no i don't wear all that, all i have now is a helmet. just wondering what you guys do wear and which makes are good.aggiebiker said:you wear all that for dj and urban?
i can understand shoes or glove if your hands get sweaty but dang shingaurds and helmet?what kinda stuff are you riding? surly nothing as big as the jimmy levan sequence i am about to post
ya, i just finished my first year of medical school and i couldn't agree with you more. i have a helmet for now, but the first things i'm looking to buy before i start trying more difficult things are shin guards and gloves.cranberry said:Ya know...it amazes me how guys wanna be gnar-core and rock w/o a lid.
You might think it's cool, but take it from someone in school studying to be an RN and who has seen it first hand, You dont look very cool with a cracked open skull, brain damage, and the inability to function.
how does the giro xen fit? i have a pretty skinny head. but it does look like a sweet helmet.XSL_WiLL said:I think you mean Bell Faction.
All helmets meet CPSC safety standards. I would suggest a skate-style helmet because it does provide more coverage than a cross country helmet. The downside is that they can get quite warm. I really like the Giro Xen. It offers the same back and side protection as a BMX helmet, but has the ventilation of a XC-style lid.
Shinguards: get something with a knee. It's worth it. The Fox shinguards with the x-up retention system works quite well. I also like the 661 offerings. Just make sure that the knee is articulate.
I've always liked the 661 Gracia gloves. I would not suggest buying Specialized gloves, they seem to wear through very very quickly; they are comfortable though.
Shoes: skate style or something with a flat sole. The Vans skate shoes with Off The Wall soles are awesome. DC, Etnies, Globe, etc. I liked my Vans Rowleys. There are mountain bike specific shoes, they typically have a sole that's slightly stiffer. The 5.10 Impact is a great shoe that offers amazing grip, not too much in the looks department though.
I've got a Giro E2, the Xen fits pretty similarly. The RocLoc retention system works great, probably one of the best out there.aznsap said:how does the giro xen fit? i have a pretty skinny head. but it does look like a sweet helmet.
and i just bought a pair of fox pawtectors on eBay, and i'm planning on getting some 661 4x4 shin guards.
i actually have an old pair of nss shoes that i think work okay.