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    Body Armor.

    I'm going to start dh racing and want to get body armor. I like 661, and Fox the best but I dont know hat one to choose. I'll also be using it for freeride. I wear an adult medium or large shirt so what size would you say is the best.

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    I use this:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/173...ssure-Suit.htm

    And I've had no problems with it, I just wished I bought it sooner. (and for that price, $75!)

    I wear mediums and larges too, I went for the medium sized suit. Those things are adjustable in so many ways that size doesn't matter too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawdrop on hardtail
    I use this:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/173...ssure-Suit.htm

    And I've had no problems with it, I just wished I bought it sooner. (and for that price, $75!)

    I wear mediums and larges too, I went for the medium sized suit. Those things are adjustable in so many ways that size doesn't matter too much.
    Wow! that s the best deal I've seen. I just have to get the o.k from my parents first.

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    ive got the 661 pro, its light airy and very slim fitting yet still protects, removable back guard too, my freeride friends swear by dainese though

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkest_fugue
    my freeride friends swear by dainese though
    you have rich friends...dainese is too expensive for me lol
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    not really their dainese armour is really old but still going strong which is why they swear by it, theyre bikes are really old too, my friends Nicolai had a bent top tube and the shock cradle is is completely bent inward on both sides, he doesnt have the money for a new frame so he just keeps riding the crap out of it

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    I wear this Dainese . . . . I don't believe you should skimp on armor. How much is your body and health worth to you?
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    Check this out:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/162...ff-Sleeves.htm

    Much better than anything in the 661 lineup, and a little bit less money too!

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    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    I think Race Face makes the best armor. I also use 661 pro bomber shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous

    Yeah, for that price you can't go wrong. Not to meantion that I've never seen that much protection on a jacket.
    Last edited by rep_1969; 04-14-2008 at 11:37 AM.

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    I'm suprised no one asked him what kind of armor he wants...Are you looking for complete coverage or something that doesnt hurt your mobility at all? I use to use a 661 Pressure Suit it was way too bulky for my liking. Using a 661 Core Armor now, back chest and shoulder protection, form fitting. I personally dont like arm protection because it makes me feel more constricted but thats just my opinion. Sizing, im 6ft 175 and wear a (s/m).


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    yea i think the op should have mentioned what kind of armor he is looking for. i personally ride with the 661 short sleave assault suit but might be upgrading to the sette impact suit for next race season. also if the op is looking into a little less suit but more just chest and shoulder protection i think hands down my favorite is the rockgardn trailstar.

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    I have a rockgardn, it works really well and is really comfortable.
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    I personally use a dainese gladiator evo, and so far feels fine. Restricting maybe but much less then I'd thought at first.



    Expensive also yea but breaking something once will maybe already cost you more in bills and loosing precious biking time .

    Jettj45, does that core armor have decent shoulder protection? It doesn't seem much, i wouldn't want to break my collar bone again...
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    rockgardn flakjacket. Very comfortable, good protection, reasonable price

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    Quote Originally Posted by jawdrop on hardtail
    I use this:
    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/173...ssure-Suit.htm

    And I've had no problems with it, I just wished I bought it sooner. (and for that price, $75!)

    I wear mediums and larges too, I went for the medium sized suit. Those things are adjustable in so many ways that size doesn't matter too much.

    insane deal......jump on that fast
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    I'm looking for a full suit.(waist up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigEhit
    yea i think the op should have mentioned what kind of armor he is looking for. i personally ride with the 661 short sleave assault suit but might be upgrading to the sette impact suit for next race season. also if the op is looking into a little less suit but more just chest and shoulder protection i think hands down my favorite is the rockgardn trailstar.
    Love my trailstar. Not so much for full on fr/dh but great for random acts of stupidity on the trail.

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    look at the evs stuff too...its priced really well. I havent tried it yet but I think thats where my next suit is coming from. (the BJ22 Ultra...the untra x looks like a bit much imo)
    http://www.evs-sports.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker7
    I'm looking for a full suit.(waist up)
    If you have the money I would recommend Dainese then, definitely fits the best IMO.

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    It Irritates me how some of the pressure suits fit dudes with longer upper torsos. I have mini legs and a huge upper body and the thing ends right at my waist line when I yank it down before I ride. Just imagine how it looks after a run.
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    I'll swear over Rockgardn

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    I use the cheaper dianeese one and it is really good

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    Doesnt Dainese make some core type armor for lighter days too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBill
    Check this out:

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/162...ff-Sleeves.htm

    Much better than anything in the 661 lineup, and a little bit less money too!
    LOL much better eh? How many suits have you tested extensively?

    I have the '08 661 assault short sleeve and I wear it with the '08 661 Race Elbow/Forearm guards. Fit is great and the protection is very good and not bulky. I originally ordered the Sette Impact suit, its okay but the fit on me was terrible. I didn't feel like it would protect me well in a crash.

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