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I am not going to be doing any racing with my 700xx but I do want to wear some gear that is protective. We mostly ride trials, gravel pits and woods. So nothing real high speed. I ALWAYS wear my helmet and googles, but what else do you casual riders recommend? I usually just wear jeans, a carhartt and some steel toed logger boots.
 

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I wear Shift recon pants with zipoff pants, jersey, helmet, goggles, Thor 50/50 boots, knee protectors, gloves and chest protectors.
 

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if you don't have nerf bars, boots are really a good idea. i would have broken my foot or ankle about a week ago whe my foot slipped off the peg. i was wearing full length mx boots, so i just got a bent peg instead. leather stronger than steel...go figure!
 

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Ya I was lookin at some different ones, what kind of boots do you guys recommend, there are so many out there.
 

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helmet, goggles, boots, tshirt, jeans and a bionic style protective shirt thing. its a mesh material with elbow, forearm, shoulder chest and back pads built in but it breathes good for the summer.
 

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Ya I was lookin at some different ones, what kind of boots do you guys recommend, there are so many out there.
I wear the Gaerne SG-12.. great boot... there is so much gear out there, just depends how much you want to spend on protecting yourself...
 

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full or short riding boots are nice they save on leg burns from time to time
 

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I quilty of not wearing a helmet when I'm not in the woods, At all other times fully suited Helmet goggles pants jersey boots
 

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1. Most important... HELMET at all times!
2. Good boots
3. Goggles
4. Gloves
5. Chest protector!

MX pants and jersey is just an option if you want to look pretty.

roadkill
 

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no helmets in south??

i have noticed when watching atv shows, ecspecially down south, they hardly wear protective gear..1 out out 10 might have a helmet on...seems crazy to me. they must have the coors light protective body suit on!!!!:nuts:
 

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i have noticed when watching atv shows, ecspecially down south, they hardly wear protective gear..1 out out 10 might have a helmet on...seems crazy to me. they must have the coors light protective body suit on!!!!:nuts:
:lmao::lmao:
 

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Oh and of course I wear a helmet. Goggles only sometimes when it's dusty or there is a lot of trees.
If memory serves me right there is video footage of "you and Atlanta" wearing goggles and not much else posted elsewhere on this site.:D
 

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I am very guilty of not wearing protective gear. Not that I shouldn't, just didn't have it growing up and haven't forced myself to wear any... YET. I am anal about wearing everything but leather pants when riding on the road but off road I just haven't gotten into it YET. That being said, I am just getting into the sport quad aspect of off roading.
Anyways... I also will be shopping for head to toe gear. If anyone knows what to stay away from that would be more helpful that anything to me. Most is personal choice or price limited but to know what boot is a piece of shit would be very helpful.
 

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wtf lol now that is funny..:lmao: i thought i heard a slight southern accent...:lmao:
 

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In the past I started out with just a helmet, goggles, gloves and hiking boots. Then i had a wreck. The helmet saved my head, but my leg was messed up for a couple months. So, I decided it was time to get some riding boots.

On the second ride after getting the boots I had another wreck. The helmet saved my head, and the boots saved my legs, but I spent the next 8 weeks mending broken ribs.

Now I ride with a helmet, goggles, gloves, riding boots, sturdy riding pants, and chest protector, minimum. None of my gear is super expensive, mostly a mix of Shift and MSR, but it has performed pretty well so far. Wrecks are bound to happen, and I figure it is better to be safe than sorry.
 
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