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    What armor first?? PPE Question

    Hey guys, new to riding and have a question about the PPE you guys where and the order of Importance.

    Balling on a budget here so in y'alls opinion besides a helmet what protective clothing should be bought in what order. My riding is 85% off road on dirt/gravel/sand roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Tyler View Post
    Hey guys, new to riding and have a question about the PPE you guys where and the order of Importance.

    Balling on a budget here so in y'alls opinion besides a helmet what protective clothing should be bought in what order. My riding is 85% off road on dirt/gravel/sand roads.
    Statistically, your legs/ feet are the most likely to be injured. Speaking from my own experience, that is correct. Good boots. But I'd also get good gloves, since just about any "get off" will involve putting your hands out to protect yourself & doing damned near anything requires the use of your hands. And even decent gloves are not that expensive. Compare the cost of gear to the cost of medical treatment. Gear is always cheaper.
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    1. Helmet
    2. Jacket
    3. Gloves
    4. Armored pants
    5. Boots

    As you are able or as you find what you like the most, upgrade along the way.

    Always use at least a Helmet, Jacket and Gloves.
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    Gloves, armored jacket, boots. All are important, it just depends on which body part you hit when you go down. You decide, there is no priority on safety.

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    What they said ^^^^

    Boots that will protect your feet. Think jamming your foot between a rock and swingarm or ground and swingarm. You'll want these boots to be stiff enough like MX/ATV boots. Soft sided boots are easier to walk in, but not as protective if you hit something hard like a rock.

    Shin/knee guards to protect what the boots can't.

    Gloves

    Then as money permits;

    Chest/shoulder protector
    Elbow guards
    Riding pants to help protect your legs from getting scratched by near trail bushes, tree's, and mountain lions. I wear MX pants most of the time.
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    Awesome advice guys.

    Thanks

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    What are some trusted online vendors y'all like to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Tyler View Post
    What are some trusted online vendors y'all like to use.
    If you have a CycleGear nearby, you may want to go look there. They tend to have a lot of products and offer a good guarantee as well, plus you can try on lots of stuff and buy there or after trying, order online somewhere.
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    Most jackets come with some form of armour in them anyway - doesn't have to be expensive

    Think of the things (body parts) you can't easily fiix - helmet first

    You're likely to go down hands first - gloves

    Next vulnerable point (especially trail riding) is your feet and ankles - boots - excellent advice above

    And somewhere in there - Jacket before jeans

    Whatever you choose - there's no real way you can anticipate any injury - best to be prepared for everything - until then you're taking "shortcuts" - and that's a situation that can back-fire (badly) on anyone .......
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    CE rated armor is trickling down into a lot of stuff. No reason not to have it. Cycle gear is OK, depends on how big of a cycle gear you get. Ours is on the Small side, I have seen some big ones with tons of selection. Anyway, every Cycle gear I have been to has a clearance rack. I picked up a $400 jacket for under $200 simply because they special ordered it for someone and it didn't fit. Honestly, less than full gear is kind of silly.
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