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Title: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on January 09, 2017, 10:13 AM
Body armour, knee and/or shin pads, shoes, favoured brands, bmx-specific gear or motorcross gear - interested to know what everyone wears on the track! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: rooski on January 09, 2017, 08:14 PM
used 661 kyle strait knee pads, elbow/ forearm(not sure of make), Thor mx pants and five ten freerider low tops.

Five Ten shoes are spot on.

Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: oldtired on January 09, 2017, 10:37 PM
661 hard shell knee/shin and 661 hard shell elbow , they're cheap enough , comfy not to bulky but nice amount of padding,  they slide a bit rather than grab  like some of the soft pads , when you fall, (yes you will  ;D)     Five Ten high top shoes ,  Freeriders or the older Linekings, as Andy says spot on shoes for flat pedals , get some decent pins in the pedals and your feet wont budge,   i've  never rode clips on bmx ,   gloves , leather palms/fingers ,  if not full leathers ,  most of the lightweight race gloves are useless.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on January 10, 2017, 12:30 AM
Thanks for the replies! :daumenhoch:  Haven't heard of Five Tens before, so will check them out. I was just going to use my Vans!!

Assuming that you're wearing pads under and not over them, do you need to go up a size on jerseys and pants? For example, I'm usually a medium top and 32 waist, so would I need larger sizes?
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on January 10, 2017, 09:27 AM
Depending on the make and model it would be worthwhile going up a size. And anyway, with all the riding itll be washed so often it may shrink a little, so definitely go a size up  ;D
For example, I am normally a 32 waist, but have 34s in race pants. most tighten up a bit anyway. As for jerseys if you tuck them in, the large would be good for the length.

As for the gear.
Elbow Pads (at times) are GForm, they are very slim (but I run them more down the forearms due to previous injuries)
Have a set of THE Knee/Skin pads, good if wearing shorts.
Race Pants are ones you wouldn't have heard of, However Many start with MX Pants due to ease of sourcing.
Jersey, Started with an MX jersey, now have a few club ones, an old State Team one and a few that don't look like jerseys  (they are good for after race going places haha http://lumbajack.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/LUMBAJACK-BMX-MTB-MX-JERSEY-RED-FRONT.jpg )
Mechanix gloves (not a bike specific, but soo nice, and actually not expensive)
Troy Lee SE4 helmet
Oh and Vans shoes.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on January 10, 2017, 06:03 PM
Sorry to high jack this thread..
Broke my collarbone many moons ago on my old Marin nail trail mtb and had a weakness there ever since.
Myself is looking into some safety equipment as I just bought a 24" haro Pro.
Do anyone use body armour neck brace to protect this area or recommend .
I was thinking of getting this..
SixSixOne 661 Comp Pressure Suit 2017
Deffo going to get the five ten shoes thanks for advicing them..
Cheers all  fistblump

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.SixSixOne-661-Comp-Pressure-Suit-2017_91972.htm?sku=321328&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KEQiAqdLDBRDD-b2sv6-i6MsBEiQAkT3wAmx1hI4rSxQOIbDi0SmGYKltAxssSWHKnMqTT6lEQTwaAoVb8P8HAQ#
SixSixOne 661 Comp Pressure Suit


Five tens reviews..
http://www.riversideandbeyond.com/bmx-shoes-five-ten-vs-vans/
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on January 11, 2017, 04:24 AM
G'day Ady.
That's one thing I do run, the Neckbrace, which is a Leatt GPX 5.5 (its the motorbike version).
Previously I had the original BMX Leatt brace, however after a big fall (cracked a helmet and left the left shoulder/arm immobile and a trip in an ambo) I swapped it to the 5.5 because the original models didn't have a large cut out around the Collarbone area. The fall was a very heavy blow to that area.

If you do look for a neckbrace best to try them on to see how they feel around the collarbone area. Some brands don't go near it and others are cut away from there. A brand like Atlas is more of a ring for example.

As for the body suit. There are a fair few riders I know of that do ride in them or the various brands of them. Haven't tried one though.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on January 12, 2017, 05:00 PM
Hi bud..
Many thanks for the advice..
Will look into these bits of kit..
Bloody expensive thought but again they do the job.. fistblump
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on February 21, 2017, 10:24 AM
Hi bud..
Many thanks for the advice..
Will look into these bits of kit..

Hey Ady, have you bought any kit yet?
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on February 25, 2017, 06:24 PM
Hi bud..
Many thanks for the advice..
Will look into these bits of kit..

Hey Ady, have you bought any kit yet?

Hi mate..
Yes bud..
Haven't bought new but good as new mind..
I don't want to spent to much just in case I change my mind.. ::)
Bought a pair of five tens trainers..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252757072184?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

And bought this  body suit 661 Comp Pressure Suit Body Armour ..
As new this was when it landed..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232213860429?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

It just the helmet and race gear to finally get..
But looking to get 661 full face helmet .
Something like this..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SixSixOne-661-Comp-Full-Face-MTB-Downhill-Gravity-Helmet-/162400334631?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=3UieyFpQA5HT%252BCAYd%252B8sb5uOMeQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc



Just don't know what race gear to get as I don't want to look to fast.. :LolLolLolLol:

I got the bike and bought a set of old school DX going to fit these to give it the retro look..

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172517084044?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Any luck choosing a bike.. :daumenhoch:


Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on February 25, 2017, 07:01 PM
This is the bike I bought.
2014 haro 24 race pro..
Going to change the existing 36t chainring to a 36t disc which will look like this when I find the correct disc.
Already Got the decals from Del too fit.

Will look like this when done.
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/adyseries/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0019.jpg) (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/adyseries/media/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0019.jpg.html)



(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/adyseries/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0017.jpg) (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/adyseries/media/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0017.jpg.html)

Fitting theses puppies..
(http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/adyseries/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0018.jpg) (http://s158.photobucket.com/user/adyseries/media/Haro%2024%20race%20pro/IMG_0018.jpg.html)

Still a pain to upload pics guys..
Getting to large error.
So had to use Photobucket..
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on February 25, 2017, 09:10 PM
Bloodyhell, someone's been busy!! :daumenhoch:

It's all looking good Ady! Am loving the Haro! I'm planning to pick up my new baby and some race gear next weekend, so will post details and pics when I've actually got my hands on it all! ;)

Yeah, I've been having the same photo issues, so am also still using Photobucket.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on February 26, 2017, 08:06 AM
could always start off in just jeans and a jumper (if its not too hot up there).

I normally rock a jersey by a brand called "Lumbajack". Doesn't look like a race top at all haha. but not exactly a cheap option.
http://lumbajack.com.au/shop/lumbajack-race-jersey-red/ (http://lumbajack.com.au/shop/lumbajack-race-jersey-red/)


That Haro looks very tidy.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on February 27, 2017, 02:13 PM
I like that Lumbajack jersey! :daumenhoch:

I wore jeans, a hoodie and snowboard gloves on Sunday! ;D
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on February 28, 2017, 08:40 PM
could always start off in just jeans and a jumper (if its not too hot up there).

I normally rock a jersey by a brand called "Lumbajack". Doesn't look like a race top at all haha. but not exactly a cheap option.
http://lumbajack.com.au/shop/lumbajack-race-jersey-red/ (http://lumbajack.com.au/shop/lumbajack-race-jersey-red/)


That Haro looks very tidy.
I like that Lumbajack jersey! :daumenhoch:

I wore jeans, a hoodie and snowboard gloves on Sunday! ;D

Thanks for that bud..
To smart to race with.. :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on March 01, 2017, 08:05 AM
The best part about a jersey like that is, after racing you can go places and you don't look like you've been racing.
just like casual wear.
do have one in the making of a different design, but may be a bit much for going places afterwards haha.
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on March 08, 2017, 11:44 PM
Have finally invested in a bit of protection! :daumenhoch:  More details in my blog thread but here's a pic:-

Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Andyboy77 on March 09, 2017, 12:03 AM
Looks great!  :daumenhoch:  I like that helmet!
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Ady on March 09, 2017, 03:10 PM
Love the gear mat
The helmet " use the force Luke "  :LolLolLolLol:



Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on March 09, 2017, 11:36 PM
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me. I am one with the Force, the Force is with me! ;D
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Andyboy77 on March 10, 2017, 12:15 AM
I am one with the Force, the Force is with me. I am one with the Force, the Force is with me! ;D

...that picture looks a bit funny - just like you got invisible! ..so, there must be the force  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on March 21, 2017, 04:23 AM
Took the Crupi for a bit of a practice section yesterday and wore some of my new kit. Love the 661 knee pads, which I actually wore over my jeans to save a bit of time! :daumenhoch: However, I'm feeling vulnerable with no arm protection, so want to get some elbow pads asap. Aside from the previous comments above, any other recommendations? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on March 22, 2017, 08:28 AM
looking for bulkier ones that are more a hard shell or happy to have thinner ones that are barely noticeable?

I do have G-forms which ive been lazy with and not had on for a while. but you cannot feel them and are really thin (they go hard if you fall onto them). Although I normally run them down a bit lower on the upper forearms as they don't like to heal from so many previous injuries in the same spots
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on March 22, 2017, 02:38 PM
looking for bulkier ones that are more a hard shell or happy to have thinner ones that are barely noticeable?

I do have G-forms which ive been lazy with and not had on for a while. but you cannot feel them and are really thin (they go hard if you fall onto them). Although I normally run them down a bit lower on the upper forearms as they don't like to heal from so many previous injuries in the same spots

Thanks again for your help! I'd prefer the thinner ones if they still do the job, plus those with some forearm protection would be a bonus! I like the G-Form stuff and am also looking at these TLD EGL5550 ones which I've handily just tracked down in a mtb shop not far from me, so will go there this weekend to try 'em on for size! The price is a little more than elsewhere but when you add on the shipping it works out at about the same, so if they fit, I may well pull the trigger! :2gunsfiring_v1:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on March 26, 2017, 08:08 AM
I pulled the trigger! :slayer:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on April 04, 2017, 01:27 PM
I can also vouch for these pads, having fallen on them twice today! The first time was more of a slide, but the second was a bigger impact and although I've lost some skin from my left elbow, I'm sure it would have been a lot worse without wearing them. Likewise the 661 pads, G-Form compression top plus the No Fear helmet, all of which saw some action. Definitely well worth the investment and a reminder to always wear protective gear on track!!! :daumenhoch:

PS Forgot to say that I also picked these 661 shin pads up cheaply off fleabay! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on September 09, 2017, 02:56 PM
Following my off in July, I've been thinking about a change of protective gear with a view to giving me a bit more shoulder protection if (or more likely, when) I fall again. At the moment I wear the G-Form top with the Leatt chest protector on top of that. Both of those are pictured below. The G-Form top uses soft pads which harden up on impact and I really like both the idea and the fit. The Leatt is obviously harder and gives good protection to the chest and back, though mine lacks any shoulder protection. I've also been finding that it doesn't really fit my body shape that well. With that in mind, I've been thinking about replacing it with something that fits better and has a bit of hard, shoulder protection. Something like the Answer one below. I would then continue to wear that over the G-Form to give me double-protection, as it were.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: OrgasmDonor on September 19, 2017, 09:53 PM
I raced n jumped in a 661,pressure suit, had some big offs and the suit bares all the scars and I survived many a maiming.

Really comfy any non restrictive too. Proper protection  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on September 20, 2017, 12:52 PM
Yeah, I was thinking about one of those originally. Wonder how Ady's getting on with his? Ady, if you're reading this, give us an update on developments since your last post!! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on February 22, 2018, 09:54 AM
Have a couple of additions to my race wardrobe. The first is a pair of 100% Ridefit gloves, that I plan to use for practice sessions to give my race gloves a rest. The second is an old, I think 90s, Free Agent race jersey that I'm also going to wear during practice sessions. I may also give it a race outing 'cos it's so damn cool! :coolsmiley: 
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: oldtired on February 22, 2018, 09:44 PM
if you read them gloves as your supposed to it reads like Yoda wrote it  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on February 23, 2018, 01:36 AM
That's funny! & in keeping with the earlier comments on the previous page! :daumenhoch: 
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Andyboy77 on March 30, 2018, 11:23 AM
I like that Jersey a lot!  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Taipan on March 31, 2018, 01:32 PM
Mikku your practically bullet proof now!  ;) :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on April 03, 2018, 12:35 PM
I bloody well wish that were the case, as we don't bounce as well as we used to! Or at least I don't! ::)
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Drawn on April 04, 2018, 10:29 AM
I bloody well wish that were the case, as we don't bounce as well as we used to! Or at least I don't! ::)

Blame the tracks, its all hard packed now, designed to not bounce  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on July 08, 2018, 02:22 PM
Received a new race jersey in the post the other week! Thanks mate! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on January 12, 2019, 02:36 AM
Footwear update - just picked up my another pair of secondhand Vans - yes, I'm a cheapskate I know! Have been wearing the black and white checkered ones because I liked the ankle protection but they're a bit bulky and heavy (they're the mountain edition ones) and I occasionally catch my brake caliper as I pedal - not good! The "new" ones are a lot lighter and easier to put on/take off! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Dressed for the part?!?
Post by: Mikku on May 24, 2019, 01:00 PM
Vans update! I picked up my 3rd or is it 4th pair of 2ndhand Vans last month. These ones have a white rather than the normal gum sole which made me think that they might be fakes as they're also noticeably lighter. Real or not, you can't beat a pair of checkered Vans, so I'll keep on using them until I'm tempted by something else! :daumenhoch: