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    Buying over here is a bit hard coz only small shops. But I'm in UK in a couple of weeks so want to visit a shop over there with a good range of gear.

    We'll be based in Thame, but heading up to Bradford/Leeds also.

    And some good recommendations of boots & lids & goggles please


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    Default Re: Off Road Clothing Shop ?

    DK in Stoke used to have a lot of discount MX gear, big bins full of it to sort through, not sure if they still do, it's a couple of years since we were last there.
    The Rocket Centre in Blackburn was quite good too, not as cheap though.
    Don't know anywhere in Bradford or Leeds.

    I think t'internet is going to be the best option for variety and price.

    IMO Gaerne Sg12's are the best boots money can buy.
    The best helmet is the one that fits the best, I've got One Industries and Airoh.

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    Default Re: Off Road Clothing Shop ?

    Teebee in Morley is great for gear,motox matrix in Bradford too but they are less likely to do you a good deal.

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    Default Re: Off Road Clothing Shop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doy View Post
    Teebee in Morley is great for gear,motox matrix in Bradford too but they are less likely to do you a good deal.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Off Road Clothing Shop ?

    Right, we're getting serious now and need proper gear.

    Firstly body armour suits. The meshing ones with protection pads

    Then knee pads.

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    Being firmly in the 'ambition being considerably greater than talent' school of off-roading I have extensively tested the following:

    https://www.planet-knox.com/product/...ody-protector/

    Good quality, stood up well.

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/b...258,4294956323

    I have been using 661 protection stuff for a while now - body armour, knee protector, sub gear and rate it very highly. I've got up and hobbled away from some pretty good crashes miscalculations with no damage.

    I used the 661 body armour on a couple of mountain bike rides in the Alps and didn't get too hot even being a touch over-weight and under fitness, should be ok even on a sun soaked island with cheap beer (not that I'm jealous or anything, oh no, not me, no sirree no).

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    Default Re: Off Road Clothing Shop ?

    661 and knox are both good brands quality wise I have owned both but everyone is a different shape so its very hard for someone to recommend armour. I really like knox and have had two cross shirts, my mate who is a similar size borrowed it and hated it so wears a 661 which fits him well that I sold him because I hated it.

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    I don't like 1-piece suits, YMMV. I find them hot and restrictive and the armour can move around. I use separate elbow guards, roost guard and kidney belt. Preferred brand is Fox, global brand and high performance reputation, but they're not the only kids in town. I generally mail order from www.dirtbikebitz.com who I've always found well priced and responsive.

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    I use a Knox Cross shirt same as Crust and Nigel's.I don't have use mine with the back protector in, it makes it a bit too bulky.

    Means I can use it with any jacket/hoody providing it fits inside and I use it for road riding as well as off-road .

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