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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:54 pm 
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I would appreciate any information on this. I would like something that protects you well for trail riding, but not something that looks like I'm racing Supercross, I am new to trail riding, but have ridden off road bikes before I would also like it to not be very cumbersome, but again protect me well. Upper, including gloves and helmet and lower body and boots, thanks for any suggestions


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:31 pm 
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Location: Alberta
Wear a jacket with at least elbow and shoulder armor. My jacket is leather. Get the gloves with knuckle armor and finger joint armor. I am using army combat boots with a goretex lining (free). This spring I may buy a pair of Guerne boots. I wear Carheart pants. I have two helmets I wear. One an open face with a flip down bubble, the other full face with the built in sunshade. I wear the full face when it is cold. I had a dual sport style helmet with the flip up chin bar but got rid of it. Noisy and heavy.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:41 pm 
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Location: Minneapolis
in 1 word, Aerostich!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:48 am 
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Location: San Diego County, CA, USA
https://www.atomic-moto.com/clearance.html

The AXO jacket is similar to a Fly Patrol I have but has protection. Versatile - and clearance priced. I've had good luck with Atomicmoto as they ride and zero hassle returns.

The Forma ADV are comfortable right outta the box and don't scream racer (which is good cuz I'm not) :) A medium protection boot. I have Gaerne SG-10's if I know it's gonna get ugly. https://www.atomic-moto.com/Forma-Adven ... p_788.html

I wear a Leatt Pro chest/back protector under my jackets that have shoulder and elbow protection. I have a Fox full gear for when they don't. https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/83 ... +protector

Fox hard shin/knee pads, too. I came back with a carving in the hard plastic on a ride that certainly would've been a hospital visit. Less than $20 - do it.

I've had good luck with the progression of AFX DS helmets but had some O/T pay so went all in with a Shoei Hornet II this year.

I'm on the email list for this place and have nabbed some good deals on stuff. http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/?gcl ... fgodbdsLnw

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:52 am 
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http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/comb ... tane-pants

Hard to beat. It may be from 2 years ago, but I'm 53 beyond that, so ........... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:22 pm 
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I'm with TrophyHunter... you can't have "too much" gear. No one ever "plans" on falling off and getting hurt. You can plan on being prepared for it.. just in case. Go find the threads from LostinPA.. and his "light" get-off. :crutch:

gear up.. have fun cuz you don't have to worry :drinks:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:26 pm 
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Location: Greeneville, Tennessee South Easts Black hole of no return....
Dress for the slide, not the ride!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:22 pm 
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I was and am similar to you. While I took care of head and upper body, I failed to wear protective boots and broke 4 bones in my foot. I now use Forma ADV for casual rides and Alpinestars Toucan for more technical stuff. I'm not going through 6 weeks of limping around in pain again. (I hope). Like others have said, plan to fall and you'll be all set.

Bob


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:00 pm 
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Define "Trail Riding"...does that mean dirt/gravel roads and the occasional jeep trail or aggressive off-road single track, OHV trails, etc..

What I wear for road riding with a little dirt mixed in is drastically different than primarily off-road riding. Here's a link to a good discussion on the topic: http://drriders.com/topic16875.html

As a general rule you want the following for each condition.

Street:
- Abrasion resistance (textile jacket/pants)
- Padding to soften falls (armored shorts)
- Something to keep your body temperature in check (multiple layers is better than one thick coat)
- Abrasion/wind resistant gloves
- Adventure Boots...compromise between stiffness and the ability to walk in them (I like Gaerne Balanced Oiled)

Off-Road:
- Impact resistance (rock jackets, knee pads, elbow pads, etc..)
- Padding to soften falls (armored shorts)
- Vented pants and shirt...even when ambient temp is cold, you will make your own heat on aggressive trails and you can pack a large sweatshirt to throw over your gear
- Motocross gloves...provides great dexterity
- Motocross boots...stiff to protect your feet and ankle (I like Gaerne SG10, 12, etc.)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:35 pm 
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Location: City of Angels
Get a body protector. You can wear these under any motorcycle jacket after removing the original padding. Won't cost you an arm or a leg.

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Some knee protectors maybe and adventure/mx boots (boots are important!! They always get stuck under your bike)

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