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Old 09-30-04, 09:55 PM   #1
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Riding Garb

Hey Everybody -

What do you guys typically ride in? My get up as of late has been a pair of padded spandexers and then I wear a pair of baggy cut off camo pants over the top, some sort of biking sock (cars r coffins if they are clean), a north face dry fit t or really any t-shirt that is clean, my specialized shoes, a pair of specialized gloves with the little ulnar pads, and my giro noggin protector.

So what about you guys?


(on a side note - does anybody know of some really cool mtb clothing companies besides ones based off of bike brands i.e. specialized, kona, etc.)
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Baggy shorts and a jersey or just a t-shirt...sometimes jeans...never spandex.

My gloves are the specialized ones with the kevlar protecting the knuckles.

Sombrio kicks some serious ass. Owned and operated by riders who still ride.
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...never spandex.
HAHAHA - doesnt your junk hurt after awhile, i guess maybe you don't sit down an awful lot from your little buddy icon...freerider?
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I ride...everything. The only thing I guess I don't do is really LONG xc rides (my endurance stinks...I can't mentally do a long ride, I needs naps and stuff). I do dh, I hike-a-bike, I huck, I even go to the park and dj park. If I am on my wheels I love life.

I have done longish rides (3 to 6 hours) and no my junk never hurt. Might be because I wear those spandex type boxxers (whatever the heck they are called) but why would having my junked bunched up affect pain...I know doing a drop and landing, ahem, wrong...hurts
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...never spandex.

Spandex is a privilege - not a right.
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My Bike Forums cycling top and standard black cycling shorts .
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And i don't deserve that priviledge...
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Boxxers baggy shorts and either a short sleeve jersey or T-shirt.
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i am not able to go out in public with JUST spandex on - my manhood on display for all of creation to gander at is just not cool with me - plus i feel like a tool. I was looking around earlier tonight and found this company, seems like a lot of these clothing companies are based out of the UK, so guess i am pretty funked on getting anything from there without paying an arm and a leg. Cool stuff regardless.

http://www.dirtyhabit.co.uk/
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Examples of inappropriate use of TEH SPANDEX.
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Spandex shorts, a cycling jersey, socks, cheap mechanix fast fit gloves, glasses, a helmet, a coolmax cap under the helmet, a camelback, knee warmers if it is under 60 (I have had knee problems in the past), an orange vest and helmet cover when the deer rifle hunters hit the woods.

If find the spandex definitely helps me.
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Adidas 2 in 1 lycra underneath some heavy cargo shorts. Usually a light jersey or maybe a T-shirt on top. Of course then there is my helmet, gloves, and MTB shoes. I need to find a good pair of clear lensed glasses otherwise I wear some Oakley A-wires.
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i rock the fox huck shorts and the freeride jersey have fox sidewinder gloves and fox socks . i sport vans as my riding shoes ..you cant go wrong with vans and flat peddles its like they were made for eachother..
but i rock whatevver i feel.. never and i mean never spandex sorry way way way out of that fase my riding buddy isnt though it funny cuz he puts the spandex riding shorts unders his normal shorts and then rides.. but hey its all preference..


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Shorts, either a pair of Nike Baggies and/or Fox 360's
Jersey, usually a long sleeve MX Fox Jersey, or a S/S cycling jersey
Cycling specific socks, my fav's are the Truck Driver's from Sockguy
Shoes mostly my Vans
Gloves, depends on which pair are clean, usually a pair of Fox's
Helmet - Giro Havoc
Sunglasses - Smith Sliders with the yellow lens.
Camelback - Razor or Mule depending on probably distance.
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Shorts - Either LBS bib or some lycra shorts
Jersey - Usually my LBS jersey
Socks - cycling specific, my micheline ones with the doughboy
Shoes - Sette element shoes for now
Gloves - 661 comp
Helmet - Grey/Yellow Giro Havoc
And a camelbak
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I just wear motocross stuff. Azonic shorts with hip protectors, sixsixone knee/shin guards, a t-shirt and a fox racing full-face helmet.

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i wear my Lacross shorts (mesh shorts) and a white undershirt... and of corse my Bell helmet. along with a wate suply ie Camelbak 70. oz and 2 water bottles with gatorade in them
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i waer usually a tshirt, if its kinda cold i waer a long sleeve underneath..my fox gloves that are wicked comfortable, pair of baggy cargo shorts, boxer-briefs, my cannondale shoes, whatever socks i can find, my specialized helm, my oaks, and my camelback/ backpack depending on what i need..
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Shorts+Brain Bucker+t-shirt= bare necessities for me.
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man i cant ride without my glasses on...drives me nuts...unless its dark lol, kinda hard to see in the dark with sunglasses on, im lookin to get a new pair tho, anyone got any recomendations as to good biking glasses, or a good color lens for biking?
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man i cant ride without my glasses on...drives me nuts...unless its dark lol, kinda hard to see in the dark with sunglasses on, im lookin to get a new pair tho, anyone got any recomendations as to good biking glasses, or a good color lens for biking?
I wear Rudy Project Kerosenes.
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those looke pretty nice...i want to get a pair that will hug my face, my c-wire oaks dont hold onto my nose when i bounce even in the slightest bit...drives me nuts..
any one wear frames that hold on to your face?
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those looke pretty nice...i want to get a pair that will hug my face, my c-wire oaks dont hold onto my nose when i bounce even in the slightest bit...drives me nuts..
any one wear frames that hold on to your face?
One of the reasons I went with the Kerosenes were the adjustable non-slip nosepads. That combined with the temples (also non-slip) seem to fit and hold on to my face pretty well.
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hmmm thsoe sound pretty cool, how much they cost you?
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