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Sooooooooooo, I'm looking for body armour. Any recommendations? Being looking at reviews online but feel I can trust fellow hubbers' opinions more! :thumbup:

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.... but feel I can trust fellow hubbers' opinions more!

Ha, ha :D

 

I like 661 stuff.

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I was looking for body armour a while ago, in the end I managed to get an azonic pressure suit second hand off the hub and a friend bought me back some 661 knee guards and troy lee design moto gp riding pants from the uk, I amm happy with what I got. It is the only stuff I have used though so cant really give much input there. MTBR is great for reviews if you have not already used them.

 

As Delgado said look in motor cross shops, they have a much whider selection than the bicycle shops. Also if ordering from crc or somewhere else outside the country be aware that customs might clasify the pressure suit it as clothing and add 40% import duties. Not sure what the duties will be on other items.

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Good day!

 

Sooooooooooo, I'm looking for body armour. Any recommendations? Being looking at reviews online but feel I can trust fellow hubbers' opinions more! :thumbup:

 

Thor sentinel. Quite popular with the younger DH riders, but dont see why it wont work for everyone else as it's the same concept as the Leatt.

http://shop.1stmx.co.uk/ekmps/shops/andyhutch/images/thor-sentinel-body-armour-adult-motocross-chest-protector-%5B4%5D-101-p.jpg

 

 

 

Leatt Chest protector:

http://lp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb7140253/p4pb7140253.jpg

 

 

TLD body armour:

http://cdn.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2010/12/18/large_front_leatt.jpg?1292706858

 

http://cdn.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2010/12/18/large_back_leatt.jpg?1292707756

 

TLD soft body armour:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GE6j5OTrL._SL500_AA300_.jpghttp://motorcycleridergear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/apparel-troy-lee-designs-offroad-bodyarmor-adult-undergarment-bp-7850-hw-shirt-black-e1319459508488.jpg

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almost forgot about 661:

 

Rogue:

http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr170/STFUnoob_photo/26801342.jpg

 

Defender:

http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleimages/D_535%20SSODC2.jpg

 

Prodigy:

http://661-shop.de/images/product_images/info_images/471_0.jpg

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Note: did not include the 661 vapor and pressure suits. They work, but just so damn bulky. At least with the above listed hard shell protectors, they can go over your clothing and be removed in a snap. Pressure suits dont do well on teh outside tongue.png

 

Lastly, and this is highly subjective, but head, core, hands/wrist and knee/shin protection is what one mostly needs, the items in bold being the bare minimum.

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I wear one these, under my DH jersey.

 

http://www.mxsouth.com/thor/thor-motocross-chest-protectors-impact-rig-se-protectors-2009_1.jpg

 

Have had a few lie-downs with it on. Did its job. But I haven't tried anything else so it's hard to compare. They're available in most local MX shops. I think they go for around R1800

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I have the Thor Impact Rig too. It's a great piece of kit and offers heaps of protection & the protection stays where it's meant to be for the most part. The BIG downside is that it is extremely hot. I would not go for this if you are going to be doing heaps of pedaling or standing around for any length of time. I can not use it if I'm out on my dirt bike in super tech stuff as it is just too hot. I do use it for DH stuff though as I like the back protection. I comes off between runs though.

 

I'm also getting a Thor Sentinel (for the dirt bike) so once I've put some time in with that wrapped around me I'll give more feed back. The downside is that you'll need standalone elbow guards which often have a tendency to work there way down your arm, during a run.

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The Sentinel is R900 at Full Throttle for basic colours (black or white) & R1200 for more elaborate designs mellow.png

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The Sentinel is R900 at Full Throttle for basic colours (black or white) & R1200 for more elaborate designs mellow.png

 

wtf?? (why the face?) broken chest is often NOT less than R1200 to fix.. Just saying :P

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wtf?? (why the face?) broken chest is often NOT less than R1200 to fix.. Just saying tongue.png

The face is for the fact that you have to drop an extra R300 just to get a prettier paint job done on the chest protector.

I want the fancy paint job, I don't want the inflated price tag :mellow:

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Good day!

 

Sooooooooooo, I'm looking for body armour. Any recommendations? Being looking at reviews online but feel I can trust fellow hubbers' opinions more! thumbup1.gif

 

Go to the e-dirt forums and buy some used MX kit.

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Thanks guys, I took my Big hit out this wknd and all I can say is that the ride was biblical! I have never had so much fun on a bike!

 

I was wondering on the importance of a back guard thingy, I'm not sure of the chances of me falling on my lower spine but it looks comforting to have protection from top to bottom on my back.

 

I've organised Bell bellistic full face helmet, TLD knee/shin guards and now I want Leatt neckbrace and thinking a chest protector. What protectors will fit with the Leatt neckbraces? I know the TLD ones and the LEATT (obviously) do. Was wondering if I have more options.

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The other option to look at is the Omega Brace. I run mine with both my Impact Rig & my current Acerbis Chest protector with no issues. PAD KTM in Edenvale had them going at half price in December... (I'm not sure if that sale is still running, but they were a steal at that price).

 

Both Omega & Leatt have their pros & cons. You'll have to do your research and make a call on which one suites your needs best. Enjoy!

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