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Old 04-21-2005, 06:53 PM   #1
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Your ATGATT list...

I just want to get a general idea of what you guys wear when going on a ride either a dirt ride, pavement ride, or a mixture. I just want to know what protection is essential for every ride.

Couple of questions...
Do you guys wear some armor under your jackets? Say elbow pads? shoulder pads? Or the armor that comes with the jacket is enough?

The same goes for your pants, what do you wear under them?

All the time I see riders come and go with their gear on, but I can only see the outside and I always wonder what is under all that stuff.

I usually ride with:
My helmet
Gloves
MX boots
My jacket that has some soft armor
My pants are built pretty tough but the protection is close to zero, I am trying to find some decent priced knee and shin protectors.

SO what do you guys wear

thanks, if this has been discused I would appreacie direction towards a useful thread, I could not find anything very specific
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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SixSixOne Assault pressure suit + Elbow pads under jersey
http://www.sixsixone.com/gearmoto/ar...ssuresuit.html

Forearm/elbow protectors

MX Gloves

MX Style helmet w/ googles if just dirt or Arai Quantum if road + mild dirt.

Shin/knee guards

Tech 8 boots

MX pants
If I need street clothes then I wear Carhartt jeans under Darien pants, Darien Jacket, Transopen GTX boots. Quantum helmet, MX gloves. You don't need expensive stuff but don't get the cheapest either. Knee, shin, elbow, back protection =ATGATT.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Some folks think that work boots and Draggin' Jeans are ATGATT but I'm not one of them, no offense meant.

Unless it's quite warm out (I'm still sorting out a summer suit), here's what I'm wearing on a street / DP ride:

2-piece 'Stich
Optional hip pads
Bohn back protector
Roadrace gloves (Teknic Violators or similar)
Roadrace or D/P type (Oxtar Infinity) boots
FF helmet
Earplugs

Feel like I'm forgetting something here ...
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:22 AM   #4
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I am certainly an ATGATT believer and from my assortment of gear, I will chose my riding gear based on the bike I am riding, duration of the ride and weather conditions but will always include the following from head to toe:

Custom Earplugs

Full faced helmet (occasionaly an open face for rides of very short duration, such as over to a friends house in the neighborhood)

Armoured jackets of which I have several ranging from leather with soft armour (touring) leather with hard armour (for sport riding and track days), Waterproof styles for touring, GS'ing and cooler temps and mesh with armour for summer.

Back Protector for sport rides and track days.

Protective gloves, too many styles for all riding styles and conditions. I always ride with at least 2 pair (one waterproof just in case) with me sometimes 3.

Armoured pants in same combinations as jackets, plus I do use Draggin Jeans for casual rides.

Armoured boots, I use different ones for toruing, sport and casual rides, but all have ankle & shin protectors.

I have most of my gear lined up on a rack in my garage next to my bikes, which my non riding friends have dubbed the "Bat Cave" as they don't understand why I need so much gear in so many varieties.

Still looking for that one do-it-all riding suit that will be warm in winter, cool in summer, dry in the rain, breathable in the hot, while being protective, comfortable and stylish. In the mean time I will use the myriad of combinations from my collection which usally guranttees that I have the wrong gear on for any given weather condition.

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Old 04-22-2005, 06:41 AM   #5
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ATGATT...well

definitions vary....and I do my best......according to some here, this would be the only way to ride.....the anti-grizzly-bear-suit.....

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Old 04-23-2005, 09:14 AM   #6
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I'm a gear collector:
Helmet: Arai Quantum/e with Respro Foggy Mask or SZ/RamII, both fitted with intercom headsets
Head: Windstopper or silk balaclava
Ears: custom molded earplugs from EARmo.
Eyes: CeBe Athlon sunglasses with dark or orange glasses.
Gloves: [Cold»Warm] GRID Tender winter gloves, Viper Spring/Fall gloves with Aerostich VeeWipe Squeegee, Lookwell Mesh Summer gloves.
Spine: Dainese Backspace Wave protector
Skin: Helly Hansen/Odlo dry-flow boxers, Dry-Flo T-shirts by various brands [Craft, Odlo]
Upper body: Windstopper long-sleeve pullover
Jacket: Lookwell Condor leather or RevIt Torsion textile
Pants: MQP leather or Mobig textile
Boots: Acerbis Profile II MX boots
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
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Eh? Gear- you ride you wear it!

For me it's pretty simple; I look at my body and then think which area am I going to enjoy having belt-sanded or become a pin in a bowling alley with. Now that that's out of the way I just put on my Arai full face, some variation of am aerostich 1 or 2 piece, my BMW boots, and my violators gloves. If you're getting technical- yes on elbow, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, ankle armor (hard). I see a few guys riding around here on R1's and the such with shades, jeans, t-shirt and get this their HELMET locked on the side of their bike while theyare riding. Now people know the phrase ASSHAT
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Old 04-23-2005, 10:03 AM   #8
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Helmet: Arai XD, full-face
Jacket: Aerostich Darien with shoulder/elbow pads
Pants: Aerostich Darien with knee pads
Gloves: Elkskin ropers from a feed store ($24)
Boots: Various, leather over the ankle
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:47 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by michocolombia
I just want to get a general idea of what you guys wear when going on a ride either a dirt ride, pavement ride, or a mixture. I just want to know what protection is essential for every ride.

Couple of questions...
Do you guys wear some armor under your jackets? Say elbow pads? shoulder pads? Or the armor that comes with the jacket is enough?

The same goes for your pants, what do you wear under them?

All the time I see riders come and go with their gear on, but I can only see the outside and I always wonder what is under all that stuff.

I usually ride with:
My helmet
Gloves
MX boots
My jacket that has some soft armor
My pants are built pretty tough but the protection is close to zero, I am trying to find some decent priced knee and shin protectors.

SO what do you guys wear

thanks, if this has been discused I would appreacie direction towards a useful thread, I could not find anything very specific
Wear what you would wear if you knew you were gonna crash. Plan for the event.
For instance, I would never waste $$ on knee protection unless of course I would be needing my knees in the future!

Great topic! I don't want to crash in my current gloves so I guess it's time for an upgrade. Thanks for rattling my cage.

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Old 07-11-2005, 08:28 AM   #10
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Mine looks kinda like this but it is the Motard silver one.






I wear this every day under my jacket or over a t-shirt if I'm just running to the store. The sternum protection kicks ass and it takes about 3 seconds to get on and off.








I dont know that there is anything more visible than this jacket. The titaniunm reflects, the white is super bright, and the black elbows and back give great contrast.





These are ok for the summertime.






These kick ass, they slip right over my work slacks and are nice and cool in 95 degree weather because of the ventilated crotch.







Cheap as hell, but offer better protection than most street boots. Very comfortable, and dont look too wierd when worn under the baggy jeans.
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Old 07-11-2005, 09:49 AM   #11
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Here is my list...
Aria Signet
FG Kilimanjaro Air Jacket
FG Mesh-Tex Pant
Mechanix Imact II Gloves
Sidi Dico Boots
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:19 AM   #12
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Warm weather gear:

Firstgear mesh jacket
Draggin Jeans w/ knee armour
Danner Gore-Tex combat boots
Fox mesh MX gloves

Cold Weather:
Riema Cycloak armoured jacket and pants
MSR MX boots
Olympia waterproof leather gloves
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:40 AM   #13
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These kick ass, they slip right over my work slacks and are nice and cool in 95 degree weather because of the ventilated crotch.
Wax, what brand are the pants? I wear an Aerostich for commuting, but would like to wera my leather jacket and some good protective pants over my clothes if I can find an option. Icon stuff also?
Thx,
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Old 07-11-2005, 02:35 PM   #14
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Wax, what brand are the pants? I wear an Aerostich for commuting, but would like to wera my leather jacket and some good protective pants over my clothes if I can find an option. Icon stuff also?
Thx,
John
Yeah those are Icon Recon jeans..... I got mine on Ebay for about 50 bucks. They run a few sizes too small. I usually wear a size 34, and I needed a size 36....
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Old 08-29-2005, 01:44 PM   #15
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boot?

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Cheap as hell, but offer better protection than most street boots. Very comfortable, and dont look too wierd when worn under the baggy jeans.
which boots are these? fox track?
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