Thoughts on different body protection

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    • #607341

      Wow, I’m amazed And thankful  with the responses on my dumb questions,

      so I got a trek rosco 8 on order, got a tailgate pad, riding my city cruiser daily to get my legs and lungs ready. Now I’m in search of protection,

      1)what’s a good helmet? I was looking at the bontregger (spelling?) at my local shop

      2) I like riding in shorts but was thinking the Fox shin/knee sleeves for abrasion protection, good choice??

      3) Same fox elbow forearm sleeves for arms. Good choice??

      4) motocross style gloves or is there a difference with mtb gloves?


    • #608236

      Those are good stuff. It’s a matter of good fitment. MTB gloves are good.

    • #609322

      All the big names make good helmets- it’s a liability otherwise, fit is everything.

      Knee/elbow pads are a comfort issue also, but some stay up better than others.  This is based partly on your body makeup.  Fox or 611, once again all the big names make good products- COMFORT!

      Gloves, less is more!  If you don’t already have a pair of moto gloves sitting around, buy MTB gloves.

      Good luck and enjoy your new bike!!!

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