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    Body Armor Options

    I am just getting into downhill and am trying to figure out the best way to go with protective gear.I am considering the Dainese safety jacket withe some knee and shin guards,or something like Troy lee Bodyguard torso with seperate elbow and knee guards.Should I consider a full body suit.I dont want to be a poser on just ride days but I want to put myself in a fairly safe zone.Is that an oxymoron with downhill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyd
    I am just getting into downhill and am trying to figure out the best way to go with protective gear.I am considering the Dainese safety jacket withe some knee and shin guards,or something like Troy lee Bodyguard torso with seperate elbow and knee guards.Should I consider a full body suit.I dont want to be a poser on just ride days but I want to put myself in a fairly safe zone.Is that an oxymoron with downhill?
    I wear the Rockgardn Flak Jacket and Roach Rally FR knee/shin guards. They work great for me.
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    Since I already have elbow/forearm pads I got the Mace Swat Jacket. It is so comfortable. It fits like a tshirt thats molded to my body. I can't imagine any armor being more comfortable. (but then again I haven't tried any others). It has a removeable spine plate and its fully adjustable.



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    Safety jacket is sweeet. Very comfortable w/ more than ample protection. As far as a full body suit goes id have to advise against one. There are always gonna be days were a helmet gloves and knee pads will do. I use the 05 fox launch shin and knee sometimes and the rest of the time 661 dj knees. I must say that the troy lee low pro knees look rather good as well. Sorry to ramble , just remember that downhill is more fun that climbing, anyone who argues is, well, wrong. Dress forr the crash , not for the ride!

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    answers are here

    at ROCKGARDN

    For the price, quality, attention to detail and customer service ROCKGARDN cannot be beat. Sure you can find cheaper, but the quality and customer service lacks. You can also find equal quality, but at much higher prices. If you have any questions give'em a call.

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    Hey pntballpunk51...have you tried wearing a camelback over your Mace jacket? Do you think it would work?
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    I haven't. But the spine plate is removable and it flexes real nicely (low profile design). I definitely plan on wearing my camelback over it while at snowshoe. I'll try it tomorrow and see how it is.
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    The Rockgardn suit is really nice. In addition, the new Troy Lee Designs suit seems like it is up to the task...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalleRacing
    I wear the Rockgardn Flak Jacket and Roach Rally FR knee/shin guards. They work great for me.
    me too!

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    I second the Z-6 suggestion. Hard to beat for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madtownfreerider
    Word! I love mine, just wish it was a little longer. Sleeves are fine, kidney belt could be sitting a bit lower. Wierd, maybe wrong size?
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