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 Post subject: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Location: Basildon
Hey peeps, im not too sure that to wear doing downhill / trails, i have always worn tight stuff due to bmx racing on tracks but im not too sure what would be better on trails, any advice

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 Post subject: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:56 pm 
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This is MTB, no rules other than no lycra used as outer wear ;)

Decent pair of shorts and a half decent breathable top and your good to go.

As soon as you start matching your gear to your bike you know your only a hairline to becoming a roadie ;)

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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:59 pm 
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Location: Basildon
Happy days as i only really started up on mtb's i wasnt sure, cheers bud :)


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 Post subject: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:09 pm 
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Lol as VW mentioned anything resembling a MAMIL look and we will berry your body in the woods... Hahahaha

Bright colours and baggy shorts all good, comfy and functional is best...

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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:16 pm 
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MotoX shirts for the venting & tear/snag resistance & loose fit.
But not MotoX gloves as the constant gear shifting destroys the thumbs

Long shorts to avoid them catching in the tops of your knee pads.

I personally like football shin pads ( in soft loamy brambly Herts. forests ) to avoid painful pedal/shin interface incidents
& are more breathable at the back
& have ankle bone protection
& are cheap :-)


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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:17 pm 
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Location: Basildon
Cheers peeps :) chatman love ur reply haha :)


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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:54 am 
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Have bought some stuff from www.mountainbikebitz.com and www.dirtbikebitz.com (same company)

The MX tops seem to make good trail jerseys, well vented. The Euro Lycra XC race look is all a bit Village People as said above, people may shun you as being a bit odd.


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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:42 pm 
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I ride with Chatman & VW all the time and am lycra'd up most of the time with a DH jersey.

Thing to do is get out and ride and then find what's comfortable for you.

Still after what Chatman said I'll keep an eye on him next time :crazy:

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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:40 pm 
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Its all what feels the most comfortable.

I always ride with knee pads (saved myself a few times plus more comfee when fixing bike on the floor in woods) so baggy shorts with padded linner and loose fitting breathable top (prefer long or 3/4 as saves the arms on all the thorns and tree branches, same reason for longish socks)

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:14 pm 
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What knee pads you got Matt?
Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: First time trails, what would be best to wear
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 8:30 pm 
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661 rage but the 2014 version, don't buy the cheaper riot as they are pants and don't stay in place, more expensive evo look like a good bet

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