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post #1 of 8 Old 02-04-2011, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Need chest protector....

What kind? Do I need one with the arm deals? Shoulder protectors? Full sized or one of the front back only units. I did try on a few today, and the XL Fox Airframe was the most comfortable, but I dont know if I need one that large for simple trail riding. What say the experts?

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I had 2 cracked ribs that say the more protection the better. Get something that feels comfortable, too many guys go with looks then never wear it because it’s uncomfortable. This is the one I have, fits me good and is comfortable on long rides.

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I can say, after breaking my ribs on my handlebars a couple summers ago, that a chest protector is a very good idea. Now I never ride without one. You just never know what can happen on a ride. The more protection the better. Currently I wear at least an EVS chest and back protector, but that is my preference. Finding something that fits comfortably and protects adequately are the first two things I look for. After all, a chest protector doesn't protect chests if it is sitting in the gear bag because it doesn't fit right.

(ETA sounds like 08700xx and I were on the same wavelength. )

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I wear a Fox Raceframe all the time. Its fits very comfortable so I would recommend you looking into it. My other choices were
http://www.amazon.com/Acerbis-Koerta.../dp/B001Y41U3C

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...Protector.aspx

Both seem to offer good protection at a decent price.

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This is what I use and it save me last year when I went into a 15' deep ditch landing on my back with the bike on top of me, no damage done to the old body.
http://www.amazon.com/Nemeses-Racing.../dp/B002GILNOG

You can also find it at Rocky Mountain for the same price.

Some of my friends started to call it the Ninja Turtle Suit, lol!!

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Thanks guys....

What's the difference from the plastic type protectors to the Ninja Turtle suits? Not sure Ninja Turtle is what I want for trail riding. Seems difficult to take on on off multiple times when you stop, and harder to clean when your out camping.

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Thanks guys....

What's the difference from the plastic type protectors to the Ninja Turtle suits? Not sure Ninja Turtle is what I want for trail riding. Seems difficult to take on on off multiple times when you stop, and harder to clean when your out camping.

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True... harder to put on and take off... a bit. But, offer much more protection... and not just chest and back protection. Your whole torso is better protected... arms, elbows, etc. There may be times where you just go off your quad... not hard enough to break anything, but enough to give you a good case of road rash. Some Ninja Turtle suits have built in kidney belts/lower back support.

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I have tried on a few turtle suits, and they just aren't for me. For one, I can't find one big enough. Just to cumbersome for simple trial riding. Maybe if I get into the track stuff a bit more. So far, the Fox Airframe fits the best.

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