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Gift Ideas for Downhill Mountain Bikers

Gift Ideas for Downhill Mountain Bikers

by John Cermenaro November 01, 2016

Here's an awesome Gift Guide for downhill mountain bikers.  It's has good/better/best options helpful to someone who may not know a lot about DH MTB.

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How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

by Jim Bartlett October 25, 2016

This article describes how to measure for your Helmet, Gloves, Padded Shorts, Knee and Elbow Pads, Neck Brace, and Body Armor.

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How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

How to Choose a Mountain Bike Helmet

by Jim Bartlett October 21, 2016

First you'll learn the differences between open face and full face helmets and when to select one over the other. Also included are important details for how to measure your head so you get the correct size as well as how it should fit. Lastly, an in-depth look at what you should expect to pay for a helmet.

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When to Replace Your Bicycle Helmet

When to Replace Your Bicycle Helmet

by Jim Bartlett September 15, 2016

Opinions and advice on when to replace your bike helmet varies. Some advocate for a  "better-safe-than-sorry" (or "better-safe-than-suffering-from-a-severe-head-injury") strategy. The article offers some helmet construction and materials science as wells as what causes a helmet to degrade. Don't miss the "replace or not" conclusion.

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How to Choose Mountain Bike Body Armor

How to Choose Mountain Bike Body Armor

by Jim Bartlett September 02, 2016

Mountain bike armor is essential if you're doing downhill riding/racing, dirt jumping, or any aggressive or airborne riding. Learn about Roost Deflectors, Vests, Spine Protectors, Full Jackets, Hard vs Soft Shell, and what you should expect to spend.

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Helmets, Body Armor, and Skin Irritation

by Jim Bartlett August 30, 2016

If you consistently break out on your forehead or other areas covered by a helmet or protective gear, you may be prone to something called "acne mechanica." Here are some things you can do.

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Helmet Sizing Guide

Helmet Sizing Guide

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Helmet sizing can be different for each brand, and even different helmets from the same brand. It's important to confirm correct size for the exact helmet you're going to buy. Learn the correct way to measure your head.

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Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

If you have a head circumference above 61 cm or have a hat size above 7-3/4, you should be looking for an XL / XXL / XXXL bicycle helmet. As helmet designs have evolved, more choices for larger helmet sizes have come along. This article offers tips on how to make your extra large bike helmet fit properly.

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How to Inspect Your Helmet

How to Inspect Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

When was the last time you looked at your bicycle helmet or ski helmet? This article teaches you how to really inspect it. Includes two videos.

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How to Clean Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Exposure to certain common household chemicals can damage a helmet’s protective capacity. Learn how to properly clean and maintain your bike helmet.

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Should My Mountain Bike Helmet Meet any Safety Standards?

Should My Mountain Bike Helmet Meet any Safety Standards?

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

By federal law, all bike helmets must meet the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) bicycle helmet standard. Do not buy a helmet that does not have a CPSC sticker on the inside. Full face mountain biking helmets will sometimes go further by meeting additional standards.

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How to Choose Mountain Bike Padded Shorts

How to Choose Mountain Bike Padded Shorts

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Whether or not you need protective mountain bike padded shorts depends on the type of riding you're doing. Learn considerations when choosing, and what you should know about pads and liners.

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How to Choose Mountain Bike Knee Pads

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Your knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complicated. You definitely want to protect it. Learn about the different types of knee pads, hard vs soft shell, and shin guards. How you want to put the knee pads on matters when you're ready to choose a pair.

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How to Choose Mountain Bike Gloves

How to Choose Mountain Bike Gloves

by Jim Bartlett May 13, 2016

Mountain bike gloves offer both protection and cushioning for your hands. Your hands can take a beating from gripping the handlebars or getting whipped by branches. Learn about finger length, padding, insulation, and fingerless vs fingers.

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How to Choose Mountain Bike Elbow Pads

How to Choose Mountain Bike Elbow Pads

by Jim Bartlett May 13, 2016

To choose the right mountain bike elbow pads, consider how much mountain bike protective gear your riding demands. Learn the pros and cons of hard shell vs soft shell elbow pads.

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