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    I picked up these shorts from Dirt Rag made by Royal Racing. They are easily my favorite riding shorts. The fit is phenomenal, the material's very breathable and the quality is excellent. Also has the logo of one of the most gangster bike mags on em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Bromy View Post
    I picked up these shorts from Dirt Rag made by Royal Racing. They are easily my favorite riding shorts. The fit is phenomenal, the material's very breathable and the quality is excellent. Also has the logo of one of the most gangster bike mags on em.
    Hey, what size did you get? I just tried to buy a pair. They only have large, but I think that'll be to big for my 32" ass. What do you think?

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    What is the best product you've used this year?

    fc, the two helmets commented plus the vipper are standard gear in my group in Europe. The previous version of the parachute was much better vented but did not pass the US test. The casco vipper is great but looks to big in the head. The bell is currently one step ahead of the rest.

    I wouldn't use them in the bay area, but for technical terrain and trail jumps they are great and save many teeth. Word.

    Regarding the GD, I also agree with you. Mine is in a box, while I have two LEV's in two bikes. For sure they will not last as a GD but it makes my rides much more enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    Hey, what size did you get? I just tried to buy a pair. They only have large, but I think that'll be to big for my 32" ass. What do you think?
    I got the XL and wear 36" pants. The have Velcro straps so that they can be snugged up a bit. I wonder if you'd be able to find any fit info on Royal Racing's site? Good luck.
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    I just picked up a pair of Specialized Enduro Pro shorts and an Enduro Comp shirt. Very comfy both on & off the bike. I wore them commuting on my road bike. Looking forward to an mtb ride in them when I get back from vacation next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Bromy View Post
    I got the XL and wear 36" pants. The have Velcro straps so that they can be snugged up a bit. I wonder if you'd be able to find any fit info on Royal Racing's site? Good luck.
    Yeah, that's what I did, looked on their site. I measured last night and got 33.5" so, I went ahead and ordered the large, which starts at 34". I think they'll be ok, like you said, they have the Velcro straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    ...full face helmets... But with helmets like these available now, it is a legitimate option.
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    I have a sincere interest in going full-face, but my question is; Will this pick up in popularity among the riding population as a whole? How well will these be accepted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I have a sincere interest in going full-face, but my question is; Will this pick up in popularity among the riding population as a whole? How well will these be accepted?
    I've been wearing a Met Parachute for a couple years now. I wear it even if I'm going for a quick spin on the road. I'm not concerned what others think. Just do what is right for you.

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    2014 was a year of many firsts for me: 29er, tubeless, thru axle, carbon frame etc (yes, I'm behind the curve), but none of those are "new" to most of y'all.

    The Fox Ranger short is now my go to for hot days from a drawer full of shorts. It's light, breathes well and has nice zippered pockets. Though I usually use a PI chamois.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I have a sincere interest in going full-face, but my question is; Will this pick up in popularity among the riding population as a whole? How well will these be accepted?
    Yup, they will pick up in popularity, acceptance and useabilty. Just like knee pads and flat pedals, options for more active descending are gaining in popularity.

    The biggest market is:
    "the ones who won't wear downhill pads or downhill helmets but have to show up at work on Monday."

    Let's face it. All DH gear from 5 years ago sucks at Demo Forest. The bikes and the armor is just too heavy.

    But now bikes are 26 lbs. Knee pads are 300 grams a pair and this helmet is 700 grams. They're light and they ventilate. So it becomes a viable option now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I have a sincere interest in going full-face, but my question is; Will this pick up in popularity among the riding population as a whole? How well will these be accepted?
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    I've been wearing a Met Parachute for a couple years now. I wear it even if I'm going for a quick spin on the road. I'm not concerned what others think. Just do what is right for you.
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    Yup, they will pick up in popularity, acceptance and useabilty. Just like knee pads and flat pedals, options for more active descending are gaining in popularity.

    The biggest market is:
    "the ones who won't wear downhill pads or downhill helmets but have to show up at work on Monday."

    Let's face it. All DH gear from 5 years ago sucks at Demo Forest. The bikes and the armor is just too heavy.

    But now bikes are 26 lbs. Knee pads are 300 grams a pair and this helmet is 700 grams. They're light and they ventilate. So it becomes a viable option now.
    My interest in going full-coverage is a personal issue that I will likely go based on the protection afforded.

    And, the question regarding the probable popularity and acceptance was more of a strategic question trying to gauge the the retail direction beyond DH.

    I would like to see overall community acceptance to include cross country. I've never been one to 'go with the flow' when it came to doing what interested me. I don't need the favorable reception of group mentality to flavor my direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    My interest in going full-coverage is a personal issue that I will likely go based on the protection afforded.

    And, the question regarding the probable popularity and acceptance was more of a strategic question trying to gauge the the retail direction beyond DH.

    I would like to see overall community acceptance to include cross country. I've never been one to 'go with the flow' when it came to doing what interested me. I don't need the favorable reception of group mentality to flavor my direction.
    Yup, I see it in my aging group of riders. We were all XC riders.

    But now, as we work on skills, I found a group of 5 of us on a ride all riding 6 inch travel bikes, baggy clothing, all knee pads, some flat pedals, one full face (super 2r).

    Looks like a Whistler crew but we bag 5000 feet of climbing and a ton of jumps in 4 hours!!

    Times are changing. Our mindset is changing and the equipment is making it possible.
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    Raceface Wide/narrow chainring (goes all the way down to 30t for that all-mountain setup) and clutch Shimano (saint) derailleur. Finally got rid of the chainguide contraptions altogether on my trail bike. Ahhhh the stealthiness.

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    What is the best product you've used this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    My interest in going full-coverage is a personal issue that I will likely go based on the protection afforded.
    Same here. I had 10 hours of reconstruction surgery to my face after an MX accident. I had a helmet with a removable front section, and I took it off for a short time. Just long enough to **** myself up. I was very lucky to come out of it scar free. So, I always wear a full face helmet, even if I just take a quick spin around the block. It's very nice that the newer full face helmets are light and comfortable. How they would hold up in a bad crash, I'm not really sure. But, it makes me feel a little safer. And after my crash, it took a long time to feel safe on two wheels again.

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    What is the best product you've used this year?

    They are good for enduro, trail, aggressive AM or however you want to call it...they are not DH helmets though....

    let's say low/medium speed impacts, asuming you have it correctly fastened.

    I have seen ugly accidents using them, but many more times I have seen them saving teeth/eyes and making people end laughing at what would otherwise have been a terrible accident. Including me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OS-KR View Post
    They are good for enduro, trail, aggressive AM or however you want to call it...they are not DH helmets though....

    let's say low/medium speed impacts, asuming you have it correctly fastened.

    I have seen ugly accidents using them, but many more times I have seen them saving teeth/eyes and making people end laughing at what would otherwise have been a terrible accident. Including me.
    Yes, I agree with that. My riding style is aggressive trail, and I think they are good for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
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    Yes, I agree with that. My riding style is aggressive trail, and I think they are good for that.
    Exactly what I'm looking for.
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