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Old 02-18-06, 10:55 AM
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Good gloves and helmet?

As I'm getting more into MTB I've found out I really need a decent pair of gloves and a better helmet, I was thinking of an entry level full face helmet like the Bell Bellistic for protection and looks (lol) and I was thinking of the Fox Sidewinder gloves.

Are these any good? From which places should I buy (online) that have the best prices on these items or the items you suggest?

Please, I don't want a helmet that is over 80$ or so and gloves can be anything from 20 to 30$, the lower the better.
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Old 02-18-06, 11:02 AM
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Fox gloves are good, but all gloves and helms you should try out. The bellistic is nice, but my netti is much more comfortable, though the padding is not as sophisticated and nice.
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Old 02-18-06, 11:16 AM
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i have rockgardn fate gloves, they have carbon fiber knuckles, but i have them because i broke a knuckle running into a tree and i have been paranoid ever since...
they run for 35 bucks
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/144...bon-Gloves.htm
as for they helmet, i dont know
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Old 02-18-06, 02:14 PM
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Hmm, I found an '05 Bellistic for 45$ which seems like a great price and the 05' Fox Sidewinder gloves for 26$ at WheelWorld.com, total is 71$ + shipping, seems like a great price, now all I need to know, is WheelWorld reliable? And at 45$ can I get a better deal than that for a full face helmet? Same with gloves, is there any other pair of gloves that are good for 26$, is it really worth to get those rockgardn fate?

http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=2900
http://wheelworld.com/itemdetails.cf...gId=39&id=3489

Well my needs are pretty basic (I'm just starting) so I don't need a super helmet and some super gloves, just something comfortable that gives basic protection.
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Old 02-18-06, 02:35 PM
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nice im thinking of getting the Fox Incline Gloves for $15 and the '05 Bellistic too all together 60 dollars yours is better though lol!
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Old 02-18-06, 02:49 PM
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Bellistic, I'll say it agian! It's good but for gods sake FIT BEFORE YOU BUY! Will you pay 45 bucks for your head? Go to your LBS to get a fit, and buy from them, or at worst, get a fit from them, then buy that exact model off the site.
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Bellistics are great bang for your buck, as are the Sidewinders.
You're lucky, here the Sidewinders are 40 euros (50 dollars roughly?) and the Bellistics are 105 euros (120 dollars roughly?).

PS: Wow, that new Sidewinder looks pretty damn different to my old ones...
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Get these gloves:
http://www.brooklynmachineworks.com/clothing_gloves.htm
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I have just bought a these Louis Garneau WindTex

So far, money very well spent.
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Old 02-19-06, 05:30 PM
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I actually bought those exact sidewinders from wheelworld. I love em.
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Just a thought, but I use my paintballing gloves which seem to work well for the moment. The only gripe is that they don't have much padding for the palms, but these were already sittin around so I can't complain.
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