

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:43 pm
by BuzZz
I would argue that with you, Jordan.

Your body still recieves major internal accellerations(and that can tear organs loose inside, causing what feels like sore gut muscles)) from riding, no matter what your suspension is like. It also supports and protects your lower back, even more so in a crash.

You can't tell me you never bottom the suspension (you should be bottoming once in a while or it's too stiff)..... and no offence, but the suspension on a DRZ-S is hardly state of the art. :wink:

I rode till I was 16 without one. When I did start wearing one, I was surprised at how much better I felt the next day and how much longer I could ride before I got tired. And the crash benifits are substantial too.

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:43 am
by icariz83
I have an AXO RX5 helmet helmet that is about 6-8 years old but in almost perfect condition. I have only landed on my head twice thankfully.
I have a long sleeved and short sleeved black underarmour shirts that I wear under my fox jersey (orange).
Then I have underarmour black compression pants so that my pants down rub my knees raw (they have the heat resistant material on them that is basically scotch bright pad on your knees). My pants are also fox (orange).
Then I have some boots that are Answer I think (heaven forbid not fox!) that are pretty old too.

Oh and my gloves are red gel pad gloves.

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:11 pm
by emperorjordan
BuzZz wrote:I would argue that with you, Jordan.

Your body still recieves major internal accellerations(and that can tear organs loose inside, causing what feels like sore gut muscles)) from riding, no matter what your suspension is like. It also supports and protects your lower back, even more so in a crash.

You can't tell me you never bottom the suspension (you should be bottoming once in a while or it's too stiff)..... and no offence, but the suspension on a DRZ-S is hardly state of the art. :wink:

I rode till I was 16 without one. When I did start wearing one, I was surprised at how much better I felt the next day and how much longer I could ride before I got tired. And the crash benifits are substantial too.
Ok, well then.... maybe I will get one and try it out.... and yes :lol: I do bottom out my suspension 8) and it is setup right.

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:14 pm
by racer
hi buzzz.. i agree with your type of gear. it sure is important to keep an eye on your body parts. :wink:

Re: Gear

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:41 am
by john357
I was looking for an all season adventure suit for a long time.
Klim and Touratech are doing good stuff but sorry...i just dont want to spend this kind of money.
Anyhow, i came up on this brand called Siima MotoWear.
They have a truly all season adventure jacket that has rain layer on top and can be also transformed in to a mesh jacket.
Price is quite reasonable for what they offer.
What do you guys think ?

Re: Gear

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:59 pm
by jstark47
I read some reviews of Siima products, they generally seem positive. You're not getting Klim or Rukka or Aerostich quality, you're paying a medium price and getting medium-high quality goods. On that basis, it seems like a good bargain. Is medium-high quality in protective gear good enough for you? Everyone answers that question differently, and only you can answer it for yourself.

Re: Gear

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:43 am
by brajon
I like wearing my Arai helmet because it fits my head very nicely.