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    Junior Member schnitz011's Avatar
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    New to Mountain Biking. Looking for advice.

    I am just jumping head first back into the sport. Often rode as a kid but have not been in a long while. I have lost track of what is quality equipment. First things first looking for a solid beginner's helmet (not sure what is good out there) and also any suggestions on fork suspensions for a Trek 850? I am living in Belle Mead, NJ and I am also looking for some great places to ride.

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    KonaRider24 can help you with where to ride, hes in NJ. Not sure about helmets though. I guess just a basic bell or giro helmet, theyre all pretty good.

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    Good helmet (not just for beginners) is the GIRO HAVOC. Not the most expensive one out there (can find them on sale for about $45 - 50) but good looking, comfortable and has plenty of vents. Comes in good colors and designs if that's important. Most important will protect your noggin in case of bad falls (yes I know this from experience!).

    Also good gloves - Fox's MOJAVE.

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    Just look around in the forums to see what brands we talk about, then you will get a better idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCIpam
    Good helmet (not just for beginners) is the GIRO HAVOC. Not the most expensive one out there (can find them on sale for about $45 - 50) but good looking, comfortable and has plenty of vents. Comes in good colors and designs if that's important. Most important will protect your noggin in case of bad falls (yes I know this from experience!).
    +1. I've been riding for 20 + years and I own a Havoc. Will probably buy another one soon!
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