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Postby shandrick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:01 pm

hi people ricky here

im looking to get some new gear to wear thinking a jersey shorts and shoes any tips on what lasts and confort wise would be greatfull

thanks ricky

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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:27 pm

G'day Ricky,

I'm a XC rider, so this might not apply to you. On the MTB, I wear my lycra shorts every time I ride, though I sometimes leave my normal shorts over the top if the people I'm riding with shape up to do the same.

As for a top, I just wear a normal cycle jersey of some sort, usually in muted colours.

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Postby dobbin33ch » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:47 pm

hi there ricky, my personal opinion on choise of clothes is ,that you should choose a good pair of shorts and get a top that you like the design of ,its all about a comfy shorts and a nice looking jersey , and then just pedal m8 ,

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Postby leximack » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:08 pm

i wear exactly the same as on the road bike, ie knicks, jersey, short fingered gloves etc when i am xc mtb racing.
When i am social mtbing i usually where mtb shorts (with knicks builtin) and long fingered gloves (tend to stack more when social riding)
Jersey doesnt matter, wear whatever looks and feels best.
But as others have said, the shorts is most important, get comfy ones.

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:14 pm

Yeah I go bib knicks as well...not very "HardCore" but a lot safer than getting my shorts trapped on my seat in a techy section.But if I do go a bit more relaxed then shorts over a good pair of knicks (usually swimmers) just can't beat bib knicks!.I have a set of NZO mtb pants but they aren't as comfortable.Some people feel a bit embarrassed turning up in lycra when they are a newbie especially on a mtb...totally understandable,best option then is proper mtb shorts,not your coolest shorts with boxers will suffer like a dog!.
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Postby glawrence2000 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:43 pm

I wear baggies, with the padded lycra / chamois bum bit sewn into the inside. check out
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bit too self concieus to wear the lycra skin tight numbers. plus these have pockets for those all important bits and pieces that dig into your leg when you fall off.
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Postby trailgumby » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:05 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Yeah I go bib knicks as well...not very "HardCore" but a lot safer than getting my shorts trapped on my seat in a techy section.
Yup, +1. Sometimes the ol' seat needs to come up somewhere near the solar plexus on techy downhill bits, and if the shorts snag it's gonna be one of those "Oh, <censored> ! :shock: " moments. :lol:

I've been keeping an eye out for some good trail shorts, but they're pretty exxy so for now I usually ride just with knicks or boardies with regular knicks underneath, depending on the crew. Not sure which is worse, though - the skinsuit look or Harry Highpants so that I don't get snagged on the seat.

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Postby DionM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:24 pm

Shy shorts and a big loose MTB long sleeve jersey for me. ... abella_Blk

Have just ordered some Nzo regular shorts (no liner) to try over the top of knicks, just to see if it's any better/worse than shy shorts (they were on sale, if it doesn't work, they're okay shorts to wear for other stuff). Sometimes with the shy shorts they feel like I've got this thick belt on around the waist.

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Postby Bnej » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:15 pm

I have some light Fox elbow pads for XC racing now, had a few too many spills at yarramundie.

Crashed every time before I got them, haven't crashed since. ;)

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Postby trailgumby » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:53 am

Haha, that is so funny. Same here!

Previously I'd get skin off at least every second ride. Since getting my elbow/forearm pads I've had zero crashes general trail riding, and a single topple onto the elbow during a race last year in the rain when the front slipped on a wet root on a tight uphill switchback.

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