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Old 08-09-06, 08:05 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-09-06, 08:14 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-09-06, 08:52 AM   #4
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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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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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