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    Time for Body Armor

    So up until now I've been doing all mountain type stuff, I've used knee pads and arm pads. But I am starting to do FR (Keystone, CO) now, so I am looking at getting some full body armor. Any suggestions?

    For reference, I can't stand the heat, so air flow is important, but I want good spine protection.

    I also got a Pro-tec full face for cheap, but was thinking about selling it and getting a Giro, any opinions on that?

    Thanks for the input.

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    for knee/shin pads I would go with a roach DH pads and for a pressure suit maybe a 661 if you want to keep the cost down. dainese makes awesome pressure suits but their prices are real high.
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    I don't wear bodyarmor, only knee/arm pads. I hear the six six one pressure suits are worth a second look.
    But as for the helmet, Get a remedy. You could easily find one for under 120. This helmet is a must for freeriders, my friend bit it hard off a 12+foot drop and just got up and started swearing since he scratched his new paint job.

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    i just ordered up the 661 race light knee/shin gaurds which ive ridden and are awesome, as well as the assault pressure suit...
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    I have been using the Dainese safety jacket for a over 4 years and am very happy with it. I sweat big-time and finally some of the stitching has just started to let go.

    Another vote for the Roach/Raceface legs and the Giro Remedy.

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    I've been using the Dainese upper body armour for the last 3 years and I don't think I would wear anything else.

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    The Azonic body armor used to be the poor man's Dainese. I've got a z6 that has served me well, but admittedly I haven't used it a whole lot. It does have good airflow though.

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    i've got the 661 SP2... pretty flexible and easy to move around. Not too hot either. Been in a few crashes and it's saved me...

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    661 core saver
    https://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_66...3-a2f5afd07716

    it doesn't get much lighter than this and still protect

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    I have a Troy Lee Designs that I cut the forearms off of, loving it. As far as helmets, TLD D2s feel like you're wearing nothing at all.

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    This one is the shizzle!
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    that looks like it would move around like no one's buisness

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